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The story of TOMS Shoes

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 15 November 2009



The story of TOMS Shoes
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 113
Posted DateSunday 15 November 2009 18:57 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
CategoriesSocial Good
PeopleBlake Mycoskie 

I love this story of TOMS shoes. So far they have given over 150,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world. The story is a great example of how you can create a for-profit business and still do "social good".

Blake Mycoskie, while on holiday in Argentina. and with no desire to get into philanthropy, met some kids who didn't have shoes and the idea was born. One man! One great idea!

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