Start Something That Matters Giveaway

I love my TOMS. They are ridiculously comfortable and even kind of cute. (I am waiting with great expectation for the ballet flats that are coming out this spring and REALLY cute.) But what I love most about TOMS is that they got our girls excited about the concept of one for one. TOMS were all Kate wanted for her 7th birthday because she really wanted a child who needed them to get a pair of shoes, too. It’s not perfect, it’s not the end to poverty, but it’s an innovative, exciting idea. Blake Mycoskie started something that matters, and he’s written a book about it so you can too.

In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. No matter what kind of change you’re considering, Start Something That Matters gives you the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help you get started.

I was given two copies of this book from the publisher, I can’t wait to start reading mine and send one to one of you as well! If you’ve never used Rafflecopter, it’s simple and easy. (Though, occasionally you will have to refresh the page if the widget doesn’t show up below.)

7 responses to “Start Something That Matters Giveaway

  1. I love that Kate liked the one for one part of it, as opposed to the trendiness. I also love how cute she is in them!

  2. Hey there! Love your post and I’m intrigued by the Rafflecopter application. Cool stuff!

    Anyway, I’m also participating in the “Books for Bloggers” program and have trying to look up as many of my peers as I can find. You definitely have one of the better written posts and original giveaway formats, so kudos! If your readers are interested in checking out my contest (and you don’t mind the shameless self-promotion), it can be found at


  3. That looks like a neat book.

  4. His story sounds amazing and I’d love to read more!

  5. Hi Kristen!

    I’d like to win this book because I love the idea of the cause and well, I like to read.

  6. Sounds like a really interesting book!

  7. I’d love to give this to my next-door neighbor — she has started a ministry that takes donated food from Fresh Market, Panera, etc. and gives it to those in need through co-ops and just apartment complexes. 7 days a week.

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