Ep. 190 - Founder of TOMs, Blake Mycoskie on The One-for-One Giving Model + Ending Gun Violence Together

Blake Mycoskie, the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, joins us today on the podcast. Blake created the One for One® business model. It is a business structure that helps a person in need with every product purchased.  In this interview, Blake brings us back to the birth of TOMs and how the giving model has evolved over time and continues to impact tens of millions of people all over the world every year. He is passionate about the latest initiative that TOMs has chosen to take a stand on: Ending gun violence.  Part of this initiative is to make it easy for any American to go online and send their local representative a postcard asking them to vote for universal background checks for the purchasing of guns.Currently, Blake is on an End Gun Violence Tour and needs our help. Please visit the link below to #endgunviolencetogether.   We also talk about… Where the drive for entrepreneurship came from Where the donated shoes from TOMs go Creating a giving business structure The challenges that Blake has faced in business Having conversations around gun laws and violence Blake’s newest business concept   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more: toms.com Send A Postcard Instagram: @blakemycoskie ; @toms Read: Start Something That Matters   Upcoming Events: College Tour: Email events@almost30podcast.com    Hotline : 1 (424) 272-1853 February 9: Unlocking Self-Love   Sponsors: Spindrift | Head to spindriftfresh.com and use code ALMOST30 for 15% off To Be Magnetic | Use code ALMOST30 for 10% off any workshop at www.tobemagnetic.com   Perfect Keto | For 27% off site wide, visit PerfectKeto.com/almost30 and enter promo code ALMOST30   Kopari | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% your first order at koparibeauty.com Honeybook | Use code ALMOST30 for 50% off the first year of Honeybook at honeybook.com
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