This man has spent a good part of his thirties refining his image as a hippie Robin Hood. At the same time, he has been architecting a principled one-for-one business model. First being that poor children without shoes were open to illnesses.
When Mycoskie launched Toms a decade ago, the one-for-one approach was radical. Some are tiny, like ArtLiftinga website that sells artwork created by homeless and disabled people.
This vision marks a remarkable turnaround for Mycoskie. Two years ago, Toms had stopped growing for the first time since its founding. Trying to drive that growth, I put too many butts in too many seats. To many, Bain seemed like a strange partner; after all, it was once headed by Mitt Romney, who was caricatured in the presidential campaign as the embodiment of corporate greed.
But according to Mycoskie, Bain is committed to his social mission; the private equity firm has even put its own money into the investment fund.
How can we capitalize on the deep connection we have with our customers? Mycoskie is still heavily involved in marketing and product development. Instead of launching new one-for-one businesses, Toms is now beefing up its core product by expanding its range of shoe styles, and advertising to buttress its already strong word of mouth.Feb 06, · Here's a look at shoe brands (Nine West, TOMS, Crocs, Cole Haan, Stride Rite, Aerosoles) in need of emergency treatment, one (Steve Madden) on .
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While traveling in Argentina in , TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need.
Blake Mycoskie doesn't like to sit still. A serial entrepreneur, Mycoskie got the idea for his latest company, Toms Shoes, while on vacation in Argentina.
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