Blake Mycoskie: Giving Feels Good—And Is Good For Business
"Giving feels good and it is good for business," he explained in the talk. "If we all incorporate more giving, the world will be a better place." His vision has started to catch on and he explained to the audience that more large businesses are looking to get involved with socially driven people who have a passion to make profit and a difference in the world at the same time. Nothing is more attractive than selflessness, he also advised, and that quality is one of the most important that you can add to a resume. From its inception until today, TOMS has sold and donated over a million pairs of shoes and given away over 100,000 pairs of prescription eyeglasses (as of August 2012.) In his speeches he explains how he rose to the level of success he has now and inspires other young, motivated entrepreneurs to step up and enact positive change through business. He also provides advice on how to incorporate social aspects to pre-existing companies, and argues that the act of giving not only helps your pocketbook—but the world at large.