594 - How to Develop a Company that Gives Back with Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and MadeFor

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Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS shoes, known for its "buy a pair, give a pair" model. But when Blake started he knew nothing about shoes. Or building a company. “It was just a project,” he said. And yet it became a massively successful and has donated tens of millions of shoes to people in need. I asked Blake how he got the courage to start a company he knew nothing about. I also asked him about the business model, selling the company and building his new company, MadeFor, which is new wellness company that helps you learn how to have agency over your own health.

Here's a list of all the things we talk about:

  • The origin story of TOMS, their business model and how they took off
  • How to develop a company that gives back
  • How to find a cause you want to help
  • Blake's new company, MadeFor and how to have agency over your health (and what to focus on)
  • Healthy habits you can develop NOW
  • Hallucinogenics
  • Blake's advice for building a business during and after the pandemic

And if you go to getmadefor.com and type in MFJAMESALTUCHER then you get 20% off.


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