Lessons from a guy who started a business in an 1,100-square-foot apartment with three interns and a cordless telephone, anyone?
What if that guy is Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, which gives a poor child a pair of shoes for each pair sold? In just over four years the company has given away more than one million shoes, his footwear has become available at stores such as Nordstrom’s and he has struck partnerships with firms like Ralph Lauren.
Tom Morris brought friends with him to Fresno Pacific University's 2008 Business Forum October 22: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Seneca, Cicero, Marcus Aurelius, Zeno, a high school buddy and a kid who loves baseball.
Going to work should be like making the winning score in the closing seconds of a basketball championship, author and former CEO Dennis Bakke said at the 2006 Fresno Pacific University Business Forum on September 27. “In a championship game, once in awhile you have a chance to use your skill to make a difference,” he said.