Description: After visiting Argentina and seeing the impact of poverty on some of its children, Blake Mycoskie was inspired to create a philanthropic “for-profit business that was sustainable and not reliant on donations.” The result was Toms Shoes, which promised that for every pair of shoes it sold, it would give away another pair to a child in need.
Date: Mar 19, 2013
Questions for Discussions:
- Describe the the buy-one, give-one model of operation?
- Why do you think it appeals to many people and not to others?
- Is it the best choice for aspiring social entrepreneurs or can you present a better model?