Permit me this humble brag
It's a great feeling when your former boss writes about your suggestion years ago as an example of the philosophy at work in a company that's had the impact TOMS has had. Thanks for listening Blake. Keep up the important work!
The New Impact Ecosystem:
I just came across this recent Fast Company article and short video interview of TOMS founder and my former boss, Blake Mycoskie:
At the end of the segment, Blake shares TOMS' latest commercial (below) and why TOMS recently added the sign-off, "For One, Another" after their now famous creed, "One for One."
I've just got to say, "Well done team."
This is a brilliant commercial.
Not just for the great song, "Nothing More" by The Alternate Routes. And its lyrics which obviously sync up well with each clip intentionally...
AmeriCorps Opens Doors
Back in Dec. 2012, I spoke with students at East Rockaway High School in NY about AmeriCorps - specifically, opportunities that national service can lead to and the doors it opens.
Here's the audio of my presentation cut to the photo slideshow I shared at the time:
If you do, thanks for watching.
My beer can desk at TOMS Shoes HQ
I really enjoyed my short time interning at TOMS in 2009. For many reasons. One of those reasons was that I created a fantastic workspace.
That first word "With" - why I proposed we update our mission statement at TOMS.
“Nice to meet you. What do you do?”
The Mark Twain quote was already there; I couldn't help myself.
Thanks for your help finding a matching font Vanessa.
TOMS Shoes. One for One.
So I've begun working with TOMS Shoes in Santa Monica, CA.
What is TOMS Shoes? We're a shoe company, BUT
For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair to a child in need.
This YouTube video is a quick introduction to our mission at TOMS:
It's that simple; this is the transitional time we're living in, capitalism 2.0.
So as we begin to see a turn towards more conscious consumerism, cheers.
And for $3 off at checkout, enter the code: itrnAdam. Also, enjoy FREE SHIPPING!
- My beer desk @ TOMS
- One Student in Korea
- Korea's Bus Hammers
- 2010: Painted E'ry Day
- My First Job
- Raised $25,000 w/ Kiva
- White House Interning
- My memo to Prez B.O.
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1 Second Everyday
Adam I Need A Website
CAUSE Banana Bread
CREATE And GIFT
Drink Water And Yawn!
Emergency Window Hammers On Buses In South Korea
Teaching English In Korea
The White House
Two Months In 1992
University Of Miami
Young People For
Adam's grateful his 20s were a debt-free decade traveling with intention through work with meaning. Some of that work includes TOMS, The Obama White House, teaching abroad, art and business in the Gift Economy, two proud terms of national service with AmeriCorps, and two terms with the US Peace Corps in rural Zambia, working with small-scale fish farmers.
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