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  1. 1. Blake Mycoskie<br />The inspirational story of a young man with a big heart<br />
  2. 2. Biography<br /><ul><li>Born in Arlington, Texas
  3. 3. August 26, 1976
  4. 4. 34 years old
  5. 5. Entrepreneur</li></li></ul><li>Family<br />Father: Mike Mycoskie<br />Mother: Pam Mycoskie<br />1 sister: Paige Mycoskie<br />1 brother: Tyler Mycoskie<br />
  6. 6. Education<br /><ul><li>James Martin High School </li></ul>(Arlington, Texas)<br /><ul><li>St. Stephens Episcopal School (Austin, TX)
  7. 7. Undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University</li></li></ul><li>College<br /><ul><li>SouthernMethodist University
  8. 8. EZ Laundry Service
  9. 9. Age: 19</li></li></ul><li>Business History<br /><ul><li>EZ Laundry
  10. 10. Mycoskie Media
  11. 11. Drivers ED Direct
  12. 12. TOMS</li></li></ul><li>The Amazing Race<br /><ul><li>Second Season
  13. 13. Competed with His sister Paige Mycoskie
  14. 14. Came within 4 minutes of winning the $1 Million Dollar Prize</li></li></ul><li>Toms<br /><ul><li>founded in 2006
  15. 15. Based on the alpargata shoe
  16. 16. 10,000 sold in the first year</li></li></ul><li>Accomplishments& Recognitions<br /><ul><li>People’s Design Award
  17. 17. 2nd annual cgi u meeting with clinton
  18. 18. Influenced economic policy
  19. 19. featured in Numerous Magazines
  20. 20. The Los Angeles Times
  21. 21. The New York Times
  22. 22. PEOPLE Magazine
  23. 23. TIME Magazine
  24. 24. VOGUE
  25. 25. Elle
  26. 26. Oprah Magazine</li></li></ul><li>
  27. 27. What makes Blake tick?<br />Why is he so successful?<br />Closer look at who he is . . .<br />Big Five <br />Wiggin’s circumplex<br />Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />Big Three Motives<br />Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs<br />
  28. 28. The Big Five<br />Extraversion<br /><ul><li>Talkative
  29. 29. Sociable
  30. 30. Adventurous</li></ul>Blake.htm<br />Low<br />High<br />
  31. 31. The Big Five<br />Agreeableness<br /><ul><li>Good-natured
  32. 32. Cooperative
  33. 33. Mild/gentle</li></ul>Low<br />High<br />
  34. 34. The Big Five<br />Conscientiousness<br /><ul><li>Responsible
  35. 35. Scrupulous
  36. 36. Persevering</li></ul>Blake 1.htm<br />low<br />High<br />
  37. 37. The Big Five<br />Emotional Stability<br /><ul><li>Calm
  38. 38. Composed
  39. 39. Poised</li></ul>Amazing Race.htm<br />Low<br />High<br />
  40. 40. The Big Five<br />Openness<br /><ul><li>Imaginative
  41. 41. Artistic
  42. 42. Culture</li></ul>“I spend most of my days in far off places around the world and spreading the TOMS story on college campuses across the country”<br />Low<br />High<br />
  43. 43. Wiggin’s Circumplex<br />Status<br />Assured-dominant<br />Gregarious-extraverted<br />Arrogant<br />Love<br />Cold-hearted<br />Warm-agreeable<br />Aloof-introverted<br />Unassuming<br />Unassured-submissive<br />
  44. 44. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />EIFP<br />Extraversion- involved with people<br />Intuition- Notices what’s possible<br />Feeling- Prefers value oriented way of processing information<br />Perceiving- Live spontaneously<br />
  45. 45. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />EIFP<br />Extraversion- involved with people<br />TOM’S Family<br />
  46. 46. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />EIFP<br />Intuition- Notices what’s possible<br />“I have found in the last 3 years that passion and compassion can build a business.”<br />
  47. 47. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />EIFP<br />Feeling- Prefers a person—and value—oriented way of processing information<br />Blake.htm<br />
  48. 48. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator<br />EIFP<br />Perceiving- Live spontaneously<br />“TOMS started as a spontaneous desire to give shoes to kids who really needed them”<br />
  49. 49. The Big Three Motives<br />nAch<br />nPow<br />nInt<br />“Paige and I are very ambitious, over achieving, and self-promoting.”<br />
  50. 50. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs<br />“I definitely appreciate the quiet hours on the flights. Looking out over the blanket of clouds is wonderful and meditative.”<br /><ul><li>Problem –focus
  51. 51. Genuine desire to help the human race
  52. 52. “I believe each of us has a mission in life, and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.”</li></ul>On the path<br />
  53. 53. TOMS<br />
  54. 54. The Toms Story<br />In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. <br /> Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. <br />Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers. <br />
  55. 55. Why Shoes?<br /><ul><li>Children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential. </li></ul>A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause. <br />
  56. 56. Podoconiosis<br />Podoconiosis is a fungus that gets into the pores on the bottom of the feet and eventually destroys the lymphatic system.<br />
  57. 57. The Shoes<br />Inspired by Alpargata shoes, which have been worn by Argentina farmers for 100 years.<br />They are canvas or cotton fabric shoes are now manufactured in many styles including a Wrap Boot, Stitchouts, Cordones, and Botas. The sole is constructed of rubber. TOMS offers several vegan styles as well. <br />
  58. 58. Giving is Catching On<br />Ralph Lauren sold co-branded Polo Rugby TOMS, giving a matched pair with every pair sold. <br />Element Skateboards has issued limited edition TOMS + Element shoes as well as a One for One skateboard.<br />
  59. 59. TOMS Today<br />
  60. 60. TOMS Today<br />As of September 2010, TOMS has given over one million pairs of new shoes to children in need through giving partners around the world.<br />Campus Club<br />One for One<br />

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