Keynote: Blake Mycoskie

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

2:00pm to 3:00pm (CST)

In this visionary talk, Blake Mycoskie shows you how to succeed in a new era of relentless competition and heightened social awareness. Why is philanthropy your best competitive advantage? How do you make money and do good simultaneously? How are the two acts intertwined? At TOMS -- a self-sustaining, for-profit company -- the act of giving is the cornerstone of its business model, integral to its financial success.

In a behind-the-scenes look at how it all works, Mycoskie shares counterintuitive ideas ("In tough times, give more!") that you can apply to your own business. His bold, winning strategies are proven, and have been talked about by Bill Clinton, the Obama administration, and the hundreds of thousands of customers that have joined the TOMS Movement by buying a pair of shoes. Inspired, inspiring and most of all practical, Mycoskie presents a new direction for business, offering TOMS as his prime case study. After hearing him speak, you too will know why giving just makes sense.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Blake Mycoskie

Chief Shoe Giver and Founder of TOMS. One for One. bio from Twitter

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65 attendees

  • Alex Bilstein
  • Aimee Woodall
  • brenton
  • Ben Guthrie
  • Ryan McCormack
  • Blake Mycoskie
  • blanu
  • Phil Whitehouse
  • Keith Chu
  • Courtney Livingston
  • Claire Buffet
  • Cliff Tyllick
  • Erick Clark
  • Cody Stoltman
  • Dan Derozier
  • Dean Cruse
  • Dawn Marie B
  • DJ Davis
  • Dustin Mihalik
  • David Swedlow
  • Levi McCallum
  • Gerson Veenstra
  • Josh Clark
  • Kelly Hardwick
  • Jaime Wilson
  • Jenn Howard
  • Jenn Gustetic
  • Jeremy Bell
  • Jon Lim
  • John Turner
  • Julia Prior
  • Kat Mandelstein
  • kickme444
  • Kim Hollenshead
  • Michael Koukoullis
  • Marwin Brandt
  • Lisa Miller
  • lovisa
  • luciemclean
  • Lynn Wallenstein
  • Marcello Merlo
  • Marcelo Somers
  • Marty McPadden 
  • Micah Laney
  • Christian Metts
  • David Beaudouin
  • Monica Kumar
  • nloureiro
  • Christian Giordano
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Paul Beaulieu
  • Philip Mervis
  • Raphaëlle Heaf
  • Reinier Ladan
  • Rohan Gunatillake
  • Seth McCall
  • Stephanie Fletcher
  • tolleson, terry
  • Elisabeth Hoelzl
  • Lisa van Gelder
  • R. Kyle Everett
  • Zach Pousman
  • tim deSilva
  • travis forden
  • Troy Foley

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Time 2:00pm3:00pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center

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