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A different business model – TOMS Shoes: You buy a pair; he gives away a pair.

TOMS Shoes gives away a pair of shoes when a customer buys a pair of shoes.  Is this any way to run a business?  Considering that the giveaway is to a child in need and that the company is growing by leaps and bounds, the answer would certainly be a big Yes.  TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie was at Mississippi State to share his story Monday night. Click here to read about his visit and click here to read the TOMS story on its Web site.