Tuesday, November 17, 2009


If you follow me on Twitter, you saw this awesome photo of Snoop and I from Monday morning. We were at the New York Stock Exchange, ringing the bell.

As much as I'd like to tell you I regularly hang out with Snoop Dogg at the NYSE, there's actually an interesting story behind why we were both there. The two of us were participating in the second annual Mentoring Madness event along with Stephen Hanson, Founder and President of BR Guest Restaurants, and Barry Sternlicht, Chariman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. We got to share our perspective on business and entrepreneurship to young people who will be the next generation of leaders. mtvU got involved with their Movers & Changers competition too, which you can learn more about on their website.

Also got a chance to catch up with John Whitledge, a good buddy of mine and founder of Trovata, for the Vogue CFDA Awards. Don't we look like a couple of brothers who should be at the Family Reunion we hosted a few months ago for Vogue's Fashion Night Out?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Digg it

I might've mentioned it before, but I really do get to meet some awesome people when traveling for TOMS. Earlier this year, I met an incredibly successful young entrepreneur who I admire a ton. He has built an innovative company, he's a creative thinker, and an all around great guy. Kevin Rose is not only the CEO of the online powerhouse and social news site, but also one of the most influential people on Twitter, and now part of the TOMS family with the TOMS and Digg collaboration we launched earlier this week. You can hear us both blab about the collab in this video, but I just wanted to let you all know how personally excited I am. These types of partnerships help TOMS reach expansive new audiences and make it possible to put hundreds and thousands (and someday millions!) of new shoes on children's feet.

And the neon orange sole is pretty sick. Don't you think?