This is the "About the Book" page of the "Common Reader 2013-2014: Start Something That Matters" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
Missouri State University home page Missouri State University Libraries home page

Common Reader 2013-2014: Start Something That Matters  

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

About the Book Print Page

Meyer Library Information

Street Address:
850 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65897

Library Hours

These are regular semester hours.  Hours may be different during holidays.  Check the library's home page for hours during these times.


Visitors may park in the visitor's parking lot at the corner of National Avenue and Monroe Street (lot 13) or other metered parking on campus.  The closest metered parking to the library is in Lot 19 on John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

Visitors may park in reserved lots, commuter and residence hall lots without a permit from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Monday, except where posted otherwise. 

Parking Map


How to Locate Books

Clicking on the title link will take you to the SWAN online catalog book record. Books with call numbers beginning with A - P are located on the 2nd level, and books with call numbers beginning with Q - Z are located on the lower level. Exceptions are new books and reference books located to the north and west of the Reference and Government Information Desk respectively.


Start Something that Matters


About the Book

Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time.

What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of TOMS’ One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. No matter what kind of change you’re considering, Start Something That Matters gives you the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help you get started.



  • The Start Something That Matters Foundation has committed to a fund that will be used to help launch the ideas of social entrepreneurs and students.
  • 100 percent of the profits of Blake Mycoskie's #1 New York Times best-selling book, Start Something That Matters (Spiegel & Grau), will be dedicated to the fund.

GEP Movie Nights


Loading  Loading...