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Build A Big Company and Do Good

Find out how to build an international business with a great product and a mission to give back at this upcoming evening of tea and talk with wildly successful entrepreneur Ido Leffler, co-founder of Yes To™ and host Jesse Jacobs at Samovar Tea Lounge on November 13 at Samovar Tea Lounge Yerba Buena Gardens.

Creating a big company doesn’t mean you have to compromise your values. In fact, creating a big company might be just the ticket to bringing your values to life.

That’s what Ido Leffler did when he committed to building a business that did two important things:

  1. Improve people’s lives with a great product.

  2. Drive a meaningful giving-back program.

Next Wednesday night, November 13, you’re invited to Samovar to meet my good friend Ido for an evening of tea and talk about health, life balance and building a business that matters.

Ido will share his hot-off-the-press book, Get Big Fast and Do More Good, along with his personal success rituals, and give us the inside story on how he launched Yes To™ and grew it into an international powerhouse.

This will be an interactive tea discussion and a fireside chat. Audience size is limited to make sure we have time for everyone’s questions.

Our past events few events have been a blast and tend to sell out quickly, so reserve your spot now.



Where: Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerba Buena Gardens

When: Wednesday, November 13, 7-9 PM

Ticket Price: $20, includes tea

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About Yes To™


About Ido Leffler

Ido Leffler is Co-Founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of San Francisco-based Yes To Inc. ( (makers of Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Blueberries and Yes To Grapefruit). Since 2006, Leffler and his team have built Yes To™ into one of the world’s leading natural beauty brands, with distribution in over 26,000 stores in 25 countries (including retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Whole Foods Market, and Sephora Europe). Ido is currently on the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneur Council and sits on numerous Corporate Boards and Corporate advisory boards including Soma Water (, Birchbox (, Joyus (, Ruby Ribbon (

Ido and his Co-Founder Lance Kalish have recently completed their book Get Big Fast & Do More Good which was released on November 5, 2013.


Praise for Get Big Fast and Do More Good

“When Walgreens was founded, over 100 years ago in a one thousand square foot pharmacy, no one expected we would become a brand recognized around the world.  And, that’s a point that is captured so well in this insightful and masterfully written book. The “Yes To” products we carry in our stores reflect what we mean by “Doing Good while Doing Good Business.” Ido Leffler and Lance Kalish have certainly set a high bar, and this book is a prime example of what hard work, vision, and a “yes” attitude can do for you and your company.”

— Gregory D. Wasson, President and CEO, Walgreens Co.

“Two crazy (and whip-smart) guys got you (and me!) to put carrots and tomatoes on our face. Their product works, their company works, their charity works and they’ve worked their way into our stores and homes- Yes To reading this book and learning from their story!”

— Ellen Gustafson, Social Entrepreneur and Food Activist, Co-Founder of Food Tank, Co-Founder of FEED

“Whether you’re a corporate executive dying to make a career change or a stay-at-home mom with an awesome business idea, Get Big Fast And Do More Good will give you the tools, tips, and kick-in-the-pants inspiration you need to make great things happen.”

— Michele Promaulayko, VP/Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health

“This book teaches how to do well by doing good, and also how to have a bit of fun along the way!”

— TONY HSIEH, author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of, Inc.

“Get Big Fast and Do More Good is jam-packed with great insights and hilarious stories about all the little things it takes to build a successful company and brand from scratch.  If you want to invent your future, this book is for you!”

— Peter Sims, author, LITTLE BETS

“Ido and Lance’s story is exhilarating, scary, funny and ultimately enviable. For anyone who is ambitious and looking for a dose of perspective, this is a story about the hard work that it takes to win, with a simple message that you can win too.”

— Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, Co-Founders Birchbox

“Ido and Lance’s book should really be titled Yes to Courage. The boys will not only show you how to be a better entrepreneur but leave you inspired with passion and confidence to make big and improbable things happen.”

–Eric Ryan, Co-Founder of Method

“I say YES to the joy of life – to the pursuit of beauty in all its forms. Ido Leffler and Lance Kalish have written more than just another wonderful business book- this is a personal, accessible, informative look at what can be achieved with a clear vision, pure intent, and a whole lot of chutzpah!”

— Chip Conley, Founder Joie de Vivre Hotels

“These two guys have made being an entrepreneur a way of life. A life of success, family, and altruism.  If you need a guide to making money and saving the world all at once, read this book!”

— Elizabeth McKee Gore, Resident Entrepreneur The United Nations Foundation

“There is a lot to say yes to in this story. Yes to pursuing your dream. Yes to trusting your instincts, learning vs. failing, improvising and bouncing back, pushing ahead. Yes to thinking big–and then bigger—and making the personal commitment to make it happen.  Whether you are an idea breeder in an established company or an entrepreneur who has an idea to pursue…there is inspiration and practical lessons here to keep you moving forward. Yes!”

— Mark Addicks, Chief Marketing Officer, General Mills

“Ido and Lance have so many funny stories and practical lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to start something that matters, I highly recommend that you read this book!”

— Blake Mycoskie  Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS

“I LOVE this book! Get Big Fast and Do More Good is more than a business book. It’s an inspiring, funny, must-have read.  Ido and Lance are authentic, brilliant and their collective energy spills from the pages of this great book!”

— Porter Gale, author of Your Network Is Your Net Worth and former VP of Marketing at Virgin America

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