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Toms is pretty much universally beloved both for its blessedly comfortable slip-ons and for its buy-one, give-one business model. But not by this writer! Cheryl Davenport of Fast Company Co. Exist has challenged the brand to examine "two existential flaws that threaten to undo the company’s social impact and business success." The company's flaws, according to Davenport, are one: undermining long-term economic solutions in the developing countries Toms is attempting to help, and two: having an easily replicable product, which is bound to lead to Toms' demise in the near future. Happy Thursday. [Fast Company Co. Exist]