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Can you believe that this guy is the founder of Toms?

Blake got the idea for Toms while vacationing in South America in 2006. He discovered the Alpargata, a traditional rope-soled shoe that has been worn by Argentina farmers for the last 100 years.

a traditional alpargata style shoe

While there, Blake was struck by the terrible poverty that he saw:  children too poor to afford shoes.

Blake returned to Los Angeles with 200 pairs of shoes in his duffel bag and the idea for a new company, TOMS Shoes.


The motto for TOMS is “Make life more comfortable.” And for each pair sold, the company donates a pair to a child in need.

And not only is he easy on the eyes, he's a social entrepreneur too.

According to http://www.ashoka.org/social_entrepreneur:

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.

And a writer to boot!



Hmmm, clearly some guys do have it all.

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