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.
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.