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Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie

Founder, Toms

A Texas native with a penchant for traveling, one-time Amazing Race contestant Blake Mycoskie turned a trip to Argentina into a quest to provide shoes to children in need through his revolutionary one-for-one business model. He calls himself the "Chief Shoe Giver" of Toms.

When you don't know the rules, you break them all. It's hard to take big risks when you know the history of an industry and what has worked and what didn't.