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Blake Mycoskie, Founder of Toms

From the majestic Teton Mountains, we hear the story of the man who defined what it means to be a "social entrepreneur". Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS shoes because of a need he saw in impoverished neighborhoods around the world: shoes. His "one for one" business model of donating a pair of shoes for every pair sold has been copied and recreated in thousands of iterations and has been studied by many. Amidst a crackling fire and over delicious "minute steaks" at the Snake River Grille, Blake shares the soul of an entrepreneur and the project that has re-ignited his spirit.

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Jason Mayden, Designer, Nike

When Jason Mayden grew up on the South Side of Chicago, he dreamed of being like Michael Jordan. Instead, he went on to design shoes for him. His Nike Air Monarch became the highest grossing shoe of all time. Jason takes us to Giordano's Deep Dish pizza to tell us why this Chicago comfort food staple is also symbolic of why he loves this city and how it fueled his imagination and dreams. Jason's neighborhood is one of the most dangerous in the city yet he believes the perceived negative aspects became strategic advantages for him in business and life.

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Leila Janah, Social Entrepreneur, Samasource

She has been named Forbes "30 under 30", Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" and Fortune Magazine's "Most Promising Entrepreneurs". Leila Janah started a non-profit with $14,000 she won in a business plan competition. Her goal was to reduce global poverty by putting people into jobs where they could earn a living wage. Her company Samasource does just that.

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