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SAVVY STEEZ
July 18, 2009, 9:05 pm
Filed under: ANNOUNCEMENT

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AGE: Mid-30s
JOB:
World-class inventor and engineer, co-founder of half a dozen companies
WHY YOU CARE: Because with so many problems facing the world today, we’re going to need at least a few Saul Griffiths — people who seem to be solving them all.

“But Saul Griffith isn’t just our generation’s Ben Franklin simply because he has a particularly entrepreneurial and inventive mind. The two share eerily similar interests. While he’s seemingly had his hands in everything for the past decade, Griffith first came to prominence inventing a system for making eyeglasses on the cheap. His process allows people living in poverty around the world to have access to the specs that many take for granted. Franklin, you might remember, invented bifocals.” By Josh Skolnick

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– IDOL

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