A man, a plan, a canal, innovation

03/22/2012 | Metacool blog

John Stevens, the civil engineer who helped build the Panama Canal, is a role model for any would-be innovator, Diego Rodriguez writes. Where his peers stayed safely behind a drawing board, Stevens pulled on rubber boots, got out in the field, and started figuring out ways to solve real-world problems. "This guy is a role model for all us trying to make a dent in the universe," Rodriguez writes.

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