Where Davis is from
What was your dream when you were a kid? What was the reason?
My dream was to be a millionaire and give a lot of money away.
What was your dream when you were 18 years old? What was the reason?
To be a Paramedic or EMT, I wanted to help people and loved medicine at the time.
What made you start thinking about social entrepreneurship/social enterprises? When was that?
I didn’t think about social entrepreneurship until about two years ago, when I was told about the program. At the time I was running a men’s community house out of a home I owned with a close friend of mine.
How much do you think social entrepreneurs play an important role in the world?
I think Social Entrepreneurs play a very large role in the world. They help not only companies, but also people think more about groups rather than an individual goal.
What would you say to future social entrepreneurs / those who are interested in social entrepreneurs?
Never stop and push yourself towards your dreams to change the world.
What is your favorite quote? Who said that quote?
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs
Who Davis is
Davis is a “flipped coin,” which has two sides.
Heads; a “Don” type of person, very stable, secure and “I got your back” guy. It does not mean that he is bossy but he acts to protect his friends and people around him. Once he receives favors from others, he will never forget about them and will return the favor, twice as valuable as the one he got. Davis is that kind of person.
Tails; “smile” is the best feature of Davis. His smile is very adorable. As you can imagine through the smile, his personality is very soft and sweet. He will host his friends as if they were his family members.
It might take time to understand him completely, but you will know that Davis has a very hot passion about saving people, especially those who are around him, and a warm / big heart deep deep inside of him.
Davis moved to New York after graduation, so he had me for dinner when I visited New York. It was actually the first time that we spent many hours talking with each other, even though we were classmates for a year. However, a year is a year, and we had so many things to catch up on about what happened to us through that year. It turned to be so much fun, especially the last half because the conversation topic gradually went to personal sharing. I cannot put what we talked about here, unfortunately, but all I can say is that we laughed A LOT!
The Power of MSE
What Davis is holding is a symbol called “go-en(ご縁)”, which means ‘fate’, ’destiny’ and ’special tie.’
I believe that it is meant to be that we met in San Francisco! I studied Social Entrepreneurship with Davis for a year, saying “We will make the world a better place.” I would love to spend the rest of my life with MSEs (Master of Social Entrepreneurship; my classmates) until the very day I die. They have already completely changed my life.
At the same time, however, I also think that we should not be together all the time, because that is not the reason why we learned Social Entrepreneurship. That is not how we will deliver the impact we want to give to society and to the world.
I think MSEs are like dandelions. We were seeded at the first day at Hult and we bloomed on our graduation day. Our mission is that we spread all over the world like dandelions and seed the future, the next generation, from each place where each of us has landed.
本当にありがとう(Honto ni Arigato-); Thank you very very much for everything!! The world needs you! Let’s make the world a better place together!!