Kamonphan Choosiri (Peggy)

Where Peggy is from

Bangkok, Thailand

 

Interview

What was your dream when you were a kid? What was the reason?

my dream when I was a kid was becoming an archaeologist and study about ancient Egypt history.

 

What was your dream when you were 18 years old? What was the reason?

my dream when I was 18 was to become CEO, but secretly still wanting to be an archaeologist.

 

What made you start thinking about social entrepreneurship/social enterprises? When was that?

Coming from business family I do care about investment and revenue, but at the same time my parents inspired me to gives before takes. Social entrepreneurship gives the opportunity to do both.

 

How much do you think social entrepreneurs play an important role in the world?

if we weight this world as percentage ratio I would say 30% : 70%.

30% being SE and 70% being others relevant economy, political and for-profit corporations.

 

What would you say to future social entrepreneurs / those who are interested in social entrepreneurs?

if you have a good intentions go for it, but the road head is hard as hell, be prepared to get burn.

 

What is your favorite quote? Who said that quote?

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare

 

Who Peggy is

Peggy is a very mysterious person. She is not a person who shares her feelings and emotions with others all the time, but the more time you spend with her, the better you get to know her.

Peggy has strong willpower and does not care how others see her. Even if every single person all over the world turned against her, she would stand alone and face  them.

What is funny to know about Peggy is that she has two-faces; she sits usually on the corner of the back side in our classroom, but she becomes very extroverted outside of school. When she laughs, it makes people around her happy too. She might be easily misunderstood about who she really is, but I have seen that she is very thoughtful and caring, like “I never betray my friends” kind of person.

 

Awesome Episode

Peggy, Amogh and I went to Napa Valley with our friends Christo and Tim last January. The trip was awesome. You can see the details about visiting Christo and Tim. (<- I’m pasting hyperlinks of articles about Christo and Tim)

What we did there was a lot of wine tasting, and the special event let me see another side of Peggy. She got the correct taste of each wine and the way she described the taste was unique, well imagined and accurate. Her posture and attitude there was so mature and gentle. What’s more, we had a deep conversation and she showed me how thoughtful she is.

It was during this time that I saw she is very sophisticated inside.

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The Power of MSE

What Peggy 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 Peggy 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!!

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