Longqi Kang (Chi)

Where Longqi is from

Rizhao, Shandong, China

 

Interview

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

To have a lot of books. I love books.

 

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

Accepted by a good university

 

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

My business major makes me think about social enterprise. 2014

 

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

Compare to profit driven business not so much right now.

 

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

Good luck.

 

What is your favorite quote? Who said that quote?

“Do unto others what you want done unto you.”  – Confucius

 

Who Longqi is

Longqi is very “weird” for me. I think that she is quiet, but not really. She seems introverted, but actually is extroverted too. She is not the type that raises her hand and provides remarks during classes but she gets a point whenever I discuss something with her and gives a good presentation with full confidence. When I make fun of her, she glares at me and comes to attack me, or she makes fun of me back. On our break, she suddenly took off and went to Peru with our classmate Andrea for Andrea’s friend’s wedding. Yeah, she is a weirdo.

However, Longqi is a fun and person to be with. She is always smiles, laughs and laughs out loud. She is actually mentioned by many of our classmates. I have heard that many of them mentioned Longqi when I had conversations with them. She is a “hidden” popular person.

By the way, everyone calls her Longqi, but I am the only one that calls her Chi because that is how she introduced herself to me for the first time we met. Although, it does not seem like everybody knows this nickname of hers. Whenever I say, for instance, “so, Chi said~” or “where is Chi?” to others, nobody knows who Chi is. I am still wondering why she let me call her Chi that time. See? Again, Longqi is a weirdo.

 

Awesome Episode

It was the first day at Hult International Business School; the first mission that Hult gave us was a scavenger hunt as a start to our class bonding, and Longqi was one of my teammates.

Longqi was quiet but amazingly good at finding the fastest way to get to destinations with her phones. What was fun for me to see with her was that she ran a lot, even though she did not seem active very much.

Longqi engaged in the conversations among us and I remember that she laughed a lot through the scavenger hunt. She was definitely an essential piece of the team. She brought us fun vibes. Look at this photo, there must have been something that only Longqi could see above us.

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The Power of MSE

What Longqi 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 Longqi 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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