Where Brice is from
What was your dream when you were a kid? What was the reason?
To be a fireman, I wanted to save people’s lives. I thought that being someone in the front lines of aiding in the lives of others is critical during dire and emergency situations. But as I grew older I was told that it wasn’t necessary and there are many ways that I can help out. Thus, I was destined to become a medical doctor, until the time that I realized that it might not be the right path for me. To this day I still analyze whether or not moving away from the medical field was the right choice.
What was your dream when you were 18 years old? What was the reason?
When I was 18, I wanted to take up entrepreneurial management but I was in the United Stated when the entrance examination commenced, thus missing out in the opportunity to pursue that major. Instead, I opted to pursue management and deemed it a good building block for my pursuit of knowledge business conceptualization and development.
What made you start thinking about social entrepreneurship/social enterprises? When was that?
I started thinking about social businesses when I was 11, in my mind it wasn’t appropriate to be rich and leave the people that brought you to success and forget them. From that point on I always felt like whatever I earn, whatever I do its suppose to make the life of the people around me with living, it was important for me to know that the community around me growing with me and not getting held back or left behind as I grow better as an individual.
How much do you think social entrepreneurs play an important role in the world?
The world that we live in is very chaotic, there as so many issues that needs to be addressed and we cannot as individuals or group of educated individuals look at these changes and say “I’m not affected”. Yet, as we ascend to the top we clamor for social change, it feels hypocritical to say that “I want change”, but not do anything about it. As educated individuals and those who are privileged to have some sort of role in making a difference, it is key that we take a stand and move forward with ideas that help create changes to the world for the better. As with everything, change has to start somewhere and that somewhere is from the minds of social entrepreneurs.
What would you say to future social entrepreneurs / those who are interested in social entrepreneurs?
It is key that we foster this love for change and betterment early on. It is a difficult path to choose and those who choose it have to be patient because the world won’t instantly understand you nor would they easily accept you but you have to stand strong and believe that the small change you make might seem miniscule but all big things start out small and eventually it would snowball and inspire others and bit by bit create a bigger impact in society. It doesn’t and wouldn’t happen overnight, just be patient and know you’re on the right path.
What is your favorite quote? Who said that quote?
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world” – Robin Williams as John Keating
“Carpe, carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Robin Williams as John Keating
Who Brice is
Brice is definitely an entertainer and is always in the center of attention. He is very creative and surprises us in various and unexpected ways. He is also a good public speaker. I can demonstrate this to you later.
Brice is strict about himself as well. Just look at his muscles. He works out so hard, even skiping events for workouts because that is his duty.
Entertaining is Brice’s way to tell us where he is, but he is actually a shy guy and has a good heart. It might take long to reach who he really is but Brice is actually a nice guy.
Brice was one of the members of the Toastmaster club at Hult International Business School and his part at the weekly meeting was Joke Master. I joined the club to improve my public speaking so I made sure to watch him do his thing every time.
What Brice did as the Joke Master was an ice breaker. The thing is that he had never opened with a joke or said anything funny, even though I thought that he should have.Nonetheless, his speech was inspirational every time. He knows how to pick up words that people want to hear and how to organize those words in a perfect way.
You should listen to his speeches sometime, so you will understand my point.
The Power of MSE
What Brice 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 Brice 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!!