I knew Sam Davidson for such a short amount of time, and yet he made one of the largest impacts on my life. I met him during the summer of 2017 over email. Sam encouraged me to become more involved with the Motley Fool and their new program, Fool School. From then on, I got the chance to have weekly meetings with him and some colleagues about the plan for this program.
He was always a light-hearted person with a ton of energy. Sam always found a way to bring smiles to everyone's faces, and make a room of investors giggle. Sam always made sure to push and help out others. He would always try to play to everyone's strengths. Sam always knew how to include everyone and made sure their opinions were heard.
Sam was simply, a caring, thoughtful, easy going, intelligent man. I am very lucky to have known him, and I'm glad he's in a better place. Sam was a strong leader with a kind heart.
He had a great mind for investing and could explain it backward, forwards, and sideways to anyone that asked. His passion for investing was prominent, even if we were just conversing about a meeting time.
Sam taught me about the power of speaking up, the importance of simply saying "I don't know", and how far hard work can bring you.
He believed in the potential of young investors, and he worked very hard to make sure younger people are educated about investing. Sam Davidson touched so many lives, mine included, and he is a valued part of the investing world. I'm very glad to say he is in a better and more comfortable place, but he will be missed deeply by all who got the chance to meet him. Rest in peace.