david wilcox – reachscale

david wilcox

We met David at bif8. [instigator/founder Saul Kaplan]

bif 8

His company:

David Wilcox is the founder of ReachScale, an organization that aligns the social responsibility goals of corporations with high potential social entrepreneurs working in areas of common interest.


David‘s credo:
1) Simple truths are becoming self evident
2) Critical resources are often just out of reach

me hacking at a great post by David – on innovation – scaling entrepreneurs.

3) Resource shifts, previously considered impossible, can happen

His desire for global equity is a huge connect.



from David…

I write for CSRwire and focus on Social Enterprise. We also advocate that corporations, governments and NGOs scale social enterprises to solve some of the world’d challenges. In both capacities I participate in around 35 conferences per year.
Social Entrepreneurship or Social Innovation? Not the Same Thing http://bit.ly/NtbPqk  was the second most read post at CSRwire for all of 2012.
I recently covered the Council on Foundations, World Health Care Congress and Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship—all provided press access. At the WHCC I moderated the panel on Rise of Social Biz Models in Global Health with Mohammed Yunus and the CEO of Kaiser Permanente, George Halvorson.
Changing Business As Usual: 3 Questions for Nonprofit & For-profit Innovation Leaders http://bit.ly/13G0mwj which grew out of those events was the most read post @CSRwire for May this year.



Glad to join a panel with Jamshed Bharucha (formerly President of Cooper Union, Provost Tufts), Kevit Desai, Education Secretary Kenya, Raghav Chandra (former Secretary, Govt of India) and others with David Wilcox moderating it. @TiEDelhi @tieboston and two TiE charter members! https://t.co/qfPyzrKNa7
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/satish_jha/status/1281240440621150213

at closing comments – david mentioned testing (per zoom call – meant testing models) in india 5x cheaper.. so could be model for rest of world..

imagine if instead india modeled something legit new.. rather than the same enclosed systems (ed, health, econ, et al) with some twist.. all that has been proven/tested to not work at scale.. no? that’s all we’ve been doing.. we’re experiencing a rare global pause.. a perfect opp to scale/leap.. and we’re missing it

let’s try a listening mech ie: a means to undo our hierarchical listening ie: 2 convers as infra

imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..

what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people

@satish_jha (on panel) led one lap top per child india.. (negroponte.. papert.. et al) .. so next iteration of that .. imo.. sugata mitra‘s hole in wall.. so next iteration of that .. imo.. cure ios city.. with 2 convers as infra.. via tech as it could be..