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The Tactics of Hope is a practical avenue through which people can connect with people, institutions, and resources, as well as ideas. Wilford's book is a wonderful contribution to the field! It is clear that he knows in a deep way what social entrepreneurship is.- Bill Drayton, Founder, Ashoka
Awesome book on social entrepreneurship with inspiring case studies and excellent perspectives for seasoned practitioners in the field. I used the book for a workshop I taught at Stanford University recently and highly recommend it.- Gordon Bloom, Teaches Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard, Princeton & Stanford
Innovative and inspiring...Tactics of Hope is for any individual looking to make a difference in the world.- Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Wilford Welch and Steve Goryl’s Everest and the Enterprise presentation to PerkinElmer's Senior Leadership team (80 global leaders) was a compelling story that captures the attention and fascination of the audience and holds it from start to finish. There are lessons in strategy, planning, leadership, teamwork, risk management and courage in overcoming significant odds to achieve goals. The story is told in a fact-based, entertaining fashion and delivered with visual impact in an interactive format. Our leadership team was impressed with their willingness to customize the program to meet our needs.- Richard F. Walsh Senior Vice President and Chef Admin. Officer PerkinElmer, Inc.
You were inspiring and refreshing.- Karen Gustin, National Park Service
In an environment that thrives on managing complex, multi-disciplinary challenges in our increasingly global society, the Fletcher School, Tufts University is a natural home for author and speaker Wilford Welch. He cajoled us to think outside the box, to take risks, to maintain courage, and to devise meaningful and sustainable solutions - all the necessary ingredients needed to lead our world out of ecological, planetary and socio-economic crises.- Dorothy Orszulak, Director, Corporate Relations, The Fletcher School/Tufts University
Wilford and David, a synergistic inter-generational team, presented a world class crash course on social entrepreneurship. Their experience, expertise and infectious passion held our audience of 60 students and faculty from six different schools spellbound. Their hardcore, hands-on, no holds barred approach to this emerging new field provided both the motivation and inspiration to our students. This is definitely a presentation that is ready for prime time and needs to be taken on the road…an invigorating combination of mission, message, and methodology. Again, heartfelt thanks for a world class presentation!- Jerry Hildebrand, Executive Director Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship University of the Pacific Stockton-Sacramenrto-San Francisco
Wilford has been a lecturer in my class on Social Entrepreneurship for the past four years, and consistently ranks among the very best. He has an uncanny ability to engage, inform and energize. His excellent book, The Tactics of Hope - How Social Entrepreneurs are Changing our World, is required reading, and for good reason.- Cleveland Justis, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management
I have heard nothing but praise for your presentation.- John Walsham, President, Sausalito library Annual Dinner
I am so grateful for your visit to Groton. Your presence and message have once again deeply enriched this community. It is a rare opportunity for the VI Form to have such a distinguished graduate address them do intimately on the nature of leadership, universal ethics, and the importance of knowing oneself. I am not sure that many of that group have ever been introduced to the concept of one's own personal Truth. There is dmuch work to do!- Adrienne Miller, Groton School Faculty