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Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

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  • Damian J. Anderson
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ernesto_sirolli_want_to_help_someone_shut_up_and_listen.html Talks | TEDx Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 27, 2012

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      Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

      When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.

      Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70's -- and quickly realised how ineffective it was. Full bio »

      Speakers Ernesto Sirolli: Sustainable development expert

      Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70's -- and quickly realised how ineffective it was.

      Why you should listen to him:

      Ernesto Sirolli is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development and is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international non-profit organization that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community. The Institute is now training communities in the USA, Canada, Australia, England and Scotland.

      In 1985, he pioneered in Esperance, a small rural community in Western Australia, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people. The striking results of "The Esperance Experience" have prompted more than 250 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance.

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      Quotes by Ernesto Sirolli

      • “What you do [to provide better aid is] you shut up. You never arrive in a community with any ideas.”

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      • “Planning is the kiss of death of entrepreneurship.”

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      • “There's only one thing that all the successful companies in the world have in common: None was started by one person.”

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