Description: 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.
Source: TED.com – video report
Date: Nov 30, 2012
Questions for Discussions:
- What messages are directed by Ernesto Sirolli toward understanding and facilitating entrepreneurship?
- Do you agree with his analysis and recommendations?
- Do you think they apply globally?