Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

About the founder Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

 Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is a community iron man. He received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences from Rome University in 1974 , a Ph.D in Sustainable Development for Local Enterprise Facilitation from Murdoch University in 2004,  Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books so far : "Ripples from the Zambezi" and: "How to start a business and ignite your life".( see download links below) In 2012 Dr. Sirolli gave a TEDX talk;: "Shut up and Listen" a message that resonated and has been translated into 35 languages and downloaded +3 million times.Dr. Sirolli lives in California and founded Sirolli Institute (21 years of social enterprise) and Sirolli Associates to ensure a legacy for EF principles ;

 Never initiate , never motivate– always respond.

Only go where you are invited and work with passionate self determined peoples

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The future of every community lies in capturing the passion, imagination, and resources of its people.
— Ernesto Sirolli
From the archive, Sirolli Institute 1990’s

From the archive, Sirolli Institute 1990’s

From the archive, Sirolli Institute 1990’s

From the archive, Sirolli Institute 1990’s

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.

Playlist - TED Talks

Playlist - other notable talks