Just Shut-Up! – the only way to learn…


This is a great short video (TED Talk) that is an absolute must, worth spending the time to watch. A little different, but like I said. worth the time..

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.”Watch this talk »
  • “Planning is the kiss of death of entrepreneurship.”Watch this talk »
  • “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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