Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world' s leading consultants on the topic of economic development. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self-determination. Dr. Sirolli resides in California, USA where he was invited to establish the Sirolli Institute, a social enterprise that teaches:
- civic leaders to capture the passion energy and imagination of their own citizens
- corporations to empower local entrepreneurs to create local wealth
- entrepreneurs to form passionate teams capable to transform dreams into viable enterprises.
Dr. Sirolli received a Laurea di Dottore in Political Sciences from Rome University in 1976 and a Ph.D in Local Enterprise Facilitation from Murdoch University, Australia in 2004.
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli received The 2016 IOEE International Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship Education at the House of Lords in London.
Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books: "Ripples from the Zambezi" a best seller that is used by Economic Development Faculties in Universities the world over, and:"How to start a business and ignite your life" a book aimed at would-be entrepreneurs.
In 2012 Dr. Sirolli was invited to give a TED TALK; his talk:"Shut up and Listen" has been translated in 31 languages and downloaded more than 2.8 million times.
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