TED Thursday: Want to help? Shut up and listen.

May 2, 2013

This a great talk by Ernesto Sirolli. He’s funny, articulate and importantly-hugely right about charity and aid. His hippo story is a great example and he now runs a facilitating charity that works with no preconceptions or ideas, it just functions to help answer any problems local entrepreneurs may have. Amazingly simple and spot on. A hand up is ten times more powerful than a hand out.

If this interests you then this book is great: Dead Aid by Dambiso Moyo

Previous TED Thursday Talks:

TED Thursday: The world’s oldest living things
TED Thursday: How Mushrooms Will Save Us And The World
TED Thursday: How We Found The Giant Squid
TED Thursday: How I Fell In Love With A Fish
TED Thursday: Were We Born To Swim? Aquatic Ape Theory
TEDThursday: Can we control climate change by reversing desertification?

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