Elmira Bayrasli

From The Other Side of The World

Elmira Bayrasli

Talk: From The Other Side of The World

Talks At Google welcomes Elmira Bayrasli, writer, speaker, consultant, lecturer, and author of "From The Other Side of The World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places". A book that looks at the growth of innovation beyond Silicon Valley, focusing on talented individuals around the world who have overcome insurmountable obstacles to lead high-growth businesses.

Elmira Bayrasli

Passionate about foreign affairs, entrepreneurship, and writing, she has spent two decades working on foreign policy, international development, and with startups worldwide. In 2013, she co-founded Foreign Policy Interrupted, an education and media startup dedicated to increasing female foreign policy voices in the written and electronic press.

From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places

Elmira Bayrasli's worldview was turned upside down when a woman in Bosnia told her, “Thanks for the help, but we need work and jobs, not foreign aid.” Bayrasli paints compelling stories of extraordinary entrepreneurs creatively battling corruption, lack of infrastructure, capital shortages and underdeveloped supplier and customer networks.

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