The next Steve Jobs is just as likely to come from Lagos, Lahore, Monterrey or Mumbai as from Silicon Valley.
According to Elmira Bayrasli's From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, high-growth entrepreneurs are overcoming vexing obstacles to not only build businesses and jobs and contribute to economic growth, but also to change mindsets. Whether in Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan or Turkey, people in some of the world's most challenging societies are building globally competitive products and services, attracting international praise and investment, and creating game-changing economic possibilities for their countries.
Join New America NYC for a conversation with Elmira Bayrasli and The Economist's Matthew Bishop to discuss the rise of global entrepreneurship, how Silicon Valley has become universal, and how innovation is shifting to the other side of the world.
Follow the discussion online using #NANYC and following @NewAmericaNYC. Copies of Elmira Bayrasli's From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places will be available for purchase.
Co-founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted
Author, From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places
US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist