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notes shared by bloomberg new economy summit nov 2019
maps: g20 & g200
3 bn jobs
Dr Yunus : China, SDG Economics zones: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Asean, Japan, Korea
one belt forum - girls best stories
youth valuing.......... education
will G20 respect #metoo: greatest girls empowerment solutions sustainability investors ever make
SUN GDPIT China Japan Global Youth Friendship
. Sir Fazle Abed
kai fu-lee - &w20 & other 20s of Japan G20
Beijing Open Space 5 - april 2017- women hold up half the sky
old - student unions of blockchain by supercity and win-win belt roads
Is AIIB Best Bank Developing Youth?
Help Baltimore become fist free university city for world record job creation students
economists without borders and brexit
Log : One Belt One Road (1B1R)
xi-trump greatest intergenerational meeting
Missing Trillion Dollars Jobs markets - episode 1 english and chinese as second languages
2 Global Value Chain- SME capacity
3 Bank SME
4 Digital age gov inclusion SME
5 SME= Youth Sustainability
mapping hi-trust youth neural networks
trades with china by type : Belt, EWTP, other
jinping trump world's most valuable meeting
What happened to Yunus top 10 concepts of ending Ultra Poverty
Can 10 greatest human innovations create jobs?
Yunus- how usaid and academics compound ultra poverty
Sustainability youth MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN - and everywhere
playing pieces - World Record Jobs Book &
invitation to colleges to play world record jobs game
entrepreneurial revolution of norman macrae and paul farmer
zeroisation of yazmi and social business movements connection with youth sustainabilty
week 1 of curriculum of week 2
Can we prevent unbridled arrogance of silicon valley from ending sustainability of all of US?
youth 10000 blogs
Downloads of Sustainability World : 1 sequel to 1984 book on netgen ; part 2 journal of social biz
1 Minute Stories of Our LIves & Times
Business models which can save the world
Norman Macrae Archive
World's Greatest Maths Mistake
Youth Ambassador & Yunus Nets - the Hunt for 5000 21st C mindsets
Devaluing Goldman Sachs to 0
Sustainable Universities
CEOs & Sustainability Branding
Strategic Philanthropy
From G8 to G2030!
Collaboration Cafe
My city's crisis of opportunity
Video World Changers
Sustainability DC Dhaka London
Games of Bottom Up 3 Billion Jobs Players

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can we urgently map youth's sdg economy integrating 6 earlier economies?
 7eco1.jpgSir Fazle Abed - the greatest educator and SDG economist in living memory died 20 dec 2019
we recommend you connect his legacy through partners at BRAC U



after discovery of new world 1% of people living in island nation of britain compteted with srongest boats and were first invent engineering- ther pound economy peaked by world war 1- rising from mid 1800 americans built contint-wide industiral economy which also saved the od world from 2 world wars- this made the $ the largest paper curency economy- both economies had groen largest by extracting natual resources from others lands and had developed through brutal meanseg slavery- by end of world war 2 questions included how to reboot the g7 empires, how to outlast the bellicose russia, how to develop 2/3 huma beings - on asian continent. clearly asians poverty trapped by colonial era could not develop wayusa did- fortunately 4 new economies emerged from 1945 - one huge celebration- look for knowhow econoes unlikethings that get consumed up knowhow can ultily value in use

 6:space*satellite*mobile  5;

digital programable computer von neumann

moore law 100 fold more analyticper decade- up to trilion  times moore 2020s than moon race 1960 

tech includes pc webs 80s ecooerce 90s mobile 00s smart mobile apps big data clouds2010s 



3: engineering roadster/micro

asin deming consider  japan seies Economist 1962 on

rising Asian suns:island superports to singapore, bullet trains,microelectonic smart jit supply chains

mailand s korea

china since deng japan 1978 

continued in smart engieering - robotics where no mass software in english  

 4: rural keynesianism: sdg 1-6 mainland villages without elecricity grids

borlaug crop science end famine

china and bangladesh barefoot medics

women empwerment- hold up half sky 

moved 1 billion out of economy

1.0 version to late 1990s

ful curriculum brac uni sadly false curriculum microcredit summit

brac now worlds largest ngo parterhip 

One of them is communist China, which has been following a policy which Macrae calls "rural Keynesianism." The others are "capitalist roaders" such as South ... › obamauni

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Houston we, the peoples, have a problem with the 2020s. This time round it's no about getting men back from the moon: its whether 95% of the world’s peoples trust that Americans on their own can be in time to lead the human race back to sustainability of children all over the world. May we clarify : 199 nation’s problem is not with how inspirational American people are, its with the quality of their own freedom of speech. It seems that the people of the 50 states  are not free to question media, politicians or supreme justices.

Take the early 21st case study of Texas’ own The Dixie Sisters: they received death threats and had their careers halted when they quite humbly asked whether President GB understood the future of the cultural war of minds -and geographic boundaries of (oil-rich but people-poor) nations - he was rushing into his war with one Iraqi by the name of Saddam Hussein. Its not as if US’s hi-tech half century has had a good record of keeping poetic people safe: be they John Martin Jack or John – Kennedy Luther-King Kennedy or Lennon to name but four.

Of course, when it comes to missing education curricula of happiness and freedom, we could start by blaming the Bard for being the culturally most inquisitive writer in the English language. Writing in the 16th century he poses dozens of deep puzzles about human nature in the old world but practically none about the new world. Or we could blame the Dutch- if they hadn’t traded New York for a nutmeg producing island in the archipelago of Indonesia, Americans might have questioned the world in Dutch instead of the administratively big headmaking language of English.

Instead of playing blame games, this book would prefer to ask can we charter a 7th wondrous economy by Imagineering how to integrate six global economic models:

The pound- king of currencies til 1914 though queen victotia tried once to charter a different economy out of india 1960

The dollar -king of paper currencies

The Borlaug (a micro-green economy that helped a billion mothers to design village community collaborations to  end starvation by famine, and loss of life expectancy by dehydration and other preventable viruses)

The Deming – many engineers and architects most exciting real economy

The Digital of Von Neumann , Moore et al – a trillion times more analytical and linguistic power to compound over 6 decades to date

The Space and Satellite and Mobile of Korolev and Kennedy, and most recently of Nordica and Huawei

But before we try to map whether hi-tech can ever linkin all the peoples on the ground- lets draw an American map that had emerged by 1964

About Chris Macrae and Entrepreneurial Revolution networks since 1968

Sustainability & Transformative Mapping:

Exploring Systems of Education , Economics and Markets with life critical impacts


 These are the most exciting times to be alive. Technology and humans have got to the stage where we are designing systems that will determine whether your children and grandchildren thrive or are judged by nature to be the next dinosaur. This is not a sudden event – the human races future opportunities and threats rooted in centuries of smart and dumb collective choices deeply woven into our cultures and love for one another.


This report indexes Recommendations, Conclusions, Findings, and Jargon and References. It draws on over 500 years of future history exponentials shown. Culturally if enjoys a far north and English speaking bias of humanising Intelligence

As we co-edit this report we will also include concurrent summits - eg nov 2019 bloomberg-china alumni summit 



      2030-1843 Scottish and Commonwealth approaches to mediating Sustainability Goals 1843-2030; Diaspora Scot James Wilson started The Economist fir this purpose. Together with the second editor son in law Walter Bagehot The Economist engaged Queen Victoria in reformation of The English Constitution and the purpose of the Queens English to mediate Commonwealth as a social-economic ideology

·         The futures of economics and engineering since 1760. According to the immigrant viewpoint of Diaspora Scots these futures started up in 1760s around two men at Glasgow University: Adam Smith and James Watt

·         1945-1500 Mercantile Empire era from 1500 seen through market mapping. In our view reconciliation of the world wars required the human race out of every locality to unite around a post-colonial world. Merging potential of virtual and real livelihoods is integral to success of this mission




The post industrial era can be defined as one where transformative education systems explained both a nation’s growth exponentials and sustainability more than anything economists could do. Today the biggest economic error place leadership – national city or regional – can make is failing to map just in time how to transform education with deployment if 5G  This is because 5G innovates when kit cone cts order of magnitudes more devic es than personal ones whose subscription revenues made the business model of lower level G . See Hudson debate Nov 2019 video would 5G exist without china 


Countries that continue to lean too much on paper money printed by politicians miss the opportunity to value youth as win-win currency. Unlike the era of consuming up things, sustainabillity knowhow multiplies in communal use. Integrate with that applying technolgy to mobilising big data and other 5G entreurual freedoms and tge 2020s becoens the decade when science fiction no longer exists because anything that can be imagied - for better or for worse - can be co-created 




Today nearly 8 billion people , just over 200 nations are the consequences of exponential future histories like that mapped on page 1. As we are entering 2020s far away from a worldwide education system in which all teachers and students are free to explore how next to humanize machines, the very least we can do is get ahead of the most recent UN declaration of sustainability interdependence – namely 2015 sdg’s. In free countries design media and journalism so that national and other place leaders score 10/10 SDGs on  before being eligible for election, and because market research shows that behavioral selections are not based on balancing 17 factors we need to identify a small number of factors that are congruent to being a 17 sdg specialist





F1 Since 1760 we cant find a more valuable question that a teacher can ask and students can co-create answers to than watt’s : what’s the next revolutionary way to apply machines to intergenerationally  improve the human lot?

Its intriguing to read everything Adam Smith ever wrote as it interfaces watt’s spirit of exploration. Smith triangularised 3 insightful ideas:

·         He defined transparent markets to be ones in which every buyer and seller had enough correct data that growth linked round those who did the most honest things. See moral sentiments and the idea of the invisible hand 1758.

·         He advised that when a bigger mass of people meigrated to a land with far more resources than the island of brutain the smart response would be to seek tio design win-win gtrades not to try to continue to empiore over (americans).- see Advantage of Natuons published in 1776.

·         He had some idealist views of education. He called the whole hierarch of Oxbridge empire education system hopeless as it did nit value the future of youth but instead the ease of bureaucrtaising silos for the benefit of professors and adminstratirs. He was also particularcy concerned for those in top-down factiories whom he saw has having the elast opportunity to explore the enxt revolutionary application of machines. So their lives weren’t boring and enslaved he argued they most needed access to lifelong education geared to how to celebrating how local communitu8es thrive from what they did outside of paid work

F2 If the world wars had a silver lining, it was a concengtaing on innovatiosn to engineering- a complete revolution emerged from world war 2 in computing and codig; extraordinary advances also became within graps on telecommunications; quality of traditional uses of engines had leapt ahead; and the need for better mutual human undestaiding at every latitude and longitiode was made evident by the invention of nuclear power

With the exception of Russian there appeared to be a”United Nations”  consensus that the B8 nations needed to relaunched their sustainabiloity and also take responsibility for mapping a post colonial world. For example, a  teenager who navigated airplanes in world war 2 over south asia could see that however unconsciously over half of the workd’s people resident between latitude 30 north and the dequatir were trapped in pre-indsutrial npovertys (eg no access to electricity grids) and that was a conssequnec mainly of the 2 island emptres of the UK to the west and Japan to the south. When such a teenager was fortunate to survide world war2, graduate in last class of Keynes at Cambridge and apprentice in journalism at The Economist he was told to apply 2 overarching editoirial rules- the first mirrored his post-colonial finding of Eirasia’s needs; his secod help America lead the responsibility of all free nations to outlast stalin.


References & Jargon


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download small enterprise china g20 report chaired by ALI BABA JACK MA -and see why greatest #learinggeneration thanks hangzhou in happiest collaboration opportunities ever played

Xi Jinping: 3.5 billion youth's dreams and livelihoods and our species 17 greatest ever goals linkin with maps and human connectivity Xi shares across all the worlds belt roads

In 2018 over 65national leaders are partnering jinping in mapping a world ofx sustainability investment projects - can you help us develop Belt Roadmapping as quiz for 5th grade teachers everywhere x

Imagine drawing world trade routse between all the world's communities: where do rails and ports needc updrading; where can water and green pipes go alongside rails; which are the new boders bridged: cultiral and youth celebartyions, educational opportunities; how do we make sure 21st is designed to sustain youth and families everywhere in ways 20th c lack of communications tech could never dream of

Dear China, About those Solar Tariffs...

January 26, 2018

by Sarah Ladislaw


This week the Trump administration took a decision to raise tariffs on solar cells and modules imported into the United States. The decision was based on a complaint brought under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. As was discussed in a recent Energy 360 podcast on the topic, make no mistake, this was not a finding that China had conducted unfair trade practices; rather, it was pure protectionism intended for a very narrow domestic constituency


W1 pope francis represnts the culture that has inspired the world's greateast health servants jim kim  (paul farmer). Franciscans value the greatest professionals as those who live with the poores and prefentially app tech


The high-profile Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation concluded in Beijing on Monday. A large number of deals were signed and a joint communique was released, seeking an open and prosperous world economy. China's Foreign Ministry said the fruitful outcome of the forum and its deals are far-reaching.

2017-05-17 14:51 GMT+8

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E2 Bangladesh's Sir Fazle Abed - 46 years and counting as world's number 1 developer of girls livelihhoods

The Point with LIU Xin

CGTN1 / 462
01/25/2018: Blockchain

W2 Guterres - its guterres jobs to unite world citiznes startring at boder crises points all over the world - he and joininping will share mapping data very closely so girls lift up half the sky


 E3 Jack Ma:

E3 Jack Ma: TECH chnasges every opp and risk of world citizens-  from Fintech to Healthtech to Edutech to Govtech:  Jack Ma no techologist values youth globalisation more -its still a baby- lets grow it joyfully- until jack cam along the hi-tech hi-trust  idea of big data small apps wasnt discussed among world leaders

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 In an exclusive report by Andrew Quentson at Coin Journal – Ant Financial, the online payments affiliate of Alibaba and the world’s second most valuable private technology company with a market cap of more than $60 billion, have announced they are rolling out Blockchain technology for payments.

The technology will be first applied to Alipay’s donation platform to improve transparency and provide a trust mechanism with each payment and spending of donations recorded on the Blockchain.

Ant Financial and the Microfinance Management arm of China’s Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), China’s largest and most influential non-governmental organization that specializes in poverty alleviation, have reached a strategic co-operation agreement to expand a model that takes targeted measures to help people lift themselves out of poverty with the aid of the internet and now blockchain tech to more than 300 national and provincial counties within three years.

 leapfrogtv,news - celebrate:

alipay & ant financial bkash mpesa microsolar - rsvp 

W3 Trudeau (macron) Prodi - nobody on the american continent has celebrate jack ma's ideas with more youthful joy - see


E4 Sheikha Moza   & W Thorning-Schmidt

chinawise 2017 delegates china


Over the past 18 months WISE has taken its message to Tunis, Beijing, and Madrid. With the success of these regional forums, WISE announced it will travel to Ghana in May 2018 to team up with WISE Prize for Education Laureate, Dr Patrick Awuah, for WISE@Accra.
WISE will also participate in New York for WISE@UNGA in September, and in March 2019 for WISE@Paris, before returning to Doha in November for WISE 2019.
Pictured from WISE 2017: Young delegates and their teachers engaged with 'The Litttle Engineer' Experiential Learning Lab in the WISE Majlis.

WISE hosts third workshop on strengthening the global 'education ecosystem'

In a pre-summit program, WISE hosted over 80 key education stakeholders for a day-long working session to discuss how to strengthen a global education ecosystem to foster a learning and sharing infrastructure to advance learning outcomes and achieve universal quality education (UN SDG 4). The session was the third gathering on this topic held by the Global Education Ecosystem informal working group created in follow-up to the Education Commission’s Learning Generation Report, and co-led by Teach For All, Center for Global Education (CGE) at the Asia Society, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, Results for Development, the Boston Consulting Group, and WISE.

Matterfund partners with WISE to launch a visual atlas for global educators

Matterfund has partnered with WISE to launch a new visual atlas for education development. Profiling over 300 organizations globally, the living atlas shows initiatives working toward the UN Sustainable Development Goal for universal quality education.
Matterfund enables initiatives to showcase their best work, attract partners, connect to
funding opportunities, and follow compelling projects and publications in education development. The atlas will continue to grow as Matterfund works alongside WISE, NGOs and regional leaders. Initiatives can register to claim their profiles and showcase their work.

Brookings Institution features WISE as one of its 'Innovation Spotters'

WISE House - Villa 7 & 8
Qatar Foundation - Education City
P.O. Box 5825
Doha, Qatar
join the survey of why education is the 21st C economy here - example of how wise and qatar foundation see this from education above all (co-partner with the UN academic impact hubs)

 w4 tim berners lee mit open everything linux negrpronte


E10 hujiang fu - china an dmaybe the world's only education unicorn?

W5 Harrison owen mwheatley dounder special olympics gunter pauli


E8 pres tsinghua  qiu yong  (china’s hubs unicorn) now that there are 5 milion startups a year

W6 Quadirs  - picard legatum abdul latif polak


E5Moon Jae-in

W7 elon musk


E6 Mahbubani  & Modi

W8 Kissinger albright


E7 President Ghana (education un eminent 15)- most truisyed leader of youth africa

E32 Patrick Awuah, ashesi  (belcher Mandela extranet)

E49 rwanda's kagame has been african leaders number 1 cheerleader of youth entrepreneur compoetitions for over a decade including a format co-tested at world bank hq - this has enabled him to position rwanda as african epicentre of or partners in health (founders jim kim paul farmer ophelia dahl) last miile health servant training and emergency support networks (much in demand for ending ebola) ; he co-staged E3 jack ma's first visit to africa in 2017, and can help expand youth entrepreneur networking now that he chairs the african union 


W9 bezos


E9 modi - firts businessman president of India- 2018 is most critical year of sino-india beltroadtech .. E9.1 Nilekani? Modi kalam singh

E11 Softbank founder – genron leader – gov Tokyo  - founder genron ; governor tokyo

W10 Soros or prince charles – sir danny lord stern

  E31 Varela Panama W11 Erna Solberg Tw

Liu He

Prof michael Spence


Wef ai – kai-fu lee sinovation ventures

Try iteratively utilitarian uses is china vision –bat vs fag – larger gets larger more data loop continues – so sinovation tries to add new competition to big 3 (everyone now trying to package as ai company this problem novice will lose short) 2018 year of successes and bubbles in ai

Icos are a big problem

First isn’t it save non-hackable- 2nd whose data is it (china starts with utalitsarin over privacy)


Uk leads in protection – could also use blockchain- but protection slows down innovation


Ai makes it essential we change education frequencies  - ai teacer trainers – change education- change work ethic – jobs of compassion;



E13 yunus Hirsch danoce 2 and hec1

dahl? Mcormack?

Senna? Larry brilliant? Skoll? Schwab? summits


E26 Maharishi

E27 Amma

E28 Jagdsih Gandhi family

Founder special Olympics thorkile sonee monica yunus


E19 foubnder cheung uni

wilaims freling


E12 Pony ma ten cent

Larouche family


Jd founder

(prince charles)


E16 Baidu

Sir danny and stern and head aiib


E14 Xiaomi

Richard liu jd

Cullture entrepfounder c100


James liang ctrip

Also interested chinas demographics youth jianzhang

Talent pool same dlar amount r&d bit 3 timnes less cost by=ut as msart youth- downside can be in 20 years time

Khan academy

Dounder bridges intl


E16 Zheng Hue green

Dounder corwall tourism


E17 Who at wen

Gordon dryden


E18 Founder chian hubs and ent suburb

Prof micheal Spence


E30 Founders ushahidi ihum jamii bora mpesa wangaari maathai predint Ghana eminent 15

W96 ray anderson


E31 Taddy Blecher

Current president Indonesia

Current president Tanzania


W99 Smith keynes wilson bagehot marx



Monday, July 20, 2015

ammauni - help celebrate and amrati university

In 2015, our 44th year since first debating in The Economist whether elders of the pre-digital age would be up to designing education millennials need to be sustainable and to enjoy wonderful livelihoods, we have been led to believe by Women4Empowerment that alumni and partners of amma may be leading the top 10 partnerships of open learning that values millennials across every country 

 if you are an alumni of amma we always like to co-share news of your next actions; lead partners were last reviewed by UNai July 7 2015 - some of our notes on whos amma who are at these bookmarks  1 2

 in 2014 our top new find was the opne learning campus being designed around millenial foolowers of jim kim , paul farmer, poper francis and others (across americas, rome and catholics as the largest socially accountable identity) who help millennials tahe on sustainability transformations through the POP (Preferantial Option Poor) 

in 2013 our hope was that China, brac and the elarning satellite yazmi would come together in celebrating education as the greatst way to empower development

in 2012 we were hioping that south african poartnbers of taddy blecher and mandela extranet's million jobs curricukum woulkd linking through every african ihub 

we continue to believe that education is the only optimistic rational model of economics designed around maximnising ineteractions of 7.25 billion peoples livelihoods 

we love to hear fro you any time if you are search a similar map to ours

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waahington dc mobile 240 316 8157

macrae family - 

online library of norman macrae-- 


10:41 am edt 

Monday, February 18, 2013

MOOC NM007 Youth Entrepreneurship

eg 6 weeks curriculum to youth entrepreneurship


1 introduction to what is Youth Entrepreneurship and why is it more important in 2010s than ever before


My fathers life work editing youth economics at The Economist suggests worldwide youth need to understand the following future history challenges of 2010s: (each worth a week's study)


From keynes pro-youth economists are those who behave as if they know that a place can only grow if capital is structured so that family's savings invest in next generation out of that place- but will global capital be structure that way ahead? or will it be taken over by keynes greatest enemy "the macroeconomist" who hires himself out to richest, most speculative or most political?


From Entrepreneurial Revolution dialogues hosted in The Economist since 1972 (see first survey The Next Forty Years) we know that the systems war of integrating mass and digtal media introduces these critical issues (each meriting a week's module)


week 2 challenge 1 will multi-win models be designed  (way above zero-sum) so youth can innovate with million timss more collaboration technology? will we joyfully take economics beyond the industrial era's scarcity models of consuming up things to knowhow models which multiply value in use? what are the compound opportunities and threats of a) going borderless and b) embracing communications death of the cost of distance; how will society license 21st C (bottom up and open) professionals to be experts in preventing externalisation instead of 20th C's experts in externalisation


 Did we learn the right lesson when usa withdrew licence from Andersen to audit due to being worst of big 5 global accountants in ability to transparently audit sustainability exponentials and unseen wealth). andersen partners lived in a zero-sum value added world-  they believed the more billions they were worth to global businesses however much goodwill they lost with cheatin local societies that billions +0= billions; even these hard-nosed managers might have made less badwill decisions if they had correctly model value multiplication. If you zeroise trust of society you will eventually becoe worth billions*0=0. More examples of this maths at and


weej 3 challenge 2 : explore reasons of norman macrae's first book journalising net generation (published 1984) and its maps of why 30000 microfranchises would need to be searched out- that is community service solutions that are replicable wherever life critically needed and where value is mainly or wholly retained in community of production;; how did this connect with schumacher's 2 million global village world as the only way to design a planet where next baby born anywhere has a fair chance to grow up healthy and productive


week 4 challenge 3 what millennium goals are only intended as PR and which ones will we invest in youth of net generation achieving? how do you audit whole global and local secors purposes for responsibility of achieving the milennium goal sector is most relevant to?; which millennium goals can unite all 4 hemispheres , different cultures, rich and poor?  - for example how does defintion of purpose of education as "learning a living" fit into celebrating this heroic time


understanding phases of net generation's first 30 years since 1984 and why we are all now ever more urgently being confronted by irreversible opporunities and threats of 2014-2024

the open versus the closed tech movements' -what people like joi ito at
mit media lab mean by saying we've seen moores law apply to silicon capacity but we havent yet seen it viralise the apps all societies most collaboratively need


the job creating versus job reoplacing movements of what info technology is for


understanding what organsiitional change is really neeed if net generation is to be responsible for innovating more new knowhow than whole of human history


searching out top 100 collaboration leaders sho still believe 2010s can be worldwide youth's most productive, sustainble and heroic time 


searching out a public mass broadcaster who represents the people's good news empowering bottom up community which is where the contextual integration of all sustainability challenges begins or ends


week 6 what are some of the most exciting experiments liberating 2010s as youth's most productive decade:

moocs themselves

youth entrepreneur competitions including those that prize youth re-editing missing schools

what can we learn form south africa's free university movement animated around mandela partnerships operationally coordnated by the blechers with some economic publicity help from eg branson and some tech help from eg google africa


peer to peer movements

maps of educational netwrks that are celebratuing learning a living


massively debating results from community broadband experiments

listing gamechangers for norman's other 7 wonders beyond education - eg cashless banking is a game chnager of financial services and it also celebrates the queestion: who can best start a currency chain so that it invests in youth

contratsing where princuples of pro-youth economics are exactly opposite way round from economics that doesnt value youth's futures

why norman considered since 1975 asian economics as core to sustaining worldwide youth centry 1976-2075- with particular foci on 3 countries whose economic models he was most curious about: japan, bangladesh, china

1:16 pm est 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Breaking News - Collaborations sought Yunus Microeconomics Glasgow Summit July 4
Muhammad Yunus is coming to Glasgow for 48 hours between July 3-5

we are arranging:
microcreditsummit with 300 adam smith alumni and other microeconomists - basically since keynes professionals have known

that only economics rules the world's systems - SO as these 2008 debates of yunus first social business book show, the $64 trillion dollar question is: will globalisation be ruled by

  • macroeconomics of the wall street kind that will ultimately pauper and big brother us peoples everywhere or
  • microeconomics that integrates communities by co-creating 7 billion good jobs that lead to a knowledge networking age of humanly extraordinary productivity and sustain an order of magnitude more health and wealth - provided we unite round ending poverty and solving other potentially worldwide system failures

70th birthday wiishmaking sessions for Muhammad Yunus

Launches of platforms aimed at making Glasgow one of the best twin cities with Dhaka (the city en route to all sustainability capiyals)

THE TIME IS NOW (Last chapter yunus new book Building Social Businenss)
help charter key dates in the 2010s which yunus calls humanity's most exciting decade - the one where we race to regain sustainabilioty of peoples, communities and planet - compare that with the 1960s which only had a race to the moon - rumor has it that dr yunus sees london olympics 2012 as the greatest stage ever mediated where a fringe expo of social businesses on how our interactions can sustain the earth may be of far more enduring significance and exciting momentum than the spectator sports. Come on BBC discover that you are the peoples world service- potentially the most exciting social business in broadcasting , the jewel in the crown of UK and global sustainability economies. We need you to be proactive before Euro tsunami reigns over us all

more info chris.macrae
skype isabellawm   - association of family foundations

2:58 am edt 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

can you help us with the media of chapter 9 : The Time is Here

case study


1:33 pm edt 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

connecting drucker and yunus social business -mpping back yunus social business olympics

Thursday, 20 May, 2010 13:49
gladius when are you flying off to claremont- is it possible to see any of the content you have been preparing on connections between drucker and yunus social business?
you mentioned drucker originally hails from vienna; yunus dropped by jonathans hub there -perhps we need a big picture poster something sofia's frind tom ball is expert at amd which I left my copy with zasheem!
gladius- have you got yunus new book yet? ; I will be in london my 25 for several days; if you are leaving before that sofia has copies
michael- are there a few lines you would like gladius to hand out on type of contributions the new journal values from acdemics; equally I am thinking more about  cases and literature review styles ceos can read;
I also wonder what examples there are of journal styles in revolutionry and interdiscoplinary fields - wonder if action learning friends at bath have some samples
gladius' campus is near the olympics stadium - so a superb place to run yunus fringe festival out of -hopefully with london-glasgow being the main hosts- want to go and ask tmeout if they would do  special edition like liberation did in paris on the min day youth came from all over france to convene in two by 3500 person entrepreneur summits (main one hsoted by olivier at ; will paul's bbc green networks, and elkington's sustainability networks and british councils and royal society networkers begining to join on the same map london is the make or break citizens platform if biggest badwill capitals nd public broadcsting (eg london NY dc) are ever going to be turned round to value freedom of speech for social business 
8:53 am edt 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

To Yunus Peoples in Italy
Dr Yunus personal mission  for the rest of his life is to meet up with the biggest orgnsitions in the world (or more precisely those that own the most technology or knowledge -please note of these are networks to be formed- eg unite all of a city’s universities caring faculties and students around eg job camps)
however macrogoverned systems' past has been Yunus wnts to invite them to try to do one good expeiment with their technology in bangaldesh;his idea is then  to give them so much publicity of the value of doing good (with technology whose marginal cost to them is next  nothing) that we start to turn the 1000 least sustainable orgnisatoins to some of the collaborative (abe zero sum) and most sustainable
I assume that you do understand that the history of poverty and the battle of the sexes are completely intwined. Anyone ( my faimly and I trust) with the slightest understanding of how to change media for the greater good starts there
the is no point coming to our next Yunus open space unless you can happily contribute to that wish of his;I can see it  clashes with what many of his peoples networks have done  in the past -and my god have my facourite community building peers and I had difficulty in adjusting to this living script of global grameen (or I have anyway though it plays to most of my 30 years of professional relationship building having worke directly on and with leaders of 50 of the world's 100 largest brands)


Here is the most important stage in your part of the world – what can you tell us about connecting with it that you will allow me to circulate widely (in trying to promote the most open source dynamics around yunus ,I get immensely tired of being told mil re confidential when I cant see what the confidential bit is – we lose the sustainability of the world by getting so boxed in – dont try to censor me with such a culture on me without extremely sensitive and timely reasoning)

On 10 July 2010 – the first annual Social Business Day – there will be another large scale event promoted by Hans to celebrate the accomplishment of social business. Sponsored by the city of Milan , it will be held in the city centre where some 20000 people are expected to assemble to enjoy the music and festivities that will launch the event; Milan ’s Mayor Letizzia Moratti has become a major ally of social business. She is helping to work with Unicredit to launch Grameen Italia, and will highlight social business to Expo 2015 in Milan

(If you most want to help – why not printout dad’s attached bio- post it to Romano Prodi and ask whether he wants to join yunus 70th birthday wishes and join in the 34th year of the entrepreneurial revolution  which he was in at the start of when he was translater of my dad’s 1976 storylines on how we needed to embed micro systems into the world’s biggest ones before going irreversibly global) Perhaps you could also get in touch with Monica Yunus to see if she is helping and needs help with Milan –since she is one of the most grounded of ladies I have met in 4 years of this yunus merry go round. I absolutely agree that we need a most grounded womens capitals of yunus network ...
11:23 am edt 

Friday, May 14, 2010

world premier of yunus booktalk - Building Social Business

rsvp if you wish to connect your yunus bookclubs with ours

Thank you for hosting this fantastic start to the only book I know of whose readers' social value interactions can change the world's sustainability. By staging an event at the Ronald Reagan World Trade Centre a few hundred yards from the centre of superpower, University of Maryland has raised the bar for all future booktalks, and your two years of getting social value creation and finance to face off with each other is the best world series DC is ever likely to see.

As with dr yunus' first social business book, my family and media friends are hosting 1000 yunus bookclub with the intent of open sourcing an optimal sets of maps of where people can connect with yunus on what project

Would it be appropriate if I brought over to Melissa a stock of 50 books? One idea would be to selectively hand these out to students and faculty -and then after summer - you could extend your weekly Dingman entrepreneur pitch to a parallel social business surgery. If relevant I could attend early surgeries until our mapping databank and its relationship permissions is fully internalised at RHS. My father worked for 40 years at The Economist and believes networks round Yunus are the only way we now have to restore microeconomics before macroeconomics serial crashes (wall street, greek economy ... ) irreversibly harm our childrens futures.

other 50 + book centres are Yunus Centre Glasgow where cam is the 2nd social business professor in the world - he is charged with statistics of how how microhealth and microcredit impact each other; see more at page 160-163 of Yunus book ; also at glasgow is zasheem a friend of dr yunus since youth who has been working for 20 years to unite students and faculty in re-examining how adam smith and dr yunus are on the same microeconomics track; there will be an extraordinary microeconomics summit on 4th July in Glasgow, which my family is co-sponsoring, where there will also be a 5 days late opportunity to pledge 70th birthday wishes to dr yunus- it would be fantastic on maryland could join this party

london leader -and yunus 69th birthday host in Dhaka - sofia whose job creation social business and coming "popularised" business models handout melissa knows about

there is sam's results and microcredit network who have been sampling congressmen and have followed yunus booktalk down to Houston where there will be a particular focus on job creation; sam's microcreditsummit network have been asked by Queen Sofia of Spain to try and spot 100 microcredits in over 50 countries ready to replicate the youth mobile microcredit of  which started in kenya. Queen Sofia will personally be chief host of the world microcreditsummit in spain in november 2011; and in parallel President "Son of Microcredit" Obama and Hilary Clinton have started hosting 60 country entrepreneurship summits (see footnote)

there is jonathan's 25 intercapital entrepreneur hubs  ; there is alex at GWU who started schools microcredit networks in the boston area at age of 15 with support of his dad's friends at the young presidents network; there is caitlin who as  senior at swarthnmore is a yunus youth ambassador and the first student to sustain a year long social business students club; there is the Royal Society of Arts that picks up your baton as first booktalk in Europe

win-win-win multipliers of the social value interaction map extend round the world with paris my main field visit space this semester thanks to the extraordinary 3000 youth and 1500 social business training formats coordinated by but I better stop...!


chris macrae feedback from first 50 book readers
President Obama
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; Washington, DC; April 26, 2010, Inuagiual President Summit on Entrepreneurship
Look at the professor who came up with an idea -- micro-credit -- that empowered the rural poor across his country, especially women and children. That’s the powerful example of Dr. Yunus.

Look what happened when Muhammad shared his idea with a woman from Pakistan, who has since lifted hundreds of thousands of families and children out of poverty through a foundation whose name literally means “miracle.” That’s the example of Roshaneh Zafar. (Applause.)

Look what happened when that idea spread across the world -- including to people like my own mother, who worked with the rural poor from Pakistan to Indonesia. That simple idea, began with a single person, has now transformed the lives of millions. That’s the spirit of entrepreneurship.

So, yes, the new beginning we seek is not only possible, it has already begun. It exists within each of you, and millions around the world who believe, like we do, that the future belongs not to those who would divide us, but to those who come together; not to those who would destroy, but those who would build; not those trapped in the past, but those who, like us, believe with confidence and conviction in a future of justice and progress and the dignity of all human beings regardless of their race, regardless of their religion.

That’s the enormous potential that we’re hoping to unlock during this conference and hoping to continue not only this week but in the months and years ahead- starting with Turkey 2011

6:36 pm edt 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

thanks sam - a wonderful jorney you have kindly taken most of us  on

Formal Embargo Ynus 70th Birthday + 4days

its a little bit jumping the gun but we are starting to collect papers out of glasgow on connections between adam smith and yunus and everything in between that is micro up, community regenerating, ending poverty and job creating 

ever since the wrong sort of alpha males worked out that economics rules the world to quote Keynes (democracy etc is subservient to it) there has always been a war between

***micro whose heroes started with adam smith (scotland lost ints nationhood to an interntional banking scam in 1700! making scots very impudent when it cmes to whose a prticlar economic model actually spinning for) and collaboratively goes on today with people like yourself yunus ingrid munro fazle abed and queen sofia

*** and macro which tends to be faceless but is sponsoired by the big gets bigger, the speculative get more speculative, the imagemker and lobbyists spend on media however much is needed to drown out goodwill,  common sense, free speech and free market   ;

terrifyingly the battle between micro and macro becomes much more intense whenever new media technology comes along; if micro loses out on this worldwide decade we wont ever get back to community common sense - no wonder yunus new book says 2010s is the most exciting decade to be - the 60s only had the moon to race; the 2010s has our whole planet at stake

which is all to say a case history of results would in my view be a core read in a first issue of glasgow's journal

chris chatup lines from first 50 people who have read yunus new book

Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls and Redemption

I want to talk with you today about purpose, poverty, pitfalls and redemption—how committing my life to the end of poverty has given my life purpose, the pitfalls I have faced along the way, especially now, and how seeing redemption in the work I support has returned me to my original vision and commitment.

Let me begin with two quotes that have guided my life and point to the “purpose and poverty” dimension of my talk.

The first is from retired Republican Senator Mark Hatfield who said:

We stand by as children starve by the millions because we lack the will to eliminate hunger.  Yet we have found the will to develop missiles capable of flying over the polar cap and landing within a few hundred feet of their target.  This is not innovation it is a profound distortion of humanity’s purpose on earth. Please let that sink in.  Hatfield said: (repeat quote)
It’s time for us to consider the question, ‘What is humanity’s purpose on earth?’ 
Inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller said:

The things to do are the things that need doing.  That you see need to be done and that no one else seems to see need to be done.You’ll see Fuller’s words at work when I tell my story and that of one of my heroes Muhammad Yunus.
Here’s my story.  I went from having degrees in music and playing percussion instruments in the Miami Philharmonic orchestra for 12 years to devoting my life to ending poverty first through founding RESULTS, the citizens lobby on ending global poverty and then founding the Microcredit Summit Campaign.
That’s quite a shift and I’ve been asked what motivates me.  When I look back through my life, two of the events that stand out are the following.  In 1964, I played tympani in the orchestra at my high school graduation.   
Before the ceremony started, one of the flute players came back to the percussion section and told me that a high school fraternity brother of mine, one year younger than I, had died the day before in a tractor-trailer accident in Georgia.  I was 17 at the time.  When I was 17 I thought I had forever.  But as I went through my friend’s funeral, the days of mourning, and went with his younger brother after the funeral to pick up his report card from his homeroom teacher, I realized that maybe I had 17 more minutes, or 17 more months, or 17 more years. It was then, at the age of 17, that I began asking myself, “Why am I here?  What am I here to do? What is my purpose?”  No answers, just the questions.

Four years later, on college graduation day in 1968, Robert Kennedy died.  There were more questions about purpose.  Why am I here, what am I here to do? No real answers, just the questions, more and more clearly.

Ten years later I went to a presentation on The Hunger Project focused on ending world hunger.  Up until that point I hadn’t thought about world hunger much.  Actually I was oblivious.  But if you lifted up the oblivious--right underneath I felt hopeless.  I was quite sure that hunger was inevitable, mostly because there were no solutions.  It had to be that way, because if there were solutions, somebody would have done something about it by then.

But at the presentation it became clear that there was no mystery to growing food, or becoming literate or gaining access to clean water or basic health.  When I looked at it honestly, I realized that I wasn’t hopeless about the perceived lack of solutions.  What I felt hopeless about was human nature!  People would just never get around to doing the things that could be done to end hunger.  I also realized that there was one human nature that I had control over - my own—and of course I had these pent-up questions: why am I here—what is my purpose?

So I got involved.  Between 1978 and 1979 I spoke to 7,000 high school students about ending world hunger—in Miami where I lived and Los Angeles where I moved.  Before I went into the first classroom I read statements from the US National Academy of Sciences and others calling for the “political will” to end hunger.

So I asked 7,000 high school students for the name of their member of Congress.  I didn’t want to know if they had written them or met them, just the name. Do you want to guess the number of students out of 7,000 who knew the name of their member of Congress?

200 knew the name of their member of Congress (fewer than 3 percent) and 6,800 didn’t know the name.  RESULTS was started out of that gap—the calls for the political will to end hunger on the one hand and the lack of basic information on who represented us in Washington on the other.

I moved to Washington, DC in 1985 as the first staff member of RESULTS and we lobbied on behalf of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) a small UN agency based in Rome.  IFAD sent us videos of three groups they had invested in. One was a Dutch documentary of a little bank in    Bangladesh with 42,000 borrowers called the Grameen Bank.  Usually I would say that as we learned more, it took our breath away.  But now I would say that we were touched by the unleashing of the human spirit, by redemption, people’s honor and worth being restored.
During 1985 the 50 RESULTS chapters in 27 states would watch the video on Grameen Bank and then write their member of Congress.  In 1986 we had legislation introduced supporting microenterprise as it was known then.  Over a one-year period the volunteers in RESULTS generated 100 editorials on the microenterprise legislation.  In 1987 Muhammad Yunus came to our office and spoke by conference phone to editorial writers in 28 cities.  In 1988 Muhammad Yunus joined the RESULTS Board.  Eighteen years later he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Meeting Muhammad Yunus, who has become a dear friend, has been a critical part my life and my work for the last 23 years.  Let me tell you the story of how he started Grameen Bank, but in a way I’ve never told it.  Let me tell you with the spiritual transformation at the center.

After getting a PhD in economics at Vanderbilt in Tennessee, Muhammad Yunus returned to his newly independent country Bangladesh and taught at a university.  There was a famine in the country and here is what I usually stress, ‘Prof. Yunus said the economic theories in my text book are very elegant, but they aren’t working in the village next to my campus.  I am going to go into the village and learn economics from the villagers.

The piece that I usually leave out is the fact that this young professor of economics was having a spiritual crisis.   With starving people virtually at the doorstep of his university he wondered about the value of all the fancy theories he was teaching.  He said he started to dread his own lectures and their elegant theories. 

So in 1976 he went into the village next to his campus to see if he could be of use to even one person for one day. In the village of Jobra, Prof. Yunus met Sofia Khartum who made bamboo stools. She became his new teacher.  

He asked her how much profit she made each day.

"Two cents" she replied.  

He was shocked and asked why she only made two pennies profit for such a beautiful stool.  She told him that she didn't have the money to buy the bamboo so she borrowed the money from a trader, a money lender on the condition that she sell the finished product back to him at a price he set.  The moneylender's price barely covered the cost of the bamboo, leaving her with a two-penny return on her hard work.

"If you could sell the stools to anyone, could you make more?" Prof. Yunus asked.
"I could," she replied, "but I don't have the money to buy the bamboo so I have to keep borrowing it from the money lender."
Prof. Yunus had a student go around the village to see who else borrowed from the moneylender. The student found 42 people who needed a grand total of $27 to free themselves from this debt trap, less than $1 each.
He lent the 42 people $27 from his pocket allowing them to pay off the money-lender, buy their raw materials, make their products and sell them to the highest bidder.  Sofia Khartum’s profits soared from two cents a day to $1.25 a day.  Those 42 people were the first borrowers of what became Grameen Bank, which means village bank.  It now has more than 8 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women and it affects the lives of more than 40 million family members.
Another glimpse of the revolution he promulgated came years later when he would be asked what his strategy was in forming Grameen Bank.  Here’s how he would reply: “I didn’t have a strategy, I just kept doing what was next.  But when I look back, my strategy was, whatever banks did, I did the opposite.  If banks lent to the rich, I lent to the poor.  If banks lent to men, I lent to women.  If banks made large loans, I made small ones.  If banks required collateral, my loans were collateral free.  If banks required a lot of paperwork, my loans were illiterate friendly.  If you had to go to the bank, my bank went to the village.  Yes, that was my strategy.  Whatever banks did, I did the opposite.” [End of quote.]  Do you see the revolution here—the rule breaking?
This should have been warning of what was to come when microfinance institutions began to run more like commercial banks and what that might do to the soul of microfinance.
I am fortunate to have been one of the leading advocates for microfinance over the last 25 years.  We have been so successful in our advocacy that the field is out of control and now the profit-maximizers, those who want to make big money from the poor are rushing in.  This leads me from the poverty and purpose part of my talk to the pitfalls and redemption portion.
What are the problems that have become pitfalls?  There are profit maximizers who charge the poor 85% interest, 100% interest, or more.  As Prof. Yunus says, we started microcredit to free people from the money-lenders, not to become the new money lenders.
There are some whose very high interest rates lead to very high profits but the profits are not used for the benefit of the clients.  They are not used to lower interest rates, they are not used to bring new products to the clients, they are not used to provide dividends to the clients. 
The largest initial public stock offering (IPO) of the last few years generated tens of millions of dollars in profits for senior managers.  Institutions that invested $1 million walked away with more than $100 million profit each from the IPO.  What did the clients receive from the IPO?  Zilch!  Nada!  Nothing!
I had an epiphany at the Africa-Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit that I coordinated in Nairobi, Kenya last month.  I now see that the spiritual dimension of microfinance, the redemptive dimension of microfinance is central to my vision for the field.  The technical issues are important, but only if they serve the transformational dimension.

Here’s an example of what I mean by microfinance for redemption told to me by another of my heroes, Ingrid Munro of Jamii Bora, a microfinance institution in Kenya. 

After the post election violence in Kenya, Jamii Bora received funds to rebuild one of the markets that had been destroyed in the rioting.  They decided they had to find the rioters who burned down the market and engage them in rebuilding it. 

I don’t know of any microfinance organization in the world that, if given funds to rebuild a market destroyed in rioting, would say “We have to find the rioters and engage them in rebuilding it.”  And if they said it, I don’t think they could find them.  And if they found them, I don’t think they could convince the rioters to help rebuild what they had destroyed.

But Jamii Bora’s staff are all former members of the program, people who were former slum-dwellers, some of them former beggars, prostitutes, and thieves before they joined the program, so they are close to the ground.

The leader of the gang that destroyed the market was known as “The General.”  Jamii Bora staff talked with him about helping rebuild what they had destroyed.  When the General first met Ingrid he told her he was very upset at her staff when they first talked with him because they didn’t realize how dangerous he was.

But they convinced the General and his gang to help rebuild the market.  They paid the gang to guard the materials at night and paid them to help rebuild with others during the day. 

After the market was rebuilt they engaged the General and some of the gang in microfinance.  The general created a business that uses sheet metal to build cases that children use to keep their things in when they go to simple boarding schools. 

He came to Ingrid last year and told her that he hadn’t gone to his home village for 13 years because his mother was so ashamed of him.  But he had just gone home and his mother cried for three days because she was so happy about how he had turned his life around.

There are many visions for microfinance including this one: using microfinance for redemption.   The dictionary defines redemption as restoring one’s honor or worth, setting one free.

The world’s poor need this kind of redemption—redemption that restores their honor and worth and sets them free.  Redemption that Prof. Yunus saw with the $27 he lent to 42 people 34 years ago—redemption he and other microfinance leaders around the world have seen over the years.And here is another kind of transformation the world needs—that we look at people whom we had previously seen as the problem instead as the solution.  The world needs us to change our own thinking rather than writing people off as incapable of transforming their own lives. 

Let me close with this quote from George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman:

[quote] “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being a force of nature, instead of a selfish, feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me, it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

Let us work together to ensure that we use our lives for a purpose recognized by ourselves as a mighty one, that we use our lives to bring us closer to the end of poverty or a resolution to any of the problems that confront us.

I thank you.

Join us at the Global Microcredit Summit
November 14-17, 2011 in
Valladolid, Spain
1:30 pm edt 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

thanks Cath - Caroline is a great inspiration for communiuties and sustainablity of main street families wherever she connects
Up until London 2005's dismal year of make poverty history, I worked very closely (networks connecting adviser) with john bunzl of simpol party for 2 years who Caroline knows; there is  very hot opportunity to get involved with yunus at Royal Society of Arts may 26 if we could find way to explain mutual interests in time; after that july 4 glasgow which is actually yunus strategy centre for whole of europe on sorts of community gorunded and sustaining things I understand carloline to want to move forward;  sofia , zasheem, paul rose (who works with prince charles and Lord Sainsbury's eldest dughter on green prizes at  all know a lot more about whos' yunus who in london and uk green mircoeconomics than I do; yunus intends to bring an expo of everything he's ever done on green and sustainbility to london olympics- sofia is london peoples leader collecting action info on linking back from that future in ways to communally action now; yunus expects to bring at lest 100 global organisational partners to that event in the inuagural briefing he gave to global grameen alumni (including zasheem, sofia and me) in germany nov 2009 which his new book now celebrates  
helen worked on research of microcredit for cameron 2 years ago - and may well know which political subgroups understand how this is the microeconomics key to door to green and job cretion agenda;
president obmaa's and hilary clinton's and 100+ congressmens apprecition of yunus has helped erstore yes we can is towards the end of this transcript; sam daley-harris knows worldwide conectiosn ofthis of which queen sofi in spain is the number 1 opinion leader across Europe, and I would say worldwide
I am absolutely hopeless at politics but can map sustainability economics of networks of systems if that ever becomes relevant
chris  washington DC (1) 301 881 1655 isabellawm foundation skype isabellawm  
main ref
1:56 pm edt 

Yunus 70-th birthday wish party - well 5 days late also 235th entrepreneurs celebration of DoI

Hi 69th birhday trekkers, global grameen alumni and recent friends of making yunus biggest wishes become collaboration true, and cirizens worldwide joining sustainability's greatest races

This year's 70th birthday collaboration wish party for dr yunus is being coordinated by Sofia's and my good friend Sasheem out of glasgow July 4 which intends to be yunus best collaboration city. Zasheem is -a personal friend of dr yunus since youth and who for 20 years has been connecting glasgow's universities in demanding micro-entrepreneurial revolution; glasgow has the 2nd social business professor in the world and may soon have more sb profs than anywhere; after yunus firsl talk here (Glasgow 1 dec 2008) the grameen nursing institute was born with glasgowcal supplying its nursing teachers; 2 floors of grameenhq have already started teaching 40 village girls while nike's 5 million dollars builds a proper teaching hospital centre in dhaka

if you can promise you can make a SB happen for dr yunus or journalise a world leading case connecting your region or life's pplication area, please write to zasheem who is coordinating invites (cc me if you wish); my family's current social busienss loans include journal of social business and Sofia's london creative labs are in effect minor co-sponsors of this event

The summit is also more formally called  microeconomics summit partly to celebrate the scottish microeconomics track which began with adam smith and ended with my dad (unless we can find ways of continuing it through yunus, dhaka, and twinned capitsl of sustainability economics)

chris macrae  DC (1) 301 881 1655

skype isabellawm - family foundation association

9:30 am edt 

Friday, May 7, 2010

congratulations to green party mp
Dear Caroline
could I ask - do your views of sustainability system designs and community building linkin with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus; my friend Zasheem at Glasgow University is 90% likely to be putting on a summit with him on july 4 at Glasgow Caledonian University which will re-examine what Scot Adam Smith actually said about advantages of nations, one of Yunus' 5 partnering universities around the world.
During 2005's unsuccessful year of make poverty history, I had volunteer role of connecting John's simultaneous policy networks and researching peoples biggest sustainability wishes sans frontieres- I have been mapping networks as what will sustain or break the world since 1984 and dad and my future history on net generation
Paul Rose BBC broadcaster on polar and solar attended dr yunus 69th birthday wishes dilaogue hosted by London Leader Sofia who is dedicated to experimenting with Yunus inspired community building methods on Job Creation. Next month Yunus is 70 and his 7th decade wishes on making 2010s the most exciting decade have just been published. As he says our generation's race has the earth and peoples to save with extraordinary technology capabilities, whereas the 60s only had the moon race. Yunus aims to swarm all his sustainability project leaders on the London Olympics. Paris has already scaled up at least 50000 youth microentrepreneur networkers of Yunus thanks to such actors as the minister of employent/youth Martin Hirsch, Sarkozi's public celebrations of DR Yunus book ordering the main business school HEC to make curricula around it and extraordinary new media  
by coincidence Yunus youtubed from number`10 in April 2008 on one of the worst days for British banklng ; Glasgow's main research with Yunus is on healthcare, wellbeing and going beyond welfare systems, and on restoring knowledge of Adam Smith's purpose- though zasheem could explain better than I ; also peter challen friend of John's  was at 2008 lunch in Saint James my father hosted with dr yunus on need for community economics to sustain us all, 
Not everyone knows that in 1843 The Economist (where dad worked for 40 years advocating microeconomic system design )was founded to make the biggest transformation of parliament history; its founder wanted it closed once corn laws and capital piunishment were repealed
a couple of weeks ago Obama hosted Presidents Summit on Entrepreneurship - one of his best chances of getting back to yes we can community building agnedas including his pledge to 5 million green jobs; a quarter of his speech was on Muhammad Yunus
In Bangladesh Yunus' bank for the poor installs more solar units than the whole of the USA.
Yunus new book on sustainability system design may get an early read by dozens of members of Congress whom Sam has built relationships with over last 20 years. In Europe his main ally is Queen Sofia of Spain - probably the greatest VIP of End Poverty and sustainable communities. In the event that you know anyone who might want a copy, sofia in Brixton has the UK stock of the 1000 my friends and I are distributing around the world. (Or I could deliver copies this weekend to anywhere drivable from london)
4:24 am edt 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dear Friends

Since working at Coopers & Lybrand in 1990 where I had some inane experiences caused by  some professional rules that haven’t changed for 100 years  I have been working on what assumptions global professions make that do not compound sustainable futures. 

As of 1998 my goodwill audit was sufficient to forecast the implosion of Andersen if it didn’t stop devaluing true and fair; social business maths is the simplest subset of what I map in assessing exponential futures of systems , networks and global markets

I think this has relevance to the idea of a microcredit course

either 1 such a course becomes like  a customised  trojan horse empowering different professional lecturers to identify what they no longer teach the way they did before wall street imploded; in other words one needs  group compilation of what theory is no longer safe and then one can frame your interdisciplinary course in microcredit to help with changes in the other courses

or you view microcredit as  practice change that perhaps isnt taught either by faculty or student but is an action learning space in which both can question each other as project based experiences grow; I dont know how your culture deals with other ideas that have radically changed and needed both students and faculty to explore with each other

When facilitating how every one is faced with change at same time in an organisation I find the following process minimal
Needs to have been signed off by top person and that person has committed a co-worker to involve everyone who needs to be involved
After interviews of what each expert most wants to change a workshop format is developed in which everyone involved is expected to attend and where in this case a few key slides on microcredit are presented as much from  does this way of presenting it let us introduce all the other changes we have agreed on as being  perfect microcredit course (
One of the beauties of pure microcredit is a 5th grader can get its key rules – the hard part is how to interface it with all the complex stuff that is in situ and whose conflicts with people it would ultimately be replacing )
I don’t know if RHS faculty might want to pilot this during the summer – perhaps it depends on the book; of course if RHS could do it to themselves they could then consult on doing it to other faculties and indeed to folk like USAID – perhaps become the yunus centre on how to introduce microcredit to reframe what top-down macroeconomic assumptions no longer help anyone 
I assume at some level HEC does this : I am pretty sure none of the other yunus centres get involved in general theory reframing ; they are set on practice projects yunus wants- that’s  why there are 2 types of yunus university partners – those doing something like changing nursing and health systems; those changing the sustainability of 21st c professional curricula
In spain I would recommend that microcredisummit fast tracks this by seeing if there could be Queen Sofia University Centres of microcredit in a few universities but then I am just an impudent scot who encourages hi-trust leaders to enjoy branding the future and letting the past fade into history  -
My father actions  much stronger hypothesis that this is your entrepreneurial revolution duty if you know how failing systems trap peoples
9:24 am edt 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In Bangladesh they joyfully say DEVELOPMENT is both the instruments and the process through which humans creatively strive for peace and prosperity Depending who you are listening to talking to Dr Yunus or Fazle Abed or Ingrid Munro, I think the problem for economics is the micro up system change flows through so many disciplines and applications

magic10.gif you'd be welcome to reword the chart attached bur starting with the middle box: I label microbanking and the system change of social business that Bangladesh invented in the 1970s as both 1 and 10 - you can study microbanking at basic level of execution and by the time its flowed its virtuous spiral round all the other interfaces shown it becomes your macro integrator of everything (something demanded back in 1976 in The economist's survey of Entrepreneurial Revolution)  - or in other words microbanking and social business system models need action learning through both  elementary and advanced maps for every age and culture for those interested in sustainability investment in 9 through 2 we hear 9 when dr yunus convenes global grameen clubs of global brand ceos and invited them to partner in innovation designed to test how free their global market is to be sustainable we see 8 when new university curriculum of sustainability are assembled we see 7 when JP Morgan and Ingrid talk to each other, and incidentally single interest foundations are I posit evil for a 21st C world we see 6 when Obama addresses clinton global initiative we see 5 at traditional microcreditsummits when we get to the thorny question of doing real microcredit requires changes in national laws on banks, as well as gandhian perspective on whole truth gov and professions are needed for poorest not richest; incidentally privatization has for many become a dirty word cos it is implemented exactly the opposite way round from that which my father coined it to mean  we see 4 because there is no point on earth in starting a bank unless you can turn up peace and resolve any conflicts that are causing underclasses to use manmohan singhs language, or have the capacity to help if the area is prone to cyclical disasters or endemic health problems we see 3 because rural economies is where all clean water , food, energy and land rights start we see 2 cos children's vocational education is the greatest sustainability investment of all  true cultures of microcredit invest in through a generation no wonder man is breaching the greatest system crisis of all when all these flows are muddled up with the experts boxing in their theories and leaving humanity to take the hindmost chris macrae 
5:53 am edt 

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New York's Week Sept 21-28 In Crisis Year /09/10
To University Youth

.New York, report from week 1 of Joy of Life Decade

Share in What Manhattan’s Largest Bank Wants to Action Learn

JP Morgan Executive introducing founder JB’s Ingrid Munro yesterday said

Ingrid and Jamii Bora in Kenya is being talked about around the world  for helping to revolutionise microfinance. The thing I love about Ingrid’s model is that she recognises that the notion of charity is not empowering;

that strategic philanthropy is about developing the undeveloped,

 about providing technical assistance and resources to vast majority of people across the world who need to be empowered to become productive citizens.

1 Context: Branding 2010s The Joy of Life decade is an invitation from Nobel Dr Yunus  to every being to join in, not the least youth ambassadors and global brand ceos! Whilst giving Nelson Mandela’s birthday speech, he has already set football world cup’s a video on why not co-brand south africa 2010’s football and race to end poverty celebrations. Friends and I are dubbing this New York’s joy of life week in 09/10 since all microcredit leaders are converging on the city with Clinton global climaxing the week To start the week, youth banking’s most exciting movement celebrated a 800 person social business storytelling and Q&A session at Manhattan’s biggest back (more below)

Next Please tweet  : NYC Tweetup Sept 23, Africa Rally racers fight to end poverty

This text promotes an east african car rally in November whose funds will go to microcredit summit kenya and Jamii Bora. In particular tomorrow night sees new York ’s celebration launch of this. Links: for microcreditsummit : official web fan club

 jamii bora:   kenya official web fan club  

3 The rest of this report is mainly on Kenya’s and youth banking’s invitation to the world to link in microcreditsummit in April 2010, AKA as Jamii Bora slum bank tutorial 2 to JP Morgan – Manhattan’s biggest bank. This took place in Manhattan yesterday. I invite peter and jerry who were there to correct any errors or omissions. If you are a club leader why not make some sort of members wiki out of this opening text of yes we can interconnects. If you want a copy of the first official leaflet on kenya microcreditsummit send me your snailmail


Jamii Bora is now kenya ’s largest microcredit with 110 branches, 200 outlets, 250,000 members (ie serving about 1.5 million people), it’s doubling every two to three years.  Uniquely in the world it is a mobile (members records are fully automated fingerprinted!) and slums youth microcredit as well as a microcredit for all the poorest. Ingrid whose life work had been in Kenya , and who had taken in a few orphans over time was about to retire in 1999 when mothers and orphans said you cant do that mum. So instead Ingrid started a microcredit with one of the simplest design rules. Save for 6 months and then you can have credit of double what you saved. Typically new members save $12 and take a loan out for $24. Those who climb the ladder fast may find that their doubling of loans reached 4100 by about the 7th successful loan completion. This means that whilst the microcredit remains anchored in income generation for the poorest, it also has some members who now employ 20 people or more – a bridge from individual job creation to SME start ups.

5 All staff are former members, and the positive energies of youth are central to energizing Jamii Bora. One of Ingrid’s earliest converts was a young thief who is now a chief membership recruiter, and in last years troubles the young membership hunted out that gang who burnt down the 1000 stall market of kibera alum and invited them to rebuild it. This he did though the first time he met Ingrid he said he didn’t initially like meeting her staff because they weren’t sufficiently afraid of him. The second time he met Ingrid he said he'd been back home for the first time in 10 years and his mum is so pleased that he has given up being a gangster and become a microbanker. As Ingrid says: have you ever met a child who wants to become a thief or a prostitute? Its a broken system that traps youth in such life-losing pursuits.   Jamii Bora is well on the way to becoming kenya’s most trusted brand, and that means it attracts all the right sorts of sustainability partners in much the same way that Grameen and BRAC do as the most sustainable forces for humanity in developing hemispheres. Jamii Bora also runs alcoholics and glue sniffers anonymous as part of a social program of “there is hope” which it takes to the streets –and literally the sewers - to invite young people to sign into. Just about the only rule for joining the social program is that we are all tribes united. JB is the leading youth micro credit in the world and it is microcreditsummit founder’s sam daley harris to take the good practice news of JB and any other great practices shared in kenya april 2010 on a 50 country road tour designed to search out the 2 deepest microcredits in each country – thus inviting back over 100 extremely sustainable microcredits back to kenya micro up knowhow exchange 2.0. Moreover Queen Sofia of Spain has signed an Africa-Spanish speaking southern hemisphere knowledge exchange agreement, and will be guest hosting world microcreditsummit out of Madrid in 2011.

6 Other cores of jamii bora program are:

-health insurance- early on Ingrid found repayments were at risk whenever family members went into hospital – so jamii bora offers the world cheapest health insurance 32 cents a week covers a family. This has been achieved by buying up capacity of missionary hospitals which might otherwise have gone bust.

-a business school- jamii bora invites world’s social workers to come and help peer to peer youth training out of addiction and into business starting up

7 specials of jamii bora include

the largest ecological new town – 2000 houses which members made their own bricks and roof tiles-; which has a world leading water and sewerage treatment facility; which uses solar energy and of course invites continuous ecological networking solutions

8 things that jamii bora is planting in the hope they will take off

the first primary school for orphans has already opened and next year will see the first secondary school; as those experienced with Bangladesh microcredit will know the deal of sustainability investment is to make the current generation of poor income generation and to take their next generation’s capabilities and resources way beyond the failed system that trapped their parents

9 who are you to help?

I hope it is clear that kenyaapril 2010  intends to be the best ever microcredit summit if you in any community building ca[acity want to sustain africa or youth in particular; JB is only part of africa’s best news for sustainability worlds with BRAC having got to 100000 members in under year 3 in both Uganda and Tanzania, and forming microhealth partenrships with Bill Gates Foundation and social micro media partenrships with Soros Foundation and Mastercard Foundation to name but 3; and with grameen due to announcve social business comeptition funds for africa and other goals that many of us only dream of wheareas Dr Yunus realises. 


contact alex at GWU in Washington DC if you wish to collaborate in his aim to get 50 university students to africa; contact mostofa or sofia in london – mostofa runs the official yunus citizen and youth collaboration web and sofia who facilitated yunus 69th birthday dialogue is experimenting with how Londoners  can host their own employment services agencies (inspired by similar structure Grameen and BRAC offer) and link this to 2012 promise to make london the sustainability Olympics; if you are American continue to lobby your congressman to sign up yunus for the congressional media of honor – this is bigger than the presidential medal as its prize include a speech to the whole of congress; if you share obama's yes we can spirit, not how what he cant do in USA we can try out in his fatherland of kenya ; in India leaders encourage students to tear up educational curricula that are not sustainable; please do question if you are at a business school whether you are being taught economics of the ever less economic of the sort sponsored by the big get bigger, the walled in get ever more walled on; the good news is that BRAC has a fully fledged university for studying the economics of transparent community building; dr yunus is inviting vice chancellors to contribute to the missing curriculum of sustainability; and Ingrid is simple saying come and help youth peer to peer what they need to regenerate on kenya or any poor place. If your place has a week in 09/10 when everything micro up is coming together, tell us so we can pit it on the calendar – let’s make the 2010s joy of life decade and escape just in time from what the 00s has been spinning as potentially the most uneconomic and depressing start any century has ever had. Incidentally in mapping a curricula of development I do advocate consideration of BRAC’s definition – develop is the instruments and process whereby people strive for peace and prosperity.


10 For sure, I am just an amateur reporter though 25 years ago my father’s book clarified that by 2024 the difference in compounding a peoples win-win-win global and a big brother’s lose-lose-lose is at least 10 fold on terms of health and wealth  - that’s the exponential downwards we have very few years now to turn round- if you have expert question to ask on microcredit send them in and I will try and relay them to people like sam daley harris .  Why not ruthlessly edit the pieces of this message that matter most to you and start a peer to peer email as if it were a wiki that those in the community of you can invest sustainability in... please do keep in touch with your Micro Up and Yes WE Can progress out of every city!
Postscript- I also met an extrordinary sister   (Religious Teachers Fillipini) who is at the epicentre of 5000 schools that help orphans with aids especially in Ethiopia ,and who wants to better understand ingrid's model- she is based in morristown new jersey; if anyone is driving through there please say and i can try put you in touch; it turns out that this place is very near where sam daley harris lives and so the most active congressman on micro up side
 I jokingly but seriously chat with dr yunus about dhaka being en route to every sustainability city, maybe we should vote morristown USA as on every sustainability journey too.
chris macrae washington DC               301 881 1655         301 881 1655

the week climaxes with clinton global initiative   - last years' CGI followed the death of lehman and made great yes we can promises- few have reached the people yet; will leaders get down to ground level now we are enetring the last deacde in which the retiurn to human sustainability expoentials is possible?

this is how we press released NY week to some of london's worst macroeconomics editors

Time 10 Q

which is the most diabolical market sector of them all? how did a paper founded to debate microeconomics get taken over by the disgraceful political chicanery of macroeconomics?

sunshades in october - did you ever bother to read my dad's classic work on terror caused by economists who cock it up when they become gurus with past theories to defend ? did you ever read founders James Wilson curious purpose of The Economist?

has ever media cocked up humanity';s sustainability like recent decades?

in november volkvagen -and other global friends of bangladesh and of the 20th fall of the wall -  will use their stadium at wolfsburg to invite 100 global brand ceos to verify whether their global market is free to value sustainability's exponentials

in december ministers miliband and alexander have invited bangladesh to lead sane climate debates in copenhagen, and probably the greatest economist of our time manmohan singh has invited Dr Yunus to speak to the Indian parliament and yet The Economist hasnt even invited Yunus to a friday lunch

I wonder which side the BBC and The Economist will turn out to have been on when the review of sustainability valuation is there for the world to see

chris macrae

NY week of system crisis year 09/10

best ever yes we can summit kenya april 2010

you yourselves forecast with the death of hi-trust branding goes the death of economics - have another look at the survey on the year of the brand in 1988

10:08 am edt 

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Later in the week, I'm off to dhaka for 4th trip and 11th meeting with Dr Yunus. If I get advice of how to improve the slides I will report back.
2:13 pm edt 

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