ammauni - help celebrate amma.org 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
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 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 elearning 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 rational model of economics designed around maximnising ineteractions of 7.25 billion peoples livelihoods 

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

economistuniversity 1 2  amychina.net

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waahington dc mobile 240 316 8157

macrae family - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com 

online library of norman macrae-- 


The Sustaibability Goal World can no longer afford universities who segregate their alumni- we second jim kim's plea

that we invest in all 12 to 35 years olds who most want to linkiin and action sustainabilioty movements of 2030now as one meta-generational alumni group

-our planets last chnace to get back to sustaianability neworking after all the false starts of global systems designed round elders and others vested interests 

Which are the top 10 University Partnership Networks valuing millennials collaboration rights to sustainability?

rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk here's world record jobs creation book's preliminary research 

 Top 10 University Partnership Networks freeing all sustainability millennials to be collaboration alumni of each otherwhats unique about ways of entreing this partnhership 
 Amma University

 This partnership is supported by UNAI- United Nations Academic Impact newtorkersrk - since the UN is also demading millennaisl celebrate its sustainability goals its logical that any millennial who can passionaetly contribute will be welcomed by this partnership- please report any devaitions from this expectation

amma, out of South India, is arguably the most trusted woman empowering 2030now; she is energised by the huge errors of separating science from consciousness/spirit

her university already has world leading foci such as nanotechnolgy and its POP - preferential option Poorest 

ammalabs invite students to come and do an experiment in a poorest village with mentoring from ammauni and take the results back so as to dhance the way the related curriculum at the students home universiuty is taught 

 POP goes the world banks open elarning campus It all started so fast - jim kiim was contributing his pop curridulum to change the world moocs as a way of inviting all milennaisl to take it on - demonsytrated by how he and framjer had taken on global social partners in helath, and conformed as culturallu heroic by Pope Francis. Then thye world banks's coursera partnership appermtly refused to ley youth MOOC with Kim- we can only suppose that the world bamnki hasnt fully kept up with the culture jim kim asks youth to value. If these disconnects are not remedied by start of world banmk year lima october 2015 it will be one of the most uneconomic failings world bank educator groups have ever been responsible for
 Women4Empwermenmt -while not based at any single university , 20 yeras of  pop of mobiloe applications for worlds pooerst women- puts W4E way ahead on innovation apps and fashion now that first ladies networks get that open elarning can change the world for the better; w4E is one of the first major practice movements to test out yazmi's teach in beaming down knowhow to everyone
 Blecher/Maharishi/ Mandela exraranet partners out of sopith africa-  Over 15 yeras of pionneering the greatest job craetingt curricula previous;ly never taught- ths is curretly yazmi's number 1 sel;ection to ebam everywhere
 IHUBS and borderless entrepreneur competitions  



Sunday, May 10, 2015

youth empowerment report1 from worldwide futures dialogue dubai 10 may

DC with sponsorship from Japan to host first ever youth nolympiad evnt 30 une to 4 uly
who would you invite to linin
first ideas from dubai brainstorming dialogue  DC Japan Korea Rome Atlanta bbc world service Brazil Dubai Bangla...
 -pls email chris.macrae@yahoo.cop.u to add your youth linkin

could dc organisers invite kim's most valued youth publicist to World Children's Festival 2015?

STORY Filippino Pabsy Assigned to be Sustainability Millennials Publicist inside world bank
This year jim kim made a twentysomething filipino girl michelle pabalan main youtube reporter of his key headlines for sustainable millennials  (if i recall after indonesia , philippines is a major akira fan nation)PABALAN-see eg this Google or this note of my family linking 50 cities youth with goals as joyful as yunus

could your dc organisers invite her to World Children's Festival 2015?

Kim also deploys 2 young women from atlanta cnn to report millennials south- is there someone at atlanta japan consular who could invite them and laura turner to review her family billion dollar spend n putting millennials into the PPP the UN has spent last 15 years on

if they do organise a meeting to discuss joint goals would be fantastic to include yazmi content producer dr ranga who is in DC too we'd love to be beaming down some of her good news

by the way Fringe co-branding of olympiad- when I visited rome's priority youth networks in February I was shown Rome's latest  discovery an underground collisseum- goal is to celebrate they Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE where fringe events at the collisseum in culture, POP faith, Open Society and Peace would be celebrated by millennials as much as sports stars -main competitor to rome is boston - how do we make 2024 each way good news -main useful brit would be michael palin - he trued to celebrate brazil in time to integrate olympics- he has been great supporter of dubai and accompanies niala to grameen vilage mobile phone ladies- mostofa can relay him an emial if someone can word a first invitation- palin is the last cutural repirter left on BBC world service- he is also nerd popuar since monty python is timeless on human absurdity without any of the offensive way french humor bites- ustr as anthroplogists needed to found partners in health, guess they are core to all grassroots cultral conflict resolution and professional satygraha

ROME and in rest of Europe Budapest, Ukraine, Glasgow,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Which of 2015 sustainability summits will most linkin millennials :
?Yunus and Nobel Peace and Ted Turner Atlanta Nov 2015 ;
?so place convergence of 90 humanist network malaysia october:
world bank relocates start of year meeting to Peru October;
POP celebration of Pope Francis -US congress 24 september, Un September 25;
Paris UN sustainability Summit December;
Obama and Kenya world entrepreneur summit july..
 soros rethink economics youth summit paris april 2015
how can we help millennials bridge all of these before and after?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The United Nations calls 2015: most transformational year in its existence

If so a bit of future history briefing may be timely
Back in 1972 Gross World Product of 3.5 billion people was approximately 3.5 trillion dollars (average of $1000 was very unevenly distributed; around 2013 Gross World Product of 7 billion people was approximately 70 trillion dollars ( average of $10000 ) - note figures per working person rise once you adjust for children and those too old to work
Norman Macrae surveys:
created net generation curriculum of Entrepreurial Revolution- celebrated primary duty of economists as ending poverty by maxising livelihood opportunies of all peoples- from Norman's 20th C  view the Eastern Hemisphere and wordwide youth collaborations offered huge opportunities to advance the human lot provided market systems were designed around purposeful human livelihoods


help sustainability millennials at www.economistamerica.com identify seminal events up and down in the epoch 1946-2030 of spending 4000 times more on worldwide communications

China Joy
Worldwide Joy
Japan starts up far east rising
S Korea joins in
China :East's Superports
Continental agrarian keynsianism
Diaspora 3rd richest;
Mapping supereconomy of millennials era
Moon landing
intel starts up 68 moores-law doubling of chip capacity every 2 years
Satellite age lifts off

Bangladeshvillage mothers start
Social networking 1.0 of end poverty's greatest race
Economist Entrepreneurial Revolution celebrates birth of open learning era
Metacity SE Asia
Soros has started billanthropy in S Africa
Rome helps POP Poland
HK Free
Diaspora pepares inward investment
Rome POP BostonHaiti
www berners lee
Metacity mainland flourishes
Budapest Boston:
Dhaka mobile women4empower
Dubai rising
African-Asian Open society satellite launched
Mandela extranet lift off
Kenya lift-off micro empower
World olympics
MA orient www
Smart mobile to linkin 4 billion peoples Micro GD P
Uniting global social -millennials

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ways of Exploring YUNUS Social Business Models and Youth Ambassador networks
50 questions to muhammad yunus and anyone who feels many things spun unsustainably in the 2000s and have not yet been systemically put back on courses for 7 billion wonderful livelihoods to be sustained

Discuss Global Grameen case launched by DR Yunus for 2010s as a global brand network connecting all of his partners and social business design.

MAPPING SUSTAINABILITY WORLD -in  death kof distance era that diarieshttp://economistamerica.com show 2030 will spend 4000 times more spent on worldwide communications than 1946

What if society is main investor to exponentially sustain in value echanges or free markets?

 individuals livelihoods are main producers to sustain;

and organisational system anyway need to be responsible partners in a world where no organisation is an island to networks; no borders can afford to compound externalisation of risks

We invite Q&A on Hundreds of Social Business Cases inspired by the orignal Bangaladesh System design and made world famous by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus.
This case bank is compiled by the
 Social Business Action Team since 2007. Our projects yunus dvd 10000Social Business bookclub 1000Yunusforum.net - now the authorised outreach centre to citizens and youth ambassadors. You can contact us via chris.macrae @yahoo.co.uk Washington DC 301 881 1655
Typical partner news: Adidas ,, Otto

the first law of social business: ownership 0% top-down shareholders. & 100% (owned) in Micro-Up trust for those in longest compound need to be served

ok there are 2 variants beyond investors in starting up social business being offered their money back
while there are never any dividends, the issue of who owns the equity of the potentially most purposeful organsiation (defined by its social goal) has been left ambiguous- eg in theh world's largest public social business fund designed by danone communituies out of paris, the fund's equity is owned by the funder

Help with this CHECK LISTING rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
There are actually a lot of reasons why stick at 0% siphoned out

  • 1 this is the pure system of end poverty –stop big colonist capitals sucking out sustainability of local communities or worse causing them to be their own waste buckets or depressing area 
  • 2 this is the pure maths that is the opposite of Wall Street Spreadsheeters - being ruled by one side rewarded for how much it extracts from every other, every quarter 
  • 3 it is in effect the Bangladeshi invention that both grameen and brac compounded the world’s most purposeful orgs around and ten times more economic local community systems around -(cf prahalad bot of pyramid search for 10 times more economic) 
  • 4 constitutionally as soon as an org has well maybe 1% can go to external shareholders, its always possible when the organization has a difficult time –eg its leader retires- that some lawyer will be hired to turn 1% siphoning to 100% 
  • 5 0% should allow a social business to claim that it be treated in law as not for taxation 
  • 6 0% should be arguable both to charities and to governments as a better model than anything they do to serve the weakest 
  • 7 if every partner in a network is a 0% social business then you are safer than if you have to audit seem that are these hybrid social bus jesses ; in fact the hybrid can bring down the whole network 
  • 8 as far as I know both nature & mathematicians integrate 100% micro up -reasoning compound even 1% conflict with sustainablity into a system and over time whole truth will be zeroised

Monday, November 30, 2009

question from www.grameenscotland.com part of series exploring top 30 future capitals and space of pro-youth economics http://yunuscity.ning.com

 Dear Dr Yunus
 In various events co-hosted with you in Glasgow from 2008 to 2010, you committed to Scottish youth's future livelihoods being one of the top 10 partners with your worldwide development maps in Bangladesh

 we understand you want ScotLand to help with staffing the foundations of Grameen Nursing College

 what else do we have to deliver as partnerships you need so that you help us with our future freedoms which are economically complex given that we are ruled both out of London by UK and out of Brussels by EU?

 like various nations at extreme borders of EU, there is no evidence that Brussels spends a second on the unique sustainability challenge of scotland millennials that we can find; we do however have one safety net in that we are at one end of Europe's geographical space- with no neighbours ever likely to see any purpose in going to war with us

 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk co-sponsor of scottish celebrations with muhammad yunus and co-pilot of journal of social business - a 70th birthday wish of MuhamMad Yunus made in glasgow

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Question from worldwide millennials regarding EconomistChina.net how can we celebrate win-wins with china as number 1 economic and sustainability orbit of 21st C

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

GIOSB Affilate microcredit.tv


2 Global Grameen -open source property asserted by The Social Busienss Action Team - Q&A welcomed by team - chris.macrae @yahoo.co.uk

How might You & Us script sustainability’s return to Global Free Markets of 2010s ?

If you look at the high trust assumptions built into the community-based construct of Adam Smith’s Free markets, the idea that sustainability should NOT be integral to the valuation of corporations in global free markets is mad and off course from a globalization that my daughter and your grandchildren deserve, let alone the humanity the world owes to the girl power of the seventh of children born into the bottom billion.

Global Grameen's Good News is Social Business’s leading attempt by every friend of Dr Yunus to end such fallible system designs as Globalization and the macroeconomics of too big too fail have spun into the midst of communities around the world. Why not help humanity counter this by connecting round 2010s as Joy of Life Decade?

Global Grameen  was launched Nov 2009 out of the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg thanks to Grameen Creative Labs (http://www.grameencl.com). Autostadt is a themed conference centre to the history and future of cars designed round the original Volkswagen  factory. It turned out that Dr Yunus has a history with Volkswagen. As a teenage boy scout he was one of about 20 who returned from the world Scout Jamboree in Canada overland across Europe. Their calculation was they could substitute for the high cost of an airline ticket in the mid 1950s with a boat trip across the Atlantic and then an overland cross-continental treck back to Bangladesh buying 3 VW vans for the main part of that journey. These they sold for a profit when they reached Bangladesh. Perhaps not quite incidentally it is rumored that Volkswagen is responding to a modern day R&D challenge in which Dr Yunus has asked for the most ecological engine, part car, part boat that could be economical for rural Bangladesh’s trips across land and water.

With a mixture of such global breakthrough R&D challenges and thoroughly open networking exchanges of existing knowledge of life critical kinds, the aim if Global Grameen is to become the world’s favourite global branding of sustainability partnerships. Grameen Social Business design open sources the world’s number 1 sustainability investment  model. Partners bring local or global markets that may not hitherto have been free to value sustainability’s compound exponential.

The Grameen ABC started with GND: G Global Grameen, N Nobel and D Danone. This triangle integrates:

G’s global sustainability investment maps for social business networks

N’s world stage and desire to see peace and economics connect. Bangladesh has a definition which the senior Nobel judge came to celebrate in opening a museum at Grameen Bank and praising a large crowd of Bangladeshi youth – developing economics is the process, tools and system designs by which people strive for peace and prosperity 

D links innovation of nutritional dairy goods for poorest infants, to creating one of the first global social business funds that has already sponsored a Chinese microcredit with Grameen. This is a fitting parallel to the first non-financial service of  Grameen Microcredit (carrot seeds reported above)


What does more of the emerging Grameen Global ABC partnerships in sustainability look like?

Among other entries into Global Grameen alphabet of social business that we expect to be particularly celebrated in 2010s are:

A is for Adidas (one dollar shoe protecting against worm and other diseases bare foots can cause) and for Ali Baba, whose founder has challenged yunus and Grameen to join in co-creating 100 million new jobs for China during the 2010s.

B is for BASF starting with micronutrient sachets and mosquito nets as social businesses

I is for Grameen Intel which could bridge digital divides like no other brand duo

V is for Veolia, a French water company who has partnered Grameen to make safe drinking water at a priced at about 80 times less than any commercial business has been able to serve

Why is the 2010s the most exciting decade to be alive and to change the world?

2010s is the sustainability challenge decade – will we regain sustainability communally or blow if it for future generations?  Global Grameen bears a great responsibility as do we all for Yes We Can networking solutions around millennium goals whose deadlines the world’s nations agreed for 2015. Sustainability Olympics and other global media events can connect celebrations of the millennium peoples everywhere want to participate in as well as the champions we heroise.

 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152947449632247 what would you like to be a yunus alumni of? which are top 10 curricula to make as nearly free to school as possible if race to poverty museum is to be united with youth by 2030? http://worldcitizen.tvhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/drmuhammadyunusfanclub/permalink/10155069014665641/

#2030now Millennials race to end poverty and sustainability = race to free top 10 missing curricula of sustainability - but which are they?


OPEN Learning...


Green Energy....

Community Health Training...


Joy of Peace- Uni of Stars.



Charlie Angels 

Mobile women4empowerment infrastructure leapfroging - 10 times lower cost mobile partners for poor in 1996 -what's #2015now ...Feed and water the future for everyone.......

....Yunus Angels


banking for jobs..............

DOWNLOAD: Road to Atlanta Nov 2015- help youth and nobel peace laureates launch number 1 job creating foundation worldwide

Chris Macrae

Chris Macrae

Help us survey the 100 greatest leaders of 2010s youth job creation and net generation goals http://normanmacrae.ning.com

- a project of Norman Macrae Foundation - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant  info/ideas welcomed on how to make 2010s most productiuve decade chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk


WHO'S DEISIGNING YOUR CHILDRENS FUTURES NOW?  Ever since keynes announced this as the most valuable question of economics, our friends and famnilies have tried to mediate it wherever people are fee and wherever Entreprenurial Revolution of the net generate is joyful

Does Your Capital Have a Conscious Citizenship Date that fully values the futures of youth or women or poorest? please tell us if so chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

 Next Event washington dc 19-21 june 2014

 For example in DC June 19 to 21 I friends are co-creating this 1-2-3 opportunity .though by all means plug in more before and afters

3 J19: Africans host dc's first ever summit on how they see specific value chains designed to end poverty 

2 J21: World Bank Jim Kim will try and mediate with DC's 30 +year lobbyists of microcredit what went right and wrong (or at least changed between pre-mobile and post-mobile) - for example anyone who audits microcredit only by "did this increase a womans individual dollar income?' is systemically off track- my family and students have collected hours of transcripts with founders of bangladesh women asked for a generation long communal investment in their own health and their childrens education and  sector investments in future jobs (eg how bangladesh's poorest wpmen became the only 10% group to own experiments with mobile)
Fashion 4 Development
1 DC more that anywhere can gain from naila's knowhow at Women4empowerment which has been tracking how 2.1 changes microcredit with micromobile partnerships from the first days this ever happened on the planet 

Atlanta is mapping back reherasals to nov 2015 summit of nobel laureates and live audtorium for 4000 most job creating youth and worldwide twin capital linkins celebrating the ne generation's defining socail movement of job creation 

Johannesburg's greatest job creating curriculum of students between 10 and 25 is going on its first us tour lat May to 7 July 2014

Cape Town is the last relay capital of the Nobel laureates before Atlanta - how can mandela's legacy become the favorite practice of all who MOOCYUNUS or who peer to peer with Khan Academy - see eg healt students peer to peer learning - and linkin with the first of 10 Yunus Impossible becomes Possible potcrads; The Free Nursing College

San Diego efforts to helphispanic poorest wmens networks mobilise teh world - coming soon - maps with its partners in san francisco- warm up reherasals Dc JUne 21 Results, Mexico microcreditsummiy first week september 2014 ...       


worldcitizen.tv - how would you construct an index of the world's most trusted people and networkers for sustainability?

2009 download on first of series of concepts on club of 100 global brand ceos meeting to revalue sustainability of global markets





please add to our diary of greatest summits ever linking in net generation - our editorial perspective is that only open education can sustain the net generation - both full employment in developed nations and unite colaboration races to post 2015 millennium goals in developing societies/economies

edx poor economics - virtual summit current

USAID inaugural global education summit DC August 2013

 convergences paris 17-19 sept 2013  Paris

Qatar 3rd WISE Sumit on Learning for Living November (to check)



Number 1 in Economics for Youth




Since 2013 is the 170th celebration of The Economist being founded to end hunger, the main annual project of Norman Macrae Foundation will be to help youth explore Top 100 Massive Open Online Curriculum they need millions to linkin co-networking now. Here is an idea on how to celebrate this - if you can help rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk or phone our Washington DC hotline 1 301 881 1655

Wanted Top 100 Missing 6-week curriculum millions of youth most need to interact in 2013


Imagine if we could publish something that's style was a bit like a travel brochure- question becomes how does one span all relevant top 100 lifetime interests of youth and how do we profile each course in less than half a page


Exercise pick a course - try and write a profile - here is one example- of course that ought to matter to anyone who loved my dads pro-youth economics work at The Economist. I hope that its wording can be improved through discussion. After that the hard work of who in the world involves searching the most collaborative educator in this medium and because of practice passion. This is something that I suggest sir fazle can now celebrate better than anyone else I can think of (delighted to hear other nominations in this very speacil who's who of futures of youth)


Note: 6 weeks are the most compact  online curriculum that www.coursera.org offers

Each week comprise an hour of content to action clear around presented as 5 by 12 minute modules


Goodwill Business Models


week 1 introduction to goodwill models- characteristics:

  • multi-win value exchange between all invited to produce or demand
  • free sectors' to compound exponentially sustainable purposes over time
  • zero tolerance for externalisation now we all live on a hyper connected planet
  • fit with 2010s being youth's most productive , sustainable and truly heroic time- because cross-culturally human race can use million times more collaboration tech to realise millennium goals that previous generations could only dream about

urgent priorities of 2010s - back in 1976 The Economist coined genre Entrepreneurial Revolution (Xmas Day Issue) to search out new organisational typologies stating only thing that is known is that none of 20th century's largest organisational models can sustain first net generation. This course will SWOT  4 of the  lost promising models found by pro-youth economists in weeks 2 through 5 and in week 6 starts up a discussion on urgent do nows and where to collaboratively network. (Jargon SWOT reports 4 classifications of an organised system : from historical and internal Strengths and Weaknesses, to future and environmental compound Opportunities and Threats)


week 2 multi-win models Japan used in celebrating such revolutionary market purposes as fast moving electronics with world (corresponding to why The Economist consudered Japan best pro-yoth economic model ofr world trade during third quarter of 20th C)


week 3, 4 models Bangladesh inspires worldwide youth with (what Clinton has decribed as the most heroic new model of developing economies)

up to to 2000 before village mobile technology

from 2000 as village mobile technology apps got onto a moores law of access acceleration


week 5 example of context specific digitally transforming models where market leaders are valued as investing in  youth's next 3 billion productive lifetimes - see out search fir such leaders at www.wholeplanet.tv


week 6 how can you and your most trust peers map next actions (and the networks to be linked into) needed to unite world's youth taking into account which conflicts most urgently need reconcilation where ;  what facilitation practices do you need to mentor yourself, peers and globally/locally mediate conflicts?





FALL 2011 Journal of Social Business Special Issue

– celebrating 15 years on microcreditsummit knowledge networking

What are 10 of the most exciting collaboration projects which the 2010s continuously needs Muhammad Yunus to help with rsvp info@worldcitizen.tv to vote for or nominate 50 races to web towards the worldwide goal of poverty museums

1 Peoples summits on sustaining communities out of every place: The History of Economics and Politics shows that today’s global crises (eg climate, financial meltdown) cannot be resolved by politicians in the middle of glaring publicity. Microcreditsummit in 1997 started the other way round summit process in which community networks replicated sustainability solutions. Dare we help the net generation to continue to celebrating Yes You Can.

2 Forty five universities across the state of Georgia proved that it is possible in under a month’s planning to swarm 1200 students and a panel of influential judges around job creation competitions. Why not start up every university year in every place with a regional collaboration competition on job creation?

3 A corporation, Danone, proved that it is possible to ask shareholders to start up an investment fund that invests in the next generation’s productivity.  Back in 1972, The Economist forecast complete meltdown of the global financial system in the 2010s unless such type 2 stockmarkets – that take people’s intergenerational savings- and invest in the next generation’s productivity evolve and are celebrated with more media than is used to promote your number footballer or your number 1 pop star.

4 A young Bangladeshi-Russian-American musician had worked night and day to become an emerging opera star. Then 9/11 happened in her city of New York. She asked herself so what difference can arts make in the world? Her peers and she decided helping youth interact an artists peace corps was worthy of every celebrity’s power to empower. Why wouldn’t every future capital want to replicate New York and Monica Yunus’ example of http://www.singforhope.org/

5 Can friends of micro empower President Obama to work some miracles in Kenya? In 2008 he committed at Clinton Global Summit to end death by mosquito by 2015. If he was ever to have started on that mission impossible he could have linked in all the goodwill Kenya had for him with a country that also demonstrated youth’s mobile microcredit, bottom-up ecovillage, Nobel Prize for green movements, the first successful crowdmapping tools that helped peoples solve riots that top politicians’ arguments had caused. Why doesn’t American Congress support innovating extreme good where USA already has goodwill relations with “we the peoples” instead of taxing Americans to be the world’s largest employer (US Armed Forces)

6 Why not credit the brave youth movements of Arab Spring with microcredit banking models worthy of their microentrepreneurial demands? History shows that the freedom and happiness of Declarations of Independence need to be supported by banking systems that are community transparent. In countries where more than half of the workforce is under 30 it is particularly important to stage national conflict resolutions dialogues between youth and elders free of other cultural and geo-political disputes

7 If ever a nation’s DNA and geology needed a green social business stockmarket instead of nuclear power it is Japan. This country is a poster case for being bullied into disinvesting in youths futures by global financial communities who punished Japan for having the 20th Century’s largest property bubble. Today all the West’s richest nations are facing a decade of slump unless we changeover from macroeconomics to microeconomics.

8 Over the last several decades , industry innovations that would have called for open replication and community ownership have been blocked. Solar energy is a prime case. Isn’t it time to stop top-down institutions from destroying youths futures just because it suits dirty big industries to pretend that man knows better than nature.

9 All kinds of microsummit networks are now needed because we have discovered from the 15 years of microcreditsummit that whenever the poorest identify a different purpose of a life critical market its worth youth’s while to action learning from. The more heroic the purpose the greater the opportunity to take economics way above zero-sum. Note credit’s use for investing in income generation not trapping you in consumption debt; or mobile’s use in village to bring down degrees of separation on vital information flow not city slickers chatroom lifestyle

10 Have you heard of millennium 3’s most affordable innovations emerging from triad partnerships of China, Yunus and radical global corporates? – eg GE’s $2000 mammogram or Danone’s Ying Yang Bao. Never has R&D been so joyful. Never has the potential of the knowledge networking economy been so entrepreneurially exciting.


 MOOC NM007 Youth Entrepreneurship the way Norman Macrae would have valued it- health warning Norman deliberately branded entrepreneurial revolution as a term top-down economists (hiring themselves out to the richest, most speculative or divisively political) could not use without getting egg on their face- note the french coined the word to celebrate time when society's "between-take" cut off the heads of the top 1% who were monopolising productive assets; Coming soon curriculum of MicroEnergy - as Norman diarised over 40 years at The Economist- history shows only 2 innovation stimuli of a worldwide leap for mankind- 1 cleaner energy, 2 communications when used to collaboratively improve how all youth Learn a Living Top 10 Curriculum of Learning a Living - please help us mobilise these at http:/'/bracnet.ning.com  

At microcredit.tv we welcome partners in developing

A 6-week massivo open online curriculum (MOOC) of hi-trust microecredit

Our question at Duflo Poor Economics MOOC week 1. Has MIT's modeling approach ever been used to ap market's freedom for the poorest?  As a Cambridge (UK) MA in statistics in 1970s I was looking for a practice field, chose markets as that interested my father at The Economist as he had an open systems hypothesis that youth futures were being increasingly ignored as tv advertising took over costs of markets, and luckily found MIT's Glen Urban's models which also benefited from an early database software analysis tool (then) called Express. Through the 1980s we did thousands of market modeling tests which provided behavioural benchmarks across tests to complete market mixes. We found some shocking things. Service solutions integrate many more moving parts in what [Levitt][1] used to call the purposeful search for continuous improvement than lifeless products. Knowledge networked service products even more so if you want goodwill to multiply through value exchanges with multi-win models. Value chains designed round what richest need segment in extremely opposite ways from what poorest need to communally sustain. After 9/11 I decided I would spend at least half of rest of my life modeling markets NGOs dominate because I hoped to analyse how to help youth collaboratively open source life critical service solutions. 13 years into this I find the lack of integral understanding needed to replicate service franchises very sad; until usaid recently revisited mapping value chains I found western aid completely failed to design bottom up franchises; I still find greenwashing wastes well over half of money spent on searching for pro-poor solutions that could be replicated by youthful collaboration entrepreneurs through inter-community trust; let's hope enough alumni of this course linkin around a totally deeper approach to chartering and mapping how to open up knowledge networks around microfranchises served by and for the poorest- and investing in their goals for their next generation.

[The Foundation][2] -and journal edited by Adam Smith scholars out of Glasgow - set up to continue my father's pro-youth economics approach for uniting net generation around open sourcing desperately needed knowhow service solutions believes [MOOCs][3] have a gamechanging role to play. I also have a question for Duflo. Does she value interviewing those who have spent their life passionately experimenting with solutions for the poorest for the heuristics they recommend using? By a heuristic I mean a principle that someone has seen validated so many times that is worth assuming it does spin a system's impacts unless you find proof in a specific context that it doesnt apply, or can identify a gamechanger that has transformed a market into a higher order system of systems. I would say yes the ubiquitous mobile phone in the village now makes it hard to assess what used to be extremely manual srvice franchise models of the most sustainable microcredits and thosands of barefoot banking staff. However practical Bangladeshi microeconomists and engineers have also voiced this precept from the first 42 years of their nation's social laboratory of pro-youth village banking: *Banking is a market where the richer in every role from politician and macroeconomist downwards (often subconsciously or subliminally) always edge out the needs of the poorer unless every quarter you audit the model from the poorest's voice.* When our researchers presented that principle to dad he said : yes I can think of 1000 cases where that has happened (see his thousands of artices in The Economist 1948-1990 ) and none where it hasn't. He spent his last years analysing the 00s crisis in big banking using [that precept][4] . It turns out that uniting net generation youth in the race to poverty museums can solve underemployment challenges everywhere, as well as progress millennium goals but only if post 2015 we do a much better [educational][5] job of mapping connections between goals. Re-reading the last 3 pages of Keynes general theory provides more evidence for being a fan of the Bangaldeshi's microbankers precepts than those underpinning the mindsets current @ Brussels on the Potomac or agents of Mad(ison) avenue.




Dear Friends
I am sorry to hear this. I will put any news people can track or translate up at http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/dismalmacro
If economists supporting Dr Yunus are converging information on this at some other bookmark - or via some other mode of communications - please inform so I can make links as complete as possible
Govt to seek registration, foreign investment info from 48 Grameen ...The government is going to formulate a social business law to regulate non-government organisations, especially entities like Grameen Bank, aiming at preventing people from being cheated.
The Banking Division has already prepared a draft of the law and sent letters to 48 organisations, asking them to provide the division with relevant documents.
Banking Secretary Shafiqur Rahman Patwary told daily sun last week that the government is formulating a social business law to control NGOs in social business.
The Banking Division has already asked 48 subsidiary companies of Grameen Bank, including Grameenphone, Grameen Udyog, Grameen Dannon Food Limited, Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Telecom Trust and Grameen Shakti, to provide information about registration and amount of foreign investment since inception.
Information on these aspects may help prepare the law on operation of these social businesses, said a senior official of the Banking Division.

In 2005, 40 londoners started hubbing a survey who is the most trusted collaboration entrepreneur of the net generation? By early 2006 votes were in : YUNUS; we have reached out to 20000 people with free books, or dvds or journals or leaflets
- come blog with us if you wish to help yunus help youth make 2010s most exciting decade. Topics : Freedom .. East-West  .. Africa's Decade .. NetGen's Hub Economics
Since the honour of co-hosting the 69th birthday dialogue of Dr Yunus in Dhaka, we've become fascinated by worldwide views of which parts of his diary are having most impact on his 7th decade of wishes for 2010s as most exciting decade
- let's hub 7 billion people with collaborative maps and
replicable economic solutions  -rsvp info@worldcitizen.tv with your capital's greatest diary actions
Update on changing economics from 1984 to October 2010 -latest actions: launch of journal of social bsuiness planned across http://3000leaders.com  before yunus speech to US congress http://grameeneconomics.com ; skype isabellawm family foundations or landline phone washington DC 1-301 881 1655 for info on participating in rehearsal of change economics parties starting wth 16 Nov 2010 The Economist Boardroom http://worldeconomist.net -a celebration of   

The unacknowledged giant

The unacknowledged giant and Norman Macrae's last article Consider Bangladesh
Breaking News on Collaborations needed for Glasgow's 4th July Microcredit Summit and 70th birthday wishmaking with Muhammad Yunus 
helping to map species of Social Business Models; DC 301 881 1655 info @worldcitizen.tv -  love connecting open source inventions for humanity - our SB group at EMENTOR celebrating presidential summits on (youth) entrepreneurship
Dr Yunus comes to Washington DC - video of book1 talk 4 Feb 2009   

we invite job creators to facebook or twitter or email info@worldcitzen.tv

join sustainability discussions : 1 healthcare 

Y1000 bookclub 2.1 collabs:

DC -96 books: Results to members and congressmen; Ronald Regan Centre May 14 world premier of Yunus book talk: students - RHS 100. Georgetown 200, GWU 10; also offer to mficonnect when they have youth passing through DC to carry books

NY - vivaldi 96 for May 18 y

London - 60 London Leaders - also affer 60 books to Royal Society of Arts Yunus booktalk may 26; and other royal societies - eg royal geo -microenergy; royal architecture - bristish council; and link through Gcal london office

through london offer 100 books to 25 intercity hubs http://www.the-hub.net/

 May 10 - Glasgow Yunus number 1 collaboration city 10 books may 11; another 64 by July 4 for world microeconomic summit and launch of journal of social business

 My 25 - paris 64 books : micious and de quelen, and offered to danone communities and hec SB track alumni

changing which cities or professions interest you


global accountancy




job creation 1 2 3

global branding  1

community building

conflict resolution



conflict resolution

system design

community building

mass media

interactive media


valuation & rewards



















Youth & Technology Can Change the World - Dr Yunus launches his entrepreneurs' fieldbook on social business with Dean Anand, Robert H Smith Business School, Founder of Social Value Creation Centre Uni of Maryland and the Washington DC World Trade Center

 Grameen Danone Ning ... Danone Communities  cribsheet16.jpg


Sustainability’s 7 Wishes
(source Yunus Book Building Social Business page xxv)
  • End Poverty & Systems that Crash or Trap
  • End carbon in our waters, air, food and machine's energies
  • End hunger & poor distribution structures
  • End premature death and ever higher cost of health
  • End wars and govs that spend 20% of the peoples on arms
  • End borders as barriers to webs of people mobilising productivity
  • End college-less children and universities without job creating microentrepreneurs

Please help us spot where Yunus Global Grameen partners are most Interactive.in building social business

  • Dhaka
  • Paris
  • US (Health & CA Youth)
  • Berlin-Wiesbaden
  • India
  • Glasgow
  • Japan
  • Bangkok

Please join us in making world citizens brilliant networkers in the races towards sustainability goals connected by SB systems

  • Dhaka
  • Paris
  • London
  • Spain-Kenya
  • Glasgow
  • DC
  • LA
  • India
  • Italy
  • S.Africa
  • Sweden-Norway

Particularly out of DC, NY, Boston, Dhaka, London, Paris & Glasgow, the hosts of worldcitizen.tv also host ongoing networks such as Yunus 1000 bookclubs on Dr Yunus series of books on Social Business, Yunus10000 dvd club, as well as historical events like Yunus 69th birthday wish dialogue in Dhaka, and help with sustainability's future prep such as YunusOlympics . Since 2005, we are trying to bring down degrees of separation around people helping Dr Yunus and all social business system designers. My mapping of futures began in 1984: so if you would like to send me chris macrae a mail to chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk on what you are looking for I will try and relay it to the most relevant of the 10000 people I know concerned with the sustainability goals of SBworld

Where are citizens creating jobs?
London ... 

RSVP info@worldcitizen.tv to nominate entries into  leagues of job creators 

 World Class League:

100+ Million Job Creators
  • Yunus, Microeconomics & Tech  
  • Abed, Microeconomics & Programs Beyond Aid
  • Munro & Queen Sofia, Mobilising Youth
  • Gunter Pauli Ecology
  • Jack Ma – Technology China
  • Nandan Nilekani – Technology India
  • Gandhi Family, Lucknow, Children=world citizens


Size of micromarket and job creating community = 60 households 

Size of network of  job creating communities =3600 households prior to introduction of digital technology 1997


Size of network of job creating communities since introduction of digital tech in 1997:

8 million in one country! Free market true replication across world estimated to be 40 million –potential to double as fast as moore’s if non free global banking systems were kept out of the way of peoples everywhere


Features of system design


Bank that invests in the productivity, health, knowledge multiplication of the most underemployed who want to be their communities’ and next generation’s greatest sustainability investors;


Bank that designs  ownership and relationship transparency of supply and demand around free mrkets of the locally poorest

Banking system that  sustains value multipliers of microentreprenurial expoentials rising at level of 1 (person), 5 (peer learning team). 60 (village community market), 3600 (local network of markets within walking distance of each other) , 8 million members ( servant leadership team of world’s number 1 social business entrepreneurs)


Safest banking design the worldwide can celebrate wherever sustainability of communities is the greatest goals for 2010s generation to celebrate

Grameen Intel     S BB
 Grameen Danone;  Danone Communities 1 5collab.jpg
This Map signed by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus to start Yes WE Can's new year of 2009 unites journeys of microeconomists since 1976 and entrepreneurs whose hi-trust system purpose designa productive & demanding relationship exchanges to be exponentially sustainableOn 25 December 1976, The Economist's Survey Entrpreneurial Revolution by Norman Macrae (my father) reminded us that as the next generation went global we'd sustain untold human achieviments if microeconomic system designs integrated the worldwide but exponentially crsh towards Big Brother endings of our human race if macroeconomics powered over peoples. Meanwhile Dr Yunus' team of four strated the Grameen Project which in 1983 was cnstituted by Bangladeshi law as Grameen Bank : the world's ans banking's first social business - job creation's greatest system design being owned by the porest to invest in thsir income generation, communal ownership of market centres and knowledge hubs so that progress on their goals for developing their next generation could be accelerted exponentially

 MicroEconomics*Collaboration Net Economics

Help our Ning catalogue cases of how Bangladesh's first third century has proved that MicroSB cases can be 10 times more economical for communities and life-empowering sustainability goals. Anything less grounded such as national governing over or global ruling down cannot compound pursposeful value multiplying exchanges -that re free in Adam Smth's sense of no hidden conflicts and no unproductive blocks to knowledge co-working



RSVP info@worldcitizen.tv to help with our survey of ... 
last quarter of millennium  -how to save the world from macroeconomics
70s-10s+Yunus & Abed , Manmohan Singh –
40s-90s Norman Macrae, Johnny Von Neumann,
Peter Drucker, Schumacher
06-56 Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Maria Montessori
(60s-00s) Walter Bagehot
1840s+ James Wilson
210 years ago JB Say – coined entrepreneur
250 years ago Adam Smith
 cribsheet2a.jpg microepart2nat.jpg  newicon55.jpg

slides on how to help Muhammad Yunus Sustain the World

" There are a few companies,

whose leaders are sincerely

interested in social change."

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Information for the Global Grameen Meeting 2009

1Program Global Grameen MeetingNoon to 2 p.m. Get-together, Social Networking & Lunch2 p.m. Official Opening & WelcomeProfessor Muhammad Yunus "Strategy 2015"Motivational Speech Danone by Emmanuel Faber (Co-Chief Operating Officer): Grameen Danone –The Pioneer of Social BusinessMotivational Speech Veolia by Eric Lesueur (Project Director):Grameen Veolia –The first ten thousand litres of waterQuestion Lab I4 p.m.Networking Break

4.30 p.m. Motivational Speech BASF by Dr. Ulrich von Deessen (Head of the BASF Competence Center Environment, Health and Safety) :

Sustainability and Social Business is teamwork

Motivational speech adidas by Frank Dassler (Member of Executive Board)

Motivational Speech Fondazione San Patrignano by Andrea Gremoli (Director): A question of identity

Motivational Speech Kyushu University by Prof. Masaharu Okada:Grameen Creative Lab at Kyushu University together with California State University Channel Island:

Presenting the California Institute of Social Business

Motivational Speech Grameen Creative Lab by Hans Reitz (Founder GCL)

Motivational Speech Region Caldas, Colombia by Aristizábal Muñoz (Governor): Grameen Project of Caldas –A New Kind of Public Private Partnership

Motivational Speech Otto GmbH & Co. KG by Dr. Michael Otto (CEO): Creative Responsibility Today

Question Lab II

Summary by Professor Muhammad Yunus and Hans Reitz

3Participants first Global Grameen MeetingCompany


adidas AG

Jan Runau (Chief Corporate Communications Officer)

adidas AG

Frank Dassler (Member of Executive Board)

adidas AG

Sven Pastowski (Project Manager Group Services)

Autostadt GmbH

Otto Ferdinand Wachs (CEO)

Autostadt GmbH

Dr. Maria Schneider (Creative Director / CCO)


Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel (Member of Executive Board)


Dr. Ulrich von Deessen (Head of the BASF Competence CenterEnvironment, Health and Safety)


Anke Schmidt (Director Corporate Communications)


Martin Essl (CEO)


Michael Fembek

Boehringer Ingelheim

Philipp Baum (Head of International Communications)

Danone AG

Emmanuel Faber (Co-Chief Operating Officer)


Emmanuel Marchant (General Manager Danone.communities)


Bernard Giraud (VP sustainability and shared value creation)

Deutsche Telekom AG

Martina Schwebe-Eckstein (Senior Expert CR)

Deutsche Telekom AG

Luis Neves(Head of CR)

Deutsche Telekom AG

Clemens Brandstetter (Manager one! Programme Office)

Deutsche Telekom AG

Tanja Gipp




Christian Duve (Partner)


Dr. Konstantin Mettenheimer(Senior Partner Worldwide)

Otto GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Michael Otto (CEO)

Otto GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. JohhanesMerck (Head of CR)

Otto GmbH & Co. KG

Diethard Gagelmann


Daniel Schmid(Head of Sustainability Operations)


Peter Graf (Chief Sustainability Officer)


Isabel Schmitt (Fellow Social Business)

Scout 24 Holding GmbH

Martin Enderle(CEO)

Scout 24 Holding GmbH

Jasmin Borhan


Thomas Backteman(Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs)

SystainConsulting GmbH

Dr. Michael Arretz(General Manager)


Giuliana Porta


Antoine Frérot(CEO)


Eric Lesueur(Projects Director)


DinahLouda(Vice PresidentCommunications)




Asian Institute ofTechnology

BorjeWallberg(Interim Director of YunusCentre at Asian Institute of Technology)

CaliforniaState University

AsishVaidya(Dean of the Faculty)

CaliforniaState University

Julia Wilson (VP of Advancement)

CaliforniaState University

Dr. Richard Rush (PresidentCSU Channel Island)

CaliforniaState University

Larry Janss(Board Member / Supporter of the CISB)

European Business School (EBS)

Dr. María Teresa Quirós Fernández (Consultant to Executive Board)

Freie Universität Berlin

Kurt Hammer (formerchancellor)

Glasgow CaledonianUniversity

Prof. Pamela Gillies(Principal& ViceChancellor)

Glasgow CaledonianUniversity

Prof. Mike Smith (Pro-Vice Chancellor Research)

Glasgow CaledonianUniversity

Prof. Sue Scott (Pro-ViceChancellorLearning Innovation)

Glasgow CaledonianUniversity

Prof. Francine Cheater (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)

Glasgow CaledonianUniversity

Dr. ZasheemAhmed (Development Economist)

HEC Paris

Prof. FrédéricDalsace(DanoneChair Social Business, Firm & Poverty Associate Professor)

HEC Paris

BénédicteFaivre-Tavignot/Direcorof Social Business Chair)

HEC Paris

Prof. David Menascé(AffiliateProfessor)


Prof. Masahiro Kan (Professor)


Prof. HirotoYasuura(ViceChancellor)


Prof. MasaharuOkada ( Intellectual Property Management Center, General Counsel)


Prof. Makoto Maeda (AssociateProfessor)


Dr. Ahmed Ashir(Project Dirctorof Global Communication Center)


L -ZUniversities


London MetropolitanUniversity

MostofaZaman(Youth Ambassador Programms)

McGill University

Dr. Laurette Dubé(ChairandScientific Director)


Kenichi Miyama(AssociateProfessor)



Hassan Ashraful(Managing Director)

GrameenSolutions / Phone

Kazi Islam (CEO)

GrameenTrust (BGD)

Professor H. I. Latifee(Managing Director)

Yunus Centre(BGD)

Prof. Muhammad Yunus(Founder & Chairman)

Yunus Centre(BGD)

Lamiya Morshed (Executive Director)

Yunus Centre(BGD)

Brandon McReynolds

Yunus Centre(BGD)

Nazir Ali Mamun(Personal FotographerofProf. Yunus)


Stephan A. Vogel (CEO)




RoystonBraganza (CEO)

GrameenCreative Lab

Hans Reitz (Founder, director)


Jean-Luc Perron(Head of Microfinance)


JürgenHammer (Head of Finance)


Fatima ElMoukhtafi(PartnershipSenior Manager)


Alex Counts (President& CEO)


Dave Stephens (Member GrameenTechnology Council)


Camilla Nestor (VP, Microfinance)


David Edelstein (Director of Information and Communication Technology)


Sultan Imamus(Managing Director)


Zaher Al-Munajjed(Chairman)


FadiM. Jameel(Board Member)


Julia Assaad(General Manager)




Werner Schnappauf (Director General and Member of the Presidential Board)

Business Journalist

Alan Mitchell

Canna Ltd.

Karl Mikael Cakste(Owner, entrpreneur)


Eugenio La Mesa (CEO)

FondazioneSan Patrignano

Andrea Muccioli(Director)


Helene Hellsten-Carendi(Owner, entrepreneur)

GovernorofCaldas, Columbia

Mario Aristizábal Muñoz (Governor of Caldas)

IFAH (Investment Fund for Health in Africa)

Barend van der Vorm (Investment Committee)

Impact International

Andy Dickson (Director of GloablSales)

IslamicDevelopment Bank

RabihF. Mattar( Senior Project Officer)

Karl Weber Literary

Karl Weber (President), Mary-Jo Weber (Vice President)

Kyoto Forum / Felissimo

YazakiKatsuhiko (General Director)

Kyoto Forum / Felissimo

FumihikoNishioka(Professor / PlanningCommittee)

La Grande-Duchesse de Luxembourg

HisHighnessPrince Guillaume

La Grande-Duchesse de Luxembourg

Alexandre Hippert(Conseiller)

London Creative Labs

Sofia Bustamante (Founder)

Menschen für Menschen

Axel Haasis(Director)


GencRuli(Minister of Agriculture)


ArianaCela(Regional Development Advisor to Prime Minister)

Social Innovation Scholarship

Hiroumi Yokoi(Senior Manager)


Sajjad Malik (Chief OSTS)

Vivaldi Partners

Erich Joachimsthaler (CEO)

Vivaldi Partners

Markus Pfeiffer (Managing Partner)

World Class Brands TV

Chris Macrae(Founder)


We are Global Grameen

BASF Grameen

California State UniversityGrameen Employment

GCL@FU BerlinGCL@Milan

Grameen Healthcare

GCL@Glasgow University

Grameen Knitwear

Grameen Phone

GCL @Kyushu University

Grameen Otto

GCL@Rikkyo University

Grameen Veolia

Grameen Shikka

Grameen Shakti

Grameen Krishi

Global Grameen Is Anything That is Called Grameen

Vision: We Want to Create a World Without Poverty by 2030

Mission: Enable People to Lift Themselves out of Poverty Through Grameen Social Business

Global Grameenwill…

serve the

essential needs

of the world’s 300 million poorest of the poor

transform all Grameen businesses into Grameen social businesses

design, innovate + implement new social business models

reach the "Tipping Point" for social business

Create a Global Grameen organisational structureestablish Global Grameen brand

be an inclusive societal leader and navigatorchannel the power of millions of individuals, companies, investors, NGOs and universities in social business action

Goals of Global Grameenfor 2015

Internal Global Grameen Strategy

Preserve Yunus’ Legacy

Define What Grameen Stands For

Create Functioning Global Corporate Governance

Develop Global Branding/Logo, Corporate Identity

Develop Internal and External Communication Strategy

What’s your idea??ExternalGlobal GrameenStrategy

Set Aside Preconceived Notions and Encourage to Think Outside the Box

Create Broad Awareness about GrameenSocial Business and Spread the Model

Establish Cross-Societal GrameenSocial Business Movement

Develop and Prove Blueprints for GrameenSocial Business Models across Sectors, Industries and Regions (Lead by Example)

Encourage Roll-Out and Scale Up of GrameenSocial Business Worldwide

Connect People and Ideas through Global GrameenPlatform

Measure GrameenSocial Business Impact

Establish GrameenSocial Business Certificate
Broad Awareness About GrameenSocial Business Will Be Created

EXPO Milan

Yunus’ Birthday Wishes

Global GrameenMeetingNovemberWeek

2. GCL Klassen-treffen

London Olympics

Eastern Europe SB TourYY Joy ofLife Festival






Public Sector

Social Business



Art andPerformance


Touch Points of the Social Business Movement

Pilot Projects Across Regions and Industries Established

Grameen Danone

GSB Food

Grammen Veolia

GSB Water

BASF Grameen

GSB Healthcare

Grammen Otto

GSB Textile

Grammen adidas

GSB Shoe

Grameen Phone


Grameen Bank

GSB Banking

Grameen Healthcare

Grameen Knitware

Grameen Employment GSB Training+Employment

Grameen Trust


Yunus Centre

Across Industries

Monday, July 20, 2015

ammauni - help celebrate amma.org 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

economistuniversity 1 2  amychina.net

linkedin 9500

waahington dc mobile 240 316 8157

macrae family - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com 

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 valuetrue.com and trilliondollaraudit.com


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  http://wholeplanet.tv 


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 http://2012sustainability.com 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   http://yunusforum.net/?p=80

more info chris.macrae @yahoo.co.uk
skype isabellawm   - isabellawm.com 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 www.danonecommunities.com) ; 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 www.notimeleft.org (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)   www.worldclassbrands.tv www.worldcitizen.tv


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 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 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 www.jamiibora.org  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 http://www.the-hub.net  ; 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 www.danonecommunities.com but I better stop...!


chris macrae http://www.worldcitizen.tv 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


www.worldcitizen.tv 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 www.ashdenawards.org  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 worldcitizen.tv  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 www.danonecommunities.com  
by coincidence Yunus youtubed from number`10 in April 2008 on one of the worst days for British banklng http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klUu03EMeRs ; 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 www.simpol.org  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 http://www.normanmacrae.com/netfuture.html )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 http://grameencl.com 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  http://www.normanmacrae.com  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 macraehttp://worldcitizen.tv 
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 http://www.yunuscentre.org  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 http://worldcitizen.tv 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 http://bit.ly/5RPiX#race4change

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 http://microcreditsummit.org fan club http://www.microcredit.tv/id32.html

 jamii bora:   kenya official web http://jamiibora.org http://www.jamiibora.se/ fan club http://jamiibora.net  

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 http://yunusforum.net and sofia who facilitated yunus 69th birthday dialogue is experimenting with how Londoners http://londoncreativelabs.com  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 worldcitizen.tv 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 http://erworld.tv  - 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 www.aidsorphansrising.org   (Religious Teachers Fillipini) www.filippiniusa.org 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 http://worldclassbrands.tv

the week climaxes with clinton global initiative http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/ourmeetings/default.asp?Section=OurMeetings&PageTitle=Our%20Meetings   - 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 http://microcreditsummit.org/

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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