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About Chris Macrae and Entrepreneurial Revolution networks since 1968

Sustainability & Transformative Mapping:

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

INTRODUCTION

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Recommendations

 

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

 

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

 

 

Consequences

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

 

 

Findings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

References & Jargon

 

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TO UNICEF

TO GIRLS EDU

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

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

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

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

Dear China, About those Solar Tariffs...

January 26, 2018

by Sarah Ladislaw

 

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

 

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

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

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

The Point with LIU Xin

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01/25/2018: Blockchain
  


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

 

 E3 Jack Ma:

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

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

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

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

 leapfrogtv,news - celebrate:

alipay & ant financial bkash mpesa microsolar - rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com 

W3 Trudeau (macron) Prodi - nobody on the american continent has celebrate jack ma's ideas with more youthful joy - see gateway17.com

 

E4 Sheikha Moza   & W Thorning-Schmidt

chinawise 2017 delegates china

usa CHINA UNICORNS

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


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

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

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

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

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

 w4 tim berners lee mit open everything linux negrpronte

 

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

W5 Harrison owen mwheatley dounder special olympics gunter pauli

 

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

W6 Quadirs  - picard legatum abdul latif polak

 

E5Moon Jae-in

W7 elon musk

 

E6 Mahbubani  & Modi

W8 Kissinger albright

 

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

E32 Patrick Awuah, ashesi  (belcher Mandela extranet)

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

 

W9 bezos

 

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

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

W10 Soros or prince charles – sir danny lord stern

  E31 Varela Panama W11 Erna Solberg Tw
 

Liu He

Prof michael Spence

 

Wef ai – kai-fu lee sinovation ventures

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

Icos are a big problem

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

E13 yunus Hirsch danoce 2 and hec1

dahl? Mcormack?

Senna? Larry brilliant? Skoll? Schwab? summits

 

E26 Maharishi

E27 Amma

E28 Jagdsih Gandhi family

Founder special Olympics thorkile sonee monica yunus

 

E19 foubnder cheung uni

wilaims freling

 

E12 Pony ma ten cent

Larouche family

 

Jd founder

(prince charles)

 

E16 Baidu

Sir danny and stern and head aiib

 

E14 Xiaomi

Richard liu jd

Cullture entrepfounder c100

 

James liang ctrip

Also interested chinas demographics youth jianzhang

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

Khan academy

Dounder bridges intl

 

E16 Zheng Hue green

Dounder corwall tourism

 

E17 Who at wen

Gordon dryden

 

E18 Founder chian hubs and ent suburb

Prof micheal Spence

 

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

W96 ray anderson

 

E31 Taddy Blecher

Current president Indonesia

Current president Tanzania

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W99 Smith keynes wilson bagehot marx

 

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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
From:
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...!


sincerely


chris macrae http://www.worldcitizen.tv feedback from first 50 book readers
http://www.state.gov/entrepreneurshipsummit/140878.htm
President Obama
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; Washington, DC; April 26, 2010, Inuagiual President Summit on Entrepreneurship
Look at the professor who came up with an idea -- micro-credit -- that empowered the rural poor across his country, especially women and children. That’s the powerful example of Dr. Yunus.


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


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


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

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

6:36 pm edt 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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


Formal Embargo Ynus 70th Birthday + 4days

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


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


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


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


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


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


chris  

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  
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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 


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