consequence of dad Norman being teenage navigator allied bomber command world war 2 Burma is Diaspora Scots, WRJ alumni & anyone seek to influence, and indeed everyone we really knows welcomes news on how positive social revolutions empowering Asian Pacific's people's remarkable progress from one sustainable community to another
back in 2015 Asians seemed to enjoy UN sdg launch (informal 500 people survey at various meetings during year 1 of sdgs - consequence 9 education luminaries demand digotal cooperation spet 2016 now known as guterres digital roadmapping transforming all levels of gov - tech envoy
and a sustainable world:
eg open space china from 2015
global social business china from 2016
latest questions from yunus worldwide student sb competitions to and from asia
Asean Inspirations include
ma and malaysia EWTP
world record jobs creator mahabani
world bank and aiib billion dollar investment celebration of indonesia ends slums
BRAC WASH new sanitation entrepreneur projects and are you reconvening ?
over in korea got to love green big bang club and soft launch of decade of Maolympics (from s.kotea to tokyo to being to paris ... LA 2028) best wishes to Ma as he trains up 750 million fussiest newest middle class consumers in the world - big brands wont past chinese consumers muster unless they deliver order of magnitude smarter service which youth determoned to be teh sustainability generation will deand nothing less than a total transformation od media brand reality
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1000 rural telecentre concept SB 08: Grameen%20Solutions%20Centers.pdf
world's greatest innovations since 1971
In my life time i dont expect there to be more heroic stories than those on how Babgladesh and China have developed- and now offer colaboration invitations to milennials as the sustainability generation. C&B started their huge leaps early in 1970s , both changed their valuation of women, but China's story includes inward investment (by 1970s the wporld's 3rd richest financial netwpok) while Bangaldesh was developed starting with less resources than any 100 million person nation,,,,
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Is the west destined to start 21st C as dismally as the 20th? Here's a problem clarified at the united nations new york in 2017 (thats before putin , covid etc) ; it suggests the world's sustainability (of all 8 billion humans brains let alone the artificials) cannot be achieved unless more westerners truly celebrate 1 billion asian girls investment models since 1972 -welcome to maps of the cooperations around Yunus and Abed...
Asia Rising models 1950s to 1990s offer the most exciting economics of human development lessons ever as well as probably essential deep data maps foundation of making the web 3 2 1 era of Digital cooperation sustainable ed3envoyun.com 23cvmac.docx UCdaos.com
What happened in the 1950s as Japan rebooted after world war 2 under US peace umbrella 2 Asia Rising models supervillages (first alumni network borlaug) and supercity cooperation (first alumni network Deming) with what became first relevant maps to Von Neumann's scoop - what goods will peoples united with 100 times more tech per decade - see how the Economist mediated this story at Neumann.ning.com.
Both of Japans models were quicly replicated by Korea South and Taiwan : high tech sme value chains were more efficiently filled logistically by containersiation shipping than overland within a nation. Soon the world class trading lanes extnded to the 2 greatest suerport locations - hong kong and singapore. Look at a map to see why these 2 ports more than any other locations were at the cross-seas to the pacific coastlines through which 70% of humans develpment depended.
The problem of how mainly japan Britian and Netherlands had empoired over the whole region was continetal inland vilages were left out completely of engineering developments since 1860 - they had no access to electricity grids, and so no telecommunications. This coresponded to what Schumacher had descibed as ending poverty is mainly a chalenge of developing million of rural vilages. While rural livelihoods had been integrated into post war development of Japan, Korea South and Taiwan, it wasnt until the 1 billion girls models starting from 1972 that the most massive cooperation race to end poverty began. As well as the inland rural chalenge most of this was in the tropics an area with most diseases in the world (and where up to half of infannts either died directly of dehygration or lack of nourishment during first 1000 days -see stinting)
Its relevant to call what happened between 1970s and 2020s aid 2.0 3.0 4.0. Specifically aid 2.0 was about going beyond trickle down gov ti gov aid and charity and designing positive cashflow womens busienss models in the vilages- it didnt matter how small mthe icrofranchsie replication as long as the cashflow was positive and the last mile services matched most uregent needs be these eg most efficient local rice production to end starvation or doordashing by foot the most basic medicines. This was the main driver of aid 2.o - now any investment in the village kept to recycling with value and productivity staying in the village. A second component of 2.0 was to innovate lessons the whole world of development needed. AS YUnus admits here , Abed was the number 1 designed or these solutiosn from 1972 - 11 years before he started scaling his own vilage womns solutions and crucially at the same time that chiense womens vilage development was also taking off. While funded in diferent ways, Abed and China open sourced solutons each others viklagers needed.
When we started 16 trips to Bangaldesh in 2007 starting with Xmas visit to Yunsu we were sampling 2000 of his social bsuiens book and well into bangaldesh becoming an epicentre for leapfrog models which we may call aid 3.0 and 4.0. Specifically 3.0 is about what happened where vilage women were empowered by partners bting both solar and mobile phones. 4.0 involdves having neen key to all natiosn decaring 17 sdgs in 2015- which combinations of these goals did Bangladesh need next. The reality is when you look at the maps of the Bay of Bengal the disatrous error of British partioning of regional indepence 1947 blocked Bay of Bengal peoples east of Calcutta from access to world trade ports. There bangaldesh and Myanmar remain hemmed in without shipping trade access while every other nations with coastlines from Korea South round to the Gulf can blend both supercity and supervilage models. Its not that they all do but they dont have their infrastructure completely blocked.
So here we try and list 10 models that those who study Yuns might best bring to 2020s as probaly the last decade where elders decsions will either turn under 30s into firt sustainability generation or the first extinction generation
2008 Last Call Touring rwo thirds of humans and AI world with NM & MY
When my father Norman Macrae hosted his 84th and half birthday (his last before bedridden with cancer) with Muhammad yunus and 30 friends at London's Royal Automobile Club Feb 2008- it was probably one of dad's 3 his generation's most dramatic learning times. He had ended world war 2 graduating as teenage navigator allied bomber command burma (leaving google maps in his head of almost everywhere the big empires of UK Japan and Netherlands has historically messed.Next ,1951 at priniceton Von Neumann asked father to become lifelong editor of what goods can people iuite with 100 times more tech per decade; this had become Yunus overwhelming quest since 1995 as one of two billion- girls supporters networks -along with compatriot twin Fazle Abed-mooc.com. They were worldwide entrepreneurs firsts to experiment iwth leapfrogging models that mobile and solar could bring to peoples previously without electricity grids. In other words those who aimed to study moral market & human development of the bottom 2 billion peopels out of asia were mapping and innovating societies , economies and education lives were leaping from zero tele to webs (1,2, 2020s coming of 3 or meta). 2008 was a dramatic time as all the west's banks were subprime bankrupting- and the question became would elders pay up for their own systemic faultliness or charge the debt to millennials
thus compounding the likelihood of 21st c extinction not sustainability
Those of us who listened to Norman-Muhammad were also in the epicentre of sampling 20000 yunus books on what he had meant by his nobel speech on social business and later that summer 10000 youtube style dvds that graduate jouranlists made weile the whole world of yunus fans including nobel judges met to open yunus museum dhaka also his 68th birthday wish party
TEN BIGGEST SUBAGENDAS UNEARTHED AT ROYAL AUTO
1 why on earth did the whole bay east of calcutta not yet stare one superport; the missing links of the caostlione; look east of myanmar and you can see the busiest sma supply chaisn all the way up the coastal belth to Japan where this h-tech corrdor had begun by the late 1950s; look west and you have the rical cultures of idia and pajistan and no win-win trading ports unril you get to the UAE- what a ridulous way to map athe highly intercnnected 21st v world by now 7 decades into von neumanns survey - what goods will peopels united with 100 times more tech per dcade- of course you could now review every SHELFF puepose that vilage motgers had spent 37 years griundiung national development around...
whose knowhow had most helped bangladesh as world 2.0 to 4.0 edovimocs developemt lab - on 2 helath 3 food 4 education. 5 women building 100000 person meta-vilages and leadesrship-Franciscan empowered.
6 Who did Yunus get his solar knowhow from and whay hadnt Americans linkedin this knowhow decades earlier
7 What really was the connection between soros, yunus, telenor and MIT-Legatum
8 Why wae obama now camapigning under the slogan Yunus and prince Charles had first ecleberated - launching microcreditsummit and prefacing banker for the poor
9 Was it banking oin education that empowered bangaldesg to be the first nation built not just by the peoples but by women - and the 8th most populosu poorest ever nation at that
10 How many revolutions in western aid was banaglashe hsitiry or future in the middle of if milennu=ilas are to be sustainable?
Toue 1 9 months Oct 2007-June 2008 - what can sustainability of generations learn from yunus book on global social business and partners platforms of global corporations and universities seeking new curricula of millennials as sustainbility generation?
This tour was my father Norman's last chance to integrate 60 years of von neumann survey (dad started in 1951 when Economist journalists met V Neuman Princeton -later dad became his and Goats of maths biographer): what goods can peoples unite with 100 time more tech per decade? Dad had spent his last days as teen navigator allied bomber command ww2 Burma Campaign. He empathised with Neumann and other maths wizards who had found theii lifetime of innovating tech being groomed for wars and other bads. Moreover both could see that industrial age consumption of things leads to zero-sum models even profiteering from scarcity economics (th emain asymmetry of G8 going to ww2); neumann was interested in way above zero sum games such as when life critical knowhow multiplies value in use or in in digital APP once global connectivity brings down cost of distance to the margins as happens wherever 21st C webs are installed
War in the air's one benefir (if you srvived) you had goodle maps in your head (East-West) and quite a bit of south-north more than a generation ahead of other media or government people.Notabky dad could tacitly understand what Yunus Age 3 up might have seen from the ground. When dad's last public birthday party hosted yunus and 40 infiuencers out of London's Royal Auto Club Feb 2008, they chatted a lot about yunus dream chapter in his book: that cox's bazaar be invested in as suoerport connecting bangla India myanmar and china. Aid since 1945 has completely missed the geonomic question- where do peopels need superports to unite trade beyond borders. Since 80% of world trade is shipped- nations that are either landlocked or without (shared) access to a superport are excluding their next generation from growth or sustainability of both. Its a pity that the united nations wasnt asked from birth to map where superports were needed for humanity to make progress. Sadly during the 29 years of cold war raging from 1960- joint suoerports (and indeed all commons joining infsratructure banking got thrown out with the bathwater) as russia and usa raced to sponsor rival neighboring dictators. If humans couldnt map hardware of worldwide infrastructure connectivity transparency what chances with web worlds 1,2,3 from 1990
Until partitioning Bangla peoples of te bay of bengal had shared access to what had been Asia's largest port under British Empire rulr- calcutta. From partitioning cruelly, Bangla people had no major trrading routes by sea, nor bby land as partitioning had surrounded them with opposite religions of india and burma and made them a colony of (west) pakistan 1000 miles away. In the neae quarter of a centuiry iunder west pakitan the world's 8th biggest population had no trading access and by birth of nation Banglasdesh 1971, 90% of peoples were living in rural areas without access to electricity but with such humidity that a third of infants were dying and a male culture had priotised the role of village women as child breeders. I had first seen a draft copy of yunus book oct 2007. I showed it to dad and head of japanese development in washington DC. They said go sample 2000 students with it. Yunus invited me over to dhaka xmas 2007 to ask what were we doing with his books. From then on I tried to join hios tours in usa uk france and germany as well as sherpa journalism srudents what became 16 times to Bangladesh. June 2008 was when nobel judges came to dhaka to celebrate yunus opening a peace museum. That was the largest assembly of yunus corporate partners to date. from which this story was clarified. We took the opportunity to print 10000 dvds with youtube style interviews of all of the founders of grameen from its beginnings as a university research project chittagong circa 1976 to its formal government ordiance 1983 (12 yeras after birth of nation and fazle abed's brachad shown how to scale last mile helath servannts as social busiensses and livelihhod schools for villagers of all ages.
Jan - June had been a crazy 6 months as the subprime virus spread across the west. Intriguignly bangaldesh's banking for poorest women was relatively little imoacted initially by subprime. I was having coffee with yujus in april the day british banks died and Girdon Briwn called yunus into 10 downing street. Later I met Brown as Glasgoiw Universir=ty Adam Smith scolars and my family started what has vecome 15 yeras of journals on social busiens and new economics. These bridge the 250th and 265th adma smith moral sentiments summit- the latter invites you(th) to join us Glasgow U June 2023 aka microeducationsummity and KC3,dev
Tour 2 July 2008- December 2009 - how yunus started to lose his bank and western citizens were subprimed
Tour 3 Atlanta Souther * Poor states (primarliy HBUC) tour 2009 intended to end 2015 but halted end 2013 at the same time as yunus halts annual nobel peace laureates summit started by gorbachev, walesa and rome. This had all started as Atlanta's great (Turner & Carter family) and good (Kings and potentially Bransons reality tv superstar founder of span) ask yunus if they can be his favorite space in exile - and he says if we can do state wide tours of poorest places in USA - chalkenge students to be social bsuie ss solutions- get states head of education to promise proze winners support of every acadmic in state owned universities
You could say the adult life of my father , The Economist's Norman Macrae, came full circle at Bay Of Bengal's nations. He had spent his last day as a teenager navigating airplanes allied bomber command Burma. His last public birthday party was with Muhammad Yunus in 2008. There we launched sampling of 2000 of Yunus books on Social Busienss and that summer another 10000 youtube dvds made with Yunus and all his founders- at their peak celebration- Nobel Judges were in Dhaka (as was the larget single gathering I have ever seen of major corporate CEOs partnerining one civil society network. They were all there to celebrate open Yunus museum (and extension of the library Yunus kept at Grameen banks with about 30 global awards hung up on a wall of celebration. The Nobel Judges also hosted a seminar to make the point thattheye were also to celebrate the resileinece of bnagladesh girls and boys as well as women empowered nation buildin. Bangla was then in its 37th year from 1971 startup as 8th largest and number 1 poorest population. The subcontinet of India ruled by British Empire being home to quarter of the world's population. This was something my maternal grandfather sir ken kemp knew a lot about - as chief justice mumbai he dialogued with Gandhi for 25 years before writing up the elgalese of Independence. Sir Ken had no idea that the partitioning was about to be ruled.
Father knew Bangladeshi's as extremely hardworking - they had got the shirt sr=traw of every dynamic of british empire. Suddenly at 1947 Britain partitioned independence with West Pakistan colonising the muslims in the Bay of Bengal in spite of 1000+ miles of india in between. Worse hat had been Asia's greatest superport was nw India's - esentialy Bangaldesh was cut off from ocean world trade routes and surrounded by hostile land neigbors.
Dad died about 2 yeras after hosting Yunsu and 40 guests at Royal Automonbile Club but Glasgiw University took up the baton connecting archives of 3 peoples works - adma smith scholars, dad's and yunus. I went on ti visit Bamgaldesh 16 time ofuen with young journalists. These were my 35 to 50th trips to Asia having first worked on market redearch projects fro Unilevel Indonesia 1982 and much of SE Asia through the rest of the 20th C. I was to find that it wasdn't Yunus that first chnaged wedtern aid but Fazle Abed -www.abedmooc.com . Nonethe lesd ans someone who has spent my life trying to get the most joyful stories into media, Ilearnt a hot- and i became ever more urgetly convinced that if we fail to help mil;lennails end poverty then our species will fail all of sustainabiloty's test before the end of the 21st C.
Oddly all of my father's resaerch and work at The Economist can be read as escaping exrtinction. He had personally escaped in world war 2, and soon after being hired by tyhe Economist he met von neumann in princeton. Neumann asked dad to teach economic journalists probaly the greatest survey question of all- what goods will peoples unite with 100 ties moire technolgy per decade. Both neuman and father were too well awarre that fast accelerating tech can only have one of 2 opposite end games - orwell had already written up the negative secnario- join us in humaniyty's greatest leaps beoynd extinction - now the 2020s is proving to be ultimate test of huan intel and love.
Bangladesh drew one of the shortest straws of colonisation after being colonised by brits to 1946; another 25 years being colonised by (west) pakistan - colonial world trade wasn't organised to the colonies benefits-
if a martian orbited round earth, he would be shocked how illogical many locations (or lack thereof) of ports and railways are. The good bews is China's XI Jinping is inviting peoples across hemispheres to pay the most valuable trading game ever sustaining BELT ROAD IMAGINATION- help change learning all about this at BRI.school
perhaps its no surprise that one of the greatest superport opportunities in the world today is the coastal belt bangladesh occupies- a superport at cox's bazaar could if designed with china india and myanmar give bangladesh peoples a huge leap forward and benefit the peoples of the border areas with myanmar; china's belt road is already restoring win-win trades across the europe (med sea) suez djibouti-uae - pakistan coast at Gwadar -where would india like to join in; sri lanka is alread a big part of Belt Road Imagination
if you go east of china on a similar latitude to bangaldesh's coastline you would reach mexico, which could soon have the largest ports in the americas- psst dont tell trump but nobody could be doing a better job of marketing china and mexicos mutual win-wins
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xWho are the world's top 10 job creators and what distinctive roles do they play so that all their alumni can win-win? My assumption since first meeting Dr Yunus in 2007 is he is a top 10 job creator and at any one time he links in hundreds of concepts that most excite youth with particular sustainability impact on girls, mothers, families in world's poorest villages (ie without infrastructure like energy, running water, etc). Note the world bank launches open education campus next month- its is urgent we identify top 10 job creators and ensure their knowhow and alumni networks linkin. Search MOOCYUNUS for dr yunus advocacy of this idea spriing 2013 at skoll world championships chris http://yunusasia.ning.com/
Bangladesh has been world's meta-hub of excellence for optimising sustainability economics of communities since birth of nation in 1971, and since 1996 in mobilising youth's heroic goals united by human race to End Poverty. Since 2005 With Paris, Bangladesh has pioneered the most exciting partnerships using Social Business Models. These map Entrepreneurial Revolution networks beyond 20th C privatization structures. BUT today's worldwide financial crisis requires resolution of professions and political constitutions beyond the dismal 20th C dynamics of externalization
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