Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
This is what my life's been spent on - book 1, 2, 3
Q& A1 -where do my most trusted friends and family come form?
6 generations of our family tree as internationalist scots are discussed at http://21herstory.blogspot.com
Q&A2 Where does anyone search for most trusted solutions?-
Amongst those with the most life critical problems or those with the least voice in their futures livelihoods- in 2010s this includes the poorest, women and youth!!!
Q&A3 who/when/where was the most trusted brand solution connector I have ever met since I got my MA in statistics at Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1973? - muhammad yunus between 2007-2010 who I was lucky enough to interviewed him 20 times including 10 time in bangladesh. while most of dr yunus' friends discovered him decades before I did, in 2007 he was writing a book on the future of media's value chains and this connected both with my life experience and the newly visible contexts of searching life's most critical problems that have spiraled since 9/11 in 2001.
The greatest surprise in my life happened in 2003 when cultural reconciliation dialogues in London with 70 national chapters of Gandhi led me to discover that my maternal grandfather had spent 25 years of his professional life mediating every group around gandhi which ultimately led to grandad's last job - writing up the legalese of india's independence. This also caused me to re-read all 50 national surveys my farther had written in The Economist between 1948 and 1990 -none of which had I previously had enough context to begin ti appreciate online library of norman macrae--
Q&A4 what else do i mean by connecting? I mean experimenting with inventions that could become massively replicable franchises - in dr yunus cases he has done thousands of experiments - 3 have definitively scaled as world class examples: banking for the poorest, energy , and telecoms used by those who have historically had the least connectivity with the rest of the world something which is ultimately the biggest poverty trap of all -
many yunus inventions remain as pieces (as he explains in this video) that could be mixed into the defining social movements of the net generation - for this reason norman macrae family foundation still rank dr yunus as number 1 jobs creator of the net generation in his role as goodwill mediator?
Q&A 5 why is collaboration brilliance the most important undervalued knowhow of youth's most valuable future brands- in a borderless world not only can nobody know it all but as von neumann was first to predict open sourcing can be 10 times more valuable than hoarding a patent - that is one of the defining characteristics of the post-industrial revolution my father invited world leaders and youth to start searching in The Economist from 1972
Q&A5bis what are the other differences?
knowhow can multiply value in use unlike consuming up things- thence youth's most valued brands with a future will use way above zero-sum models- in fact they will map that purpose which a whole global market sector could most win-win with future generations around- and that means valuing sustainability exponentials upwards - exactly opposite process to big banks wherever they have designed built to bubble stocks and sup-prime investments
Q&A6 will youth's most valued brands ever find a whole truth mediator- well my father had 3 suggestions:
first value open education
second demamnd your nation;s public broadcaster partnbers all other antions public braodcatsers in te peopes (not the poluticains) sarch to end poverty and end inequality
if possible merge The Economist with some platform like the khan academy but only if it seeks out open partners around the curriculu of entrepfrenurial revolution
of course my ftaher was only suggesting 3 ideas that he had enough experience of that they could work- I am delighted to hear of triangularisations of systems which you have enough experince of which could help youth value their futures most valuable brand now
Q&A -what does oopen space inventor harrison owen mean by sayning the greatest innovations require systemic conflict resolution during which many warring parties need to be helped pass a common conflict barrier until they find a way to exchange more win-win futures than history had chained them to - well that's a big subject - please help us diarise it at http://innovations.ning.com if you value it
7 billion humans productivity is currently valued at about 64 trilion dollars - help trilliondollaraudit.com map how to multiply this by 10 fold by 2030now not reduce it by 10-fold -both designs of a global village future are possible - whats mathematically most unlikely is some peaceful sustainable in-between status of our human race