Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
Hi Entrepreneurial Revolutionaries since 1976
Here's a possible synopsis. One of the challenges is to write it in parts so that youth and those most practically expert can join in. This may mean a roundtable-invitation brochure before the book
Changing the world, like anything truly worth doing, poses some problems. However according to Norman Macrae, for 40 years The Unacknowledged Giant of The Economist, the core problem will not be that which mass media or most famous people will see first.
Humanity’s greatest challenge is that changing the world will happen in ways that benefit our children and children’s children if, and only if, we can “map” a way ahead that billions of people want to collaborate around.
ENTREPRENEURIAL REVOLUTION: NET GENERATION
Two of us co-authored Norman’s first attempt to map the unprecedented changes the net generation of the two quarters ending millennium 2 and starting millennium 3. This was published in English in 1984 in time to celebrate the possibility that there was an alternative endgame to Orwell’s Big Brother view of how pervasive technology would be used to connect global mankind.
Norman foresaw mapping the goals of youth for the 2010s as the most critical innovation of all. By this time, it would not just be silicon chip power that was doubling every year. The dynamic consequences of Death of Distance could be promoting knowledge solutions to communities’ most critical service needs which billions of people choose to entrepreneurially resolve and open franchise to generate sustainable communities all over the world.
It seems high time to update Norman’s vision in a way that youth in particular can debate and co-create. What’s spinning Orwell’s way? How can we change that if the majority of youth wish to? What’s in it for different peoples around the world from the poorest or least empowered, to the richest and those who have inherited the most power from the 20th Century? But first a note on why we believe maps are the key to the door of the 21st C being the greatest time to be alive provided a human will exists across races, ages, sexes and continents to empower the net generation’s most exciting goals.
WHATS UNUSUAL ABOUT HOW MAPS MULTIPLY VALUE & DOUBLE-UP PURPOSEFUL SOLUTIONS