Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
In our first 10 years of researching hubs, we have made a lot of mistakes offering loans of over $100000 to hubs that turned out not to be spaces capable of sustaining the massive collaboration we had been looking for. We are in the process of rapidly re-editing our 10th world guide to hubs -if you can't wait either email me at email@example.com or have a look at our city by city jottings at http://yunuscity.ning.com ... or MoocYunus : how to change education so that job creation is at its very core wherever youth would vote for that
We first started studying youth experienting with online networks in 1972!, and my father's life work evolved into debates of the coming entrepreneurial revolution at The Economist. By 1984 he was mapping how the net generation could collaborate around 3 billion new jobs www.wholeplanet.tv www.valuetrue.com This can't be achieved without there being as many professional people celebrating microfranchises as macrofranchise. The difference- microfranchise is designed so that productivity and investment stay in a community whereas macro sucks value (including decent jobs, natural resources and community wellbeing) out every quarter. To be ruled only by professions and politicians who command over global extraction is the Orwellian Big Brother nightmare in which local sustainability (including next generation of youth) is drowned out of existence. So hubs ultimately need to know what conflict resolution they will need to mediate to remain communally grounded on the peoples side.
VALUE CHAIN CRISIS Ultimately hi-trust economists (eg what is known in USA as conscious capitalism CEOs) now know that the greatest error of the second half of the 20th century was how tv advertising became a model of sucking out sustainability and jobs from localities as well as way of controlling who chains who with so-called knowledge. See how a recent debate at The Economist concluded by a marginal majority that the MBA curriculum is designed to destroy your nation's future.
The way to get back to the net generation being worldwide youth's most productive and collaborative time is if the internet is seen to hub the greatest open education revolution ever seen - code names moocyunus and planetmooc
Whole industry chains like clea energy have no chance of developing without being grounded in communit-rising models and openly hubbing these around the world at virally positive speeds of interaction
Norman Macrae Foundation- pro-youth economics & education
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64 trillion dollar question -which hub designs can help (and which block) the search for 30000 microfranchises whose open sourcing across global villages was forecast in The Economist of 1984 to determine whether the net generation would sustain the greatest age of worldwide youth productivity, and collaboration www.wholeplanet.tv
how do hubs work? Thousands of such systems have emerged in the last decade. I define a hub as providing an interface and communal space that is as social as it is businesslike . Most notably it needs to be designed to collaboratively evolve as an intervention opposite to the goals that separate organisations value. If societies are to sustain futures it may well be that in a networked age, more health and wealth is grown by hubs than by separate organisations at least as far as youth valuing community diversity and local service is concerned. Ultimately hubs need to replace unhealthy aspects of politics that sprouted before the blossoming of the 21st C knowhow networking economy where we all depended on virtual relationships for trade as much as we do on ones with the person next door.
In studying hubs for 10 years, I have come across some truly entrepreneurial ones -ones worthy of anyone's top 10 list for advancing the human lot- that have been the greatest local job creation agents - and some pathetic ones that have implied they are being designed to give the people a different voice from top down as usual, but ultimately get sucked in to all the old ways of destroying a place's unique job and service creation.
Because hubs interface real and virtual exploration of how to exponentially improve the human lot across generations, they are the way ahead to directly bridge a global village world making old boundaries (including national ones) ever less relevant. They provide opportunities to learn from diversity of communities far away or celebrate wisdoms of other cultures.Search MoocYunus for some of the surprising outcomes (eg total education revolution) this leads to -and the mapmaking probability that we all need to study technivillage with as much gusto as technicity