Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
Our guide to Jobs (or more accurately livelihoods) links 12 different regional views of how abundant mother earth can be if only we empower our children to trade around nature's sustainability goals
We search out human value exchange breakthroughs (both exponentially rising and collapsing) up and down over 12 time periods - every 7 years since 1946. Over this period we explore how technology connecting peoples has multiplied over 4000 times. This is a much lesser exponential that the Moores law governing the doubling of computing power of the silicon chip- you could analyse it as correlated with Bill Gates social movement Law published in his book The Way Ahead- change is less than leaders might plan for over 3 year periods, always far far more can be planned over 7 years. That's exponential maths mediating the human condition; it is also what those who encountered Harrison Owen call Open Space Technology.
Moreover any legal constitutions that might have seemed globally reasonable in 1946 are now liable to be integral to human trust and ecosystem crises we face today in ever more localities.
True innovation is only possible in cultures where elders are smarter than chaining their youth to ever more legal precedences. Co-creating at all diverse levels of interactivity needs simplicity and transparency, emotional energies of love and courage. Entrepreneurship and sustainability involve systemically different flows than costly legislation and mastering over adminsitration
Through most of the second half of the 20th C, while my father, Norman Macrae was The Economist's end poverty editor, he was free to sign one survey a year. Typically he visited people on another side of the earth from london and asked how could we all help them or celebrate what they needed to win-win with worldwide trade. Although dasdended his days as a teenager navigating airplanes in world war 2 over modernday Myanamar and Bangladesh, he was delighted that his old enemy the Japanese were the first in the post world war period to develop real win-win trades inspired typically by ciivil and electronic engineers-albeit ones who mixed Oriental spirit with Deming's cool.
You can click thorough his top 20 surveys at www.valuetrue.com and they are pictured here
CONNECTIVITY CRISIS OF EDUCATION
You will see from our search that most western educators dont care about the changing nature of youth livelihoods enough to give up the 4 monopolies they control- what to teach research, examine, certify. Individually they nay care a lot but the system doestnt reward it. Another shock is that less than 1% of people who call themselves economists or auditors today value the ever deeper connections between peoples interests which the technology not only makes possible but actually makes essential. Research by Csikszentmihalyi of high performing people shows that maximise the amount of time they spend at the experiential edge of their most unique competence. The opportunities of education technology to free that are extraordinary, the human waste of failing to do this is as dangerous as the carbon waste we are condemning our children to suffocate in.
We're are so connected now that we our human systems (more accurately networks=systems to the power n) now compete on nature's scale whereas what we need to do is collaborate with mother earth because she still chooses which species is the next dodo. Put another way history was a tale of how civilisations declined and fell separately; the future webs around civilisations which all grow or fall together. Poverty must go as a man made system. Underclasses must go. Externalisation of risk across boundaries must go.
To innoculate ourselves against the shock of so many modern professionals neither wholly nor truly valuing all our childrens futures, chapter 1 reviews some great names from history of economic system design who did care
Mathematicaians like Einstein and Von Neumann clarified something that big business science fails to value. Namely when man's science says there is no more room to innovate , the reality is man needs to model dynamics at a much more micro level. Most economists today are nowhere near modeling productivity at the level of interaction between families and learning curves across generations that sustainable growth of all our future communities depends on.
These are the most exciting times to be alive and to discover how to thrive. My father estimated at time of moon landing that we 7.5 billion beings have to 2030 before we will be irreversibly lost in too many conflicts between nations, communities and with nature herself. This was never meant to be an exact estimate but there is nothing that alumni of Norman Macrae'e 50 year curriculum of Enrepreneurial Revolution have tracked to suggest we have much ore time than that. So lets take the un's 17 sustainability goals seriously or factor anaslyse them to a more managable number to live and learn, to digitally cooperate around as well as realise face to face. And if we are going to ask the half of the world aged under 30 to believe that we who are parents and grand parents undertsand Buknmister Fullers fina examintaion let start by asking big financiers why their 300 trillion dollars of most liquid investment money remains blocked from sustainability development investing.