sisted learning - my first job!) - for both of us the internet's million times more collaboration tech would make 21st c most productive time for youth provided it was designed as an open educational revolution not an extension of mass ads
I have spent much of the 3 years before my dad's death and since searching out who are the movers and shakers dad would most trust affordable learning of entrepreneurial revolution to. Now these appear to be Sir Fazle Abed, Taddy Blecher, yourself, Jack Ma and Monica Yunus -and when it comes to currencies dad's friend Soros
could we meet to discuss this? I could meet anywhere in europe, asia, usa if you have a slot - my sense is the marketing war over open education is going to happen very fast -and needs to because every time I meet Sir Fazle he says his health cant keep up with the cross-cultural challenges. Probably because he takes these more seriously than anyone I have the privilege to meet.
while I want to put a free online curriculum of ER up on somewhere like www.khanacademy.org I dont believe in replacing the need for a best book in any course that creates jobs around youth
another advantage is much of the curriculum is there in The Economist in dad's writings between 1972 and 1992 but needs contextual interpretation -for example although ashoka's bill drayton coined social entrepreneurs being directly inspired by father's survey of Entrepreneurial Revolution Xmas Day 1976, my father wouldnt agree with 95% of whom Bill Drayton advocates funding for - economically his 1984 book hoped we collaborate in searching out 30000 community service microfranchises to be the most openly scaleable ones not the ones configured around individual saints; similarly even though dad helped schwab while the wef was mainly some skiing and a few meetings, dad wouldnt agree with the expensively uneconomic pr and ego circuit that wef has become
after surviving world war 2 as a teenager in navigating planes over bangladesh and myanmar, dad was tutored by keynes whose last 3 pages of general theory conclude elderly famous macroeconomists pose the greatest risk to youth's futures because they alone design/compound man made systems- so while ER is an inquiry into what millions of youth first need as affordable learning so they can create jobs, it also needs to get back to the sort of mediating of economics that James Wilson founded and which the 1943 centenary biography of The Economist clearly diarised.
Can a global viewspaper help optimise future value exchange potential of 7 billion peoples lifetimes unless it mediates pro-youth economics- we have reached year 170 of testing that question
Sincerely chris macrae washington dc 301 881 1655 Norman Macrae Foundation http://normanmacrae.ning.com
n of multi-win models searched out with the most heroic entrepreneurial revolutionaries anywhere in the world that urgent service challenges are visible
the curricula are designed by -and to celebrate - job creating entrepreneurs and typically match the new millennium's greatest service franchise needs in comminities all round the world - millions of students can access the world's leading curriculum of its kind instead of students being locked into thousands of me-too curricula offered by separated univeristies and professors who are compoeting not to share knowkedge
alumni of the mooc are treasured as collaboration entrepreneurs -often they help peer to peer next students - and know all the innovations that free universities like those emerging around taddy blecher and mandela/branson/google africa partners empower; similarly lessons will be shares from the greatest youth entrepreneur competitions and wherever social labs have been designed round community granted broadband
most universities role in connecting such moocs will be to provide local coaching and certify studnens have achieved the MOOC combination of their choice
in parallel to the mooc there will be a common reference library to smart mobile apps and open technolgy and the most heroic open source franchises empowering sustainable communities- norman's 1984 book mapped out why at least 30000 open franchises would need to be identified where the value co-created stayed in the community and with the people producing it - the value of the internet will be celebrated as the smartest education media ever designed not the dumbest advertising media
we welcome your suggestions and questions on ways that particular contexts of moocs can help youth be 10 times more productive- for example norman's last articles written in 2008 -and celebrated at The Economist Boardroom reunion of 2010- celebrated the dawn of 100 times more economical cashless banking than those walled streets. mad avenues and divisive politicians spun the 2000s round! let's make loans that make students jobless and in debt the last thing a pro-youth economical bank ever offers!
join our end march 2013 dialogue on this with world experts of pro-youth banking - this will be round 1 in our call for microeducationsummit to be way of interacting post 2015 millennium goals…
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ting debates (eg in london berlin paris luxembourg) on how does trust link entrepreneurial revolution projects around the web and through the net generation. This was about the 20th subnetwork to join MAP of ER networks that emerged from 2 main sources that started up at beginning of last quarter of 20thC - dad's 1976 entrepreneurial revolution survey in The Economist http://erworld.tv , and dad's and my first attempt (1984) to storytell the extraoridnary co-creative opportunities and theats of being alive 1984-2024 as a member of the Net Generation whose mediation quality of long-term investment and do-now decision-making www.worldclassbrands.tv sustained or ended the planet
cut to arab spring 2011: here is an example of the emergence of an informal linked in group for tunisia - some names have been partially disguised to protect privacy
dear PL NC MZ naila chowdhury -claude guilllemain and all
please can you connect claude with right people if European Union proposals on how to sustain tunisia with microcredit are an interest among your original microcredit teams in dhaka
Ps anyone linking GT know if report yunus presented to sarkozy in december 2010 has a public version; also now that brazil is nearly ready to launch 5 years of work by president bula and current president on how to customise micrpocredit there - are there any public docs on that?
samantha - one of us needs to have another go at phoning my dad's co-author of entrepreneurial revolution in 1976 - mr prodi in bologna- will you do that this week or should I?…
that american educators have never heard of the following sort of organisational stories submitted mainly by 3 entrepreneurial sources that my mind has spent a long time getting to know - my dad. muhammad yunus and peter drucker. I think it is high time to develop an organisational iq test and degrade educators and adminstrators who can't pass it. I have slightly abridged quotes below - if you seriously must have more detailed references I am at firstname.lastname@example.org skype chrismacraedc
MY: my most relevant defintion of entrepreneur is she who makes more jobs than she takes
MY : make a list of 20th C organisational typologies representing the 10000 largest organisations in the world; then ask which of them are governed so as to invest in youth's futures? The terrifying thing is not one of these organisational types governs this purpose wholly - can you spot the different reasons why this dismal state of affaris is spinning the net generation?
PD Leading a big organisation is always a much greater challenge than leading a small one. However the good news is that the greatest advances for the human lot have emerged over 90% of time from small organisations
NM After a while, I chose to anchor my 40 years of writing at The Economist around the word entrepreneur. Literally the French "between take" recalls beheading those who are monopolising assets that empower human productivity. It therefore seemed to me that as macroeconomists change the definition of every microeconomic construct that Scots and French originally used to celebrate investing in improving the human lot, macroeconomists would make the greatest fool of themselves if they tried a hostile take over of the meanings and actions of entrepreneurship.…
ld at doing and love to share, and how they do it - would he consider letting brac university be the first educational institute in the world that encourages students to khan the knowhow they most like to peer to peer?
back in 1972 letting students use online to tutor each other was one of the most obvious economies of everything that entrepreneurial revolution in The Economist assumed any pro-youth entrepreneur would value (so should be easy to explain to sarah at chairlady of pearson if sir fazle gets it)
announcing something like the above at wise would get us back on timeline of Bangladesh being epicenter of collaboration job creating education which is want mgoal summits always ought to have been designed around imo
if you think yunus might want to hear of this - eg its something he could start demanding at sb competitions he hosts, please take him up on his offer at the weekend that he's always contactable and pass the message on? ditto japan ambassador or anyone including quadir 1 or 2 who might want to free bangladesh's role in this most valuable use of the internet
if idea isn't clear chat with me
chris macrae entrepreneurial revolution hotline Washington dc 1 301 881 1655 Norman Macrae Foundation for Pro-Youth Economics & Education
VING PRO-YOUTH ECONOMICS
Starting in 1976 The Economist launched the genre of Entrepreneurial Revolution - now that we can see that none of the 20th C's types of organisational systems is separately capable of sustaining the net generation's productivity and most heroic millennium goals, will worldwide leaders collaborate with youth and professions to helps redesign organisations in time
Without John Mackey's Conscious Capitalism movement, the chances that US CEOs would help discover each global market's most valuable human/communal purpose would be much smaller. Furthermore he demonstrtaes this as CEO of Wholefoods - a public company whose heroic purpose of valuing nutrition integrated with helping build millions of jobs in developing world around rural communities where whole foods has long-term sourcing relationships and providing staff with the most interesting, joyful and productive lifetimes of any large us mass product retailer (unless you have other nominations)
Next collaboration challenges
Which other global market sectors want to join the movement (conscious capitalsim) of asking what is the greatest purpose their market sector could value multiply globally and locally
Wholeplanetfoundation has done an extraordinary world service of sharing its seal of approval of most valuable local microcredits. However cashless banking is the next revolution coming to banks with values. How can we all help to make sure the most economical pro-youth banking networks are celebrate by enough people everywhere to make the net gen the most productive and sustainable time to be alive
Norman Macrae Foundation next steps
How do we free economic journalists to get back to the 1843 purpose of The Economist. Since economics either designs or destroys the futures most people wants, what's the most transparent (free speech) role of journalists for humanity in opening up freedom of speech on sustaining every markets greatest purpose
Can we start with trillion dollar audits- ie viralise debates of any market worth a trillion dollars - nutrition, pharmaceuticals, other healthcare, water, mass media , one to one (digital) media, tech hardware, transportation, energy, banks, real estate, university education, other education, professions, place public servants, charities and so on
Franck Riboud- 200/7 leaders of 2010s -youth's most productive generation
FREEMARKET Role - Europe's Number 1 Partner in Entrepreneurial Revilution
What would world miss without Franck Riboud?
Without Franck Riboud - and his sustainability investment advisers at Danone and HEC - Dr Muhammad Yunus would not have found a global brand leader prepared to put billions of dollars of goodwill into Yunus 3rd Entrepreneurial Revolution: -the launch of global social business partnerships. Launched in 2005, ER3 aims to linkin danone with yunus/grameen brand architecture as youth world's favorite mission-maker. This can be achieved by celebrating good new media and learning how to joyfully question how to free the pro-youth future of every global market relevant to millennium goal races . Yunus calls these the poverty museum race and the SB stockmarket win-win-win game > Yes we can invest in ending poverty and empowering the net generation as youth's most productive time
World ER firsts include; paris world champion of social business; danone communities SB fund; danone communities portal; world's first social business professorship; making entrepreneur the favorite economic construct of the net generation in France and beyond!; the most exciting infant nutritional product that 21st C China has co-invented
Without Riboud's lead other extraordinary french partners might not have formed around yunus: grameen credit agricole's 2 funds; veolia's water ecology partnerships; schneiders support of the second million of solar units installed by grameen energy; renault's new partnership in the social future of auto
Next youth collaboration challenges
How can we help America's and Europe's leaders of Entrepreneurial Revolution invite ceos into a mother of all benchmarking movements.
Europe will be the first region to colllapse in the sub-prime trap wall street spun out to the world unless we urgently stage a pro-youth future review of every market sector and adapt every economical franchise that youth jobscompetitions are waving round the world
Moreover, how can we help youth mediate CONVERGENCES such as:
Paris is now the epicentre of the world's number 1 millennium goals summit www.convergences2015.org
Paris is also the epicentre of Europe's saftest banking model for investing in youth - see Maria Nowak
How can we link in future of universities to SMBA first planned as a partnership vehicle in sustaining pro-youth futures by HEC's Benedict Faivre-Tavignot
NB - iss interesting to connect the nutrition stories of western and eastern world's greatest Entrepreneurial Revolutionaries. Yunus. first non-banking line extension involved nutrition for infants c. 1980; nutrition has from birth flowed through the corporate purposes of both Danone and Whole Foods. It is also nutrition that is at the heart of transformation of USAID beyond aid and the flagship private-public partnerships intended to be celebrated by www.feedthefuture.gov. How do we make sure youth is involved in mediating all such partherships?
Norman Macrae Foundation www.yclub100.com next actions
Help us to complete the dots in the greatest celebrations of Entrepreneurual Revolution since 1976
1976.1 The Economist launches the genre of ER to promote youth-economics necessary for coming net generation to be most productive time to be alive
1976.2 Yunus starts testing investment banking for world's poorest communities instructed by village mothers collaboration wishes to invest in their next generation
1982.1 Norman Macrae and The Economist launch valuation map of service economics-
teams , franchises are pivotal processes in valuing how productiuvely human lifetimes can serve community needs. This makes all industrial age past MBA constructs suspect at best. Two years later any ER can see why the 21st C world will need to be saved from old professions wherever they dont fully value goodwill, trust, joy, emotional intelligence, transparent conflict resoluton, ending risk comounding at boundaries in the coming borderless world.
1984 Norman published first book valuing the net generation and inviting worldwide entrepreneurs to join in the race to help net generation co-create 3 billion jobs
1988 Norman Macrae launches www.worldclassbrands.tv for media professionals who want to do good with media and www.valuetrue.com for professionals who want to do good with metrics by studying multi-win models
1996 Yunus launches ER2 - how can youth and 100000 grameen village hubs mobilise web tech to bring down degrees of separation on actioning any life critical information -consequence grameenphone is bangaldesh's most valued corporation and a generation of bangaldeshi youth are world leaders in mobile tech
eed to raise money for your small business? As of this month, local small business owners can apply to the City of Oakland for endorsements they can post on global crowdfunding resource Kiva‘s new online platform, so they can get their own crowdfunded small business loan.
The City approved a proposal in May to become a trustee of the Kiva Zip program. Oakland’s is the first city government to participate in the “alpha” version of Kiva’s online microfinance service. The program joins Kiva’s trademark micro-lending services with the power of crowdsourcing. The City’s status as a trustee of the program means that the City government can select up to three businesses at a time to endorse on the Kiva Zip online platform where they can ask donors for loans.
“We can’t do business as usual”
How did this come about? It started with one person, Kiran Jain of the City Attorney’s Office. According to Jain, her previous experiences using Kiva’s online platform to support entrepreneurs in developing countries sparked the idea to forge such connections in her own community.
“We needed to rethink how we’re providing services,” she said, explaining how the cash-strapped City government came to embrace the partnership with Kiva, despite the fact that “crowdfunding and bureaucracy don’t necessarily go together. Kiva Zip’s trustee model is a good fit for us, because it allows the City to facilitate connections that can help build a community of support for local entrepreneurs,” she added.
Initially, borrowers can take out crowdsourced loans of up to $5,000 at 0% interest, with a repayment period between 10 and 24 months. Once the first three borrowers have made a year’s worth of payments, the City can then select two more businesses to endorse on the site, and increase the maximum amount of the loan to $10,000. Each following year, the number of borrowers and amount of funds the City can endorse will grow.
Jason Riggs of Kiva identified lack of awareness as a major challenge of microlending to small businesses in the U.S. Moreover, small business lending is increasingly difficult to secure, especially for startups and unconventional businesses that may seem riskier to traditional lenders. “The trustee model is key to scaling microfunding in the American market,” he said.
The core aim of the program is to serve financially excluded entrepreneurs who are also working to strengthen their own communities. In this way, Kiva Zip is an experiment in social underwriting — rather than cash flow or credit underwriting — to determine credit-readiness.
So how can a small business owner benefit from the program?
First, entrepreneurs can visit the City’s Business Assistance Center to complete the self-assessment tool in order to determine whether the program would fit their needs. If so, they may apply to become candidates for endorsement. The application can be found on the fourth page of this program summary document. From that point, both the City and Kiva will perform a basic due diligence process.
On the City’s side, the Alameda County Small Business Development Corporation, whose offices are located in the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, will provide oversight of the applications. A roundtable of city officials, including Kiran Jain, Aliza Gallo, Economic Development Manager at the Department of Economic and Workforce Development, Juno Thomas of Oakland’s Business Assistance Center (BAC), and Kelley Kahn, Director of Economic and Workforce Development, will make the final decisions.
Kiva will run a social media and professional network scan to establish the social history of the potential borrower. Additionally, a third party will run a public records check.
Ultimately, the most important factors in the decision-making process are that the candidate is financially excluded, particularly from traditional lines of credit, and values contributing to the community. It is important to note that borrowers cannot be in significant debt, bankruptcy, or foreclosure when applying.
Aside from assessing the business plan and credit history, evaluators will look at the social and economic needs of each potential borrower. Applicants are encouraged to make sure their social media presences are up-to-date and content-rich, or that their names are known and respected in their communities, to have strong applications.
One of the most beneficial aspects of the program is that it is “relational rather than transactional,” Riggs said. Jain advised borrowers to leverage their relationships with their lenders for more than just cash resources. Some recipients of Zip loans have been able to get specialized consulting and support from their lenders pro bono. Additionally, Thomas said the BAC will use its network in the local business community to provide technical assistance to borrowers throughout the loan period.
With this new partnership, Riggs and Jain hope to build awareness among small business owners and budding entrepreneurs, as well as create a catalyst for others to become trustees or borrowers. Other current Oakland-based Kiva Zip trustees include Brown Boi Project, Oakland City Church, Native American Health Center and Centro Community Partners.
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oductivity free from such old peoples [power games as choosing for 5 years between one-dimension polarized parties? As you reflect on this question, note that the curriculum the world needs to free are known by a 74 and a 78 year old man- who are quite exhausted by guarding the world's number 1 entrepreneurial revolution curricula as well as keeping their nations safest banks in trust for pro-youth mothers) out of the firing line. Can we help these 2 men and the 18 million village women their grassroots networks with on the ground peacebuilding which is exactly the opposite process from the global news headlines rhetoric the world's biggest top-down systems big brother over all of us. Can we at the very least start moocing this knowhow for millions of youth to viralise?
the pro-youth entrepreneurial revolution curriculum is as fundamental to spending peoples worlking lives on progressing humanity's most valuable futures out of any nation
as ending the opposing system spin -that of anti-youth systems (such as sub-prime banking and pretty well everything mastered or regulated out of Washington dc during 2000s)
question 1 why do we only have 2 months left to bend the curve of yes peoples can all unite round celebrating net generation as most productive tome to be alive
and sub question why Washington dc is the capital at most risk possible of never feeing this curriculum?
our research movements on the ground include consciouscapitalism dc and student entrepreneurship prize networks are now in place year round - every university year
subquestion - do you belong to a citizen movement that wants to explore more about these concerns?
in the 40 years that banaglesh has been inviting entrepreneurs to come and benchamr its innocations, have any taken the knowhow back to their country or local region and demonstrated its pro=youth comound impacts
-examples china's creditease
Kenya's African silicon valley…
Dad (Norman Macrae) created the genre Entrepreneurial Revolution to debate how to make the net generation the most productive and collaborative . We had first participated in computer assisted learning experiments in 1972. Welcome to more than 40 years of linking pro-youth economics networks- debating can the internet be the smartest media our species has ever collaborated around?
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2010s = Worldwide Youth's most productive and collaborative decade
1972: Norman Macrae starts up Entrepreneurial Revolution debates in The Economist. Will we the peoples be in time to change 20th C largest system designs and make 2010s worldwide youth's most productive time? or will we go global in a way that ends sustainability of ever more villages/communities? Drayton was inspired by this genre to coin social entrepreneur in 1978 ,,continue the futures debate here
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