l revolution which my dad started in The Economist in 1972 after seeing student experiments with early digital networks was predicated on designing the internet to be the smartest open knowledge multiplying medium not an appendage to tv advertising- so the goals of open education formats and those inspired by the genere of entrepreneurial revolution ( social entrpreneurs fron 1978, intrapreneurs from 1980 ) and so on - all converge around microeducation
One of my lifelong fascinations is whether service franchises can be summarised in under 10 minutes in terms of the key system design rules:
never to break
always to permit local adaption to if it energises joy of bothy the service etam and the customer
in between, log up as an idea for change but ensure massive devrief across parallel service etams before implementing
This service franchise challenges applies particulary to the 30000 microfranchsiese (open sourced across communities) that my fathers 1984 book forecast would help co-create most of the next 3 billion jobs as the internet's million times more collaboration technology empowered the net generation
One of my dad's editorial rules - see transcript of oxford uniin debate at http://oxbridge.tv - society is always the greatest investor but never let government mange more than 25% of people's lifetime
All pro-youth economists needed testing on that rule so that we can invest in youth mapping back the greatest collaboration goal the net generaion could collaborate around published in 1984 as a book valuing microentrepreneurial jobs that mainly need to serve global village sustainability crises
the microentrepreneur needs to be a very hard worker and passionate but does not need to take the risk of marketing or training costs if bottom up value chains of market and open education are abunadantly mobilised…
siness school in south Africa's free university
failed on the dragons den - in japan where this show started and Canada the producers care about social - as usual with bbc the editorial lens is a mixture of arty and how cruelly uncurious investors can be when there's no space for dialogue
failed on create a star programs (of which bbc was a disastrous first before idol etc) - ref universityofstar model
the story in 2013 The Social Apprentice
The Apprentice television show – a battle between contestants’ wit, flair and business acumen.
But are these role models representing the best of British business and the current wave of innovation that’s sweeping across the business world?
At Social Enterprise UK, we think not.
That's why we've launched ‘The Social Apprentice’ campaign, to highlight the omission of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs from mainstream media, and call for a new version of 'The Apprentice', to help tell their stories.
The social enterprise movement is growing and thriving. They are the organisations using business to tackle social or environmental problems. Over the past two decades, their explosion onto the UK business scene is in answer to a growing call from the public, politicians and influencers for more responsible ways of doing business.
With business practices and behaviours changing, and many, especially young people, spurning mainstream business in favour of social enterprises, we believe it is time to let the blossoming social entrepreneurs prove their worth, and show what they’re capable of, in front of a global audience.
Social enterprises come in all shapes and sizes - some of the most well-known names in the sector include businesses like Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Pants to Poverty, The Big Issue, Belu water and Divine Chocolate.
New to social enterprise? Find out more about this global movement here.
Supporters and champions of the social enterprise sector, and leaders in business, are rallying together, calling on the BBC to host a different kind of Apprentice television programme.
To this end, the campaign has three main objectives:
1. Encourage the BBC to commission programmes that showcase the work of social entrepreneurs and social enterprises - people and organisations using business to create social change
2. Engage with production companies interested in developing programmes that focus on social enterprises that are transforming business practices and challenging social problems
3. Help social entrepreneurs and social enterprises, the change-makers in British business, use the media to tell their stories to the general public
We’re kicking off the campaign with an open letter to BBC One’s Acting Controller, Charlotte Moore. It explains our position, and the need to recognise the social entrepreneurs using their business talent to help people and the planet in the BBC's television programming.
The letter has been signed by social entrepreneurs, including John Bird, founder of The Big Issue, and Ben Ramsden founder of Pants to Poverty. Also pledging their support are previous participants of The Apprentice, including Tim Campbell MBE, founder Bright ideas Trust, The Apprentice’s first winner, and Melody Hossaini, Founder & CEO, InspirEngage International, who appeared in the sixth series.
We want SEUK members, social entrepreneurs, business people and members of the public to join our campaign by signing a petition, calling for the BBC to commission business programmes that showcase social enterprises. By signing the petition, you agree to support the campaign's key objectives and supporting media materials.
Click here to sign the petition in Google Documents.
Social enterprises’ stories are as interesting and diverse as their businesses, and their existence is a reflection of the surge in economic and social problems we presently face.
Who are the social entrepreneurs and social enterprises?
There are 70,000 social enterprises in the UK alone, employing more than a million people and generating billions of pounds for our economy.
Research shows that:
UK social enterprises are outstripping mainstream SMEs for growth and creating more jobs relative to turnover.
The UK is experiencing a social enterprise start up boom in deprived communities, where they’re needed most.
Social enterprises are much more likely to be run by young people, women and black and minority ethnic groups than traditional businesses.
The best of British business
Below are just some of the social enterprises doing business in the UK.
Belu donates 100% of its profits to WaterAid. Since 2011, award-winning Belu has generated more than £330,000 for the clean water charity, transforming the lives of over 20,000 people in the developing world >> www.belu.org
The Big Issue was set up to give homeless people a chance to earn a legal income, offering an alternative to begging, while using the content to campaign on the behalf of all socially excluded people. Weekly circulation figures top 135,000 in the UK alone >> www.bigissue.com
Divine Chocolate, the fair trade chocolate company which is 45% owned by cocoa farmers. When people buy their delicious chocolate, farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and get a slice of the profits to invest into their communities >> www.divinechocolate.com
Pants to Poverty create trendy pants that raise ‘under-awareness’ for fair trade clothing, as well as help farmers in developing countries get a fair deal for their cotton >> www.pantstopoverty.com
More social enterprise stories
tal curricula from 2008- we invite mutual action-plans from anyone concerned with pro-youth liberation of a million times more collaboration entrepreneur systems including Vital Curricula (eg KhanAc) or Open Action Learning (OLA) Networks of Future Capitalism and Open Society
it seems if you start with these precepts from history
After world war 2, people who called themselves economists increasingly became those who destroy peoples' nations. This isn't where the discipline of economics had originated from if you read any of:
1 Adam Smith - in his own words
2 Keynes General Theory
3 The Economist's centenary biography of itself (1943)
But this dismal transformation is most clearly summarized in 1972 when The Economist's survey of The Next 40 Years listed all the short-term errors that had been introduced by economists post-war 2 - a time when the west increasingly lost any notion that its top politicians could be society's sustainable public servants due to the right old mess that TV's 2 worst ever communications modelsaccidentally spun
US Congress May 2013: honorable Russ Holt rep 12th district new jersey minute 32.44
"we honor dr yunus who has a long career confounding expectations and conventional knowledge of bankers, business leaders, economists and yes public officials like ourselves- we recognise a career of a man which has shown most of us to be wrong in important ways
- despite international honors that have come to dr yunus , most of us still have trouble in believing that his work and his ideas are right -or if they are right that they have general applicability - so revolutionary is the work of this banker, economist and visionary"
Other Major resources. for this article- youtubes safebanks and yunuscentre; adam smith and Keynes; The Economist 1943 cenetenary biography; 1954's London Capital Market; 1972 survey The Next 40 Years which reviewed history of banking short-term fixes since world war 2 as pre-requisite knowledge of conflicts to resolve before designing a net generation economy to be worldwide youth's most productive time; from then on The Economist coined the term Entrepreneurial Revolution for leadership debates in saving the net generation from the death of society. This doesn't not mean that hundreds of adjectival versions of entrepreneurs (starting with social entrepreneur drayton version 1978) have any systemic maps to save the net generation from death of society just because they have borrowed the word entrepreneur. Norman Macrae Foundation recommends youth go back to valuing the origin of the word entrepreneur. It was coined by French alumni of Adam Smith-"between taker" literally refers to the challenge of "now we have cut off the heads of the 1% who were monopolising productive assets, how do we the peoples rebuild a place so that it sustains each next generation's growths of more productive, hi-trust and ultimately collaborative lifetimes. There's not much point in place-led economics unless place is a communal proxy for multiplying goodwill around each other and so that children have safe starts to lives with free access to nutrition, health and education
click picture for new resource from USA Congress may 2013
and www.grameeneconomics.com www.thegrameenbank.com and www.valuetrue.com and www.trilliondollaraudit.com and www.wholeplanet.tv and www.microeducationsummit.com
rstand the whole truths of (Bangladeshi) microcredit before and after technology linked in every villager How this became the biggest happiest story in the economics of banking until banking itself went cashless (MPESA, Bkash, MIT innovations q4 2011) and the peoples (especially parents and youth) could take back currency decisions from top-down politicians and vested interest bullies
HERE IS THE LONGER EVIDENCE TRAIL (mostly from t 1948+)
Its easy with hindsight to see where an economy would have been most exciting for your life to be born into but if exponential impacts of economic models are to live up to their claims - how about mapping this just ahead of time? the maths exists but do the economists?
as a pro-youth economist my father Norman Macrae had quite a good record which you can check out from his archives as pro-youth economist at The Economist- and the genre he called Entrepreneurial Revolution from 1972 bearing in mind the genesis of the E-word explores what societies do next when they have guillotined the heads of the less than 1% monoplising allproductive assets (France pro-youth crisis question around 1800)
NORMAN MACRAE"S JUST AHEAD OF TIME PRO-YOUTH LOGS
*to be a teenager in Japan of 1960 was a best place to be because of that nation's pro-youth economic maps for the country and the whole region
*to be a teenager in China of late 1970s had exciting growth prospects
but when Norman first saw students experimenting with early digital networks in 1972 the 64 trillion dollar ER question became what models would make it best for worldwide youth in 2010s (leaders search at www.wholeplanet.tv ) and what models would make it worst (eg even worse than Orwell's Big Brother scenarios)
some vital clues also came from Norman's life experience up to 1972
*spending his last days as a teenager naviagating airplanes in ww2 out of modern day Bangladesh and Myanmar; marrying the daughter of the Britiskh lawyer who spent 25 years with Gandhi ultimately charged with writing up leagalese of India's Independence; being the son of a british consul who lived in all sorts of youth crisis location between the 2 world wars
being mentored by Keynes that economists more than any pther prpfession were only capable of 2 opposite exponential impacts- designing or destroying the future pursposes next generation most needed to spend lives on producing
writing up a 1950s biography of how London's capital market only perfomre for the future when capital structured families' savings to invest in next generation's productivities out of every community
being the only journalist at messina- seeing what a wonderful concept uropean union was and how mis-executed politicians spiraled it
seeing the usa once freest in terms of public servants taken over by spending on arms and advertising
This is just an extract of what conditioned Norman's pro-youth editorial lens and his way of expoenentially mapping futures - if this intersts you we are always interested in curriculum of entrepreneurs- whoch are truly bottom-up and collaboeative the way Norman Mapped, and whoch have been less than whole truth sponsored by some big interest which isn't youth's -firstname.lastname@example.org
so it was as the human race entered the 4th quarter of 20th century entrepreneurial revolutionaries started mapping what west's developed nations would need to go and locally learn from poorest developing countries in Eastern hemisphere while cheering on the pro-youth investment decisions of japan and china
and so it was that when it comes to banking undersrand the whole truths of microcredit before and after technollgy linked in every villager became the biggest strory in the economics of banking until bamnkoing itself went cashles and the peoples could take back currency decisions from top-down politicians and vested interest bullies
Yunus and global social business partnerships in Paris with companies lie DANONE and business schools like HEC
I have some updated news that I would like to explore with Jean-Francois - would a half hour meeting be possible?
I attended the annual celebrations George Soros hosts out of Budapest - this year he was celebrating Sir Fazle Abed who I now realise to be an even more open job creator in developing world than Yunus
George Soros network or economist rethinking economics http://www.ineteconomics.org/ is starting up a wave of moocs (massive open online curriculum/collaborations) - each aimed at getting half a million youth to simultaneously learn and action how to remake economics as the discipline that ultimately systemizes what futures are possible -first one begins next week
I am working with several citizens in DC to start up conscious capitalism DC chapter - the CEO of whole foods is developing this so that citizens can ask what sector future purposes do they believe in
When my father started Entrepreneurial Revolution in The Economist in 1972 it aimed to map the 3 billion new jobs that open education world could sustain bet generation around if economics was redesigned to sustain every community. So I see the next 2 years as critical now that massive open education platforms are scaling If for example http://www.khanacademy.org/ which is known for its open curricula of maths and healthcare could get job creating net generation economics curriculum linked through economist Jean-Francois and I believe in most then that could change the world back to the net generation being worldwide youth's most productive time. I continue to connect back to networkers in franc which now hoists the best annual millennium goals summit http://www.convergences2015.org/ which is coming up in 2 weeks
League table of capitals most supporting Yunus Open Curricula of Youth
Firstly nobody however big their income or power can argue with the French having coined the word ENTREPRENEUR for how do we design systems for all the people (liberte egalite fraternite soroeity) to grow having just cut off the heads of the 1% that were enslaving the peoples through monopolising all productive assets. To commemorate this extraordinary time France chose to make women fashionable - previously it had been the rich men that wore gay things as anyone visiting Versailles can see. So nits absolutely up to the French to mobilise responsble fashion trade with yunus after 1000+ garment workers were killed in a collapsing factory in Dhaka
Back in the 1700s The Scots and the French has the same terrifying problem of being sucked into the value chains of the English Empire - so they spent 100 years writing how ro reconcile that from adam smith and jb say onwards and then sent down a scot (James Wilson and what because a family of great economists including Walter Bagehot whose updated curriculum is being MOOCED - by the author of the new Lombard street 1 sept 2013 out of a womens college linked to Columbia uni) to start The Economist -goal one boot ouf 70% of MPS who represented vested interests, goal 2 end legislation like corn laws that was compounding hundred- goal 3 end big capital abuse of youth . Through this goal-led journey courage queen Victoria to make her legacy cross-cultural epicenter of commonwealth not top down slave trading. Whether or not you agree that the French and the Scots succeeded - this was the goal of entrepreneurial pro-youth- collaboration economics in mapping back futures of every global market sector round purposes that would sustain peoples working lifetimes. Anyone who uses the entrepreneur word who is not signed up to this meta-collaboration goal should be sent to the isle of elba not passing go (as the monopoly game would have it
CIDA maximizes peer to peer teaching - something that online open curricula should want to do - the more you look at the dynamics of training a million people at a time!
CIDA attracts entrepreneurial curricula to live for - eg its the home of the branson entrepreneur curriculum- its also taps into the community wisdom of the mandela elders; a long term partner is google Africa - one of the trades being that small businesses that will help give youth job experiences are offered free web site assistance; it ensures every student gains a barrel full of modest self-confidence by using the most proven empowerment training there is...
neurial Revolution dialogues in The Economist in 1972
is responsible for open replication of more end poverty microfranchsies than any other...
What headlines would you vote for to identify Dr Yunus's life of action celebrations how would you edit these 4 possible headlines; and what would you propose corresponding 4 headlines for sir fazle and over in Consider Kenya: ingrid munro thanks email@example.com MY1 Entrepreneurially saved livelihoods and increased productivity of world’s poorest women MY2 Broke cycle of illiteracy in tens of thousands of village communities, so increasing productivity of Bangladesh’s youthful nation MY3 Bridged digital divides every which way round global communications and local communities MY4 Turned country in centre of asian pacific www century into innovation lab for tech for ending poverty partners and sustainability’s world trade of open source franchises MY5 Demonstrated way to electrify poorest rural areas in world with colar --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
in 1971, Bangladesh was born and my father @ The Econoist Saint James London - first predicted the death of the international financial system 40 years on; the subliminal narrative of the 2010s big banking's 3rd world war with the possibilities of net generation to be 10 times more productive peoples will win-win-win with the www if young people everywhere know why we celebarte who we economically heroise tell us if you have any microeconomic collaboration projects connecting the 40th anniversary Celebrations of Bangaldesh and its microentrepreneurial models of worldwide sustainability happy 2011, chris macrae www.erworld.tv help develop a library of consider bangladesh - consider being dad's entrepreneurial revolution sub-brand denoting what 7 billion people need to share knowhow and cheer-lead round next …
microfinance champions who want to end poverty or create jobs out of every community- help millions of youth to know of this possibility
brainstorm round some reasons why
cashless banking can reduce many of physical transactions of banking by over 90% - manual bookkeeping, safe transport of cash etc
cashless banking only viralises across people networks if its first app meets a need in that country that isn't anywhere near as safe, economical or conveneinet as cash banking
cashless banking can be designed round reliable small merchants instead of atms- if it creates jobs and restored the most trusted service people in any community
cashless banking summits are one of the main education agendas being celebrated by the global bankshttp://www.gabv.org/ with values networks and friends
cashless banking can also do some extremely controversial things which are all about getting back to what the Pope Francis calls the power of service- since this links into every religion's golden rule of saving the commons for the poorest to be sustainable , our first question to you is if you know your faith very well what's the simplest link we could all be reading on its olden rule
My father whose entrepreneurial revolution dialogues in The Economist began in 1972 with a startling survey on corrections that would need to be made to 20th th macroeconomics if the net generation was to be suatinble also wrote his last arctcle xmas 2008 on how every way he had ever researched for the net generation to create 3 billion jobs and unite human race in ending poverty could depend on getting cashless banking right for each nation's different context in the 2010s - if that's a topic that interests you, we welcome opportunity to co-host a remembrance partry in your country to The Economist's journalist of entrepreneurial revolution and pro-youth economics
contact our pro-youth economics co-editors or apply to become one for your region pro-youth economic editors at Norman Macrae Foundation…
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
world favorite moocs-40th annual top 10 league table