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Join us in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., on March 15-17, 2016, for another great microfinance conference!

"Poor people didn’t create poverty. It's the system that created the poverty. And, if we want to end poverty, we have to change the system." 
-- Professor Muhammad Yunus 


Join microfinance and social business pioneer, Muhammad Yunus, at the 18th Microcredit Summit! In addition to the famous Nobel laureate (and newly named UN SDG Advocate),Queen Sofia of Spain and Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia, long-time advocates for women's empowerment and microcredit, and H.E. Hussain J. Al Nowais, chairman of the Khalifa Fund, will also join us in Abu Dhabi. 

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The Microcredit Summit Campaign, in partnership with the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND), invites you to the 18th Microcredit Summit in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., on March 15-17, 2016 at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
The Summit agenda will engage delegates in a thoughtful discussion around effective ways to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized and the microfinance services and financial inclusion strategies that promote inclusive, sustainable economic growth and social empowerment that helps improve their lives. View the agenda here.
The 18th Microcredit Summit will be an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to promote best practices and engage in a thoughtful discussion around the challenges and opportunities in using microfinance as tool that can help us contribute to ending extreme poverty. This Summit will serve as a platform for innovations that use microfinance and other financial services and products as tools that facilitate movement out of poverty. Download the Summit overview package. see fr more n cnnecting yuths greatest decade uniting yuth f yuny frnacis cnfucius mandela and why nt yur histry's cmmunally mst trusted jbs leaders
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eyesyunus.JPGwe could try to map 10000 of youth networks yunus would be happiest to be an alumni of- nomination 1 this social pop group raised million dollars with song hear me now mobile women4empowerment in run up to nobel prize investiture launching first youth created global social business replicating aravind model of ending needless blindness- if you have a nomination 2 to 10000 lease put it in the space below -thanks milla and marlow for such amazing grace
Late 2007 the last end-poverty economist to 'edit" a global newspaper started his last project age 84 several waves of 10000 millennials (half of world are under...
YUNUS10000.COM last call Atlanta Nov 2015 Late 2007 the last end-poverty economist to 'edit" a global newspaper started his last project age 84 several waves of 10000 millennials (half of world are under 30) surveys of what they most wanted to social action learn with yunus- we sampled 10000 fvds - videos at this web; 10000 journals of social business- and 2000 copies of yunsu social busienss book including its chapter on how any stident union could start a social action club - up to nov 2015 you still have time to find your way  to Atlmta which aims to twin over 30 youth capoitakls with a future in belief that youth jobs summits are more valaubale to co-host than the olypics- whether the atlanta based coca-cola (main commercial sponsor of 20th C Olympics) agrees will be part of the exploration

my family is neither ppor nor rich but scottiosh worldwide networkers who be;eove that if we use the internet to end poverty by 2030 the human race can be sustainable and thise living between 20015-2030 especially milennials will have collaborated in the graeest race of all - skype chrismacrae dc email  (mobile usa 240 316 8157  ) bon courage to all people of goodwill especially women who empower all childrens futures 

..................................................................................................................................................................................................44th year of survey started by end-poverty Keynsians 1972- caveats #2015now map of whose knowhow networks Sustainability Millennials (SM) can trust most



  • 10 Farmer (Boston-Haiti open health partbership at 30)
  • 9 Kim (Koreans view of peace and health generates pro-youth economies not vice versa)
  • 8 Abed (Bangladesh barefoot networks at 45) 


Faith-PeaceM (largest outreach)


  • - recently deceased Mandela
  • 7 Current Pope Francis


PlaceM intergeneration & borderless Leaders

6 Soros and Gorbachev 

5 Friends of Abdul Latif (including Japan) or Legatum (including MIT) 

Open Media

4 Berners Lee and Jack Ma

3 Kenya First Ladies twinned with Bangladesh poorest mobile mothers

2,1 still searching for #2015now  

 is free nursing college best chance we the peoples have to leapfrog over greenwashing 10000 women    

 join  our friends at and open learning campus

how could we start up a b-corp association of young professionals/diasporas from the 3 A's africa, america, asia as a bcorp that verifies for example what content khan academy puts up on types of investors needed to create jobs in both regions and markets whose purposes need changing if we are to live up to jim kim's invitation to millennials ; is there anyone in maryland government who gets this?

also i would like someone from IFC to explain compatibility of what kim invites millenials to do with their recent partnership with the 10000 women  movement of goldman sachs

related links - Did Young africans launch most entrepreneurial summit ever? Why not launch a Young Continent Society for every continent on October 7
wb live update Youth Summit 2014_Concept Note (External).pdf Youth Summit 2014_Concept Note (External).pdf, 327 KB rsvp if you find next update on world bank youth summit - date 7 october- this update 9 july 2014
Open Learning Campus launched by world bank aug 2014- missing curricula rehearsals 1 RISK summer 2014; climate spring2014

chris  washington dc 301 881 1655 

 "The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past." Tim Berners Lee 
-exercise what's best mooc generated resources to date : our favorite from mooc change the world 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc

What could Job-Creating Education Value Chain Be? This was debated as net generation's 64 trillion dollar question in The Economist 1984 

Update2015 help welcomed at -  world record book of job creators  Valuing Open Learning and Future Economy beyond nations- celebrating 7 Billion Livelihoods of borderless planet 




30 years on -why free nursing college may be collaboration laepfrogging greatest case of all - returning accessible economical healthcare to all


 Back in 1984 my father quizzed readers of The Economist - not only how can we make healthcare 8 times less mostly, but what will happen to the fiirt net generation if this biggest market continues getting exponentially more expensive? nNations' banks would fail if next generations are left to bailout debt caused by too costly bills and pensions of elders (and their ever increasing percentage of western populations) 

So yes we are biassed but we are sarching for every clue on who wishes to join in mapping THE NEARLY FREE NURSING COLLEGE

My hobby is open learning networks though that started out as my job in 1973!; my professional competence is as a statistician of World Record Book of Job Creators and cataloguing millennial groups especially medical ones such as ypchronic- 

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network: YP-CDN -A global movement for action against the injustice of non-communicable diseases

Back in 2008, my father's foundation  helped sponsor a scottish dialogue around muhammad yunus- a consequence of which is nearly free nursing collegs- we believe that can create 100 million jobs as well as make basic health services and telemedicine etc affordable- the person in glasgow who first conceived this idea is zasheem ahmed- and if scotland goes independent in Fall 2014 we will mobilise every connection we can to make this a major open source export of scotland

there are several // worldwide girl impact pathways towards Uniting Free Nursing Colleges which I try to map and update and always welcome more info

1 scotand started  on this because our colleges train probably majority of nhs nurses born in uk; and if a scottish bbc emerges well you can see how the royal family supported nurses at the opening of the uk olympics!
1a muhammad yunus made a quick start at a nearly free  nursing college but he has got swamped in local politics -this is a pity because his number 1 tech partnber intel had wanted to help with emedicine

2 free medical training/peer to peer education has become khan academy's number 2 practice focus after maths

I have several close friends in bangladesh around sir fazle abed of BRAC - he wants to find the right way to get involved; I was lucky enough to attend 20th open society awards of sir fazle by george soros in 2012 where I got the privilege to chat to paul farmer and find out about his training hospital in haiti- he said open sourcing their knowhow would be a next step

3 in washington dc womens technologists like naila chowdhury of also stage a free healthcheck day for about 3000 poorest families; the founder of dc's globalfund carrie rich also come from a carreer in community health ; naila's partnerships with nanocredit may become one of the most life critical networks connecting hispanic womens across the americas if suitable partnerships come together; while bangladesh microcredit always had womens health networking as its core, previously hispanic microcredit networks seem to have largely missed that opportunity

3a because I live in washington dc, I chat about these sorts of subjects as often as I can with world bank young professional associates- while I have never met jim kim I assume that he would not be against the free nursing college idea; I have a meeting with some of the managers of the world bank's new open elearning campus at end of next week where I will try to find out what there view is on nursing content- also our ethiopian diaspora as biggest african one in DC owns the africa's elearning sattelite service - since this was motivated over 20 years ago as way to share life critical info to minimise eg aids, I assume freeing as much health learning as possible will be prime time

I am in touch with 2 absolutely brilliant medical postgraduates from japan -part of the university of tokyo global leadership class of medical millennials who can change the world -one will soon be on internship in toronto as she couldnt find appropriate internship in boston ; the other is already in geneva; if you know of anyone they shlould be introduced to pelase say
 new york with 48 hours of meetings 22 and 23 september - if you or associates are going to be there please say, and I can try and match connection 

In 2007 my family had the idea that the most fun way to continue my father's pro-youth economics and futures for the net generation in time to

celebrate 175th anniverary in 2018 of The Economis being foudned to end hunger would be to linkin 10000 youth who most wanted to be disciples of muhaamad yunus


online library of norman macrae--

- we tried dvds (10000), sampling 2000 copies of his social buisness book, over 12000 print issues of journal of social business but have failed to date: of course that may simply be my fault (here to learn) but we also found that universities in the same city didnt want their students to collaborate around yunus and leaders summits around millennial goals did not want to educate youth in how to replicate yunus microfranchises. So we have decided to review opportunities in the open learning space:

URGENT COLLABORATION QUESTIONS: who will use coursera partnerships to viralise the greatest job creating farncgises; will khan academy style join in?how about those who own the satellites or the mobile?

Equally while yunus in 1996 started partnerships in digita-a-billion solutions to end poverty - he is not always tpdays leading connector (yes in energy, no in bank-a-billion, jury is out on education, no indesigning internet markets - see eg Jack Ma). So Scotland which being a Macrae has been a main partner in most of our family's attempts to linkin 10000 youth and yunus makes it timely to issue this discussion paper. 

 Ideology needed for youth to create jobs with yunus.doc Ideology needed for youth to create jobs with yunus.doc, 51 KB

Questions most welcome? washington dc 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc    and



 Help wanted: if the solutions Grameen Bank searched out were a curriculum - what would the chapter headings be?

It seems to me that now we have access to massive open technology we didnt have in 1997 when microcreditsummit began, this is a core question that converges those at The Economist, BBC and elsewhere interested in ending phony economics by racing towards poverty museums - and investing in youth co-producing millennium goals through mlti-win models and replicable community franchises

Because i first worked on what societies in east wanted most in 1982 (in Indonesia same time Obama's mum was working there), I have some reasoning for suggesting the following as the first week's cuurriculum but if you have a vastly diferent need from a first week's curriculum it would help to know this before discussions with japanese investors and founders of poverty museum race futures in dhaka in march

The Grameen Bank Curriculum


1.1 What Do Parents (and pro-youth economists) learn from Grameen Bank Bangladesh

The number 1 youth development banking franchise in the East's post-empire but pre-www world

One of a cluster of empowering system solutions needed to save lives in the globe's poorest villages (cf schumacher). Integral service solutions needed included:

disaster-relief and family safety/peace


peer to peer health knowhow

literacy knowhow

local market structure for poorest to generate income

1.2 To evaluate direct replicability of Grameen Bank cultural/context bottom-up communal empathy includes:

Meaning of city and village post-empire in eastern hemisphere

What conflicts and broken system histories compounded villages incapable of growing healtthy children.

Linkin a local and worldwide desire to end exploitation of underclasses (see eg thesis of Manmohan Singh Cambridge 1950s).

What practice histories of human race knows about mediating connections of the inter-generational goals of ending hunger and ending poverty


Yunus' most extraordinary leadership achievement was to inspire thousands of professionals to go and live and provide life-shaping services to young mothers in villages that started 4th quarter of 20th century with both the least infrastructure and the most over-population (lack of land rights)

Given 21st C human livelihood futures depend on being in a post-www world, what can millennium goal networks anticipate regarding what does and does not transfer from understanding the origin of Grameen Bank Franchise:

  • culturally,
  • communally,
  • exponentially sustainably
  • and economically

chrs macrae wash dc 1 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc

Norman Macrae Foundation, The Economist's Pro-youth economist       related webs : millennials 1 2; women ; transforming Trillion$ markets 1 2 3 regional Africa China Japan Americas Europe Scotland UK France "Global Village" ; education is one of 20 web sites obeserving youth and yunus job creation and races to end poverty

maintained by journalist and open education friends of Norman Macrae family foundation. Normans last

public birthday party (85th) was with Yunus at London's RAC, Saint James; and Norman's ;last articles on

how Bangladesh had broken through the miracle of ending vallage poverty are in this pamphlet (front cover solar

girl power which we use at Norman Macrae Remembrance parties- the first of which was with Principal of Glasgow University

and Adam Smith Sccholars Glasgow 4 July 2010- an occasion to share Muhammad Yunus 70th birthday wishes

queries welcomed washington dc 301 881 1655- changing dismal media- the most joyful journalist assignment of all

 related webs : millennials 1 2; women ; transforming Trillion$ markets 1 2 3 regional Africa China Japan Americas Europe Scotland UK France "Global Village" ; education




Jim Kim's 2030now invitation to millennials 

We second World Bank Jim Kim's proposal that until 2030 the 2 massive collaboration networks to value most are:

  • The millions of village mothers (eg 15 million in Bangladesh) who showed how to network the race to end poverty
  • 25-35 year old professionals where they are the most connected, educated and caring class our human race has ever joyfully parented 

You Can Hear Me Now - : How Microloans and Cell Phones are Connecting the World's Poor to the Global Economy [Nicholas P. Sullivan]..

3:37 TheGreenChildren

Filmed entirely in rural villages of Bangladesh, this video features women borrowers


Are You Ready to Take It On? End Poverty by 2030  World Bank JIm KIM:

next social movement summit at world bank 




Bangladesh became the first 100 million plus developing country to demonstrate that when less than 1% of people have landline phones, the national economy leaps forward if mobile access becomes universal starting with the poorest.

Affordable Access means mediating both the sharing of life critical communications and open sourcing job creating apps/microfranchises that change market's value chains.



1996 Birth of Grameen Phone

20 years on

If you like the story of grameen phone 1996, you may like to play 2015's game of world greatest job creators

rule 1 discuss with your social network, votes for 10 greatest job creators. Try to choose 10 different roles that can collaboration entrepreneur more than the sum of their parts -eg dont just choose 10 greatest tech wizartds without choosing someone most trusted by communities facing life-sustaining problems

guideline 1 -if relevant, for any of your top 10 , map how their last 20 years of innovation overlaps with the goals of the dream of grameen phone linking in youth's millennium goals including job creation  - atlanta nov 2015 invites all future capitals' job creators to twin in debriefing this or other most exciting opportunities of being a millennial and celebrating #2030now

 Hubbing @ the most social network on the new millennium's planet?

Pre-1996, the only communications space that Grameen Bank's village mothers enjoyed was a small hut with a vegetable garden outside - one for every 60 village mothers. Out of a network that grew to over 100000 village hubs, Grameen mothers swapped produce and animated a village farmers market, shared knowhow especially on maternal and infant health and education geared to actioning the 16 promises they made to the community and their children every week as they transacted financial records of savings and loans. These spaces were the most deeply social ever designed because of the collaboration challenges women in villages faced due to absence of telecommunications, electricity, running water, sanitation, roads etc -and the gender issues they jointly faced.




By becoming income earners village mothers gained self-respect, they had a fair chance to take their own life beyond the poverty line, for sure they could break generations of illiteracy ensuring their children the opportunity of leapfrogging way beyond 20th c village poverty.


Until 1996 with no phones and a culture that locked women in to each village , the only way that Grameen's end poverty womens hubs could share solutions was through the weekly visit of the Grameen Bank staff. Can you start to imagine the freedom that was unleashed when  mobile phones came to the villages in 1996, thanks to funding from George Soros (G1) with technical  innovation from MIT media entrepreneurs and Norwegian telecoms. The whole design was amplified by Muhammad Yunus. His two-pronged approach

  • First linkin every community hub around one telephone lady -the most exciting microentrepreneurial franchise of 1996-2005 - see eg the green children'd hear me now
  • Second  to experiments with global village labs around technology partners. Imagine what impossibles become possible from marriages between those with the world's greatest technology and mothers facing the most life-critical innovation challenges. 


< font-size: 10px">In a flash the life resume of Muhammad Yunus changed from being just the banker for the rural maternal poor, to becoming additionally the digital dreamer for the open learning net generation. At the inauguiral world microcreditsummit in 1997, he was already linking in dozens of the most exciting concepts humans and especially youth had ever been free to voice. The collaboration entrepreneur search was on for microfranchise solutions to millennium goals - converged round poverty museums as the most exciting race humanity has ever united our species and nature around.

Don't you just love Economics and Communications (E&C)

 Reason why any parent should love E & C The hi-trust economist, Keynes, said that what futures… (see below)

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Reason why any parent should love E & C

The hi-trust economist, Keynes, said that what futures will be possible for your children and grandchildren depend above all else on system designs these two experts make. They are the designers of whether man's biggest organisational purposes are valued round goodwill, transparency and human sustainability. And their impacts have exponential consequences for better or for worse.

If economists had truly implemented Keynes knowledge- the 2010  nostrum of a system too big to fail would never have had currency -preventing such systems  as too big to exist would have been a hippocratic oath of any professional the public grants a monopoly to rule over us

Mathematically, this means that any analyst who quotes numbers to you isnt worth a future cent to millennials #2030now goals unless he also shows you how you sustain the exponential future consequence mapped around trillion dollar goodwill auditing that collaboration entrepreneurs value

SUSTAINABILITY'S 2 Endgames- Expoentially Up or Down : 2030, 2025, 2018, 2015

 Since 1950 the world has spent more and more on communications, and today's net generation is in the midst of a communications revolution which  makes history's innovations including the printing press and the steam engine look like minor blips in transforming human connectivity. What are the exponential opportunities and risks of this? Everyone concerned with humanity's future needs to urgently engage all their networks of friends in exploring this question-this is the only way that the peoples we can win-win from an increasing borderless and cross-cultural world in which the sustainability of everyone's community trust interfaces with everyone else's





7 wonders of Youth & Yunus 

how to make a job creating youth olympics the most popular twin city movement to host -more popular than any sporting world cup!

what will ending a world in which half of people are unbanked entail

how do we make the world's best job creating university free online always accessible to all

how would a nearly free nursing college be the catalyst to 8 times lower cost better quality health service for all

what does a place need to do to ensure it never loses a youth who could be a brilliant open source tech wizard of sort that ihub economies flourish around

what would a clean energy. water, food secure and zero waste curriculum look like from grade 3 up- and how to tune this with connectedness of human race and nature being a win-win around the 21st Century's global village planet

how can a place's most trusted leader of next generation goals organise monthly social business fund competitions for youth


25 years of work of my grandfather with Mahatma Gandhi forms this idea: OPEN Education and peaceful transformation beyond a failing nation go hand in hand

SO..........How did education today become the most misdirected investment in so many places around the world? Curiously, part of the answer seems to be that many of the western social entrepreneurs inspired by Gandhi did not value his main transformation idea. If you find your country being ruled by a regime which is increasing putting more and more of your people's livelihoods in jeopardy with laws that do not empower everyone's rights, start a completely new education system, Several of the best  job creating education systems in the world have been inspired by Gandhi

the 40000 village schools of BRAC in Bangladesh, which empowered 15 million vilage mothers at BRAC and Grameen to end generations of illiteracy on behalf of their chldren

Training teachers in Paulo Freire's revolutionary framing of how to action learn

city montessori at lucknow


and probably its no cultural accident that the greatest change to curriculum at university and schools is being celebrated in Mandela's S Africa- the second nation of Gandhi..........


khan academy and viralising 9 minute action learning competitions


how open space unleashes the greatest innovation talents from age 9 up


empowering a human to maximise time spent at experiential edge of own most unique competence


open learning campus and world record job creators game of MOOCwho


understand how MIT became the developed world's number 1 job creating alumni network


valuing fast replicating educational franchises such as kenya's bridges academy


researching why 10 million chinese families made the book of new zealand's a bestseller 




Purpose- to help young people mobilise the next billion jobs that couldn't even be defined until the net generation's million times more collaboration technology existed. we've seen moore's law's doubling of annual power of chip technology- its time to see doubling of empowerment of knowledge-sharing solutions to every communities most critical nees which have lots in common acriss a borderless world where faililies may wish is to see their next generation progress

Our search began in 1972 the first time The Economist's champion of Entrepreneurial Revolution networks saw a working internet - digitally connecting 500 students across 4 universities in North of England- references 1972 the next 40 years; 1976 entrepreneurial revolution - the need to change economics and every big 20th C organsiation typology if the net generation is to be sustainable and to co-produce the greatest new millennium goals; 1982 intrapreneurial now- we are all becoming service or brain co-workers - this led to the 1984 handbook for entrepreneurs who wanted to help the net generation be the most productive and sustainable time every community has ever experienced-and this map of focuses to connect 3 billion jobs round

jam.jpg green examples that mobile youth are helping to co-create

Y6 Mobilising Clean Energy & Ending Unsustainable Waste

kenya is linking mobile banking to financing solar energy installation - particularly to the third of the world that is on no electricity grid -since 1996 Bangladesh's grameen shakti has shown how the world's poorest communities are doubling deman for solar installations provided 1) these investments can be financed through small loans; that all the after-service work creates jobs in the communities; a co-founder of G Shakti has started - this uses mobile records to agregate each household conversion to solar to a large enough numbers for local networks to claim carbon offset credits on aggregated world markets- this principle of sharing global credits back at the micro level of change could be applied to any incentivisation of regaining sustainability locally in every way that is urgently needed now that it is seen that 20th century economics specialised in extracting from localitoes in ways that disnvested in all of our children's children.

Y5 Mobilising Food and Water Security

Way Better than Chairtable Fair Trade: Mobile technology is helping small scale farmers market high quality (eg organic) products which middle men previously reduced to lowest common denominator commodity prices  -for example by mixing e-cash and e-agricultural-exchnages in ways that are cooperatively owned by local farmers we can change any agricultural value chain where big players previously put the squeeze on the elss powerful every quarter. Bangladesh has a double-first movers advantage in sharung with the world how to do this. The real microcredits have since early 1980s changed value chains so that the poor (not the rich) owned the marketing channel and so how the value added was divided across the chain of job types that each agricultural value chain comprises- then in 1996 banagldesh became the first nation to connect rural villagers with mobile phones empowering bottom-up experiemental labs on how networking can value life's most critical APPS.

 NEXT BIG IDEA - can you help 100 historically black universities colaborate in building a 21st C Agriculture & Techology University in America's poorest county 

this could bring to usa real agricultural labs; it could open education resources worldwide on bottom-up sustainable agriculture and energy

it could unite  the energies of 12 years of student entrepreneur competitions 

countdown week 26- can washington dc 6 April 2-13 be in top league as a student jobs and millennium goal competition-collaboration city

 26 question with yunus  why dont some universities mortgage part of their assets and form investent funds in their youth? -more questions 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

are we up for transforming economies round the future of each global market that people most want their children to inherit ; we have a million times more tech than when man raced to moon - why not make 2010s youths most productive decade all over the world

 When it comes to job creation and worldwide youth's millennium goals, the year 012-013 is the most critical ever. How do networks economically and passionately collaborate around transparent actionable project information? - this web will be massively revised to take into account the first wave of 3000 youth competitions- across usa convened by Dr Yunus between 27 september and 1 October -come back soon -or make a start on how your city's youth links in at  or

Yunus 10000 began in 2008 when Norman Macrae Foundation (1 2) gave away 10000 dvds to students- if you see a yunus collaboration entrepreneur story that you need to be in the collaborative middle of email with video number and brief personal background of why this matters most to you and your peer action networksGOOD NEWS 2-25

FAST AND BUILT TO LAST - at i try to update projects most trusted friends of our 3 billion jobs mission and youths most productive decade are working on incluing the 2 extremes:

the worldchanging projects that will take a decade to linkin'

the projects that most need actions in next 4 weeks

tech note: research for von neumann's biography showed that he believed one of the hardest chalenges of the knwoeldge networking economy would be how to keep up to date with top 50 projects any leader or passionate person might need to be co-working on in an age when the technology capabilities would change faster and faster but our human trust relationships would need to be built deeper and deeper (which always takes time before exponenetial investment impacts can be earned) Chartering is an open method practised since the early 1990s by journalists for humanity and those who may be collaborating in up to 50 productive projects. Such a network load's urgent attention may take over your diary in most unpredictable ways (and for whose instant access recall your performance multipliers (let alone eoples trust in you) will need simple but comprehensive living scripts and multi-win mapping models

collaboration spaces july to sept 2012  NY pop up pianos and superstars   cc
DOLLAR A DAY $1 would you survive? home .. forum  
we invite socially or business minded youth to join von neumann's above zero sum modeling club -johny became osbcenely interested in computers and above zero sum games - more on the what/why 
Neumann example consider 2 nations - mine wants to go green; our neighbour continues to profit from not making the investment in green; my nation loses jobs and sinks into poverty; until our neighbour nation take us over  

expert volunteers needed rsvp

EXP1 join our media experts who help superstars create jobs in communities- from an idea ayrton senna first inspired us to volunteer round in 1992..

EXP2 - stage a party celebrating any economist who dares to debate top people with the simplest rule of economics- a nation can't grow unless its capital markets can be trusted to use families' savings to invest in next generation's productivity

EXP3 - education institutes that are not run by people who want to help youth create jobs do not offer a sustainable future and completely miss the unique innovation connections of the net generation


join us at the dr muhammad yunus supporters club at facebook

help us journalise the net generation's most economic collaborations at ,, ...

welcome to a youth economics project of Family Foundation Norman Macrae- The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant






.we believe the 10000 youth who most action and share the yunus economics mindset can not only beat any wealth production of 10000 people hired at big banks but sustain the cross-cultural social depths of a net generation where every youth can be 10 times more productive than ever before  

explorations of youth and yunus:-


FORUM's slogan is impossible becomes possible when right people action time place  any capital city with a future is invited to host forum dialogues between those who have known yunus and bangladesh at 41 longest and those who may newly want to be collaboration entrepreneurs; in particular youth are invited to mediate the most exciting public-private sector partnership a capital can linkin to the race to poverty museums and capital stockmarkets that invest in the most exciting goals and purposes the net generation votes for





we aim to map the 10000 youth whose collaborations can create the most jobs - norman set a goal for 3 billion jobs - more details on youth10000 econmy project here 

our foundation stages remembrance parties of economists who believe in youth; who see it as impossible for a place to grow unless capital (ie family's intergenerational savings) is invested in next generation's productivity

keynes was concerned that as economics increasingly rules the netwrking world- a war would develop between pro-youth economists and other economists - around which the future of everything families should want for their children and children's children depends

END POVERTY & CELEBRATE YOUTH JOB CREATION _ THE SAME GOAL we believe that only youth jobs creation everywhere can save the world from losing community sustainability -and all because public servants and global professions deserted their hippocratic oath to multiply goodwill (or at least to do no harm)


Yunus10000 dvd was one of the first projects of Foundation Norman Macrae, The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant. Norman had been mentoied by Keynes that the purpose of economics is to design systems and networks that invest in rpoductivity of youth out of evey community. His life's work foresaw 2010-2025 as our world's most critical time ih investiung in youth - one that could increase productivity of net generation by 10 fold and make every global village sustainable. Norman's family sponsored 10000 dvds given to youth as a stimulus for debating good news stories- the dvd was made the week that Nobel opened a museum in Dhaka showing the links between a third of a century's of leadership prizes of youth, and yunus and grameen. Our family foundation also circulates 2000 copies of yunus book on how to multi-win model wiith social business partnering. Norman's last public birthday - his 85th was celebrated in London Saint James with Yunus as chief guest.

Since 1990 we have linked in profesional networks who define goodwill valuation and multi-win modeling as the same economic process. In Norman's 1984 future history of the net generation, the early 21st century would blossom and the most productive and peaceful time to be alive if and only if the world's top brains studied multi-win social business models and empowered investment in youth co-producing the most inspirung goals our human race can vote for

Norman's family invites your nominations of where youth's good news and actions is making youth's orld more productive and joyful - cases include ---- washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc

WHAT'S PUTTING YOUTH AT RISK - SYSTEM FAILURE - read eg Krugman - End Depression Now

Sad to say the crisis is not just caused by bad banks and disfunctional political congresses and cultures being manipulated against the golden rule of relationship reciprocity. Never in modern times have the world's largest organisations in the West's richest rnations rewarded short-termism, externalisation, lack of humanly sustainable purpose, risk and conflict multiplication. This is caused by phony economics - the exact opposite of why the first 200 years of building on Adam Snith's principles had led to Ken Boulding saying this in his lectores on Economics as Science: 

Boulding: Historic significance of capitalism is precisely that time
when power of value exchange takes over from power of threat
value exchange develops when somebody says to someone else: you do something that I want and I will do something you want 

At the root of the system crisis that will determine all future sustainability are global measurement professions and constitutions having lost their hippocratic oath. Youth's futures are what's being risked by every different way in lack of sustainability and failure to reward win-win-win modeling is being spun. Worse most of these failing systems don't give youth an equitable voice in their decision-making. However media is youth's opportunity because youth are the pivotal actors in media. And we don't know anyone who denies our 1984 script that today's million tiems mre collaboration technology could be celebrating most productuve time for youth at work.

 So with Norman Macrae's family tree now being in its 6th generation of specialising in open mediation we particularly value helping search out which youth10000 members can impact changes like these:

Demand the world's biggest brands spend more of their promotional monies on celebrating job creation (if not inside their own organsiations through the societies they imopact). cases include whole foods is helping create mllions of jobs that develop the communities where it has long-term product sourcing relationships; john mackey ceo of whole foods has started up a conscious capatlim club of ceos who look at the greatest human purspode their global market sectr can sustain - see eg this video and then linkineg here

where a tv ad camapign plays on people's fears or tries to addict you or dumb you down - influence you peers to unlike thos brand- boycotting it products

distinguish between the heroines and heroes that sports and fashion stages create- which ones give back to communities - why popularise a junky hero

dont let media seduce you into spending lots of your time chatting without an end action - there is no economic value in endless chat - we charter a very big difference between the way new media is pioneering brilliant innovations for humanity around youth in a place like Boston's MIT and much of the non-actionable stuff west cpast usa is doing with new media; we celebrate amqzing uses of new media where life critical infomation is shared among the poorest in the developing world and believe that the kind of mobile hacking that murdoch empire has perpetrated has no place in the world's that youth need to celebrate and co-create



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What could our next 10000 events be ? we are trying to unite a university of unlearning festival for 10000 people in boston summer 2009 and hope our next 10000 dvd print run will be focused on jamii bora -your ideas most welcome as we aim to catalogue the first open source catalogue of 1000 social business out of collaboration city New York by June 2009 --- chris macrae
Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama As Prepared for Delivery American Recovery and Reinvestment Thursday, January 8, 2009- Barack's diary: Throughout Americas history, there have been some years that simply rolled into the next without much notice or fanfare. Then there are the years that come along once in a generation the kind that mark a clean break from a troubled past, and set a new course for our nation..This is one of those years. We start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetime a crisis that has only deepened over the last few weeks. Nearly two million jobs have now been lost,.. Inauguration Day +1 letter - From Y10000: Dear President : Has economics team talked with Dr Muhammad Yunus yet ? His goals oriented approach grounded in what main street humanity and www youth networks want financial systems to integrate is likely the only gravity that can arrest the tail spin of distrust in macro-markets - cf 1984 forecast of bend the dismal macro-economics curve before 2010 made by my father after 40 years of journalism at The Economist & next diary event world bank meeting of kenyan slum microcredit jamii bora jan 28, 9.00am
sb3.jpgSB is the most inspiring entrepreneurial game you will ever be invited to interact due to 3 primary achievements that SB entrepreneur must achieve. Fail one and the whole system is a loser as the game rules demand.
  • 1 proving one of the most purposeful concepts the world has ever seen; the SB entrepreneur has to do this because normally SB's are founded on a free loan- that means that the source lending the money are looking for reputation gains or an urgent desire to see the same deeply human innovation - that rare dream-to-reality match between investor and innovator
  • 2 the SB must prove sustainability of a positive cashflow model; only this achievement guarantees that the purpose can be continuously invested in once the loan has been paid back; the founders of the SB can get on withy purpose instead of fundraising, and the energy of an organization that knows that none of what it exchanges in a community will be extracted out to some big city on the other side of the world can be 10 times more over time than one that knows that the system has a vested interest far away from the community of employees and customers and local societies
  • 3 Exponentially governance of whole truth organization through time to be ever more contextually purposeful is interesting because it involves setting specific goals that confirm your purpose is on the up and up and measuring back from these; this is not the same as having some professional group apply a standard numbers job to you. Governance of social business therefore needs to map its transparency so that all communally involved can umpire that the system is spinning virtuously, and proactively spot any potential conflicts so that never enter into the system> In other words there is no guarantee that an organization which historically has been most purposeful in it sector will continue to be unless conflicts with its purpose are kept out and future change is leveraged with a joy of how can this sustain even more purpose
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    Lord Stern: "We have seen the consequences of ignoring risk in the current economic and financial crisis. It has already led to negative growth in rich countries. "The risk consequences of ignoring climate change will be very much bigger that the risk consequences of ignoring risk from the financial system."
  • How does non-carbon economics map in your ideas of future capitalism?
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  • Nov08 : Monthly Special - how can internet/mobile end poverty? - please add a subtopic rsvp
    Sub1 how to empower poor by ending digital divides - video: solutions
    Sub2 - how can youth social action portals unite in ending poverty - extract from conversation at our FC Ning
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  • yunus video 14 -transcript at 4.27 below
  • social action portals (clinton, theglobalsummit California, are proliferating but not simply connecting the same map they can need to be on- ideas welcomed on solving this
    As I develop prototype I put it up on the web ..I am not sure of the end result this is the goal this is how I am approaching it its almost like my personal diary. If my personal diary is available to others...others will say ah you are going in wrong direction ... I'll do it this way, if you are wise you will pick up from me . I'll send you an email; or vice versa you say no I have already tried that come and try this... and your thinking process gets exposed to other people , and you benefit or they benefit from that if you want to stay until final product comes ok but sharing does no harm, putting on the page this is what we are doing, and that we encourage others to share and its all personal diary- sometimes you will write we ran into a problem, it crashed , we stopped at such a such date the next year you show up with another idea, you remember we were such and such , were now on this- so nobody is condemning you its all yours its just sharing the idea of sharing is important because it encourages others with similar concerns- one idea leads to another idea you are opening up doors for streams of ideas to develop and gradually some of them will be gems of ideas and thats what you are looking for that can flood the whole world with a magnificent solution, -so this is the idea of social action diaries;
  • Dec08 video : social business scaling up health for all

    will health map out as biggest future 1 2 capitalism partners of all? here are some emerging threads to connect, please tell us others - chris macrae washington dc bureau of tel 301 881 1655
  • Malaria -African heroines Zambia 1 ; obama has more specifically pledged to end malaria by 2015; Yunus malaria video

    and 29 Sept 08 saw Gates pull together Bill Gates UN MDG Speech Sept. 2008.doc< (51KB), Gates malaria release - FINAL.PDF (26KB), EMBARGOED 2008 MDG Malaria Summit Press Release 9.05pm (FOR USE 9.25.08).doc (245KB), Global Malaria Action Plan release.pdf (255KB),
  • by December: Yunus Pop Group TheGreenChildren's celebration humanity album "EMPOWER" should be out -proceeds go to eyecare hospital social business (aravind model)
  • BRAC has a great scaling up health conference in December
  • The NGO code of promises not to do anything that compounds medical braindrain out of rural is flourishing -look at ist signatories to see who truly cares for community empowered healthcare
  • Jan09 RSVP if you can help form and unite the world's first 10 university student union Yes We Can Microcredit Clubs - now seems like the hour- while many universities have microfinance clubs these are not necessarily the same knowledge sharing space as this 93 congress person letter refers to in linking up the world's 10 most trusted microcredit practice regions; moreover we have 2 unique resources the 100000 dvds and the first booklet in the genre Innovation Collaboration which we want to survey youth's views on and start identifying replicable franchises for every community around - how to help obama sustain 2 million village network economy all over a world where macro-finance is dead celebrating

    interns and Youth social actions resolutions
    Help us choose from Yunus10000 dvd videos of month for swarming roundyear long: Year of Banking Dangerously- youth asks what kind of banks do we want in our community
    GOOD NEWS 2-25
    Here's an outreach idea we are trying to broker between the people working to empower world's most neediest communities with microcredit and other learn by doing projects that stay entrepreneurially in the community - see African example; those who want to replicate microsummits and yunus learning by doing fast; and Yunus and other world leaders of the community building kind. It probably won't work- but if you deeply care about a poor community somewhere why not tell me so I can mention who's interested where
    2009 starts a new beginning for Africa and peoples all over the world:
  • USA has a president who loves community sustainability including African villages - his grandmother lives in a Kenyan one - and he has made some very specific action pledges like let's unite the world to end deaths by malaria by 2015
  • macroeconomics carelessness has put wall street in ruins - and so every community that wants to be productive and happy and free can learn at least somethings more sustainable to invest in by exploring microeconomics maps- and we are lucky that today's leading microeconomist is also the most collaborative person I have ever met : Dr Muhammad Yunus
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    so here's a plan - can we print as cheaply as possible a 30 page microeconomics handbook in an open source way; then every community can edit in its own language as long as we dont chnage a few fundamental system maps that are common to every success that DR Yunus and 25000 co-workers at Grameen and at least 100000 Bangladeshi's as the world's open practice university of micro everythin and social business transparency ? I don't know if this plan will work - it depends on you interacting if you truly love a community or village somewhere so that we understand what we already know that can replicate to your community and what missing links or conflicts are still so deeply local that they need much more work and trust you can see more of this plan at and - and we delight if you copy any text you agree with to webs or blogs or peer to peer learning by doing classes chris macrae washington DC bureau 301 881 1655
    Chapters 1 What is a Social Business System? The Most Exciting Entrepreneurial Game Ever Played:-Social Business three-in-one: A Learn to Action purpose so exciting youre entrusted a free loan to generate it B Prove its business models sustainability C Reinvest in replicating its exponentials up 2 What is a Microsummit? From microcreditsummit (est 1997): Most inspiring human goal a summit and networking process has ever set. Launched with famous but constantly energised by practitioners on ground. Ask those who come to next summit to openly publish action plans and projects before attending. Why not 7 wondrous summits : banking & health, & energy including clean water & food distribution, education, media new and old, professions and new MBA, microgovernment 3 What is Future Capitalism Partnering? Networking Ages Opportunity to Play an even more excitingly Human Game 4 Can MicroEntrepreneurs Future Map Trillion Dollar Audits of Global Market Sectors? How Local to Global Free Markets can prevent compound risks now that we can learn from the errors of global 1.0 in such trillion dollar sectors as banking, energy, education, interactive and public media ... 5 Web Resources eg continuing top 20 best news videos from entrepreneurial worldwide started with 10000 dvd youth dialog and yunus alumni 6 Appendix of who inspired history of micro & ERs Goodwill Multiplication including Gandhi & Einstein; Mandela & Obamas mother; truths end-poverty leaders across cultures & borders. Free Markets 2.0 7 Yunus Q&A favourite questions Yunus has received from youth and diverse leaders with guideline answers or references
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    November - special welcomes if you landed here from 2 peoples summits we connected with 700 Yunus videos
    - San Francisco's and London's Y10000 is mainly a resources web.
    If you are here to dialogue -please ning at Future Capitalism ; if you want to quiz people who have been distributing Yunus videos on which network hosts connect what - start at -thanks for loving 7 billion futures

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    Correspondence welcomed -, Washington DC bureau usa 301 881 1655 - chris & norman macrae - friends of Yunus

    13 Oct 08: On this the second anniversary of Nobel peace price, Yunus 10000 dvd dialogue launched.
    Good News 1/25Almost all social economics problems of the world will be addressed through the social business system , Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize, Acceptance Speech

    The challenge is to innovate business models in such vital contexts as health care for the poor, financial services for the poor, information technology for the poor, education and training for the poor, marketing for the poor, renewable energy for the poor..
    Good News Heroines 1
    Main discussion spaces: yahoogroup; if you don't have a dvd yet; we'll post free copies to first 50 applicants chris; first 100 person meet London oct 21 , hotline queries 07944991812 ; updates in blog lower down on this page
    GB launch of peoplepower: UN 2007..update ClintonGI 2008
    Good News Actions from Collaboration Entrepreneur - download library of world citizen guides
    Sept08 - source Clinton Global Initiative:MICRO Entrepreneurial Revolutions on Thursday: McCain & Obama commit to end dismal macreconomics of carbon and Wall Street replacing Main Street; additionally Obama commits if president to end malaria by 2015... Cancer from Lance Armstrong ... Queen Rania business partnerships investing in Jordan's worst schools... creating jobs is big news with Clinton session giving particular emphasis to: potential of green jobs, need to facilitate youth entrepreneurs and mobiles serving previously unbanked poor ...
    13 Oct 10000 Goodnews Youth Dialogues go worldwide; 10 October 2008: On US Public Sector tv , George Soros says: For 25 years now we have been compounding a sub-optimal - and non-sustainable -globalisation.
    Can we get over the "macro" arrogance that it was always extremely unlikely that we would compound a perfect globalisation the first time round?
    Can we co-create a stage empowering all sides to question possible errors and unite transparently around testing out more human futures?

    Official Grameen Webs in Bangladesh are at;; -solar energy
    Official web sites in America: GrameenAmerica.Com
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    Welcome to the YunusForum test space for large scale social business entrepreneur networks connecting Dr Yunus, 100000 Bangladeshi intrapreneurs of Microcredit, Social Business Models, Future Capitalism and citizens who enjoy actioning good news.
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    How can we connect Dr Yunus and 10000 Youth in a year long social action debate of community -sustaining good news
    stage 1 completed - 20 good news conversation starters have been videoed at Grameen Dhaka and other good news sources. 
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    stage 2 - which clusters of 10000 youth would most like to get a personal dvd of the good news stories so they can chat with peers and selectively social action inspiring team goals? - we are currently researching this through all the usual social youth networks (eg 1) and people passionate about youth job creation , sustainable communities and the like - if you want to be involved please email or phone usa tel 301 881 1655
    - chris macrae youtube-social actiions; egrameen best news sector for 2008 Grameen Energy;  test export exchanges BanglaUSA AngloBangla
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    History: Our first project Yunus1000 Bookclub began on launch days in London and New York of the most practical mapping fieldbook on human sustainability investment - Creating a World without Poverty- social business, future of capitalism - this is a book Europe's senior economist (transparency note : aka chris's dad Norman, a career long journalist at The Economist had been wishing to see for 25 years)  
    Number #1 at 
    In today's networked world, a worldwide benchmark for human progress is found in the social business innovations and microeconomics maps for ending poverty founded by 4 people around Dr Yunus in 1976. This network’s openness around its first core service microcredit has rejoiced in exponential growth. Bill Clinton reports that 100000 Bangladeshi’s now use similar social business maps in franchising banking for the poor and other solutions that are helping 20 million women end poverty and sustain their communities –especially children as their next generation. Obama reports from kibera.


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    Discussion: Youth's knowhow in rich cities can most help Yunus by
  • Cataloguing social business as you sight them -face, goog, youchoose
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    Using Yunus Dvd 10000 (Y10000)


    We are inviting 10000 youth to debate good news and possible actions connecting Microentrepreneur views of the world’s future. This system was the basis of a survey “Entrepreneurial Revolution” by my father in The Economist in 1976. Almost invariably the source of Microentrepreneur innovation is a small group of people - eg Grameen's 4 founders -  commiting their working lives to a solving a human problem.


     Since 1997 networking around microcredit has accelerated worldwide with the goal of reaching 100 million of the poorest achieved in 2007.

    Along with videos from Dr Yunus and his social business mapmakers at Grameen Bank, we have searched out examples of entrepreneurial dialogues that appear to be sustaining better worlds. This is just a start of a search we ask 10000 youth  and their Generation’s connections to help the world explore out of every country, city and culture now.


    Examples of Global Industry Good News Debates

    Video 1 banking Yunus & 9 year old:  Lon1 Lon2

    Video 2 banking Latifee and 150 Grameen Trust replications in over 30 countries

    Video 3 solar energy Dipal Barua, co-founder Grameen bank

    Video 4 job creation and ending digital divides with internet for poor,  Kazi Islam , CEO Grameen Solutions

    Some personal conversations and wishes from Dr Yunus

    Video 5  what social business healthcare cases can we action first

    Video 6 Wish for youth to cross-culturally collaborate in saving world

    Video 7 Goodwill Wish for seeing open solutions tested in one place, multiplied everywhere needed

    Video 8 Wish for billionaires changing the world to test out social business -follow up Paris SMBA; Future Capitalism 1000Bookclub; Intercity SocialBusinessClub

    Grameen Inside –how and why to bank on job creation & poorest women’s income generating creativity over a third of a century

    Video 9 How women’s self-confidence changes the world by Mrs Begum co-founder of Grameen

    Video 10 Welcoming worldwide interns by Mrs E-Janine, Head of Interns Programs

    Video 11 Future Capitalism Invitation to CEOs to test out how entrepreneurial the match between a global corporation and a grassroots microenterpreneur network can be by Mrs Morshed, CEO of Yunus  -secretariat -join in open mapmaking of yunuspartners

    Video 12 Practical tips on social business modelling by Mr Sultan, CEO of Grameen Heathcare Social Businesses

    Video 13 – Team orientation steps in social business creativity – Samir Chowdhury

    suggestions RSVP 

    Help us make a top 10 list of ways to help Dr Yunus' wish to end poverty and create jobs worthy of peoples lifetimes, and communities where chldren thrive

    1 With the success of the open source method of microcredit comes a threat. Many big banks now claim to want to serve the poor- but are there models loansharks in disguise? You can help by understanding how to design real microcredit and social business models, and alerting us to fake ones.

    2 When we talked to Yunus during his book launch, he said he wished to see MICRO Social Business networks and summits connect around every life critical service. Ideas welcome on how to start networking the 6 microworlds at the bottom of the picture.

    Breakthrough conventional wisdoms that are hiding conventional blunders. Help people avoid the politics and industrial age trap of owning big things and posh images.  Enjoy the goodwill multipliers of investing in people and thriving community. Everyone’s an entrepreneur when it comes to job creation but don’t expect the next generation’s work to come from command and control manufacturing. Beware of education over-examining youth on historical “facts” that are no longer relevant and under-developing curiosity and the skills of openness and action learning



    Searching out Sustainability Good News around the world

    Video 14 The Green Children Pop Foundation – the loan that started Grameen Eye Hospital

    Video 15 The Green Children – Scholarship Loans our network of friends can make to keep children at school

    Video 15a - interview of why green children -watch out for breaking news later in 08 when universal records releases the theme song of ending digital divides "you can hear me now" - explore TGC flows for good in healthcare, across grameen america

    Video 16 – Did youth entrepreneurship get lost in the world’s schooling systems – Sir Ken Robinson, Royal Society of Arts

    Video 17 – How the CIDA Free University and Branson school of entrepreneurship works -inviting your collaborations-Taddy Blecher, Johannesburg

    Video 18 – Creating open spaces for children- a small example from Haiti

    Video 19 – The challenge of making industrial carpets manufacturing sustainable – Ray Anderson

    Video 20 – Inviting Business & Leaders to join in Force For Good – Tony Manwaring

    Some early citizen videos

    21 Video response from Brixton Hive on Solar Energy  -more action links Ymentors

    22 New York branch of collaboration cafe Dhaka Paris London NY

    Why on earth didnt anyone share that with me

    23 Shift Happens

    24 CEO Mackey on What is the purpose of a business

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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    Guatemala   fixes at NYT Fixes explores solutions to major social problems. Each week, it examines creative initiatives that can tell us about the difference between success and failure. It is written by David Bornstein, author of “How to Change the World,” and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, and Tina Rosenberg, contributing writer for The New York Times magazine and author of “Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.” Readers with ideas for future columns can write to the authors at


    1 Soluciones Comunitarias (“community solutions”) is selling products that improve the health and prosperity of villagers, and doing it in a sustainable way while providing rural people — the vast majority of them women — with new business opportunities that do not require risk or debt. 

    Dominga Akalo&rlm;, a Guatemalan MicroConsignment Model entrepreneur, tracks sales and inventory in a village in Solola.Community Enterprise SolutionsDominga Akalo, a Guatemalan Soluciones entrepreneur, tracks sales and inventory in a village in Solola.

    Soluciones Comunitarias uses the same model employed by second-hand clothing and furniture shops in the United States and elsewhere: consignment.  It’s an old idea.  What’s new is using it to improve the lives of the rural poor.

    Take reading glasses.   Imagine you are a rural Guatemalan in your forties.  You make a living as a tailor, weaver, carpenter or mechanic, but to your horror, your close vision is getting more blurry each day.  It seems like the end of your livelihood.   If you were middle-class and lived in a city this wouldn’t be a big deal — you’d just get reading glasses.   But not only were these not available in villages, few rural Guatemalans even knew about them.  Their progressive blurriness seemed, to them, incurable.

    Microcredit cannot help get reading glasses to Guatemalans in mountain villages.  With microcredit, an entrepreneur would first take out a loan, then buy an assortment of glasses, sell them to her neighbors and repay the loan. But there’s no existing market for reading glasses.  A good sales force can create one, by teaching people that their vision problems are curable — and that this is the cure.  And while it’s not hard for an ambitious entrepreneur to learn to test eyes and find the right glasses, someone has to teach her.  She has to be confident in her ability to sell people a product they don’t realize they need.  She has to acquire the credibility to sell a health product.  It’s one thing to take on debt to buy a cell phone or baby chicks to sell — she knows there will be a market for phone calls and chickens.  Reading glasses are too much of an unknown.  “Lots of women are afraid of debt,” said Clara Luz de Montezuma, a Guatemalan who trains women entrepreneurs for Soluciones.   “When you borrow money, you fear you won’t be successful, and it will be very difficult to pay it back.”

    Greg Van Kirk was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nebaj, Guatemala, a town of about 10,000 people in a mountainous Mayan region, when he thought of consignment as the solution.  He was an unusual Peace Corps volunteer, having already had one career as an investment banker.  He had worked in structured finance for UBS, helping companies do complex deals to buy, sell or lease airplanes and power plants.

    Greg Van Kirk teaches Margarita, a Guatemalan entrepreneur, how to give an eye exam.Darby FilmsGreg Van Kirk teaches an entrepreneur how to give an eye exam.

    Van Kirk’s adventures in less-structured finance didn’t start with reading glasses, but with cookstoves.   He saw that families in the region cooked on open fires on the dirt floors inside their houses.  Their ceilings were black from smoke.  People coughed all the time and children were always sick. (Respiratory illnesses are a leading cause of death in poor countries, and indoor cooking is a significant cause.)  Open-pit fires, moreover, were inefficient.  The heat dispersed, and only one pot could be heated at a time.  That meant the family had to collect or buy a lot of firewood.  Moreover, fires were unsafe, especially for children, and cooking on the floor was unhealthy, luring ants and the family’s chickens into the house.

    Van Kirk worked with a local mason named Augustín Corrio to try to find something better.  Corrio took a standard stove design and rejiggered it in various ways.  The best model had cement block legs, a brick chamber surrounding the fire on three sides, a metal sheet over the fire so several pots could be heated at once, and a chimney to take the smoke outside the house.  This stove used 60 to 70 percent less wood than an open fire — so even though it costs about $100 it could pay for itself quickly.  Buyers could pay in installments.  It could be locally produced from basic construction materials.

    The problem was how to sell it on a wide scale. No micro-borrower would take out the enormous loan necessary to buy a number of stoves to resell.

    An Ixil Guatemalan woman with her improved cookstove provided through the MicroConsignment Model.Community Enterprise SolutionsAn Ixil Guatemalan woman with her improved cookstove provided through Soluciones.

    Van Kirk thought that consignment was the answer.  With consignment, a supplier gives a product to a retailer, who then sells it. After the sale is completed, the retailer reimburses the seller, keeping a commission.  The risk is taken not by the retailer, but by the supplier.  Van Kirk made a deal with Corrio:  Corrio went around to groups of people in Nebaj and surrounding villages to talk about the stove and show pictures.  When a family ordered one, Corrio built it right in their house with materials Van Kirk had bought for him.  Families paid in installments about equal to the money they saved by buying less wood. As payments came in, he repaid Van Kirk and kept a commission.

    The stoves and the consignment model were both successful.  Soon Van Kirk and a fellow Peace Corps volunteer, George Glickley, began to train local women to sell the stoves and protective glasses, eye drops and reading glasses supplied by VisionSpring, a nonprofit organization that sells eye glasses to poor people all over the world.  (My co-author, David Bornstein, is a member of VisionSpring’s board.)

    VisionSpring had started out using microcredit for part of its sales — its retailers took out loans to buy glasses to sell.  But it didn’t work very well.  “We needed a financing arm — but we weren’t a microfinance institution,” said Malini Krishna, the company’s vice president of development. At Van Kirk’s urging, in 2004 the organization switched from microcredit to a consignment model.  “Why put all that risk on somebody up front?” said Krishna.  “Why not help them put the glasses out there and then get repaid when glasses sell?”

    One of the first entrepreneurs Glickley and Van Kirk trained was Yolanda García.  She was a primary school graduate and housewife — she knew the men because Glickley had lived in her family’s house when he was in the Peace Corps. Consignment was key for her, she said.  “If I had had to take out a loan I wouldn’t have done it.  I always felt I wanted to do something, but we didn’t have the economic resources beyond what we needed for the day.”

    Maria, a Guatemalan MicroConsignment Model entrepreneur, administering an eye exam in a village in Quetzaltenango.Community Enterprise SolutionsA Soluciones entrepreneur administered an eye exam in a village in Quetzaltenango.

    Van Kirk and Glickley trained her in how to test eyes and fit glasses, but more important was boosting her confidence to sell a mystery product.  “No one knew about reading glasses,” she said.  “People thought I was crazy.”  That wasn’t the only obstacle.  Her first customer was eager — she wanted to be able to read her Bible again.  “But who will do the examination?” she said, looking around.  Clearly, there was no doctor there.

    “I will,” said García.

    García nervously took out her charts and instruments.  A few minutes later, the customer was reading small print and grinning from ear to ear.

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    Read previous contributions to this series.

    “Luckily, “the ‘aha!’ moment comes quickly,” says VisionSpring’s Krishna.

    Still, García said, it was not a very successful campaign. She sold five pair of glasses and netted 65 quetzales — about $8.  But García was thrilled to be earning anything.  She spent the money on school supplies for her kids.

    In 2006, Van Kirk and Glickley founded Soluciones.  Its entrepreneurs — the vast majority of them women — now travel from village to village selling glasses, water-purifying buckets, solar flashlights, a solar panel that powers a lamp and cell phone charger, eye drops, sunglasses, energy-efficient light bulbs and vegetable seed packets.  (The stoves are mainly sold around Nebaj.)  A campaign in a village takes two days — one for publicity and one for sales — and usually nets each entrepreneurs some 200 quetzales, although once in a while a lucky salesperson can triple that.  Van Kirk said that a new salesman started just two weeks ago and has already earned $100 — more than he would make in two or three months in a different job.

    Soluciones is still very small.   In the last two years, it has sold fewer than 7,000 pairs of glasses.  The solar lamps are the most popular big-ticket item, with 3,000 sold since their debut.  Soluciones today is owned and run by eight Guatemalans who were its original entrepreneurs, including Yolanda García and Clara Luz de Montezuma.  By the end of the year, it will be running a consistent profit.

    Soluciones is an incubator, testing new strategies and new products that may some day sell all over the world.  (Van Kirk and Glickley have more information about their non-profit efforts Improved cookstoves, reading glasses, water purifiers, solar lamps — these are all products that can provide equity, in the form of ability to work and better health, to villagers who before only had access to microcredit debt.  Yet the real news here isn’t the cookstove or the lamp.  Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of such practical and ingenious products exist.   Yet they do little good if the rural poor can’t use them.  A constant drumbeat of the Fixes column is that the more important innovation is the delivery mechanism.


    10:53 am edt 

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Interview with Nurjahan Begum July 2008
    2:13 pm edt 

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Dear Friends

    I commend white house's updating economics notes at a clean break from a troubled past, and set a new course for our nation.

    - drafting skils on communique with an appreciation of microcredit - ... equally Sam Daley Harris' office in DC at the centre for 12 years now of - see eg these communiques with congress etc has the English speaking world's most practice at this but I dont know if his office has been invited to attend etc

    Perhaps I should also add that my father's view is that most of the UK and US economics and professional establishment are still way off the mark in understanding what the banking crisis compound risks involves and thus what ever decreasing set of solutions urgently need starting now. I dont believe summit decisions made in April are time relevant to the decision dynamics which after 6 weeks of transition need attention within very few weeks from yesterday's inauguration. Ask now what is uniquely relevant to bending the curve from macroeconomic monopoly to microeconomics freedom. What I mean is we are talking about fundamentally flawed maths and a social process around the white house whose directions will be set within 90 days

    The Mother of All Collaboration Networking Now

     .. if I was preparing a conference i would despatch 2 researchers to Paul Krugmans office as apparently the senior academic economist to have seen the system problem global professions have been non-transparently compounding and phone round every economist with a brand name to get them off the fence - which agree that global economics has been spun in an unsustainable and compound crashing way.  Then at least youth across US and Euro universities will know which faculty are on their side, and there is no yes we can constituency without youth's networking coming together. Mapping this is simple brand flow and compound truth stuff - is it not?

    Micro University of Banking

    Bending media curves 10000 youth dialogue

    Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama
    As Prepared for Delivery
    American Recovery and Reinvestment
    Thursday, January 8, 2009

    Throughout America’s history, there have been some years that simply rolled into the next without much notice or fanfare. Then there are the years that come along once in a generation – the kind that mark a clean break from a troubled past, and set a new course for our nation.

    This is one of those years.

    We start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any we have seen in our lifetime – a crisis that has only deepened over the last few weeks. Nearly two million jobs have now been lost,

    chris macrae usa 301 881 1655

    6:22 am est 

    Thursday, December 11, 2008

    latest updates (Yes We can Inauguration day lus 1) on where demand for Yunus 10000 dvd is
  • 300 New York  -100 new york centre for conflict dialogue; 200 transparenecy and accountability networks
  • 100 Washington DC 100 founding replication franchise of Micro-Up student unions - George Washington University; 100 MicroventureSupport; 100 Lessons from Poor book launch 
  • 775 London a
  • 150 California
  • 150 Oxford
  • 100 Washington DC
  • 10 Cambridge University - pilot for up to 800
  • 100 Paris
  • 240 Dhaka Grameen  75 ; BRAC University, 75
    Q M Ahmed, Dhaka 15;
    Dhaka University 75
  • London 110 more
  • 100 for Kenya via pam
  • 1:07 pm est 

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008

    Yunus small business training in scotland?
    Some Yunus Scotland Bookmarks 1
    Sounds very exciting to me- I will begin by putting a dvd in the post
    A goal of Yunus dvd10000 is to get localities training, practising the social business model which microentrepreneur followers of Yunus started using 34 years ago to end poverty, invest in children as the next generation, sustain community-based businesses, innovate local jobs etc
    If you like the dvd we can offer you almost as many free dvds as you like, as well as other resources . We would hope that different localities would share training modules they find work relatively openly, and to map where's who!
    I have copied Mostofa Zaman who commutes between London and Yunus teams in Grameen/Dhaka. There are quite a lot of ways to practice directly with people in Dhaka
    for those who decide this practice is worth spending time on
    I am originally a Scot. And Scottish economists were first in mapping entrepreneurial and hi-trust micro approaches of how local to worldwide trade should benefit all instead of big centres of empire systemising flows so they made other poorer. I think we are at a generational crossroads in terms of what globalisation do all people want? I am not a party political animal but this seems to match what Gordon Brown calls for as people power -perhaps Scots can help his talk become actionable
    Connecting Our Future Now. Is the human race going to systematically connect a sustainable globalisation or the worst of Orwellian nightmares?  What business models -people and their banks invest in - is the 21st C's networking democracy as well as potentially a whole new education for every age group. Our dvd's second video features a 9 year old asking 1000 New Yorkers in January : which banks have a future? Because of my father's work, I have been searching for a sustainable, responsible, goodwill-multiplying global economics for 24 years now. Yunus maps make the best sense (most transparency for free markets) to me, though I openly wish to learn/network any approaches which achieve sustainability and humanity for all. It also helps us over time to know which national opinion leaders can have a collaborative impact. For example I know Sir Tom Hunter supports the Grameen scholarship program designed round empowering poor Bangladeshi children to stay in school.
    I don't know much else about who connects micro-networks in Scotland but would love to learn over time.
    7:02 am edt 

    Monday, October 20, 2008

    conversation at Busines Fights Poverty
    Conversation at Business Fights Poverty

    I am indebted to Sir John Banham, a keynote speaker at the survive annual conference of risk professionals in 2002 for pointing out that it is vital to debate Industry Sector Responsibility. We could for example do trillion dollar audits of the 50 or so global market sectors that exchange more than a trillion dollars of value annually and grade each sector as to whether its main corporates were compounding risk non-transparently about knowledge and actions most specific to their responsibility to human sustainability. This would get over the devil's takes the hindmost trap of CSR where separated corporate system leaders say that they can't individually afford to be the first to be whole truth responsible for future consequences.
    In the early 1990s I spent 5 uncomfortable years arguing with my employer Coopers & Lybrand that the Big5 were failing to map goodwill as a compounding system with stochastic future consequences. The good and the bad news today’s is that all of humanity's greatest compound sustainability crises can be resolved if we include the missing maths of goodwill multiplication.

    Further good news is that microeconomists gravitating around Muhammad Yunus and his Future Capitalism partnerships map the correct maths of goodwill multiplication around the model that Dr Yunus has for 34 years used to develop organizational systems - social business. Paris is starting formally training SMBA's to unlearn MBA in Spring 2009. I personally believe the greatest human race we have today is to peer to peer train more SMBA's than MBA's in every city. We have started issuing 10000 free dvds so that youth and citizen forums can debate this worldwide. Love to hear from anyone who can host a dvd party with their peers.
    2:35 am edt 

    Saturday, October 11, 2008

    Robert & all:  what especially good news is soros is saying that global has been spun wrongly for 25 years; and we shouldnt be so arrogant to believe one ruling class of Wall Streets MBAs were likely to exponentialise globalisation perfect first time - so now the worldwide networking opportunity to survey everyone's MICRO views other than wall street's and old MBA's

    Norman Macrae: 1984's map of 2005-2010 (chapter 6) - we now know that macroeconomic policies which were the main stuff of democratic policies between 1930 and 1990 were disgraceful chicanery - microeconomics is replacing other economists and technocrats but not the humanities

    can't imagine better time and spaces worldwide waves round this good news than:

    1 yunus10000 youth survey - with 18 stories for them  to start recoinstructing micro-global summits around

    2 paris and other SMBA

    3 emerging microsummits of which it would be cool to make sure we map health by the end of the year in time to poster it all round the new white house

    .. you tell us !!!

    robert & alan - this also changes your and my profession of branding and global leadership values for ever

    -only 20 years after my book world class brands demanded such but there ye go- 20 years up curious learning curves has its advantages- I am not if my ex-confederate at HEC Jean-Noel Kapferer will get this because his speciality is haute coture branding- the one branding whose free market/communal value multipliers have nothing to do with making sure people get life critical solutions wherever they are born

    chris macrae usa 301 88 1655 (but london this sunday to wednesday)

    see the 18 videos starters at - print out the guide on one reason for hosting each video ; tell us when you find better reasons

    1:22 pm edt 

    Friday, October 10, 2008

    application! President Clinton will host the second Annual Meeting of CGI U at the University of Texas at Austin from February 13 – 15, 2009.  

    Building upon the success of CGI U 2008 in New Orleans, this meeting will bring together even more young leaders, university presidents, and activists to address pressing global challenges in the areas of education, energy & climate change, global health, human rights & peace, and poverty alleviation - first deadline - 7 November; final deadline 12 December

    3:33 pm edt 

    a note on various emerging intercity networks for practitioners of Yunus microeconomics including microentrepreur, colaboration entrepreneur and community sustainability investment networking

    I do not know how to do justice to these invitations to particpate cos 25 years down macroeconomics wrong globalisation path, wall street has made mapping these resolutions more urgent than I can conveymacmicnew.jpg -video dialogue between 10000 youth & alumni networks of Yunus

    Our 10000 dvds are not perfect cos we made them cheaply as a conversation starters and intended connectors across the generation08/09 which is in the cusp of change unlike any in my life, There was no intent on these dvds being an end product, and that's why they are also freely distributed. What's fun about them is that Mostofa arranged for us to interview all the main people at Grameen with international networking jobs including the 4 co-founders of the whole of microcredit when they started it as team project in 1976, and the main people forming worldwide partnerships around Dr Yunus' new book. Grameen never lets global management consultants anywhere near it so I am not sure this group of people had ever been interviewed side by side. (If anyone who wants to understand the unique capabilities of yunus alumni wants the full 7 hours of written transcripts they are welcome) At least they show that Yunus gravitates many exceptionally dedicated innovators around him. In my career I have worked with innovation teams of half of globally branded top 100 companies; I have never come across an innovation for humanity group like this. Accidentally because of my father from The Economist I have bene looking for 25 years for some core microeconomic mapmakers worth multiplying goodwill round . As someone who mathematically maps expoential conseqeunces of systems, I have little doubt we are at a crossroads of what globalsiation future generations inherit from us and the outcome will either be very good for humanity or terrible

    Capitalism's Future : YunusBookClub1000

    I am not sure if you have seen Yunus 2008 book "creating a world without poverty - social business, future of capitalism" . If not please tell me and I will enclose a copy with the dvds. Join our club of 1000 readers

    It’s really about actioning 3 open invitations to the world:

    1 Networks of Free Market of Ending Poverty  over the last 10 years dr yunus has been one of the central people of microcreditsummit which has extended community banking for the poorest from 10 million mainly in Bangladesh to 100 million worldwide - by any means I can search this is the most human networking and conference process there is. Now Dr Yunus wants to bridge it to anything that determines communal sustainability - microhealthsummit , microintermet/mobilesummit, microenergysummit, microeducationsummit; he basically wants people who want a globalization that integrates localities equitably to connect their action networks and make this summits happen

    2 Networks of Sutainability Investment & Goodwill Multiplication  These are the only known antiodote to Wall Street Crash & Smash banking as 1000 New Yorkers heard last january. He has a very specific entrepreneur model on which all his systems have been designed for 33 years; work out how to get positive cashflow; reinvest all positive flow in replicating or deepening that organizations purpose; this model allows for no owners who want to extract profits from the community; if the organization has owners they are the poorest in the community; he is asking citizens everywhere to classify organizations that use this model; one day to make a stockmarket or other listing in which only these systems appear; but in the first instance when networks list all their favourite organizations to keep the classification separate so one knows exactly when one is dealing with a "social business entrepreneur"; he's not against for profit models but wants to know which is which; he advises billionaire philanthropists that if ever they want to systemise something useful the social business model which endlessly recycles the dollars you invest in is far more sensible than the charity model in many situations, and very much simpler to keep community grounded instead of global-trickled down; as well as asking citizens including our 10000 youth dialogue to start logging up social business models , he is starting unlearning MBA courses called SMBA - paris HEC business school will be first in this spring 2009

    Thirdly Dr Yunus is seeking out future capitalism partnerships with the biggest or most famous organizations in the world;  the offer come and do a social business co-brand project in Bangladesh - we promise you no loss, but all the monetary gain will reinvest in the purpose; you will get the reputation gain and often a new leash of innovation coming from seeing how your knowledge can serve the poorest and their channels to market instead of the richest; sometimes this will create for-profit models in intermediary markets; moreover by branding what is your global market sector's greatest responsibility, you leap above all competitors with their corporate social responsibility models

    The kinds of projects Dr Yunus has asked Mostofa and I to do as intercity and scaling up collaboration nnetworks are itemised in mostofa's mail below. The tricky thing about this personally is that while we know all the key descion-makers in Grameen we have no authority to make decsions on their behalf with their brands or service franchsies. The good thing from my viewpoint as a matematician is alumni networks around Yunus are the only ones governaing a sustainable and entrepreneurial way of moving the world forward whlst always connecting with ending poverty. These are colaborations that expoentialse more win-win-wins the longer one is prepared to connect them. I hope we can all keep connecting networks through these hi-trust system and innovation approaches for as long as possible

    chris macrae usa 301 881 1655


    From: Mostofa Zaman, LondonSent: 10 October 2008 10:57
    To: zahid Barcelona
    Cc: Christopher Macrae
    Subject: Re: Introducing Zahid To Heads of Grameen Solutiions, Yunus secretariat, Grameen America & Mostofa


    Dear Zahid


    Nice to be introduced with you.


    I am a student of Development Studies and International Relations at London Metropolitan University and am very happy to team


    As a student interested in development issues, I have found Yunus and his ideas are direly off for us to be developed. This is the why I am teaming to network around Yunus Forum.


    As a good friend of Yunus - Chris and an intern of Yunus Secretariat- Me:

    -- are authorised by Yunus while in Bali to make a network of Grameen interns as Knowledge Ambassadors to represent in campuses or in cities.


    -- are authorised to make a dialogue of 10000 youths through Yunus 10000dvds accros the globe. The next week is its launching.


    -- are authorised to invite 1000 peoples in a spring meeting 2009 in London where Yunus will speak. Date is to be confirmed by Dhaka.


    -- are authorised to make Yunus Forum in student unions.


    -- are authorised to host a monthly meeting in London. The first one is on 21 October.


    -- are authorised to host a summer 2009 day long dialogue in Dhaka with Yunus to listen the 7 citizen projects on him. Date to be confirmed by Dhaka. 


    many more .............. 


    As a long standing researcher on Global Brands, Chris has found Yunus and Grameen the ever most sustainable & trusted brands in the world and as a student interested in development issues, I have found Yunus and his ideas are direly off for us to be developed. So all the above programms are our efforts for us all & Yunus. We are in regular touch with Yunus and his secretariat about all we are doing.


    Hope that many or all of our programs will be of your interests.  


    I will be happy to meet you sometime in London.

    Best Regards,


    Mostofa Zaman


    Subject: Re: Introducing Zahid To Heads of Grameen Solutiions,

    Chris thank you for the introduction. Kazi, Lamiya, Vidar and Mostofa - very nice to meet you.

    My area of focus is advising and connecting people who believe in the potential of business to fight poverty:

    - I helped create and am now Director of Business Action for Africa ( ) - a network of 200+ businesses, business organisations and development partners, working collectively to support Africa's development through advocacy, on-the-ground projects and knowledge sharing.

    - I am the Founder of Business Fights Poverty ( ), a network of around 1,000 professionals around the world committed to fighting world poverty through business.

    - I am one of the creators of Mentori ( ), a network that connects business professionals (especially from the diaspora) with SMEs in developing countries, to provide online mentoring.

    Through my company, Inspiris ( ) we are also advisers to a number of development agecies (eg DFID on the Business Call to Action) and companies.

    I have of course, along with most people, been a long admirer of Professor Yunus' work, and he has made me particularly proud of my Bangladeshi heritage (on my father's side). You will notice a lot of references to Professor Yunus on Business Fights Poverty!

    If there is any way I can support your efforts, through my networks, or otherwise, please do let me know.

    Best regards,



    Zahid Torres-Rahman
    Inspiris Limited

    Registered Company Number: 05693777

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    From: christopher macrae <>
    Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 15:18:33 +0000 (GMT)
    Subject: Introducing Zahid To Heads of Grameen Solutiions, Yunus secretariat, Grameen America & Mostofa

    Hello Everyone


    I have long admired various networks and connections across business, NGOs, and government elite that Zahid Torres-Rahman, who is half Bangladeshi, has been developing -there are many subnetwork layers including ones that connect deeply with Taddy Blecher and CIDA free University , as well as elites like the world bank. And this is only one of his infrastructures for sorting out who's up for what sort of partnership experiment


    The Yunus10000 dvd project became the permission to have a 30 minute phone call with Zahid. I think rather than go-between me being in the way it could urgently be best if all or any of you exchange information so you can work out where the network interfaces can first win-win-win at the 3 partnership levels of creating a world without poverty:

    *youth social action teams

    *emerging social business and job creation, linking in microentrepreneur centres

    *large scale future capitalism partnerships  governed by social business goodwill/purspose investment and entrepreneurial leapfrogging geareed to end poverty and keep ownership of breakthroughs community banked instead of wall street destructed. Media responsiblity can open up the exponential choice between micro and macro to let the world see




    chris macrae usa 301 881 1655


    Zahid is based in spain but typically spends one week every 6 in usa and another in london or other euro cities so his maps of whose doing what connect with maps of many yunus forum cities of the sort that Mostofa at is aiming to interweave and connect with eg clinton global university alumni as well as 5000 exporters of Bangladesh sustainability franchises



    1:26 pm edt 

    Sunday, September 28, 2008

    I tried to put this up at force for good under the muhammad yunus video at number 10 ... clearly the financial system is at the last crossroads - gordon browns pledge to action must be one shared by any leader , youth or human in london and then beyond the same themes run through the 25 videos from grameen which we are trying to write a host's guide to

    Perhaps some of you could help edit down the 4 threats and solutions that Gordon Brown committed our nation to be passionate about at Clinton Global Initiatives

    Threat 1 Jobs
    Threat 2 Resources eg energy and food
    Threat 3 we dont have a free global market solution of responsibility in financial services
    Threat 4 we must seize the generation opportunity to end poverty and collaborative action the millennial goals. Interestingly the PM's office launched a millennial goals youtube video

    Full Transcript is at

    Abridged version:

    Threats 1 massive restructuring of jobs all over the world makes people insecure

    (missing solution from gov- we can’t help you save this job but we can help you get the next job)

    Threats 2 we’ve got to deal with is not just the
    risk of protectionism and how we deal with the restructuring of jobs, the second problem is the pressure for resources: oil prices, that long-term demand for oil and for food and for basic commodities is exceeding the supply of it and until we solve that problem, then we are going to have volatile oil
    prices and potentially volatile food prices.
    So, we’re seeing the first pressures of globalization
    in this area, rising populations demand rising standards of living particularly in Asia and the pressures lead to a scramble for resources and what people are now calling resource nationalism and we have to have answers to that problem.
    And interestingly enough, it’s exactly the same problem
    that we’ve got to solve because of climate change. We have there basic energy issues ahead of us. One is energy security because of what’s happening in Russia and elsewhere, affordability which is raised by the rise in gasoline prices here and you have the issue, of course, of climate change. And they all point in one direction.

    Missing solution: you cannot solve this by national measures alone. You can only solve this by global action. If you got a source of inflation in your society that is based on a commodity that is actually sold globally like oil and food, then you got to deal with that at root and it requires us to act together as governments to do this. But we’ve got to change the debate about energy and we need the Arab countries and the oil producers to recognize that they too have an interest in a stable energy policy rather than a volatile oil price and we have got them to agree with calling a conference in London in December the 19th, to get them to agree that they should invest the oil revenues and other sources of energy so that we can create a stable energy market to their interest and to everybody else’s interest. And then food around the world isn’t it amazing that Africa has 70-percent of its population on the land. It has 20-percent of the world’s land and it is the net importer of
    food and produces only 6-percent of the food of the world. So,a continent that is basically got huge amounts of land, unable to produce food even for its own people and only 5-percent of land in Africa is irrigated. And if we are to solve the food shortage problem which means that food prices are going higher in all countries, then got to involve Africa and we’ve got to look at how we can move forward in that, so, pressure in resources.

    And then the third problem of globalization we’ve now
    got to deal with is how we build a global financial system. I mean I’ve got no doubt as President Clinton said that this proposal to bring liquidity into the American system that has been put forward. Whatever the details of it is in principle not only the right thing to do but it’s the essential thing to
    do to begin to restore confidence in markets.
    And I’ve got no doubt, other countries, and I’ve talked
    to people all over the world that would be at the United Nations this week from Latin America to Asia to Europe and to Africa, they all want that liquidity injected into the system to give us the stability we need.
    But we know there are bigger problems than that and
    basically, the problem is and it goes back to the point, global problems need global solutions, but we now have global financial markets. We now have global capital flows, but we have no national supervision and we have no effective global supervision.
    Solution: And I’ve been proposing for some years now that the
    International Monetary Fund or a similar organization has got to be an early warning system for the world economy that we’ve responsibility where it is lacking in boardrooms where they must understand the risks that they’re taking because their ordinary customers are affected by that and we got to get ridof the conflicts of interest that are the heart of some of the
    system. But the basic point is there. You’re in a global economy with global financial markets. In any other area, if you had a global issue to deal with, you’d have global cooperation that we’d make it easier to solve a problem and I believe as we move forward from solving the liquidity problem and the problems of solvency in some institutions. We must now build a global financial system that means
    proper supervision that everybody can support so that outside America, you don’t have, if you like, effective havens in other countries where people can hide assets and at the same time make it impossible for a global financial system to flourish.

    THREAT 4
    And then there’s the fourth problem we’ve got to deal
    with in globalization and that is the problem that everybody at Clinton Global Initiative has been talking about also this week. It’s the gap between
    rich and poor. As Bill Clinton has said in so many occasions that rightly so, we have a world that is unsustainable. We have a world that is unsafe and we have, for many people, a world that is unfair. And it’s more than unfairness. We have a moral problem about the rights and dignity of every child. We have also a security problem. And I believe that if we don’t face these challenges about the gap between rich and
    poor around the world, if we don’t’ have a new deal that binds the richest countries to the poorest countries

    Solution: I think can see how it could be done.
    The richest countries demanding of the poorest
    countries that they are open and transparent and free of corruption and they run economic systems that allow them to make for prosperity for other people and open up to trade. In return, we help them finance their education and health and their economic development so that they can enjoy and benefit from the global economy.
    But this is a problem that if not solved and it’s not
    solved soon, I believe the tensions will grow between the richest countries and the poorest countries and people will ask themselves why can I not have some benefit from the globalization that is happening around the world and also, I wanted to just say about some of the other things I did when I went to Africa.
    I saw so many children that were lacking in opportunity
    but I also saw so many mothers and my wife, Sarah has been involved in a campaign, the White Ribbon Alliance and, you know pregnancy because of the inadequate facilities, because there’s no treatment if the pregnancy is going wrong. So, during their
    pregnancy, go around and say to their friends and relatives, goodbye.
    They think that they will not survive and in Sierra
    Leone, one in eight mothers dies in childbirth. It is an astonishing and appalling statistic. There are only 18 midwives in a country of 6 million people. There are only 200 nurses, only a 100 doctors and if we can’t help in midwifery training and other things, then I believe that we will be failing a generation of people who deserve our people.
    And that’s why the millennium development goals are so
    important and that’s why in my view, we should build upon them. I just want to say one final thing. The
    opportunity that exists for us is not just to build the
    institutions of a global economy, a reformed International Monetary Fund or an organization that is an early warning system for the world economy. I believe that the World Bank should be a bank for the environment to give the funds for investment that would allow countries that are too poor to adopt climate change policies to do so. I believe that the United Nations has got to transform itself because it’s got to deal with the breakdown of states and the terrorism that is implicit in that and its got of an agency for the reconstruction of countries that involves not
    just military help but civil help and I believe that these changes could be made immediately and help build the institutions of the global economy and global society. But I think we also need to do one other thing. We need to recognize that we could in this generation not only eradicate illiteracy amongst children, not only eradicate the diseases like tuberculosis and polio and malaria that still threatened the lives of far too many people and caused millions of people to die unnecessarily when we have the technology and
    But I believe we could also build a truly global civic
    society and what people find across the internet or in
    communication with people from other countries, is contrary to what they believe, they have more in common with each other than they thought. They find that the golden rule of every single religion and five billion people involved in the religions of the world has the same central golden rule, treat others as you would be treated yourself. And whether you are Sikh or a Muslim or a Hindu or Judaism or Christianity or any of these Buddhism, all these religions have the central golden rule, treat others as you would be treated, the idea of fairness to each other and responsibility to each other. And I believe that given that we are more in common than people have thought and given that we are opening up communications across frontiers, what we are
    failing to do is to build the institutions of a global civic society as well. The internet, some people it is a shouting match without an umpire, when people are chatting to each other and blogging, but remember the power of it in the last few years.
    In the Philippines, some of you know there was a
    president that fell in the Philippines, when people texted to each other and said that they wanted to get rid of him because of his corruption and it was called in fact at the time they all assembled together, a million people. It was called the first coup d'etext and we’re seeing the extraordinary power of people to communicate with each other. We’re seeing that
    people have amazingly in common so much in the philosophy that they hold.
    When people meet, they can find so much common ground
    and we’re finding the NGOs and civic groups are building up all over the world and we have got to have the means by which we recognize that in greater effect by building the institutionsof a global civic society. Now, whether that is young people,you have the Peace Corps in America and Bill created a great
    organization for young people. Perhaps, there should be a countries and involves every country in the organization of that.
    Perhaps we can create global organizations where people
    can communicate and discuss about major issues in a more effective way. I’m absolutely certain that if disasters befall or violence or genocide, the world would know about that very quickly but the world has got to be in a position to act. And of course, it means that business too must be involved. Businesses are global and what we’ve seen in the Clinton Initiative is the power or private individuals to change things
    and to change the world.
    Bill changed the world once as president and he’s
    changing the world again by his actions as a private citizen. But this global economy and this global society creates more opportunities than ever before for people to actually contribute to the public good.
    And I’m not asking business leaders to contribute just
    charity and philanthropy; I’m asking them to use the enterprise and skills, everything that they’ve learned in business to apply to some of the great problems of the world including building economies in some of the poorest countries of the world.

    And I think the causes of the world require us to act
    together. This could be the generation and we could be the people that gave every single child in the world the chance for schooling. But 77 million children are not at school. This is the generation that could end the needless deaths from diseases that we know we have the power to cure. This is the generation, the fortunate generation, that can make of the opportunities of this new global economy a more inclusive and more sustainable globalization by sorting out the problems of poverty and the environment.
    I believe that we are summoned, all of us, to build a
    the duty of this generation. I know that everybody here can contribute to that and is already. Let us change the world together. Thank you.

    1:38 am edt 

    Saturday, September 27, 2008

    Join in google's 10th birthday competition on who can do most good for the world - enter by Oct 20
    6:15 pm edt 

    Mostofa - good if you can go and say hello at this FACEBOOK thread in the middle of LSE freshers parties - great if some others can register in the same facebook group and cheerlead mostofa along if and when students asks questions of how deeply connecetd is yunus10000 dvd with dhaka
    facebook group aims to connect 500 lse supporters of muhammad yunus networks to 20 other city 500's -london has been asked to help as 08/09 experimenter of scaling up inter-citizen events because of a strong bangladeshi community and extraordinary networking efforts of student mostofa zaman who seems to have to commute between dhaka and his studies in london

    my father worked at The Economist all his life and in 1984 forceast globalisation would present a once-in-a generation chance to go sustainable around 2009 if a nobel laureate could inspire us to search out 30000 replicable community rising projects dad first studied economics in bangladesh in 1943! so not everyone understands his 100% conviction that Dr Yunus is the entrepreneurial revolution we need - but what matters is would you like to Q&A it?

    this is the video in 20 sections of the hour long talk yunus gave to 1000 at lse on february; he is hoping for as much interactive support from class 08/09

    the main ingredient of yunus10000 will not be ready for 2 weeks- it is 10000 free copies of a dvd where Dr Yunus has personally helped select 25 of the best news stories of 2008/2009 for community rising sustainability - the best thing about collaboration networking is if you action or find a better practical solution we can all go openly replicate, then we can cheer loudly and value that as better goodwill multiplying than the first 25

    create your own enetrpreneurial jobs; enjoy the mobile productivity revolution; understand how and why safe banks communally invest in people's jobs- those wuth a future such as hundred of thousands of solar energy jobs making and sunny place a thriving carbon negative economy, internetworking for the poor which dr yunus is getting california's main prize for in november and which the pop group will be releasing their album "empower" with the theme song of ending digital divides you can hear me now

    if you think you might be one of the 10 first volunteers to connect 500 yunus peers through lse - please mail me; I am actually in DC fighting  below the radar of the ideologies with the old amdinstration's  but I can introduce you to the young folk in london who are getting the 10000 dvds printing right now; they are also quite closely linked to clinton global uni, and as you may know gordon brown is a friend of how yunus would make banks safe again in every community

    chris macrae us 301 881 1655

    ps no city's excluded - if we can work out how to get clusters of 500 dvds to deeply caring host teams of 10 in other cities - I'd love any advice you have
    12:00 pm edt 

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    if elected president - will set up- a small business fund for entrepreneurs in developing countries; end malaria projects will be their first focus specific goal of end death by malaria by 2015
    yunus 10000 youth dialogue selected video
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    Take-out script slightly adapted from Dipal Barua, Grameen Bank Deputy Head & Grameen Shakti (Green Energy 1 2 3) , Dhaka July 2008

    please help journalist coop at (DC bureau tel USA 301 881 1655) edit if you feel strongly about scripts joy and importance


     Word of mouth is much more strong in a country like ours - here what the people in community celebrate is our advertisement. Watch a particular kind of good news advertisement - in the neighbouring house you see something is going on, then you change your mind and culture can evolve -one micro step at a time.




    NO no this is not THE answer says the global economist . I  say okay: this is not your answer as a global economist but our practical expereince shows how it flows through social action learning and hi-trust which The Social Economist loves to build. If you decide to be economist first and social second, that's the current global economist. I commend entrepreneurs to do social first then economics. That way we can celebrate economics as for the human being, economics for the people,- so that's a choice - a future capitalism way ahead - towards (above zero-sum) economics, which the people -all peoples - can empower worldwide and openly win-win-win

    So then the societies at large is viable, socially viable, morally viable, economically viable, that is there.

    Let's see what 10000 youth can make of these 18 conversation starters
    Free Market of Ending Poverty: Our generation’s Do Now crossroads. Can we agree collaboration goals for choosing a globalisation map capable of uniting humanity and empowering community sustainability?What qualities would you design into a banking for and by people? One that includes everyone’s ability to make a lifetime difference? A simple  one that everyone can understand and where nobody is seeking to profit by compounding unknown risk onto others Are you aware that thriving non-carbon economies are possible, and create lots of green jobs? Eg  How can peoples share confidence in solar energy sans frontieres? Do you enjoy access to peer networks that open source and action learn?

    What becomes possible when a bank is one of the planet's most inspiring organisations? Did you know that microcredit’s purpose of banks that end poverty was co-founded by a woman? What did she identify with the communal practice and DNA of microcredit from day 1?Can we explore how mobile brings extraordinary new solutions for the poorest and indeed anyone who wishes to renew job creation in the community?A generation of Bangladeshi’s have invested in a grassroots national strategy of innovating a service economy around sustainability and collaboration solutions. Agents of community to community worldwide trade wanted! helping 38 countries to design microcredit for the poorest –what learning patterns does microcredit’s co-founder Professor Latifee value mostGrameen’s welcoming approach to youth and everyone is :  learning by doing. Have you ever tried this opposite kind of educational experience?

    Social Business Entrepreneurial Revolution 1 (ER1). Bllionaires can compound so much more with endlessly recyclable social business dollar than one-off charity dollarSBER2: SB integrates  a goodwill multiplying governance system. This is what brand leadership needs to faciltate wherever people communally want to sustain truly purposeful organisationSBER3: Arguably health is the top priortity sector, after banking, for social business global partnerships in capitalism’s future.  Time for microhealthsummit?SBER4 : 100000 Bangladeshi’s are ready to share a generation’s microentrepreneur experience of SB. Youth networks urgently wantedGrounded Practice:  For 30 years now, SB models help micro-economists question when are the conventional wisdoms of globalisation and  of development policy actually conventional blundersMost Social Businesses serving "bottom billion" customers need to generate positive cashflow whilst offering a price at least ten times lower than consumer markets in big cities.. The New Creativity!Internetworker for the Poor – Don’t write off Dr Yunus as merely Banker for the Poor. Innovation networks know him as one of humanity’s great innovation gravities for ending digital dividesA safe assumption for the future is that youth will need to create the majority of jobs. Debate!Global Industry Sector Responsibility :  2008 has shown this to be the Opportunity and Threat to all our futures. Can you help anyone to hear about the no risk guarantee Dr Yunus offers leaders who seriously want to partner this quest

    -editing help appreciated if you have a simpler 50 word description of any of these 18 video links
    comments welcome at our video blog

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