queries welcomed email@example.com washington dc 301 881 1655- changing dismal media- the most joyful journalist assignment of all
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
www.grameengreen.com 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 www.microenergycredits.com - 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 http://jobscompetitions.ning.com hosted by www.ofcvc.org and celebrated by such progressive youth sponsors as converging on 2012-2013 celebratuions of youth's greatest solutions to social and business challenges
youth most exciting survey? -we seek pro-youth investors as associate web partners:
-coming soon ning of how entrepreneur labs at MIT creates more youth employment than all other us business schools combined
BREAKING OPPORTUNITIES OF NET GENERATION & COLLABORATION ENTRPRENEURIAL REVOLUTION
We need help in surveys of 50 Most Exciting Youth Prodiuctivity projects of 2010s
1 Nobel laureate Yunus is one leader in middle of 560 urgenet youth productivity projects - who/where else do you nominate as a survey focus
2 Why are we passionate about this- Europe's greatest microeconomist (aka dad Norman Macrae Unacknowledgeg Giant) of the second half of the 20th century forecast in The Economist (major writings here) that the decade of 2010s would be time when 10 times more youth productivity of net generation would be won or last. From 1976 he invited enetrepreneurial revolution hunt of chagge in organsiational system designs and professional rules compatible with this clue that emerged from research of John Von Neuman's life
Johnny grabbed other people's ideas, then by his clarity leapt five blocks ahead of them. and helped put them into practical effect. We think this is the social action that smart people exist to mediate - especially when you joyfully adopt Johnny's belief that computers will allow research teams to tackle one hundred times as many projects 100 times more quickly. More on organsational research here
3 Irreversibility - urgency comes about in 2 ways: in some cases eg energy 99% of investment took a wrong global turing over the last third of a century and is now for the first time threatening to make manmade scale conflict with nature's planetary scale; in other cases unique flows of work come to a natural endgame (last best global summit stage; lifetimes or authority as world leader are coming to and end). Most of the projects in table belo0w are o0f this second type.
Celebrating Youth's greatest fans ; help us journalise Who's Who of number 1 Future Correspondent of every Year's Peer Network
rehearsals - what could net gen already be enjoying if we transforned 1) education
Breaking News - Can you help vote for 50 most exciting net generation projects -and youth knowledge networks - leaders are investing round entrepreneurial spirit of muhammad yunus
SUSTAINABLE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE ECONOMIST -
Our valuation of entrepreneurship (see 1976 survey of entrepreneurial revolution) and e- (see first journalist's future history of the net generation) lead us to number 1 valuation of muhammad yunus and his networks of exciting youth and leaders projects. Recommendation : vote for your country to get as much Muhammad Yunus advice as possible. The net generation can still be 10 times more productive than previous generations but only if we change economics, and reduce degrees of separation prioritising life critical information flows and open service solutions hubbed across 2 million global village networking economy (an empowering entrepreneurial way ahead first advocated by Schumpeter).
This is the sort of email we circulate round members of this web who are all passionate about collaborations in technology for or by the poor -partiticularly mobile technology which due to investment by Dr Muhammad Yunus and some of the world's poorest women in 1996 has turned Bangladesh into a world class leader in this market in the 2010s. (tell us if you want to join our circulation lists)
idea of sept 2010 dhaka meeting with yunus: 1 tech for poor; 2 economics for youth
dear borje & egrameen fans of Dr Yunus
as per our skype today I am trying to connect with yunus supporters who feel passionate about these 2 foci as needing annual expos and continuous collab preparation; economics for youth has become my family's commitment to remember my father whose last articles from 65 years of microeconomics journalism http://yunusforum.net/?p=80 were on yunus http://www,grameeneconomics.com/ http://worldeconomist.net/
TECH FOR POOR CONNECTING
if humanly possible, several of us will visit yunus in dhaka late september- here's where our tech for poor delegation is at... your inspiring connections needed!
1 mostofa who yesterday reinterviewed KI (yunus number 1 tech expert 2007-2010 - now head of grameen phone IT) is preparing a guide on who to visit in dhaka to see mobile for the poor and identifying a small circulation list of bangladeshi youth passionate about tech; it is our understanding that yunus national startegy is to make bangladesh a world collab leader in mobile tech for sustainability
2 zasheem, a lifelong compatriot of yunus and liberation of Bangladesh , who organised 4 day collaboration entrepreneur event round yunus in glasgow in july is starting both a journal of social business and revision of glasgow uni curiculum; this gives us opportunity to continuously publish and disseminate news on tech for the poor (the back pages of journal could permanently update news on tech for poor's greatest advances for job creation - how soon can tech create the first billion jobs impossible before net gen)
3 estelle is a french journalist (who spent 2 months filming in Bangla last summer and whose dad runs a mobile social business critical to winning the frace to http://www.bankabillion.org/ ) is able to both connect what paris is doing especially the world lead that olivier at http://www.danonecommunities.com/ offers ; who are the world's leading visionaries?: (Grameen Intel, Kyushu, (jack ma china's ebay? nilekani indian web? .MIT.? crowdmaps as innovated by google;s new head for Africa) -and social action leaders- on tech for the poor that we could help her to interview for joint publication
4 jonathan has grown 50 colaboration capital hubs in under 7 years; 6000 entrepreneurail members http://www.the-hub.net/ ; a model that both the white house and yunus want to interact with; we want to centre with pretty well anything his subnetwork of tech entrepreneurs wish to connect; lesley who has helped host hub culture is one of his most trusted human portals to end african poverty hubbing out of joburg- she first met yunus at my dad's RoyalAutomobileClub lunch feb 2008
5 Melanie organises a biannual global summit http://www.theglobalsummit.org/ (next november 2010 san francisico) uniting california collaborators in millennium goals; she is considering surveying any of her members on 1 pager tech for the poor projects and publishing this for all delegates to celebrate; if it helps to offer a $5000 drinks party budget as part of this celebration , then norman macare foundation is delighted to do this; jonathan has 2 bay city hubs that might join in too; caitlin an economics graduate works in bay city area after being first us student to host a year long social busiess club (Swarthmore)
how can we connect with your ideas borje and everyone who believes tech for the poor is make or break as we drown in job mass destruction of broken wall streets and eurolands and secret societies out of switzerland whose subprime lose-lose games rule macroeconomics world?; as a New Viking I know you proposed asian institute of technology could help with an annual expo of tech for poor (and you bring to yunus authority of a family that has been in Nordica's community banking through many generations) ; anything we could take to yunus on your behalf would be welcomed by zasheem and all people with a liofelong colaboration commitment to yunus and making 2010s most exciting youth networking and job creating decade
chris macrae buildingsocialbusiness.com
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sustainability story of 1984 by primary editorias writer of The Economist 1949-1989
The great technological event of the next 40 years will be the steady rise in importance of the Telecommunications-Computer terminal (TC for short)... By 2005 the gap in income and expectations between the rich and poor nations was recognised to be man's most dangerous problem. Internet linked television channels in sixty-eight countries invited their viewers to participate in a computerised conference about it, in the form of a series of weekly programmes...
In 2024 it is easy to see this as a forerunner of the TC conferences which play so large a part in our lives today, both as pastime and principal innovative device in business. But the truth of this 2005 breakthrough tends to irk the highbrow. It succeeded because it was initially a rather downmarket network television programme. About 400 million people watched the first programme, and 3 million individuals or groups tapped in suggestions. Around 99 per cent of these were rejected by the computer as likely to increase the unhappiness of mankind. It became known that the rejects included suggestions submitted by the World Council of Churches and by many other pressure groups. This still left 31,000 suggestions that were accepted by the computer as worthy of ongoing analysis. As these were honed, and details were added to the most interesting, an exciting consensus began to emerge. Later programmes were watched by nearly a billion people as it became recognised that something important was being born.
These audiences were swollen by successful telegimmicks. The presenter of the first part of the first programme was a roly-poly professor who was that year's Nobel laureate in economics, and who proved a natural television personality. He explained that economists now agreed that aid programmes could sometimes help poor countries, but sometimes most definitely made their circumstances worse.
update of sustainability story requested by dr yunus glasgow nov 2008 http://yunusforum.net/?p=80
Not quite a social business case
Could you imagine the world’s poorest making an investment in a 21st C world leading sector?
This is not technically a social business being a for profit but largely owned by social business partners including a majority shareholding by Grameen. Arguably it is the most exciting investment majority owned by a microcredit bank. It converges the future of the mobile investments interests that Muhammad Yunus (with some extremely timely advice from MIT entrepreneurs) began in 1996 when a world bank consultant predicted that only quarter of a million Bangladeshi’s would ever own mobiles. Dr Yunus invested in Grameen phone getting the mobile franchise at cents in the dollar- this company’s majority partner is a Norwegian telecom though there has been a dispute about ownership and whether Grameen has been fully rewarded for its brand equity. Today over 40 million Bangaldeshi’s use mobiles- and about 4 billion people access digital worldwide via mobile where internet access by computer terminals may be only just over 1 billion.
I think it is fair to say that Muhammad Yunus is ever more optimistic that digital technology can sustain the world where maybe many in NW hemispheres have lost some of the pre-millennium euphoria. It is this attitude of his which makes me optimistic than in the 2010s we will suddenly start accelerating millennium goal momentum in ways that were last in the 00s. NW hemispheres have not found that many applications where the value of knowledge multiplies on all sides even though compared with consumption of physical thin gs the hope of the networking economy as one that can advance humanity beyond poverty must be based in knowledge’s positive value multipliers
Grameen Solutions with partnership projects eg http://www.bankabillion.org can rightly claim to be a world leader in smart uses of mobiles, and a leading gravity for partners who believe it is precisely the first network generation than can open source an en d to poverty. The new projects of Kazi Islam, CEO of Grameen Solutions, are I must confess an area I most look forward to being updated on when I visit Dhaka. When it comes to using technol0gy to create jobs, I believe the 2 most dramatic entrepreneurs in the world today are Muhammad Yunus and Jack Ma “I want to help china create 100 million jobs”, Clinton Global 2009) of Ali Baba the nearest China has to an ebay (with Nilekani of Infosys in India not at all far behind!). One of the best bits of news in 2009 was that they have entered into some job creation social business partnerships – keep searching!
Further Reference: Growing Up With 2 Giants- a prescient leaflet of Yunus written 2006 on National Partnering Strategy for Bangladesh
dedicated to young people and yes we can networkers who want to end poverty and sustainably invest in the woprld using the only proven microeconomic models for doing this which were deveoped since the 1970s in bangladesh primarily by Grameen and BRAC- since Grameen's 69th birhday present to Dr Yunus included a brand new web, we start with some of its official links that we like touring first
Major Global Social Business Funds & Portals operated by Yunus Partners: DanoneCommunities GrameenCredit Agricole
Partnership Agencies GrameenAmerica GCL
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