Thursday, August 23, 2012

can economics invest in net generation being most productive time of youth everywhere?
Our 40th year of hosting this futures debate began in The Economist in 1972 - see 1  2  3
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The worldwide search for 100 leaders who collaboratively value net generation can be most prouctive time to be alive is at .
why is it hard to find purposeful investment models in net gen youth - the greatest productivity opportunity ever
well growing youth's productivity takes models on different audit cycles than corporates have spun round modern 90-day extraction spreadsheets - as first proved in norman macrae's 1954 book on the London Capital market- and when it comes to governments they are not elected by youth so i have you ever any 2 leading tv-age political parties ever quarrel over investing in youth? Because bipolar arties have no incentive even to consider such an issue ( list other issues national politicians are least able to progress )
Conclusion first surveyed in The Economist 1972 from which genre Entrepreneurial Revolution was founded: when people design other economic models than 90-day corporates or bi-polarised government congreses, then you'll joyfully find the greatest investment opportunities ever
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5 P&D of Society and worldwide youth

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what is the greatest mathematical error in the world?
Given Keynes findings: increasingly world is ruled only by economics - and so economics either designs or destroys the futures peoples want most - the greatest mathematical error would be if 95% of the world's 10000 biggest organsaitions were governed by metrics and rewards that were not designing futures peoples want most! When you watch the nightly news in countries where tv is edited by views of big corporations or governments, analysis is false wherever it implies that the economy is uilt only by corporations and government. A place's future growth is actually far more dependent on whether families/communities are investing in their children's future productivities and whether natural assets are being sustained. Value multiplying principles on how society build economies that are being torn assunder include- finding from London Capital Market -a place can only grow over time if capital is striuctured from family's savings to in invest in that place's next generation's productivity. Other longitudinal factors exaplining growth - the two greatest explainers of a places growth are caused by lengethening people's healthy lifetimes and if historically a place has had a large precenhtage of underemployed people reducing this. It is observable that Asia has grown in last few decades by using these principales and western nations' errant economic models is doing the opposite. The way to cure this error is to map market by market in such a way that societies demand's and productivities are fully integrated with other value exchnage coordinates- and the whole market is assessed around the purpose that peoples most want it to be designing for the future. For more on the 2 branches of economics 1) designing, 2) destroying futures peopels want most - click here 1 2 discuss. Pro-Youth Economics : Change agendas compiled over 40 years of Entrepreneurial Revolution dialogues devined by asking what changes can link together 10 times greater economic potential of the net generation from past industrial age potential of separated nations are here.

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5 P&D of Society and worldwide youth

as norman macrae first observe in 1954 book on ,london capital market - a place cannot grow unless its capital is striuctured so that family savings are invested in that place's next generation;s productivity- clearly many western nations have designed globalsiation so as compound decline - its ironical (extremely uneconomics) to stop investing just when a generation had colaboration tech to be 10 times more productive than ever before 

4 P&D of Co-workers - once a nation's economy depends on service economy it is best to wholly value intraprenurship (see valuation clubs formed since 1982)
3 P&D of Customers -the genre of entreprenurial revolution defines the post-industrial economy as one where an organisations growth and that of its customers are wholly interdependent as are the productive growth of the organisation's co-workers

2 P&D of Owners

warning there is a negative correlation between speculators dmenads and those of owners whose purpose is to compound greatest sustainabke grwoth over time - ask a board for an expoential audit of what thay are governing- if they can't show you that they are being driven entirely by speculators and will bubble and burst

1 P&D of Boundaryless Partnering

those who leave out this from a trillion dolar market create systems that are too big to exist -ie they compund risks at boundaries- as man starts to design partnjer networks whose planetary scale competes with nature compounding a sector's greatest risk puts survival of our human race into question 

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University and edu value chain Trillion $ Market - Futures Mapping of 5 Productivity & Demand (P&D) Multipliers
if the future most wanted from education is that every youth grows up with maximaum opportunity to lead a productive life then it seems to me there are three innovation keys
5 P&D of Society and worldwide youth

Evidence that Student Entrepreneur Jobs Competions is key value multiplier of edu peoples want most
u1 free university & u2 free educational resources & u3 student entrepreneur competitions

4 P&D of Co-workers
u2 free educational resources - lead case MIT
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u3 student competitions
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.MASS MEDIA -why not celebrate good news and people with maximum positive impact on others.. Trillion $ Market - Futures Mapping of 5 Productivity & Demand (P&D) Multipliers

5 P&D of Society and worldwide youth

discussion : superstars give back models -eg  and uni of stars 

good news models why dont largest public broadcasters such as bbc benchmark - 100 journalists covering best news for and by africans - why not reality tv searches for social solutions working in one community and job-creating replicable to others

involve youth in mediating public/private partnerships 

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water angels at european union
grameen veolia networks at social business youtube
water collaboration networkers at

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& Value Chain of Education.. Trillion $ Market - Futures Mapping of 5 Productivity & Demand (P&D) Multipliers

 5P&D of Society and worldwide youth

Evidence that Student Entrepreneur Jobs  Competions is key value multiplier of edu peoples want most

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Monday, July 4, 2011

more girl power stories
we like to log up good news on the fan web especially that empowered by creating most productive lifetimes for the gentler sex

dairy notes where womens networking was key
at Rosa's DC 3 JY 2011 its beginning to look as if I may need to host a yunus event in singapore in about 6 weeks; dear friends from singapore, tamil-worlds and scotland, can you remind me your best email; I noted Rasi mentioned 2 missions- end youth suicides and energise elders in singapore; if she wants me to announce these among yunus teams who are working on similar stuff -eg the scot who is the head of yunus free nursing college in dhaka is an epal of mine and her work was celebrated by princess anne's last trip to dhaka - please say

ps my notes from wolfsburg nov 2009 show that a lead philanthropist at the only US partner of Yunus University is also a sponsor of reality films aimed at ending youth suicides
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little sister story
losing my sister at 32 made me feel I had work of 2 people to do in trying to futher 5 generations of my family's mediation experiences as worldwide scots- as some may know a banking collapse in scotland around 1700 was direct cause of majority of all scots emigrating to try and income generate and linkin to any global vilage wherever entrepreneurship is free to celebrate; on this day last year I had 5 minutes at glasgow university to try and tell this story to yunus and 500 people - french and scots are the original auld allies of entrepreneurship  though youth and yunus do it better than we ever did

one other wee coincidence - -back in 1984 we wrote first book on the net generation exploring how orwell might be wrong about big brothers ruling the world if little sisters webs can be celebrated as more productive than big economists
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2011.9 smba
recommendation: a leading ring of SMBA universities need to know each other before yunus at conhress - hec kyushu singapore possibly AIT might make a team to die for that us busienss schoools couldnt afford not to jointly curriculum build with especially if MIT makes positive noises; there will be no youth-joyful progress of technology if we cant make economics case for it and work on what yunus used to call the greatest chalenge of all changing mindsets that have been chained by their teachers and locked in by debt

the french and the japanese need to turn the journal format into an annaual yearbook of progress of most exciting projects originated by their deepest colaboration partners of yunus in their own language in such a way that we can then invite the chinese to do so too

some notes on how france reinvented entrepreneurial revolution

2008 publication of sarkozi commissioned report on new economics
2008 april sarkozy and yunsu celebrate launch of world's first SMBA at HEC
2008 sarkozy's actionmaker is Hirsch whose life commitment to job creation now heads up misnitries of youth and jobs and who sits in chair of SB at HEC in one of 4 seats - another being yunus' as well as the 2 HEC staff
2010 swarkozy accepts report by yunus and french economists on most urgent chnages needed in all the G-groups of nations including G20 which it is France's year to chair
2011 frabce announces recod year of 65000 startups- inviting obama start up program and mit's 24 entrepreneur chapters to join in through celebrations at french embassy in DC
2011 sarkozy hosts E-G8
2011 sarkozy's team partner gets head of IMF

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

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jy1 dc has urgent priority to know if grameen is helping with refugee microcredit - if there is such a person in grameen trust please connect with halima

jy1a future of brac connections in DC - I need to know whether tania and naila met and decided anything before tania cpomes bach to Dc after 2 years of being sir fazle abed's chief of staff

jy 2 - july is best month for influencing what events us professors schedule 2011-2012 academic year - a particular case is university of maryland social value unit which launched yunus social busienss book at rionald reagan centre june 2010 -ideas welcome

jy 3 open technology and microeconomics are core areas of both smba and journal of social business- deadline for tech special issue is september so that we can hand it out at yunus tech roundtable in october; for saving youth job creation across europe and s.hemisphere economics is october- so we can hand it out at queen sofia's (she is spanish and greek!) microcreditsummit in november;

who is going to be prime contacter of these yunus smba universities to see if they can come together with journal and youthandyunus as stimuli:


mit - halima





any others?

jy4 I believe that halima and naila need to sort out whether there is some business card halima can use eg when she does major interview of mit people due to start in about 2? weeks

jy5 I believe estelle and naila needs to start conceptualising a tagtech bankabillion experiument so that yunus signs this off in october

jy6 is there anything of the 40 minute conversation naila and faber ahd which we need to know about so we can action anything?

jy 7 I am trying to get brain who co-authored 1984 book on net generation started on uregent action sequel for exciting 2010s; if you have ideas to go into that plot what is best way I can introduce you to brian?

jy 8 I would like to have a celarer view of 10 most important youth and yunus colab projecvts of each year - please tell me if you have a project idea tyhat needs logging up at

jy9I am trying to work out what cheeky letter to sned to new head of IMF in DC

jy10 I am waiting date of yunus testimonuy to congress - probany the biggest moment in the future of economics if we play it right


what I can see - eg way election process has been changed - in bangladesh is worsening; i assume we will suddenly see a concerted blockade of grameen busiensses when the new ceo is appointed; if you have a different reading or any information on when this blockade is going to happen please tell us


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BBC green energy paul rose plans britisc council tour of bangladesh - contact point mostofa

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

singapore intros to revolutionaru oprimistic worldwide projects

yunus and my dad are the 2 most optimistic pro-youth economists my world will ever know


david's family built as a fan web starting about 1998?; he lives in singapore working I believe for british telecom; since dad branded entrepreneurial revolution in the economist in 1976, about 100 species of entrepreneur networks have appeared in my family's databanks; the idea that the net generation can't be the most productive and sustainable on earth is both obscene and non-economic in my friends' view

jack links in youth and yunus out of singapore and has formed a major university partnership there

naila is yunus and youth's worldwide web technology projects leader . and mostofa now works with her- he is a bangladeshi villager who has just got his degree in development economics out of london and he and I have spent quite a lot of last 5 years circulating 2000 yunus books 10000 yunus dvds 7000 copies of first journal of social business- zasheem edits those with adam smith alumni out of glasgow; the next issue needs to major on how open technology makes or breaks youth's exciting 2010s, and arguably sustainability of our race

estelle is the networked I prefer to connect with most in paris which is the most collaborative city around yunus and youth eceonomics known to me

halima is researching with me in dc whether MIT wanst to be a major epicentre of yunus and youth economics - it can prove this by helping making Journal of Social Business number 1 as diary of open source projects of most exciting kind; yunus is permitting us to host a tech roundtable during his october visit to tsetify to US congress as youth's niumber 1 economist

monica's is as good as WOWP can get

 brain stableford wrote the social and ecological stories of dad's first book on the net generation in 1984- next book's - sustainability's outline - is attached


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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Global Social Business CP3 Collaboration Partner in Sustainability - SB Summit Festival
Thanks for your Question and Answers
Q is rumor that mayor of milan convening social business milliennium goal festival 2015 official and if its not oficial is to right to talk about it
A well I can tell you my attitude about this though I would like feedback  what de bono calls pluses minuses and questionmarks
In a sensible CP3 world Yunus Olympics festival would build on
Whatever global grameen summit 2010 connects
Other micro up or collaboration partner events

As well as feed in to the milan 2015 whose mayor has already been booked by yunus as likely to be number millennium goals SB festival; .

can you tell me do you have connections with or the coming microcreditsummit of 2000 people in kenya in april 2010?


for those who haven't heard JB's leader Ingrid Munro speak - this presentation at the world bank 2008 is a good first experience

the last slide 63 is useful for americans and europeans to ponder

usa was built by europe's poorest entrepreneurs including 1 million of then 3 million swedes who emigrated between 1850-1900 -why should Kenyans or the poorest anywhere have any less job creating  capability if we credit their sustainability & web their youth communities with social business system designs?

Yunus India Parliament Speech

Dreams are made out of impossibles.  We cannot reach the impossibles by using the analytical minds which are trained to deal with hard information which is currently available. These minds are fitted with flashing red lights to warn us about obstacles that we may face.  We’ll have to put our minds in a different mode when we think about our future.   We’ll have to dare to make bold leaps to make the impossibles possible.  As soon as one impossible becomes possible, it shakes up the structure and creates a domino effect, preparing the ground for making many other impossibles possible.

We'll have to believe in our wish-list if we hope to make it come true.  We'll have to create appropriate concepts, institutions, technologies, and policies to achieve our goals. The more impossible the goals look, the more exciting the task becomes.

Fortunately for us, we have entered into an age when dreams have the best chance to come true.  We must organise the present to allow an easy entry to the future of our dreams.  We must not let our past stand in the way.

11 meetings ago when I first met yunus, I volunteered to spread rumors of what’s possible ; for me many of the ideas over 5 to 7 years that micro people commit to turn out to be exponentially better than expected;

Bangladesh will create 100,000 solar energy jobs in the villages well before 2015 and already installs more solar units than the whole of the usa (against which those who cheered on yes we can a year ago could urgently be asking where are the maps towards 5 million green community jobs I recall obama pledging; why dont american state governors tour bangladesh until they get it; why do we pay them tax until they get it?) -how can we help with tours of dhaka is en route to every sustainability city is a question I ask every time I visit yunus in dhaka

Nations who send 36 social business delegates (thanks France) to see yunus at a time are at the leading edge of being in what adam smith would now call the collaborative advantage of nations –global grameen collaboration partner type 7 on the way my 12 year old and I map the world of global sustainability partnerships; if we can’t get nations above zero sum before she is 21 in an age spinning hyperconnectivity we are all toast

 and they need gossiping to get people to congregate around them and make them happen; this is part of the missing media we don’t have since most media is used to control not to collaborate; except on projects I am intimately involved with, I don’t mind getting (egg over my face) by  more rumors slightly wrong as long as some positive impetus happens to ones that turn out to be right because we all get behind them the earliest we cold contribute; moreover when I first started marketing the job of a marketer was to throw out lots and lots of concepts until one hit a positive nerve with all sides and that was the one people went with; this is an opposite but in my view thousand times better way to market than expensive advertising spots

2 at the end of the day spreading is there a loss to anyone apart from perhaps myself of spreading a positive rumor that doesn’t happen in exactly the place described; I suppose it depends partly on the style in which the rumor was initiated, so I take the point that I should infer a probability not a certainty to things

well what is near certain in my mind about millennium goal social business festivals

firstly if yunus is alive they will happen; gee its the biggest year on the calendar of the 2010s given his 15+ year support at centre of millennium goals; whether its going to happen in one city of be a bit like his race to poverty museums of every city be something where it doesn’t matter so much who does the best as long as many try

3 in this particular case the mayor of Milan made a video conference broadcast to the first 100 alumni of global grameen in which I understood she said it was happening as long as she had anything to do with Milan in 2015 : I guess I better see if I can you tube her announcement some time so we can review if I understood the message correctly

again in all of the above if I got the wrong end of the message - silly me; but come on each of us is targeted by ate least 1000 commercial messages a day; and the vast majority of those are in fact not good for us if we get the right end of the addictive message; so quite frankly if I can rebel against practices in my own profession of mass media, I will I will I will. In fact I have for at least a decade know and edited journals of how to do get positive global news out at next to no cost while big advertisers often spent billion dollars a campaign to get news out that isn’t good for you – do you know how much  worlds 100 biggest north western banks spent promising you they were as safe as houses –answer multiple trillions of dollars; do you know how many trillions of dollars pharma companies spend with the consequence that more than half of what they sell in many brands wasn’t needed by customers at all; we live in an age where media is quite capable of ending the sustainability of all of us unless we be the media of good news in any way we dare not to lurk

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peter Your contribution to USAID virtual dialogue on this transparency-destructing area of globalisation distortion is a really big one; I was quite upset I couldnt get into yunus berlin day hosted with peter eigen ex head of transparency international but they called themselves some private berlin club
none of us have the experience of battling the world bank and other elites as regards africa that you have; and when for example you say in prior mails that the major systemic concern of the world bank these days is to fund the enormous pensions now owing to the bubble of staff who are retiring, it seems to me clear that government to government institutions are the greatest macroeconomic wastemakers blocking end poverty's race
do we anywhere have 3 or 4 people who as a group share your argument and life experience context?; I am in so many system changes think-panels that I dont want to be in this one; it annoys me a hell of a lot that there is such system waste but there is no way I can argue it politely
I am making an assumption that londoners will be asked to form abouth 12 olympics sb festival panels and to make sure that all their ideas are animated, co-published, web-networked coming together in summer of 2012; this is both a long way off and not at all a long way off if all panel's ideas are to be worked out in a way that make sense to them and other panel members
we do not know if yunus will give us overall coordinating authority of such panels; if we ever do get the green light then this panel question will urgently need to be formed if a panel of this elite transparency is to be one of the things londoners sb festival animates
if  understand correctly yunus collaboration gameboard most matching peter is yunus call to start an asian union on a micro up model that is every way the opposite of the euro union or world bank or united nation models -see left column of for yunus india speech that majored on asian union
I dont know if anyone circulated or whom I could have circulated ultmately feels in the same area as I interpret peter to be; if so please communicate with him particularly
Peter we had that day when we both met senior guy from oxfam usa and guy who networks diversity interests through world trade sites- are these people to try and get on this panel
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CP3 Take a time out for World's greatest Social Business summit at london Olymics 
what welcoming panels can Yunus friends  & London 1 2  assemble now - rsvp info
.Royal Hunt of Sun Panel
End Nurseless communities panel
21st C BBC War reporting from scottish missionary in Africa family tree lens
 Which is a first attempt to explore how collaboration partnering is the biggest competitive advantage of all in a network age then I conclude what will happen isn’t really down to the efforts of the first 100 big partners yunus signs but how we the people cheer them on; if yunus is known to say that the power is actually with the poor, then most definitely the power of global media is with every citizen; do we let it control us or do we celebrate dreams we will turn into realities – you have to choose but I think I know which way yunus hopes you will choose (but do please understand if I am wrong mea culpa, its not the fault of any friend of mine; I assume to my last breadth that one learns by making lots and lots of mistakes provided always they  were intended in good faith; again maybe that epitaph applies particularly to my profession people of media people, and if most media people disagree with that then in my pinion they have lost the hippocratic oath that media professionals ought live by)
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

we invite regions of the world to help prepare social business summits on how people, communities and networks can solve the 2010s' top 10 sustainability crises starting with 2010's number 1 crisis job creation

while we prefer to open source ideas; we sometimes find that regional panels like to rehearse the most crazy joyful job generating ideas in private until they know how to explain them as actually common sense and great sustainabilty invsment if instead of top down globalisation ; RSVP chris.macrae if you need an intro to a team

Grameen Inside Social Action Team 2007-2009: Sofia, Mostofa, Chris

It is neither economic nor social to be ruiled by a world where people are rewarded ot punished by how much they extract every 90 days; what is ten 10 times more social and economic in any nation with parents who makes children their longest investments is to support families and communities by governing sustaianbility's compound exponentials make transparent by mapping 10-win modelling of which grameen's social business cases are the simplest collaboration treasure maps we have ever had the joy to share
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dear Gordon cc brand system mapmakers

You might like to rehearse this rumor of what's possible in new zealand. Building on 69th birthday dialogue research in dhaka in june, Sofia and I found out earlier this week from Saskia and Hans that dr yunus is up for more than rumor

MasterBriefing Exercise- mapping back 2015 (millennium goals first deadline) and other magic moments in end poverty's race

let's sketch a picture - on the right is a globe where everyone who wants to "yes we can" celebrate or help interaction end of poverty as the greatest race a generation has ever united round

this is yunus' purpose as a brand, lifestyle, lifetime and that of anyne who is atrue friend of dr yunus

he seems to be planting at least 4 interconnecting roads though others would be welcome

3 are to do with attracting clubs of ceo brand leaders :

1 yy events - yy will become both a logo to wear and a celebration dance and gestures that can be used at youth parties or like a mexican wave at the olympics or anything in between; alreadt dr yunus is going tro place about a year before they host a world sporting event and making youtubes addressing the sport organisers on why not make this a double celebration - your sport and end poverty; he's just done this to FIFA while he was visiting south africa giving the mandela celebration talk; if events don't join in officially, there are other ways like with the olympics why not organise an intercity march of purooses in parallel to the olympic torch carrying round the world; as events like these gain momentum, one ceo club can be approached as this is simply a better stage to promote on and ungreenwash global branding

2 however these stages add to economics of the unique offers of come and partner in your global sector's greaetst responsibility by seeing what we can invent in bangaldesh's grassroots service networks of vital need services- a club which dr yunus has about 15-20 ceos in since launching it in hid future capitalism book

3 another way to search out global companies is to approach those who may be best in sector to their employees to join in since yunus definition of ebtrepreneurs is all about developing sustainable employment

4 sitting underneath all of this is how youth ambassadors join in and scale the momentum and networkning of this unstoppably and how early in education we can start getting youth to learn to network to end poverty

berlin/frankfurt, london, madrid, paris are 4 european cities where there are enough people who know how to transform media - nairobi is first southern hemisphere city; good to have new zealand cities connecting if above is your kind of lifetime mission;after 33 years of work on media, I like cities where hosts are epicentral to an educational revolution as well as a media one; the main reason why we have suffered 60 years of mass media dumbing down is that we let governments give away media and commons in a vicious stealth tax that intially looked like a benefit to all but pretty quickly made each new media form uneffective to manage unless it addicted, dumbed down and subliminally conditioned low-trust cultures


let's use this email to virtual branstorm if the idea is what we see out future helping to connect; my understanding is the real deadline for any communications revolutionary who wants to enjoy this approach is the hans and saskia's and yunus event celebrating 20th fall of wall in berlin in november

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Monday, March 16, 2009

feeds from - rsvp

plans for the next generation dialogue with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, 29 June 2009, Dhaka
Mostofa -Rumors of What's Possible 2.0

2.1 please will you make your number 1 project sorting out 5000 youth ambassadors

-what intern lists will grameen come up with by email before june

-which other of the 30+ universities dr yunus has spoken to will give us a student list to circulate asking for applications to be a youth ambassador

-can we access the green childtren's database etc


2.2 I recommend that we collect together potential contents for an ebook on future capitalsm- it will first be e-posted to all registerered youth ambassadors about week 4 of october- they will be back from summer by them and that will be ahead of all the future and history surveys that a turn of decade generates

2.2.1 - we already have some content for the ebook from my father and dr yunus - eg components of the innovating collaboration broichure that was assembled in january

2.2.2 alan mitchell and i will bring new stuff including a short document on what to circulate to ceos on social business before they form a group discussion (so that they have a common language)

2.2.3 today i was at the national press club in dc on how the banking collapse is now irretrievably going into a rabid depression; I have got approval from the chief presenter for the attached (or latest version to go into the ebook on future capitalism); he is also publishing a new peoples book on how to survive the depression which borrows on work his own father did in harlem ahead of the great depression; this guy knows exactly where government keep their own rankings on liability- so for example bank of america is double as risky as the dead wachovia- citibank is double as risky as bank of america; jp morgan is nearly as double as risky as citibank

2.2.4 what is invitable in usa is the greatest transfer of wealth ever; of course the speculatively rich would like the poor to bail them out- future capitalism can help make sure the poor lose minimally and the speculative rich lose most; but politically obama can't quite do that until at least 5000 youth have digested the truth about we have alrady overshot the comncept of too big to fail

if dr yunus approves the ebook concept around the 5000 youth he asked you to start searching for in bali, then even if there is isnt a for profit future capitalism yearbook we will have an ebook for 5000 youth ambassadors then we can start asking around for other contributirs who just want to bring back safe community building and transparency from the bottom up - that is the open way to sustainability and to ending poverty as far as everything I have read of dr yunus' so I do hope we can just do this- and of course dr yunus can inspect the contents as at june 29 and decide what's ready , what needs trashing, what else can be put in; if a subscription address is designed at top of then of course we could ebook out to many more thousands than youth ambassadors 5000

chris rumors of whats possible..................................................................

Future Capitalism Editors Question Billanthropy at MIT Ideas competition

. Dear Tryfan Evans  I was interested when you answered my question on mfi ownership at last monday's MIT symposium in terms of Omidyar Fund searching for ethical brands - which are my life's work.  I too see the best MFIs as potentially brands that can multiply goodwill by being channels that represent those ultimate customers of ending poverty - women in need of job creation and various community/sustainability services of a life critical kind be they to do with health, clean energy , their children's needs etc We are arranging an extraordinary dialogue with Muhammad Yunus on his ultimate space race and brand for this genartion "poverty museums" on June 29 in Dhaka. It particularly aims to help scale up by registering how 5000 youth interact around social action and business competitions across the world's universities- something that has been a major component of his 270 days a year traveling since winning the Nobel prize Our dialogue is very much "find your own way" there if you know anyone who might feel that after a third of a century of developing collaborative networking franchises it is time to celebrate Bangladeshi’s contributions to brands that help with the free market of ending poverty. Its early days but so far one of Europe's top broadcasters on nature is coming as he loves the solar energy and biogas franchise that Grameen is 14 years into developing. He is also bring a Norwegian networker which it is interesting since my reading of the chairman of the Nobel committee's speech to youth in Dhaka last summer is that as near as he can is promising to co-brand Nobel and replicable Bangladesh micro-up goodwill brands in one uniting identity language.  My father who wrote for The Economist for 40 years forecast in 1984 that we would need a reality tv program with a Nobel prize winner to start a worldwide internet search of 30000 community-rising franchises It seems to me that most of our challenges in ending poverty are now media ones We have various experiments brewing on the road to dhaka such as seeing if Dr Yunus and his publishers will issue :a for profit future capitalism yearbook -these would be premier case studies and news of how the world's microbrands were connecting future capitalism partnerships - all content would return to public domain after 9 months In parallel we want to encourage university students to become future capitalism correspondents, to earn some money when they place publishable articles, but also connect together content that can be webbed all round social business networks. Alexis who is second year at NYU is my mentor on this after her extraordinary reporting from Bangladeshi villages last summer. More than a 69th Birthday Party Celebrated by Social Business Networking YouthWe see June 29's once in a lifetime opportunity as not only the best chance of getting back to millennium goals but also as the best way of responding to Obama's plea to find a globalization which is less top-down, more networking collaborative, and in case of vital services bottom-up served sincerelychris macraeWashington dc 301 881 1655

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 why is it hard to find purposeful investment models in net gen youth - the greatest productivity opportunity ever
well growing youth's productivity takes models on different audit cycles than corporates have spun round modern 90-day extraction spreadsheets - as first proved in norman macrae's 1954 book on the London Capital market- and when it comes to governments they are not elected by youth so i have you ever any 2 leading tv-age political parties ever quarrel over investing in youth? Because bipolar arties have no incentive even to consider such an issue (  list other issues national politicians are least able to progress  ) 
Conclusion first surveyed in The Economist 1972 from which genre Entrepreneurial Revolution was founded: when people design other economic models than 90-day corporates or bi-polarised government congreses, then you'll joyfully find the greatest investment opportunities ever - we will illustrate this in 10 markets coming soon
what is the greatest mathematical error in the world? Given Keynes findings: increasingly world is ruled only by economics - and so economics either designs or destroys the futures peoples want most - the greatest mathematical error would be if 95% of the world's 10000 biggest organsaitions were governed by metrics and rewards that were not designing futures peoples want most! When you watch the nightly news in countries where tv is edited by views of big corporations or giovernments, analysis is false wherever it implies that the economy is uilt only by corporations and government. A place's future growth is actually far more dependent on whether families/communities are investing in their children's future productivities and whether natural assets are being sustained. Value multiplying principles on how society build economies that are being torn assunder include- finding from London Capital Market -a place can only grow over time if capital is striuctured from family's savings to in invest in that place's next generation's productivity. Other longitudinal factors exaplining growth - the two greatest explainers of a places growth are caused by lengethening people's healthy lifetimes and if historically a place has had a large precenhtage of underemployed people reducing this. It is observable that Asia has grown in last few decades by using these principales and western nations' errant economic models is doing the opposite. The way to cure this error is to map market by market in such a way that societies demand's and productivities are fully integrated with other value exchnage coordinates- and the whole market is assessed around the purpose that peoples most want it to be designing for the future. For more on the 2 branches of economics 1) designing, 2) destroying futures peopels want most - click here 1 2 discuss. Pro-Youth Economics : Change agendas compiled over 40 years of Entrepreneurial Revolution dialogues devined by asking what changes can link together 10 times greater economic potentiual of the net generation from past industrial age potential of separated nations are here.




Do you know about Youth and Yunus's extraordinary innovation of 100000+ hubs? Each started up around 60 poor village mothers and cultivated entrepreneurial families now connecting nearly a quarter of Bangaldesh's population. This exciting contribution to our net generation has been integrated by 3 stages of development

  • between 1976 and 1995 the women structured what they wanted from community banking, knowledge sharing and village markets; 
  • to which mobile telecom connections between hubs were added in 1996 making knowledge of market prices and vital information more economics and empowering co-creation of clean energy and healthcare social busineses;
  • from 2005 yunus 3rd dimension linked in partnerships with worldwide youth and leaders shose organjsaitions had the greaest technology resources. Today these hubs and ready to lionkin with hubs anywhere interested in EOWP - our web tries to chronicle the 10 most exciting projects of each year - but if you think we dont know of one why note tell us at

Bangladesh has been world's meta-hub of excellence for optimising sustainability economics of communities since birth of nation in 1971, and since 1996 in mobilising youth's heroic goals united by human race to End Poverty. Since 2005 With Paris, Bangladesh has pioneered the most exciting partnerships using Social Business Models. These map Entrepreneurial Revolution networks beyond 20th C privatization structures. BUT today's worldwide financial crisis requires resolution of professions and political constitutions beyond the dismal 20th C dynamics of externalization

Ning youth's joyful transformation of politics and economics with us at YunusAsia .. YunusCity ..  NormanMacrae

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Entrepreneurial Revolution -we have mapped about 100 species of Entrepreneurial networks since Norman Macrae first branded ER in The Economist 1976 see eg and . Or ask skype chrismacraedc for a more personal tour round innovation and hi-trust leadership databases mapped over a thrid of a century

System Innovation as conflict resolution from multi-lose model to multiwin; from need to know to open source ; from separated systems to networks of multiplying systems

Fortunately system transformation designers have codified extremely simple rules for hosting ER meetings- ones that school children from 9 up can be empowered to do if you let them practice. Ask for Harrison Owen's open space article on youth open spaces - or help us organise collaboration cafes and other exciting partnership stages - out of your region


Entrepreneurship like parenting works by celebrating

Joy of Economics

Joy of Media

Joy of emotional intelligence in service plus economies and networking across boundaries

Joy of cross-cultural diversity and sustaining nature , communities and investing in youth


what the net generation's unique opportunity is about as death of distance multiplies all our opportunities to lead productive lives: this paper thanks to youth in New Zealand  references www progress 1984-2011- more downloads on co-creating global sustainability are here

10 times increase in prodiuctivity is possible within one generation IF we unite human race by agreeing to identify and invest in most heroic goals for 2010s 

worldwide maps need to be built bottom-up (self-organisiing) and open (co-organising) like nature.  Networking economics needs to integrate global village markets and knowhow hubs around sustainability's risng exponentials and compound investments in heroic purpose over time.


These are the ER's new value multiplier when they connect partners whose goals are so exciting there are many win-win-win opportunities to openly network with youth locally and globally 




Yunus at inauguration of Schneider as co-sponsor of world's first chair of social business at HEC:  The future will be decided by two key things that we have right now. One is energy – how we bring our energy out to people’s lives – and the other is information technology. If these two things can be combined together, the world would be a completely different place


Celebrating Open Technology Roundtables @ Every Youthful City's most exciting moment of 2010s. We welcome ideas on how to do this. In October 2011 associates of Grameen Solutions and BankaBillion are plioting a technology roundtable at the same time as Washington DC's most joyful youth celebration - Yunus testifying on how youth empowering economics works to create jobs to US congress

For Yunus a roundtable is great if new tech partnerships are signed in ways that advance solutions to millennium goals especially in his nation of Bangladesh.

For our expected host location - French Embassy DC, success depends on linking in to why leaders and youth across France have over the last 7 years helped make Yunus the most joyful economist of our generation (indeed France innovated the 3rd stage of the 100000+ hub economy with Yunus). For Results members whose work with congress got two thirds of congress to issue the inviation to Yunus - working out how this roundtable can help the world microcreditsummit near Madid in Nov 2011 is important.

For yunus earliest technology partners like GrameenIntel and Kysushu Tech Lab recognition for what they have collaboratively started is key. For regional potential partners like MIT we want to make the event joyous as well as productive to explore

For the one or two individuals who do the most background work for youthandyunus in inviting technology's most youth empowering partners, we need some way of making a living from documenting the process for future replication or sharing the case study wherever other technology advances depend on meetings' open spaces.

2011.4 For the greatest citizen portals already helping youth and yunus hub, every way we can popularise their network's flows matters ... portals we recommend celebrating include danonecommunities singforhope  


2011.9 What do you believe purpose of a country'e education curriculum leads up to? Entrepreneur networks and this leadership flow to support job creation, and investing in youth as a place's next generation. In 1843, The Economist as the entrepreneur's medium was founded around this second gaol as well as the more immediate one of ending hunger caused by corn laws.

However as of 2011, the most expensive educational curriucula in the world - the MBA are now sponsored by macroeconomists and a scary breed of global professions whose sepculative power does the exact opposite of creating jobs and sustaining communities as family's and nature's growth spaces . Hence project 9 the Sustainability MBA and education for all ages.

Right now, we are trying to link together the few universities whose top curricula create jobs eg MIT with yunus partnering universirties (eg HEC, Kyushu) with other nations where leaders - eg India's Kalam - are encouraging youth to tear up any curriculum at any age that is not sustainable. We are also interested in peer to peer movements that re-educate each other such as

We also invite parents ,youth and communities to help explore and celebrate three value multiplying aims:

  • far less examination far more empowerment of youth questioning and social action teamwork
  • adam smith's call to end monoply of universities to award qualifications 
  • reranking league tables of business schools until those that are destroying the most jobs come bottom

Hi-level education isnt help majority of youth in any nation as this Ken Robinson video clarifies

Historican note : our old web came to be tangential pause while the war of goodwill versus badwill world futures spins round yunus.


Green & Other Social Business Stockmarkets

As of 2011 stockmarkets are deeply flawed in terms of sustainability investments

1 "Norman Macrae 1972" The global financial systems will meltdown in 2010s unless we fix the problem -stockmarkets are not just about funding corporations, they mobiise intergeneration savings of society and the compound impacts of built to last aneeded to advance any generation's most exciting goals 

2 investments in carbon and nuclear have been over-bidegeted and investments in green underbudgeted for decades- nowhere is a greater opportunity to recify this than Japan and its need to lead green SB stockmarkets

2011.7 BankaBillion - 10 times lower cost banking - in terms of transactional recodre - is now ;possible - this ought to mobilise the greatest entrepreneurial stimulus of all time - which partnership cluster is going to lead bankabillion

 2011.6 Trillion Dollar Auditing Since 1995 every media and innovation lab that I have particpated in has come up with the same conclusion - our children will not be sustainable if professions permit the world's largest organisations to externalise the greatst risk tgheir sector knows most about. The way to deal with this is to make risk audits public at the scetor level of every trillion dollar market

When Keynes general system theory concluded that increasingly only economics rules the world, it is simple to deduce that democracy itself has no reality unless it can serve the public in preventing externalisation

 2011.5 Ignoring the need for energy with a zero footprint is just one of the investments that the top-down world has misdirected for a third of century. Oter critical sectors that are more economical community up than tiop down are education, banking, healthcare- what do we need to do to constitutions. professions and media so that the future conversations of sustainability are never again censored



 2011.4 Because Yunus is youth's number 1 economist its also absolutely critical to map say the (50) leaders around the world who most want to partner resources with Yunus and identify commonalities between projects each leader most wants to help youth and yunus with. Invitations to collaborate around these projects should be at most one click away from whatever is the internet's most favourite homepage, 2011.3 Where royal families exist they should encorage youth and public media to celebrate every leader who pledges to end externalsiation. Who Cares Deepest Who in nations without mature royal families may be the make or break constitutional chalenge of the networking age. Creativity is needed to identify how to turn inactive assets and dormant accounts into social business loans creating work for youth matched to most heroic gaiols youth vote for. For example, every developed nation in Europe at risk of collapsing within the Euro has dormant assets that are far greater than its debt if we all help look. 
 Only multi-win models are worth the future of youth - stories of solidarity, goodwill multiplication, transparency mapping and sustainabiliyu's exponentials   
Danone Riboud          
DanoneCFaber Team          
Faivre-THEC SMBA          
HEC SB Chair –co-sponsor Schneider          
Credit Agricole          
Duchy Luxembourg          
- President Rousseff , Bula           
Mexico Carlos Slim          
NikeF & Buffett Family GirlEffect          
Grameen America Bank For Unbanked          
Potentially Jeff Skoll          
Possibly Clintons & Obama  Congress          
Monica Yunus          
REST WORLD          
China Jack ma          
BASF CEO Germany          
Otto Founder Germany          
Ingrid Munro Kenya          
Kyushu Grameen Tech Lab          
(Emperor Japan)          
(Queen Sofia Spain)          
(Prince Charles UK)          
....Gandhiji’s vision for sustainability

"Independence begins at the bottom... A society must be built in which every village has to be self sustained and capable of managing its own affairs... It will be a free and voluntary play of mutual forces... In this structure composed of innumerable villages, there will be ever widening, never ascending circles. Life will not be a pyramid with the apex sustained by the bottom. But it will be an oceanic circle whose center will be the individual. Therefore the outermost circumference will not wield power to crush the inner circle but will give strength to all within and derive its own strength from it.”
- Mahatma Gandhi


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 questions welcomed DC bureau- usa 301 881 1655



A)  3 reasons why Nobel Dr Yunus spends 75% of his time living in a suitcase:


1) 18-25 year olds as where yes we can community/micro magic will stand or fall

2) fundraising not necessarily for grameen but places that next need a real micro most

3) Engaging leaders of the most resourced organisations in ideas of what a partnership with a world’s poorest grassroots network could invent to reveal that sector’s most critical sustainability responsibility


B) 5 Collaboration games that took third of a century for Bangladeshi networks to design

-roughly signed off in attached -


C) 7 most wondrous microsummits –what are the 7 most audacious goals linked to all vital areas of community sustainability and ending poverty we can aim for by 2015




Help us edit micro’s 10 best newslines during first 15 days of yes we can inauguration

1 day 15 yunus & bernanke meet-  discussion includes changes to law needed before every american has a right to a bank account let alone a safe one

2 day 15: yunus debriefs IMF on discussion with bernanke and other good news of microcredit networkers

3 day 6 200 staff at jp morgan and 200 members of public hear best news of decade announced by microcredit summit- pride of storytelling is given to kenya ’s jamii bora mobilisation of youth microcredit from africa ’s biggest slum to rural grassroots

4 day 7 jamii bora’s leader Ingrid Munro briefs world bank that yes microcredit can end poverty of the very poorest

5 day 14 over 100 MIT alumni and friends including member of MA’s legislature and various schools across the state celebrate first year of adopting malawi microcredit; in a parallel meeting yunus debriefs harvard faculty;  Boston’s convenor of collaboration 10000 (marriah star) uniquely attends both events

6 day 15 : 1200 people at GWU (the university where obama’s yes we can slogan first came to fame) hears of yunus exploits with bernanke and IMF; in the audience 48 youth micro-club across dc universities (led by alex simon) and an alumni group from Yunus alma mater van der bilt; "people ask me why did the village bank start Grameen America's first branch in the rich city of new york, I say where better to demonstrate the need for and sustainability of banking for the unbanked's 99% repayment rates

7 day 11 to 13; for the first time in 25 years self-congratulation of what a good globalisation we are spinning by the world’s most expensive CEO disappeara; lone among optimistic voices is yunus reminding folk that crisis is also a perfect time to change the system

8 day 8 – two new york youth (rachel and alexis) meet dr yunus and the idea emerges to start the race to catalogue 1000 social businesses out of one web- review deadline agreed with dr yunus end of june

9 day 15 yunus signs his innovation collaboration curriculum inviting 18-25 year olds to fill it up with peer to peer modules before professors or other macro elders know its been assembled; mostofa’s briefing at last summers Bali microcredit summit to register 5000 youth who want to transfer bangladesh micro knowledge around the world begins in earnest

10 day1 election of president whose mother pioneered microcredit in indonesia and whose consituency as a congressman and community builders of s chicago is where america’s leading microcredit shorebank hubs out of
all good news to micro's credit,
any errors solely mine (

.Miracle on 21st Street - Breaking News February 4


21st st DC =  GWU 1500 person auditorium- In the first 15 minutes of dr yunus talk today in DC we were treated to breaking news
today he met bernanke and explained what's wrong with the legal system that must be changed before community banking can thrive at 10 times lower cost across usa
he met the IMF -presumably listening after hearing he'd just talked to bernanke
alex took nearly 50 dc undergraduates to hear yunus; hopefully I have got a cheap video that I will put up tomorrow
i also got dr yunus to sign a peer to peer collaboration mba prospectus- see attached
I thought I had done this in glasgow at end of november but the booklet launching this has been stuck in Dhaka for 4 weeks since dr yunus left on his world tour
I will see mostofa on sunday in london and ask if he can fix this by phone or if I have to go to dhaka to clarify this
at the same time we will fix the youth debrief dialogue day at end of june with yunus
I am not confident this day will work well unless at least 3 (but preferably 4) of alex, alexis, rachel and lauren are there. I can find the travel/hotel costs from my father's microeconomics foundation but understand you have to choose how your configure your summer dfaries
let's see how to question each other on this; I actually love instant chat if we can get everyone there at same time
chris macrae
301 881 1655
Best for world brand 
Beyond the home page, much of our web "Rumors of What's Possible" is password locked. All we want to do is:-
spread the most positive news of humanity but we need to know whose missions in life sees what stories as most positive- start with them, and once a story is fun or fashionable share it with 10000 youth and then worldwide
rsvp  washington DC bureau tel 301 881 1655 - if you feel you know how to help peers action one of the 25 best news stiries for humanity  of 2009 -deadline for being in our 10000 dvd print run is end august 2008 but you can still host 500 youth good news and action club in you want to connect your city with Yunus10000 (project status pilot approved in Dhaka July 2008)
Here is some news from some of our sister webs
Hive 1 Project Q&A - JFH's world service stories -usatoday WSJ
Guest Quote on MICRO - the meaning of micro is test out a work idea with smallest resources, replicate what works with bigger resources-  purposefully sustain communities as exponentially rising -adapted from conversation with the microplanet's remarkable Peter Ryan (microloanfoundation, "small change, big changes")
planet's most urgent debates -click a pic to join in
Type 1: Short Videos that appeal instantly to curiosity and humanity
Video  1.1 Tough Question From 9 Year Old
 purp1b.jpgType 2: Videos which those who network around Dr Yunus may find valuable to watch with friends and debate
Video 2.1 : Economics Joy of Social Business in Development Sectors
-Learn from & with Everywhere

Breaking News Summer 008: The people's Photosynthesis Bubbles theatre on London's SouthBank and the Queen Elizabeth Hall is not now going to happen. This is after nearly 2 years of citizen networks preparations and the wish to see photosynthesis exhibits demontrate how a carbon negative world is possible. In due course, we will publish an inquest on why this celebration was blocked but meanwhile we are planning something that may be even more fun a 1000-person network premier of the film used by to show that they are creating 100000 green jobs by 2012, that any sunshine state can join in capitalising sustainability's exponentials, and that carbon negative rural economies are already developing the whole planet for early details phone Washington DC bureau of tel usa 301 881 1655


whatreal.jpgwe wish for every person actioning and connecting a better world to have a press row seat's access to Dr Yunus- our core 08 project is videomaking with yunus. Our videos come in two types: short stories- useful for introducing friends who may not know that there are community solutions out there for every global sustainability crisis if we shared interlocal knowhow; deeper conversations if you want to understand more about the people who have dedicated their lives to innovating sustainability solutions 

Udpate for Rumors and Planet Dhaka after July 008 visit to Mirpur's and Nobel Committees Opening of Future Capitalism Museum's race to End Poverty with yuNus

we were given the extraordinary privilege to make 7 hours of video interviews of 9 of Grameen's leaders of their 25000 person community service network, and 150 worldwide partnering to date

can we make 2 minutes of teasing silent picture footage from the animated dialogue of the rac luncheon in february when Dr Yunus met 30 londoners in saint james (GB's greatest world service to humanity is what?)  and roll over it a caption that slowly tells the story of updating the 25 year hunt for 30000 community rising projects starting from the confluence of 2 people's experiences in Bangladesh :my dad's bangladesh economics beginning 1943 ;muhammad yunus bangladesh economics beginning 1939? better mix in branding jingle terms if we could identify one universally unforgetable theme tune for those youtube community-rising videos composed of pictrures, role-over commentary and music) I quite urgently need a video which I can post out to shareholders of The Economist as part of my dad's 3rd annual survey on : which of you actually want to use economics to exponentially sustain the world. This could also fit with launching Tony's blog on the free market of ending poverty at the network of people aiming to change the world's sustainability through microworld knowledge exchanges with Dhaka

can we improve on messages on why youth are so critical to what happens next in the world, and improve the dialogue methods they have access to -help us improve collaboration cafe's message


Post to 3 extremely well networked women


back in 1984 dad forecast that human sustainability would depend on a nobel laureate broadcasting to billions in a way that internetworked a search for at least 30000 community up projects- he did this from intuition drawn from his interviews with hundreds of national leaders and microentreprenurial knowledge of where macroeconomics had spiralled wrongly for 40 years since joining The Economist in 1950 after previously learning economics in Bangladesh from Indian corerspondence course whlst waiting as a teenager to navigate airplanes in world war 2

Can you help us with our search for collaborative and sustainable entrepreneurial franchises that can rock the world, as well as the system correcting maths that would value goodwill multplication more than quarterly extraction of money

1 microcredit
2 solar in the village
3 free university
(4 will be pop goes the digital divides when universal records launches thegreenchildren hopefully in time for a happy new year, aka as the womens united theme song "you can hear me now")

we are trying to explore what peer to peer free unis are about and how they can be a channel accelerating replication of every community up entrepreneurs most open youth work at uni2.0 group 

as far as system correcting maths goes, as yet I only know of one book that open sources this and one country whose alumni connections have enough deeply human interest stories to web this  

July update:  

  • video 1 the best time for FC's 21st century win-win-win citizens to start questioning banking is age 9!
  • video 2 : True or False - 100,000 green jobs for youth and a carbon negative rural economy -its exponentially possible within 5 years
  • video 3 : when future capitalists unite world knowhow to serve the poorest of the poor, sustainable social business models prove that the cost to market to the poor may be 10 times less (eg eyecare) to 1000 times less (eg water: Grameen Veolia)  than to rich city folk

july 2007 : five of us -sofia our chief heart, tav our chief tech wiz, mark our videomaker, mostofa our local guide around Grameen and Bangladesh, and chris whose clan's intergeneration mission questions whose economics is it anyway?  - spent a week in dhaka- granted extraordinary permission by dr yunus to pilot project: what 25 youtube style videos would youth most enjoy debating in 2009? which 10000 youth of 2009 will make most debating and action use of a dvd of these?

ideas welcome on social action london 2 or any city's 1

norman macrae deputy editor The Economist 50s to 80s-  Bangladesh 1943 : student of economics

dvd concept of top 30 2-minute stimuli for collaboration debates uniting humanity by ending poverty:
-decision on whether we are ready to cut a first top 30 dvd will be made in dhaka during first 2 weeks of July after a week of filming stories of local Bangladeshi heroines to complement worldwide stories collected over the year- related workspace webs include futuresunited  journalistsforhumanity and futurecapitalism - if you can help rsvp washington dc bureau of usa 301 881 1655

Dear A&R&M

Do you have some undergrad peers or students in New York and Boston area you could try out this speech of Future Capitalism's First 5 months on. I (with Mostofa and Mark in Dhaka) can try to get the most inspired question to this speech asked so that Dr Yunus makes a 2 minute youtube reply to it. Whether that will be practical in the next 4 weeks I cant promise. It seems to me that absolute prime audience for social actions teamworking is undergraduates while they have 3 years to network together not when they are graduating. It costs under $50 a year to put up webs like so I would be delighted to sponsor one each in an identity you choose such as YunusNYU or Harvardforpoverty or MFIClubsUSA or LehmanUN - at minimum all we would need to put up as content is the speech and the questions it stimulates among your networks.

I realize that R&As are very loyal to ASA. Its my understanding that Future Capitalism is the combined 30 years-in-the-making knowledge of how to design organizations of 100,000+ community public service workers of Bangladesh and their 25+ million female entrepreneur clients. Social Business model 2.0 is where this really gets interesting but it needs youth around the world to demand this in several easy steps not one quantum leap. As with all Rumors of What's Possible  , maybe I am wrong about the urgency of this network experiment, in which case the faults mine alone , lets fail me/it fast and get on to next FC game. Best, chris macrae us 301 881 1655

============================ 142nd MIT Commencement address, by Muhammad Yunus, June 6.2008 .

Good Morning: It as a very special privilege for me to speak at the commencement ceremony of this prestigious institution. What a wonderful feeling to be here today. To be with all of you, some of the brightest minds in the world, right at a moment when you decide the path you will embark on in life. You represent the future of the world. The choices that you will make for yourself will decide the fate of mankind. This is how it has always been. Sometimes we are aware of it, most of the time we are not. I hope you'll remain aware of it and make an effort to be remembered not simply as a creative generation but as a socially-conscious creative generation. Try it.

I had no idea whether my life would someday be relevant to anyone else's. But in the mid-seventies, out of frustration with the terrible economic situation in Bangladesh I decided to see if I could make myself useful to one poor person a day in the village next door to the university campus where I was teaching. I found myself in an unfamiliar situation. Out of necessity I had to find a way out. Since I did not have a road-map, I had to fall back on my basic instinct to do that. At any moment I could have withdrawn myself from my unknown path, but I did not. I stubbornly went on to find my own way. Luckily, at the end, I found it. That was microcredit and Grameen Bank. Now, in hindsight, I can joke about it. When people ask me, "How did you figure out all the rules and procedures that is now known as Grameen system ?" My answer is : "That was very simple and easy. Whenever I needed a rule or a procedure in our work, I just looked at the conventional banks to see what they do in a similar situation. Once I learned what they did, I just did the opposite. That's how I got our rules. Conventional banks go to the rich, we go to the poor; their rule is -- "the more you have, the more you get." So our rule became -- "the less you have higher attention you get. If you have nothing, you get the highest priority." They ask for collateral, we abandoned it, as if we had never heard of it. They need lawyers in their business, we don't. No lawyer is involved in any of our loan transactions. They are owned by the rich, ours is owned by the poorest, the poorest women to boot. I can go on adding more to this list to show how Grameen does things quite the opposite way.

Was it really a systematic policy æ to do it the opposite way ? No, it wasn't. But that's how it turned out ultimately, because our objective was different. I had not even noticed it until a senior banker admonished me by saying : Dr. Yunus, you are trying to put the banking system upside down." I quickly agreed with him. I said : "Yes, because the banking system is standing on its head." I could not miss seeing the ruthlessness of moneylenders in the village. First I lent the money to replace the loan-sharks. Then I went to the local bank to request them to lend money to the poor. They refused. After months of deadlock I persuaded them by offering myself as a guarantor. This is how microcredit was born in 1976. Today Grameen Bank lends money to 7.5 million borrowers, 97 per cent women. They own the bank. The bank has lent out over $ 7.0 billion in Bangladesh over the years. Globally 130 million poor families receive microcredit. Even then banks have not changed much. They do not mind writing off a trillion dollars in a sub-prime crisis, but they still stay away from lending US $ 100 to a poor woman despite the fact such loans have near 100 per cent repayment record globally. While focusing on microcredit we saw the need for other types of interventions to help the rural population, in general, and the poor, in particular. We tried our interventions in the health sector, information technology, renewable energy and on several other fronts. Since we worked with poor women, health issue quickly drew our attention. We introduced health insurance. We succeeded in developing an effective healthcare program based on health insurance, but have not been able to expand this program because of non-availability of doctors. Doctors are reluctant to stay in the villages. (It has become such a big bottleneck that we have now decided to set up a medical college to produce doctors.) Under the program a villager pays about US $ 2.00 a year as health insurance premium, to get health coverage for the entire family. Financially it is sustainable.

I became a strong believer in the power of information technology to change the lives of the poor people. This encouraged me to create a cell-phone company called Grameen Phone. We brought phones to the villages of Bangladesh and gave loans to the poor women to buy themselves cell-phones to sell their service and make money. It became an instant success. Seventy percent of the population of Bangladesh do not have access to electricity. We wanted to address this issue by introducing solar home system in the villages. We created a separate company called Grameen Shakti, or Grameen Energy. It became a very successful company in popularising solar home system, bio-gas, and environment-friendly cooking stoves. It has already reached 155,000 homes with solar home systems, and aims to reach one million homes by 2012. As we started creating a series of companies around renewable energy, information technology, textile, agriculture, livestock, education, health, finance etc, I was wondering why conventional businesses do not see business the way we see it. They have different goals than ours.

We design our businesses one way, they design theirs in another way. Conventional businesses are based on the theoretical framework provided by the designers of capitalist economic system. In this framework 'business' has to be a profit-maximizing entity. The more aggressively a business pursues it, the better the system functions æ we are told. The bigger the profit, the more successful the business is; the more happy investors are. In my work it never occurred to me that I should maximize profit. All my struggle was to take each of my enterprises to a level where it could at least be self-sustaining. I defined the mission of my businesses in a different way than that of the traditional businesses. As I was doing it, obviously I was violating the basic tenet of capitalist system æ profit maximization. Since I was engaged in finding my own solution to reach the mission of my business, I was not looking at any existing road maps. My only concern was to see if my path was taking me where I wanted to go. When it worked I felt very happy. I know maximization of profit makes people happy. I don't maximize profit, but my businesses are a great source of my happiness. If you had done what I have done you would be very happy too! I am convinced that profit maximization is not the only source of happiness in business. 'Business' has been interpreted too narrowly in the existing framework of capitalism. This interpretation is based on the assumption that a human being is a single dimensional being. His business-related happiness is related to the size of the profit he makes. He is presented as a robot-like money-making machine. But we all know that real-life human beings are multi-dimensional beings æ not uni-dimensional like the theory assumes. For a real-life human being money-making is a means, not an end. But for the businessman in the existing theory money-making is both a means and also an end. This narrow interpretation has done us great damage. All business people around the world have been imitating this one-dimensional theoretical businessman as precisely as they can to make sure they get the most from the capitalist system. If you are a businessman you have to wear profit-maximizing glasses all the time. As a result, only thing you see in the world are the profit enhancing opportunities. Important problems that we face in the world cannot be addressed because profit-maximizing eyes cannot see them. We can easily reformulate the concept of a businessman to bring him closer to a real human being.

In order to take into account the multi-dimensionality of real human being we may assume that there are two distinct sources of happiness in the business world æ 1) maximizing profit, and 2) achieving some pre-defined social objective. Since there are clear conflicts between the two objectives, the business world will have to be made up of two different kinds of businesses --1) profit-maximizing business, and 2) social business. Specific type of happiness will come from the specific type of business. Then an investor will have two choices æ he can invest in one or in both. My guess is most people will invest in both in various proportions. This means people will use two sets of eye-glassesæ profit-maximizing glasses, and social business glasses. This will bring a big change in the world. Profit maximizing businessmen will be amazed to see how different the world looks once they take off the profit-maximizing glasses and wear the social business glasses. By looking at the world from two different perspectives business decision-makers will be able to decide better, act better, and these decisions and actions will lead to a dramatically better world.
While I was wondering whether the idea of social business would make any sense to the corporate world I had an opportunity to talk to the chairman of Danone Group Mr. Franck Riboud about this subject. It made perfect sense to him right away. Together we created Grameen Danone company as a social business in Bangladesh. This company produces yogurt fortified with micro-nutrients which are missing in the mal-nourished children of Bangladesh. Because it is a social business, Grameen and Danone, will never take any dividend out of the company beyond recouping the initial investment. Bottom line for the company is to see how many children overcome their nutrition deficiency each year. Next initiative came from Credit Agricole of France. We created Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation to provide financial support to microfinance organizations and social businesses. We created a small water company to provide good quality drinking water in a cluster of villages of Bangladesh. This is a joint venture with Veolia, a leading water company in the world. Bangladesh has terrible drinking water problem. In a large part of Bangladesh tubewell water is highly arsenic contaminated, surface water is polluted. This social business water company will be a prototype for supplying safe drinking water in a sustainable and affordable way to people who are faced with water crisis. Once it is perfected, it can be replicated in other villages, within Bangladesh and outside. We have already established an eye-care hospital specializing in cataract operation, with a capacity to undertake 10,000 operations per year. This is a joint venture social business with the Green Children Foundation created by two singers in their early twenties, Tom and Milla, from England and Norway. We have signed a joint-venture agreement with Intel Corporation, to create a social business company called Grameen-Intel to bring information technology-based services to the poor in healthcare, marketing, education and remittances. We also signed a social business joint venture agreement with Saudi German Hospital Group to set up a series of hospitals in Bangladesh. Many more companies from around the world are showing interest in such social business joint ventures. A leading shoe company wants to create a social business to make sure that nobody goes without shoes. One leading pharmaceutical company wishes to set up a joint venture social business company to produce nutritional supplements appropriate for Bangladeshi pregnant mothers and young women, at the cheapest possible price. We are also in discussion to launch a social business company to produce chemically treated mosquito-nets to protect people in Bangladesh and Africa from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. Your generation can bring a breakthrough in changing the course of the world.

You can be the socially-conscious creative generation that the world is waiting for. You can bring your creativity to design brilliant social businesses to overcome poverty, disease, environmental degradation, food crisis, depletion of non-renewable resources, etc. Each one of you is capable of changing the world. To make a start all that each one of you has to do is to design a business plan for a social business. Each prototype of a social business can be a cute little business. But if it works out, the whole world can be changed by replicating it in thousands of locations. Prototype development is the key. In designing a prototype all we need is a socially-oriented creative mind. That could be each one of you. No matter what you do in your life, make it a point to design or be involved with at least one social business to address one problem that depresses you the most. If you have the design and the money, go ahead and put it into action.

If you have the design but no money, contact your dean -- he will find the money. I never heard that MIT has problem in finding money when it has a hot idea in its hand. MIT can even create a social business development fund in anticipation of your requests.

I can tell you very emphatically that in terms of human capability there is no difference between a poor person and a very privileged person. All human beings are packed with unlimited potential. Poor people are no exception to this rule. But the world around them never gave them the opportunity to know that each of them is carrying a wonderful gift in them. The gift remains unknown and unwrapped. Our challenge is to help the poor unwrap their gift. Poverty is not created by the poor. It is created by the system. Poverty is an artificial imposition on people. Once you fall outside the system, it works against you. It makes it very difficult to return to the system. How do we change this? Where do we begin ? Three basic interventions will make a big difference in the existing system : a) broadening the concept of business by including "social business" into the framework of market place, b) creating inclusive financial and healthcare services which can reach out to every person on the planet, c) designing appropriate information technology devices, and services for the bottom-most people and making them easily available to them. Your generation has the opportunity to make a break with the past and create a beautiful new world.

We see the ever-growing problems created by the individual-centered aggressively accumulative economy. If we let it proceed without serious modifications, we may soon reach the point of no return. Among other things, this type of economy has placed our planet under serious threat through climatic distortions. Single-minded pursuit of profit has made us forget that this planet is our home; that we are supposed to make it safe and beautiful, not make it more unliveable everyday by promoting a life-style which ignores all warnings of safety. At this point let me give you the good news. No matter how daunting the problems look, don't get brow beaten by their size. Big problems are most often just an aggregation of tiny problems. Get to the smallest component of the problem. Then it becomes an innocent bite-size problem, and you can have all the fun dealing with it. You'll be thrilled to see in how many ways you can crack it. You can tame it or make it disappear by various social and economic actions, including social business. Pick out the action which looks most efficient in the given circumstances. Tackling big problems does not always have to be through giant actions, or global initiatives or big businesses. It can start as a tiny little action. If you shape it the right way, it can grow into a global action in no time. Even the biggest problem can be cracked by a small well-designed intervention. That's where you and your creativity come in. These interventions can be so small that each one of you can crack these problems right from your garage. If you have a friend or two to work with you, it is all the more better. It can be fun too.

You are born in the age of ideas. Ideas are something an MIT graduate, I am sure, will not run out of. The question I am raising now -- what use you want to make of them ? Make money by selling or using your ideas ? Or change the world with your ideas? Or do both ? It is upto you to decide. There are two clear tasks in front of you -- 1) to end poverty in the world once for all, and 2) to set the world in the right path to undo all the damage we have done to the environment by our ignorance and selfishness. Time is right. Your initiatives can produce big results, even lead you to achieving these goals. Then yours will be the most successful generation in human history. You will take your grand-children to the poverty museums with tremendous pride that your generation had finally made it happen. Congratulations, for being part of a generation which has exciting possibilities, and advance congratulations to you all for your future successes in creating a new world where everyone on this planet can stand tall as a human being. Thank you.

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The idea would be to put Dr Yunus latest' s 2 minute youtube with the Prime Minister on as number 1 feature ; backed up with all the footage you have collected to date (and the footage of the Bagladesh grassroots organisation behind the brand and its heroines over 30 years) so that any SMBA group -or PM's tea party - can start doing the editing of the content whichever way they want to dialogue around it cheers chris macrae

Transcript of The Prime Minister and Muhammad Yunus,
speaking from Number 10 Downing Street,
London April 21  

Scene 1 Greetings
Prime Minister Gordon Brown: Hello How are you, what a pleasure
Muhammad Yunus: It’s a pleasure for me
PM : It’s good to see you (They Shake Hands)

Scene 2 Muhammad Yunus Introduces himself to camera from heart of 10 Downing Street
I am Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh with Grameen bank. We lend money to extremely poor people for income generating activities. I am suggesting that Africa needs a lot of microfinance programs – tiny loans 30 dollar, 45 dollar 100 dollar – and paid back in weekly installments. It doesn’t need any collateral. It doesn’t need any lawyers into it but the repayment rate is very high: 98% or 99%. Microfinance is very important because it allows people to bring out their own initiative, bring out their own capability. And they can move on their own speed to cerate income, to get out of poverty. And people in Africa are very enterprising people, particularly women. Microfinance focuses on women. Today in Bangladesh within Grameen Bank we have 7.5 million borrowers a- 97% of them women. The Prime Minister is very much aware of it; very supportative of it. So we will discuss how to make it happen in Africa

Scene 3 PM and Dr Yunus relaxing round a cup of tea
PM There is so much goodwill to the work you have been doing, and it is so important

Scene 4 After tea: Muhammad Yunus denouement
At the same time, we will be discussing another concept – the social business : business to do good to people - (show copy of Dr Yunus new bestselling book Creating a World Without Poverty- Social Business, The Future of Capitalism ). This is business where you aim at the social objectives, not for making money for yourself. You cover your cost, make profit but the profit doesn’t go to investors or outsiders but stays with the company to achieve the goal that you set out to help achieve or lead.

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There are pieces of celebrating humanity's jigsaw up to 2008 that are well documented - about the Muhammad Yunus and 7 million women's lifelong commitment to ending poverty. He has inspired many to visit Bangladesh's and start to see best for the world grassroots organisations led such as  30000 employee strong 30+ years end-poverty system maps of Grameen, BRAC, (you tell us . Increasingly crowds of New Yorkers from 9 and up believe he offers the simplest business school curriculum to lend your brain to.

futcap1.jpgHi My New Years resolution week in Dhaka at the start of 2008 ended with my suggestion to Dr Yunus that I focus on Rumors of What's Possible.

Across the World Class Brands Network which readers of my book strated in 1990, I dont mind being a stalking horse for: what si capitalisms' or economics' truth and nonsense? - as long as the debate includes all sides especially community-up that western global's mass media gives no real voice to. Unlike dad, I have never studied classical economics but as mathematician I can simply map what sustainability probabilities compound forward from goodwill and badwill systems depending on how embedded conflicts are, and how much image-making is taking over from purposeful reality-making

Report from New York April 008: Peter, Rachel - Do either of you have James' address the guy out of Cornell now working for new york city - I find there are various yunus & MFI relevant institutes at Cornell and would like to see if he knows of them - Cornell is precisely the kind of place Dr Yunus would come and talk if they offered him some long term exchange of reputations and experiences. There is also the second round of his book launch in USA that goes after major seats of academia though I dont know when that is thanks again for wonderful evening and 3 hours of debate on deep communities' chances of surviving the globalization we design in the next 5 years -its good to see that New York has at least 20 people who get microeconomics' sustainability investment maps even if one is a repentant Bear Stearns (repentant is good, when you think what peter and I have seen inside coopers & lybrand in 80s and 90s); its also amazing to hear that other Bangladesh grassroots networks are following grameen's example and setting up foundations in america 

Next time we meet : one  more topic  for our roundtable : . Yunus' next community-up maps buimdling on his 68 years as Win-Win-Win exploere in chief connect microhealth, micro-edu, microagri, microgov, micro consumer branded goods. I believe that if we are to get back to sustainability world, Bangladesh's knowledge will have probably done more than any other place to put us back on track; actually I have nearly got my father to write an article of Bangladesh, this decade's exponential up exemplar of japan in 1960. ASK FOR COPY: If you feel this draft of the article will cheer any banglasedhi friends on, feel free to relay it
cheers chris macrae us 301 881 1655  projects to dream for  Yunus mindsets changing transcript and other emerging london booktour feb15 stories:  
ps I have bcc the following cos I dont know who in london wants to jump into our new york conversations at the deep end of my fools economics. 7 people who attended the RAC luncheon of Yunus and my dad: Tony Manwaring of , Robert Knowles of , rebecca harding of world entrepreneur summits  , alan mitchell co-author of goodwill versus badwill sustainability exponential maps, and Lesley, Tav and Darlene and Modjtaba who deeply practice or field research south africa community, ICT revolutions, ethics in microcredit and Gandhi East versus West Modernity; also Frank Dixon, Isabel Maxwell , Mike Kiernan in USA who I dont know well enough to bury in a round of emails, and over in bangladesh Kazi Islam who is planting a few changes in internet world that will test whether internet for the poor is even more entrepreneurial revolutionary than banking for the poor

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 was controversially awarded in Oslo to a "banker for the poor" in once basket case Bangladesh. Since the microcredit system pioneered by this Doctor Muhammad Yunus really has raised record millions of Bangladeshi women from the world’s direst poverty, Yunus was greeted on his recent visit to London largely by the misunderstanding Left. But as an octogenarian Thatcherite, I also had lunch with him and thrill fully to his stated aim to "harness the powers of the free market to solve the problems of poverty", and his brave belief that he can "do exactly that". This apparent appearance of a viable system of banking for the poor has important implications we had better start by examining how microcredit almost accidentally came about.

 During Bangladeshi’s terrible famine year of 1974, Dr Yunus ( who had attained his doctorate in economics in a fairly free market American university) was back at his 1940 birthplace of Chittagong, Professor of Economics at the university there. He took a field party of his students to one of the famine threatened villages. They analysed that all 42 of the village’s small businesses (tiny farm plots and retail market stalls) was indeed going bust unless they could borrow a ridiculously tiny total $27 on reasonable terms. First thought was to give the $27 as charity. But Yunus lectured that a social business dollar that had to be paid back from careful use in an income generating activity, was much more effective than a charity dollar which might be used only once and frittered away. All of those first 42 loans were fully repaid, and lent back, and after 9 years further experiments Yunus in 1983 founded his Grameen (which means Village) Bank. Its priority was to make loans that were desperately needed by the poor instead of the usual banking priority to make the safest loans to the rich who could provide collateral against what they happened to want to borrow.

In the next 23 years, Grameen provided $6 billion of loans to poor people with an astonishing 99% repayment rate. In 2006, it had seven million borrowing customers, 97% of them women (who tend to be the poorer sex in rural Islamic societies) in 73000 villages of Bangladesh. Microcredit had by then reached 80% of Bangladeshi’s poorest rural families and over half of Grameen’s own borrowers had risen above the absolute poverty line. When a Grameen bank manager goes to a new village, he has entrepreneurially to search for poor but viable borrowers . He earns a star if he achieves 100% repayment of loans, and another star if he attains achievement of the 16 guarantees that all customers are asked to pledge, ranging from intensive vegetable growing through attendance of all children at school, to abolition of dowries. A branch with five stars would often transfer to ownership by the poor women themselves. A branch with no stars would be in danger of closing, so borrowers tend to rally round with suggestions, such as which unreliable repayers to exclude.

An early income generator was the profession of telephone ladies. They borrowed enough to buy a cheap mobile phone from a Grameen subsidiary. They would draw fees for phoning to see if more profitable prices for crops were available in a neighbouring village, and from anybody who wanted to hire the phone to contact the outside world. This is a job that could only become important in a microcredit setting; the owner of a mobile phone in richer suburbia would not find many customers to hire her set. Village garment-makers were soon exporting clothes to far countries which made free trade by the importing countries important. One special desire of Yunus was to improve the nutrition of poor children in the villages of Bangladesh, and he formed a social business with the large French food multinational called Danone. Grameen-Danone test marketed to find what sorts of fortified yogurt Bangladeshi children would like. Although Danone at first wanted large plants with refrigerated systems, Grameen won the debate to make then small plants who bought local milk and very cheap local distributors who knew which families had children who might buy the cheap yogurt fresh. Danone had to agree not to pay any dividend from the sales of the yogurt in Bangladesh so as to keep the price cheap at a few US cents per cup, but its $1 million investment remains returnable and it has learnt a lot about sales of a new product in poor countries.

 Will such Social Businesses spread as far as Yunus hopes? I doubt this. Great leaps like Microsoft’s invention of good software are often made by small but initially hugely profit making small businesses. But it is easy to see a Grameen-Microsoft social business providing software suitable for poor countries where even adults are often illiterate. My view is that the Grameen experiment may prove to be most important for what might be called its macroeconomic impact. When more formal banking for the rich is intermittently in crisis, this may be happening now. In this 2008, conventional bankers to the rich have trotted in panic behind the American giants who grossly mislent on subprime mortgages, and then sold these loans on in "securitised", and exploding and even "derivitavised" packages to weaker funds and banks who have frantically tried to disguise from their shareholders and from themselves how unmarketable and worthless some of these assets are. If all bank statements in early 2008 had been utterly and appallingly honest, runs by depositors out of them could already have accelerated out of control. Such banking crises are likely to recur before and after next January when a new American president takes office. To judge from the protectionist economic nonsense at least two of the three candidates have talked in the primaries, a tyro president would be quite liable to bumble such a crisis into an even a 1929-1933 type of world slump. Britons should remember that our prime minister in 1929 was our last previous dire right wing Labour Scot, and that he had to coalesce in 1931 with a Baldwin who was as deaf as today’s Cameron to why it is better to widen budget deficits in a slump.

A lesson in how to run village businesses and not to handle bank crises comes also from Japan. When I wrote my first book on Japan’s economy nearly 50 years ago, Japan had about two dozen lightly taxed exporting multinationals who bought their components marvellously cheaply. The car factories bought their ball bearings from tiny village firms, and the banks attached to Toyota etc kept on lending even when some peasant’s first bearings did not past muster but gradually propelled him to work with or under a brighter neighbouring peasant whose products did. That seemed inefficient to American experts and in the early 1960’s I had a translated debate on Tokyo television with an American who said that such slack banking would ruin the country. I rejoiced as Japan then quintupled its living standards in the next twenty years and its banks became temporarily the most powerful and prosperous in the world. The crash came when in the late 1980s American business schools convinced Japanese factories that components must be bought just-in-time. The big banks turned to financing suppliers who could do this (which were not those striving to be cheapest). Banks lent mainly to new firms who could provide collateral which meant to richer ones. Once they were lending mainly to the rich they blew up such a bubble that the nearest golf course to Tokyo was said to have a greater land value than the whole state of California. When this bubble burst, all the banks had bad debts, which the government helped them to hide so Japanese living standards stop rising fast since circa 1989. This is the threat to the whole rich world today.

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Macraes' 2008 Diary: Special Events
6 January Dhaka: After the most astonishing days of my business life, in which I heard how DR Yunus and team have a 3 year plan to connect up the half of the world the internet has never served, a relatively easy feat after connecting up the half of the world that banking has never served, my last 5 minutes with Dr Y were spent presenting my commitment to an initiative- Rumors of What's Possible  ... After transforming worldwide banking and the internet which of the 98 other biggest markets do womens networks need to micro-entrepreneurially revolutionise. Lets YUnUS 1000 SMBAs in each city spread the rumors -the communal wishes to celebrate humanity - until they become brand realities. Future Capitalism has never been so interesting around this whole planet of ours.

time to celebrate by opening
YUnUS:  perfect your system and open source it with people who come to benchmark how it works - eg about 15 years of Grameen Dialogues:

You and others write up  books on the most empowering and productive system found on the

People 1 2 3 help you form the most practical global summit network ever designed -it helps remove 100 million people frommpoverty over 7 years

Suddenly all fame breaks loose - you win the Nobel prize- and now 50 times more peole read your book. And you find that people love you to come and talk to them all over the world. There is nobody in business - let alone banking - that is trusted from the grassroots up and cross-culturally as much as you. You have accidentally become a 21st C Business Gandhian.

So you write up a book that generalises the maps you used in banking for the poor so that it could start to be applied in any other global market as well as planted by the young in teams doing community services which everyone apart from the mage-makers at the top of the world is applauding. Your methods are open source; the audiences you meet love your personal stories; but the EMP (Educators, Media-men and Professions) studiously ignore you. As Gandhi found they did when he first discovered Stand-Up-for-Whole-Truth 101 years ago

So how do you who can spare 5 top people while 30000 get on with their grassroots service duties network to 6.5 billion people.

Something like this is a question that Dr Yunus started asking at the end of 2007. We visited him in the fisrt week to listen. One idea - very small - ROWP Rumors Of What's Possible

What positive gossip about your wishes for human sustainability can we plant around the world. How can citizens and youth keep on surrounding those who command EMP?

Most of the web pages beyond this home introduction are being transmitted bimonthly Dr Yunus. If you want to see a particular one, ask us. We have password protected them not because they say anything top secret, but we don't have feedback on them as a whole; we are not claiming they are more than one citizen concept of how 5 people and 6.5 million can enteract in each other's participant productions. Indeed mail us at if you have another idea on how to address this ultimate collaboration challenge of our generation, and if we cock it up of the humanity's last few gens.

Can infrastructure projects be more sustainably run as social businesses? Will a new SMBA be the proof of this pudding as well as the answer to Sir Nick Stern's exponential disaster problems? For nearly 2 decades the implementation of privitization projects has been systematically the exact reverse of the benefits for humanity my dad used to argue for in The Economist. Are Bangladesh's BRAC, Grameen and other grassroots models the respectable face of privitisation?

If you have comments on the success or Grameen Mobile or the wish in Dr Yunus book for Cox's Bazaar -we'll publish 20-liners here as long as they are curious to read - mail

Week 1 2008 Draft – Mail if you have ideas for WP & ROWP

Rumors Of What's Possible (ROWP)-  Opportunity for win-win-win Global Social Business Partnering

*Yunus invites world leading sectors CEOs to partner him in Base of Pyramid Projects. Leadership team being headhunted so Yunus & Dhaka are epicentre of win-win-win Global

*Each Social Business partnership sustains extraordinary consequence of Bangladesh Rising whilst demonstrating replicable benchmark for developing Nations Rising everywhere

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*Fast nutritional yogurt marketed at 5 cents as nutritional solution to diets of world’s poorest children

*Each sustainable franchise is locally owned and produced in rural communities


Seed Yunus Pop Group as benchmark of responsible pop music sector.

Profits from TheGreenChildren test out benchmark BOP franchises in Bangladesh 

Example: first projected funded Eye Care hospital replicating India’s Aravind model of 10 times more efficient surgery in giving sight back to poor people


Challenge silicon valley to benchmark BOP application of internet to knowledge services for poor rural

Example: Bangladesh aims to launch 10000 solutions telecentres – each branch being locally sustainable as a social business within 3 months


??Could London & New York Stock Exchanges partner Yunus in forming Social Business stockmarket?

??Could world’s people vote for Grameen bank to have earned right as first responsible bank empowered to start credit chains?


*Develop Cox’s Bazaar as world class port with similar exponentials up impact for whole region of national neighbours to Singapore 40 years ago.

*Structure this development project as a type 2 social business by dedicating ownership of port to Bangladesh’s poorest women not national government.

Your dream for a Global Market Sector responsibility partnership is:




Your City’s Sector with good global market leverage –and its RWIP is




A city that is epicentre of a world citizen network: sector with most win-win-win global leverage




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Keep Fit Exercises - no not in the Gym! but of the mindset

1 Maps: When & Why do People kill each other, civilisations, species over maps?
Think treasure maps. Think wild west rushs to gold, property, lawyers- how unfair these are in lands where 99% is desert or only support nomadi communities, and 1% is oil or other african gold. The English Empire made a law- still technically on some accountants and other professonal high priests books which made up their monopoly rules from the same imperialism roots - that 10% of children are born illegal (at nomadic families). Globalisation today is being governed round lose-lose-lose maps- tangible accounting (search unseen wealth research begun 2000 Brookings Economics, Georgetown Law School -epicentre Margaret Blair now at Yunus Alma mater Vanderbilt)  spreadsheets numbers and investment into things, but requires people to be booked as costs. In consequence departmental empires developed boxed-in workers looking after themselves not flowing information. The last time NASA lost a challenger, the post mortem mapped 50 different cases of gung-ho people not being able to flow vital info beyond their box.  We've then been treated to a 5 year and order of magnitude more tragic replay of this with the boxed in US GI in Iraq. PLease feel that I try like you to love ordinary people and our whole planet: Iraqi and soldier's families but not those whose systems govern with boxes and look down from a high so that they never learn from life-critical messes they make on the ground. Cross-Culturally, every would be president should spend a few days in an Italian town San Gimignano - please: we dont need to relay history's high rise mistakes of where not to govern mapmaking from over and over - do we?

Trust maps are as valuable as their depth of local detail, and so contextual and communal zero-conflict flows they empower to exchange the most vital info across borders, compounding core truths into the future. Wherever lose-lose-lose global reigns, Q&A can help you see how the biggest organisational systems have never seen even one family of maps that multiply contextual truth, empower passionate service and communal pride. 

Map Mindset Breakthrough
 Let's collaborate around open sourcing a new set of www win-win-win maps. Tell us if you find a more transparent set of maps, but trust me as a maths guy these maps of YUnUS are sufficient unless you can prove otherwise:

YUNUS THREE-IN-ONE Hi-Trust SYSTEMS MAPPING: The Social ABC of Future Capitalism

1 Social Action is a triangle game (3 people relationship team over one year, interacting relentlessly around one agreed human or communal value sustaining goal) – good for youth to start up their life's first project teamwork around since triangle is the smallest subsystem of productive and demanding human relationship mapping

2 Social Business, which is an organisation system model integrating  all communal coordinates of productive and demanding human relationships, except speculative owners who have been removed. Consequently compound purpose ownership sustains value multiplication around deep context through system maps tuning into service celebrating the whole of humanity and planet

3 Future Capitalism where the genius and goodwill of a social business molecule gravitates the best of both worlds: a 30000 person global down system and a 30000 grassroots up one – eg grameen.


. - asks people to nominate -their country's city's or network's proudest project maps that are mathematically compatible with the social ABC frameworks 1 2 of Muhammad Yunus explores the future capitalism movements led by eg Muhammad Yunus, Bill Gates ...