|...||supercity=space where 25 million people are dependent on each other's progress, ever more so as the exponential challenges of the sdgs connect all our children - as is the nation in terms of the city playing a role no other city can as are international partners who design win-win trades-|
supercity mainly invented by asian alumni of deming after world war 2 accelerating in smart design through each 100 fold increase in analytical capability promised by alumni of gordon moore-
tokyo (see smithian notes since 1962 economistjapan.com) seoul being first 2 examples as were nation superports like hong kong and singapore (the superport is smaller constrained by space and at least originally not co-responsible for a huge continental landspace-unfortunately the west does not have many supercity models - contenders like new york and london have lost urgent opportunities to benchmark smart was to respond to threats like today's virus as well as understanding that all supercities face the same AI challenges - eg transforming to green =lets hope the 6 western g7 leaders come to their senses - with the virus there was so much to learn with all asian supercities
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By 1945 USA had saved the (old) world (3 subcontinents (Asia, Africa, Europe) in one land mass together with 270 dgeree arc of islands from UK to Japan) from wars and trading monopolies ruled by mainly 8 empires:
2 islands UK and Japan
2 continental roofs : Canada and Russia
3 West Euro Empires : France Italy & Germany.- the dollar economy replaced the pound economy. How might an economy uniting nations be integrated from mother earth's diversity?
A teenager Fazle Abed went from the region east of Kolkata (ie far east of british raj) to complete a 200th year review of futures of markets and engines started at Glasgow Uni 1760 by Adam Smith and James Watt. In nov 2020 cop26 glasgow offers 260th exponential update of the futures of hi-trust markets and hi-tech. While Sir Fazle's death december 2019 menas he will not be at cop26, his legacy brac university triangularises: south asia (Bangladesh), East Euro (vienna) N. America (Bard College NY state) OSUN- a coalition of universities inviting all graduates to become the sgd generation. OSUN represents a cumulative invetsment of 34 billion dollars in youth by george soros, who awarded Fazle Abed the 20th Open Society Laureate in 2013 and whose other guides to the 2/3 people who are Asian include Jim Kim.
The 20 something Fazle Abed spent the 1960s studying economics from the viewpoint of royal dutch shell before spending the rest of his life 50 years on womens villager economics -in the 1970s the focus of bangladesh and chienese vilage women was community health (eg china's barefoot doctors, UNICEF's James Grant support of brac , and Borlaug inspired rice science- once 100000 village mothers had started microfranchise businesses in bangladesh brac also designed financial services economics around their needs. Girls rural keynesianism emerged as one of the 4 great transformational possibilities for the human race's post industrial revolution to an age where thing consumption becomes a minor economy to that of how action learning multiplies value through networks racing to build every community as a thriving space for the next child to be born in. The other 3 transformational opporunities for humanity:
deming quality engineering infastructures and microelectoronics which japan became epicentre of
von neumanns digital computing which started on US east coast with von neumann's legacy passed on to yale and MIT, moved to west coast round moores law, and then to the far east initially in the quality manufacturing (while software remain coded in the 26 character english alphabet before being adapted to 4000 character based oriental minds
-satellite and space races actually started by Russia but which kennedy turned 1960s into the greatest goal 10000 american youth have ever been valued to network round - land on moon.
If the world had issued future of livelihood mapping at the same time as satellites beamed down pictires of mother earth - these pictures needed to be integrate into the 0G 1970s before racing throu 1G oding decade 2G value chain ecommerce, 3G mobule connectivity decade, 4G big gps data local conequence decade and now 2020s humans AI-5g_Iot convergence with siustainabiulity goals
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3 of history's most interesting teenage explorers of new universities -1880s gandhi 1950s singh and abed
GANDHI FROM ALUMNI OF THE MOST GLOBAL PERSON OF HIS GENERATION TO ...
The teenage Gandhi didn't see anything worth life time studies in mumbai so he crowdfunded from his family to go to london (then centre of empire) to qualify as a barrister at bar of london. It was quite a future shock for everyone involved -eg gandhi was dismayed how many students of ruling the empire seemed to be drunk by the time. Gandhi spent his relaxation time forming a cross-cultural consciousness student network of every foreign student in london who didnt partake of alcohol. This was one of 7 accidents that was to make him the most worldwide networked person of his era -at least across the continents of asia where most people lived, africa and europe. Much later Gandhi was to perfect interacting with the quakers. They are one of the most peaceful revolutionary ovemnts. They invite the most powerful people to speak to a circle of them with one house rule. Once the speaker has spoken anyone in the circle is free to ask one and only one question. This reverses the usual question time - where there is a battle to be one of the few questioners. In the quakers format question first has no advanatage,. The circle literally quakes to see who will be the ice bfreaket with the high and mighty speaker. May eastern conscious group formats minimise verbal interactions anyway- somehow quaker and consiousness quitely took london by stomrn in the 1920s. This was one of 2 reasons why london gave away itgs empire so quicky. The other was the nation was too broke afyer world war 2 to try and oppose a fifth of teh worlds peoples demands. Yet the duasvdnatge of this was the hnadoer was hasty. The lawyer who darfyed version 0 of the legalese of india's indpeeence and gandhi had both expected the whole contient to be one united states of india. At le last moment west pakiatans aga khan family's stamped on mountbaten food and demanded a partitioning - so one fofth of peop,ke ended up with india and west pakitan as a new empire ruling over east pakistan
BACK TO ACCIDENTS OF GANDGI GLOBAL CELEBRITY
the second and third accidents occurred when he returned to bombay (now called mumbai) to find himself overqualified- those with big legal cases wanted a british bar of london barrister. GOING VIRAL Gandhi started writing about community challenges for a local newspaper. He would also pay street boys to sample copies of his writings. meanwhile he was finally offered a stream of work by the indian diaspora in south africa- before taking up this position- one of his articles had been sent by reuters from mumbai to london- the brits started spying on how was it that a young indian was linking across the empire on deeply social issues but with the legal power of a barrister
Although mush of gandhi's work only served to slightly delay apartheid becoming south afric a's legal system it wasnt until 1906 whyen he himself ws thrown out of a train for having the wrong colered skin to travel firsy class that gandhi hasd his aha moment - the law of london was spiralling poverty among his kinsfolk- not just in south africa but back home in india. Gandhi had a plan- aim to design a to0tally new livelihood-based education system before confronting lawyers with demnds for independence.
4th accident Over the next 20 years ganhi commuted between bombay, durban and london- the ships he took started to becoem a floating university with a few weeks of courses mediated by MG. On one of hos stopvers in london world war 1 broke lout. Gandhi wasnt able to sail for several months- so as a pacofist he joined tghe war effor by serving in london's red cross. Community health sevrices were to become a core curriculum in gandhi's education for all grades. He formed ashram which were vilage cooperatives where whole failies lived and both worked and learned togethr on food security and other rural developments including hme made textiles.
5th accident a centrepiece of ganhi's last vist to lonodn was a so-called roundtabe in 1925 at the quakers house auditorium opposite eueton station - one of the only affirdbale space where over 1000 people can meet. By this time people from all over europe were coming to listen to an asian who was declaring this ws his last visit to tghe capital and stgart of his peacefujl disobedience caapigns back in india. Surprisingly a row started with the suffragettes claiming gandhi was too chauvinistc - if he was going to free the fifth of the world who came form India- how would he include women. It is rumored that this is how maria motessori was matched up with him - both the most innovative educatgi9r of her age and a woman who dared launch a new form of schooling all acrosd Indian villages. When it comes to total educational reforme- Gandhi may not qui9te have scaled a new university but with mari he changed primary education especially in rural area
6th gandhi ivented tabloid publicity stunts with serious messages. British Law monolpoised the making of salt. So Gandhi organses a march from the rural ares to the coast where his comrades started to boil sea water to make saly cruistals. They were besten over the head by british troops supported by salts monoply law. My maternal bradfather - choef justice of mumbai- spent 20 yeras judging Gandhi befio9rfe gradad last job writing up the lealese of india's independemce.
7 so it was the father of india independence became his half century's most fsamous man across the half hempisher of the old world- and just at that peak was assasinated.
In the 1950s Manmohan Singh went to cor[us christo cambrisgde to stidy with Keynes (died 1946) favorite tutirs. His thesis how to design national economies aso as to compound no underclasses inside the nation or acrfoss borders to neighbouring nations. Singh appeared at indika's inflecyion point in the mid 1990s - tgeh fkirst tgime india effectively came out tfo world markets. He may not have been able to reform Indi's bureaucracy much but he was there at indioa's liftoff as a worfld trader- and while there many nevver be a new university of manmohan singh its his worfld trade alumni that give the fifth of people who come from india a leap into the 21st C
Also in te 1950s Fazle Abed came from what by then was caleld East Pakistan (ie what had been the most eastrely coastgal area of India under Britanmis) to Glasgow Uiversoty t studny the future of shpo enginnering. In one sense Glasgow U was a good choinc as since the 1760 it has been the origin of alumni of moral markets as well as the future of engines.Aned spent teh 1960s becoming an accountgant. In teh 2020s any university that is not connected withy brac parters cant really claim to be freeing its stduents ti dio the most ulta solutions of any of thye 17 sdgs- if you dint have the truts of the veryb poorest quarter billion of vilage women you cant expect to so sustainability goals for the bottom billion of even the boot half of the world.
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The year 2011 has been a difficult year for all of us:’
People in Bangladesh with Grameen Bank and Grameen companies have had to suffer through a lot; and also the people outside: the friends of Grameen suffered a lot. I am happy we have got through all this keeping the spirit of Grameen in tact, and I am very happy for the support we have received during this traumatic period within the country, outside the country, all the friends around the world. That kept us strong, kept us moving forward
Now we have entered 2012 – a beginning of new hope, a new start – we see how what this year brings to us . We are looking forward to a year of peace, of accomplishments, a year of lots of memories, achievements that we all can bring together
In 2011, we had problems beyond Grameen, The problem of microcredit: The press were very critical of microcredit in 2011. Lots of stories came, lots of accusations came; it became a global phenomenon as if microcredit is about to disappear, which luckily is not the case. We have explained to people what was the problem, it was a localized problem in India, not a general problem. Now things have subsided , microcrwdit can move ahead stronger than ever.
We have the problem in Europe of financial crisis, debt crisis, of the euro, of massive unemployment,. This has raised lost of issues about the structure of the economy, the ideas of what economic systems bring. We have found out that the ruling economic system created many, many problems that remain unresolved. So in 2012 we need to see where we go from here. 2011 has not been a good year as far as economies (people lives ) have been concerned in Europe, or North America
So we need to put things in perspective. Have we come to an end of one human civilization? That one built on a particular framework which we can now see that not only doesn’t solve problems, itself doesn’t function – it causes a crisis that is unmanageable . The present system has brought the problems of climate change, problems of poverty, problems of poor health – all the massive problems that we have been talking about.
So now the fundamental issues suggest this structure cannot remain in place. So 2012 has to address all these issues : can we end one civilisation and at same time start building a new one? What will be the building blocks of this new system? One of the building blocks we offer from our side which we have been doing for several years is the idea of expanding the capitalist structure. We have to put in the building block of social business – another kind of business – the obsession with money cannot just continue- we need to become conscious of the society, of other people in our individual lives which is missing in the present system. So that’s what we need to bring in very consciously in 2012 – the building block of Social Business. We have to make it recognisable, make it attractive, make it functioning all over the world – not just in 1 country or 2 countries – we should be working in at least 50 countries -taking root this year, so at least two or 3 social business are functioning. We have to move on from achievements of 2011 of Social Business to a 2012 level where it will be feasible, it will give hopes to people, it will excite the young generation, To the young people of the world : yes you don’t have to inherit a crumbling structure, we can build a new structure and this is within our means and capacity to do. That’s what we want to do, so 2012 will be the year for young people, for creativity , the year of social business .We have lots of actions lined up for 2012 –as far as Social Business is concerned. We need you to get involved in Social Business, each one of us can create Social Business by creating ideas, by bringing new designs for SB. Once we can put the design in place, we can go into actions. Today some structures are already emerging, and 2012 will give them more shape. So that they can be functioning.
Events that we have designed in past will continue in a stronger way. First of all in beginning year National University of Singapore organising SB forum for the region. We will bring people together right form the beginning of the year to see where we stand and what needs to be done. All of you are invited to come and join us in Singapore at end of February. So this is the first one we see on the agenda. The next one we see is in Japan in July – the social business forum Asia that is organised by Fuzhou University – a very important forum bring business leaders, youth across region and policy makers , academics to get together to see where we take social business in Asia. Then the global social business summit- the fourth summit (the 4th one) will be taking place in Vienna in first week of november. We look forward to seeing you there with lot of ideas, concrete ideas not just coming to listen- we will have a large display room to see what we can do for employment generation , addressing climate and environmental issue – many things we want to do. So all these thing will take positions, there are many initiatives coming from many countries. We are also looking forward to Social Business tours – first Social Business tour of Africa on millennium goals- and we would like this to extend to North Africa and Middle East and other regions. We want to connect concrete action plans across the countries we go to. – and connect young people and business ceos so that these contacts can start a whole series of Social Business all around of us. We want to make 2012 a memorable year for SB, really giving a big push in terms of thinking, actions, connecting new partners. In terms of exploring possibilities, We don’t want to get caught up in sad news, all the difficulties of economy, all the depressing thoughts of unemployment. We want to bring out the entrepreneurial ability of people rather than just waiting for getting a job. We will have to see who wants to be job seekers or job givers. Definitely Social Business opens up the possibility t many people can be job givers.
Two things we would like to focus on in 2012 from Social Business side
Emphasising participation of young people in large numbers in an active way.
We need to focus on priority areas job creation and entrepreneurial activity because unemployment has created crisis around young people everywhere, So this is a good time to see that unemployment can be overcome- we would like in the new civilisation we want to build, unemployment should be a word of the past. It should be banished . We see it as the very nature of people to keep themselves busy, keep themselves utilized- there is no reason why an active human creative human being should be unemployed and not able to exercise her or his own creativity through life.
Achieving the millennium development goals by 2015
Focusing on achieving the 8 goals, you can pick one of them or part of them and see concrete examples of creations of that. We will be bringing technology, creating new technology and creative power to address those problems. This is the beginning of a complete action so that we build up a massive solutions infrastructure.
So these are 2012 challenges to the world altogether . Keep in touch – we wish a fantastic year for all of us not just us in this conversation but the whole world. We cannot just go on the way it was , we have the power to change the world and we must do it, we must change the world, this is our task, and we will accomplish it by making 2012 the year we make the building block we are looking for, and we can present it to the whole world as social business. We wish you a happy new year and a very successful new year.
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Jim Kim got 30 religions and cultures to commit to peacefully uniting human race around end poverty - a special shoutout to south americans the host october 2015 out of peru of jim kim's opening of world bank year 2015-2016 -its about time the epicentre of POP (Preferential Option Poor), the major scaling epicentre of partners in ending tuberculosis and the world bank celebrated each other's social action networks
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here is yunus perspective and wishes to collaborate round healthcare from his book Building Social Business:
In many countries the rich pay for any healthcare they want, while the mass public service is inefficient, failing to reach people who need it most. The big empty space between the two can be filled by social business.
In Bangladesh Grameen Healthcare is prototyping health management centres in the villages that will keep healthy people healthy by concentrating on prevention and offering diagnostic and health check-up services, health insurance, educating in health practices and nutrition , and so on. GH seeks to take advantage of the near universal use of mobile phones an is working with leading manufacturers to design diagnostic equipment that can transmit images and data in real time to city-based health experts. Technologies amazing new efficiencies can drive cost of health care down so low at GH that the poorest village can be served while achieving the goal of economic self-sufficiency witch is at the heart of social business
Social Business can also play a role in improving the healthcare infrastructure. GH s already in the process of setting up nursing colleges top train girls from Grameen Bank families . Bangladesh has an enormous shortage of nursing professionals. There is no reason why vast numbers of girls should be sitting around in the villages while these attractive job opportunities go unfilled. Nursing colleges run as social businesses can bridge this void.
Many other segments of healthcare are appropriate for building successful social businesses : nutrition, water , energy, health insurance, health education and training, eye care, mother and child care, diagnostic services and so on.
Social Business is a way of putting the most powerful technologies to work. Our world is in possession of amazing technologies that are growing fast and more powerful every day. All this technology is owned and controlled by profit-making businesses. All they use this technology for is to make more money, because that is the shareholders mandate. Imagine what we can achieve if e use this same technology to solve the problems of the people!
Viewed more broadly, technology is simply a kind of vehicle. One can drive it to any desired destination. Since the present owners want to travel to the peaks of profit-making, technology takes them there. If somebody else decides to use the existing technology to end poverty, it will take the owner in that direction. If another owner wants to use it to end diseases, the technology will go there. The choice is ours. The only problem is that the present theoretical framework under which capitalism operates does not give this choice. The inclusion of social business creates this choice.
One more point to ponder: there is actually no need to choose. using technology for new purpose doesn’t make it less effective for serving a different purposes. Actually, it is the other way round. The more diverse uses we make of technology, the more powerful it gets. Using technology for solving social problems will not reduce its effectiveness for making money, but rather enhance it.
The owners of social business can direct the power of technology to solve the growing list of social and economic problems, and get quick results. And in the process. they will generate even more technological idea for future generations of scientists and engineers to develop. The world of social business will benefit not only the poor but all of humanity.
Once the concept of social business becomes widely known, creative people will come forward with attractive designs for social business. Young people will develop business pans to address the most difficult social problems through social business. The wonderful promise of social business makes it all the more important we redefine and broaden our present economic framework. We need a new way of thinking about economics that is mot prone t creating series of crosses; instead it should be capable of ending the crises once and for all. Now is the time for bold and creative thinking - we need to move fast, as the world is changing fast.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Glasgow Yunus Centre May visit to Prepare for July Microeconomics Yunus summit and congratulate world's 2nd social business professor
dear tav and sofia
as team members of the usmmer 2008 journey to Dhaka Yunus10000 dvd project -you are both invited to this deep action learning trip
6th may evening main with Dr Z to discuss july microeconomics summit with Muhammad Yunus - part 2 of the Royal Automobile Club theme that every once in a generation microeconomist need to unite to collaboratively overthrow macroeconomists, renew sustainability of community economy - however the 2010s is the world's most exciting decade beause this is the last call for microeconomist networking - previously it was only separate civilisations tht microeconomists crashed into and set back for many generatins, this time its the worldwide
7th may morning meeting to discss concept of Journal of Social Business; afternoon meting to discuss whetehr Glasgow caledobian would host the microeconomics archives on Norman macre due to lask of apparent interest of The Economist (subject to one more leter being sent round shareholders)
10th may celebrate with worlod's second socil business professor
my twice great grandfather hosted weekly job camps on the isle of arran in 1840s; will visiit during weekend; after banking fraud in 1700 the english took over scotland and by 1850 half of all jobs were lost- infamously english accountants were sent up to scottish landlords wth taxation schedules based on you make more profit quarterly with sheep than humans; I guess this was trivial stuff compared with the slavetrading industry english empire was spinning; poor scotland which in 1700 had led europe in investing in schools and youth become a backwater; this is why adam smith studied what he did, and why his alumni in france coined the word entrepreneur; (literally the "between take" they were celebrating was having cut off heads of royalty who were monopolising productive assets wht social economy will france develop) ;,more ... if you look back through history of economics as far back as adam smith you find that once in a generation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cquLPtZ3tkA microeconomists need to collaborate -and invent new media to free markets - to overthrow macroeconomiats; where they dont civiilsations fall or wars spread; the only difference in 2010s is if we cock up microeconomics networking all civlisation will globally fall simulltaneously; as yunus new book sys 2010s is truly the most exciting decade to network for the human race
I need to fnd some scottish bookclub leaders who can plug and ply with
Saturday, April 17, 2010
sam-daley harris of http://www.microcreditsummit.org/
Eric Meade vice president of Alvin Toffler Institute http://www.altfutures.com/
chris is alumni of inaugural global grameen summit nov 2009
Community Actvists: Beyond Wall Street"
GWU Alex http://www.mficonnect.com/
Melissa Carrier main academic sponsor of yunus booktalk May 2010 (Building Social Business) premier
Friday, April 16, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
there is a lot on peter drucker studying what french meant by entrepreneurship if you look; of course druckers system maps on knowledge worker are pivotal as they provide pathways to 50 times more productive knowledge working but only if tech is used to help humans crete jobs
my twice great grand-dad's main innovation was to negotiate small sustainbility gifts from those owning land so that rural scots families could emigrate to usa and start lives of entrepreneurship over there
will aim to tell story of job camps (ancient and modern) to glasgow caledonin yunus centre at 2 meetings may 5 nd 9; also in the isle of aran is my aunt who got an OBE for community building; arran is the kind of plce wher a 5000 pound start up fund might do a jamii bora for all the unemployed youth including those from the mainlnd which the ayr council now ships in to some sort of borstl it has built
of course most famously in 1843 another scot came down from hawick ; became an MP determined to boot out 90% of maps sponsored by landlords; founded The Economist with the wish that it be closed down once 2 system transformations had been achieved - repeal of the corn laws (which were achieved but not before irelanss's potato famine- a story mary robinson told at 2003 Glbal Reconciliation Netork meeting in London, at which I became its london branch newsleter editor - and start of 150 years of troubles between ireland and england); and repeal of capital pubnishment - it was james view that it was not civilised to kill off those youth who in big city slums resorting to crime - he would have loved jamii bora
also poor james took on economics reform of the English in india; 10 months into this project in calcutta he died prematurely - what would have saved him was knowledge of oral rehydration ( the cure for infnt diarrhea that scaled BRAC from disaster relief privatisation agency to regeneration privitisation agency )
on may 9: 2 hour meeting with world's 2nd social business professor - his remit is to show how microcredit and health in the community connect in galsgow and bangladesh; the expectations yunus has written up in book (as you can see ) are immense
on may 5 I will talk to the fundraising arm of glasgow caledonian to see if sir tom hunter still has money to sponsor job camps ; to see if Iceland's mgnus magnusson daughter at BBC radio is going to be an activist of book 2
during weekend there is also possibility to meet my (what do you call an uncle once removed) - he was a misisonary in africa all his life; its interesting to meet him as his son callum is a bbc war reporter and very social in north london; he tends to host monthly dinners of extremely socal activists; his wife works for channel 4 or 5
as often there are many relations to be bulit before and after ; will try to tell yunus sb professor the stories of modjtaba and paul komesaroff and ganesh (who yunus met in bomby in march -probably the greatest gandhian activist of end poverty mobilising rights of nomads)- in 2004 I open sourced the system exponentials white paper to 500 gandhians in delhi at the conference co-hosted by these three on the coming wars between goodwill and badwil networks;