Breaking news- 2 most valuable higher education searches- 1) what are www youth ambassadors for sdgs? what is AI for valuetrue market purpose?how'd you like to search WRJ blog by value chains eg vc1 money vc2 AI & human tech vc3 health vc4 arts and communities happy stuff including olympics vc5 girls safety vc6 education for livelihoods vc7 food as nutrition security & diversity vc8 infrastructure for win-win trade maps vc9 true media
breaking the last empire : americans need to vote now are they separate and superior speciesn OR are they like the rest of the 8 billion of us? new summer 2019 : drucker ::::60 years ago dad, norman macrae, started the first of 100 conversations on AI (Artificial Intelligence), He had just surveyed how Japan was rising (lifting potentially Asians everywhere out of colonial era poverty) round brilliant engineers (bullet trains, container superports , microelectronics, the most reliable engines in the world) - from tokyo he brought back a pocket calculator- what would schools and the world be like if everyone had one of these?

Within a few years the world was debating if tech helps man reach the moon is there any mission impossible on earth.
5G 2020s (4 3 2) 1 G 1970s
And Gordon Moore of Intel had just written a paper promising that microelectronic engineers would improve tech 100 fold every G decade to 2020s -that's a trillion fold more powerful microchips in 2030 than man raced to the moon with. So who's knowledge should teachers and everyone linkin to now if millennials are to be the first sustainability generations and THE UN 17 sdgs are to be celebrated as possible wherever the next girl is born. We welcome your nominations: here are a few examples back from the future of 2030 followed by an approximate chronological order. If in doubt as to whether we know your favorite WRJC please search this blog and mail us if we have left someone out

Monday, November 11, 2019


There are few islanders in the world since world war 2 that have done more to keep sustainable world trade going for all 8 billion people than the remarkable families of hong kong

whenever a place helps the rest of the world find its way its worth looking at the billionaire in the background - in this case the remarkably modest ka-shing

what did ka-shing do that you may not know about

1 he founded a university (CKGSB) with branches that keep truth going for stident networks mediated between such rival cities as new york and beijing

2 look at the university publications and you can see how much research has been going on to make sure china's digital currencies are hi-trust for everyone

3 look at the transparency ckgsb is helping hong kong bring to infrastructure banking - nb everybody outside usa (and maybe some inside) knows that humans need infrastructure banking to be mapped transparently- so why is there so much fame media rather than true mapping

Li Ka Shing Foundation

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Li Ka Shing Foundation
Li Ka Shing Foundation
Founded1980; 39 years ago
FounderLi Ka-shing
FocusEducation, healthcare
Area served
Global, China
MethodDonations and grants
The Li Ka Shing Foundation (李嘉誠基金會) is a Hong Kong-based charitable organization founded in 1980 by Hong Kong entrepreneur Li Ka-shing. It is the second largest private foundation led by a wealthy individual in the world, after Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[1]

The Third Son[edit]

Li Ka-shing considers the Li Ka Shing Foundation to be his "third son" and has pledged to donate one-third of his assets to support philanthropic projects. He has called for other Asian entrepreneurs to do the same, in the hope of altering the traditional notion of passing wealth through lineage.
The Li Ka Shing Foundation's story stretches back over three decades: Having grown up witness to suffering and illness, Li Ka-shing cultivated a compassion that set in motion the idea of establishing a charitable foundation.


Li Ka Shing Foundation supports projects that promote social progress through expanding access to quality education and medical services and research, encouraging cultural diversity and community involvement.
Every project and every donation stems from Li Ka-shing's belief in the inherent value of each human life, regardless of race, class, or circumstance. He has devoted himself to helping others overcome the educational and physical barriers preventing them from achieving their potential.

Three main focuses[edit]

  • Encourage giving to nurture a new culture of philanthropy in Asia
  • Support educational reform to create a paradigm shift that develops positive and sustainable change
  • Support medical research and services to create a healthier world

Major contribution[edit]

To date, Li Ka Shing Foundation has granted approximately HK$14.5 billion (US$1.86 billion) in charitable donations, approximately 90% in support of education reform initiatives and medical services in Greater China region.
Hong Kong:
  • Donation of HK$1 billion to Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong announced in 2005.
  • "Love HK Your Way!" campaign launched in 2010, granted over HK$300 million as of September 2013. Thousands of social institutions were involved serving more than 3.3 million people. Major projects include:
    • Love Ideas, Love HK (total 3 rounds)
    • “Heart of Gold” – Hong Kong Hospice Service Program (10 service centers established)
    • Love More
    • TrueBeam System donated to the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong & Prince of Wales Hospital
    • March of Social Engineers
  • Establishing Tsz Shan Monastery in 2013 to promote Buddhism.
Mainland China:
  • HK$6 billion were donated for the development of Shantou University as of 2012. The university was established in 1981 and is the only public university funded by a private foundation (Li Ka Shing Foundation) in China.
  • Initiated Hospice Service by Shantou Medical College in 1997 and extended to nationwide in 2002. To date, 32 Hospice Service centers are established.
  • In 2002, the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business was established to educate new generation of entrepreneur leaders.
  • In 2008, Project New Life for cleft lip and palate surgeries started.
  • In 2009, Pediatric Hernia Rehabilitation Program in Western China started.
  • In 2010, Project Define – Rural women development was run to enhance women's leadership.
  • In 2012, Love Ideas – Women's Project Guangdong started.
  • Supported the establishment of Institute of Virology of University of Alberta in Canada in 2009.
  • Established the Center for Learning of Stanford University in the US in 2008.
  • Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences of UC Berkeley in the US opened in 2011.
  • Oxford University "Big Data" Conference was established in 2013.
  • In 2013, sponsored US$130 million to create The Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology with the cooperation between Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Shantou University. The new institute aims to bring a new era of research and innovation in science, engineering, and life science in China.
  • In 2013, granted a C$6.6 million donation for student and faculty exchanges between McGill University and Shantou University in China.[2]
  • Offered a grant of $2 million to University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to advance precision medicine and create a partnership between UCSF and Shantou University, also in 2013.[3]
  • In 2015, renewed support for Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC) with a US$1.86 million grant for education and healthcare in 2015.[4]
  • Donated total HK$27.6 million to the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures in 2016.
  • Donated  US$3 million for cancer research & precision oncology to the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) in 2017.[5]
  • Established The Li Ka Shing Foundation Lord Sandberg Memorial Scholarship for Hong Kong students in memory of Lord Michael Sandberg of Passfield in King's College London (United Kingdom).[6]


  1. ^ "Gates and Li Ka Shing Top List of Big Foundations Created by Wealthy People".
  2. ^ "Building bridges across the Pacific"Channels. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine"UC San Francisco. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Li Ka Shing Foundation renews support for Yale Stem Cell Center"YaleNews. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "US$3m for precision oncology - GetSTEM" Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Li Ka Shing Foundation Lord Sandberg Memorial Scholarship 2019-20 | King's College London" Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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3 islanders (hk sigapore taiwan) who sustained the post colonial world - Ka-Shing Lee Kuan Yew

History shows that however accidentally two islands (Britain and Japan) had the most negative impacts on trapping most of the world's peoples (Asians) in poverty during the colonial era 1500s -1945) .This era of empires mapping the world for their own extraction began in the 1500s when northern europeans first realised they could reach asian coastal belts by circumnavigating africa. Things really accelerated from late 18th century when Britain's invention of engineering kicked in

kennedy von neumann and deming

Never in the field of human futures have 10000 young brains been valued more than when jf kennedy assigned them one goal land on the moon

this raises the question

what if there had been time & space to celebrate that by 1960s the japanese had become world class at physical, civil and mathematical engineering just as the door opened to americans becoming better at cultural and mental engineering

von neumann out of princeton had spent hos last 10 years of life on the most productive decade of any single human being ever

  • fathering and open sourcing the programmable computer,
  • in his final post to yale explainking how the developent of coding as a universal language to marry in with human languages would be the defijing cultural fut5itre shock of uniting nations or bordering off walls-
  • Economiclaly and socially all of this clould have been  the western silver lining to half a century of world wars but over in the east something equally magical was rising- the japanese tutored by american deming had leapt forward in quality physical engineering , innovated tools for maths such as the pocket calculator , redesigned trading infrastructures round bullet trains and container ports, established the foundations needed for microelectronics quality and started new win-win world trade "supply chain" patterning across the fra eastern belt road initially with islands such as taiwan hong kong singapore as well as the southern peninsular of korea- this mattered because 6 out of 10 humans are asian and because when England empired over the first century of the industrial revolution it trapped colonies in poverty instead of schooling everywhere in being engineers

by 1964 at intel santa clara japanese orders for silicon chips caused
gordon moo0re to be at the networking epicentre of inventing programable chips and the promise to multiply 100 fold the power of this tech dynmaic every decade to the 2020s

if only the best of both worlds could have been mediated at the tokyo olympics 1964 which it was between britain and japan but due to the assassination of kennedy a year earlier america did not join in cooperatively the way the 1960s as moon race decade lit6 up worldwide imagination that no truly human mission would be impossible

Friday, November 1, 2019

schwarzman what it takes live book club nov 2019

the first schwarzman college opened in tsinghua china and is discaussed in his book what it takes- ghyere are some deatuls of 2nd schwarzman colege at MIT whi9ch will specialise in AI; the 3rd in oxfo0rd specialises in ethoncs


The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing aims to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the ubiquity of computing — across industries and academic disciplines — perhaps most notably illustrated by the rise of artificial intelligence.
Announced in October 2018, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing represents a $1.1 billion commitment by MIT, enabled by a $350 million gift from Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of global asset manager Blackstone. Both in business and through his extensive philanthropy, Mr. Schwarzman focuses on providing transformative solutions to global-scale problems.
MIT senior Sarah Wooders
Scheduled to begin operations in September 2019 and to complete construction of a new building on the MIT campus in 2022, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will:
  • Reorient MIT to not only deliver the latest advances in computer science and AI but also discover the power of computing in every field of study on campus, while ensuring that the future of computing is shaped by insights from other disciplines.
  • Create 50 new faculty positions located both within the College and jointly with other academic departments across MIT.
  • Provide a structure for collaborative education, research, and innovation in computing across all of MIT’s schools.
  • Educate students in every discipline to be “bilingual,” so they can responsibly use and develop computing technologies to help make a better world.
  • Transform education and research in societal, public policy, and ethical considerations relevant to computing.
The founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is both a big leap into the future — and a natural next step for an institution that has been at the forefront of computing and AI from the start. The College will enable MIT to emerge as a global leader in the responsible and ethical evolution of technologies that are poised to transform society. In a geopolitical environment constantly being reframed by technology, the College will also play a significant role in ensuring national competitiveness and security.


The creation of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is motivated by major trends both inside and outside of MIT.  
Within the Institute, the numbers of students declaring majors and choosing classes in computer science have reached historic highs. And newly created joint majors between computer science and other fields, including biology and economics, are also proving popular. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will enable the creation of new and innovative educational programs, and produce creative computational thinkers and doers with the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good — leaders who will offer the world new technological possibilities grounded in human values. 
Similarly, in fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and linguistics to anthropology and the arts — there are burgeoning opportunities for current and future research to benefit from advanced computational knowledge and capabilities. The College aims to empower researchers to lead in such research in computer science, AI, and across a broad range of disciplines. Their discoveries will leave an indelible imprint on education, the environment, ethics, design, finance, health, music, manufacturing, policy, security, transportation, and more.
At the same time, computing and AI are increasingly woven into every part of the global economy, and the digital portion of the economy has been growing much faster than the whole.
Building on these trends, the College will strengthen computing studies and research across MIT’s many areas of excellence, and in turn shape the direction of computing research and education through insights from these fields.


In February, MIT announced the appointment of Dan Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88, as the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing’s inaugural dean. A seasoned builder and leader of new academic entities, most recently Cornell Tech in New York City, Huttenlocher will assume his new post this summer.


The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is still in its startup phase, and much remains to be determined about its structure and organization. (See below, and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Task Force website).
However, certain academic departments, educational programs, and research operations at MIT have already been identified as future components of the College. These include:
As plans for the College evolve and the College itself matures, we expect this list will change. The College will also maintain active links with related initiatives across MIT such as the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, which focuses on the science and engineering of intelligence, and the Operations Research Center, which applies analytical methods such as optimization, statistics, machine learning, and probability to improve decision making in areas from health care to transportation and manufacturing.

what it takes part 2 of book discussion

the full title of the schwarzman book -what it takes - lessons in pursuit of excellence worried me- excellence in usa has often meant one standardised best way -top down

- fortunately schwarzman clarifies: 
"when i see an unique opportunity i go for it with everything i have"
the full para on page 8
"for me the greatest rewards in life have come from creating something new, unexpected and impactful. I am constantly in pursuit of excellence. When people ask me how i succeed my basic answer is always the same. I see an opportunity, i go for  it with everything i have"

i hope you feel its worth adding a student-voice context- earlier this week i was asking amitav at american university what was the difference between american U in Dc and schwarzman scholars.
He said
today in america uni lawyers/bureaucrats stop any international exchange - they are afraid  of suits if there are any accidents to student abroad- with schwarzman scholars if they have an idea the student just goes round the world to develop it

amitav also explained; at american university students are exhausted, in debt, never have time to create, prep for next exam

please note this university year amitav is in residence in beijing: tsinghua schwarzman for the month of february - thats the best time to see how this year long alumni co-creation network delivers entrepreneurial experiential learning as well as a worldwide class whose alumni status is more than any individual university (if you have ever been to mit you will know there is a square mile walk at university gate of future businesses of every tech sort under the sun); at tsinghua its 9 square miles of entrepreneur hubs including AI avenue- kai-fu lee (previously at google) explained how xi jinping sent an engineer to him for help on pilotining ai avenue- its now replicated at every major tech university in china- the west wont demand graduates apply AI to sdgs- asians linked in with spaces like tsinghua and schwarzman partners will

a twitter version of this book club is @globalgrameen/aschwarzman on Twitter

previously part 1

On Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 00:00 christopher macrae, <> wrote:
if you would like to join in just hit reply button
all the best, chris dc +1 240 316 8157
i am just trying to learn, all errors are mine alone- chris correspondent whatsapp/we chat broadway global

In contrast, Amitav is one of the leaders of the global affairs curriculum of schwarzman scholars

page 7
Schwarzman Societal Ventures and Chairs
Chairman JF Kennedy Center Performing Arts DC
Establishing college to make MIT first AI-enabled university in the world

Defining initiative at Oxford to redefine studies of the humanities for the 21st Century

Establishing a one-year graduate fellowship program hubbed out of China (Tsinghua) – Schwarzman Scholars 21st C version of Rhodes Scholars- we see China not as an elective course for future generations, but as a core curriculum

Student and cultural center at Yale

Schwarzman: My privilege to support with more than a billion dollars transformational projects whose impact will far exceed their financial value and long outlive me
-recommended parallel book Ezra Vogel - China and Japan Facing History

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


bloomberg alumni visits world first of 50 5G cities
Mukesh Ambani
Chairman, Reliance Industries

Nandan Nilekani
Chairman, Infosys Limited

Raghuram Rajan
Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India; Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth

Ian Bremmer

President and Founder
Eurasia Group

china on-track


president,CEO of Mastercard
co-founder The Cyber Readiness Institute, 
VC the International Chamber of Commerce 
founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, 
member U.S.-India CEO Forum 
Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. 
;co-chair of the Partnership for New York City.
Awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016. 
board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College 
the board of governors of the American Red Cross. 
Prior to Mastercard, Mr. Banga was chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific

Martin LauPresident, Tencent ===Close

Aliko DangotePresident and Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited

Founding Partner


Strive MasiyiwaFounder and Executive Chairman, Econet Group

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al JaberMinister of State, UAE===
Neil Shen
Steward, Sequoia Capital;

United Arab Emirates; 

Bill GatesCo-Chair,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Advisory Board Member

Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, The Republic of Singapore

Natarajan ChandrasekaranExecutive Chairman, Tata Sons



FP Euisun ChungHyundai Motor Group
created a value chain based on automobiles,
steel, and construction and includes logistics,
finance, IT, and services. Under Chung,
actively transitioning from a car manufacturer
to a smart mobility provider.
nov's big event beijing
leadership partners:

china: Martin Lau Tencent, Jack Ma, Jean Liu Didi, YU Liang Vanke, neil shen
india  Ambani .. natarajan chandrasekaran tata ; Nilekani, Rajan
Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam
USA Bremmer ; Ajay Banga ; Bill Gates Condolleza Rice
Korea: Euisun Chung Hyundai
Africa: Dangote, Strive Masiyiwa
UAE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber

Mike Bloomberg gathered 44 mayors, 100 chief innovation officers, and other government officials to explore challenges facing global urban centers. 
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October 30, 2019

Mike Bloomberg Gathers City Leaders to Build More Vibrant Cities

Mike Bloomberg joined city leaders from around the world at CityLab, the preeminent summit on global cities organized by The Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Now in its seventh year, the 2019 event in Washington, D.C. brought together 44 mayors, 100 chief innovation officers, and other government officials to explore challenges facing global urban centers through a series of panel discussions, keynotes, workshops, and field trips. Leaders in local government, arts and culture, business, and technology shared ways in which cities are integrating innovative approaches to tackle these challenges and improve the lives of residents -- and how they can learn from one another.

Learn more about CityLab here
Mike Bloomberg joined CBS News 'Face the Nation' moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss cities as catalysts for change, climate action, gun safety, impeachment, and the 2020 Presidential race at CityLab. Watch the interview here.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches Asphalt Art Initiative, Providing Cities With How-To Guidance & Grants to Transform Streets and Public Spaces with Artwork

A large-scale mural by artist Brad Carney transforms The Oval+, a pop-up summer park in a parking lot in Philadelphia. Credit: Steve Weinik 
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the launch of the Asphalt Art Initiative, which will assist cities looking to use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage their communities. The initiative includes the publication of the Asphalt Art Guide, featuring case studies and best practices from cities around the world, as well as a grants program awarding 10 small and mid-sized U.S. cities up to $25,000 to implement their own transformative projects.

Learn more about the Asphalt Art Initiative here.

Download the free Asphalt Art Guide here

Bloomberg Philanthropies and OECD Map Innovation Investments in Cities Worldwide 

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a new report and interactive map that demonstrate the surge of cities' commitment to local innovation and how these investments can improve outcomes for residents and strengthen communities.

Is your city on the map? Find out here.

Read more about the announcement here

Cities of Service Announces the 2019 Engaged Cities Award Winners

Representatives from Flint, Michigan, Plymouth, United Kingdom, and San Francisco, California accepted the 2019 Engaged Cities Award at CityLab D.C. 
Cities of Service announced the three winners of the 2019 Engaged Cities Award: Flint, Michigan; Plymouth, United Kingdom; and San Francisco, California. Underwritten by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the award recognizes cutting-edge techniques to engage residents to solve problems.

Read more about the winning cities here

Voters Must Demand That 2020 Candidates Answer This Question

In Mike's words: "The presidential aspirants are not short on big ideas. But voters must demand they explain how they intend to move from proposing plans to actually implementing them, including passing them through Congress."

Read Mike's op-ed in The Washington Post here.

How Data Transparency Can Help Protect Our Oceans

Fishermen in Fortaleza, Brazil, stand on the short by their boat. Credit: Bento Viana Photography 
At the Our Ocean 2019 conference in Oslo, Norway, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patti Harris announced a new initiative between Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies' Vibrant Oceans Initiative partner Global Fishing Watch that brings data on global fishing activity to the Bloomberg Terminal.

Learn more about the initiative here