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 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if we have left someone out

Saturday, December 31, 1983

Muhammad Yunus

i spent much of 7 years helping to develop a journal around the wishes of muhammad yunus with friends such as adam smith scholars at glasgow university- that doesnt mean i am correct in all of the following but its based on a lot of survey work of people who gave a lot to connect round yunus dreams like put poverty in a museum and and since 2006 put youth unemployment in a museum-

when i qualified as an MA in statistics from Cambridge university in 1973, i progressively studied leadership communications- since 1989 my main survey questions has been : what would the world uniquely miss if this leader (person, brand, idea, partnership network or data platform) hadn't existed.
This methodology chartering may sound too simple but the question rills down systemically into valuing dynamics of trust and heroic purpose - it seems to map subnetwork segments of people demanding value multipliers( customers, employees, societies, owners, students ...) and people wanting to co-produce or knowledgeenetwork around the leaders purpose and related goals for improving the human lot

i believe the following different stages in the exponential rise and decline of networking round yunus purpose are worth examining - while i regard yunus as a hero if not a family friend, i have found that western aid has become an extremely inefficient market which may end up causing extinction of our species!- with many people playing politics with fund raising (and being driven by non-transparent singular vested interests) not openly networking solutions (nor truly action learning round youth) with the people who most needed help in sustaining their communities- see for example june 2018's admission at the UN that while 17 wonderful sustainability goals have now been declared, banking is currently funding any of them

5 the decline of yunus banking since winning the nobel prize in 2006; in 2011 yunus licence to operate a bank was repealed; a depressing political fight resulted in all the bank's resources and many million members networks across rural bangladesh being taken from him; while he continues to fundraise for the yunus centre those who want to sustain humanity by applying lessons from yunus life probably need to focus on earlier times while grameen service franchise built round village branches - each 60 circles of 60 village mothers grew and grew  more ...- in 2009 the "three" founders who had teamed since 1974 started to split up -  yunus now focuses on 50 yunus center partnerships at colleges and hubs and this major connection with paris olympics 2024

(the social business model is an organisation designed round positive cash flow but all surplus is reinvested in its social goal not dividends - its partnership branding and ownership of its equity are variables that can take on specific contexts though the intention is that the purpose can never be sold out) the social business catalogue at danone communities is one of the benchmark collections we advise people to look at

4 exponential growth of the "three" person founders team from founding of the bank in 1983 including pre-tech to 1996, and post leapfroging tech (mobile and solar) from 1996- usually a great organisation has a founding trad - the overall leaders ; two others who can mediate the leader (if he pushes too fast or conversely needs moral support) in a way that one person cannot; in grameens case there were four founders but the dynamic was three in one with yunus loking up to one elder professor latifee and inspiring two students (mrs begum and mr barua); as the only woman mrs begum had been at the forefront of the values and in field reality (village mothers in the 1970s were banned from speaking to strange men); it was 1983 that a national ordinance was passed creating grameen as a bank for the poor with a majority shareholding by the poor village members and a minority holding by the government; over the next 13 years everything in the villages (without electricity) was personally networked- sustainable charity models were developed around microfinance and loans to build one room homes which were cyclone and monsoon ;proof and came with a pit latrine attached. More on the branch model and young banking teams who operate 60 centres per branch.

4.2 More on the emerging post-digital years 1996-2006 -this also started a decade of the lobbying for yunus to get a nobel prize- this became the annual purpose of microcreditsummit originally launched out of washington dc by hilary clinton and queen sofia of spain - -more on crises of misunderstanding caused by this advocacy network

3 exponential concept experimentation of the leadership three 1974-1983- yunus had come back from usa as a professor of economics teaching at chittagong university=- when a million person famine occurred he decided that the economics models he was teaching had no urgent relevance in bangladesh and took the class to a poor village where they started experimenting on solutions to end poverty. Begum and Barua were the studnts who transfered to working full time with yunus; in  particular begums research with village women identified the 16 decisions - goals that village mothers defined as what ending poverty meant to their family and community; these goals became a chant at every weekly circle meeting where microfinance was conducted round 60 village mothers at a time - more

2 yunus 7 years in the states in his late twenties- yunus won a scholarship to van der bilt the year that racial segragation ended; he gained his doctorate and became an associate professor at e. tenessee; he married and as the war of independence spiralled in 1971 increasingly spent time lobbying congress for recognition of the mew nation; he returned to bangladesh circa 1973 where his russian american wife found it impossible to live with their new baby daughter monica- she returned to her family in new jesrsey with yunus separated from monica for the next 25 years or so- his family life, the afmine, the irrelevance of his university classes to the futures young people wanted to see - all shaped yunus as arguably the most driven networker and storyteller of his generation -more

1 yunus first imaginative leap age 15ish- yunus grew up in a jewelry store in Chittagong - his father was a practical small business man; his mother lovingly grew quite a sizable family; until falling ill when yunus was aged about 10; for five years as an elder son he had to keep an eye on hos younger siblings; then he decided to join the world boy scout summit being hosted that year in caada ; on the way back to Bangladesh he joined a group of about 10 teenagers who on reaching continental europe drove back the rest of the way home; in the late 1950s this was still possible with continental Eurasia south of russia relatively peaceful and visa-free; the cultural fusion and imaginative openings of this trip contributed to a boyish belief that nothing is impossible which became the life force of everything MY linkedin

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at peak grameen bank led by yunus nearly 8 million grameen women members (representing about 35 million family members) were participating in savings and loansthere were about 2000 branches - typically teamed 5 young staff who each week visited 60 centre circles of 60 village mothers

loans in 1983 were originally for small agriculture
a bigger loan was for building one hut homes
for about 8 years from 1996 the most profitable loan was to be the teelphone lady - one per circle of 60- she hired her phone out and often became a local yellow pages of listing of who to call for what or how to check whether market prices were better in diferent places

both grameen solar and telephone produced a double leapfrog model - ie vlilages leapt over a technolpgy they had never had acecss to (solar leaping over electricuiy grids, mobile leaping over fixed line phones)

however yunus never succeeded in developing digital finance - the deeper network brac did with bkash; and from 2011 yunus lost control of grameen bank and so his own access to most of the membership networks and village hosting of global social business experiments; the bank continues microloans ... whether the memners get the full ownership rights they did under yunus is unclear; update sought on  grameen shakti once the most exciting microsolar business 

Friday, December 30, 1983

yunus 4.2 microcreditsummit disaster and how tech took over from trusted manual networks

back in 1997 dhaka was launched as the open universkity of microcredit - arguably the greatest innovation ever in developing economics

there was so much that could have been learnt from 1997 about 1) how microcredit and girl empowerment village networks had been innovated lout of bangladesh since 1972, and 2) how new technolgoies double and redouble opportunity and risk around thee innovations as peopel who never had access to electgricity grids leapfroged to solar, and who had never been connecetd by fixed lines telephones leapt to mobile

but the lobby network that arranged the summit never saw its purpose as educational just about lobbying - to this day not one western university has an accurate curriculum of how the world's ;poorest village mothers developed the 8th largest nation

worse just as new technologies took over big banking they were soon to take over microbanking as well; if only the summit had been called microtech or microeducation it wouldnt have ended up being sponsored by big bankers and largely attracting financial students instead of every kind of student needed to make millennials the sustainability generation

in all of this yunus storytold concepts he was developing sometimes ahead of their executional proof of scaling, and almost always omiting to reference the knowledge partners that the technology depended on; what was happening was yunus had been use to the pre-digital world where experimentation in the village could be iterative and there wasnt much expensive competition; yunus did not wholly have the time to manage high cost technology workers even those who mainly wanted to do heroic stuff with mobile connectivity but needed 1) to make a living and 2) needed consistency if the big ideas that yunus promised like bank teh next billion digitally were to happen

across the world of microcreditsumit by 2011 only one of the truly great manual microcredits had independently survived the hi-tech revolution - namely brac which always was the deeper foundation of microcredit (microhealth, jobs creating education, redesign of value chains)  than yunus grameen

the people who had shared all their knowledge in 1996 both on microsolar (ie neville wilalms and bob freling) and on mobile in the villages (the partnership led by the geieus tech brothers the quadirs with telenor and george soros and resources such as mit and legatum) all moved on , where they stayed in bangladesh they congregated around brac

back at grameen in 2009 there was a split between the founding 4 with dipal barua the youngest who had taken on the most work operationally in understanding the numbers and growing the energy busienss sacked; at the same time the government started its slow takeover of grameen and yunus hired a new pr agent who started to demand more and more money from every youth network that had once been truly inspired by yunus outreach as his generation's most collaborative of dream makers

Thursday, December 29, 1983

this is our understanding of chronology impacting muhammad yunus starting in 2005 - corrections gratefully received chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

2005
meeting in france in 2005 at hec business school and with leaderships team of danone generates breakthorough club of global social busienss partnerships starting with these vfrench idea

hec and sarkozi (who had commisioned paper from stiglitz on what was wrong with economics) wated to design the wprld fisrt sustaioability mba

danone wanted to lead slocial busienss testing with yunus in bangaldesh and platform its brands nutritional goodwill across to china; at the same time it would ringlead other gllobal brand leaders who copuld develop a yunus owmed social busiens ;partnership, convene an annual 3000 person ;paris celebration danonecommunities, help catalogue some social business ideas around the world

grameen credit agricole would aim to develop the first social business fund that the public could buy into

grameen veolia would develop a social drinking water busienss in bangal;desh vilahges

a worldwide benchmarking club of brand leaders could be formed of which the largest international idea by 2007 was grameen intel
2006

2006 yunus wins nobel prize; surprises the audience by saying he wants to make socail busienss an even bigger idea than microcredit - ie he wants every market sector to have an expemplary pr]purpose and to make bangladesh the lab for global brand who want to test their higher purposes;
briefly announces entry into bangaldeh ;politics; withdrwaws but not before clashing with the 2 amin political parties

2007
by end of 2007 book on social business published- and first 4 months of 2008 see massive book tour - eg 10 days in usa in january; uk in february; paris april; yunus also serves early warning of the scale of subprime crisis as can be seen by his answer to a concerned 9 year old new yorker in january

2008
summer in dhaka- nobel judges come to grameen head office to open a mjuseum celebrating lifetime awards of yunus- students create 10000 dvd copies of video interviews with grameen top team as of 2008 (the same leadership team that yunus has been with for 34 years) -during february book launch in .london norman macrae hosts his last ;public birthday party with yunus at the royal automobile club- yunus issues his top 10 challenges eg to bill gates

2009 norman macrae foundation organises the forst borthday wish party around the 69 year old muhammad yunus in dhaka in june, - that yera sees yunus adopt a new pr agent - replace his web which had been created as a disapora network with hans reiz's yunus center; rows emerge at the end of the year intially with grammens operational director dipal bara but soon with the political establishment in banaglesh;
2010-2015
increasingly the hans reitz yunus center changes the rationale for and transparenjy of global social bsuieness benchmarking club; at the same time loss of authority in bangladesh makes testing partnerships in bangaldesh ever more expensive or impractical; yunus starts a youth entrepreneur competion in usa with support of atlanta's great and good but the promised cliamx of this withnobel peace summit in atlanta 2015 never happens; back in 2912 the last global microcredistummit organsied by sam daley harris is hostged in spain with queen sofia presiding- ultimately it serves as a testimony to how all the leading benchmarks of pro-poor microcredit have lost their purity of ownership apart from BRAC

Saturday, December 24, 1983

founders of grameen

when interviewing founders in 2008, they were 34 yeras into building grameen networks with each other

Sunday, December 18, 1983

 The historic agreement signing ceremony between Yunus Centre Paris and  the organizers   of Paris Olympics and Paralympics 2024  to transform the Olympic Games event to being inclusive and solidarity-driven was signed on 23 May at the Stade de France where the Olympics will take place. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Yunus, Laura Flessel, French Minister of Sports and Culture, a seven time Olympic gold medalist,   Anne Hidalgo, President of SOLIDEO and Mayor of Paris, Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, and Eric Pliez, President of Les Canaux were present at the agreement signing ceremony .
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has signed this Wednesday, May 23, 2018 an agreement with the organizers and financiers of Paris Olympics and Paralympics 2024 to transform the Olympic Games event to being inclusive and solidarity-driven. For the first time in the history of the Game, Paris Olympics 2024 is going to be held as an Olympics focusing on social business and the circular economy. It will be done through the creation of IMPACT 2024.  IMPACT 2024 is designed as a platform to galvanize the strengths of the global sporting event for creating social impact.  Paris 2024 and the SOLIDEO are partnering with the Yunus Centre and Les Canaux to achieve this goal.
Through Impact 2024, the partnership will leverage the sporting event to further social, environmental and solidarity-based businesses, help create jobs to support the most vulnerable and marginalized communities and utilize the rich solidarity-based business ecosystem in the region. To mark his commitment to the Game’s goal of sustainability and legacy, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate had been at the venue of Olympic 2024 along with Laura Flessel-Colovic, French Minister of Sports and Culture, a seven time Olympic gold medalist, Anne Hidalgo, President of SOLIDEO and Mayor of Paris, Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, and Eric Pliez, President of Les Canaux where the agreement with Yunus Centre was signed. During the signing ceremony the Mayor Hidalgo called this occasion an historic occasion because from this moment count down has begun to translate a dream of  social Olympic into s reality in the coming six years.
Through this agreement, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will receive advice and inspiration from Professor Yunus and move towards achieving the goal of a world of three zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions. In this regard, the expertise of Yunus Centre Paris and Yunus Sports Hub will be channeled to allow Les Canaux, supporting the social economy ecosystem, to kick-start IMPACT 2024. The activities will be overseen by a strategic steering committee comprised of the signatories, including Professor Yunus.
During his visit to Paris, Professor Yunus had meetings with several organizations and individuals supporting sports for inclusivity. He held meeting with Detlef Dumon, President of ICSSPE (International Council for Sports Science and Physical Education). It is the world’s largest network of institutions concerned with sports, sports science, and physical education and an associated body of the UNESCO that accounts for millions of people. Professor Yunus also met with Kabubu, one of the teams to be rewarded at the Hackathon on sports and refugees. The Hackathon was organized by Paris 2024 and Techfugees to facilitate access of sports for refugees and add to the inclusivity dimension. The Professor also had a meeting with Decathlon & Sports Heroes Group.
Professor Yunus delivered a lecture to master class students in HEC Paris and later had dinner with the HEC Paris team. He has also attended the launch of University of Sorbonne Chair for Sustainable Cities that will work to mobilize entrepreneurship and innovation. Professor Yunus further held discussion with Pierre Dubuc, CEO and Marine Plossu, Project Leader of OpenClassrooms, a leading online education platform in France. He spoke about his engagement with Paris 2024, his ambitions and recommendations to make it a successful event in an interview with Sandrine Lefevre of Le Parisien. He was also interviewed by Patrick Honauer, renowned entrepreneur of Food Network, to discuss on social gastronomy movement that reconnects people and food.
He held meetings with the high officials of global headquarters of BNP Paribas Bank the largest bank of Europe to organize financing of social businesses which will be created in France in the coming years. The bank is already getting ready with a dedicated staff and ear-marked a large amount of money to finance social businesses.