.future 8 billion peoples want to value now2020 top alumni group Fazle Abed- search your top WRJ if not found rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
explore the scenario at www.futureoflife.org that 2020s tech will exponentially multiply one of two opposite consuences- life thrives everywhere, life self-destructs - search for most humanl deep triads of ai labs eg mit-stanford-estonia
who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong..where are top tour guides around billionaire 1 2 around poverty,,, we the peoples ...
If many people are meeting each other for the first time- including a new class at school - we recommend spending the first 3 minutes: ask people to stand up in groups of three- each person spends 60 seconds on the greatest life changing moment in her life to date and what she did differently because of it. Q&A- 1) why's this smart way spending 3 minutes introducing people? 2) how to action debrief everyone? 3) what other tools exist for innovating simultaneous communications among masses of people? 4) Does our species future generation depend on experiencing such culturally simple and trustworthy ways to spend time communicating? Lets consider 4 firstALUMNI OF WORLDCLASSBRANDS: In 1980 we started a True Media debate at The Economist "Year of Brand" on why human sustainability would depend on intangibles valuation and globalisation designing greatest brand leaders aligned to goals of sustaining generations -evidence had been collected with MIT's first database software of society's needs in 50 nations and thousands of markets
as our 2025 Report (first translated 1984) showed the transition from pure knowledge www to commerce would be crucial- all the dismal errors that had been made with mass media tv might have one last chance of correction-we invite you to check out how well did the world's biggest new market makers eg bezos and ma understand this tipping point - twitter version of 2025 report related ref-download 10 minute audio invitation to make 2020s most loving decade ever from family foundation Norman Macrae- The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant you can select contents for hosting debates on entrepreneurial revolution, youth friendships across borders or download the whole of the 2025 report here
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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Lee Kuan Yew #BR1 Singapore

Miraculously Japan went from post-war rubble to 2nd largest economy in about 20 years; less well valued is that
the Chinese's Diaspora's superports became the world's 3rd largest financial network by 1975- ready to invest in
China's return to the world stage - in time for human sustainability? thanks to extraordinary foundation of
Singapore place branding and WorldRecordJobs creator Lee Kuan Yew 
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. Now that the UN's 17 sustainability goals imagine an age where half of the most valuable ideas needs tio be new to the world every 5 years, old academia's processes and ageist and sexist heirarchoies are neither economic nor social nor sustainable...Instead ..
Why not: linkin as an explorer (SWOT) of something that you are passionate about and feels right, search out its leadership centre of gravity in linking productive and demanding realtsionships of worlers and owners, customers and societies, local and worldwide sustainability goals,  collaboration partners as much as competotors' try and become trusted by alumni of the leadership team provided they still know the relevance of celebrating the founding dna. Singapore shows the advantage of a small nation in this era ...  
The idea of place branding itself was to many a challenge to faith and other cultural drivers when i first published why singa;pore was a benchmark place brand in 1987. There are so many choices that Singapore needed to get right which fortunately can be studied in iterative details in the writings and most tristed counsels of leader (nation builder) Lee Kuan Yew. Again if I get one of these details wrong dont give up, singapore is vaut le voyage to learn everything you can from its thriving people's endeavours to link safe and joyful worls with all they connect.
Start with the fact that this nation didnt want independence from Britain or certainly not the rushed independence firced onto it - of course you know you are safe a a British protectorate one day, of course we (the peopes of britaon) cant afford to protect you the next day.

That was Lee's first chalenge- could Sinagpore (then 3 ?million people) naviigate going independent both of UK and Malaysia at same time? The twin crises of failing as a nation were top of his mind- could leadership keep singpapore safe for all cultures; could leadership create always enough jobs (almost every job specification chnaged as the British disconnecetd).
Across 5 decades unlike any other leader i can find Lee kept this questions top of mind (above any party debate) and designed a constitution and internal collabiration between peoples that never failed to value these questions. The results being that often times Singpoare has also helped held the whole of asean cultures togther whereas other regions of the world got into teriifying cultural messes. And Singapore evolved within 3 generations (grandparent parnet kids) as one of the wealthiest per head of population as well as the most exciting learning isle on the planet.
Now lets celebrate that Singapoae is a valuation benchmark of small nation branding. it is not big in population under 6 million; it is not in top 100 in amount of land. It has no underised land- it cannot expect to grow a population bugger than today's. THese are opposite chalenges to a nation such as eg Russia that has the natural reources of the least crowded place on the pkanet but the most opposite of infrastructure chalenges imaginable to singapore's. Sinagpore could be 100% a gtrading place not a making one as far as indsutrail things go. But it could be the world's most open source knowhow connectoir of life critical info, of smart apps, of education experiments every safe-for-girls community needs.
Neither its small population or its small land base matter provided singpaore can be a most collabirative place in the world for those whose sustainbility it can most help multipoly while truly doing no harm to any other nations. I don't want to push this proposition too far but in 2018 it is noteable that few nations support china's youth's dreams more than singpaore but at the same time its the place donald trump feels comfort in meeting Nirth Korea's leader
Geographically Sinagpore has devleoped a charmed existence - well its worked extremely hard to make that the case. I first viisted singpoare in 1983- that was a decade i did a lot of traveling as a major contributor to a 50 country and 1000 market databse on branding what societioes most valued ; this had started up around express database technolgy created out of harvard and MIT. Singapore was the dirst time i actually enjoyed being at an airport. Later in a small way i helped Sinagpore Airlines celebrate with the BBC (videos of branding the marketing advantage) how Singpaore had changed all airline passneger for the better. Tiny things like the global industry monopoly IATA had regulations for how much meat there should be in a sandwich io economy class. We thought meat sandwiches should taste good if economy passnegers wanted that during 12 hour flights. On ant issues other than safety we tore up IATA's rule book.
As it happened I had half a day off. Back in 1983 it was the first time I had seen an Asian city in the middle of a complete makeover achieved in under a decade. There were gleaming new skyscrapers and air conditioned malls. Ther were arcades of older street shops. On one I was surprised to see a prominent notice on the door. Dear tourist - be advised that this establishment cheated a customer 8 months ago - so sorry. Apparently particularly if you were a small service business and cheated a customer you had to advertise that for the next year. Singapore and tourists wanted to become the worlds favorite shopping hub as well as well as the workd's vaforite airport and shipping suoerport.
Of courseabove all Singapore is where maritime geography matters. As Japan, Korea, all the Chinese Diaspora superports (Taiwan, Hong Kong ...) then the whole of China / East Asia's coastal belt grew shipping's world trade, the whole of that Eastern world has to pass by singpaore to trade with the west. Singapore quite literally depended on multiplying goodwill beteen eastern and western people- if it could earn the trust and help every person thrive who traded freely between east and west why not.
Some would say singapore had a dark side. But if you think executing drug smugglers is uncivilised, you havent really acounted for histiry. Around 1860, one fifth of the world's people living in China closed themsleves to world trade rather than accept the British Empire's ulimatum that opium should be used as a curency in exhcange for the sort after chiense silks and spices. Other extreme local ;aws involved a culture of tidiness- chewing gum is also a banned substance in Singapore- and if a man went tp a a post office and his hair was judged too long he was told to wait at the back of the queue. Much more importantly, Sinapore develoepd the smartest housing policy I have ever seen. Affordable city skyscrapers for all but only assuming you play 2 roles- celebrate ciultural fusion, value the community spaces that all tower blocks depend on to make them family-friendly.
Notes:
Singapore never let rival political parties interfere with progress the future of its youth as well as theuir health contribution to the whpole of society
Singapore was always asking what would the world miss next if we dont deliver it
Sinagpore is a small nation but potentially a perfect partner with we the peoples of any size of nation
Originally one thing singapore kept wss british commercial law- it didnt do much rewriting of the rules of the game. It may even j\have asked Britsh Queen's Councillors to arbitrate over disputes with global companies etc rarher than run risk of ever more expensive courtroom games
Sinagpore is a benchmark superport- up tp half the world's peoples depend on mapping how their coastal ports and continental roads configure with singapore's hub (yes it is true that probably only panama and places responsible for the suez canal have quite such a geographical uniqueness to value). Maybe American people cannt learn directly ftom singapore or maube they could start asking is the way our 40 plus states and federal investment budgets designed reklevant to a owrld of 4000 time smore communicatyuons technolgies where the virtal and real waves of trade need to be intergated naturally - not so much by a legal constitution wriiten in the stone oif amendments and ruled over by nine of the supreme elders of the nation  






Back in 1976 the new curicula of Entrepreneuria Revolution clarified that major legal constitutions of weestrn organsiation would need mashup:

yes the corpiorate is the only form that scales-(positove income model permiting reinvestment) that does nkot mean that quarterly profit-taking is sustainable or purposeful as a sole audit o leadership
yes if a government has unbiassed back from future staffing may be able to preventy a nation's or a world's people from being traped by vetsed interst monoploies and historically tazes have been how society funds its love for all its peoples driven by empowering youth to improve the human lot- but governments histiorically are not leaders of innovation actual engineering 
yes if a charity lives and elarns with an extremely disadvanatged group it may know more than experts particularly those who eg may have priovilieged infrastructire whuich the duadvantaged dont have- but the ris is to keep funding istelf leaders if the ngo spend time on advicating in top circles not ubderstanding thos at their bottiom 
Big natiosn were mist likely to suffer from failing to adapt to ER as 4000 times more communstaions etchnolgu linked us in. IN small comoact island natiobns people interact naturally- silo-busting is relatiuvely easy as long as the poeple keep celebrating that  

bloomberg huawei no surprise all change in how peoples of china values brands

trust is everything worth futurising when you world trade with the biggest and fastest growing population on earth

product oriented brand out smart local economy brands in

americans losing trust of fifth of world people faster than anyone West of Geneva can trumpet

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-13/sorry-apple-ikea-chinese-shoppers-don-t-love-you-anymore?fbclid=IwAR228gExhDHPsWDDnqyhJiAd8gLLn9rHGt8slpIhdPxb5pLM6D5JszE4x0A

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Jesus Statues, Santa Hats and Rhinestone Camels: If It's Made in China, You Can Buy It in Yiwu
Move over Apple and Nike. Chinese phone maker Huawei and food delivery giant Meituan Dianping have replaced you as some of China’s favorite brands.
The once-coveted brands of multinationals are losing ground to local companies in the world’s most populous country, according to a new report on the country’s 50 most relevant brands.

China's Favorite Brands

Chinese brands now dominate top ten list as global brands fall off
Source: Prophet survey
Chinese brands now take up 30 of the 50 slots, with online payment operator Alipay, owned by an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., at the top. That’s a big change from 2016 when only 18 local names made the top 50 brands in the survey by consultancy firm Prophet.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

masa son

update fall 2020 it seems covid ruined much of softbank's portfolios based on solutions every supercity needed- we wish masa son a return to goog fortune but the loss of arm takes him out of a major moving part of 5g

it also may be part of asia versus us decoupling -it makes nvidia up there in the superleague of us tech companies
Technology

Nvidia Buys SoftBank’s Arm in Record $40 Billion Chip Deal

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Nvidia, SoftBank Strike a $40 Billion Deal for Arm
Nvidia, SoftBank Strike a $40 Billion Deal for Arm

Nvidia Corp. said it agreed to buy SoftBank Group Corp.’s chip division Arm Ltd. for $40 billion, taking control of some of the most widely used electronics technology in the semiconductor industry’s largest-ever deal.

Nvidia will pay $21.5 billion in stock and $12 billion in cash for the U.K.-based chip designer, including a $2 billion payment at signing. SoftBank may receive an additional $5 billion in cash or stock if Arm’s performance meets certain targets, the companies said Sunday in a statement. An additional $1.5 billion will be paid to Arm employees in Nvidia stock.

SoftBank shares surged as much as 10% on news of the deal and renewed talks for the company going private.

Read more: SoftBank Soars After Arm Deal, Renewed Talks to Go Private

The initial payment from Nvidia marks a small premium over the $31.4 billion that SoftBank paid to acquire Arm in 2016, previously the semiconductor industry’s biggest deal. The Japanese company is expected to own less than 10% of Nvidia following the transaction, according to the statement. Regulatory approval may take as long as 18 months before the transaction is completed and the deal needs sign-offs from U.K., China, European Union and U.S. authorities, the companies said. China’s approval may be particularly difficult given rising tensions with the U.S.

“Now Arm will become a U.S. firm, and the conflict over semiconductors between the U.S. and China is becoming fierce as China still controls Arm China,” said Koji Hirai, head of M&A advisory firm Kachitas Corp. in Tokyo.

In comments after the deal announcement, Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang said his team “fully expect to spend time with the regulatory bodies in China,” but have every confidence in getting approval for the takeover.

He also addressed concerns the deal will upset Arm’s relationships with customers including Apple Inc. Huang said he will preserve Arm’s neutral business model and wants to expand its client list. He argued Nvidia is spending a lot of money for the acquisition and has no incentive to do anything that would cause clients to walk away.

Nvidia said the U.K. company will “continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining the global customer neutrality that has been foundational to its success.” Nvidia will add its technology to the offerings licensed by Arm, the Santa Clara, California-based company said.

Key Speakers At The Mobile World Congress Americas

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Under Huang, Nvidia has risen rapidly up the ranks of technology companies in market value and influence. Already the dominant force in graphics chips that make video games more realistic, Nvidia has carved out a slice of the market for data center chips and is moving into self-driving vehicles.

Graphics chipmaker market capital eclipses even Intel


Arm’s importance far outweighs its revenue, which comes from licensing chip fundamentals and selling processor designs. Its technology is at the heart of the more than 1 billion smartphones sold annually. Chips that use its code and its layouts are in everything from factory equipment to home electronics.

The acquisition is fueled by the drive to bring artificial intelligence to everything that has an on-switch. Having succeeded in selling Nvidia’s graphics chips to owners of data centers to speed up image recognition and language processing, Huang is looking to make sure his technology helps spread that to everything from self-driving vehicles to smart meters.

“It’s a company with reach that’s just unlike any company in the history of technology,” Huang said in an interview. “We’re uniting Nvidia’s leading AI computing with Arm’s vast ecosystem.”

Cambridge, U.K.-based Arm has carved out a successful niche for itself by being independent. Fierce rivals such as Apple, Samsung Electronics Co.Qualcomm Inc.Broadcom Inc.Intel Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. are all licensees. They either use Arm’s designs as the basis of their own chips or license its instruction set, the fundamental code used by processors to communicate with software, for proprietary efforts.

The acquisition by Nvidia, also a licensee, is a challenge to that neutrality. SoftBank’s purchase four years ago went ahead largely uncontested because the Japanese company wasn’t a competitor to any of Arm’s customers.

One client that will be directly challenged is Intel. Huang said a priority will be investing in Arm’s efforts to design chips for data-center computing. While he’s carved out a $3 billion niche in the business of supplying Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. with graphics processors that help with their artificial intelligence workloads, Huang said he wants to speed up the adoption of Arm-based central processors, or CPUs. That’s a lucrative market dominated by Intel, which has about 90% share.

Nvidia announced it will keep Arm’s headquarters in the U.K. and will invest in a new facility there to push forward AI research, educate customers and provide a place for experimentation in robotics and automation. Huang said that commitment demonstrates how the acquisition will add to the U.K.’s technology footprint rather than detracting from it.

SoftBank’s sale of Arm unwinds another strategic investment in favor of boosting liquidity and enabling founder Masayoshi Son to focus on the more tactical investing he has said he wants to pursue.

Nvidia Now a Data Center Chip Company

Revenue from servers surpasses gaming for first time

Source: Company

Nvidia’s Huang runs a company that’s captured the attention of investors like few others in the past decade. Like Son, he’s a charismatic leader espousing a long-term vision of where technology is headed. The Taiwan-born entrepreneur is more engineering-focused than his Japanese counterpart, though, and often publically delves into the minutiae of semiconductor and computer science.

His latest successful recasting of Nvidia’s technology involves the processing of AI work done in data centers. The company’s chips are among the best at breaking up the manipulation of data into small pieces and then executing that in parallel at high speed.

Huang will also get a large footprint in the mobile industry and smartphones. A previous attempt by Nvidia to break Qualcomm’s dominance of that business failed. The biggest rival to Qualcomm in smartphone processors is Apple’s internal effort. Those two companies are among Arm’s biggest customers.

Even without a presence in mobile, Nvidia’s value has soared in the past decade. The stock, which ended 2010 at $15.42 a share, closed Friday at $486.58. That’s given it a market value of just over $300 billion, almost $100 billion more than Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker with seven times the revenue of Nvidia.

— With assistance by Takahiko Hyuga



To linkin Masa Son alumni start with 3 questions- what would Japan have missed if he hadn't laucHed softbank at the start of (1G) 1980S? what would the world have missed if he hadn't invested in jack ma at start of (3G) 2000s, what would humanising AI miss in 5G (2020s) if his partners across hemispheres hadn't set up unique AI funds applied to sharing solutions in the world's premier league of supercities

update Softbank Group has led a $103 million funding of Skyloa satellite/IoT startup. The deal brought in previous investors that had put $13 million in a Series A deal co-led by DCM and Innovation Endeavors, and joined by Moore Strategic Ventures. 
update jan 2020-Softbank wants to help Indonesia build a new, $34 billion capital.
4. Masa Son sees more Vision Funds ahead
Softbank chief Masayoshi Son tells Bloomberg Businessweek he plans to raise a fresh $100 billion fund every two to three years and to spend around $50 billion a year.
By way of comparison, the Bloomberg article points out that the entire U.S. venture capital industry invested around $75 billion in 2106, per the National Venture Capital Association.
Other revelations:
  • Son initially was going to pitch the first Vision fund as a $30 billion entity, but decided to up the stakes at the last minute. "Life’s too short to think small,” he told a lieutenant.
  • When Son made his first pitch with the $100 billion figure, the potential client laughed, but Son kept going, raising nearly $100 billion, including $45 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Why it matters: Softbank's Vision Fund has already reshaped the tech industry, inspiring other investors to up their aspirations and fueling a wave of ever more cash-hungry startups.