Jan 2013 breaking MIT: ENGINEERING HEALTH Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries


The Economist's UA Pro-Youth Economics Principle 6: 6 Exponential Maths Keynes 1 - As economics increasingly rules the world of man-made systems, economists will either design or destroy the life-critical market purposes that most people need. The exponential impact metrics that economists have a do-no evil responsibility to map pose a critical valuation problem -one which Einstein predicted hi-tech human race might not solve in time!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Unacknowledgded Giant 2.1

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Norman Macrae
Norman Macrae, Japan Order of Rising Sun with Gold Bars, CBE was a British economist, journalist and first author of internet generation (& 21st C youth economics), considered by some to have been one of the world's best forecasters when it came to economics and society -dad valued youth more than any economist or journalist or mass mediated public servant I have met- what were his methods?
Viscount Matt Ridley , long The Economist's Science editor, reminisces in 2010:on The Death of Optimism

When I joined the Economist in 1983, Norman Macrae was the deputy editor. He died last week at the age of 86. Soon after I joined the staff, a thing called a computer terminal appeared on my desk and my electric typewriter disappeared.

Mapping 3 billion new jobs- The book that launched the net generation
Around that time, Norman wrote a long article that became a book about the future. It was one of the strangest things I had ever read. Celebrating boundless optimism --
. This book explores the lovely future people could have if only all democrats made the right decisions.

Integrating a weird technological vision --
Eventually books, files, television programmes, computer information and telecommunications will merge. We'll have this portable object which is a television screen with first a typewriter, later a voice activator attached. Afterwards it will be minaturised so that your personal access instrument can be carried in your buttonhole, but there will be these cheap terminals around everywhere, more widely than telephones of 1984. ..
...The terminals will be used to access databases anywhere in the globe, and will become the brainworker's mobile place of work. Brainworkers, which will increasingly mean all workers, will be able to live in Tahiti if they want to and telecommute daily to the New York or Tokyo or Hamburg office through which they work. In the satellite age costs of transmission will not depend mainly on distance. And knowledge once digitalised can be replicated for use anywhere almost instantly.
and innovated a fresh economic perspective



online library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant



You need to look at converging 7 wonders of 10 times more economical, sustainable and heroic net generation every which way. For Norman's book looked at all of:

Leveraging optimal worldwide timing for change - back in 1984 :peace, energy, web as smart education and then smart commercial media, then cross-cultural goals then redesign banking and aid and healthcare and womens empowerment an public services and professions

Leveraging what is a regions greatest system conflict:
bangladesh : top-down aid and need to empower maximum bottom up diversity and resilience ti disasters but potentially highly fertile small land plots

Africa- need to end extraction by global corporations so find hi-trust leaders of industries africa can build iteslf

west - rotten media, pr lobbies, over-historic laws, rotten metrics as far as exponetial investment and collaboration across sub-states goes

japan and china- being celebrated by rest of world as creditor nations that need to lead worldwide youth's millennium goal investment and decisions

Leveraging gamechangers in each global market sector to integrate most massive whole truth purpose - what 7 billion people most want purpose of that sector to safely compound. Spotting ahead of time gamechangers - some of which will be last call for reversibility

Understanding how the greatest - goodwill's most multiplying heroes - of history provided clues on cross-cultural and borderless convergence. A different role for the world service public media

Friday, January 4, 2013




paragraph from current issue of journal of social business and youth economocs mooc


As Norman Macrae's 1984-2024 report outlines, this can be the key to all 7 purposeful sub-revolutions which need to be freed so that global village markets can joyfully co-create 3 billion jobs of the net generation

FREEDOM SEVENFOLD CONVERGENCE,  LET IT BE
7 Free the curriculum of Education, and smarten up media and mediation-value how knowledge multiplies in use unlike things that get consumed up
6 Free Value Chains of Clean Energy, Food and Water to be accessible within body's reach of desire -particularly infants' bodies
5 Free girl power by valuing the 21st C village nurse as the most trusted information networkers as well as valued servant
4 Free cashless banking to be an order of magnitude more impactful in crediting parents communal and youth's productive lifetimes
3 Free currencies and public servants from speculators vices and history's zero-sum value chains
2 Try to cross-culturally free the union of peace and economics by supporting youth in celebrating the vim of bottom-up and borderless heroes- yes we can do that if you value the curriculum of www.singforhope.org started out of New York as an alternative to 9/11 endgames
1 Value Multiply Exchanges around Do No harm professionals who systemically do most to  help open up maps of multi-win models by prioritising audits that stop externalisation of risks through boundaries- the most uneconomic ideology a borderless world or any species whose evolution nature values - could possibly be ruled by

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Purpose of education in 21st C - why not 10 times more affordable edu for those youth (wherever they were born) who want productive working lifetimes and lifelong learning to blend seamlessly in a world where economics is designed to optimalise productive human lifetimes and sustainable communities and brilliantly collaborative peer to peer networks

Happy 2013 to all young people -and young at heart - as we celebrate the year of the MOOC

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40 years ago when dad (Norman Macrae, a leading pro-youth economist and founder of the Entrepreneurial Revolution genre at The Economist ) and I first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around an early digital network, it seemed that by 2010s it would be economically possible to develop worldwide job-creating education so that:

  • in any practical course, everyone could have almost free access to content animated by the world's most successful teacher
  • that's the promise that MOOC is starting to free hopefully at an exponentially rising rate starting in  tertiary but linking all the way back through the education chain


...New Zealand and 10 million chinese families now have other 30 years of experimentation around this line of thinking wherever people linkin to http://thelearningweb.net..Most of the rest of the world's educational systems (search Ken Robinson youtubes:  schools kill creativity ,,, changing paradigms .... bringon the learning revolution  ... multiple intelligences)) have not yet been designed around the needs of children but have become trapped by government and educators trying to hold onto a 4 dimensional monoploy of acreditation, certification, knowledge production and distribution (see confession at brookings 2012)...

we foresee that any gamechanger to education such as MOOC changes the role of local teachers to much more tutoring as well as searching out when local context is different in terms of practical priorities and facilities ; however we also assume that many skills will be integrated around a series of mobile apps (something which again needs an open dialogue on when is there a world's best way and when do local ways need to be valued more) - help with the girl effect case study that has become Muhammad Yunus number 1 focus since winning the Nobel peace prize in 2006- will the village nurse be the 21st c world's most trusted information networker 

as part of a vibrant age of communities and knowledge networking, we also value that education should bring back every opportunity for involving parents and communities into transferring skills practices to our children, ending the separation that children only need to be taught by professional educators

its vital to accelerate experimentation of every role that MOOCs can play because the risk has always been that the internet will be suject to a hostile takeove by tv ad mass media before enough people realise the 10 times more economic possibilities  of smart jobs-creating educational media compared to the dumbing down age that tv ad mass media trapped the late 20th century in

for all these sorts of reasons we are surveying educational opinion leaders who want to unite round a call fpor microeducationsummit and we aim to identify how other education gamechangers eg youth entrepreneur competitions, and  free university paradigms win-win with the age of the MOOC

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

why mit would be norman macraes' and ER's fav spot to linkin 2013

some notes on what we love about visiting mit and student competitions are here: 1
other notes on a tour of mit norman macrae would love

as you likely know mit includes

berners lee and the web is for everyone

media lab, which began with $100 laptop is for every chilld but which now also experiments with the mobile is for every child and poorest village to transform value chains

start of massive online open curriculum

most prolific student competition space on the planet

world's number 1 job creating alumni network

dubai's most exciting youth entrepreneur research hub - legatum ...



rest of this section carries posts mainly sent to mit student networks especuially those due to linkin worldwide crowdfund searches of 2013 or student competition entries

as student crowdfund team mentioned they may be including Myanmar in their search , I thought you might be interested in attached attendee list: usaid circulation on launch of educational programs to myanmar

my family's life histories connect with myanmar and bangladesh as dads first job as a teenager was navigating raf planes in the region in world war 2 but while I have spent a lot of last 5 years understanding who's who in bangladesh - have never been to myanmar- sir fazle abed who won the first wise oscars of education -and my dad's friends at Japan Embassy in Dhaka - may call for a one day brainstorm on how to MOOC everything to do with bottom-up investment and youth collaboration models in march as phase 1 of calling for microeducationsummit (technology, education and credit) to converge post 2105 millennium goals summiting

back on myanmar- usaid appeared to say to 500 delegates Wash Dc Dec 2012 that they will mainly support a hybrid model of 4 partners - university and corporation both usa and in myanmar -this would seem to make it difficult to crowdfund myanmar unless a university in usa sets up a friendly space so that project by project the other 3: us corporate myanmar corporate, myanmar uni can be searched

another slight frustration of mine is that in dc region I am linking together several people and embassies studying how to turn orphanages into regional job creating hubs- i would have thought that myanmar might want to join in studying that model but usaid-process is making that quite hard for an individual like me to issue invitation

naila chowdhury and shafqat ullah are 2 people who guide me through what open technology can do out of bangladesh
-naila currently lives in dc region after serving grameenphone and ceo yunus technology for a long time-she and I are judges at next week's 4 yunus statewide student entrepreneur compettiion in alabama which also aims to startup the yunus university of ending poverty

shafqat links bangladeshi wizard technologists and is talking with brilliant/skoll on how ILABS can be extended across region given start made in Cambodia

apologies if too many choices mapped above - trying editorially to get both yunus and abed family members to open up all their knowledge in moocs in under one quarter is likely to mean that young people need to choose where they want to linkin and massively collaborate

there are also some fascinating green energy collaborations being written up for moocworld- i recall that when melissa launched social valuation student networking across region 4 years ago, a nobel laureate from uni of maryland declared inteerest in reconciling a green marshall plan- maryland also has some brilliant chinese students concerned with bottom up green energy networking as I found out at a recent brookings meeting on subject; the sainsbury supermarket philanthropy are a family friend back in london- with prince charles they run microenergy awards at http://ashden.org which needs to be turned into a mooc in my opinion - journalisticly, not too hard for them to do as their family are also major shareholders in The Economist; also interesting is that one of the 2 retiring student ceos of mit100k is passionate about green while the other is being headhunted by samsung out of south korea' and the theme of the yunus prize at mit this year is education
-as geo-serendipity would have it the other norman macrae in my family tree started life as a missionary in korea

Monday, November 5, 2012

bbc- why not world service of poverty museum reality games and info

back in 1984, norman solution for making sure enough family investors and youth chose heroic goals to-produce with being digitally connected was the bbc (the largest investment public have ever made in braidcasting) could run reality tv rograms -poverty museum apprentices before american pop singing idols- as well as prepare or truly celebrating millennnium goals

sources emerging on why not future of bbc -and indeed all major public media partners norman also expected to partner - back in 1984 india's dd having 2nd greatest reach

http://notimeleft.org  http://africa24tv.com various end the disaster movie from skoll/brilliant begun by inconveneint truth ....
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transparency note -while normans family were only ispired by genius like dr yunus and sir fazle abed to start up Noramn Macrae Family Foundation in his last 2 years (2008 on)- Norman helped found WorldClassBrands on his formal retiremnt from The Economist in 1988 -for particularly young media men and women who believe media can improve the human lot - these days WCB is just one of NMFOUND projects
references brandmooc - wcb.tv  NMfound.net
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To: Drum Beat and Soul Beat Africa Network participants
From: Warren Feek

Re: "Why Poverty?" Documentaries now available to view in full online

Greetings Chris

Poverty is perhaps the major development issue - one that certainly underpins most other development priorities.

Public debate is a key key element for effective change - and a major strategic principle of communication for social change.

The "Why Poverty?" documentary series - see http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/category/sites/global/why-poverty - seeks to expand critical public review, engagement and debate on poverty.

In December 2012 those documentaries were broadcast in over 70 countries.

The "Why Poverty" folks are now making these available online, free, in full for all to access.

Within the summaries below you will find links to be to these 4 documentaries on line.

Please look for this hyper-linked text within the summaries linked below "THE DOCUMENTARIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS AND WATCH THE FULL…"

If you do view these documentaries please also complete the poll, share to your social networks and add your ratings and comments in the comments box at the bottom of the summary.

We will share the remaining four summaries soon.

DOCUMENTARIES

1. "Solar Mamas" - "a film about the heroic efforts of one woman as she overcomes significant difficulties to become a solar engineer".
http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/content/solar-mamas-are-women-better-getting-out-poverty-men


2. Education! Education! - "In China, where an education was once valued and thought to be a way out of poverty, it is now questionable as a route to economic security."
http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/content/education-education


3.Stealing Africa - How much profit is fair? - "Stealing Africa describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa".
http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/content/stealing-africa-how-much-profit-fair


4.Welcome to the World - "looks at the fact that every year 130 million babies are born, but their chances in life depend on the lottery of where, how and to whom they are born"
http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/content/welcome-world-it-better-be-born-poor-or-die-poor


Chris - Thanks - please do review these important documentaries and share your critical review through the interactive processes available

Why Poverty?
http://www.comminit.com/whypoverty/


Warren

Warren Feek
Executive Director
The Communication Initiative

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

.Examples of multi-win and exponential sustaining models..
patient capital - ie where investors win-win with organisational purpose and 10-year exponential growth not quarterly extraction

100% social busienss model

51& social business model

conscious capitalism model

half-generation industry sector transformation models

a model for ensuring last gamechanger in industry is retained over time for radical win-win modeling even as there is either a luddite or speculator or fatally conceited academic's   war to prevent the innovation that most people want for the futire

..Quiz- What type of model to use ?
M-goals developing world
1  to aid place with half-generation project in areas with no infrastructure and no spare organisation
2 to resolve poverty in place wher big internal corporates have history of extraction
3 where the development challenge is not lack of wealth or lack of local orgainisiational capacity but a demographic who have been traeteted as underclass

In developed world
where elders have destroyed budgets so there are no prospects for youth to grow

where a whole industry chain needs replacing if country is to be sustainable for next generations

where collaboration knowledge networking could be 10 times more productive than siloised owneship of pieces of knowledge

nb problem will often involve many of these challenges at smae time as those with a bank of funds will not be able to choose only one type