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my dad washington dc 1 301 881 1655 welcomes your suggestions by category -
he is helping people assemble moocs :  1 2  made up of training modules maximum of 12 minutes length that millions of youth can interact to create jobs and make the first net generation the most heroic, collaborative and productive time for youth worldwide. I am the third generation to be passionate about this since grandad and dad
first got involved with online education experiments in 1972 and developed the genre of entrepreneurial revolution in The Economist with purpose of wholly transforming systems design to the benefit of the net generation
Building on 41 years of valuing net generation's heroic goals, Norman Macrae Family Foundation partnering projects include  Discuss some joyful stories - eg 1 2 3 4


 My favorite Khans include

My favorite coursera include University of Melbourne -

Generating the Wealth of Nations

Apr 29th 2013
One of most timely courses of year -Foundation for Pro-Youth economics -one day examiners in separate subjects of history and economics will be told to go back to the drawing board- they could best start here- as our futures live in a boderless world, I feel very sorry for students who pay to be examined in anti-youth economics and history told from perspective of isolated nationhood

I am looking for curriculum that lives up to Obama's "bend the curve" on the affordability of healthcare -we are nowhere near liberating the knowledge the yes we can generation was promised back in 2008 but so far this is as good as I can find John Hopkins     Community Change in Public Health  - we are searching hard for people with 12 minutes insights which wish to collaborate especially as Grameen already hosts a real-space 3 year curriculum of free nursing

Have great expectations for Foundations of Virtual Instruction 30 sept 2013 Cindy Carbajal UC Irvine : Learn what it takes to teach a K-12 course online! Investigate the history of virtual education, explore innovative tools, and examine key issues related to K-12 virtual instruction.

My favorite yunus videos 5th grade inclue my favorite yunus videos up to 10th grade  my favorite yunus videos for all hi-trust leadersmy favorite videos by friends of sir fazle abed  my favorite videos of partners of taddy blechers free university in s africa

 my favorite videos of other job creating educators

JB training at JP Morgan

    Extract of Muhammad Yunus Vision 10th Skoll world championships April 2013



    When Khan stands up and talks about his Khan Academy, or I read about him or listen to his speeches- it always come to my mind: we won't need Oxford any more! - the whole world will be one big Oxford, we need only one global university --- the best!?!


    2012's Two pro-youth gamechangers in education


    • basic curricula can now be distributed to millions of youth simultaneously , free, online - the  model
    • youth can individually try out exercises online 365/24/7 - these are  designed by topic clusters as per a text book and are linked to training modules -  model


    please note exact tools, dynamics of both of these platforms and other platforms are changing very fast - for example khan's impact may vary from its basic free service to  swarming skype tutors by practice area around the content it has put up 365/24/7  . To keep uptodate, we offer a monthly newsletter tracking free online education's gamechangers . We also welcome collaboration around a "youtube tag" we call moocyunus

    A Good News Media 

    Join us in demanding Murdoch sponsors a brainstrust on pro-youth media before London Olympics - Youtube A1

    B 2010s Youths Most Productive Decade 

    Join us in demanding pro-youth economists - Youtube B1  

    Join schools empowering student competitions on community's most urgent needs and solutions 
    Norman Macrae Family Foundation usa 301 881 1655- enjoys helping people develop content for 9 year olds up on social business system design & Job Creation made famous by Bangaldeshi microcredits since 1976;
    We Create What We Want.
    We wanted to go to the moon, so we went there. 
    We achieve what we want to achieve. 
    We accept that poverty is part of human destiny. It’s not!
    We believe we can create a poverty-free world. 
    We need to invent ways to change our perspective.
    We can reconfigure our world if we can reconfigure our mindset. . 
    Social business will be a new kind of business, making a difference in the world.
    Human beings are a wonderful creation embodied with limitless human qualities and capabilities. 
    Entrepreneurs are not one-dimensional human beings, dedicated to maximizing profit. 
    They are multi-dimensional: political, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental.
    The desire to do great things for the world can be a powerful driving force
    Young people dream about creating a perfect world of their own.
    Social business will give them a challenge to make a difference by using their creative talent. 
    Let us join hands to unleash our energy and creativity. 
    Collectively, we can create a poverty-free world.” 
    Source :
    Summit is economics purpose to free people-...





    Exciting 2011 everyone! from our family foundations association

    rsvp skype chrismacraedc washington DC 1-301 881 1655 with your most exciting goal for 2020 or collaboration netgen project

    works in progress : mailing new journal of joyful economics from dr yunus to 3000 leaders and lots of youth before yunus testifies to congress (spring 2011) as genius microeconomist of global village decade, & in time to celebrate 40th birthday of Bangladesh 

    from 2011 corespondent registration is welcome at ; Thanks to all who sent good news from exciting event of 2010 

    Summit is economics purpose to free people-... DC20004 worldtrade centre: obama e-summit Monica Yunus NY10012

    Jamii Bora Kenya Nai 00202

    Some favourite netgen connections 1984-2010


    1984 netfuture

    www eco 1 2 3

    chris macrae family foundations skype chrismacraedc  DC 1-301 881 1655


    2010s Youth's Most Exciting Decade 

    Our family foundation is concerned with the net generation's most productive possibilities since 1976.  , and an association of FF, that specilises in 4 types of investment aimed at renewing youth economics and community building. Our 4 investment types:

    • SB100 by Muhammad Yunus (the pure Social Business model -greatest innovation in end poverty world & capable of mediating Global Grameen to be as central vision partner of Asia Pacific's Sustainability Open Sourcing Century 1976-2075 as Coke in American's consumption century (1876-1975). The world's favourite barnd for century depends on going as far as possible beyond zero-sum - Grameen's good fortune is to imprint a decade that can economically unite more youth dreams than coke could begin to imagine let alone realsie.   Since freedom as a new nation in early 1970s, Bangaldesh's SB maps have developed into number 1 collaboration entrepreneur nation with over 100 million youth and elders. Their priority with mobile tech is Job Creation solutions & transfering life critical social services from being powered over by state to empowered by healthy community building society.   Benchmarking quality and value multipliers around The SB model is pivotal to exciting 2010s be your focus: end poverty, create jobs or innovate most uniquely purposeful organistional networks - data reference
    • SB51-99 which are system designs also capable of sustaining the most purposfeul organisations and networks -data referwnce
    • Small gifts to people whose passion (eg MY) may convert into SB51-100 and change what youth heroises - techincal reference and
    • Prizes or parties that may change education or media or economics - we use the Norman Macrae Foundation -or any worldwide trusted microeconomist's surname of a citizen's youth has permission to do so.  


    SB100  .       18 meetings and 7 visits to Dhaka  - our family made a small social business investment ($1000)  in the entrepreneurial organisation led by Mrs Begum, a co-founder of Dr Yunus whose tenacious modesty is such that she tells me off when I call her the mother of mocrocredit- but who else is. Our investment purpose at Grameen Shikka scholarships for secondary schoolong of girls. All of our family are delighted to see how the social business of scholarships for girls now interfaces with such top 20 gols for 2010 as social business partnerships focused on end nurseless villages and plant peer to peer apprenticeship & job centres run by and for youth. Anyone who thinks the latter could only happen in Bangladesh really ought take a trip to Kenya's Jamii Bora, a system that Queen Sofia of Spain urges 50 s. hemisphere urban capitals with slums to test out now! help us map what other sbs can collaborative kenya can help change the world with
     SB51-99   We believe the most collaborative entrepreneurial revolution network of hubs designed round SB51-100 modeling can help dr yunus and all who want to make the 2010s exciting races to millennium goals come true.   Our 1984 STORYBOARDS of an internetworking world    Changing communications, and what makes people distant, bossy, etc  Changing national politics    Changing economics    Changing employment    Changing education 
     Gifts    New York : Sing for Hope- Arts Peace Corps founded by Opera Singers (eg Monica Yunus) -purpose= most relevant way artists & world citizens can mobilise after 9/11
     Prizes, parties   

     London Party : 16 Novemeber 2010, boardroom The Economist

    Glasgow Party : Independence Day July 4 - 500 people share in yunus 7th decade birthday wishes with special thanks to the principal of Glasgow University (and apologies for absence from principal of Glasgow Caledonian)

    Yunus Entrepreneurial Revolution Projects entrusted to Auld Alliance of Scotland and France


    Grameen Caledonian Nursing College - mission using free univesrity model ensure no village of 2020 is without a nurse- celebrate first professor of te social business union of microhealth & microcrredit

    Grameen Glasgow University Project - sample 3000 leaders with journal of job creating economics

     Grameen Glasgow Uni Project - open source a new curriculum of economics that every person should have access to before they have an account with an old debt-entrapment bank

    Glasgow Caledonian project - dialogue what changes of law are needed so that safe banking can network around Europe before the Euro collapses


    .Projects in Paris France Portal connecting 50000 youth entrepreneurs virtually and reunion of 3000 in paris annually- discuss most exciting subject - how to fundraise for youth's 20 most exciting goals for 2020

    Connect danone position in milk foods to micro-agriculture projects of all kinds needed to feed world's children; use influence of france to change EU agriculture where this policy has spun unintended hunger crises onto poorest peoples

    HEC business school- celebrate first social busienss professor of markets for the poor- interestingly HEC also situates Europe's leading brand professor whose mastermind subject is haute couture markets

    Involve royal familes across europe (eg luzembourg, spain, monaco) in fundraising for banks for the poor through the institution Grameen Credit Agricole

    Clean water for the world with Grameen Veolia

    Ask President Sarkozi how youth out of france can help him and everyone else join in 2010s most exciting decade

    Grandad would chuckle at the extreme microeconomics irony of being known after life as the unacknowledged giant; this is how dad explains such happiness to me

    every christmas I grew up through we had games party with family friends that ended with the pencil and paper game of consequences; we replayed that on dad's 85th birthday party at the royal automobile club in Saint James

    Optimistic Norman Macrae Met Joyous Muhammad Yunus NM said to MY MY said to NM

    They did ...

    The world said ...

    The consequence was ...

    and they left me & youth generation with a big question - what family foundations to invest micro amounts in so we all interconnect 2010s most exciting decade- come back to see my progress or lack - JOSB ..  egrameen


    The unacknowledged giant
    The unacknowledged giantPlayAdd to Playlist
    British Ambassador to Tokyo: changed the trade & investment links between Britain and Japan
    Financial Times: journalist who delighted in paradox with unrivaled ability to foresee the future
    Daily Telegraph: The Economist's internal spirit;  
     India Times - Prophet of Change ; New Statesman "entire career at The Economist" ; Matt Ridley - death of a great optimist
    London Times - subscription - journalist who changed minds and opened many more ; Pot-TEX : a giant of journalism
    Sweden's JanErik Larsson - people you never forget

    Among several ways in which global economics has become irrational bordering on insanity, the devaluation of the productive impacts families compound is obscene. There's barely an innovation that advanced the human that would exist without having been nurtured by family as society's deepest microcultural force for good. If you agree- or just want to debate these sentiments - please get in touch. (washington dc  301 881 1655   ) -Association of Family Foundations - skype chrismacraedc

     Why not support a yunus global assembly - macrae family proudly supports yunus glasgow-worldwide assemblies in any way we can 1 2

    Norman Macrae Family Foundation usa 301 881 1655- enjoys helping people develop content for 9 year olds up on social business system design & Job Creation made famous by Bangaldeshi microcredits since 1976;
    We Create What We Want.
    We wanted to go to the moon, so we went there. 
    We achieve what we want to achieve. 
    We accept that poverty is part of human destiny. It’s not!
    We believe we can create a poverty-free world. 
    We need to invent ways to change our perspective.
    We can reconfigure our world if we can reconfigure our mindset. . 
    Social business will be a new kind of business, making a difference in the world.
    Human beings are a wonderful creation embodied with limitless human qualities and capabilities. 
    Entrepreneurs are not one-dimensional human beings, dedicated to maximizing profit. 
    They are multi-dimensional: political, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental.
    The desire to do great things for the world can be a powerful driving force
    Young people dream about creating a perfect world of their own.
    Social business will give them a challenge to make a difference by using their creative talent. 
    Let us join hands to unleash our energy and creativity. 
    Collectively, we can create a poverty-free world.” 
    Source :
     we also try to record history's conflicts from the people's view before mass media deletes the inter-generation learning that peace could have mapped as we go from a nation state age to what ever 21st Century will sustainably or unsustainably spin 
    Please ask your parents to contact my dad if your parents or sisters and brothers can help my mission. Simple way to help -
    host a cafe debate 1 2 on why we 12 year-olds need is celebrations of change agents - thank you obama thank you for using your
    09 presidential awards to celebrate 16 humans worth communing around : Yunus & 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 -but why no FA 
    what's the most wondrous google you can ask us to put here - eg girl power
    Isabella writes: I officially started teenager networking, in search of hi-trust banks and other community sustaining stuff -  on Valentines Day 2010 though we started sponsoring micropublishing of world citizen guides including the first worldiwde directory of entrepreneurial hubs in 2007 and my grandad helped host a luncheon party the day after with dr yunus the day after my birthday in 2008 and an all day day-after- 69th birthday party with dr yunus in dhaka on 29 june 29 help us turn Yunus 69th birthday report into living document - wow a club for schools teaching microcrdit 

    .Murdoch OutFoxes mass media part 1




     IWM: born 69th birthday dialogue of dr yunus hosted by Sofia Bustamante       microeconomist - hope to see yuNus at

     IWM : yunus centre opened on dr yunus 69th birthday; celebration of all his networks achievements to and invitatations to survey goals for sustainainability's greatest games that can be played on gameboards of 12 Collaboration Partnering systems -each game's centre of gravitational governance is a MicroBanks of Social Business (invented 1983 by Bangladeshi Law). 100 Congressmen agreed with Microcreditsummit's Sam Daley Harris that the premier league of MicroBanks started 2010s with teams : Grameen (Bangla), BRAC (Bangla), Jamii Bora (Kenya)  yambassador -is also a yunus network emerging from a 69th birthday wish 

    YUQueenSofiaSpain IWM: Voted Favourite 21st C Place Leader my by teenager peers; has thrice committed everything a monarch can to make microcreditsummit the greatest networking process of sustainability's world 

     YUasa   IWM busy with prep for june29, 2009 celebration of dr yunus 69th birthday and one-day Yes We Can youth dialogue

    IWM: had argument with teachers today as to whether safebanks exist in US; one day kids will mark teachers exam cards; til then better pretend my mindset has been brainwashed

    IWM: if another man is to get a Nobel P , vote for Sam
    IWM: If I could have 3 Nobel P wishes: urgently one for Ingrid, one for Benedicte, and one for whichever woman does most to connect sustainability2012 

    IWM: If Grameen Foundation can be started on $6000 loan, there's hope for us family foundations yet

     IWM: hi gdad - oh lucky man - reading Indian economics corresspondence course as a teenager while waiting to navigate RAF planes out of Dhaka; married daughter of Sir KK Bar of London barrister who spent 25 years connecting round gandhi (from imprisoning him to writing up laws of India's Independence; The Economist's founder of entrepreneurial revolution networks 1976 - so why didn't Mirpur publish his 2008 xmas present to Dr Y in time for son of microcredit to connect

    IWM: UHU hope you met Yunus in Melbourne march 2010

    first entrepreneurial game for every teenager to be - open source gordon dryden, new zealand


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    Gordon Dryden shares 25 years of school kids enjoying internet age:

    Some possible highlighted panels  Three countries. Three different models. Three success stories. But not one mesmerized by technology itself. Only fools worship their tools.  A digital network that links teachers, students and home so the entire family can be part of the learning, discovery process.  'We try to marry the art of teaching with the science of learning, and the benefits of interactive technology.'  All five year-olds do computer animation. Six-year-olds compose digital stories . . . twentyfirst-century literacy.  Imagine a country the same size as an average American state, with four million people, 500,000 students at 2,700 K-12 schools. And every one of those schools — private or public — is a charter school.  Each one of the 2,700 charters is a two-part compact with the Government:  First, to meet or exceed national curriculum standards. Second, to achieve excellence in specific fields. But to give individual professional teachers and principals a free hand to create those "models of excellence" as "Tomorrow's Schools". Now imagine that several school leaders experiment with marrying the world's best learning, teaching and thinking methods to the world's best interactive technology. (1)  Now what might happen if several of those "lead schools" use their combined practices to reinvent education?  It could just result in the world's best program to use digital technology as the catalyst to transform learning, teaching and schooling.  And that, I believe, is what isolated New Zealand, in the South Pacific, has started to do — with great results, specially in elementary school.  England has achieved similar results in high school—but using a different method, and IT again a major component.  And in Singapore an international school, with a global curriculum and a striking digital network linking teachers, home, students and their families is also creating a different school to model first invented over 300 years ago.  1   The resulting challenge is simple: to lead the world in "digital schooling", simply marry the best from the rest of the world with the best from your own culture.  The New Zealand experiment  Leadership, timing, corporate drive and a brilliant role model have combined to help New Zealand use IT to reinvent several aspects of schooling — specially at elementary level.  The role model is New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson who, as a kid, implored his parents to buy him an 8-mm camera and then to let him dig up part of the family's back garden to make movie sets. Years later Jackson's passion, talent and drive was to produce the world's biggest blockbuster movie trilogy, Lord of The Rings. And in one night to see him and team pick up 11 Academy Awards. Then, as a bonus, to turn hometown Wellington into one of the world's most innovative movie capital.  Now New Zealand kids all want to become another Peter Jackson—if they can't become international rugby football or basketball stars.  The leadership came from former Prime Minister David Lange, who in 1987 also became Education Minister. He then asked a leading corporate businessman, Brian Picot, to head up a Commission to rethink the administration of New Zealand schools. Picot's plan swung into operation as the 1980s merged into the 90s. Its aim: to release the multi-talents of the country's most innovative teachers in a drive for "excellence" in "Tomorrow's Schools".  The timing: all this coincided with the launch of the World Wide Web, network browsers like Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Explorer, plus the instant-communications revolution of Yahoo and Google. This helped link the newly unleashed teacher-talents with the new breakthroughs in instant-communications.  And the corporate drive came from the newly formed Apple Education division of the New Zealand agent for Apple Computers. Recruiting good teachers as staff, it's since shown how to use the new interactive technologies for a complete rethink of their impact on school-reform.  The early highlights of this inter-linked reform program:  The Government first abolished its Department of Education — just like that! The replacement: a scaled-down policy-advising Ministry. Then it abolished all the regional Education Boards — wham! And it turned over all power —and the saved administrative costs—to individual charter schools. To gain a charter, each school board (elected by parents and teachers) had to spell out how it would achieve "excellence" in any field it chose—relevant to its community and within curriculum guidelines. Many schools with a large Maori (Polynesian) population set out to excel in both Maori and English. In the main city of Auckland, with the world's largest Polynesian population, other schools opted to teach in Tongan and Samoan as well as English. Others, in farming, timber-processing and fishing areas, set up school farms, forestry plantations and trout-hatcheries. Others in tourist areas set out to link schools and tourist industries together.  
     Still others decided to use latest developments in digital technology as the catalyst to reinventing schooling itself. And the first big innovations came from schools that were about to be built from scratch.  Like Tahatai (Maori for "by the ocean") Coast Primary School (2), in the low-income seaside suburb of Papamoa: the first new one to be built under the "tomorrow's schools" philosophy. More than 35 percent of its population were Maori—traditionally the grouping most failed by traditional "talk and chalk" schools.  Today hundreds of teachers from around the world visit Tahatai every year. In a "digital sense", this is what they find:  All five-year-olds do computer animation. Six-year-olds compose digital stories on laptops and Apple computers. Seven-year-olds design their own websites. Eight-year-olds, working multimedia teams, study an illustrated story by a prominent New Zealand author— and, using all their different talents, turn it into a Disney-type animated cartoon. Nine-year-olds design 3-D animation to invent their "ideal school of the future". Ten-year-olds write, shoot, edit and record music for award-winning video productions. Eleven-year-olds produce, and videotape, their own musical. No graffiti or truancy at the school. In fact, students line up from 7 a.m. each day to get into school. And the school sends home no written reports; instead all are digitally recorded: on video, CD-roms or DVDs. And for any home without a computer, students can take home school laptops overnight. But Tahatai hates to be called an "IT" or "ICT" school. They regard themselves as new twentyfirst-century school, aimed at producing twentyfirst-century global citizens, "competent and confident to tackle any problem or challenge in life" on the basis of a four-part "inquiry" process:  1. How do we do it now? (the present) 2. Why did we decide to do it this way? (the past history and culture) 3. Who else is doing it better? (benchmarking the existing alternative world models) 4. And how can we invent even better solutions? (creating a better future) The New Zealand school year is split into four "terms", rather then two semesters. And at Tahatai the entire school investigates one "inquiry topic" every term? Topics like "learning how to learn", "communications" or "conservation".  They'll then use a wide range of learning technologies and methods both to research the issue and communicate their results. And all other "subjects", such as reading, writing and mathematics, will be blended into the inquiry.  They find the "whole-school inquiry" model excellent for New Zealand's many small-roll primary schools in farming and similar areas, enabling senior students to act as mentors for younger ones.  
     Computer industry leadership  While New Zealand's changes quickly produced great new ideas in a handful of schools, it didn't at first provide a conduit to share that knowledge.  Enter Apple Education. Since 1997, it has:  Organized regular teacher retraining conferences — linking a new philosophy of education with the new interactive technologies. This year's conferences: 15, spread around the country. Run Apple bus tours to take teachers to exemplar schools. Sponsored Apple tours to America: to computers-in-education conferences and visits to IT companies. And set up its own permanent IT training rooms, where teachers and others can take one-day or two-day courses in IT applications. Government role  Despite its success, the New Zealand experiment soon exposed gaps. The new structure provided no set-up to share results: to benchmark best practice.  So the Ministry appointed Carol Moffatt, principal of Oxford Area School—in a small rural community—to head the drive to change that. And in the decentralization spirit of "Tomorrow's Schools", she invited the principals of the 23 best-performing IT schools to meet and brainstorm the opportunities.  The result: to set up a program of "IT clusters", each linking a well-performing "lead" school with between six and 10 others in the same area. Any school could apply for "lead" status—and was selected on the basis of its proven results.  Eight years later, the cluster program has been spectacularly successful. More than half New Zealand's primary schools have been through the two-year cluster-process. Better still, the program has spurred some brilliant new ideas:  Some public schools, notably Sherwood and Gulf Harbor Primary, have set up fully "digital classrooms", where every child has its own computer (families pay $US340 a year extra). In their first week in first grade, every six-year-old at Sherwood learns to shoot and edit videotape. Every seven-year-old learns computer animation. Pomaria Primary, with students from 57 countries, including Pacific Polynesian traditional song-and-dance cultures, encourages all to learn and compose "digital music". All new schools have experimented with new layouts. Many don't even look like schools. And one new public elementary school, Discovery 1, has turned all Christchurch city and community into a classroom. (Students use a Disney-like fun-place adjoining the main city bus terminal as their core center—but then study botany at the city's botanical gardens, learn mathematics, marketing and design in a supermarket; then use computers to record their findings.) 4   
     New high school models  New Zealand's primary schools have been quick to grasp the new IT challenges probably because even well before the computer age they've been Dewey-modeled "discovery" centers.  Most high schools around the world, however, tend to stick with traditional 50-minute "subject teaching". And here England has provided some of the best alternative models for linking new learning and IT methods with a traditional subject-based curriculum.  This started with the "accelerated learning" methods pioneered by the Bulgarian psychologist Georgi Lozanov, using music and other methods of "relaxed alertness" to learn foreign languages much more effectively. In the 1980s English entrepreneur Colin Rose took these and turned them into tape-based do-it-yourself language courses, and followed up with his book, Accelerated Learning, (3) adding such methods as Howard Gardner's "multiple intelligences" and Tony Buzan's "mind mapping" to the mix. In 1994 his company published The Learning Revolution. (4) And soon Scottish teacher Alistair Smith (5) produced the first of his books on accelerated learning in the classroom, highlighting how traditional "subject" classrooms could be transformed by a stimulating, enjoyable, highly-involving "accelerated learning cycle".  His one-day teacher-retraining seminars took off. And nowhere more quickly than at Cramlington Community High School, near the industrial city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where Smith ran his first introductory course for all staff in 1997. Head teacher Derek Wise and Science head-of-department Mark Lovatt were soon to take that "accelerated learning cycle" and start linking it to the new world of IT.  Their remarkable journey since then is told in their inspiring and practical joint book, Creating an Accelerated Learning School, and in their more recent one, Accelerated Learning: A User's Guide. (6)  Says Lovatt, who is now Director of Learning at the School: "We try to marry together the art of teaching with the science of learning, and the benefits of interactive technology: what the learning revolution is all about."  Of all the technology they use, few tools are more effective there than interactive digital whiteboards. Here the British Promethean company has become a world leader with its digital ActivBoards, and Cramlington as one of the main "working models" for its online "collaborative classroom" project: sharing lesson plans from around the world. At Cramlington every teacher and student learns how to use these state-of-the-art teaching-learning tools.  English school performance is monitored by Ofsted, the United Kingdom education review authority. It's been very critical of many botched and costly attempts to introduce interactive technology in schools. But it has singled out Cramlington as a model for how to use interactive technology as a core component for tomorrow's schools, even where restricted by a traditional subject-based curriculum.  New school of the future  For such a school curriculum, visit Singapore and the Overseas Family School. This is a private international school, with 2000 students from more than 60 countries. It was  5   
     the first in Singapore, and one of the first in the world, to introduce the full International Baccalaureate (7) curriculum for all grades from early childhood to senior high school.  But it's done much more. It has integrated the full IB curriculum with a digital network that links school administrators, teachers, students and homes, so the entire family can be part of the learning, discovery process.  At elementary school, IB study centers round six six-week or seven-week global or universal themes each year: planets of the universe, oceans of the world, endangered species—and all other "subjects" are woven into those themes. But the Singapore school's program goes much further. It uses IT and its school-family network as major components. And it adds a choice from six international languages from age six: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Spanish. Each is integrated around the current global theme, so if eight-year-olds are studying the human body, their second-language lessons will be on the same subject. And, in computer labs, they'll be exploring interactive programs on the human brain and respiratory systems, then using other tools to record their findings in graphical, colorful ways.  As they move through high school, these students can not only sit, if they choose, the rigorous exams for International Baccalaureate university-entrance diplomas. They can also carry through life their own digital portfolios, stored on the school's network, to actually show proof of their talents in action. The school even shares its methods with the world, through its "School of the Future" 16-page full-color report on its website.(8)  Three countries. Three different methods. Three success stories.  All involve the new world of interactive technology and instant communications.  But not one is mesmerized by technology itself. Only fools worship their tools.  Instead, each one has used the whole new era of twentyfirst-century technology to invent part of the new school of that same century.  Just like Comenius did over 300 years ago when he used new technology to invent mass-produced textbooks and with them the "modern" school.  Just like Maria Montessori proved a century ago: create the right, stimulating environment and even small children will "explode" into self-directed learning.  Only now the "right environment" includes twentyfirst-century interactive tools.  Get your children to use them to reinvent schooling — and you could be surprised at the results.  Gordon Dryden is the New Zealand-based co-author of The Learning Revolution, a book that has sold 10.2 million copies in China. gordon(@)   1. The author prefers to use "IT" for "interactive technology" rather than the cumbersome ICT for "information and communications technology". 2.  3. Colin Rose, Accelerated Learning, published by Accelerated Learning Systems, Aston Clinton, United Kingdom. 4. Gordon Dryden and Jeannette Vos, The Learning Revolution, current edition published by Network Educational Press, Stafford, United Kingdom. 5. Alistair Smith, Accelerated Learning in Practice and The ALPs Approach (accelerated learning in primary school), with Nicola Call, published by Network Educational Press. 6. Derek Wise and Mark Lovatt, Creating an Accelerated Learning School and Accelerated Learning: A User's Guide, published by Network Educational Press. 7. 8.  — open "School of the Future".
    .=======living document cataloguing grameen and bangladeshi  social business and sustainability investment systems
    - version july 09 Dr Yunus 69th birthday dialogue special edition =====================================

    Core Social Businesses originated for members/owners of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh

    1.1 Grameenmicrocredit –a collateral-free and peer to peer microentrepreneurial system of loans and savings and village centre hubs and life insurance for the rural poorest where the first 100 Taka saved (just over a dollar) makes the member an owner of the bank which by Bangladesh law since time of constitution in 1983 is primarily owned by members with about a sixth owned by government. Established as one of a kind legal identity for poorest owned banking in 1983 from social action project begun in 1976 by 4 co-founders – Professors Yunus and Latifee, 1976 Youth Ambassadors Mrs Begum (today’s head of training and personal development and education social businesses Grameen Shikkha ) and Dipal Barua (today’s co-managing director of Granmeen Bank and head of Grameen Energy/Shakti (1996) -futher references leaflet grameen at a glance; leaflet by nobel prize judge on his july 08 speech to bangladesh youth see also 12 year old reading club search for yunuschoolusa; bangladesh legal constitution bookmark


    1.2 Housing franchise & loan (the grameen house for the poorest, awarded mid 1980s the aga khan architecture prize, is minimum structure with monsoon proof roof , cyclone proof pillars, pit latrine – the whole is put in ownership of female members so that wife and children cannot be evicted if husband divorces)

    1.3 Student loans for university (ie graduation beyond secondary schooling) -this compounds the 15 year long expoential flow promised by 16 decsions of putting all village children through primary and beyond so that each leaves the system at best time for her or his microentrepreneurial freddom to produce and market

    1.4 Loans to become a mobile telephone lady and interconnect nearly 150000 hubs (known as grameen centres –a local community and collaboration space for every group of 60 members) –search also for Grameen Telecom (since 1995) and Grameenphone (since 1996) –also search “Grameen Cybernet” 1996 , “Grameen Communications 1997 ; these loans were the first time entrepreneurs started ending digital divides in a worldwide collaborative way; in other words just as banking for the por stated in 1976 or 1983, inyernetworking for the poor started in 1996; today bangladesh with such as  is a world leader in using mobile for the poor picking off partrnerships with india and china; its as yet unclear in the history of the sustainability of the world whether 1976 or 1996 was the most magic date especially with microgreen sustainability exponentials also beginning 1996 round grameen epicentres for goodwill multiplication and 1996 also being the year in chich the hard work for getting over 2000 yes we can peopleto connevct the greatest networking process ever was connected -formally announced washington dc 1997; also 1996 was when grameen started taking healthcare insurance to a new level at $2 per family per year as it started to develop a rural national health insurance collaboration map - see grameen kalyan below

    2 Other social businesses originated for members of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh

    2.1 Secondary school scholarships about 70% geared to girl power

    2.2 Grameen Check – the marketing of products nationally and internationally of garments manufactured by members who weave clothing as a villagers cottage-based industry –further keyphhtrase searches Grameen Check, Grameen Uddog (1994) & Grameen Shamogree (1996), Grameen Knitwear (1997)

    Other Social Businesses originated by Grameen for Bangladesh

    2.3 Vegetable seeds – for villagers to plant and end childrens night blindness and other vitamin deficiencies

    2.4 Grameen fisheries and livestock –keyphrase search Grameen Motsho O Pashusampad 1994, also grameen krishi 1991 

    2.5 Solar electricity – Grameen Shakti currently installs more solar units than the whole of the USA so that electricity is brought to villages for first time and in a carbon-zero way; in 2009 it has helped form a Bangladehsi consortium that willalso manafactrure solar panels in Bangladesh .


    Biogas ovens


    2.6 Grameen Kalyan 1996 - Wellbeing insurance –

    2.7 Vocational Training

    *Employment Services


    3 Social Businesses originated by Grameen and International Partner Premiering in Bangladesh (and Indian subcontinent)

    3.1 Grameen Danone – hi-nutritional affordable food brand for village children

    3.2 Grameen Eyecare hospital – replication of the Indian social business franchise aravind –end unnecessary blindness – social business loan funding was begun by the social business pop group – (duo of mila sudne and to bevan mentored etc by Grameen America ) 

    3.3 Grameen Veolia – drinking water by filtering out arsenic contamination

    Social Businesses involving Grameen outside Bangladesh

    *Gramen Intel (health and digital knowlgow)

    *Gramen GE (health and digital diagnostics)

    *Grameen Pfeizer

    *Grameen Mayo Clinic

    *Grameen BASF (malaria nets and childrens nutritional supplements)

    *Grameen German Saudi Arabian Hospitals – Teacher Training Hospitals Construction of Health City as training epicenter for rural practitioners to be

    *Grameen Glasgow Caledonian – Training nurses and grassroots paramedics in Bangladesh

    FOR HEALTH – BEGIN AT WWW.GRAMEENHEALTH.COM AND  -read discussion leaflet circulated by dr yunus at 2009

    *Grameen – social business partnerships towards owning mobile money’s standard –

    FOR INTERNET & MOBILE TECHNOLGY FRO THE POOR START AT MUCH MORE AT WWW.GRAMEENSOLUTIONS.COM  (1999) which is the world’s premier r&d incubation for internet for the poor partnerships

    –also search Grameen IT Park (2001), Grameen Inforamtion Highway  (2001), Grameen Star Education (2002), Grameen Bitek (2002)


    4 Other social businesses originated internationally by Grameen and with local partners

    4.1 Grameen Trust (since 1989)– funding and replication of microcredit for the poorest around the world

    *Grameen Credit Agricole to be a social business fund promoting worldwide student and other competitions among social business designers with a likely priority emphasis on Africa . Part of an emerging family of European funds which include Monaco ’s *Prince Albert Fund for Environmental Sustainability projects and prize competition networks such as Ashden Awards microenergy prize system and alumni. Back in Bangladesh Grameen bank has always seen its mission as helping to plant a “giant seedbed for entrepreneurship” –early keyphrases “Grameen Fund (1994) and Grameen Byabosa Bikash” 2001 and “Grameen Capital Management” (1998)

    4.2 Grameen Carlos Slim – Grameenmicrocredit system for Mexico –Latin American alumnin of microcvredit need to check models ownership by the poorest very carefully. Major US NGOs have introiduced unsustrainable models. Alumni of the 4 microcreditsummits Bali, Indonesia 08, Columbia 09, Nairobi, Kenya 10, Madrid Spain 11 are invited to develop hi-trust networks around this issue – the Bangladeshi originated youth ambassador5000 being one; the southern hemisphere accord between queen sofia, ingrid munro of Kenyan Jamii Bora and Sam Daley Harris of being another; *the 93 congressmen proposal to the world bank being another.

    4.3 Grameen -and other bottom-up microcredits -  wors in association with to connect microcredit and fair trade organic markets - projects under way in about 12 countries - major partner John Mackey (new book conscious capitalism) who aims with wholefoods to do to the future of foods supermarketing what Bangladeshi microcredit aims to do to future of financial services for and by people

    4.4 Grameen with HEC paris - the first SMBA

    legend used in above: * means agreemenet signed - project developing


    The Yunus Centre is currently in the incubation period to create joint ventures with the following companies:

    • Felissimo, Japan
    • Otto, Germany
    • Shaklee, USA
    The Yunus Centre is also in the process of setting up Social Business Funds with the following organizations:
    • Islamic Development Bank
    • Monaco Fund
    Other Rumors of what's posible involve adidas in next world cup, volksvagen, and allianz

    Listing started by YunusForum  Transatlantic Supporters Mostofa Zaman (Bangladeshi Villager and London Uni undergraduate), Sofia Bustamante in London, Alexis Sumsion New York (NYU undergraduate), Chris Macrae Washington DC – any errors are solely Chris Macrae’s


    Dear Alexis, friends of yunus 20 year olds and younger

    as far as I know the dialogue went well; on dr yunus birthday 100 bangladeshis and our 9 person foreign team were invited to the opening of the new yunus centre . - in his 20 minute speech in bengali dr yunus stopped to thank international dialogue group for joining in the celebration; and I even got forgiven for calling mrs begum mother of microcredit

    mostofa and your and other people's years work on youth ambassador5000 was well received as per slide attached the next day in our 2.5 hour personal session ; a delegate from the british council and 2 senior people from BRAC joined in

    mostofa will work next month in dhaka; the idea is to plant groups of up to 10 students per group on specific themes by 1 sept; students can form their own small friends team (eg social action group as per chapter 11 of blue book) or a student club or anything in between ; those who select a particular theme will be put on their own circulation lists at september 1 and asked to tell each other how each is going to start the year with the theme

    would you like to be a theme leader on womens microcredit or journalism of social business or pretty well anything you choose; I found out that yunus wasnt immediately aware of who is partnering or grameen's behalf with goldman scahs 10000 women so I will fix that with anne black partner in charge at goldmans , and try to start getting a list of new york region employers to be who actually support micro up which was one of many great ideas your 10 hours of diocsussions with me helped clarify; I think that our celebration report is probably something that can even be sent to the likes of jeffrey sachs to get him to come off the fenbce on which side he is on micro or macro? similarly I will be surveying shareholdres of The Economist- we only need one positve reply per 100 of the great and the good to get flow

    bbc reporter paul rose has started blogging

    Bangladesh is the most crowded place on Earth and will become even more impossibly packed in the next 30 years.

    Approximately 20% of its land will be lost to the rising waters brought about by climate change.

    Today's 150 million Bangladeshis also have to face cyclones and arsenic-contaminated water. About half of the population is illiterate and a third live on less than one US dollar a day.

    While others make plans for overpopulation, global warming mitigation and sustainable development, in Bangladesh, it is time for action. And the leadership is coming from within.

    BBC presenter Paul Rose has travelled to Bangladesh to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of micro-credit and visionary of hope for the world's poor.

    He will also visit villages, field projects, and schools; and talk to the country's leading innovators to report on life at the "front line of sustainable development".


    "We must do everything we can to provide enough safe water for every Bangladeshi," says a representative of the environmental services firm, Veolia.

    "Climate change has meant that our monsoon is no longer reliable and we are desperately short of water."

    In the small village of Goalmari, about a hundred local people gathered to celebrate the opening of the first arsenic water decontamination plant built by Veolia.

    It is the result of another successful partnership between Grameen Bank and big business. Professor Yunus set up Grameen Bank in the 1970s to provide financial services for the rural poor.

    Goalmari celebration
    Heavy rain falling in Goalmari almost drowned the camera

    On the stage, Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank officials and local dignitaries all agreed enthusiastically with the opening remarks.

    But at the exact moment we all applauded, the heavens opened with the mother of all thunderstorms.

    The noise of the heavy rain on the tarpaulins overhead made it almost impossible to hear the presentations. When the fabric began to sag and leak there was a scramble to cover those on stage with umbrellas.

    We all moved around to the dry spots, and young lads pushed up on the sags with long poles and drained the water to the sides. Then then the music started.

    Girls danced on stage, everyone bopped to the music, while rain poured in through every seam.

    There were no dry places now so we took photographs of our wet selves and had lovely laughing conversations with the villagers.

    It didn't matter that I speak no Bangla or that their English was limited; we were having a great time.

    And the event was worthy of a celebration; The Grameen and Veolia partnership means that these people will now have clean water to drink.

    Throughout their lives so far, the only water that has been available to them was contaminated with arsenic.

    Traditionally, people here have used rivers and ponds for drinking water. But by the 1970s, the lack of sanitation and water-borne disease was killing an estimated 250,000 children each year.

    The solution seemed simple: Tube wells for every village. Millions of wells were sunk and the unlimited cool water and reduction in the child death rate seemed evidence of success.

    But no-one had checked to see if the ground water was safe; in fact it contains large amounts of naturally-occurring arsenic.

    It took over 20 years before testing of the well water over the border in West Bengal showed that it was contaminated, and that it was poisoning large numbers of people.

    Early symptoms of arsenic poisoning include skin blisters and dark blotches. This is followed by internal organ damage and arsenic-induced cancers.

    Solving this crisis is a huge task. It will take longer to test all of the tube wells than it took to drill them.

    It will take longer still to set up decontamination plants. And even longer than that to communicate the problem to the millions of people who remember the well water as something marvellous that saved them from the surface water diseases.

    In the meantime, over 50 million people are still drinking water that is poisoning them.

    So we really did have something to celebrate at Goalmari. The innovative partnership of Grameen and Veolia started to save lives from the first batch of clean water.

    The music stopped, the final messages of congratulations were sent from those on stage; and the rain stopped immediately. Surely a good omen for the success of this essential project.


    estelle is working all month in dhaka on films that youth can show each other on the deeper aspects of how bangladesh's microentreporeneur revolution is changing the world' she will be co-launching in new york and paris in september, and works closely with the team preparing the blockbuster yunusmovie ; hope you get a chhance to meet since there is no 20 year old in amerca who | find more credible in wanting to end old banking's normaly than you

    I think I know reasonably well the 6 people who will help dr yunus around europe in connecting social business knowhow to be every youth's opportunity;  now I know where conflicts with youth have enetered into the global branding system I will make sure they are surgically removed before I waste any more young peoples' time

    assuming I have made progress on that, tell me if there is a convenmeint time to have a collaboration cafe in new york before september 1, so I can maximise how younus goodwill networks can help your career flows

    with microeconomics truth - yes we can take down wall streets and berlin walls and every other man made folly that english colonialim spun for far too many centuries


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    this latest boardgame goes alongside education change mail we are going to read through -collaboration the new innovation advantage of microeconomic networks Year by year since 2005 WCBN & I have had a go at worldwide brand decoding yunus mindset of how YES 12 collaboration partners CAN multiply value eg 2006 Breakthrough - for first time in the world triangularisation of a
    • nobel world stages (2010s world's most famous heroes ain't tiger no more),
    • total corporate brand responsibility Grameen (ie Global Village) Danone
    •  Grameen Micro Social Business System Bank- 33 years of microeconomics franchises that compound 10 times more economic local/community exponentials of sustainable growth
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      "Year by year since 2005" involves  a hidden expert way because part of WCBN 1995 book on global brand partnerships is very unpopular involving forbidden questions - our practice of world class brand system theory maps Your & Our minds as neural networks of identifiers that can be changed completely if someone puts one slogan in yours that is not in mine and which is central to how you parse everything; I am not saying its a precisely right explanation (indeed I prefer not to present such subliminal stuff  directly because as a Cambridge MA in statistics I dont want to spend my life arguing with psychologists as well as numbers men) - but in practice the busier peoples minds are the more it explains how their minds SET and why they hate unlearning- and one of our great problems as videoed at Yunus RAC lunch is that uk and usa macroeconomists would prefer to destroy sustainability of world than need to unlearn in front of masses). We can survey whether that’s the case of all economist shareholders or not as we have been since I requested help to do this at be the change 2005 The case for freeing global markets to transparently value sustainability and integrating as maths people do from details up not global standards downyunus puts it like this (red text) in his speech to india parliament earlier this month The social business is a non-loss, non-dividend company dedicated entirely to achieving a social goal.  (If your head knows this system design works it will never be the same again in how it manages or brands or action learn teamworks anything- the world's most purposeful organisational systems can be designed, innovated and collaboration partnered this way) The wonderful promise of social business makes it all the more important that we re-define and broaden our present economic framework.  We need a new way of thinking about economics that is not prone to creating series of crises; instead, it should be capable of ending the crises once for all.  Now is the time for bold and creative thinking—and we need to move fast, because the world is changing fast.  The first piece of this new framework must be to accommodate social business as an integral part of the economic structure.  AND something I realise about you sofia -like many of the greatest open space facilitators -  is unless you feel the game's language is as much you as anyone else (even yunus) you wont use compared with other stuff you are spinning (in other words I might as well spend the next 5 weeks getting on with a book than assuming we will get a gameboard brochure that is yours as much as anyone's in the world) actually one of my biggest problems is the labeling the CP12 and particularly the label that is most you which I am provisionally calling  CP11 DigiYouth Pervasive job creative culture
    the sustainability games opportunity to choose cp11 in language that unites way yunus perceives this value multiplier, the way you identify london creative labs, the way that tech wizards including tav can use technology for the poor as well and the worldwide to collaboratively create a billion jobs the big news of 2008 was the opening of the nobel museum in dhaka which tav you and I saw  - the first use of nobel name outside nordica and the fact that the nobel judge spoke to 1000 bangladeshi youth congratulating them on being in on the epicentre of digiyouth culture -the yellow nobel grameen leaflet Isabella and I have asked you and mostofa to curculate 100s of round london this is where all kazi and yunus stories on the majority of future jobs will have to be created microentrepreneurially by youth not by an education system that says if you come top of some obscure set of historical exams that now cost 250000$ for harvard to administer to you and put you in permanent debt - there will be global-down top jobs waiting for you; as kazi said even those in bangladesh that go to university find there are few jobs for them  -or as yunus says in his speech to indian parliament  LISTEN TO YUNUS IN INDIA AGAIN ON DIGIYOUTH CULTUREGrameen Bank encourages children of Grameen families to go to school.  It offers education loans to them to pursue higher education.  There are more than 42,000 students who are currently pursuing their education in medical schools, engineering schools, and universities financed by education loans from Grameen Bank.  We encourage these young people to take a pledge that they will never enter job market to seek jobs from anybody.  They'll be job-givers, not job seekers.  We explain to them that their mothers own a big bank, Grameen Bank.  It has plenty of money to finance any enterprise they wish to float—so why waste time looking for a job working for someone else?  Instead, be an employer, rather than an employee. Today, Grameen Bank is a nationwide bank serving the poor in every single village of Bangladesh.  It has 8 million borrowers, 97 per cent of whom are women.  The bank is owned by the borrowers.  Nine of the thirteen members of the board of directors are elected by the borrowers as shareholders.  Grameen Bank lends out over $ 100 million a month in collateral-free loans averaging about $ 200.  Poverty Belongs in Museums
    Every human being is born into this world fully equipped not only to take care of himself or herself, but also to contribute to the well being of the world as a whole. Some get the chance to explore their potential, but many others never get the chance to unwrap the wonderful gifts they were born with. They die with those gifts unexplored, and the world remains deprived of their contribution.

    Grameen has given me an unshakeable faith in the creativity of human beings and the firm belief that human beings are not born to suffer the misery of hunger and poverty.
    We can create a poverty-free world if we collectively believe in it—a world in which the only place you would be able to see poverty is in poverty museums. Some day, school children will be taken to visit these poverty museums.  They will be horrified to see the misery and indignity that some human beings had to go through. They will blame their ancestors for tolerating this inhuman condition for so long

    Putting Today’s Powerful Technology to Work
    The world today is in possession of amazingly powerful technology.  That technology is growing very fast, becoming more powerful every day.  Almost all of 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 mandate given to them by their shareholders.  Imagine what we can achieve if we use of this same technology to solve the problems of the people!

    Technology is a kind of vehicle.  One can drive it to any destination one wants.  Since the present owners of technology 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, technology will go there.  The choice is ours. Present theoretical framework does not give this choice. Inclusion of social business creates this choice.

    One more point to ponder – there will be no need to make an either/or choice.  Using technology for one purpose doesn’t make it less effective for serving a different purpose. Actually, it is the other way around.  The more diverse use we make of technology, the more powerful it gets.  Using technology for solving social problems will not reduce its effectiveness for money-making use, but rather enhance it.

    The owners of social businesses can direct the power of technology to solve our growing list of social and economic problems, and get quick results.
     Social business gives everybody the opportunity to participate in creating the kind of world that we all want to see.  Thanks to the concept of social business, citizens don't have to leave all problems in the hands of the government and then spend their lives criticizing the government for failing to solve them.  Now citizens have a completely new space in which to mobilize their creativity and talent for solving the problem of our time. Seeing the effectiveness of social business governments may decide to create their own social businesses or partner with citizen-run social businesses, and/or incorporate the lessons from the social businesses to improve the effectiveness of their own programmes.

    Governments will have an important role to play in the promotion of social business.  They will need to pass legislation to give legal recognition to social business and create regulatory bodies to ensure that transparency, integrity, and honesty are ensured in the social business sector.  They can also provide tax incentives for investing in social businesses as well as for social businesses themselves.
     During the current financial crisis, the falsity of the old assumption became even more visible. While big conventional banks with all their collateral were collapsing, microcredit programmes, which do not depend on collateral, continued to be as strong as ever.  Will this demonstration make the mainstream financial institutions change their minds ?  Will they finally open their doors to the poor?

    I am quite serious about this question.  When a crisis is at its deepest, it can offer a huge opportunity.  When things fall apart, that creates the opportunity to redesign, recast, and rebuild.  We should not miss this opportunity to redesign our financial institutions.  Let’s convert them into inclusive institutions.  Nobody should be refused access to financial services.  Because these services are so vital for self-realization of people, I strongly feel that credit should be given the status of a human right.
    The more time you spend among poor people, the more you become convinced that poverty is not created by poor people.  It is created by the system we have built, the institutions we have designed, the concepts we have formulated.  Poverty is an artificial, external imposition on a person.  And since it is external, it can be removed. YunusForum Social Action Business team slogan approved by yunus: impossible becomes possible when right people time place action(sofia as first anchor woman of social business ) From micropublishing world citizen collaboration entrepreneur guides since summer2006 I think you and I know darn well that youth epicentres of cp11 are around yunus (begum-islm), around you, lucknow, taddy blecher, new zealand, sanpatrigano, kenya's jamii bora, some harrison owen alumni, Eva Vertes in medicine, hopefully CSUCI LA etc though I am not sureanyone has mapped where the tech-youth epicentres (probably parts of china and bangalore) joyful new decade to you & londoners players of sustainability boardgameschris macrae 301 881 1655 isabellawm family foundation skype isabellawm Entire Education in the world must be concerned with the affairs of the age - luckNOW
      footnote on year by year since 2005 Year by year since 2005" involves  a hidden expert way because part of WCBN 1995 book on global brand partnerships is very unpopular involving forbidden questions - our practice of world class brand system theory maps Your & Our minds as neural networks of identifiers that can be changed completely if someone puts one slogan in yours that is not in mine and which is central to how you parse everything; I spent 23 years coming to this inconvenient  mapmaking conclusion both building millions of hours of interview data on social needs in 40 countries (particularly muslim women as our french-global company Novaction's main client was unilever in south asia) using the first database software (MIT's express by urban and silk) and doing early trials of how internet elearning does and doesnt work for something that pretentiously called itself the UK National Development project in Computer Assisted Learning which in those days was epicentred in leeds but has moved to Glasgow (and discussing the 1984 future history scenario book of dad's and mine which contrary to what yunus said in India’s parliament did predict the fall of the berlin wall within one quarter future accuracy However more relevantly today it forecast that worldwide sustainability would be determined by whether the world aligned around a cheerful noble prize winner in billion people tv reality shows connecting internet to search for billion of micro up jobs – chapter 6 of book I gave you and tav, and yunus back in jan 08

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