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ereco.JPG  ER update year 50: Change expoentials that have spiralled relentlessly since 1960s moon landing are now known to have put us on a sustainability critical path-

By 2030 human intelligence will have been tested both by robots and mother nature (1 green 2 health 3 does our spevcies still value children as our primary invetsent)

To be or not to be has never been so urgent.Can you help us with the new socio-economic maps of EntrepreneurualRevolution and Social Busieness -contact points lists of @obamauni; articles of linkedin UNwomens about 20 Economist and new Uni co-blogs eg, archives of and newly purposeful category models at

Around the time of the moon landing gordon moore who went on to co-found intel

and norman macrae the end poverty sub-editor of The Economist both dedicated the

rest of their lives to the most exciting change ever: in gordon's moore's law committed to several trillion

times more capacity in the silicon chip (a doubling every 18 moints to 2030) and norman's Entrepreneurual  Revolution

livelihood education and post-colnial world gtrade maps and societal apps of #digitalcooperation dounbling every 7 years 2030 versus 1946 

Imaginne if a milennila gorl or boy designs a microfrancheis  ie sustainability service that millions of communities need to replicate -

lets assume with partners if necessary it benchmarks as most effecetive efficient expkadable for its goal- 

how would that be financed- aftre 15 years discussiion with women empowerment eladers in bangladesh these are possible 2020s ways

 ER Giving

bangakdesh (pre-digotal area 1971 - to end 20y=th c) has proven the most scalable giving is educational, livelihood creating, graduates eg girls stuck in povery to owiung a poositive income generating microfranchise- there is a lot of false professorioal courses on bangaldesh's model; back in 1970 both china andwhat was then caled east pakistan had suffered the same 1960s cris- over 10% of vilage mothers and children had starved to death- both helped each other adapt solutions: ruice science, vegetable science, oral rehydration, last mile vilage health servive- china had positive inward investmengt from its dispora 

in hing kong taiwan and singpaore- whereas bangaldesh had to take give dierctly models to the limit -leades like sitr

fazle abed and dr yunus lived in the villages for over a decade testing solutions and building grassroots networks up -little-data-big so to speak -miraculously the greatest ER giving solution empowered village girls to 1  graduate to microfranchsiing their family food securitu, 2) to bgraduate toi microfranchising last mile vilage ehalth services, and 3 earned them gifting of the most efficient village primary education system - 

if you go to western universities and wannt to help develop sustainability goal solutions- either elarn to code or make sure the prcatical skill you want to microfranchis is not traped by you getting stuck with an expensive certificate where you have to learn a false economic model- back at the tgime of the moon landing most colege degrees in devloeped clountries were gifted or funded through taxes- a terrible mistake happend in the 5 subsequent decades- just when investing in the next generation's access to 4000 times more coms tech could have the been the most positive new moneyu ever- governments represneting vetsred interests of big businesses and ild peoples pensions not only requitred stiudnts to take on debt but whenever theyir investments gfialed eg subprime banking they required the next generatyion to vbail them ou- 

 ER Taxing

er taxing would only make sense if the purspoe of the tax was operated round young peopels innovation of microfranchises not by gov run social services 

sadly becuase  developed natuiions failed to innovate this model , nations needing post-colonial models ofetn ended up with not only inefficient gov sevices but trickle down aid with all the inneficies of netother giving nor investing directly in community sustaining soilutions 


 ER NewMoney

 paper curencies are known by transparent economists to be dkisatrous wherever nations want to rapidly innovate- specifically to take advantahe of 4000 times moore social apps- people like jack ma and sir fazle abed have fortunatly led the way in digital currencies and sufficuent big dats small to start the currency chain with small and youthful enyerorsies instead of the big vetsed interests and subprime property ops that big government in usa and europe has wagtsed most of the ,obile digital age around 

when you think abou it every time government gives out liecenes for new media - the opportunity should be to design into that a new leapfroging currency- otherwise you give away a natorual or public asses to the biggest intersts who will use the money to block any chnage that thraetens their bigness- although history shows that over 80% of innovations that improved the human lot took a tot of time and emerged from community or small enterprsien network, this kowledge has not benen applied by any tv age democracy - ironically just as the moon landing launched the greatest ever change dynamic that could have empowered all people, tv advertsising age did the exact opposite- today west caost usa is stuck with digital startups based on ad models not on livelihood education models-  

ER New Media/Celebs

there are a few last chnaces to chnage mass media- disagtrlously up to 2016 the most profitable non projfit - olympics, fifa etc- used youth to make fortyunes which were then spent by bureucrats- the 2020 olylpivcs is the first to use big data to opposite effect- if additionally we can twin sporting celebs with bottom up causwes - see and yokioo one moon races on earth we might return to an age where the value youth creates in sports fashions arts is grounded in heoines whose alumni give back to the sustainability goals livelihood education and digotal wizarry needed if sustainbility not extinction is to be how we linkin the worldwide moores  

ER new business -its realy hard to see how a businewss that pays out dividneds can be the most effective way to deliver a purposful gioal= equally only an organsioation with  positive income model can scale- of copurse if you go back to the economist's er 1976 diownloadable at you will see that it was known that the 3 least sustainble irgansiationL modles for teh 21st were the old western leguslated ones of gov corp and charity- profesisons still hvent adjusted to this chalenge in the west;s developed nations 


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- cogniscent of the "damn" saying about liars and statisticians, i dont want to throw any bricks in glass houses

but clearly there are 2 opposite schools of economists only one of which can help sustain humanity

at  join us in the 1461 most exciting days of searching sustainability's who's who - COLLABORATE NOW

if you value the inter-generational faith that healthy societies generate strong economies not vice versa 

Death Wish and Muhammad Yunus 70th birthday party

The Economist Norman Macrae last wish was to see Adam Smith Scholars and Glasgow University help bangaldesh (the 100+ million nation empwered by world's poorest women) edit a journal -  Norman died 3 weeks before 2010.s interdependence weekend and birthday wish party in Glasgow with Muhammad Yunus - download for free the first edition of Journal of Social Business


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 join 270 year search scots have linkedin round

world ever since adam smith's guidebook on moral sentiments 1748, 36 years after the birth of industrial revolution steam emines and 95 years before scot

James Wilson came down to london to sack vested interest MPs, launch The Economist and ask queen victoria to host royal society inquests into what IR

world's biggest decision-makers, Sadly for James he died of dairrhea 9 months into his expedition for Victoria to reform raj economics in Calcutta, fortunately

for royal families his on-in-law walther bagehot helped complete commonwealth tarsnformation of the English Constitution but not in time to prevent 2 world wars

from being necessary to end empire and the less than zero sum game of big countries taking coal and iron of smaller ones- fortualtely the East has risen and risen

because its looked for post-industraul revolution models that do not seize each others carbon or metals, and value growth of people more than consuming things 

though they were doing with not so happy indeas like slavetrading .................

2017 contribution to genre - extract, mass flourishing Nobel Phelps

Manufacturing job losses in the American Rust Belt have left predominantly white working-class men with a standard of living little better than their parents had. For many years, particularly in Appalachia, they have felt that society has shown them little respect. They can no longer fill an important role in their family, community, or country, and the perception that high earners are not paying their fair share, while others receive benefits without working magnifies their sense of injustice.

But there are also deeper reasons for their anger. These men have lost the opportunity to do meaningful work, and to feel a sense of agency; and they have been deprived of a space where they can prosper, by gaining the satisfaction of succeeding at something, and grow in a self-fulfilling vocation. They would like to be in a position to imagine and create things that matter. The “good jobs” in some manufacturing branches offered these men the prospect of new challenges, learning, and attendant promotion. Bottom-rung retail and service-industry jobs offer none of that.

In losing their “good jobs,” these men lost the central source of meaning in their lives. The rise in suicide and drug-related deaths among Americans that Anne Case and Angus Deaton found is evidence of this loss.

In determining an appropriate response to this problem, we should first consider the underlying causes of Western stagnation. Hansen, in a 1934 paper, wrote that, “Secular stagnation is caused by the lack of new inventions or new industries”; and, as I show in my book Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change, American innovation first began declining or narrowing as far back as the late 1960s.

By that time, America’s innovative spirit – the love of imagining, exploring, experimenting, and creating – had been weakened by a corporatist ideology that permeated all levels of government and replaced the individualist ideology upon which capitalism thrives. While private ownership remains extensive, the government now exerts control over much of the private sector. A private actor with a new idea often needs government approval to start up; and firms that enter an existing industry must compete with incumbents that usually already have government support. Although Silicon Valley created new industries and improved the pace of innovation for a short time, it, too, has run up against diminishing returns.

To revive innovation, we need to change how business is done. 

Soros Alumni Update 2017

​CFP - The Dimensions of Poverty Conference

Deadline: 31 January 2017

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YSI Working Groups are cooperating with Dimensions of Poverty conference 

2012 Soros - Germany’s role as the fiscal taskmaster for Europe will create tensions that could destroy the eurozone, billionaire investor George Soros said Wednesday.

Soros said the European Central Bank’s efforts to boost liquidity has helped the banking system, but did little for the highly-indebted members of the union.

“It leaves the weaker members of the eurozone relegated to the status of third world countries that became highly indebted in a foreign currency,” Soros said in remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

But ‘instead of the IMF, Germany is acting as the taskmaster imposing fiscal discipline,” he said. “This will generate tensions that could destroy the European Union.” 


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- if you actiobaly value youth';s sustainability work out which of 3 g20s to connect with
germany 2017 -i'm last person to help you with that
argentina 2018 - since i have spent most time in rome since paris lost yunus - i can help a bit in finding youth connecting that
india 2019 yes i can help with that my grandfather worked 25 years with mahatma gandhi

china yes since bangladesh lost yunus bank the two spaces i spend most time interviewing youth are anything to do with sir fazle abed and anything to do with china's open education agendas for sustaining livelihoods of half a billion youth -there is no social safety nets for grandparents unless most chinese youth are fully and sustainably employed- jack ma and xi jinping know that - have another look at their g20 invitations to everyone with a sustainable small enterprise future to channel

i have worked on valuation of global brands for over 35 years -whether there are any headquartered in europe that have positive  trust-multiplying value is unclear while you all are trapped in a currency that is even worse for youth than subprime, and have 30 years of compounding the worst border policies 
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i went over to chat to yunus 10 times between 2007 and 2011; i attended 30 of his student summits and entrepreneur competions mainly across states with black or rural colleges -each time he promised to empower young person i brought with me but in losing the bank he required everyone to deal with hans including the poorest youth whose innovation networks i had introduced him to

i have worked all y life on mass media but hate its use by someone who coldd be sharing learning and livelihoods instead of making money

i will arrange one more euro tour late february either side of visits to china where i believe in the new 
poverty ending entrepreneur partnefrs - eg ma's blockchains and dhaka to chat to sir fazle's family- i welcome people accompanying me if they really want to end poverty with youth educatgion
i very much value  moinica yunus side of yunus family

if there is any purpose in us meeting while I am in europe please suggest dates that suit you best and location- altrerantively i live in dc and spent most of my time in beijing boston berkeley hangzhou new york and baltimore and san diego - happily meet you if you are passing through any of those spaces 



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lessons India and China can win-win through small enetrprises getting free market access on e-commecrce platform - already 400000 chinese customes buy from indian suppliers on ali baba platforms - india buinesses are sceond most productive on our platfrom to china - i commit to building youth enetrpreneur and technology relatinships with india 


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    Jack Ma answers a question from an audience member in Korea: What would you do if you are 25 years old again. 


Number 1 job creating entrepreneur designs platform of world social trade

Celebrating POP of young professional transformation

Facilitating intergen spaces of innovative human technology and deep community empowerment

Grounding humanity’s dna over 40 year birth of the worldwideweb

Joy of storytelling impossible becomes possible

Place leadership’s number 1 partnerships connector of sustainability’s jobs

Valuing quarter of a millennium’s trust exponentials of microeconomic futures next generations need

Hubbing technology so  that youthful coders 4 sustainability serves human beings and leapfrog infrastructures


Empowering youth to pioneer 21st C education and peer to peer missing curricula


Jack Ma

Jim Kim

Harrison Owen

Tim Berners Lee @ MIT

Muhammad Yunus

Xi Jinping

George Soros



Taddy Blecher




English and Chinese – Freeing Global Youth’s 2 most valuable languages of Future’s History


Coders4sustainability number 1 partnership open university – AliBabaUNI

Transforming the systems rules


Conversations deep into every community’s humanity – understanding the conflicts that need to be navigated in emerging borderless worl of spending 4000 times more on communications technology 2030 versus 1946

Anchoring the final 15 years (2015 to 2030) of social movements of the greatest learning generation

Educating the educators- the stories needed so that little sisters overcame big brothers just in time to validate how peaceful societies generate strong economies not vice versa

Commons Rights Any Chen Qian Podacster 7 wonders of jack ma -dearft september 2016

7 wonders of Jack Ma and China’s Special Gifts to Global Youth Empower


Wonder 1 (age 10 1976) Education opportunity to learn English & Chinese – valuing how global youth build friendships and trust around world

Wonder 2 (age 28 1994) on first trip abroad (USA), Ma sees web and asks the most exciting question- how can the www develop people and jobs. (Compare Ma’s journey with www in chunese speaking world to Berners Lee’s birth of www 5 years earliuer in English speaking world)

Wonder 3 what happens in a country with a leader like Ma who starts turning every shopping channel and digital financial services into a market that gives small enterprises and villagers equal opportunity to build lives and communities

Taobao, the mall, alipay, ant financial

Wonder 4 – CCC: Conscious Chinese Capitalism -  back in 1976 all businesses were state owned. How many entrepreneurs in China are like Ma – celebrating a conscious purpose to develop people. Is this Chinese Capitalism an opportunity for global youth to linkin around the world. See which biggest business leaders are inspired to jon ma at the twice-a-year China Entrepreneur Club

Ma Wonder 5 – what if Hangzhou has become the number 1 collaboration capital of job creating entrepreneurs: in 2016 Ma’s home town Hangzhou (China G20 celebration)  becomes the world’s epicentre for firsttime in 1000 years.  Leader Xi JInping invites nations and youth to brainstorm ideas actioning sustainability goals including Ma’s social wotrld trade platform eWTP


Wonder 6 – how to improve globalisation (big data analysed bottom up) in 2016, celebrating Jack Ma’s appointment to UN as special adviser on youth entrepreneurship , Jim Kim asks what if the ali baba way – analysing big data on behalf of small enterprises – is the secret sauce to ending poverty

ALIBABAUNI 7– Jack Ma starts developing training partnerships around the world in training courses integrating coding as the third literacy (with English and Chinese) freeing global youth as #LearningGeneration. Which places will be the first to love their youth enough to trust in partnering 7 wonders of sustainability and human growth worldwide? The Uni partnerships worldwide may also be Ma’s ideal open space for the two foci he aims to priortise time on – young adult entrepreneurs and environment

linkin jack ma wonder 7 :a worldwide open uni of coders of #learninggeneration -please help search partners alibabauni:

columbia uni imperative fund@ engineering school; NYU engineering partnership with shanghai and abu dhabi; MIT various including coders of world's largest cashless banks bkash and mpesa; uk cranfield? Imperial? (prince charles and royal society connections) : amma uni on naontechnology; brac uni bangladesh; kenya's coding school moringa

help list friends of Ma #7 - eg Kim






Favorite video on social business - text usa 240 316 8157's the real scoop about the terribly misunderstood microcredit models

there are bigger case study scoops and movements rising from china and ali baba univesrity model

would love to include whatever is s.americas imperative fubd scoop model or others eg that johns friends like beck, marinez (all of MIT) and mackey may be tuning




Whats your social model and whats your business model


Whom do you trust more the person whose first question is social and second is business or vice versa.


If you lead with what is the social model – I assume you are asking how do we ensure positive cash flow around a solution that multiplies so much good for human beings that everyone is proud to partner it – whether its workers with their lifetimes or investors with their resources or customers with their loyalty or the next great relevant coder/innovator,  or those countries or societies who have done most to celebrate the conscious  purpose of empowering society and the way above zero sum social world trade economy that human sustainability depends on


However having positive cashflow every quarter isn’t enough if you are in market undergoing local to global technology revolutions. Very few of the pre-digital age microfinances that were most trusted in the 20th c have survived the last 20 years of mobile connectivity. There will be times when you need to call on huge scaling up investments so a sustainable social business model either needs to save from the good times, or make more than just positive cashflows or it needs to have built relationships with the most trusted and transparent of long term sustainability investors.



The biggest lesson from Muhammad Yunus is his 100% social business model failed to do that. If he had been prepared to design models between 51% to 100% social business depending how big that sectors networking changes were going to be, he would have been global youth’s number 1 partner in ending poverty and celebrating sustainability goals. Fortunately the network that actually did most since 1972 to empower village mothers to develop Bangladesh BRAC has done exactly what Muhammad Yunus didnt quite manage to achieve.


Sir Fazle Abed whose BRAC designed BKASH (the number 1 cashless banking system in a major developing world nation) has asked China's most trusted young female reporters to develop newsletter explaining how china's social modelers have leapfrogged beyond his life's work -coming soon......

Extract from EconomistYouth Diary of action networking September 2016

 are you able to be in new york 18 september when many of us will meet up and celebrate UN future of education -30 worldwide leaders with national impacts including jack ma on the wackiest future partnerships in education the UN will likely ever see 

ban-ki moon has promised to take this movements next steps up up as one of his last commitments before a (female?) leader of UN takes over - pity we cant find an under 30 leader to co-share that office but there we go -with luck the UAE education commissioner will explain how such youth ministry empowers

 NY 18 Sept is a very expensive weekend to find accommodation in new york being height of UN year (with eg clinton global and all that stuff)

YouthinDevelopment's Jim Kim will be there pitching education's future too- his previous co-creation over 25 years with paul farmer partners in health  in boston remains the network mit people seem amazingly underconnected with - as for tufts - nicholas are you still connecting there -arguably nicholas wrote the first case study book popularising leapfroging? Charlie do you still linkin through Boston? 

jargon-leapfroging- ie how mobile coders end poverty with new infrastructure (nicholas hear me now storybook - 99% of bangladeshis never had a fixed line phone - so mobile was hundred times more valuable as development tool for their race to end poverty back going digital from 1996 with partnership circle of mit-legatum, soros, norway, yunus etc - 

the most suprising leapfrog story of all?-  china's jack ma -how the world's most passionate english teacher spent his last 20 years developing an even bigger entrepreneurial revolution with 15 of chinas big business partners, and with this year's additions ali baba uni parrtners and fiurst 1000 global philanthropist summit shanghai july 2016 

Next MIT Leaders Quest


Next leaders quest - principal coordinator JK

Like JK, Jose and Chuck are heavily into MIT alumni associations and how coding/cloud mobile can change the world; amy and stephanie are youth who have been trying to understand eg does UN ever use any of leapfroging solutions MIT develops; last time amy was in boston fady showed her round- for many years he led boston ecosystems main events calandar in his spare time whike working on robotics or something; we were both judges during accelerate segment of MIT100k (in 2012 i think)

in the 1980s i spent a decade working for world's first market modelling database compoany founded by the mit professor glen urban - please say hi to him if you ever passing by (though he may not recall me, his work was once the epicentre of everything i belived about how to analyse innovation) 



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Sustainability world's most exciting puzzle


Imagine a new better curriculum for developing 100+ million person nation's race to end poverty is innovated by

the world's poorest women since 1972 -testimony 2008


Now in 2015 the enterpreneurs who empowered women's greatest ever social and economic networks

are leading the funding chase to get 1 billion dollars to accelerate the next stage of education for worlds poorest girls


but they don't know it is now possible for a satellite to beam down any curriculum to serve every class of students and teachers all across the nation 

so the chance to link livelihoods and millennials sustainability goals through schools of poorest girls will be lost 



tell us your lifetime's  most exciting puzzle  ---   washingtion dc 240 316 8157 

see laso chapter 3 from world record book of jobs  -special thanks to DC partbners AfricanDiaspora and july 2015 world creative children olympiads


Why did the millennium goal world fail to back these 10 most impactful social business concepts of Muhammad Yunus. After feedback from sampling 2000 youth with Yunus Book we have some global village views.

Correspondence welcome Norman Macrae Foundation Youth Capitalism washington Dc 1 301 881 1655 





 Our History could yet invite the most valuable open youth brand architecture in the world if and only if it twins capital cities where leaders and youth co-create millions of jobs and charter how to race to millennium goals such as that proposed in 1984 as ending poverty by Norman macrae which Bangladesh in its first 42 years has innovated more open sourced  more grassroots networking microfranchises than any where else on the planet . The developing world has many million jobs creating cities but Dhaka was unique as a capital where investments of the poorest created most of these jobs. Atlanta is committing to a 2 year collaboration exercise with youth to linkin million job creation -the yunus network concerned with this is the 501 Foundation Yunus Creative Lab. This is nothing to do with the only other social business to officially represent the Yunus name. We look forward to open reporting of this journey by every Capital where youth wish to linkin to job creation and millennium goal collaboration races


Help us survey Top 20 youth collaboration app networks that need to be celebrated at Atlanta Nov 2015 rsvp to help edit one of our YY candidates or vote for a new one


YY20 Encourage capitals youth to trade with china - end dollar as reserve currency (see book leaderless economy)' YY19 Cashless banking and other ways of banking round currencies that sustain communities;  YY18 Bangla and Global Banks with values triple banking curriculum: rural microcredit, sustainability city capital., cashless; YY17 Free university for community entrepreneurs, open technologists and vocational jobs with khan academy type labs connecting youth and expert peer to peer training eg YY16 nursing, YY15 green energy, food and water and zero waste security, YY14 Pope's public service curriculum, YY13 change world summit solution collab franchises, YY12 financial literacy; YY11 coding YY10 map open source ; YY10 student entrepreneur competition ; YY9 womens empowerment jobs networks;   YY8 Crowdfunding and reality tv program to celebrate search for 30000 microfranchises as well as open debates of what purpose market sector sustains jobs; YY7 youth patient capital funds; YY6 End to end diaspora models; YY5 orphanage networks as job creating community centres- africa's best microcredit; YY4 disaster relief coab netwirks learning across incidents and risk factors; YY3 Superstars give back to job creating for not quite stars in community; YY2 change profesisons ti multi-win ecponetial models of goodwill YY1 coming soon

Under certain circumstances the 100% Social Business model is optimal for sustaining future purposes of charities, foundation, aid - and potentially citizen contracting to serve communities from tax funds that would otherwise be administered top-down . In the 100% model there are no dividends, no equity appreciation by investors (unless they are the poorest) but retainership of the reputational gain and if a sustainable business model is found retiun of original investment capital This is the only model officially endorse by Muhammad Yunus


In the 51% Social Business model the only change is that up to 49% of the equity (I approximately one doubling of wortjh) may be retained by investors or founders Some digital wizards might find that they can innovate eg more social media by giving away 51% of the equity to be linked into a millennium goal. The 49% can then ensure they have enough capital to buy up talent or partnering digital corporations instead of being underfunded in ever bigger media  or technology battles that may be involved

Next Capitalism- out of the Economist in December 1976 my father Norman macrae launched the quest for next Capitalism- one that 20th century largest organizational systems would be elast competent to compete wherever botto-up and collaborative value neeed to be expoenetially sustained. We love to disuss both social business models and any models that mediate the most pursposeful a sector can be in the future of worldwide youth job creation and planetwide sustainability



Yunus Social Business 100% model aims to compound the most purposeful inter-generational models.

good for -value chain transforming aid, foundations that want to sustain unique goal of their charity, real priviatisation (ie community service takes back tax and nationalised industries

world class cases - the origin grameen bank in bangaldesh, the original grameen energy in bangldesh, potentially the free nursing college - which sees nurses as 21st C most trusted vilage informatuon networker as well as basic health services providers

hospital pass for family and community-cooperative investments and transforming pursposeful brands in crowded media markets and in winning long-run battles of hi-tech markets
for more models see attached


Why Everyone in Full Employment Countries Needs to Understand Social Business


2 Questions Worth Searching 2010s Media

How do we help peoples in all places collaboratively link into celebrations of youth & yunus social business competitions 

Which 100 leaders most believe in designing market purposes around mission of 2010s = youth most productive decade 

2 Kinds of Economists -according to Keynes:


Those that destroy future of jobs and those that build futures of jobs out of every community


Those that destroy the purpose most people particular markets to serve, those who celebrate innovating the purpose that most people want


Those that extract today from our children's and earth's future possibilities, those who map how to sustainably invest in tomorrow's rising exponentials of hi-trust value multiplying exchanges 




Out of the basket

Bangladesh: Out of the basket Nov 2012, 12:46 from Feast and famine Bangladesh ... Lessons from Bangladesh ... intriguing puzzles in development: Bangladesh ...(20 comments)

E ON B 2010




 E NEAR B 1860

-James Wilson , founder and editor of the end hunger global viewspaper, dies in calcutta 9 months into queen victoria's project - reform raj banking in india. Oral rehydration, the cure for James' terminal illness. was found in 1970s to cost 5 cents.It launched Bangladesh's -and the worldwide's - greatest youth investment banks Grameen and BRAC -and helped youth map the most productve purpose of all life critical markets : health, energy, nutrition, edu in a net generation world, media valuing job-creating youth's greatest heroes, safety and ending violence in every community. banking, professional hippocratic oaths and transparency of multi-win investment models



 Lessons from First 150 Years of The Economist @ Bangladesh

My father Norman Macrae (aka The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant) was probably the last major journalist to be mentored by Keynes. He developed a cluster of pro-youth economic terms over half a century at The Economist and in his 1980s surveys of how the net generation needed to co-create 3 billion jobs that had never been seen  before including : Entrepreneurial Revolution (coined 68, celebrated eg by romano prodi 76 and bill drayton 78 and another 100 leaders of job creating entreprenurship)Bottom-Up Economics, Gross World Product (requiring in a borderless world a very different maths and professional valuation from adding up Gross Nationals Products). When he met Bangladeshis leading pro-youth economists in his last few years he was as overjoyed as when he met Japanese economists in the early 1960s. In his lifetime only the Japanese valued pro-youth economics sufficiently to nominate Norman for the Nobel Prize of Economics.


Social Business modeling merits being Bangaldesh's major world trade in a knowledge betworking 21st century. It is also future history's key to the door to all father's future surveys that started in 1970s and foresaw Asian Pacific Worldwide Century.



In 2010s, we live in a time -that keynes alumni dreamed of as a 2 million global village networked economy -  when any nation can be designed to collaborate in empowering all youth to be at least 10 times more productive than ever before because of the millions time more collaboration technology available to the net generation. But as the 20th C leading mathematicians (Von Neumann, Einstein) had warned only if all peoples simultaneously learn to design multi-win models instead of zero-sum exchanges. New educational technologies and new forms of energy are the only areas in human history that empower such advances of the human lot but the good news is that unlike ever before the human race can now help youth lead abundant innovations in these areas if only we invest in such hi-trust collaboration (open systems) entrepreneurship.


And this all unprecedneted social opportunity starts with whether we are going to free children in our schools (eg see new zealad's first 30 years of collaboration round to innovate the most exciting future purposes that any skill they study could serve as we map what new millennium goals our human ace values most. Do you want a world where a child can be born anywhere and have a fair chance of growing up health and productive. That's the world's my dad's ;life work mapped- and which places empowering youth social business competitions now celebrate.


Index to 100 Leaders of 2010s=Youth's Most Productive Decade by purpose and place - coming soon or take a peek at

Index to student social competition projects being invested in by purpose and innovation hubs. Coming soon or take a peek at youth's inbox at Journal of Social Business

CALLING EXTREME INNOVATORS- HELP WANTED ON MISSION IMPOSSIBLE PPROJECTS OF STUDENT YEAR 2012/2013 - 1) Turn Washingtin DC into Capital celebrating youth social business competition linls worldwide ; 2 search for 100 leaders of 2010s = youths most [productive decade;  3 redesign purpose of economics, media and education to value job creating futures for all our childrens' children; 4 map and simultaneously blog where (else than Bangaldesh) youth's 10000 greatest job creators will linkin from JA SCOT GA DC OR NC MA PA .... 5) vote for global social business should youtube next 6) log up inspirational sightings at 

Norman Macrae Foundation www.worldclassbrands.tv5801 Nicholson Lane    Suite 404     N.Bethesda     MD 20852Tel  301 881 1655     email linkin9500 skype chrismacraedc



My journalist friends have been studying job creating ideas/leaders for net generation since 1972 when dad started the genre of Entrepreneurial Revolution in The Economist. We think we know who owns the main webs and journals of social business - but tell you the truth we dont know what to do with them. We had wanted an open portal where business models could be catalogued by youth in terms of trusting their job creation race towards 3 billion new jobs dad first catalogued in 1984. However we havent succeeded in getting opinion leaders of job creating movements to agree to swarm to one space let alone how the ownership of that can be openly designed so that youth investment banking can renew  21st C economics to make the net generation 10 times more productive and sustainable to be a youthful global villager  (1 2 3 4) than ever before

if you have ideas i am always ready to list
washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655  Face ,, 

For two thirds of a century, alumni of The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant have chartered the most purposeful organisations and entrepreneurs - those resolving life cfritical and shaping needs.  We are redesigning this web around 3 main most distonctive models generating extraordinary human progress.

Pure Social Business

This is the model (fully owned by the poor or in trust for the poor) pioneered in Bangladesh since 1976  It brings sustainability where charity alone cannot. It requires the most heroic and selfless types of leadership we have ever encountered. Ir demonstrates how uneconomic western banking models of getting people in debt are when banks could be issuing credit to invest in people's prodyctivity. 

51%+ Social Business 

This model gives away one doubling of a founders equity at the early stages. This is done to anchor the organsiation's heroic purpose, and may in itself compound far more extraordinary wealth over the years than being chained by a majority of owners with no specific purpose. In knowledge markets with plenty of value multiplied in use (unlike the way scarcity comes into consuming up things)

Hi- Trust Business Purpose 

In some regions of the world, we meet people who say trust us- its hard enough (with eg speculative competitors or uneven laws) to building the region's most purposeful sector leader served by and our region's peoples.  Also included here are organisations that inspire us but whose ownership details are not fully known by us.

 Ending underemployment: SB owned microcredit banks - Grameen; BRAC. Many of its fastest growing replications are now in Africa - see eg Jamii Bora (Kenya), MicrloanFoundation (Malawi) as well as example of extraordinary corporate responsibility wholeplanetfoundation. Arguably the greatest innovation of our era- microcredit networks bring income generation to over 100 million mothers in developing nations and ensuring their children break generations of illiteracy and ill health. Ask for list of true microcredits  -warning many falsely governed microfinances exist and spin vicious impacts. Digital cash: MPESA  bkash  


 The Specialists: aiming to  fully employ 1 million people with Autism
 Youth 1000 Job creation brainstorming  MIT as models of world's number 1 job creating university and alumni network
 Health- ending unecessary blindness: Aravind  End Nurseless Villages  


  Health: Ending unnecessary obesity (Mexico); Africa's number 1 pharma manafacturer for and by Africans; Nigeria's flying doctor
Clean Energy : installing 1 million solar energy units by end 2011 with installation doubling annualy  Gifts: roses generate 50000 jobs in ethiopia
 Youth portals every future capital needs to thrive: celebrating all of a country's social businessinvestment -danone communities; artists peace corps  

 FALL 2011 Compound Context: 1 quarter left to prevent quintuple dip recession through 2010s first announced as net generation's main challenge of microeconomics and entrepreneurial action networks in The Economist 40 years ago 

 Youth unemployment the most dangerous force in the world In the European Union, financial woes have driven youth unemployment to over 20 per cent. Spain's youth unemployment rate is twice that averageTroy Media Corporation - 42 minutes ago friday 16 sept 2011 at 8am wash dc time- this weekend norman macrae foundation ,dedicated to identifying 100 leaders who most support youth productivity in 2010s, sponsors India-Bangladesh dialogue of world leading education entrepreneurs


rsvp to vote for the worldwide's number 1 application of social business

- here's why a main contender is employment (or income generating) agencies owned by youth and the most underemployed

 looking east ,as part of researching yunus 5000 youth ambassador project and his 69th birthday wish dialogue dhaka june 2009, we discovered that both brac and grameen (and as far as my research shows all microcredits originally to be celebrated at 1997 microcreditsummit) were fundamentally employment agencies owned in trust for those who were most underemployed, and their next generation

in grameen's case the idea was what 60 job clusters can poorest in every village sustain if they also own the financing, community market and knowledge hub

in brac's case the idea was to redesign whole sectors so that every job in the whole sector chain payed more than a living wage and the whole sector channel was owned in trust for the poorest, and sustainable development

some interesting employment social business agencies which mobile tech could now connect:

matching those with grameen secondary scholarships -132537 issued up to May 2011

matching those with grameen university student loans - 48768 issued to may 2011

matching the 3500 world citizens leaving gandhi family's world's favourite schooling system each year

matching any youth who has interned at bangladeshi microcredit over last 3 decades

once these ideas are ready in concept form they should be debated with jack ma as he can whitebox any number of replications of virtual employment agencies, and technologists leading bank a billion's ownership of transactional protocols as owne by the peoples not by big banks or govs

I wouldnt send my daughter to a usa university unless it convinced me it had an employment agency owned in interest of youth and all professors were examinable to it

Probably the most timely valladolid treaty which queen sofia and los indignados could call for can extrapolate on above idea development;  and say that all european countries students should unite through an association of youth owned income generating agencies/portals and withdraw from voting for any political party or using any media that does not listen to their ideas on restructuring european nations which need to be diametrically oposite from moodys rating agencies- as for sacking professors who dont help them in that effort , roll it on- adam smith was very strongly against education certificates being owned by any top-down group especially government or higher ed cliques (clearly the the greatest uneconomic error in higher education and part of western government's pervasive disinvestment in youth and thus quintuple did recession through 2010s unless changed now)


chris macrae wash dc 1-301 881 1655 skype chrismacraedc

Breaking Newws : Norman Macrae Foundation - Ning   Youth and Yunus   Journal of Social Business

All business models are designed around 3 main factors that explain whether there will be coninued growth or bubbled collapse

Is there a positive cash flow model that can be openly probed for robustness of unique purpose against future scenarios? - without a positive cashflow model , proof of value is missing; we believe that entrepreneurship only exists where transparent positive cashflow models are mapped  what is done with the surplus from each accounting period?- in social business- no dividend is paid out externally ; all is revinvested in the purpose- that is partly because those who funded the social busiess agreed the purpose was that life critical or extraordinarily valuable who owns/stewards the equity? on this question the whole theoretical basis of economics (the subject Keynes' work proved would increasingly rule the world depends) - ie is economics a discipline aimed at investing in youth and leaders developing each place's sustaianability , or is it the tool big brothers (Hayek's Ftal Conceit) use to own and engame the world in ways that conflict with nature's evolutionary code

see also

Dedication To Dad - who helped start the most exciting intergenerational change journey  with Entrepreneurial Revolution trilogy in THe Economist from 1976 on

mathematically, the most purposeful systems in the world have:

zero dividends, positive cashflow reinvested in purpose, ownership (in trust) to poorest or those in most need of purpose

why not gov, charities, public media etc as SB?


download : launch invitation to social business modellers written by Dr Muhammad Yunus, 25 Dec 2007

Social Business IQ test

 Q1 True or False : SB Entrepreneurs often aim to invent systems with 10 times more economical impact for communities



Q2 True or False: The SB model is the most widely tested model of job creation dynamics in knowledge networking economies



Q3 Which of these do Social Business Networkers aim to do?


1) Celebrate the most purposefully designed organisations in the world


2) Make the 2010s the most exciting decade to be alive


3) Design an economics is best for young people and can accelerate achievement of any sustainability goal that the majority of the world wants


4 All of the above


Classifications provisional rsvp info if you can help 

SB*=social action team trying to test out possibility of SB

SB** =locally voted as near SB as constitutions alowed

SB*** = assumed  would pass if audited by expert panel to fit Bangladeshi definition of SB as sustainability led by Nobel Laureate Dr Yunus  - social business system design offers necessary conditions (no dividends, positive cashflow model reivestimg in in purpose, ownership in trust for poorest or thise in greatest need of the purpose -  SO cultivating sustainability world's most purposeful benchmarks for open replication wherever the race to end poverty is collaboratively celebrated)


Africa & South America & Spanish/Portuguese


 Social not SB




Social not SB




 tech forpoor 

joburg branch of is trying as hard as possible to become a social business meta-hub capable of being able to guide hi-trust leadership quests to SB across African continent; we see hubs as one of the 12 collaboration partnering benchmarks  that need to be fit together to respond to any most exciting goal of 2010s archives - african connector, and Joburg founder, Lesley Williams asks dr yunus about differences in SB Capitalism & Gates Capitalism, Norman Macrae (The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant) 85th birthday luncheon, Saint James, 2008

 YOU CAN HEAR ME NOW possibilities of Tech for the Poor changed absolutely when Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus introduced mobile telephone ladies to Bangladesh's poorest villages; his 1996 revoluion was knowledge worker led; by 1999 Kenya's Jamii Bora launched a second revolution- mobile microcredit whose job creation operations were performed for and by youth in semi-urban slums; by 2009 JP Morgan's NY HQ was inviting JB's founder Ingrid Munro to celebrate what the most inspiring banking systems in the world communaly sustain; microcreditsummit's world leading patron Queen Sofia was asking why not start replicating youth mobilised microcredit to 50 S. Hemi countries before she hosts the world microcreditsummit in spain 2011     Ali Baba
   We are now 14 years into the greatest dash for entrepreneurial freedom ever seen - started by the social business of being a grameen village telephone lady. Today over 40 million Bangladeshi's share knowhow on mobile phones showing how absurd conventional wisdom is when it comes to forecasting network entrepreneurial revolution - ref world bank consultant prediction in 1995 of a maximum quarter of a million mobile Banglas.  Dr Yunus headhunted Kazi Islam in 2007 to be his most connected tech for the poor projects leader. He's now at Grameen Phone IT after 3 years of founding; universities helping dr yunus with tech are Kyushu (Grameen Technolgy Lab) and Asian Institute of Tech. Corporate partnerships hub round GrameenIntel. Job Creation super-challenges linkin to the teams connecting Grameen and China's Ali Baba. We are trying to devlop a guide to top 10 people and institutes to visit in dhaka if world class mobile partnerships for the poor is what your life's for. 

Financial Services


Jamii Bora Kenya

Microloanfoundation, Malawi

BRAC Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda

Grameen Trust – various

Grameen Carlos Slim Mexico





Grameen Credit Agricole

Education & Vocational Having talked to the founder for 30 minutes-  lady who is  modern day mother theresa, this is a special favourite- have no idea of it model; founder may appreciate help if anyone who cares sees best one   

CIDA S.Africa


New Zealand netgen schools  –students are primarily interviewers and team searchers not examined objects

Scott McNealy’s new $100 million goal: to turn his “Curriki” (“Curriculum Wiki”: ) project into an open-source free  Wikipedia-like global curriculum “to turn K–12 education upside down”:

I am very interested in this for the following sorts of reasons beyond the context

0 can confirm that 2 years ago mcneally's talk in dc mentioned this as his great hobby 

1 dad's Economist survey of silicon valley in the early days tracked how venture capitalists launched sun

2 now sun has been taken over by oracle I assume mcneally has new life to mission

3 eric and I have been watching a network that hosts big events in dc founded by an ex mcneally man

4 do you have any connections with mcneally; I am still thinking of paying for wine and cheese for  west coast remembrance party of dad but obviously I need some names to co-host

5 at the end of the day beyond curing the mathematical cancers in wall street, tech for poor and education revolution for all children will determine whether mankind makes the internet the best thing or the worst thing ever to have happened to one generation - 26 years into saying this I feel a bit like a cracked record but gordon if you can ever stop off in bangladesh on one of your world tours let me see if I can come over and fix meetings for you; quite soon, we hope to hub some kind of visitors space where anyone who believes 2010s is most exciting decade leaves their links

6 zasheem - is it too early to start up a sub-editorial board of your new journal on schools education - only gordon has really been turning dads 1984 dreams for schools into internetworked reality


Luckow City Montessori, India


BRAC informal primary


Grameen Shikkha includes secondary scholarships and vocation labs


BRAC University


Grameen Yunus Centres

Health & Safety


Jamii Bora’s 250000 family health insurance may be most economical ever group purchased




Grameen Kalyam

Grameen Housing

Grameen Nurse

Grameen Danone

BASF Grameen

Grameen GreenChildren Eyecare- aravind replication


Zero-carbon & Clean water/food

 BarefootPower -Oz HQ but in D & E hemispheres  

Jamii Bora’s Kaputei is the first sustain- ability ecovillage created by a microcredit the us franchise of neville williams, who is the inspiration of most solas SB around the world  NW's SB franchise

Grameen Veolia


Grameen Shakti out of india, probably the most exciting water fountain SB franchise- part of danone communities SB fund

Job Creation

Media & MicroE Community Spaces 

 Microcreditsummit 2009-2011 has a special focus on southern hemisphere & spanish speaking economies : locations colombia 09, kenya10, spain 11 


Grameen Solutions NY


Integrated Sectors owned by or for poorest


Grameen Otto


BRAC Poultry

BRAC livestock



Cp1 Micro SB Cp2 Foundation Cp3microsummit Cp4 Place leader Cp5 World Stage Cp6 TN$ Audit Cp7 Collaborative Nations Cp8 Corporates

Cp9 Univerities Cp10 SB Funds and competitions CP11 Youth owned employment agency & mobile-webs change jobs C12 Converting NGO/Hubs

  10-win exponential modelSustainability Collaboration Partnering is the new Innovation

SB Name

Nearest Gameboard



Nurses Job Creation









Aravind’s purpose is ending unnecessary blindness. Its SB model is 10 times more economical for poorest. It has streamlined the way that the laser surgeon and paranurses work so that about 5 times more surgeries are done per surgeon than by any other cataract surgery. The paranurses are trained from girls in the village being a wages win-win for the girls and Aravind. It asks that patients pay what they can afford up to a a maximum which is still two thirds less than cheapest eye surgery. Through this means, up to thirds of patients get their operation for free. Restoring eyesight multiplies both social and economic value. Conceptualisation in India, Aravind “borrowed” world leading advice from Larry Brilliant who was working for neigbouring NGOs. Its franchise has now been open sourced beyond India with Muhammad Yunus making several replications, the first of which were funded by the socially responsible Pop Group The Green Children whose songs brought additional joy to the Nobel Prize ceremony.

Grameen – National

The bank that wasn’t a bank

Sustainability Olympics SB Summit















Grameen’s purpose is ending poverty –  a broken system which up to a third of the world’s children are born into.  Bangladesh was itself born as world’s poorest nation in 1971 after a bloody war of independence with Pakistan which had until 1946 been part of the colonisation of India.  Nowhere have entrepreneurs had such impact in building a nation as Bangladesh. At the epicentre of this is Grameen : the greatest job creation system ever designed. After 7 years of trial, Dr Yunus and his 4 co-founders formalised the first social business , constituted by a Bangladeshi law of 1983,   the Grameen Bank owned by the poorest


The bank that isn't a bank also offers a free market space and a knowledge hub for every 60 villagers – today there are over 125000 of these Village Centres serving the 7+ million members of Grameen. Grameen’s 10-win model needed 7 years of testing to discover such values as : its poor women owners primarily wanted future investment and Grameen’s innovative leadership to be focused on their children’s development. Thus the bank was designed both to be income generating for its female members and to bring health and education to their children who would otherwise have perpetuated illiteracy.  With customers and owners united in investing exponential rising purpose, working for Grameen, as 25000 people now do, is a joy. As Grameen local branch staff come to every Village Centre once a week, they experience first hand the micro ecologies of banking, marketing and knowledge networking interfaced with each other to maximise sustainable use of local and human resources. And this experience generates micro up entrepreneurial dynamics that compound 10 times more economic performance locally than any macroeconomist could begin to plan. For example, consider Grameen’s development of clean energy – since 1996  energy systems have been meticulously interconnected in a natural way that now makes Grameen Shakti a world benchmark installing more solar units than the whole of the USA. Another application showing how micro up and collaboration system design make light of networking age is the 1996 investment that Grameen made in mobile telephone ladies. What the villagers led, the whole of Bangladesh followed – there are now over 40 million mobile networkers with a world epicentre in digital infrastructure and smart media’s job creation for the poor


After a third of a century, Grameen has established the largest case bank of examples where microeconomics is ten time more economic than global top-down can be. It has played a core role in microcreditsummit since its launch in what has become the benchmark for summits that set heroic goals (reach 100 million of the poorest with microcredit in under a decade. Grameen has received prizes from various royalty and Dr Yunus is celebrated as a worldwide hero with the 2006 Nobel Peace prize. More remarkably, Grameen offers a paradigm for freeing the global market of banking to be sustainable.  


Young people see the social business model as the job creation way ahead. Worldwide citizens can now  hub around microentrepreneurial centres and help NGO’s and others change over to the recyclable social business dollar co-creating the most purposeful organisations ever designed and sustained.



Dear Lamiya - urgent support requested

I need a simple 2-minute survey now that social business fans including 1000 book club readers, youth ambaasadors, CEO co-branders in creating sustainability, business school heads ...  could be asking each other

please tell me if you have improvements to these 5 short questions

5 deepest questions social business practitioners ask each other

What makes this the most exciting entrepreneurial challenge?

Eg aim for 10 times more economical model

How is this mathematical optimal design for resolving any sustainability crisis

Which stories make this essential to youth and job creation

Why is this the world’s greatest invention?

What’s the question 5th  we could be networking around

The way to sustain the world according to Journalists for Humanity, Sustainability Investment banking's epicentre in Dhaka, and you? -RSVP info@

.Since microeconomists coined the term Entrepreneurial Revolution in the 1976 Economist, Dr Yunus has been top of ER's premier league. For the first 30 of these years by deveoping the world's greatest inventions in micro franchises for pe sourcing the www race to end poverty . Since winning the Nobel prize in 2006 he has invited the world's most resourced organsiations to play social business partnerships with grassroots networks of microentrepreneurs serving life critical needs SO AS TO free global markets to value the most sustainable innovations each global sector can compound. Try playing the global social busienss partnership ABC game -tell us ideas you have of whose customers and societies of a global brand could most celebrate sustainability innovations next.gabc1.jpg.


To Mostofa Grameen YunusForum - In launching Youth Amabassador 5000 for undergraguates 09/10, please could you see if Dr YUnus would like me to sponsor this competition. I supply the $500 - mostofa selects shortlist; Dr Yunus chooses winner from registered youth ambassadors

$500 prize for best announcement in under 100 words of why world loves social business entrepreneurs -deadline berlin's 20th fall of wall

Example Entry (97 words) The 20th century’s biggest lesson about productive places to live - communism’s over-government of markets doesn’t work This leaves many choices between entrepreneurial system designers –eg which of these organisational designs do you prefer?

  • Ever higher prices <> low prices
  • Ever less responsibility <> high responsibility
  •  Ever less transparency <> high transparency
  • Ever more profit for speculators <> Reinvestment in purpose, ownership by communities ending poverty
  • “Wall Street 21st Century model” <>

“Bangladesh social business model” Bangladesh models have sustained investment for 37 years. They are now world leaders in sectors such as banking, solar energy, mobile design and open source knowhow models

 Muhammad Yunus: One thing that is very clear to me- that with the Social Business taking off, the world of free market capitalism will never be the same again, and it then will really be able to put the deathblow on global poverty. I am sure many business wizards and successful business personalities will apply their abilities to the SB challenge of creating a poverty-free world within a short time,

Diary of best news I have ever heard in 33 years of worldwide marketing

April 09: Grameen Veolia has opened. It is offering drinking water at 80 times lower cost than any business has ever sold water at

09 I hear that BASF has become the first German Future Capitalism partner - both building on the nutrional supplement sector that became the world's first FC breakthrough and helping Bangladeshi's manufacture nets that prevent malaria. I wish this sort of innovation would get all the global headlines it deserves - rumors are that German leaders are racing to celebrate FC, Volksvagen and Adidas are going to come up with future capitalism ventures on the highest visibility stages of all -eg the World Cup  

Congratulations to New York's 19-25 and East Coast Students on committing to try to link the first Catalogue of 1000 replicable social busineses designed to end poverty -MY

Yes We Can Sustain MICRO -tabulation indexed by 7 vital services of communities rising ; wherever possible unique case views are footnoted -please email if you have a suggested correction or a nomination
Replication origin bankinglearning & job creatinghealth & safety

clean energy, food, water

media and channels -the SB of photjournalism?

governance transparencyProfessionals with Hippo Oaths
.Africa & South

.1 Jamii Bora MicroCredit & Mobilising Micro-Everything


42 Grameen Credit Agricole

43 Microloanfoundation (malawi mc), world benchmark student club in Boston, London HQ

44 Fantsuam Foundation (Nigeria)

81 Grameen Carlos Slim (Mexico)

82 Pro Mujer Bolivia

83 FundacionCarvajal A colombian not-for profit fundacion which appears to use social bus


230 Fonkoze has been described as a BRAC-style replicate for Haiti. also its own desription as Haiti’s Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor. We are the largest micro-finance institution offering a full range of financial services to the rural-based poor in Haiti. Fonkoze is committed to the economic and social improvement of the people and communities of Haiti and to the reduction of poverty in the country.
Learn more >>

232 Fonkoze debit card for remiittances to Haiti

70 Community Development Foundation, Mozambique

.2 Jamii Bora Business School

6 Jamii Bora Hope (social interventions mentoring network)

51 CIDA Free University (Johannesburg)

71 Injaz jordan

612 Senna Institute

601 Helps Guatemala

231 Fonkoze literacy program in Haiti includes life-skils and rights

010 -is this the most efficient health campaign of the year -please main other nominations

3 Jamii Bora Health Insurance

4 Jamii Bora Housing Estate

5 Jamii Bora Disaster Insurance

7 Jamii Bora alcoholics anonymous

66 villagereach - mozambique

67 waterpartners

71 - (motorbike) transportation for medics in africa

8 Jamii Bora Solar

9 Jamii Bora Estate Utilities

63 La Laiterie du Berger- Senegal - combating nutrition chlalenge that 90% of milk is imported

64 1001 fontaines - purifying village water - camdodia, madagascar

69 solar cells kibera

70 Project Gaia, Ethiopia, Ashden energy award winner

hot is : 20 -The Age of Stupid


 451 Fundacion Alas - using celebrity to end poverty - rsvp who does most good with their fame -eg Shakira

450 appears to be a social business mobile replication agent with a focus on S.America -founder also associated with Microlumbia

.460 Athletes for Africa

461 traderightinternational -shea nuts and other ghana markets

.Bangla & India & East

.100 Grameen Bank

121 Destitute and ‘struggling’ members: There are special services for very poor villagers under a ‘destitute members’ scheme. In this scheme, kendra members take responsibility for coaching a very poor woman who may take small loans with very flexible terms and schedules, without being a formal group or kendra member. A special category of the destitute are beggars – called ‘Struggling Members’ by the bank – and there are exclusive programmes for them.

122 Struggling members program

131 future capitalism : Grameen Credit Agricole

132 Principality of Monaco Social Business Fund

200 BRAC BRAC is the largest collaboration network of social businesses in the world. It is reaching 110 million poor people annually. Its grassroots service networks are active in 70,000 villages in all of the 64 districts of Bangladesh, reaching an estimated 75 percent of the entire population. Its health programs serve more than 92 million people, its microfinance programs assist more than 7 million borrowers, and its education programs reach more than 1.5 million children. Today, the organization generates 80 percent of its $485 million budget from its wholly owned social businesses. Case  In recent times it has also been replcating to selected Muslim countries internationally.

BRAC has computerized its entire microfinance program so that it could more closely monitor all of its loans and curtail ineffective practices. At the heart of its banking businesses is one of Bangaldesh’s 3 mainstream rural microcredit programs. It has also IPO'd a city bank that increases BRAC's own funding ( in a similar way that Grameen mobile in cities became a major source of funds)

207 BRAC’s New Program for the Ultra- Poor, which currently serves 132,000 women. The focus group revealed that some of the poorest families in Bangladesh could not participate in BRAC’s microfinance program because they did not have the wherewithal to borrow and repay.“They needed grants rather than loans,” says Abed. And so BRAC designed a program that would “hold the hands” of Bangladesh’s poorest 10 percent by giving them grants and stipends for the first two years of their participation, he says. Then, most of the clients “graduate,” becoming full-fledged microfinance borrowers.

208 another innovative BRAC microcerdit program connect teenage girls now serving 300,000+.  -see eg 1

250 ASA

251 safesave

252 Kashf microcredit Pakistan

microcredit & mobile

253 grameen koota (india) & partner mChek

300 Lucknow City Montesorri world's largest school

126 Grameen Shikkha High-school scholarships: typically 2/3 go to girls

108 Grameen Intel

201 Brac's informal primary school systems. In 2007, Informal schooling system comprises: 20000 pre-primary, 32000 primary, 2000 secondary schools

204 - in recent years BRAC wanted to improve teacher training and curricula in its network of more than 50,000 one-room rural schools.  High-speed Internet access was the best way to get information to teachers. BRAC partnered with San Francisco- based gNet to create bracNet, which is building Bangladesh’s high-speed network from scratch.

213 There is also BRAC University. And BRAC research webs   

471 Barefoot College

61 goodwill india

310 Room to Read


312 prayasam -children as healthcare teachers -Amlan Ganguly

.112 Grameen Kalyan health Insurance for $2 per year

101 Grameen Danone 1 2 kids

fortified yogurt


102 Grameen GreenChildren Eye Hospital (Aravind Replication)

111 Grameen housing loan program - started to provide monsoon-proof roof over head  & pit latrine hygience - over .25 million; won Aga Khan architecture award

130 future capitalism -no shoeless person -adidas may announce $1 shoe at next world cup

61 -unverified as a social business- 1 for 1 shoes given to shoeless kids is an important health service

70 scojo reading glasses India -now known as vision spring - supplies vision entrepreneurs with a saleskit in a bag

80 Vision Spring eyecare 

202 Brac's healthcare services originated round Oral Rehydration village nursing.Today’s nursing programs  focus to such areas as: MNCH  Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health; WASH Water and Sanitation Health

301 Aravind Eyecare India

302 limbs -jaipur foot - artificial limbs

330 lifeline foundation - india - Das partnerships with yunus

511 emergency constructions -chile & S.America

422 Friends-International

53 Janani affordable family planning

81 peace rehabilitation nepal

103 Grameen Shakti Solar

104 Grameen Shakti Biogas

105 Grameen Veolia water

106 Grameen Seeds (eg for planting carrots to end children's night blindness due to vitamin a deficiency)

107 Grameen Fisheries

133 future capitalism - grameen volksvagen joint venture

160 REDP China - solar etc

590 Sustainable South Bronx

201 selco india - one of neville williams founding initiatives in solar energy -recently an Ashden winner

202 mightylight


BRAC Integrated dairy Businesses

209 in 1990, BRAC DAIRY.  began making microloans to poor women who wanted to raise milk cattle. But when Abed met with one of the program’s borrowers, she revealed that she was having a hard time getting the milk to market, and that even when she could, she received only one-third of the price that milk sellers received in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital. So in 1998 BRAC established the BRAC Dairy, which primarily purchases and markets the milk that its microlendees produce. To collect and process the milk for the dairy, BRAC has set up 80 milk chilling centers across Bangladesh. The BRAC Dairy and milk collection centers employ more than 500 people. In 2007, the project generated $1.15 million in surplus cash, which was enough not only to support the workers and dairy farmers, but also to expand operations. The BRAC Dairy is also becoming increasingly competitive with other Bangladeshi dairies: Its market share increased from 20 percent in 2006 to 35 percent in 2007.

210 BRAC created an artificial insemination (AI) program in 1998. BRAC operates one bull station and a network of 70 storage facilities across the country, training more than 1,000 AI workers. These workers not only deliver high-quality semen and inseminate cows, but also provide wrap-around services such as vaccination, pregnancy diagnosis, and calf delivery. BRAC pays the workers a fixed fee per insemination, which means that the more work the AI worker completes, the greater is his income. BRAC’s AI program generated $60,000 in profits in 2007. At the same time, it not only granted job skills and income to people across Bangladesh, but also supported the microentrepreneurs, dairy and chilling-center employees, and consumers—many of whom are also poor—further down the value chain.

211 BRAC Integrate Broiler Processing,In Bangladesh, approximately 70% of landless rural women are directly or indirectly involved in poultry rearing activities. The poultry and livestock sector accounts for approximately 3% of the country's GDP . BRAC's poultry programme is composed of several components:  poultry farms and hatcheries, feed mills, feed analysis and poultry disease diagnosis laboratories .The programme was started in the early eighties to protect poultry and livestock from disease by developing skilled village-level poultry and livestock extension workers (para veterinarians).We produce and distribute good quality day old chicks as well as poultry, cattle and fish feed. To date, 2.1 million people have been involved in this programme.

212 BRAC Solar Social Business : 37000 units installed to date.

454 Gramvikas - water and sanitation

109 Grameen Mobile Phone


203 Back in 1974, BRAC’s first social business began in media. It emerged from a printing press that supplied books and other printed materials to the organization’s schools and education programs. Owning a press was a way to cut printing costs and to reclaim the profits that the profit-extracting sector would have taken. It also enables BRAC to open up the future relevance of  schools curricula and cultural evolution. Currnet annual profits from this business wholly reinvested back in BRAC are over $300,000 annually.

, 205 Wherever BRAC achieves market leadership its channels act like cooperatives typically deploying business models that British author Alan Mitchell terms right-side up. BRAC launched  the social business of Aarong Craft Shops. Aarong helps 65,000 rural artisans market and sell their handicrafts and has become the most popular handicraft marketing operation in Bangladesh. Its brand is as fashionable as any a for-profit corporation can offer.


Integrated Silk Production;

BRAC’s Sericulture programme  in 2007 has built up to more than 7,500 silkworm rearers and 5,800 spinners. They  have been engaged in producing a total of 212 metric tonnes of silk worm cocoons and 21 metric tonnes of raw silk.

470 Tarsian - Afghan womens craft trade

471 wokai - a chinese kiva





410 Shorebank

411 Grameen Bank USA branch 1 Queens New York; branch 2 Omaha Nebraska

420 WholePlanetFoundation

421 Microcredit Enterprises Arizona supports scaling or health connecting of about 15 MFis

435 thecarrotproject

430 *Paris municipal microcredit bank

431 *California University State Microcredit Bank

441 Grameen Glasgow

In the uk it is presumably the case that the 432 royal mail and its newly energing 433 peoples bank are social business entrepreneurial revolutions waiting to happen - is there anything similar in usa? I think paris has started something similar with its social business bank - any other leadership quest sightings?

434 DSL Business Finance (Glasgow)

442 cdfa - uk association of small microcredit-types

471 MyC4- denmark to africa

501 Youth Microcredit International

502 La Ceiba (Honduras)

510 Freedom from Hunger - ffh partners

511 FFH reports Ghana now has a sort of avon lady but microfinanced to sell healthcare products door t door

512 Enterprise mentors - see also utah's warner woodworth

600 mondragon - a sort of coop invetsment bank from spain

.500 curriki open sourcing school texts

501 Gems schools and curricula

440 UK's Sure Start Child-Centres intended as social business program


611 Fifteen

612 DC Kitchen

620 manchesterbidwell - community job creation usa

621 YouthBuild - job creation usa

622 verite better worlplaces www

50 embrace incubators -cost $25 where other baby incubators can cost up to $20000 

51 heart bypass operations for about $2700 compared with $100000+


60 path


. 331 Lions Sight First claims to give back $6 - it may not be exactly a social business but it seems to network to similar effect

332 adaptive-eyecare another player worth noting even if its not quite an SB

333 KansasCity Free Eye

434 Britian's NHS is still the grand-aunt of social business of healthcare but like many grand aunts she's lost her gait or is it gatesway -irredeemably so probably not, meanwhile which country's health system is the best social business

435 New Zealand NHS? or you tell us

436 GAIN nutrition -awards oompetition

437 B corporation -catalogues corporations with transparency

438 (connected to ashoka)

439 cfed DC

406 One Condoms Uk The company licenced to distribute american manufacturer one condoms claims to be social business

580 harvard shelter-housing loans MFI program

581 TheBridgeFund (NY)

590 solesunited -recycles crocs shoes



470 FullBellyProject - universal nut shredder

406 offsetters

.0 the www remains the number 1 social business thanks to its MIT guardians ringled by Tim B-L; is there any way its competence focus on weaving technology protocols could find a partner on internet for the poor?

420 climate champions -media ops for social business that change the world is often mistakenly assumed to be the sole preserve of large finance - actually designing a competition that becomes a worldwide cup and so instant stage for top 10 league table. This is less to do with money and more to do with window of opportunity to fill in an urgent storytelling gap inspiring human interest. Next to zero cost worldwide scaling of brands is an entrepreneurial practice known as brand seeding first studied in world class brands literature emerging in late 1980s. 


422 operates fair trade webs out of seattle with net profits gong to charities or social bus

430 appropedia rsvp with your favourite wiki social business

400 publicly owned : the BBC is the grandaunt of mass media social business however its got its knickers in a twist in 2 particularly dismal ways - being accountable to big government not the people, and believing that spectator sports deserve more share of voice than sustainability social action networks- come back grandaunt before london olympics 2012. lease put more program content inviting youth to leadership quest sustainabilty-activating yes we can projects and micro-up goodwill all over the world; why not a worldwide end poverty apprenticeship reality tv program with MYBangla 1 2 3

412 (blog)

401 TheGreenChildren (responsibility pop group)

403 Yunus The Movie comng soon as an event linked into cataloguing social Business

413 Paul Newman foods

404 Kiva - though with reservations

440 needmag

441 People Tree (foundation)

442 secod

443 catalyst

444 grameencl - creative lab germany


youthful consultancies

500 Cornell Social Business Consultancy


.special collections -health from world congress 2009


4 extremely affordable health innovations , world health congress 6; DC April15
we welcome youtube reporting of this to appear here
  1. Mobile Solutions for Nutrition Monitoring
    Presenter: Mr. Sean Blaschke, Grad Student, International Affairs, Columbia University
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  2. A Chlorhexidine Product for Umbilical Cord Care
    Presenter: Ms. Mutsumi Metzle, Commercialization Officer, PATH
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  3. LifeSpring Hospitals
    Presenter: Ms. Tricia Morente, Director, Marketing and Strategy, LifeSpring Hospitals
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  4. "Car Part" Incubator: An Innovative Solution
    Presenter: Ms. Aya Caldwell, , CIMIT Global Health Initiative
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  5. Cost-Effective Asphyxia Intervention in Aceh
    Presenter: Ms. Aya Caldwell, , CIMIT Global Health Initiative
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  6. MIDA (Medical In-Field Diagnostic Assistant)
    Presenter: Mr. Alexander Albertine, Program Manager, MIDA International
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  7. Women-Owned Franchises: Diagnostics in Rural India
    Presenter: Ms. Ann Rogan, Manager, Rural Health Services, Drishtee
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  8. Resdida: Affordable Bi-Directional Communications
    Presenter: Ms. Karen Vincent, COO, Resdida
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  9. Hot Diagnostic Technologies: Low cost, point of care
    Presenter: Mr. Paul LaBarre, Technical Officer, PATH
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  10. Ultra Rice: Expanding markets for fortified rice
    Presenter: Ms. Rae Galloway, Nutrition Specialist, PATH
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  11. InSTEDD's Global Early Warning and Response System
    Presenter: Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, Director, InSTEDD
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  12. Rapid Healthcare Diagnostics Network - D.Scope
    Presenter: Dr. Daniel Niclas, CSO, D-Rev
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  13. Social Marketing and Franchising for a Better Life
    Presenter: Ms. Preeti Anand, General Manager, Programs, Janani
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  14. Embrace: A $25 Infant Incubator
    Presenter: Ms. Jane Chen, CEO, Embrace
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  15. Affordable, Sustainable Mobile Health Delivery
    Presenter: Mr. Don Yansen, Director, ClickHealth
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  16. The CFWclinics Franchise Network
    Presenter: Mr. Greg Starbird, COO, HealthStore Foundation
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  17. Mobile Games for Healthcare
    Presenter: Dr. Hilmi Quraishi, Chief Learning Technologist, ZMQ Software Systems
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  18. Water-Based Health Care Delivery in Bangladesh
    Presenter: Ms. Rupa Patel, Volunteer, Friendship Health Care
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  19. Arsenic Water Filter
    Presenter: Jamil Husain, CEO, Telophase Corporation
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  20. Remote Health Monitoring Device
    Presenter: Jamil Husain, CEO, Telophase Corporation
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  21. Integration of Hygiene Kits into Health Service Delivery
    Presenter: Cecilia Kwak, Technical Advisor, Child Survival, Population Services International
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  22. Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation for Rural Asia
    Presenter: Susan Addy, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  23. WaterHealth International: Clean Water Solutions
    Presenter: Susan Addy, Postdoctoral Scholar, WaterHealth International
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  24. An integrated, fully automated system for CD4, CD4% and hematology analysis for on-site, on-time HIV/AIDS patient monitoring and management
    Presenter: Kim Beer, Marketing Director Worldwide, Pointcare Technologies
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  25. Low-cost Ventilator
    Presenter: Arsath Ahammed, Student Inventor, BITS Dubai
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  26. Low-cost SPRD
    Presenter: Greg Shane, Director Business Development , AktivPak
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  27. Low-cost Infusion Pump
    Presenter: Amir Genosar, CEO, Fluonic
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  28. Affordable Needle-Free Measles Immunization
    Presenter: Amir Genosar, CTO, Aespironics
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  29. Developing a large scale consumption of fonio
    Presenter: Sanoussi Diakite, Chercheur, DKP
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  30. BASF Grameen Ltd.
    Presenter: Egon Weinmueller, Director, Global Strategic Marketing , BASF SE
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  31. IMI: Providing Access to Mobility
    Presenter: Rudy Roy, Co-Founder, Intelligent Mobility International
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  32. Rural Micro-enterprise for Improved Nutrition
    Presenter: Hart Jansson, Vice-President, Malnutrition Matters
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  33. Safe Drinking Water: A Reality for All
    Presenter: Rohini Mukherjee, Head, Global Partnerships, Naandi Foundation
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  34. FrontlineSMS:Medic - Towards Healthcare in a Box
    Presenter: Lucky Gunasekara, Director, Clinical Programs, FrontlineSMS:Medic
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  35. Question Box - Village Health Hotline
    Presenter: Rose Shuman, Founder and CEO, Open Mind - Question Box
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  36. Health Children - Renascer
    Presenter: Laura Cordeiro, Executive Assistant , Renascer - Child Heath
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  37. Micro-health Insurance Scheme of Grameen Kalyan
    Presenter: Imamus Sultan, Managing Director, Grameen Kalyan
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  38. Low-Cost USB-based Ultrasound Probes
    Presenter: David Zar, Research Associate, Washington University
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  39. Envirofit Clean Cookstoves - Sustainability & Scale
    Presenter: Ron Bills, CEO and Chairman, Envirofit International
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  40. A social business for drinking water in Bangladesh
    Presenter: Erice Lesueur, Project Director, Veolia Water
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
  41. A Home-based Urine Test for Clinical Malaria
    Presenter: Mr. Eddy Agbo, CEO/CSO, Fyodor Biotechnologies, Inc.
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)

our web tracking emergence of malaria social business versus Obama's 2015 pledge is at we welcome news of other deadline webs for market sector reponsibility/sustainability

  1. Aravind Eye Hospital (abstract coming soon)
    Presenter: TBD , , Aravind Eye Hospital
    View Abstract          View Poster (coming soon)
5 things Social Business is
  • IS The most exciting entrepreneurial designs and sustainability investments ever played
  • Capable of integrating every child's hope so that there is no impossible gap between I have a dream and if its goodwilled enough to fit my god-given entrepreneurial capability I can network its reality
  • Capable of sustaining an abundant human race through a yes we can transparency of economics and professional oaths that takes societies way beyond zero-sum constraints, shortages and bubbles- how can it be that this new technology has not yet made end poverty this generation's space race on earth?
  • Joyous, hi-trust connecting people's most enthusiastic energies at work in every way that communal pride and individual passion mustered by a purpose wholly worth serving can authorise
  • The best investment in rising exponentials that societies can gravitate round through time and so ensure a better inter-generational lot
  • ...sustainabilityg.jpg5 things Social Business is Not
  • NOT party to compounding any of the risks nor any of the sustainability investment errors that 20th century pre-networked systems compounded -be these charity or corporate, gov or Non-gov, world elite institute or extremist action cell
  • 0-9

    discuss averting worldwide slump at business as forceforgood ; facebook end slump videos .. league table of hi-trust ecoprofessors


    Professions which made rules up before our knowledge age assumed separation in everything they counted. This is the greatest maths mistake ever made now we are in an age where connectivity is the number 1 innovation dynamic. The social busienss model is the only mathematically correct one that I have seen published. The good news and the bad news is that all sustainability crises begin and end with this mathematical and governance error. 

    how to avert worldwide slump by Europe's senior microeconomist

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    Wednesday, April 29, 2009

    Turning part of a star's production company into a social buiness and other good news celebrations

    Hugh Jackman reports:
    , I sat down with Muhammad Yunus in Los Angeles. He's now advising us on how a certain portion of our production company can be set up to operate like his bank. He's a bit like the Dalai Lama—he's fighting at the front line of poverty, and you couldn't find a happier guy. But he challenges you: What can you do? Not just send aid, but how can you change people's lives from the inside?

    Well, that one book completely revolutionized my way of thinking and what my company can do

    wanted stars who adopt orphan drugs
    3:06 pm edt 

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009

    Muhammad Yunus is the happiest banker i have ever seen because he knows Grameen only grows when its customers grow. Since 1984 we have recommended recognising this win-win interdependence as a defining diffference between knowledge economies and all lower level ones that humans have been to have been chained to in the past. Even so it astonishes us to look at 2 decades of global banking that has spiralled negative-sums onto its customers by chaining them in debt; and whose nonsensical claims to be competitive are exposed by the fact that not even one big bank in the west recognised the  innovation opportunity of going 10 times lower cost by focusing on the basic services main street needed.
    5:47 pm edt 

    In rich cities, many branded categories have got so crowded with competing offers that the customer is paying more for all the advertising noise than any other component. Grameen-Danone the world's first consumer brand to be launched from a future capitalism social business partnership needs no such spends. Its a one of a kind healthier quality lower cost product than any kid's nutritional offer in Bangaldesh village markets or quite likely anywhere.

    Another case is Grameen Shakti's solar energy. Its CEO Dipal Barua told me the last thing we will ever need is television advertising. This product flies by word of mouth and visibility. As soon as one person has a solar cell proudly on top of their roof, everyone wants one. I have to say that I find solar panels quite a miracle wherever I am but if you have never had any electricity before and your only light is some kerosene fire, the magic of solar is in words of villagers to become a participant in the modern world. And over the typical loan period that Grameen structures the cost of solar becomes less than kerosene as well as healthier for all the family and setting a trend the world will need to fiollow if global drowning is carbon is to be averted. Microenergycredits aims to be the first to link up a quarter of a billion zero carbon households and I doubt if any of them will have bought a product that needed tv advertising.
    4:29 pm edt 

    Monday, April 27, 2009

    Social Business Picks, from Ira Jackson, Claremont (Drucker's Business School)

    Whether it's the Grameen Danone Foods, the Transforms Corp. in North Carolina, Ethos Water founded by Claremont native Peter Thume, New Leaf Paper (whose paper production plants are the only in the world powered by 100percent renewable energy sources and which is starting to transform a gigantic industry that is also one of the most polluting), Rubicon Industries (which employs homeless people and battered women and others with serious disabilities to work in their for-profit bakery, which sells successfully to outfits like Costco and Williams Sonoma), the Rabobank Group in the Netherlands, Upstream 21 in Oregon or Spain's Mondrag n Corporaci n Cooperative, the day of mission-driven companies has arrived, and these new hybrid alternatives to the old for-profits will one day be as pervasive and successful as the traditional types of companies.

    As Drucker well knew, we will all be better off when principle trumps profit. (Curiously, that's exactly what Henry Ford had in mind when he founded Ford Motor Co. It wasn't his desire to get rich; it was his dream of helping to create a middle class in America that powered his vision. When he raised the daily wage of his workers to $5 a day, in fact, he was called a communist by other capitalists. Why did he do it? Because he wanted his workers to be able to afford the cars they produced - and he wanted them to have pride in the product that they created on the assembly line. As Ford said so simply and wisely: "Business must be run for a profit, else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit, then also it will die, for it no longer has a reason for existence.").

    4:35 pm edt 

    A BRAC survey found low levels of understanding about anatomy and reproduction, personal hygiene, fertility and pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among youth age 10-15.

    In response, in 1995 BRAC developed a reproductive health Rural Service Delivery Program (RSDP) with a special focus on poor youth, ages 10-15, 70% of whom are girls. The RSDP establishes informal schools that provide 3 years of primary schooling to adolescents who have never attended school. After graduation, students can join Grade 5 in the formal schooling system. Monthly reproductive health sessions are integrated into the regular school curriculum and include topics such as adolescence, reproduction and menstruation, marriage and pregnancy, STIs, family planning and contraception, smoking and substance abuse, and gender issues.

    The adolescent program builds on BRAC’s social development approach designed to address the needs of poor rural communities. BRAC’s strategy mobilizes communities to support social change by taking the following steps:

    1. Identifying social groups and mapping existing formal structures or networks. In many rural areas, networks include adult males, religious leaders, teachers, and the parents and extended family of children. BRAC also recruits and trains female volunteers who become the nucleus of a social network of women.

    2. Building trust with the community by providing something to meet their perceived needs. In most communities, BRAC starts a credit program that involves the poorest of the poor in economic activities to alleviate poverty.

    3. Developing fora around social networks to engage in dialogue with the community. Key elements of developing effective community fora include 1) identifying appropriate actors; 2) recognizing and responding to communication patterns and behavioral cues that exist in the community; 3) building cultural beliefs about the authority and reliability of the information provided in the forum; and 4) using fora to strengthen existing positive relationships within the family and community.

    4. Within community fora, exposing members to new ideas, involving them in problem solving, and encouraging "risky innovations." As forum members are taken through this process, they become advocates for the program approach by integrating program objectives into their own lives and value systems.

    It was through the process of community mobilization that BRAC was able to establish the RSDP program for adolescents. We engaged communities in an evolutionary process that introduced new ideas, such as schooling for adolescent girls. Through dialogue, community members could then address more sensitive issues such as adolescent reproductive health. As a result, BRAC has established 175 informal schools in 4 districts. Each school provides free schooling for 30 students, at least 70% of whom are girls; the teacher is recruited and trained from the village where the school is established. Major strengths of the RSDP program include:

    • Emphasis on parental and extended family involvement. Through monthly parent meetings, BRAC has fostered parental support for the program, and in some areas spurred the start of informal adult education for adult family members of adolescents.

    • Influencing community norms. BRAC supports norms that encourage girls’ delayed marriage and continued education through community fora and outreach.

    • Communication between boys and girls. Since reproductive health is built into the regular curriculum, the program allows boys and girls to discuss reproductive health together, and builds communication skills for opposite-sex relationships.

    • Continued programming. The school is used for a library for youth who have graduated, providing a space for young people to gather in an environment with supportive resources.

    BRAC program planners have identified several elements as key to the success of the RSDP program; namely, BRAC has:

    • established "exchange relations" with the community so that people recognize the benefits and opportunities for engaging in programs such as the RSDP; staff are then able to add on program innovations incrementally.

    • introduced a feedback loop so that as the program gains experience, it has the capability to use that experience to reflect on what it has learned and implement innovations in the program. Program staff have been involved in data collection, and are encouraged to reflect on evaluation results.

    • worked in the domestic and the public domain simultaneously. For example, while female staff can effectively engage women in dialogue at the household level, involving male community leaders who interact in the public domain has been crucial for program sustainability.

    • developed simple, correct messages on the new ideas BRAC introduces so that communities are able to understand and integrate them into their own lives.

    Finally, program planners have identified the following future needs for the RSDP program:

    1. An assessment of the reproductive health curriculum found that youth thought the curricula should be focused more on reproductive health and sex education than "family life;" that environment and drug abuse issues should be discussed; and that contraceptive methods should be demonstrated. The evaluation also found that peer networks should be strengthened through the program, that teachers need more support to teach the curricula and that youth wanted interactive teaching methods such as role plays and drama.

    2. Understanding and documenting the dynamics of community involvement, and the shifts from community resistance to social action, is needed. Documentation of how BRAC is able to communicate about sensitive issues would allow replication of the program and further diffusion of social action.

    3. BRAC has anecdotal evidence that people exposed to one aspect of the program become agents of change, and involvement or exposure to several interventions may expedite the changing of social norms. Developing indicators to capture this "snowball" effect would help track the program’s evolution as new innovations are added.

    Contact person:

    Dr. Munir Ahmed, Program Coordinator
    Health and Population Division

    3:23 pm edt 

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    My father Norman Macrae, Order of The Rising Sun ....  would be delighted if you have time to read this invitation
    London & Transatlantic Leaders Quest to Dhaka, June 2009
    This year instead of an RAC Lunch in Saint James, we plan a day trip to Grameen HQ in the Mirpur Slum in Dhaka to dialogue with Dr Yunus. When with Mostofa kindness I first met Dr Yunus in the new year week of 2008, I gave him my father's 1984 book on the future of yes we can learning networks so it is most likely our dialogue will be anchored around what 19-25 year olds can be helped by elders to change exponentially rising.
    Although if you will resource a social business project you will openly publish with those who go to the dialogue and what collaboration approval to take to the next stage, I am sure there's time to review that the more audacious its micro up replication is. As Sir Tom Hunter said in Glasgow last November- the least we can do Dr Yunus after you have come all this way is to plant some interactions that make you happy. You can bank on Glasgow being a capital city that will be joyous to produce just that. (Historians may know that Glasgow has 308 years of practicising anti-empire economics- dad and I always read the late 1700s Scottish literature on free markets and entrpreneurs with that micro lens first, as indeed were all readers of The Economist intended to do by its 1843 Scottish founder).
    The day before yesterday I was at a world bank meeting listening to how Kenya's Jamii Bora was now the most exciting bank to visit and a guy from USAID muttered smething about replication being the number 1 buzzword in transitioning America's economy and leadership. We invite you to join us in publishing a new genre "innovating collaboration"  -the quest for replication beyond excellence.
    For example ending malaria deaths would be cool to design a community replication franchise around- or even just recall how florida once did that. Notably so as its Obama's most specific 2015 pledge to see what networked people can do - and health partnerships are the type that Dr Yunus most knows Bangladesh cannot invent on its own.
    Banking Bangladesh can invent and share www.  Social Buiness and Sustainability investment in communities Bangladesh can invent and share www.  Learning internet  we can Invent. Solar energy we can invent. As you can see at and help distribute through free dvds intended for 10000 youth particularly to Q&A round.
    If you are in UK you are lucky, you can just talk to mostofa and see if you have something relevant to bring to dhaka around June 23. If you are in USA and want to talk, you are unlucky in that I guess I am the one most trying to collate how ideas for action map together. All we are trying to do is help those either with the greatest resources to partner dhaka or the most lifetime exponentials to network YES while sustainability still can be learnt and done. 
    chris macrae  usa 301 881 1655 where young new yorkers and east coast business school students aim to be the first to openly catalogue 1000 sustainable social businesses any bank with a future would be proud to share in so what courses are 3rd graders better at questioning than wall street was at answering during the first 8 years of this most extraordinary century 
    To: "Christopher Macrae" <>
    Date: Thursday, 29 January, 2009, 11:49 AM

    Hi Chris:
    Regarding Muhammad Yunus Yes We Can :  may be able to take a day of the last week of June for the dialogue. I will keep in touch with lamiya to fix up the date. Which day of the last week do you prefer? 

    Best Regards,
    Mostofa Zaman can put you in touch with Mostofa for detailed queries on structure of Grameen Social Businessdes beyond those general listings such as p78,79 of Dr Yunus First edition of Creating a World Without Poverty- social business, future of capitalism -and such exemplary links as 1  

    please help us edit this list of dev-eco blogs - its origins in student academia are here

    ACDC – Annual Conference on Development and Change

    APORDE – African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics

    CSID at Wits University, South Africa

    Development Studies Committee, University of Cambridge

    Ending World Poverty

    Fairer Globalisation

    From Poverty to Power

    G24 - Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development

    GEM - IWG - The International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics

    ILO Policy Coherence Group

    Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

    IIPPE - International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy

    Nimrod Zalk's blog

    The Other Canon

    PERI - Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Post-Autistic Economics Network

    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

    UN DESA Working Paper series

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