globalgrameen co-create 3 billion jobs -charter last mission of The Economists' Unacknowledged Giant


why grameen didnt quite make it as milennials most productive brand?


Lawyers- The good, the bad, and the blind

My maternal grandfather and Mahatma Gandhi worked on this crisis in Mumbai over 25 years  -both were Bar of London Barristers! The goodwill outcome? grandad's last job was writing up legalese for India's Independence. In our lingo, badwilled lawyers are those who knowingly hire themselves out to the big get biggest and the most extractive get ever more unsustainable; good are those who never get involved in such lost trust outcomes; blind are those who do not consciously understand the whole truth's exponential impact on future generations out of every global village.


So while pro-youth economists and I  love Yunus's stories on how affordable banking and healthcare keeps lawyers out of increasing costs to everyone, when grameen first had the chance to become youth's most valued partnerships and job creating brand with the launch of grameenphone in 1996- he desperately needed a goodwill lawyer who ensured that the majority of the grameen brand would always be owned in trust for the poorest. This failing back in 1996 may explain constitutionally why grameen could never have become the net generations number 1 partnership brand of jobs and end poverty 

  - worldwide youth are invited by atlanta and nobel peace laureates to celebrate nov 2015 - yunus links as a worldwide top 10 job creator-grammen brand building- first 40 years

trust in vilage  mother's banking circles- safest community bank ever?

early health/nutrition network services

ownershiprights for world's poorest investors

1996 -  chance of equity milennials most productive brand suggestions to worldwide under 35's (millennials) on what to collaboratively do about this:

as yunus says in this video, all the world's most celebrated goals and identities are built out of jigsaw pieces-  so if you have a favorite solution yunus ever open sourced in any of these categories, please mail it to - if we understand how it fits, we'' post it with a link to you of your choice

global mediaegrameenhealthcarebankenergy

green including clean water, nutrition and end waste (inter-generational sustainability's borderless wholeplanet race to zero footprint) ;

universityeconomics; educationfood including agriculture -and =millennial group you most trust in race to 2030now


suggested role of yunus in game of who are milennials top 10 job creators? - 

yunus as hero of youth's 1000 most exciting concepts (big corporations spend trillons a dollar a year on marginal improved conecpts- value of yunus as linked in to mediating 1000 most transformative concepts)



afer 20 intervuews with yunus -we ask you to help us catalogue concepts by

7 wonders of Youth & Yunus  and partners between those with most resources and communities with most urgent need of microfranchise solution

how to make a job creating youth olympics the most popular twin city movement to host -more popular than any sporting world cup!

what will ending 20th world in which half of people are unbanked entail - which public servants see this as their convenant of trust with the peoples

how do we make the world's best job creating university free online always accessible to all

how would a nearly free nursing college be the catalyst to 8 times lower cost better quality health service for all

what does a place need to do to ensure it never loses a youth who could be a brilliant open source tech wizard of sort that ihub economies flourish around

what would a clean energy. water, food secure and zero waste curriculum look like from grade 3 up- and how to tune this with connectedness of human race and nature being a win-win around the 21st Century's global village planet

how can a place's most trusted leader of next generation goals organise monthly social business fund competitions for youth -which multi-win models of how knowhow multiplies value in use can most suitably replace zero-sum mindsets of industrial eras of consuming up things 

 WHY -BE-me21

Who Do You Value Most in the World? Jim Kim's 2030now invitation to millennials 

We second World Bank Jim Kim's proposal that until 2030 the 2 massive collaboration networks to value most are:

  • The millions of village mothers (eg 15 million in Bangladesh) who showed how to network the race to end poverty
  • 25-35 year old professionals where they are the most connected, educated and caring class our human race has ever joyfully parented 
  • .............................................................................................


As you may know The Economist was the first - and may remain the only paper printed global mag with the overarching editorial goal of ending hunger. To celebrate its 170th birthday in 2013, we believe the Massive Open Online Curriculum can be the gamechanger that brings the net back to a smart education media- especially if we choose 5 optimal grameen curriculum first.

Just imagine where the world would be if the 2000 great and good who started microcreditsummit in 1997 had honored muhammad yunus and bangladesh microcredit with an open curriculum. Discuss with us at Global Grameen the other 4 curricula which can most help youth help yunus in his race to poverty museums and full youth employment. And lets rebrand the post-2015 millennium goals summit microeducationsummit Norman Macrae Foundation-The Economist's Pro-Youth Economist washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655



Global Investment Banking in Youth- How did nutrition become first sector portfolio?

Facts circa 1980 the first non-financial service grameen bank managers were asked to distribute across (what became 100000+) village centre hubs was carrott seeds - sold in 1 cent packs. By tradition Yunus wasnt alowed to sell the idea of "banking for poorest mothers" to his customers- so he waited in the village while his female students developed membership. As anyone who has been to a Bangla village, stangers get mobbed by crowds of friendly infants. Yunus noticed that most were night blind. So he asked his professional frriends back in the city about cause and cure- he was told night blindness is caused by vitamin deficiency and simplest cure is help mothers get carrots into kids' diets. Thus grameen bank managers distributed 1 cent carrott seedds as part of their weekly visits to each centre and every centre twinned with a vegetable garden as a new microentrepreneurial source of health and wealth.

2005 yunus 3rd great innovation (after youth investment banking and bringing cell phones to villages) is brainstormed at a lumch in paris co-hosted by danone , HEC and Grameen Credit Agricole. It is decided danone will put all its global branding goodwill into staging with grameen a demonstration of the most exciting purpose of milk- whence a range of infant nutrition products from the first shwoing of grameen danone yogurt to the greatest innovation in chinese infant nutrition yin yang bao. Given these global successes - the question what is the healthiest purpose your global market sector can serve becomes the most valuable innovation focus of any global brand leadership team with a future.

Given that youth investment banking started in rural areas - why would it surprise the banking world that nutritious agriculture becomes the first bechmark sector of sustainability investment in global villlage networking economics. Along with Grameen Danone the most inspiring global partnerships in the first 7 years of global grameen have included helping bring sustainability of communities back into rural value chains and e-agriculture experiments by Grameen Intel. Student entrepreneur competitions among 1000+ colaborating HBUs feautre a lot of agriculture-connecetd social buisnesses and the ideas that usa' first university of youth invetsment banking will be located in US's poorest county (in alabama) and double as a 21st C Uni of Agri and Tech

Paris is known as the first global sb capital of thye 21st C - other ecological nglobal sb partners of yunus are veolia - water and waste; schneider - green energy; is it too much to hope for that this could also be a gateway into developing a commons microeconic agricutural policy across the EU and wherever the world's largest single market impacts

Notes from The Economist's first 40 years of genre of Entrepreneurial Revolution est 1972



Prirority searches of globalgrameen: open educational resources 1 2 ; free university ; extremely affordable healthacre ; future of world service broadcasting ; artists peace corps

STORY SO FAR washington Dc hotline 1 301 881 1655

In 1976 Norman Macrae (The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant) invited readers to form Entrepreneurial Revolution networks to change economics and sustain the first net generation; by 1983 he wrote the first guidebook to investing in net generation's collaboration in 3 billion jobs

.....    focuses on 1 billion community jobs, accompanied by creating one billion green jobs of, and one billion collaboration  tech jobs of . Norman's last 5 year project 2005-2010 aimed to celebrate bangladesh as nation that had done most to advance jobs around sharing community solutions to millennium goal service needs - we debrief what happens at that project at and for those who want to link into their future capital's most joyful job creation networks we ask you to help us compile  . Today his Family Foundation invites you to help us linkin -and invest in - the 5000 youth whose collaborations can create the most jobs and network sustainability through every community of peoples' borderless 21st century

help rsvp -  compile league table of community grounded job creation projects

cashless banking networks estimate 25 million plus jobs

end nurseless village network estimate 10 million jobs

build yunus inspired free university in usa's poorest county - aim to become world's number 1 job creating alumn network

artists peace corps with future of world service broadcasting and superstars for youth in communities etimate 25 million plus jobs

specialists jobs - turns out that many called disabled in 20th century have specific job capabilities when linked in to new technology- eg nordica network empowered by tablets aims to create forst million jobs for specialists with downes syndrome

optimise internet for job creation and mobilisation of poorest peoples markets across china- estimated 100 million jobs (interconnects with collab tech jobs)

if company branding understood worldwide youth, instead of so much wasted on tv ads then more leders would market themselves like whole food does through likely to help with sustaining 5 million jobs in agricultural communities in 2010s- first 50 conscious capitalsim companies of size of whole food could help sustain 250 million jobs

INCALCULABLY MORE COMMUNITY JOBS IF 21st C Business Leaders and Professions and Public Servants systematically valued these ideas first shared with Entrepreneurial Networkers out of The Economist at the dates shown

Norman Macrae's Valuation of service economy - see intrapreneur from 1982


A most typical structure of a service economy involes a team frnachise- this perfects how a group of people produce a service a community needs and then replicates this acros thousands of communities


Thing eg of fast food restaurants but then ask yourself what if a franchise was designed so that its replication was community owned instead of the profit being sucked out to some global owners the surplus could be reinvested in the community; instead of the food items being processed thousands of miles a way local food supply chains could be developed; instead of the foods causing obesity, fresh nutritious foods could be served


The job creation potential of the community owned franchise is huge and worthy of locally produced celebrations- carnivals and the like again bringing employment instead of the global tv campaign the global franchise that doesnt organically depend on growing each community locally


Positive energies zing all across a true service economy organisation. In a service business a customer knows how a boss treats a worker from the way the worker treats the customer

Norman Macrae's valuation of knowledge networkng economy 1984


Norman and Peter Drucker's twist with (the post-industrial economy) of knowledge networking generation built on empowering service franchiese and healthy communities with an extra twist. Define a business as being in the knowledge economy only if it is governed on the assumption that it only grows if its customers grows. This reflects the abundant economics of knwledge multiplying value in use unlie the industrial economy's asumption of economic scarcity caused by things getting consumed up.


In 2010s we have million times more colaboration tech than when man raced to moon in 1960s. Knowledge co-workers are thise who grow eirher each others knowledge or their knowledge with customers. This innovation allows us to choose the greatest human pur[ose that each markket sector could be integrating communally. If you hear ceos saying that they can afford to lead their sectirs most humanly sustainable piurspoe because this would require an investment that would put them at cost disadvantage at competitors then this leaders simply are not designing their organisation to be economic in the post-industrial age.


What if the purpose of your nearest bank was to invest in helping people be productive not trapping them in loans; what if all the educational systems invited every idea that they and society could connect with job-creation for youth; what if healthcare workers loved making services affordably and this idea resonated communally so that young people in particular were nurtured to optimise their physical and mental health.

What if all the taxation structures and everything around your community was pro-family and pro-youth economics. Collaboration networks offer us that choice because knowledge franchises can be replicated worldwide to any community sharing the same pattern of greatest needs and most underemployed youth. rsvp if you spot a collaboration knowledge franchise that you think other people living in communities would like to know of.


- eg global village healthcare aps : ending uneccesary blindness- the aravind franchise.

global village education aps- global village energy aps; global village mobile aps ; global village economics aps; global village bank aps; global village Europe aps; global village asia aps; global village africa aps; global village americas aps

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 A main project of Foundation Norman Macrae , The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant, is  - a league table of 100 leaders who most want to see 2010s being youth's most productive decade - this is a treasure hunt in which we welcome everyones views, ; instant messaging and skype chrismacraedc; washington dc tel hotline 1-301 881 1655

STORY 1 The service franchise is potentially the most exciting multi-win molecule of service and knowledge networking economics - capable of regeneration of communities and societies but it takes a long time eg (7 years) to perfect to stage of community win-wns, and a small passionately purposeful team to start it up

What Could We Learn About Franchising from McDonalds

McDonalds was born by a family who spent many years perfecting a great place for other families to come and have an eat out - ie parents with several children wanting a break from mom doing all the cooking. It was because McDonalds had become so successful that it was selling 10 times more milk shakes than a resataurant ever had that a 55 year old milkshake salesman (RK) went to look at Mcdonalds, bought it out, and commercialised tens of thousand of fast food replications, which ultimately took this industry sector accidentally into the obesity industry (along with others like coca-cola who had accidentally turned from its origins as refreshment's healthy and uplifting pause into america's major sugar addiction)

What if the McDonalds Family had met a different partner when their franchise was ripe for take off?- one who said meals out for the family is such a great commnunity idea, why dont we make the food to be the most nutritional the local community can serve while still making this the most fun place out for families with kids? Ok this would have needed a cooperative model (what Sir Ronald now calls Big Society Capital modeling)- the opposite of a few people making the most money by taking a a quarterly toll out of every community, accidentally developing more and more junk recipes and cheap supply chains (which don't develop quality agricultural jobs).

Right now the UK is celebrating (hubbing with) the whole of europe's youth in the search for such community models. In contrast, wall street ratings agencies hate this freedom of competition to come from global village cooperative networking. So we had better hope that the UK finds restauranteurs who don't want to make a billion for themselves because they are most passionate about what good nutrition can do for poorest kids growing up and how to design this into regenerating communities. Fortunately the UK has a large social media, as the BBC is entirely owned by the public not government not bhig corporates) . And fortunatley the BBC has made chefs famous who do care about nutrition - eg Jamie Oliver School meals - or Gordon's impact on showing that a great kitchen team is built out of energetic people with almost excatly the opposite mindset from academics who love sitting in ivory towers, topping down standards that are bereft of deep community contexts needed to sustain rising expoenetials. Why do we want people to master over us when we could all joyfully be valuing how sustainable business investment can solve the grearest social needs when in the hands of people who are prepared to be judged actionably by the quality of every dish they serve. font>


Can smart choice of those with the deepest passions for the market for cooking and its supply chains of local quality become a good multi-billion dolar investment for Sir Ronald's Big Society Capital? Why not? Celebrating food and family eating occasions can be a cross-cultural joy. Celebrating how food was made can turn round all the un-natural chemicals that macro agriculture has spiralled over 2nd half of 20th C with the results that many fruit your grandmother used to reconmend as healthy, no longer have any health value the way they are mass produced.

Better yet Big Society is trying out the renbewal of youth community centres all over Britain. These are places where the choice of a cluster of franchises will be make or break whether the community regeneration thrives. There will be some failures but the entrepreneurial beauty of service creativity is let it fail fast and small- and when successes are openly proven, they can be replicated big across communities. If each community centre has a great cooperatively run eating experience for families, and makes the community proud enough to see the whole centre as hub for regenrating productive apprenticeships youth can try out, including healthy local agriculture and green processes of cleaning up waste, the renewal of Europe through communities will be the greatest game of the 2010s. Map how every global village unites in celebrating what families need to commune round sustainably, and economics becomes peoples joyful way ahead. 


help search out other village replications inspired by learning how to franchise

2010s enjoys 1 million times more powerful colaboration technology than when I was a teenager 

Social Business Tales of 2 Cities - capacity to help sustain youth sustain world  - ranked out of 10 (best)

Paris 9 in 2011 predicted 9.5 in 2012

Back in 2005 a lunch at Paris HEC business school with CEOs from Danone and a bank, and support from governments youth employment minister co-invented the 3rd great Entrepreneurial Revolution of Dr Yunus' lifetime 

 Global Village Networking Breakthroughs

Previously The Nobel Laureate had brought 10 times more economical banking, community markets and action-learning hubs to the villages poorest from 1976 - a centre for every 60 village mothers to empower their entrepreneurial capacities and develop their children's lives ; next in 1996 Yunus brought mobile phones to villages so now hundereds of thousands of vilage hibs could share intelligence ; now in 2005 paris was offering the genius economist of our times the commitemnt that its most purposeful companies , universities. energetic youth and other hi-tech wizards would choose the most relevant responsibility partnership to make with dr yunus, and start a worldwide movement encouraging others with extraordinary technology  to do likewise. On our picture this corresponds to value multiplying win-win-wins between

1 Yunus and the 8 miilion families his grameen network serves, as well as the milennium goals he invites the world to join in the poverty museums race

7 Corporate Purpose

8 University

Over the next few years Paris created benchmark funds (danone communities and grameen credit agricole) and involvied youth in all the good news and actions by making into a portal connecting all the ventures with or inspired by yunus

France was also the lead country in Europe for actioning microcredit for europeans thanks largely to quarter of a century of pioneering work of Maria Nowak at - since 2007 friends of adie have worked tirelessly to get the Euroepan Union in Brussels to see that microcredit and social business are the most economic ways to get youth back to work and social solutions to replicate all over Europe at community to community levels 

These are some of the reasons why Yunus has called paris the Social Business Capital of the world. Its 9 ranking is well merited. And if only what Paris knew how to celebrate thorouh social actions could be waved all over Europe then 2010s would be the most exciting decade to be alive 




London 3 in 2011 aiming for 9 in 2012 

The idea that London could move up to world class capacity in social business partnering in little more than a year may sound ambitious. Though pretty well any region that chooses to let youth into the most exciting ways to be productive can replicate this 1000youth brainstorming example if the will exists amongst elders in power

 Moreover London has one advantage unique in all the world - a mature venture funds manager who promised himself that he would turn completely to social funds from age 60 (about 7 years ago). As often with Entrepreneurial Revolution, it has taken much of this time to connect a radical change of investment with exponentially rising social impacts. And then there was the need to identify funding sources. Half a billion euros has been earmarked from dormant bank accounts. But this is just a start. Sir Ronald is eyeing up 100 billion of charity assets that stands passively in buildings and the like, and isnt being actively leveraged the way that corpoartes would invest capital. His idea "social impact bonds" blended with the France's 7 years of Yunus partnering has inspired the European Union to challenge every country to start investing in youth and hunting out social solutions that could be franchised through every communiuty that needed to own the corresponding productive solution -creating exciting jobs for youth in the process 

Moreover 2012 London's olympics year- a swansong oportunity to celebrate the queen who has worked tirelessly for commonwealth and youth. It would be most wasteful to do this just with billions of dollars of image marketing now that there are so many promotions of companies' purposes that can also create youth jobs and provide social solutions. So 2012 could be London's most exciting entrepreneurial revolution year since 1843 when a Scot came down to what was then the world's most powerful capital to found The Economist to end hunger and end capital abuse of youth. 

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 leaders and places whose economists (and public servants and investment fund structures) help youth to be happily and productively employed go together- hence our need for organising maps like the one above. We know its a bit messy (shows us yours - rsvp but the proof of this pudding is whether it helps compare different countries in a way that gets more and more countries to join in - collaboration is this new century's  unprecedented entrepreneurial advantage wherever a community's poorest families needs a service solution that its people could largely run if the net generation  was being empowered with suitable resources and economists had done a better job in helping entrepreneurially build multi-win models

help us rank which nations are serious about youth's most productive races and greatest social challenges in 2010s 

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Global Village Economics : The Entrepreneurial Revolution of The Net Generation Can we change economics and media to make the most of the net generation’s productivity and earth’s sustainability. This question has been my family’s passion since dad came back from spending his last days as a teenager navigating airplanes over Bangladesh and Burma in World War 2. For us the 2010s has always been the denouement of the future of technology and humanity. Searching out leaders who wish to collaboratively invest in youth most heroic goals and productive opportunities is what the future of all our children’s children depends on. Our maps of global village economics and entrepreneurial revolution oppose the assumption of macroeconomists sponsored by the old and those who do not value innovation from youth’s and sustainability’s viewpoint. DO NOW NETWORKINGWill you join our urgent search and help co-create worldwide maps of youth’s most productive possibilities by integrating life critical knowhow out of every community.

Keywords to action : Purpose 1  ; Social Business 1

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How do we redesign 21st C media, organisiations and networks of partners to ensure that the purpose of every global market wholly values youth, and sustainability Pre-Olympics is best time for european royal inquiry in best and worst of media: how did the country UK that invested (BBC) and invented (WWW) the most and in social media end up with the  worst of all media 

Are nuclear and carbon the only techs that have been globally over-invested in over first 30 years of going global- how do community based clean energy markets reverse this wrong turning?

China Strategy as epicentre of Asian Pacific www century - to make best of both world partbners- short-term, and sustainability's long-term = Yunus- Youth-Leaders open knowledge networks

Which west coast corporaets  do the most exciting purposes of the  netgen proud? Intel - curriwiki rsvp


Map Bangla knowledge on which 16 trillion dollar markets - banks health agriculture energy water land education media -impact community sustainability most?

Banking would be safer if every young person (and everyone who ever educates them) took a driver's test in how to bank, gow to question economists and how to map business models. Note that the least sustainable worldwide future rewards those who govern how one side take as much as possible every quarter from every other side; Bangladeshi Social Business uses the exact opposite maths to sustain the most collaborative community models around life critical services.  


WILL YOU LINKIN TO SUSTAINABILITYS TREAURE MAP? SB Partnerships exploring how nearly to the Bangladeshi model can communities share life critical service information are revealing the most exciting pursposes that each trillion dolar global market could be employing young people to serve. The good and good news of Wall Street's 2000s being ruled by the greatest mathemarics error ever spun is change the maths and we can help net generation solve every heroic challenge that empowering productive youth can serve.

Will US Congress make the most of inviting Yunus as youth's number 1 economist to testify? ref

France/Paris is acknowledged by Nobel Laureate Yunus as co-creating the strategy of Global Social Business Partnering in 2005- what are the most exciting projects that French leaders and yunus invite youth to network around?

Research shows MIT is the number 1 university for job creation and open tech- how goes its most exciting youth projects linkin with youth and leaders and yunus

Next Microsummit to be hosted by Queen Sofia Spain Nov 2011 = Where can people  dilaogue on how to empower would leaders and youth using Yunus- microeconomics to intervene in the bigeset financial collapses - eg wall street 2008, euro 2011

The US upscale supermarket chain has rapidly emerged as the most exciting banked for poor farming communities in 40 developing countries - are american schools learning from this?

How do other top 25 leaders around world using yunus economics classify their most exciting youth's projects, and link in with those being webbed out of paris at eg

The world's richest man - Carlos Slim - has invested 50 million dollars in serving mexico with sustainable microcredit? Which other billionnaires are sponsoring microeconomic interventions?

How do different circles' of leaders interested in youth's most exciting projects vary - eg corporates , universities, non-political place leaders, place leaders ..?

 Africa may yet be the best of - see eg crowdmap

Which Arab Spring countries and refugee networks will be supported with the best of mobile microcredit networks?

New Zealand's youth have been enjoying death of distance age most with superb revolutions of their education system - one whose story was a best seller with 10 million Chinese parents. Can www education join in this celebrationHow do we make peer to peer mentoring on banking as exciting as music sharing - some experiments: Australia - ; LA SA's Free University with Branson E-unit


Global Grameen includes a journalistic agency hunting out good news on economics. We have a particular research focus on the Asian-Pacific century's world class brands among which we rank Grameen Global Brand partnerships top. Ask for our free update on opportunities for your regions youth to get involved in 2010s most exciting decade. If you require customised work we currently charge $150 per hour a third of which goes direct into SB100 investments.  

Example update: empowering east coast American youth's inmvolvement in 2010s most exciting decade - issued sept 2010:

Since my family sponsored Dr Yunus's 3-day event in Glasgow in July (and annual options continuing to 2012), I have a lot clearer idea on what dr yunus wishes to do with university partnerships as well as what he more informally wants all youth to have opportunities to linkin so that 2010s becomes the most exciting networking decade-  a timeline that broadly matches my dad and my entrepreneurial network maps since 1984 

UNIVERSITIES Glasgow University is taking the formal lead in re-editing the missing curriculum of economics which is pro youth and sustaining communities. Its principal is an economist; he is charged with finding a curriculum other capital city universities want to share; being the home to adam smith archives and other scottish entrepreneurial libraries, Glasgow University is well placed to lead this. Glasgow Caledonian is leading both training of nurses for villages (co-sponsored by Nike Foundation’s resources for Girl Effect) and with the world’s 2nd full professorship of social business  it is leading research into the statistics of how healthcare and microbanking interact to be the 2 most vital community foundations of ending poverty as well as economical models of healthcare and banking –probably the 2 most grounded stimuli of productive livelihoods a place can enjoy. Currently Glasgow is the only Cpital and Svotland the only counytry with 2 fully signed up Uinversity prtnherships 

However Global Grameen -as the world's favourite collaboration partnership in sustainability was born in Paris in 2005. Danonecommunities provides a national and global  portal celebrating five years into involving youth in all yunus partnership cases from HEC business school, to Danone, to Veolia to Credit Agricole and the way the French government supports youth entrepreneurship's roles in job creation

Auld Alliance renewed: We aim to build a close entrepreneurial rapport between Paris and Glasgow inviting these best cases to feature prominently in the first journal of social business -   Norman Macrae Foundation SB investment 

I am trying to find out what students in DC region want to do either to interface with the above or to become world leaders in other areas of interest to dr yunus and his new book’s invitation to celebrate 2010s as most exciting decade.
Georgetown has expressed interest in helping pioneer understanding of what types of stockmarket are social business and job creation positive. Results and microcredisummit continue to cheer the world up -keeping millennium goals alive - from their DC headquarters. Results needs about 7 more congressmen to sign up in the next month so that congress invites Dr Yunus to speak to it.

 The Simpsons & Dr Yunus will broadcast at Prime Time on the first Sunday in October.  Queen Sofia and Hilary Clinton remain the backbone of world opinion leaders for microcredit. Grameen Bank will be coming to DC after branches in New York and Omaha. President Obama has launched the 60 country celebration of East-West entrepreneurs, Monica Yunus is scaling up an artists peace corps out of New York. I would have thought the first university to sign a Yunus partnership on the East Coast has a lot to plug into as well as opportunity to raise the profile of its chosen areas of 2010s youth and sustainability leadership.  

Area practice networkers supporting professional connections of yunus are soon to open its DC shared office space already- a www network already linking in 6000 entrepreneurs. Eric Meade from the Alvin Toffler institute of future scenarios whose clients include Rockefeller Foundation’s Pro-Poor foci. Eric accompanied me over from DC to the Yunus 3 day event and to have a brief 1:1 with Dr Yunus. Beyond anything Yunus loves to form technology or knowledge partnerships that can bring an experiment over to his country and interface with the grassroots networks of practices in education, health, energy, clean water, food and energy that Bangladesh is already pioneering 10 times more economical models in. I aim to sponsor enough youth reporters in Dhaka itself to be able to offer maps to anyone visting dhaka on  who's who in this capital's leadership of mobile tech for the poor. Often in Asian region the work is far advanced but the final licence to operate is the hold up. China's ceo of ali baba (similar to ebay) is looking forward to a decade of creating 100 million jobs in china through freeing markets by interfacing microcredit and ebay-type application services. Grameen Intel is another partnership likely to make sudden contributions to this decade's greatest innovations. Thanks largely to Grameen Phone there are 40 million mobile phone users in Bangladesh.  This helps subtatntiate Dr Yunus national strategy :  to be  full trading partner with China and India      

It is most likely that I will pay my 5th week long visit to Yunus in Dhaka the middle of october - so if East Coast Universities have ideas of collaborations for 2010/11 it could be timely to flesh these out now. With the death this year of CK Prahalad and my father , there are few economists for the poor or for youth left capable of scaling net generation interactions. Yunus at 70 and with one of his 4 co-founding partners from 1976 retiring at start of 2010 is an invitation to develop way above zero sum collaboration networking models that will not come again.

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Any nation whose people and government wanted Dr Yunus as their chief economist would be most fortunate during 2010s - the exciting net generation decade.That one at the most critical juncture of sustaining Asia Pacific www century – Norman Macrae, The Economist’s Unacknowledged Giant

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Pro-Youth economics emerged from Adam Smith's Scottish pen in the 1750s, with some help from Scotland's Auld Ally the French this system of investing in future generations was journalised in The Economist founded by Scot James Wilson 1843  ... on Xmas day 1976 The Economist survey of Entrepreneurial Revolution clarified that the 20th C's 3rd quarter in the West had destroyed the community grounded economics of Adam Smith and to look east to Asian Pacific www Century 1976-2075.

The unacknowledged giant

The newly free nation of Bangladesh took the ER challenge most innovatively to heart. Today, Bangladesh is number 1 destination for community collaboration around sustainability world trade solutions: Grameen & Nobel Laureate Yunus invite the NetGen to make 2010s most exciting decade. Journalism of Job Creating Economics will be reborn in 2011 with the launch of Journal of Social Business and a 3000 sustainable leadership quest timed to amplify consequences of the 2/3 majority of US congress who Fall 2010 voted to receive a testimony from Yunus on credit as lifeblood of all nations. 99 other projects connecting job creation economics and innovation for the human lot find their network clearing house at http://www.smbaworld,com/ where over 2000 readers of yunus social business books share their practical good news.

 rsvp if you feel we have missed out a seminal link to a first world tour of Grameen Partners or if you would like us to help you customise more detailed leadership quests round grameen collaborations focusing millennium goals and other goals youth energetically demand for 2020

 Dhaka, Bangladesh


Grameen Bank Bangladesh was born by 1983 constitution to be owned by the poor -a quick tour of 28 years of how the worldwide's number 1 job creation system emerged

  • Nobel Foundation Site
  • Founder's Website Yunus Centre
  • Method of Action
  • What is Microcredit?
  • 16 Decisions
  • Grameen Mutual Fund One :Scheme Two
  • Grameen's Companies that the poor have invested in

    Paris, France 

    Big Systems: Frnech Gov, Danone, HEC, Credit Agricole, Veolia

    People systems: YunusMovie, Micious


    Big Systems Ali Baba 



    Big Systems: Congress

    People systems: Results, Microcreditsumit


    People Systems

     Connecticut Boston


    Big Systems: Intel, CSUCI

    People systems MFIconnect; Bonsai Movies, Skoll movies,

     Glasgow, ScotlandSpain Monaco & Luxembourg Belgium, Italy & rest of EU Wiesbaden, Germany
     Kenya, S.Africa and other hubs of Africa's Collab Entrepreneurial Revolution


    Big Systems Nobel Prize & Dhaka youth poverty museum; Norwegian Telecoms

     Rest Nordica Thailand: Big systems AIT Rest of World
     Russia & Europe East  Turkey M.East 1 M.East 2 M.East 3


    Grameen Microeconomics

    Free market


    Productive Assets Owned by Poor: at end 2010

    Installed Solar Units 500,000

    Biogas stoves 100,000

    Biogas plants 25,000

    (please doublecheck numbers)

    Best terms to search in google

    “Grameen Shakti”

    Single most relevant bookmark march 2011  

    Worldwide network friends 

    Documents held at Glasgow Universities Editorial Centre of Journal of Social Business

    eg Paving the Way (Grameen Shkati Jy2010)

    Lead practitioner contact details

    Abser Kamal ...

    Any leading partners –classify by

    a)      Public Sector

    b)      Private sector

    c)      Youth including Unis


    Any Social Business Funds active in this free market


    Any universities where student social business clubs major in tracking this markets details


    This market’s Friendly Journalists

    At BBC & The Economist



    JoSB Leaders Clubs names

    GlobalGrameen Youtube: Dr Yunus new book Building Social Business invites worldwide youth to make 2010s the most exciting decade - the 60s gen only had the moon race, 2010s gen has sustainability exponentials of earth and people:  to map, social business design and entrepreneurially network micro solutions around. Twitter too 

    Extract from Chapter 2 of our forthcoming book : Economics for Youth

    What do Coca-Cola, Grameen and The Economist have in common?  Coca-Cola and Grameen were the outstanding brand economics models of their region’s centuries and The Economist was first to alert the world’s people to studying the transformtion from American Industrial (1876 to 1975) to Asian Pacific (1976 to 2075) knowledge networking century. All three organisations multiplied productivity and joyfully sustained goodwill round their deepest purposes across several generation.

    Before we look at how they can help us understand the principal mathematical  and mapping components of economics for youth, namely:

    • Goodwill Value Multipliers
    • Win-win-win transparency with zero tolerance of conflicts with purpose
    • Sustainability’s investment’s exponential rising as the governing dynamic of world’s most economic systems
     It is good for young people to know that searching for purposeful systems depends most of all on relentlessly asking one core question. Over twenty years research of world class brands has confirmed this to be who in the world would uniquely miss what if this organisation did not exist?  Brands that cannot openly answer this hi-trust question are always liable to bubble up their image until their reality is  worth nothing (reference triple issue of journal of mrketing mngement 2009; The Economist’s 1988 survey on Year of the Brand – two of the outlets of reserch by world clss brnds networkers)  

    It is extraordinary how in their generations we can compare similarities between coke and grameen’s uniquely deep democratic dynamics


    *Peace –meaning of youth turning dream into reality

    *Led their region’s century development and job creation goals from early on

    *Linked in Joy of service everywhere we reach

    *Sport – Coca-Cola is at the heart of the Olympics sponsors; Dr Yunus is raising the question whether 2010s youth care more about sport or ending poverty – the wise olympics capital will be the first to empower youth to have it both ways

     What Projects can Youth help Global Grameen with?

    1) Forbidden questions:  human progress is being hampered by a triple whammy of law, mass media, and the economics of the big get bigger: whenever a global sector makes a life critical  mistake - even one there was no current knowledge on - it can't later admit the error. American lawyers out of Delaware make sure it would go bust if it did; so unsustainable practices compound and are rewarded at the top of management. The consequence is ever bigger disasters waiting to happen - BP, Toyota, Andersen, NASA ...; most of the global sectors that American lawyers now boss over are no longer leading where human sustainbility needs.

     Whole Foods & Whole Planet CEO Mackey on What is The Purpose

     young people need to raise forbidden questions about the purpose of each sector both inside usa and worldwide to help free the economics of youth; cent for cent since 1976   us investments have been less economic than asian ones; and by the time wall street mastered over the 2000s its compound impacts on future growth were negative - cent for cent the world's poorest country bangladesh now designs and networks 50 times more economic innovations in life critical services than USA does ..

     COLLABORATION NOW if we can get over the lost pride that all these errors have the same source the the good news is that correcting them will make 2010s the most exciting decade for young Americans and youth everywhere

    2) Youth need to design the IQ tests of social business -being mathematically and humanly the system designs exactly opposite to wall street rewarding one group to extract from every group quarter after quarter - come help at - make them diverse - dont ask for one standard right answer; search for the next deep question; its a different way round of action learning but we have been chatting about since our 1984 book. My dad did the writing and I supplied the internetworking revolution scenario - having spent the 1970s testing internets in elearning at the UK's National Developement Project of Computer Assisted Learning

    rsvp to join Global Grameen newsletter if you are interested in:

    building million person social action newsletters of 2010s most exciting decade

    designing stockmarkets of world's most purposeful organisations

     journal of social business -restoring win-win-win transparency and sustainability exponentials to 21st C professions

     mapping who is leading what advances in technology for the poor and tech for job creation

    other innovations of entreprenurial revolution


    11 June 2011 - Norman Macrae probably Europe's senior economist dies nearing 87 - obits
    60 people chat about economics- The Economist Boardroom 16 November 2010 6.30 to 8.30
    1a i am looking for ideas to repeat the format of this party - in japan where dad was more relevant than anywhere earning emperors order of Rising Sun for his 1962-on surveys consider japan and asia-pacific century; in silicon valley where he cheered up computing's early venture capitalists including vinod khosla when mcneally (then sun) was at garage stage; in barcelona where he supported the entrepreneurial freedom fighters of catalonia;  EU whose founders dad was only journalist of and whose translation into Italian of Entrepreneurial Revolution made young Romano Prodi famous Washington DC (us) 301 881 1655 skype isabellawm family foundations 

    Future History of Global Grameen: Grameen formed the multinational Grameen Trust in the late 1980s to demonstrate that what works to empower families and communities to end poverty in Bangladesh can be translated anywhere. Simultaneously, the mother of President Obama was translating microcredit culture in Indonesia. From these early times,  Sam Daley-Harris (RESULTS est circa 1980) introduced Dr Yunus to worldwide opinion leaders including Queen Sofia of Spain and the Clintons before Bill's presidency- the greatest human networking event started in 1997: microcreditsummit. However it was only in 2005, that Dr Yunus started developing Grameen as the world's number 1 global brand of sustainability partnerships. Just one meeting in Paris hosted by the architect and alumni coordinator of HEC's sustainability masters Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot led to 4 global partnerships for Grameen with Danone, HEC, Credit Agricole and streams of the French government concenred with employment, youth and rural regeneration by small and medium enterprises. All of these partnershipa are multilayered - for example Danone is the rural yogurt solution to the nutritional crisis of bangla children. the sponsor of the HEC SB chair with 4 seats, the creator of the first social business funds to be nationally marketed by banks, and new media's youth and knowledge community danonecommunities . Moreover the French Global Grameen Partnerships (later joined by the 5th partner Veolia which specialises in clean water and ecological knowhow ) collaborate "sans frontiers" as all are neighbouring institutions in paris where knowledge workers actualise their life's meaning and compassions in trading associations, cafe culture and informal, as well as intellectual, knowhow networks-  and it helps enormously that Benedicte and Yunus' Allince Francais planted the five's fields supporting Dr Yunus to be wholly synergetic. 

    Are you smarter than  a primary school student when it comes to understanding what Grameen and Dr Yunus started in Bangladesh in 1976?
    In 2006, Yunus was awarded the Nobel Prize which has emerged as informal world stage partner in celebrating 3 "hemipops" of microentrepreneurial; world - thye poor, women and youth. The greenchildren pop group created the theme song of the human networking race to end poverty. and fundraised for 2 start up franchses of Grameen Eyecare hospitals. in 2007, Dr Yunus wrote his first book on social business as empowering a 10 times more economic system design for developing communities, and created one of the world's leading mobile media busiensses Grameen Solutions - the one designed round ending digital divides. From 2008, Global Grameen partnerships have been multiplying at such a rate that we have needed to create correspondent webs in many coutntries and sustainability solutions fields to keep track of where people can get connected in celebrating and inter-actioning 2010s Sustainability Decade

    german view of global grameen strategy as at dec 2009

    Global Grameen is a fans web- for official webs go to
    our understanding is that Global Grameen networkers celebrations started on Dr Yunus' 69th birthday- we are aware of 5 places that love staging global grameen celebrations so far, and the biggie being planned as YunusOlympics 2012 ; if you know of other global grameen celebrations please tell us info so we can link you in; to date, sustainability worldwide celebration listing is: 
    • Dhaka 69th birthday (June 29-30 2009);
    • Global Grameen100Alumni meet 1 wolfsburg volkswagen autostadt, Germany nov 2009;
    • Danone Communities 3000 & 1500 meets Paris Feb & April 2010;  
    • Ronald Reagan World Trade Centre in Washington DC -w hich twice in my celebrted dr yunus with the the first talk in hos world book tour sponsored by Robert H Smith Busenss School (Uni of MD) and with the President's Inaugural Annual 60 country Summit on Entrepreneurship
    • Glasgow microeconomics summit & 70th birthday wishes roundup July 3-5, 2010 ..  
    advance news of next collaboration event with dr yunus- 4 July Glasgow- microeconomics summit; 70th birthday and 7th decade wishmaking in line with book's last chapter The Time is Now; Inaugurating Interdependence day of 2010s Human Sustainbility's Decade -the most exciting race : our net gen's challenge -why not join in?

    rsvp - which are the top 10 fans networks that will help dr yunus make global grameen number 1 in global sustainability partnerships?  
    1 youth
    2 women and micro(credit)summit
    3 infotech and other leaders of job creation by and for all
    4 leaders of affordable healthcare for all
    5 dhaka's triple twin cities of sustainability: glasgow (home of adam smith), paris (home of entrepreneur), london (home of world service social business brodcasting and sustainability olympics 2012) - the triangle that helped microeconomists end the previous attempt of Empire to rule the world 
    6 micro solar and photosynthesis energy makers ; nature's mapmkers do it (system design) micro up, communally & collaboratively across knowledge boundaries (geographical; professional; cultural; male & female ; next gen and elders ; office next door and virtual worldwide markets of human productivity and demand) 
    7 Unprofessions linked in to trilloin dollar audits offering open maps of each global market's most sustinable purpose
    8 ...

      2010s Sustainability Decade:  64 Trillion Dollar Grameen Knowledge of Microeconomics Map

    help us update news of global grameen sustainability partnerships round the world rsvp ; our second yunus1000 bookclub started my 2010
    - for shared resources see ; chris macrae washington dc tel 301 881 1655 skype isabellawm - association of family foundations - some notable youtube searches YunusCentre & hompepages SocialBusiness  Caplinski  GlobalGrameen  Microeconomist



    NY: Grameen America  has opened 4 banking branches (3 New York , 1 Omaha ); intends to open branches in Washington DC and san Francisco by end of 2010. To catch a dollar  has 400 cinema launch the week before Clinton Global  

    MA: Grameen America ’s international healthcare partnering search has formed many projects -examples at   (include GE Healthcare 180  Pfizer 179 Johnson & Johnson 180 Mayo Clinin 180) -associated with Americas’s leading healthcare conferences including annual event washington DC April

     CA: Grameen Intel 176-179 is testing risk diagnostics of pregnant mothers   CA: Grameen GreenChildren has opened 2 eyecare hospitals using Aravind model- third on the way   CA: Grameen Yunus Centre CSUCI 163-164 is a University partnership forming Institute of Social Business –started with 4000+ book club (SB book 1)  

     DC: Associated with worldwide microcredit development through Grameen Foundation and microcreditsummit –the latter convenes next as a global microcreditsummit out of Spain Nov 2011 ( lead action agendas include that championed by Queen Sofia of Spain )   DC: President Obama has awarded Yunus Presidential Medal of honor and cited Dr Yunus as a leading example of what Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship inaugurated as annual event since May 2010  with 60 countries; Turkey will hosts in 2011  

    Texas : Associated with wholeplanetfpoundation microcredits in multiple localities of where the leading supermarket wholefoods sources produce; typically an annual leafleting info campaign on microcredit is also activated through stores   


    Mexico : Grameen Carlos Slim microcredit    

    Colombia ; Grameen Social Business Zones developments with governor of Caldas region    


    Haiti ; Partnership Mobilisation of long term social business recovery funds    


    Scotland, Glasgow Institute of Social Business at Glasgow University - total redevelopment of economics curriculum; investigation of congruence of Adam Smith, Yunus and other microeconomists; pan-scotland & country "global aseembly" appreciation of Yunus July 4 with first microeconomics summit; collaboration birthday wishes for 7th decade; launch of journal of social business authorised with yunus and zasheem ahmedScotland , Glasgow Yunus Centre at Glasgow Caledonian : Social Business Professor- statistics on impacts of microhealth and microcredit; Grameen Nurse Institute in DhakaGlasgow Caledonian leads research on changes in law needed for Grameen style banking to be sustainable in scotland or Europe; Gordon Briown came in to lend a hand at July 5 celebrations at Glasgow Caledonian

    Historically Glasgow Cal publicity also helped by Foundation rtememebring BBC personality Magnus Magnusson now coordinaed by his haughter and BBC Scotland journalist Sally Magnusson;   and Sir Tom Hunter before the recession UK's wealthiest entrepreneur 

    Paris , France- in 2005, place where Global Grameen partnerships emerged – now the main focus of Muhammad Yunus – see this 2010 book Building Social Business:

    Grameen Danone – Yogurt for infant nutrition; 9 other social business investments through Danone Communities fund (the first SB fund to be sold across a nation’s banks). connects about 50000 French youth in networks celebrating and action entrepreneur (origin France circa 1800!) including 3000 meetups in Paris . Danone sponsors the social business chair at HEC

    8 movie exposes how mainstream broadcasters censor micro up – see   HEC is a Yunus Centre: social business chair which connects HEC marketing department, with sustainability masters, with Martin Hirsch minister of youth and employment, with Dr Yunus; social business track (world’s first SMBA –in 2nd year has nearly 100 students taking curriculum and researching projects) Martin Hirsch has taken 20 French companies on a SB benchmarking visit to Grameen Dhaka; another gov connection is an entrepreneur  summit for regional SMEs; also national and regional laws being reviewed to make microcredit and SB simpler to constitute   Grameen Veoila – water. Grameen Credit Agricole whose board members include Luxembourg royal family member  – Financial Services including social business fund.   Maria Nowak’s ADIE institute 

    Germany   Grameen Wiesbaden & Berlin – Grameen Creative Labs, provider of social business support services to prospective partners in SB and action networks; host of annual Global Grameen Alumni summit - inaugurated nov 2009 at volkswagen autostadt in Wolfsburg - partner developments: BASF Grameen; Grameen & Adidas $1 childrens shoe; Grameen Otto   -     stimulus for starting up regional SB funds etc ____________________________--   Grameen Italy   Milan- with mayor: host of capital events : social business day July 2010; millennium goals and SB expo 2015   Cure2Children

    Monaco- Prince Albert – Yunus SB fund          

    EAST  Dhaka: In Aug 2009, Dr Yunus convened the 56th International Dialogue out of his offices above the Mirpur slum- a very detailed exchange on social business modelling ensued. 

      Bangladesh Since 1976, Grameen has developed a portfolio of social business franchises that have turned round the prospects of rural youth from illiteracy to the most economically productive of the mobile networking age. Famously through its microcredit it has turned 8 million of the once poorest women in the world into joint Nobel peace laureates in recognition of their microentrepreneurial income generation and 16 decision framework for investing in sustainability of families and communities.    JAPAN   Kyushu Yunus centre is developing an electronic village lab so that real and virtual simulations test each other; and successes become replicable at digital breadth, depths and speed of scaling   THAILAND   Yunus Centre as Asia Institute of Technology is becoming a space for importing any of Grameen’s best franchises from around the world. This is blended with the capacity to do deeply local research to check foundations of major projects in the region. There is growing worldwide demand for AIT to host the first expo of technology for the poor inspired by Yunus partnerships. From about July 2010, AIT Yunus Centre top post will be filed by the man who helped start brac's university.    



    Fan and correspondent webs.



    Tech :

    Ecology :

    Banking :

    Meda & Education smbaworld,com 

    1000Bookclubs & 10000dvd club:

    social business:

    Yunus :


    107 Alumni of Launch of Global Grameen Wolfsburg November 2009 included: Dr Muhammad Yunus


    Ahmed, Yunus Centre Glasgow

    Bruysten, Grameen Creative Lab, Wiesbden

    Bustamante, LondonCreativeLabs, London

     What would 7 billion people around the world miss if Grameen didnt exist? (including Nobel Dr Yunus not existing) and what would happen without the world's greatest innovation : the most purposeful system design known as social business model? After 25 years of modeling and debating globalisation futures, I am as certain as a maths guy would be that survival of our species would have very little chnace without the above- if you are convinced on that one contact me whenever you like usa 301 881 1655 (washingtion DC) - for others who feel its big but not quite that big why not tell us which of these solutions you see dr yunus' 2 books on social business as helping tio share with the net generation and you!

    What is Grameen?


    One of the 2 greatest job creation networks ever designed –ending poverty both of illiterate women and their next generation

    Opportunity for 7 billion people to use any and every media or mediation host to debate with each other and interaction the most urgent goals defining whether global is spinning sustainabily or not as we start the 2020s.

    Designer of sustainability investment systems that are 10 times more economic communally and locally

    After Wall Street's performance I assume not even the man in the moon would say we have entered the 2010s with global systems sustainining communities, young people. Why do we have such amazing tecnology in C21 but still tolerate the fact that there is 1  in 7 chance a baby is born into $1 dollar a day household with little chnace of a prodyuctive, creative or healthy life?



    A wholly safe banking system with community market and healthy knowledge hubs attached to maximize members productive reach


    One of the great digital and mobile technology solutions providers


    A world leading solar and clean energy company


    A centre for educational and vocational empowerment


    What is Global Grameen?


    The number 1 partnership pathway back to sustainability for the whole world with the capability of revaluing every global marketplace for its upward sustainability exponential


    The connector of microeconomic entrepreneurial revolution needed to stop the world being ruled by macroenconomics too big to fail systems


    The simultaneous restorer of all professions’ Hippocratic oaths


    An architect of affordable 21st C health systems where technology is designed in most economically and to maximize virtual and real diagnosis and treatment processes

    A pioneer of the water, nutrition and energy solutions

    A partner with nations or peoples or places that want to design a sustainable globalisation


    Co-creator of media and mediation systems that do good for every community they interface


    Mapmaker of transparent and sustainable free market systems that enable all 7 billion [people to maximise the creativity and purpse of their lives


    Open designer of the most purposeful systems and networks


    if you are looking for formal dr yunus web site they are at and 

    volunteer info Hotllne Washington DC 301 881 1655 chris.macrae -
     on june 29 of each year we try and make a social business pilgrimage to dhaka en route to every sustainability investment capital - here are some bookmarks from the 69th social business celebration -BBC energy-leaders Blog; LondonCreativeLabs - youth jobs creation hypernetwork ; youtubes of YunusBirthday

    .Youtubes of


    Yunus Centre

    Yunus Center


    Global Grameen




    Black (or bold) means Global Grameen Alumni Wolfsburg 09 or Yunus Partner- Grey means tracking - rsvp info if you have nomination of SB collaboration partner in sustainability for tracking 

    .CP2 Foundation Brand

    Nike Foundation whose Girl Power brand announced at Clinton Global 09 is main funder ($5mn) of collaboration gameboard end nurseless villages, aka Grameen Nurse Institute

    CP1 Micro SB bank

    GRAMEEN BANK is the greatest job creation system and network ever designed -formal data; informal data on 10 times more economic;  jobs are created across generations through 3 empowering facilities in one system: bank for the poor, 125000 hubs sharing knowledge for poor, and free community marketplaces for every 60 members; collaboration with Grameen connects community solutions to all 7 sustainability wonders : financial services owned by poorest, education, healthcare, water & food & energy -and Gandhi's triple change whammy : government & professions and media;also grameen exports knitwear

    further sb partners : aravind replicated from India to Bangladesh; cure2children Italy to Bangladesh

    CP12 SB System Design hubs & Microeconomics


    CP11 DigiYouth


    .CP4 Place Leaders:

    Queen Sofia, Spain

    Prince Albert, Luxembourg

    Prince Charles, UK

    King of Thailand

    .CP3 SB Summit


    .CP9 University (Yunus Uni partner subtypes)

    .CP10 SB Funds

    .CP5 World Stage

    • Nobel & 11
    .CP6 TN$ Market Sustainability

    .CP7 Collaboration Nations

    .CP8 Corporate Global Brands

    • Grameen Danone, Kids Nutrition brands, Paris, F &10
    • Grameen Veolia, Water, Paris, F
    • GrameenCreditAgricole, Paris F &10
    • Grameen Intel 1 2 , Digital for Poor & World Ahead LA, USA
    • Grameen BASF,  GHealth (mosquitos), Germany
    • Grameen Otto, Factory of Future Germany
    • Adidas, Germany
    • Autostadt- Volkswagen, Germany
    • SAP, Deutsche Telecom, Scout24, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
    • Unicredit Italy
    • Baumax, Austria
    • US health corporation partners - Pfizer, General Electric Healthcare Systems, Mayo Clinic, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Johnson & Johnson- Emory U Laerning Panel



    Yes We Can, Muhammad Yunus: launching 1997 microcreditsummit’s race to end poverty; 2010 is "Joy of Life decade" launching Global Grameen Nov 2009



    There is a missing system without which investments in the coming globalisation will not be exponentially sustainable. Norman Macrae, survey Entrepreneurial Revolution, The Economist 25 Dec 1976 – the unauthorised biography of sustainability world’s greatest brand : Global Grameen, and world’s greatest invention Social Business System Designs

    The way the 1984-2024 generation designs globalisations will compound 10 times more or less health and wealth. Uniting the human race in ending poverty is the way for microeconomics to go if global markets are to be free to celebrate exponentials rising. Norman and Chris Macrae, 1984: 2024 Repot –concise future history of network generation



    The entrepreneur makes more jobs than she or he takes – Nobel Muhammad Yunus, Social Business Book tour 2008



    My father and I believe the worldwide significance of Global Grameen's launch can be described something like this. Do you have any editing suggestions, or do you see the value of global grameen entirely differently?

    Chris Macrae, Global Institute of Social Business usa 301 881 1655

    *                                        *                                    *

    Economics and sustainability are compound phenomena.  Consequently, it is impossible to truly value the impact of a global organisation without asking: is this system spinning a sustainable exponential rising or an exponential that is crashing down?

    As serial crashes of the 2000s make clear, the absence of exponentials attention in media and in annual reports of most of the West’s largest organisations is becoming humanity’s greatest threat.  Among entrepreneurial gifts that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has shared with this world,  none offers people around the world such a joyous opportunity as the 2010s launch of the Global Grameen brand : to be the world’s number 1 brand gravity connecting global social business partners in sustainability.  

    This launch capitalises on knowhow open sourced over a third of a century’s determination of emotional and social intelligence. This is cultivated around a core group of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs who invented a Micro Up system – which Yunus defines as the Social Business model. Mathematically and practically this system is uniquely simple: the design benchmark for integrating everyone’s productivities and demands round valuing sustainability exponentials.

    Social Business system's brand DNA and its core metrics – and so its leadership's governance - are all about value multiplying communal win-win-wins through every investment cycle. When Adam Smith wrote about free markets he was searching for this map. Absent of it,  the 20th century has serially demonstrated the liability of macro economists to take a wrong turn and then accidentally rule over how to be become ever less economical!

    So it is tmely that Micro economists and citizen groups are uniting in calling the Social Business the world’s greatest invention. For confirmation, see the life works of Europe’s senior economist whose published exponential forecasts since 1984 have continuously shown the 2010s to be the last decade that our human race will have the choice to integrate local societies globally in ways that structurally map how to sustain the future of our human race 

    Global Grameen ABC

    Are you interested in promoting understanding and creativity of global social businesses designed around sustainability exponentials? Will you help us track what happens when clubs of the world's most resourced organisational typologies –global corporate brands, the 21st Century’s outstanding universities, regional leaders, citizen networks, philantropists, global NGOs, sports and global media stages etc -  partner Grameen’s micro system serving life critical needs through grassroots collaboration networking?

     Yes We Can celebrate the 2010s as that joyous decade where millennium goals - and webs of urgent interactions - make sustainability's choice for all future generations. If you know how to hi-trust network, please don’t lurk now.

     On November 7, over 100 people will be invited by Muhammad Yunus to be sustainability ambassadors to 2015 and launch Global Grameen on the journey of being sustainability's world's favourite global brand partner - what questions should these people be rehearsing as a first 100 network of sustanability system designers of global social business maps, and version 0 of what subsequent yunus forums of 100-5000 people amy choose to Q&A or search.
    Here is a first draft - if you have an input I will much appreciate it , dr yunus' volunteer WCB & JforH & $TNauditor on rumors of what's possible  -also mathematician at Clabs of world citizen bureau & archivist of The Economist's laureate of the order of rising sun  , washington DC tel 301 881 1655
    getting the right item list in question 1 is probably most important to this stage on global grameen launch (if only 1 question is surveyed I'd go to Q1)..With regard to such a question it is crucial not to assume you are only using it quantatively – do  you know the research practices of grounded theory?
     It is also important to consider that the foci of the survey on 100+ people as  network gravity of global grameen ambassadors from nov 8 on


    Your name ------------------------

    Your email or contact -------------------------------

    1) When you think of a brand or organisation partnering Global Grameen, which of these advantages do you see a partner leverage

    1)      Knowhow from Grameen as the world’s leading system designer resolving sustainability crises

    2)      Reputational gains of being a social business partner in the human race to end poverty and staging joy of millennium goals

    3)      A change in the partner's purposeful capability to innovate or let organisation-wide cultural/diversity values blossom

    4)      Long term relationships needed to enter a new country such as China or Bangladesh so as to seed respected brand leadership over time

    5)      Specific knowledge/relationships from Grameen’s and Bangladesh's world leadership benchmarking and networks on clean energy and climate crisis solutions

    6)      Specific knowledge/relationships from Grameen’s world leading impact on smart digital or mobile media

    7)  Bottom-up opportunity to transparently map architectures ( free market centres) of 10 times more economical designs of healthcare, banking , job creation and ..

    8)      Opportunities to  transform how the world analyses value and leadership by being in a club of people connected around the networked world’s most trusted visionary and creative entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus

    9)      Other __________________ please state


    2) If you mentioned several opportunities in 1, which one is it most pivotal from now to 2015 that the branding of global grameen is seen to celebrate through communal actions. Please select 1-8 from 2 viewpoints:

    a) leadership people with the most powerful responsibilities and asset decision-making

    b) 7 billion human beings worldwide

    3 What is your relationship to global brands and global markets

    A)    I work at a global brand company

    B)     I advise global brand companies/leaders

    C)    My social or sustainability concerns are directly impacted by media and global brands

    D)    Other

    4 Please tick social or sustainability concerns that you spend a lot of time on

    A)    Ecological

    B)     Access to financial services that invest in local people

    C)    Children’s access to education

    D)    Access to healthcare and personal safety

    E)     Peace

    F)     Other system failures causing poverty

    G)    Other  please  -------------------

    5) Regarding 4) do your concerns and actions most impact societies in

     Developing countries

     Developed countries


    6)  do you have any comments or suggestions of questions that 100 to 5000 people attending Yunus Forums on Global Grameen should be good news connecting through Grameen Dialogue


      Global Grameen Social Business Partnering ABC –map last updated oct 2009 – see any incompletions please mail – or for more detail guiding contact us in Washington DC 301 881 1655 – take official tour of grameen lab – or visit fan labs at london LA DC Berlin Glasgow -please note our most uptodate & linking version of this map is here

    Veolia & Volkswagen (Autostadt)




    Adidas & AIT YunusC & Grameen America & AshdenAwardsBangladesh & BASF &BerlinFreeUCISB (CSUCI) &CreditAgricole& Colombia SB ZonesDanone &

    Universities for Sustainability; Media, Global Brand Marketing Sustainability


    Social Business – sustainability world’s greatest inventions

    Health for Poor

    Health Management Centres


    Eye Hospitals

    Nursing Colleges

    Medical University



    Mosquito N et

    Tech for Humanity

    Wealth opportunities for Poor – banks, centre-markets, knitwear, employment agencies, vocational grants, schools


    Bangla rural womens bank –

    Bangla village youth investments –grameen shikkha International replications

    Grameen Global


    & Glasgow CalU


    Energy for Humanity –Shakti – solar electricity, biogas utility, biogas ovens

    HEC (paris) &
    Queen Sofia (Spain)Intel & Islamic Dec Bank
    Prince Albert –Monaco FundObama- NobelNobel & Nike Foundation (Grameen Nurse Institute)Microcredit & & LKJamii Bora & Jameel
    Best news has heard of the 2000s , part 1:
    Volkswagen Autostadt Nov2009, an hour's ice-ride from Berlin: 
    Well over 100 leaders of sustainability came to celebrate goals and social business collaborations with Dr Yunus and the launch of Global Grameen as the world class brand designed to celebrate partnerships in sustainability. We will be reporting who connected what by theme starting wth healthcare. 
     Text in Blue represents official notes of Global Grameen - rest is fans correspondence

    A Global Meeting for Social Business!

    On November 7, 2009 Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Creative Lab,
    Germany is hosting the 1st Global Grameen Meeting in Autostadt/Wolfsburg
    near Berlin.

    The Grameen Global Meeting is an integral part of the series of events to
    celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall under the motto “Another Wall to
    Fall.” The meeting will begin at noon and is followed by an evening dinner
    and a networking session. Those who are invited to participate in this
    upcoming intimate circle with Professor Yunus includes CEOs, board
    members, sustainability experts, as directors of social business projects.

    The goal of this meeting is to convene the partners and supporters of the
    Grameen Social Business movement to share experiences and develop new

    The GGM will support this by:

    Exchanging experiences and knowledge among project participants’ field
    reports, existing social business joint ventures and other Grameen social
    business projects, thereby developing the culture of knowledge regarding
    Grameen social business.

    Fostering intensive networking and discussion of new social business ideas
    in an intimate circle with Professor Yunus

    Creating a platform for interactions between social business experts and
    potential partners from the classical world of business

    Announcing Professor Yunus goals for 2015

    Committing to reduce poverty world wide.

    Reinforcing the friendship between Professor Yunus and the companies

    Facilitating global cooperation

    Bureaus of GG - washington DC chris 301 881 1655 Many generations of my family have believed that humanity has a fundamental right to economies where media is used to share good for you -and your community - news. With mathamatical and other weapons that Scottish internationalists have learnt to action from Adam and James, we will fight peacefully for this right shaming the reputation of all who deny it. When Dr Yunus spoke from his Nobel platform in 2006 about the world's greatest invention  - and encouraged citizens everywhere to communaly club round it - we started a series of fans webs: globalgrameen, grameenenergy, grameenuniversity, and so forth. Apart from the joy of celebrating good news from the global village, these collaboration citizen webs are merely fans sites. We celebrate realisin g the worlwide generation's united gopal of ending poverty  which along with BRAC , Grameen  has world staged Dhaka into the city en route to every sustainability city - and thank UK ministers Miliband and Alexander for being some of the first to raise the cheers for this in their visit to Dhaka in Sept 2009.  
    People we have met or corresponded with about Grameen and the Bangladesh (including BRAC & ASA) in co-research maps designed to share thousands of social business franchise solutions all over the world
    Bangladesh: Dr Yunus (centre), Dipal Barua (Energy 1 2), Professor Latifee (Trust), Mrs Begum (Schooling) , Kazi Islam (Media for poor including world leading mobile solutions) 1 2 , Lamiya Morshed (Yunus year Ahead), Mr Sultan (Health 1 2 ) , Samir, Katrina, .. 
    Bangladesh & London Mostofa Zaman YunusForum
    Germany Hans Reitz & Saskia Bruysten
    USA - Grameen America : Vidar Jorgensen; MicrocreditSummit Sam-Daley Harris
    YunusCentre Universities -Glasgow- Zasheem
    Help us blog how Global Grameen partnership ABC sets global markets free to regain sustainability

    Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus invites social business leaders  to 1st Global Grameen Meeting; November 7, 2009; Audostadt in Wolfsburg (near Berlin, Germany) - more details

    Global Grameen Meeting - the event of Global Grameen Social Business Movement

    Social Business in the worlds of business, science and politics has emerged as a local movement as well as an innovative business model with the potential to solve global challenges.

    The joint ventures that have been realized between partners and companies with Grameen demonstarte that a worldwide culture of cooperation, in which the participating parties mutually complement one another, is the key to solving many worldwide problems. This leads to the conclusion that the struggle against poverty is a team effort.

     The goal of the first Global Grameen meeting is to convene the partners and supporters of the Grameen Social Business movement to share experiences and develop new ideas. 

    The Global Grameen Meeting supports this by

    • Exchanging experiences and knowledge among project participants' field reports, existing social business joint ventures and other Grameen social business projects (strategic and operatve dimensions), thereby devloping the culture of knowledge regarding Grameen Social Business  
    • Fostering intensive networking and discussion of new social business ideas in an intimate circle with Dr Yunus
    • Creating a platform for interactions between social business experts and potential partners from the 'classical' world of business
    • Announcing Dr Yunus goals for 2015
    • Commiting to reduce poverty worldwide
    • Reinforcing the friendship between Dr Yunus and your company
    • Facilitating global cooperation 

    The Global Grameen Meeting is an integral part of the series of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall under the motto "Another Wall to Fall". With you, we would like to make the wall of poverty fall.

    The Global Grameen Meeting will take place on 7 November 2009, at the Audostadt in Wolfsburg near Berlin. The marketing and communications platform of one of the world's largest automobile groups will host the event, thereby making a considerable contribution to furthering the development of social business partnerships

    The meeting begins at noon and is followed by an evening dinner and networking session. Those who are invited to participate in this intimate circle with Dr Yunus include CEOs, Board Members, sustainability experts as well as "directors" of social business projects. 


     if you want to be on this global grameen trust map of connnecting people & networks rsvp with reason why you qualify in terms of global grameen alumni status or sustainability exponentials auditing and/or social business system competence.
    this emerging 2010 version will soon replace 2009 version
      UKLondon Ashden world leading prize network on microenergy : Sarah Butler-Sloss (ne Sainsbury), BBC Paul Rose, Sofia B, Mostofa –world social business summit during 2012 sustainability olympics; wcbn’s john caswell; jonathan; muftah noblecities tv station; tom rippon future of postgrad SB apprenticeships, sandra BRAC Cumbria –paul rose and global grameen alumn andy dickson of m pact InternationalScotland  .. Sir Tom Hunter, 3 Glasgow Unis, Pamela Gilles, Zasheem Ahmed, Ms Magnusson –origin in of Grameen Nurse institute now founded out of Nike Foundation; aims to be main grameen bank trial in europe; has advertsied social business chair of wellbeing France: Yunus Movie :Benedict (HEC), The Big 4 of Global Grameen, YunusMovie: Vivian, Estelle (robert de quelen)Big 4 GG: France Grameen Danone, Grameen Veolia, Grameen Credit Agricole HEC SMBA France – social businessfnds – danonecommunities and grameen credit agricole Germany Grameen BASF, GrameenCl (scout24 web & micromarket portals), Grameen Otto, Adidas (factory of future), Autostadt (Volkswagen)Lisbon reputedly first social business stockmarket advised by german firm linked to Berlin Institute of Social Business & Yunus lab at Free University of Berlin all linked to GrameenCL in wiesbaden Monaco – Prince Albert  Fund for environment; Monaco social busienss fund for africaMadrid Queen Sofia- world microcreditsummit 2011, NazrulItaly- san patrigano, mayor of Milan 2015, Bologna grameen bank tests USA:LA CSUCI Cal Inst of Soc Business, Thegreenchidren, Holly Bonsai Yunus film, melanie the global summit, heath rowCA Grameen Intel ;  (jeff skoll and larry brilliant)San Francisco – alan webber compere of global grameen at wolfsburg 2009 and ex-founder fast company
    Princeton- Sam-Daley Harris Microcreditsummit (ya caitlin  at swartmore PA)
    Boston Grameen America Health & HQ Vidar Jorgensen; MIT Yunus Challenge; MicroloanFoundation & MIT entrepreneur labs

    New York- Grameen America Bank, St Johns Edu Degree in Social Business –wcbn global grameen alumn erich joachimstaler (and into germany office markus Pfieffer)- booktour publisher clive priddle (ya alexis), susan davis brac,mancy barry -ex womens world banking - now micro100 leaders net highly lnked columbia business school social enterprsie conference

    DC Alex Counts Grameen Foundation,  (FINCA), microfinancepodcast; ashoka-drayton social entreprenenur hq (ya alex)(MD centres of social value creation and finance robert smith business school , melissa carrier)Austin – wholeplanetfoundation – mackey conscious capitalism ning of sustainabilitity partners; (Atlanta Ray Anderson CEO of zero waste corporates)Seattle Unitus –with sam main Usa supporter of jamii boraUSA  pilots with Mayo Clinic, Pfeizer, GE Healthcare (USA-UK); associations with Goldman sachs 10000 women job creation panel China – epicentre of 100 million jon creation challenge – ceo of ali babaIndia –with grameen partner in ; should be way through to Nilekani visisn of jib creating india; Lucknow school Mexico Grameen carlos Slim – major microcredit aimed to fight compartamos (Cinepop)Colombia – social business zones- gov of caldas –my indirect contact with ceo of leading dairy company (microfinances 2000 farmers and a danone partner) Kenya : Jamii Bora Ingrid Munro Thailand- bangkok –Borje and Peter , AIT Yunus Centre, (Michel open source processes)Singapore – world toilet sanitation conference producer hoping to be a creative lab soonJapan 3 universitiesJeddah? – university and Islamic SB FundBangladesh- own page
    2009 version 
    London Ashden : Sarah Butler-Sloss (ne Sainsbury), BBC Paul Rose, Sofia B
    Scotland  .. Sir Tom Hunter, 3 Glasgow Unis
    India .. Vikash
    Yunus Movie : Vivian, Estelle
    FC's: France Grameen Danone, Grameen Veolia, Grameen Credit Agricole
    UK FC: GE Healthcare
    Germany Grameen BASF, GrameenCl
    USA Grameen Intel; pilots wit Mayo Clinic, Pfeizer; associations with Goldman sachs 10000 women
    Boston Grameen America Health & HQ Vidar Jorgensen; MIT Yunus Challenge; MicroloeanFoundation & MIT
    New York- Grameen America Bank, St Johns Edu Degree in Social Business
    Monaco - Principality Social Business Fund
    Kenya : Jamii Bora Ingrid Munro 
    USA East Coast
    DC microcreditsummit Sam Daley-Harris, Tom Harch, Hilary Clinton, microfinancepodcast
    West Coast 
    LA TheGreenChildren ; Uni LACI
    People newly supportung Dr Yunus on June 29 all day dialogue Paul Rose , Nina Ness  .. coming soon
    Other epicentres we dont yet have optimal connectios with:
    DC Grameen Foundation, FINCA
    Austin - wholeplanetfoundation
    Seattle Unitus

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Mackey & Rainforest Alliance: Conscious Capitalism John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, discusses Purpo0se of Markets at we dont believe in transparency being the new buzzword, it only happens when leaders wanted to be questioned about mapping long term multi-win models
    11:53 am edt 

    Sunday, June 6, 2010

    invitations to next yunus rock the world event - july 4 glasgow microeconomics summit &..
    & 70th birthday wishmaking in line with last chapter of Building Social Business  & Celebrarting 2010s Inaugiration of Interdependence Day and united race to Sustainability Decade

    zasheem - have you written yet to krugman inviting him to attend glasgow

    july 4 microeconomics summit or send  "telegram" in support : I know you have already hosted a summit round krugman; if relevant please refer him to dad's article on what will compound thru 2010s if we do not go beyond wall street normalcy and mention that dad thinks the 2 most courageous efforts on this issue have been made by Krugman and Yunus

    in the event that krugman knows of any students who would like some books to match with the Georgetown 200 aug 2010 please offer; you might also mention that sam daley-harris of and  lives in princeton and has been sampling books to congressmen who get microeconomics  our only sustainable future


    if you want to also write to andrew neil as one of dad's best friends and fellow scots then you can do so via The Spectator  22 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP



    I note The spectator has 2 salient events coming up, with jourmalist anatole being another fav of dad's


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    Tuesday 22 June 2010
    at the Royal Geographical Society,1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 between 6.45pm and 8.30pm.


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    Spectator Lecture - The Future of Capitalism: Anatole Kaletsky

    In 2008, the global financial system stood on the brink of collapse. The era of rampant free markets seemed to be ending in catastrophe. Anatole Kaletsky, Times columnist and author of Capitalism 4.0, argues that the human urge to innovate and compete will drive a new version of global capitalism that will be even more successful than the system it replaced.

    On Wednesday 30 June 2010, The Spectator is delighted to invite you to attend our lecture, entitled The Future of Capitalism featuring Anatole Kaletsky.


    8:26 am edt 

    Friday, June 4, 2010

    top 10 fan groups of global grameen - #1 students

    good question cam - whither social business clubs of students - perhaps 2010/2011 will be 3rd time lucky in seeing this blossom

    my guesses at where we are - with first 1000 yunus bookclub’s core connectors were mostofa, sofia and I ; our research with students found out how not to do it- from early days we were all waiting for yunus to form the social action portal that chapter 11 of the 2008 book promised- in my first 2 meetings with yunus this portal was declared as an urgent priority - in dhaka he brought in his top person kazi islam grameen solutions ; gave him a verbal briefing of the portal; I have kept in touch with kazi ever since but yunus has allocated his 100 mobile info tech experts to other hard cash earning projects; in new york jan 2008 we filmed what yunus was inviting youth to do and lter issued this in 10000 dvds aimed at freshers 08/09

    basically the main message of yunus now delivered to 100 universities with 500 students in each audience:  says in the last 2 years of being educated, please form small year-long club round you with the expectation that you will need to create your own jobs - be they with a social business design or some other microentreprenuerial start up; with exception of some vocational institutions,  what you are being taught about business isnt as important to future of you and sustainbaility of communities as what your “club” can network

    when we started to realise that yunus was concentrating the rest of his life on big partnerships bringing tech-driven experiments to bangladesh, I interviewed about 30 business school students in leading east coast universities and friends did likewide; we presented findings yunus 69th birthday dialogue  with yunus moderated by sofia; our recommendations went down like a  lead balloon because unknown to us yunus was just launching hans university centres ech of which wiesbden prefers to instruct;

    what our student research said they wanted was structure and rewards; currently if  student in USA hosts a microcredit club regardless of content it has looked good on  cv; social business club on  cv is either meaningless or revolutionary as far as most capital employers are concerned- note in america’s biggest capitals its not unusual for students to be at least $50000 in student loan debt, and to have no medical insurance unless they find a job;; so even the most passionate student fans of yunus need some structure if social busienss clubs are to fly;

    number 1 hero of mine as yunus is, this second new booktalk in usa out of new york last month is yunus speaking at his most future optimistic; he says social business student clubs are becoming very popular- well last year in usa there was excatly one caitlin’s at swarthmore PA;  and it was such hard work for her I wished I hadnt encouraged her to assume yunus was expecting 2009/2010 to be a yes we can year; is he expecting 2010/11 to be? – its up to you!

    Usng the simplest hosting method any student can use  had asked for yunus both in 2008 and 2009 to help start clubs right at the beginning of freshers week because our research shows student calendrs (at least of tear long processes) get filled up in the first 2 week; with 08 we had 10000 dvds of youtube type interviews with yunus main leaders in dhaka to share with students; in 2009 yunus was supposed to be asking all his partners to help identify 5000 youth ambassadors with mindsets most like yunus

    in the event dhaka did not support either of these things officially or on schedule leaving quite a few of my friends who had tried to connect citizen and youth practices of yunus in financially or other bad shapes 

    this time round , I have formal agreements with some universities with their professors that they will be giving yunus book out in bookclubs as first project of the year; the hope is that some great social business club formats will emerge and be shared both across students and across professors; however as my main professional relationships are not academic, I am not making my life dependent on whether social business clubs rise in 2010/11 - clearly other channels like journal of social business are in my mind more certain to make progress

    we will be able to see at july 3-5 whether 70th birthday wishes to open source yunus youth networks/clubs and live up to his job creating speeches to youth get more real support  than last year; equally its true that my main work is system intervention at media and metrics level, so I have been told by most of the people who formed yunus 69th birthday dialogue students dont need me to chat with yunus but to find community builders who get linking in to student social business clubs

    probably estelle and sofia directly can best add eye witness intelligence to this theme; jonathan and lesley connect the min open citizens channel of yunus bookclub 2 ; we need to find  way that an open students channel can flourish and also connect with jonthan and lesley's citizen channel; in the midst of the microcredit world version of this is sam and lisa and 30 years of results and microcreditsummit networks opinion sponsored by queen sofia and hilary clntion ;we dont as yet have an open social business network backed by leaders of such worldwide gravity

    however if yunus wish that london olympics is greatest ever stage of sustainability dialogues and forward actions then these opinion leaders must be found and jonathan, sofia, john's, paul's worldwide bases (BBC RoyalGeo, AshdenAwards with Prince Scarles & sarah= Lord Sainsbury's oldest dughter) out of london seem to me to be core to the map of how youth take back the future they generate –as could be royal society of arts if someone will involve their head


    over in paris we can  the most enetrpreneurial student social bus clubs to emerge but sadly french edition of yunusbook 2 probably just misses 2010/2011 freshers – people to connect there re at HEC, at danonecommunities starting with olivier, fans of yunus estelle, robert, vivian

    before universities our prime target for clubs experimenttion is te 31000 gandhin school t lucknow, and my 7th grade daugthers school next door to the national institute of health

    9:24 am edt 

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009

    have you met dr yunus? If yes, and if a project started round which you need collaboration networkers, please tell us so we can advertise your needs

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009

    dr yunus loves celebrations of the second kind

    what are these?

    dr yunus is the world's greatest planter of human collaboration networks that urgently and economically do vital services for ending poverty-  witness how today he and 15 other change agents are meeting in a yes we can celebration hosted by President Obama;
    In the gandhian sense of the word truth, yes we can value Dr Yunus and over 100+ million Bangladeshi confederates as bringing back the joy of reality to world celebrations that one type of media professional shredded
    (for a history of how the yes we can slogan was co-cteated over a third of a century ago to develop the entrepreneurial capacity of the world's poorest - and most superpower-abused women, and ssutanability investment in their next generation of children click )

    have you or your social networkers ever been asked by dr yunus to co-create a future changing event? - if so and you need any help please tell us!

    coming soon - example events - dr yunus 69th birthday party ; celebration of 20th fall of wall berlin nov 2009; kenyans april 2010 offers obama a yes we can test laboratory ; mandela and dr yunus invited fifa & south africa's world cup to celebrate football and the african genius to end poverty; queen sofia madrid 2011 asks the world to celebrate connecting african and spanish speaking hemispehere's knowledge of how to end poverty, this can linkin with a royal hunt of the sun across Europe with early good cheer coming from Princes Albert and Charles ; Paris and London co-produce the greatest womens blockbuster movie of all time with a little help from people like you? (and youth ambassadors 5000); the BBC is publicy questioned as to where sustanability celebrations merits as much share of voice as spectator sports just in time to make the olympics 2012 the greatest celebration humanity has ever linked into

    since the first day that thousands of people at -now another dotcom grave - debated whether weblogs would be a good thing, I had an irritable feeling that I hadnt seen one on the topic I most wanted help from other people searching around- after all when columbus sailed the blue I assume captains logs collaboratively integrated maps of the new world- they weren't ways to see who could be the noisest worldwide captain nor own the biggest wave in some canute-like trip of vanity

    in the event that you are a communicator or being  looking for the same kind of weblog as I am , please ask for an invitation to co-edit this one; of course there are a lot of improvements to make but we know the measure of when its good enough - it will help 100 global brand ceos jump ship from mastering corporate irresponsibility to responsibility, a wee project in its 20th year of brewing around my family's networks.

    8:55 am edt 

    Dear Rebecca

    Thank you and dr yunus for the kind invitation

    Mention is made of "bring up to 3 people from my organisation".

    What I have done since forming 1000 bookclub with dr yunus book  in 2007 is to map across europe and usa networks and organsiations most interested in dr yunus work. This is just one system jigsaw piece of the space originally founded at time of nobel prize for intercitizen dialogues to grow around social businesses seeding demand for social business summits to become integral to what the microcreditsummit as world's most exraordinary human networking paradigm does 

    Is it possible to tell me other orgaisations/people you have invited? So that I can try to chose 3 other people who I think most need to be invited. For example, Paris is clearly an epicentre of dr yunus global social businesses but for me the most loyal supporter or dr yunus in paris is vivian norris de montaigu of yunusmovie I dont know if she -or other key journalists ans storytellers - have already been invited or not.

    At another level of detail, dozens of people and I have collaborated in mapping  how people in different cities lead different apects of connecting 4 audiences all of whom need to come together if the media of millennium goals ending poverty is to be valued by the 100 most globally responmsible brand ceos - see rough sketch at The Global brand ceos I look for -as reinforced by a conversation I head with the President of Bacardi International this week -  find confirmation that this is the world stage to be on between 2009-2015 by the degree to which we can confirm the other 3 audiences. (eg if the olympics is also to be a world stage cenelgration of ending poverty, then a huge amount of citizen networking needs to be planted and also a strategy is needed to get the BBC involved given its constitution as the largest social business in tv broadcasting; this strategy probably connects through networks like ashden energy and british council education that both dr yunus and friends of mine are deeply connecting in )

    *youth and activist mentors for sustainability investment

    *policy makers and professions from the G8 down

    *the great and the good

    are all interconnected

    Is there a way to brainstorm your invitation list.

    For example, perhaps it is the right time to see if mary robinson as fellow presidentail medal of honor -and one time fridn of my father -  might come; simlarly jeff skoll and larry brilliant - whilst not directly first clients of social buisness, if they understood they may be able to help in what remains timingwise the number 1 communications crisis- the loss of yes we can spirit across the USA the one and only time we have a usa president elected to cheerlead it. With such a world cahnging meeting as this the invitation process as a way of researching who is actionably who can be as critical to future flows of ending poverty as other components of the event

    chris macrae

    From: GlobalGrameenMeeting
    Subject: Save-the-Date Global Grameen Meeting, November 7th 2009
    Date: Wednesday, 12 August, 2009, 10:29 AM

    Dear Mr. Macrae,

    on behalf of the Grameen Creative Lab, I would like to cordially invite you to the 1st Global Grameen Meeting to take place on November 7th, 2009 in the Autostadt Wolfsburg near Berlin. The meeting begins at 12.00 am (noon) and is followed by an evening dinner and networking session.

    Organized by the Grameen Creative Lab, the meeting is designed to share knowledge and experiences by presenting cases of successful Grameen companies, including both joint ventures as well as other Grameen Social Businesses

    The convention will also bring together companies and key individuals interested in creating new Social Businesses. Ultimately, this event will culminate in the Vision Summit 2009 and the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall taking place on November, 9th.

    The Global Grameen Meeting's main objectives are to:

    1) learn from the experiences of existing Grameen Social Businesses from both a strategic and  
        operational perspective;
    2) discuss and seed new ideas for Grameen Social Businesses;
    3) create a platform for interaction and potential collaboration with traditional businesses;

    Your support is of the utmost importance in development of the next generation of corporate partnerships dedicated to extending the Grameen Social Business model.

    We invite you to bring up to three key representatives from your organization.

    Please save the date in your calendar. You will receive an official invitation with a form to register in the following weeks.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Grameen Creative Lab team.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Prof. Muhammad Yunus
    for the Grameen Creative Lab

    Prof. Muhammad Yunus
    Founder and Chairman

    7:34 am edt 

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009

    Impossible is Possible Scripts - ref Humanity 1
    If you have an inter-generational script that you feel neighbours ours, we'd happily blog it here - chris macrae  ; we are particularly interested in hidden stories (eg how is hostory spinning the future of a place; which women or unknown voices played roles that history writtne by powerful men forgets to mention; what's the most urgent impact of that in today's changeworld of systems)

    India- as reported by a family tree of Scots in the British (oops English) Raj

    1 Both Gandhi and David's father trained as barristers at Bar of London. Until approximately 40 Gandhi hadnt been that successful at change. The only place he found to make a living with cases he wanted to defend was
    South Africa. Then he got thrown off a train because of his color and in a flash his new question in life was what happens when your profession is the problem.

    2 For the next 13 years Gandhi started developing wholly different educational systems for every age group in South Africa and India. Through a Quakers meeting in London, he was later to meet Maria Montessori (whom he got to come over to India) and rue that he hadnt known of her methods earlier. By early 1920s, Gandhi returned to India in what is now called Mumbai. 

    3 David’s father was by now a chief judge in the British Raj. His first job was to sentence Gandhi to prison. 25 years of dialogues later-  David's father's last job became writing up the legalese of India's Independence. Gandhi had not wanted what we now call Pakistan and Bangladesh to be separated but he lost that bit of rapidly decided geo-politics. 

    4 Granddad died when I was 4 or 5. The only thing I personally remember is how often he used to say - the thing I have learned in life is : nothing is impossible 

    5 The gravity of Muhammad Yunus (and likeminded Nobel Laureates), see 2008 transcript of the chair of Nobel judges) is at the epicentre of all the worlds networks of "nothing is impossible". As someone who has worked on global brands for 33 years, I guess the dominant communications question I ask myself every day now is where can the positive Micro virus of Yunus be spread and interconnected to multiply the most human impact.  

    6 Places have successful economies where people are productive, happy, healthy, have safe communities where families and children enjoy time to learn and where media is not dumbing down. In other words microeconomists map how healthy societies beget strong economies not vice versa. Whilst all this sounds like motherhood, we live in a world of measurements sponsored by the big get bigger and macroeconomics that is systemising everything the wrong way round. This was the scenario dad and my 1984 book wished networked peoples would unite to prevent .  

    7 There are letters by both Einstein and Von Neumann which suggest that each laid odds against human sustainability being the exponential system*system outcome of the world when technology made us more connected than separated. Looked at as a maths problem all of the biggest professional monopolies are still using rules that value separation of systems instead of connection. The boundary risks of this are compounding like nobody's business -which is probably why epidemiologist Larry Brilliant has moved on from being ceo of to 

    8 It is somewhat absurd to see more and more global systems spiral viciously because of one simple maths mistake, but as far as I can see that's where 2009 is at - and we are rerunning the 20th century almost year by year except this time the conflicts are not just originated out of European Imperialism. Neither nature nor microeconomists predict security- let alone sustainability - in any world where over-big systems dominate, and shred transparency and trust. Adam Smith's framework of free markets never ever applied to the high cost of speech we have now built round life critical news and service replications. 

    9 Ironically, my father's 1976 survey "Entrepreneurial Revolution's Next Capitalism " on Christmas Day in The Economist asked whether we would securely get rid of too big organisational systems by 2010. Entrepreneneur (french- between taking) had its origin in "once we have guillotined the heads of those whose monopolisation of resources are stopping French people's freedoms to be productive, can we design a more human and sustainable society"? 

    10 Looked at with microeconomics lens: the Future Capitalism invitation of Dr Yunus to organisations with the most resources to try an innovation partnership with those grassroots networks serving the most life critical needs offers leaders a way to benchmark Global Industry Sector Responsibility. This is the other way round to leadership by Corporate Social Responsibility, which it is claimed does not permit investing in doing no evil because it would mean putting our corporation at cost disadvantage of being first to do something humanly good but which costs more the ways laws and goodwill analysis are currently framed. It seems that a minimum critical mass of French and German CEOs get Yunus's invitation where I have to say I find little evidence that USA and UK do yet. If I am correct all the energy that Obama could have generated among youth will disappear like Alice's Cheshire Cat unless we urgently change how people are rewarded/compensated everywhere that big business spins.

    Herstory worthy of writing up one day: Maria Montessori, Gandhi's mother (by all accounts one of the kindest mums a boy can get), Obama's mother, Yunus' mother ... Sonia Gandhi

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    Social Business - A Step Toward Creating a New Economic and Social Order

    Professor Muhammad Yunus, Grameen Bank,
    INDIA PARLIAMENT Lecture delivered at the joint-meeting of the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha of
    India, in Delhi on December 9, 2009. Second Annual Professor Hiren Mukerjee Parliamentary Memorial LectureHon'ble Vice President, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Hon'ble Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen:

    It is a great honor and privilege for me to deliver the second Annual Memorial Parliamentary Lecture in honor of the formidable academician and parliamentarian, Professor Hirendranath Mukerjee. I am very proud to pay my respects to an individual whose commitment to social justice spanned over 60 years, until his death in 2004.
    Hiren Babu’s commitment to the plight of the oppressed and exploited during his entire life has inspired many.  His gift of oratory has captivated and enlightened individuals across the political spectrum.  Indeed, Hiren Babu's faith in the ability of his fellow human beings to help themselves reflects my own beliefs about the innate ability of all people, including the poor, to change their own lives for the better.

    Professor Hirendranath Mukerjee has been one of the 20th century’s best examples of the intellectual prowess in
    South Asia. If our human resources are nurtured and simply given a chance to grow, I am certain we can all change our economic and social situations dramatically.

    So I pay tribute to the memory of this great son of the region who dedicated himself to improving life for the people at the bottom of society.

    Professor Mukerjee tried to address the poverty issue politically.  I first got involved in it as an academician, and then personally, almost by accident.  I got involved with poverty because it was all around me.  The famine of 1974 pushed me out of the university campus. In disaster situations, most of us take up our social roles unhesitatingly.  But in my case what began in a time of crisis became a life-long calling.  I gave up my academic position and founded a bank - a bank for the poor.

    Enslaved by the Money Lenders
    In 1974, I found it extremely difficult to teach elegant theories of economics in the classroom while a terrible famine was raging outside.  Suddenly I felt the emptiness of economic theories in the face of crushing hunger and poverty.  I realized that I had to leave the campus and somehow make myself useful to the distressed people of Jobra, the neighboring village. 

    In trying to discover what I could do to help, I learned many things about Jobra, about the poor people, and about their helplessness.  I came face to face with the struggle of poor people to find the tiniest amounts of money needed to support their efforts to eke out a living.  I was shocked to meet a woman who had borrowed just five taka from a money-lender and trader.  The condition of the loan: She would have to sell all her products to him at a price he would decide.  A five-taka loan transformed her into a virtual slave.

    To understand the scope of this money-lending practice in the village, I made a list of the people who had borrowed from the money-lenders.  When my list was complete, it had 42 names.  These people had borrowed a total of Tk. 856 from the money-lenders.  To free these 42 people from the clutches of the money lenders, I gave them the money to repay the loans.  The excitement that was created in the village by this small action touched me deeply.  I thought, “If this little action makes so many people so happy, why shouldn't I do more of this?”

    That's what I have been trying to do ever since.

    Grameen Bank Lends Even to Beggars
    The first thing I did was to try to persuade the bank located in the university campus to lend money to the poor.  But the bank manager refused to do that.  He said, “The poor do not qualify to take loans from the bank - they are not creditworthy.”  I argued with him about this for several months, but I couldn’t change his mind.  So I offered to become a guarantor for loans to the poor.  The bank agreed to accept this proposal. By the middle of 1976, I started giving out loans to the village poor, taking personal responsibility for their repayment.  I came up with some ideas for making it easier for the poor people to repay the money they had borrowed.  These ideas worked.  People paid back the loans on time, every time.

    It seemed to me that lending money to the poor was not as difficult as it was imagined.  But I kept confronting difficulties in trying to expand the programme through the existing banks.  Finally, I decided to create a separate bank for the poor.  Finally I succeeded in creating this bank in 1983.  We called it Grameen Bank.

    Today, Grameen Bank is a nationwide bank serving the poor in every single
    village of Bangladesh.  It has 8 million borrowers, 97 per cent of whom are women.  The bank is owned by the borrowers.  Nine of the thirteen members of the board of directors are elected by the borrowers as shareholders.  Grameen Bank lends out over $ 100 million a month in collateral-free loans averaging about $ 200.  It encourages children of Grameen families to go to school.  It offers education loans to them to pursue higher education.  There are more than 42,000 students who are currently pursuing their education in medical schools, engineering schools, and universities financed by education loans from Grameen Bank.  We encourage these young people to take a pledge that they will never enter job market to seek jobs from anybody.  They'll be job-givers, not job seekers.  We explain to them that their mothers own a big bank, Grameen Bank.  It has plenty of money to finance any enterprise they wish to float—so why waste time looking for a job working for someone else?  Instead, be an employer, rather than an employee.

    Grameen Bank is financially self-reliant.  All of its funds come from deposits.  More than half of the deposits come from the borrowers themselves, who are required to save a little bit every week.  They have a collective savings balance of over half a billion US dollars.  The repayment rate on loans is very high, about 98 per cent, despite the fact that Grameen Bank focuses on the poorest people—those that other banks consider non-creditworthy. 
    Grameen Bank even gives loans to beggars.  They use the loans to start the business of selling goods from door to door, rather than begging door to door.  Beggars like it.  We now have over 100,000 beggars in this programme.  During the four years since this programme was launched, over 18,000 have quit begging.

    This idea of small, collateral-free loans for poor women, known as "microcredit", or "microfinance", has spread around the world.  There are now Grameen-type programmes in almost every country in the world.  We even run a programme named "Grameen
    America" in New York City.  It is now branching out to Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California.  Even in the richest country in the world with the most sophisticated banking system, there is a need for a bank dedicated to serving the poor.

    Poverty is Not Created by the Poor
    When I meet Grameen Bank borrowers, I often meet mother-daughter and mother-son pairs in which the mother is totally illiterate, while the daughter or son is a medical doctor or an engineer.  A thought always flashes through my mind: the mother could have been a doctor or an engineer too.  She has the same capability as her daughter or son.  The only reason she could not unleash her potential is that the society never gave her the chance.  She could not even go to school to learn the alphabet.

    The more time you spend among poor people, the more you become convinced that poverty is not created by poor people.  It is created by the system we have built, the institutions we have designed, the concepts we have formulated.  Poverty is an artificial, external imposition on a person.  And since it is external, it can be removed.

    Poverty is created by deficiencies in the institutions that we have built.  For example, financial institutions.  They refuse to provide financial services to nearly two-thirds of the world’s population.  For generations, they claimed that it could not be done, and everybody accepted that explanation.  This allowed loan sharks to thrive all over the world.  Grameen Bank questioned this assumption and demonstrated that lending money to the poorest in a sustainable way is possible.

    During the current financial crisis, the falsity of the old assumption became even more visible. While big conventional banks with all their collateral were collapsing, microcredit programmes, which do not depend on collateral, continued to be as strong as ever.  Will this demonstration make the mainstream financial institutions change their minds ?  Will they finally open their doors to the poor?

    I am quite serious about this question.  When a crisis is at its deepest, it can offer a huge opportunity.  When things fall apart, that creates the opportunity to redesign, recast, and rebuild.  We should not miss this opportunity to redesign our financial institutions.  Let’s convert them into inclusive institutions.  Nobody should be refused access to financial services.  Because these services are so vital for self-realization of people, I strongly feel that credit should be given the status of a human right.

    Poverty Belongs in Museums
    Every human being is born into this world fully equipped not only to take care of himself or herself, but also to contribute to the well being of the world as a whole. Some get the chance to explore their potential, but many others never get the chance to unwrap the wonderful gifts they were born with. They die with those gifts unexplored, and the world remains deprived of their contribution.

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

    To me, poor people are like bonsai trees. When you plant the best seed from the tallest tree in a tiny flower-pot, you get a replica of the tallest tree, only inches tall. There is nothing wrong with the seed you planted, only the soil-base that you gave it is inadequate. Poor people are bonsai people. There is nothing wrong with their seeds, but society never gave them the proper base to grow on. All it takes to get poor people out of poverty is for us to create an enabling environment for them. Once the poor can unleash their energy and creativity, poverty will disappear very quickly.

    A Fundamental Conceptual Flaw
    Let me return to the current financial crisis.  Unfortunately, the media coverage gives the impression that, once we fix this crisis, all our troubles will be over.  We forget that the financial crisis is only one of several crises that are threatening humankind.  We are also suffering a global food crisis, an energy crisis, an environmental crisis, a health care crisis, and the continuing social and econonomic crisis of poverty. These crises are as important as the financial crisis, although they have not received as much attention.

    Furthermore, the media coverage may give the impression that these are disconnected crises that are taking place simultaneously, just by accident.  That's not true at all.  In fact, these crises grow from the same root—a fundamental flaw in our theoretical construct of capitalism.

    The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.  In the present interpretation of capitalism, human beings engaged in business are protrayed as one-dimensional beings whose only mission is to maximize profit.  This is a much distorted picture of a human being.  Human beings are not money-making robots.  The essential fact about human beings is that they are multi-dimensional beings.  Their happiness comes from many sources, not just from making money.
    Yet economic theory has built the whole theory of business on the assumption that human beings do nothing in their economic lives other than pursue their selfish interests.  The theory concludes that the optimal result for society will occur when each invididual's search for selfish benefit is given free rein.  This interpretation of human beings denies any role to other aspects of life - political, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, etc.

    No doubt human beings are selfish beings, but they are selfless beings too.  Yet this selfless dimension of human beings has no role in economics.  This distorted view of human nature is the fatal flaw that makes our economic thinking incomplete and inaccurate.  Over time, it has helped to create the multiple crises we face today.

    Once we recognize this flaw in our theoretical structure, the solution is obvious.  We can easily replace the one-dimensional person in economic theory with a multi-dimensional person - a person who has both selfish and selfless interests at the same time. 

    Immediately our picture of the business world changes.  We now see the need for two kinds of businesses, one for personal gain (profit maximization), another dedicated to helping others.  In one kind of business, the objective is to maximize economic gains for the owners, even if this leaves nothing for others, while in the other kind of business, everything is for the benefit of others and nothing is for the owners—except the pleasure of serving humanity.

    Let us call this second kind of business, built on the selfless part of human nature, as “social business”. This is what our economic theory has been lacking.

    Social Business – A Non-Loss, Non-Dividend Company
    A social business is a business where an investor aims to help others without taking any financial gain himself.  At the same time, the social business generates enough income to cover its own costs.  Any surplus is invested in expansion of the business or for increased benefits to society.  The social business is a non-loss, non-dividend company dedicated entirely to achieving a social goal. 

    Will anybody in the real world be interested in creating businesses with selfless objectives?  Where would the money for social business come from?

    Judging by the real human beings I know, many people will be delighted to create businesses for selfless purposes. Some have already been created. I’ll give briefs on some of them a little later.

    Regarding the source of fund, one source can easily be the philanthropy money going for creating social businesses.  This makes enormous sense.  One problem of charity programmes is that they remain perpetually dependent on donations.  They cannot stand on their own two feet.  Charity money goes out to do good things, but that money never comes back.  It is a one-way route.  But if a charity programme can be converted into a social business that supports itself, it becomes a powerful undertaking.  Now the money invested is recycled endlessly.  A charity taka has one life, but a social business taka has endless life.  That's the power of social business. 

    Besides philanthropists, many other people will invest in social businesses just to share the joy of making a difference in other people's lives.  People will give not only money but also their creativity, networking skills, technological prowess, life experience, and other resources to create social businesses that can change the world.

    Once our economic theory adjusts to the multidimensional reality of human nature, students will learn in their schools  traditional money-making
    ¾and colleges that there are two kinds of businesses  businesses and social businesses. As they grow up, they'll think about what kind of company they will invest in and what kind of company they will work for. And many young people who dream of a better world will think about what kind of social business they would like to create. Young people, when they are still in schools, may start designing social businesses, and even launch social businesses individually or collectively to express their creative talents in changing the world.

    Grameen-Danone and Other Social Businesses
    Like any good idea, the concept of social business needs practical demonstration.  So I have started creating social businesses in

    Some of them are created in partnership with large multi-national companies.  The first such joint-venture with a multi-national company was created in 2005, in partnership with the French dairy company Danone.  The Grameen-Danone social business is aimed at reducing malnutrition among the children of
    Bangladesh. The Grameen-Danone company produces a delicious yogurt for children and sells it at a price affordable to the poor.  This yogurt is fortified with all the micro-nutrients which are missing in the  vitamins, iron, zinc, iodine, etc.  If a child eats¾children’s ordinary diet  two cups of yogurt a week over a period of eight to nine months, the child gets all the micro-nutrients he or she needs and becomes a healthy, playful child.

    As a social business, Grameen-Danone follows the basic principle that it must be self-sustaining, and the owners must remain committed never to take any dividend beyond the return of the original amount they invested.  The success of the company will be judged each year not by the amount of profit generated, but by the number of children getting out of malnutrition in that particular year.

    Many other big companies are now approaching us to create social businesses jointly with us.  They want to create joint ventures with Grameen because they want to make sure that it is done the right way.  Once they become experienced in social business, they will take the concept wherever the need exists.

    We have a joint-venture social business with Veolia, a large French water company.  The Grameen-Veolia Water Company was created to bring safe drinking water in the villages of
    Bangladesh where arsenic contamination of water is a huge problem.  Villagers are buying water from the company at an affordable price instead of drinking contaminated water.

    BASF of Germany has signed a joint-venture agreement to produce chemically treated mosquito-nets in
    Bangladesh as a social business. The BASF-Grameen joint-venture company will produce and sell these mosquito-nets as cheaply as possible to make it affordable to the poorest.  The company will have to be self-sustaining, but there is no intention of taking any profit out of the company beyond the amount invested.

    Our joint-venture social business with Intel Corporation, Grameen-Intel, aims at using information and communication technology to help solve the problems of the rural poor—for example, by providing health care in the villages.

    Our joint-venture with Adidas aims at producing shoes for the lowest income people at an affordable price.  The goal of the Grameen-Adidas company is to make sure that no one, child or adult, goes without shoes.  This is a health intervention to make sure that people in the rural areas, particularly children, do not have to suffer from parasitic diseases that can be transmitted through walking barefoot.

    Grameen-Otto is planning to set up a garment factory as a social business in collaboration with Otto, a large chain store and mail-order company of
    Germany. Profit of the company will be used for the improvement of the quality of lives of the employees, their children, and the poor of the neighbourhood.

    As these examples show, social business is not just a pleasant idea.  It is a reality, one that is already beginning to make positive changes in people’s lives.

    Many more social businesses are on the way.  One attractive area of social businesses will be in creating jobs in special locations or for particularly disadvantaged people.  Since a social business company operates free from the pressure of earning profit for the owners, the scope of investment opportunities is much greater than with profit-maximizing companies.  Profit-maximizing companies need to be assured of a certain minimum level of return on investment before they'll invest and create jobs.  A social business does not need to fulfill such a condition. It can easily invest below that level and go down even to near- zero profit level, and, in the process open up opportunities for creating   jobs for many people, which exciting area of social business is in afforestation. Forests are being denuded all around the world by individuals, greedy businesses and in some cases by government officials who are paid by the tax-payers to protect the forests. This is having a documented negative impact on climate change. Planting trees across huge tracts of land could be an excellent area for social business This opportunity, we cannot afford to ignore for saving our planet.

    Healthcare is another highly potential area for social business.  Public delivery of healthcare in most cases is inefficient and often fails to reach the people who need it the most.  Private healthcare caters to the needs of high-income people.  The big empty space between the two can be filled by social businesses.

    Bangladesh, Grameen Healthcare company is trying to create social businesses to fill this gap in the healthcare system.  We are trying to develop a prototype of health management centres in the villages to keep healthy people healthy by concentrating on prevention and offering diagnostic and health check-up services, health insurance services, etc.  We are making efforts to take advantage of universal availability of mobile phones.  We are in the process of working with leading manufacturers to design diagnostic equipment that can transmit images and data in real time to city-based health experts.

    Grameen Healthcare is in the process of setting up of a series of Nursing Colleges as social business to train girls from Grameen Bank families as nurses. 
    Bangladesh has an enormous shortage of nursing professionals. The global shortage of nurses is also quite enormous. There is no reason why vast number of young girls should be sitting around in the villages while these attractive job opportunities are going unfilled.

    Grameen Healthcare is also planning to set up secondary and tertiary health facilities, all designed as social businesses.  To train a new generation of doctors to staff our social business healthcare facilities, Grameen Healthcare plans to establish a
    University of Health Sciences and Technology.

    Many other segments of health care are appropriate for building successful social businesses--nutrition, water, health insurance, health education and training, eye-care, mother and childcare, diagnostic services, etc.  It will take time to develop the prototypes.  But once creative minds come up with the design for a social business and a prototype is developed successfully, it can be replicated endlessly. 

    Designing each small social business is like developing a seed.  Once the seed is developed, anybody can plant it wherever it is needed. Since each unit is self-sustaining, funding does not become a constraint.

    Putting Today’s Powerful Technology to Work
    The world today is in possession of amazingly powerful technology.  That technology is growing very fast, becoming more powerful every day.  Almost all of this technology is owned and controlled by profit-making businesses.  All they use this technology for is to make more money, because that is the mandate given to them by their shareholders.  Imagine what we can achieve if we use of this same technology to solve the problems of the people!

    Technology is a kind of vehicle.  One can drive it to any destination one wants.  Since the present owners of technology want to travel to the peaks of profit-making, technology takes them there.  If somebody else decides to use the existing technology to end poverty, it will take the owner in that direction. If another owner wants to use it to end diseases, technology will go there.  The choice is ours. Present theoretical framework does not give this choice. Inclusion of social business creates this choice.

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

    The owners of social businesses can direct the power of technology to solve our growing list of social and economic problems, and get quick results.

    We May Create  Social Stock Markets
    Once the concept of social business becomes widely known, creative people will come forward with attractive designs for social businesses.  Young people will develop business plans to address the most difficult social problems through social businesses. The good ideas will need to be funded.  I am happy to say there are already initiatives in
    Europe and Japan to create Social Business Funds to provide equity and loan support to social businesses.

    In time, more sources of funding will be needed.  Each level of government—international, national, state, and city—can create Social Business Funds to encourage citizens and companies to create social businesses designed to address specific social problems (unemployment, health, sanitation, pollution, old age, drug, crime, disadvantaged groups the disabled, etc).  Bilateral and multi-lateral donors can create Social Business Funds.  Foundations can earmark a percentage of their funds to support social businesses.  Businesses can use their social responsibility budgets to fund social businesses.
    We'll soon need to create a separate stock market for social businesses to make it easy for small investors to invest in social businesses.  Only social businesses will be listed in this Social Stock Market.  Investors will know right from the beginning that they'll never receive any dividends when they invest in social stock market.  Their motivation will be to enjoy the pride and pleasure of helping to solve difficult social problems.   

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

    Governments will have an important role to play in the promotion of social business.  They will need to pass legislation to give legal recognition to social business and create regulatory bodies to ensure that transparency, integrity, and honesty are ensured in the social business sector.  They can also provide tax incentives for investing in social businesses as well as for social businesses themselves.

    The Power of Dreams
    The wonderful promise of social business makes it all the more important that we re-define and broaden our present economic framework.  We need a new way of thinking about economics that is not prone to creating series of crises; instead, it should be capable of ending the crises once for all.  Now is the time for bold and creative thinking—and we need to move fast, because the world is changing fast.  The first piece of this new framework must be to accommodate social business as an integral part of the economic structure.

    In this context let me raise another question.

    What will the world be like twenty or fifty years from now?  More specifically, what will
    South Asia be like?  It’s fascinating to speculate about this.  But I think an even more important question is: What do we want the world, and specifically South Asia, to be like twenty years or fifty years from today? 

    The difference has great significance.  In the first formulation, we see ourselves as passive viewers of unfolding events.  In the second, we see ourselves as active creators of a desired outcome.

    I think it is time to take charge of our future rather than accept it passively.  We spend too much time and talent in predicting the future, and not enough on imagining the future that we would love to see.  And even so, we don’t do a very good job of predicting the future.  With all our wisdom, expertise, and experience, we repeatedly fail to imagine the amazing changes that history continues to throw our way.

    Think back to the 1940s.  Nobody then predicted that, within fifty years,
    Europe would become a borderless political entity with a single currency.  Nobody predicted that the Berlin Wall would fall even a week before it happened.  Nobody predicted that the Soviet Union would disintegrate and that so many independent countries would emerge out of it so fast. 
    On the technology front, we see the same thing.  In the sixties, no one predicted that a global network of computers called the Internet would soon be taking the world by storm. No one predicted that lap-tops, palm-tops, Blackberries, iPods, iPhones, and Kindles would be in the hands of millions. Even twenty years ago, no one was predicting that mobile phones would become an integral part of life in every village of the world.

    Let's admit it, we could not predict the world of 2010 even from 1990 - a span of only 20 years.  Does this give us any credibility in predicting the world of 2030 today, given the fact that each day the speed of change in the world is getting faster and faster?
    If we have to make predictions, there are probably two ways to go about it.  One would be to invite the best scientific, technical, and economic analysts in the world to make their smartest 20 year projections.  Another would be to ask our most brilliant science fiction writers around the world to imagine the world of 2030.  If you ask me who has the best chance of coming closer to the reality of 2030, without pausing for a second I'd say that the science-fiction writers will be far closer to the reality of 2030 than the expert analysts.

    The reason is very simple.  Experts are trained to make forecasts on the basis of the past and present, but events in the real world are driven by the dreams of people.

    We can describe the world of 2030 by preparing a wish-list.  This wish-list will describe the kind of world we would like to create by 2030. That's what we should prepare for.
    Dreams are made out of impossibles.  We cannot reach the impossibles by using the analytical minds which are trained to deal with hard information which is currently available. These minds are fitted with flashing red lights to warn us about obstacles that we may face.  We’ll have to put our minds in a different mode when we think about our future.   We’ll have to dare to make bold leaps to make the impossibles possible.  As soon as one impossible becomes possible, it shakes up the structure and creates a domino effect, preparing the ground for making many other impossibles possible.

    We'll have to believe in our wish-list if we hope to make it come true.  We'll have to create appropriate concepts, institutions, technologies, and policies to achieve our goals. The more impossible the goals look, the more exciting the task becomes.

    Fortunately for us, we have entered into an age when dreams have the best chance to come true.  We must organise the present to allow an easy entry to the future of our dreams.  We must not let our past stand in the way.

    Let’s dream that by 2030 we'll create a well-functioning South Asian Union.  There will be no visas required, no customs officials limiting travel among the South Asian countries.  There will be a common flag, along side our national flags, a common currency, and a large area of common domestic and international policies.
    Let's dream that by 2030 we'll make South Asia the first poverty-free region of the world.  Let’s prepare to challenge  the world to find a poor person anywhere in South Asia.

    Let’s dream that by 2030
    South Asia will set up a reliable state-of-the-art healthcare system that will provide affordable care for all people.

    Let's dream that by 2030 we'll create a robust financial system to provide easy access to financial services to every single person in
    South Asia

    Let’s dream that by 2030 the first career choice for every child growing up in
    South Asia will not be to work for some company but to launch his or her own enterprise.

    And let’s dream that by 2030 we'll have a range of creative and effective social businesses working throughout
    South Asia to solve all the remaining social problems.

    Do all these dreams sound impossible?  If they do, that means they are likely to come true if we believe in them and work for them.  That’s what the history of the last fifty years teaches us.

    So let’s agree to believe in these dreams, and dedicate ourselves to making these impossibles possible.  Thank You.

    Thank you.

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