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ed it comes down to a one-liner -do you think there are any french journalists who might want to discusss it off the record
wherever people truly value keynsian and entrepreneurial economics let alone responsible investors/capital structures concerned with youth futures
ACTION THE FUTURE NOW SO AS TO BUILD LONGER-TERM PROSPERITY
- you dont have to take my word for it in 1943 The Economist published a centenary biography on the leadership networks it had turned into social actions (its phrase) including those that transformed victoria from head of slave-making into championing commonwealth- danny boyle's oympics opening can be seen as a 21st c rerun
EU PERFECT SYSTEM FOR DESTROYING YOUTH PRODUCTIVITY JUST WHEN NETGEN CAN BE 10 TIMES MORE PRODUCTIVE
mathematically the entrepreneur's exponential rising reponsibility to Social Action the Future leads to exact opposite of everything eu economists, rating agencies and all the mass of nighlly tv news reporting currently voices -thats how you unlock the meaning of keynes main finding economics designs or destroys the futures peoples most want over 20 years we developed charter so journalists could such put the most purposeful networked organisations in the entrepreneurial revolution world dad first started to pen 40 years ago
a secondary problem -first fully debated by von neumann - is what happens when communications technoogy frees the world's number 1 pro-youth economist to be surrounded wth hundreds of projects/futures to action
the danger is they all become concepts with no project team taking charge for sustaining any of them on the ground
look at the processes spun around all the global agents around yunus- only student entrepreneurs competitions has a chance to grounding action teams and then its not a given that will happen it depends if youth get it enough to demand their universities go out into society - turning societies into open solution labs
an extreme irony - as robert knows - is 25 years ago dad and i developed the method to turn leaders projects into future actions http://charter.ning.com/- the french academic who best understands the method heads up the communications dept of hec that dalsace is the most junior professor of - they have never discussed their joint interest which is absolutely typical of older people not taking youth collaboration responsibility for actioning what yunus plants near them
From: Ed Daniel <email@example.com>
To: christopher macrae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cc 50 people
Subject: Re: sports value chain -now is the best time you will ever get to collaborate in changing mass media's destruction of youth
On the subject of value-chains in sports perhaps worth noting Nike's
example of value cycles with their considered design initiative:
Yeah, I know... I'm reading Haque's book and it could be perceived I'm
regurgitating his stuff (the Nike example) rather than my own thoughts.
Noting an earlier email today from Chris, I'd love to see Chris engaging
directly with the economists more about his passion and getting this
dialogue out in public - they might be starting to listen to the people
once dubbed crazy:
http://bit.ly/GBdzs3 (direct link without my accompanying note)
On 11/08/12 02:29, christopher macrae wrote:
> zasheem the second time we met (when yunus was helping the british
> council celebrate their 75th) you spent a lot of our time introducing a
> guy organisiing homeless football to yunus- is he still a friend of yours
> once the olympics is over there is a huge chance to select the sports
> people that the media dont sign up to join monica's movement
> getting to seb coe will be easier post olympics especially if we explain
> to sarah- and he will know which stars are passionate about giving back
> - which his 2005 singapore pitch to get the uk olympics was all about
> the british council is seb's main international partner in trying to
> change the legacy of olympics sports back to creating jobs and not just
> making sports value chain the most unbalanced of all markets to rpoducde in
> if the uk could make one breakthrough here then maryland has a lot of
> underemployed olympics swimming starrs some of whom may want to use
> their fame to do good
> has nasa astronaut ron replied to your invitation to edit the future of
> heroes in journal of social busienss and youth economics?
correspondence with asian networks of journal of pro-youth economics and search for 5000 youth who can web collaboration entrepreneur world futures
1.0 I think that mostofa and I have convinced the japanese embassy in dhaka (relevant because the japanese at high levels incuding the emperor's award best understood my fathers life work at The Economist on why the 2010s as greatest change decade and could ruin youth, and japan invests more that an nation in bottom up aid ) that we urgently need to assemble a networking space of youth's world trade
1.1 URGENTLY because currently financial and economic systems are designed so that top banking/political people are destroying future of youth (youth's jobs) look at how fast europe is collapsing - over 50% of youth in spain and greece cant get work- how can a country have a future when it is designed around such short-term (global speculator not local sustaining) investors rules? and europe has old people putting investments in wrong things like property and then saying sorry we have too much debt to invest in anything - driven by the greatest maths mistake of rating agencies that are so short-term that multi-win models are banned even though these are the only ones that ever sustain communal growth
1.2 even if not everyone agrees the systemic problem is that bad (though my dad's life work at The Economist shows it is -am just finishing a pamhplet on that) the idea of say starting with 10 countries where there is opinion leader circle backing search of identifying up to 500 youth per country who are using technology or other sustainable and collaborative methods both to regenerate their country but also collectively to be part of what their country needs to trade openly with other youth looks as if japan may back it at high level -cheekily i describe the project as find-and actively link in - 5000 youth (and invetsors in youth) who can sustain growth worldwide faster than any 5000 bankers can collapse localities
1.3 one way forward is that the japanese embassy in dhaka will be hosting a third and maybe a 4th in a series of roundtables on this subject which mix together bangaldesh's greatest entrepreneurs with eg mobile youth technologists who are doing something great; once mostofa knows the date of the next event which he usually knows about 6 weeks ahead we could see if that fits your diary; i'd be happy to sponsor direct costs
1.3a mostofa - have you made any progress with miki on starting a monthly newsletter where those who have prevuously attended a roundtable send in theur new of colabations by 25th of ecah month for joint circulation?
2.1 zoe- what i think we need is a one pager on everything you know out of australia on why peer to peer financial literacy matters. why the australian government is conveneing meetings written in such a way that the japanese could ask themsleves firstly do they have that themselves and do they need that process
2.2 there are various catch 22s in consensus ahout how this communications process needs toi build so that everyone multiplies hi-trust
2.2a although an interim goal might be youth 5000- to identify up to 500 youth per 10 lead countries in youth job creation - actually the first 10 or so people chosen matters in each country- aand how they next collaborative choose the next wave
2.3 another problem is that in the extremely uneconomic mess that is global advertising there are all sorts of noisy PR people now sponsoring youth movements but the productive youth we need are different in that they need to get that they have some brilliant job-building franchise (or piece in jigsaw for connecting such that youth job creation) but also need to collaborate with others who have some brillaint idea if we are to change the whole collapsing economic system and gravitate investrors to ths different type of collaboration entrepreneur-
2.4 it is because today we have million times more colab technolgy than when man raced to moon in 1960s that we need entrepreneurs desiging opposit way round systems of collaboration - eg people open sourcing
3.0 and this is also why at the very centre of this process we need whole truth millennium goal people like
3.1 sir fazte abed- he is concerned right now that everything www.brac.net has learnt succeeds beyond him by being widely practised by youth - he also has similar sorts of world connections to yunus but uses them in ways that are currently more colaborative wth the problem above
3.2 high levels of japanese influence matter because really only japan ever deveoped a multi-win world trade economy that is relevant to a pest-industrial age -also japan is the only top 5 economy that doest waste it peoples money on wars/arms - also it has desperately got to use green tech to clean up nuclear- ie it and bangaldesh have argiably more urgent nees for green than any nations
I dont now if i have chosen the right words to provide a first explaination of what and why we are urgently trying to do this http://charter.ning.com - say if you have some questions
ps the process above isnt the only one that friends and I am focused on linkin in - eg http://jonscompetitions.ning.com which leads to what sorts of incubation and new education space does every city wih a future for youth need but it is the most pivotal one around which choice of other ones to prioritise curently matters - attached is a list of another 15 processes
jack - sure a lot of collaboration and reality communications are needed - but i would like to start by clarifying 2 systemic issues because my approach is less formulaic and more about setting up a game anyone concerned with freeing any greatest future purpose can Q&A (-think of whatever is the biggest market sector in your world- through time does, it lead-action-learn to the most exciting pro-youth purpose at every locality youth's productivity, knowledge networking could linkin - if not how uneconomic! how rotten can branding/media/mediating professionals get)
a game mostofa and i are helping japan to renew as the only nation that ever discovered multi-win trade models of fast changing (moores law accelerating) tech sectors is find 5000 youth whose collaborations can build wordlwide economy faster than any 5000 big bankers traders can collapse it (without japans above zero sum economics in 3rd quarter of 20th c , asia pacific region would be where it is now)
ISSUE 1 i have revisited my dad's life work at The Economist -which he first saw 500 youth interact around an electronic learning network in 1972 - converges on how to change ruling systems -change economics, professions, edu, media - if we want net generation to be most productive time for worldwide youth everywhere -something that million times more collaboration technology than when we raced to moon in 1960s could easily make possible
keynes who mentored dad wrote that the greatest compound risk to youth's futures is elderly macroeconomists whose top-down viewpoint tends not to notice when something has changed even as they hire themselves out to bigger and bigger powers that want to rule the word- (some of the errors still destructing world economic system are attached)
its quite easy to create 3 billion jobs around young people but only by valuing other way round systems from the 3 forces old economists devalue every quarter, namely
1 they dont search for multi-win models essential to valuing collab technology and the abundance of knowhow multiplying value in use (opposite of scarcity of consuming things); they externalise, separate, box in what most needs to flow -if the only metric you look at (as eg ratings agencies do) is how much has one side extracted from others then that is promoting the least sustainable maths in the world - too big to fail means too big (too many unseen risks in the foundations) for man to have built in a world where nature chooses to extinguish any species too big for her multi-win game of expoential impacts
2 by excluding from their numbers polution and other costs of waste they destroy the case for green and banish any modlelling of expoential impacts- worse we need to get on to the pathway of photosyntheseis not nuclear but get further away from that because of governance by models that dont include what risk we compound on our children's children
3 by not valuing productivity of family and real communitty infrastructures we end up with at least one in three children being born into places that give little chance to grow up safely and smartly; and we also cause extraordinary bubbles in education which isnt in most western places run by people whose main purpose is helping youth create jobs; indeed father had argued that a knowledge age gets back to not losing anything your family of local culture knows even if that means belnding some work as soon as you have primary literacy - all the exact opposite to a system of government that separates schools from communities and where passisg exams on top-down standards is the only metric the whole system ses itself however big a loan students have to take out
(aside but not aside3 -how did top-down ruled americans use computers to become the least maths literate nation ever - if there was only one great maths finding in 20th c it was einstein - go more micro to innovate because any science has far more to discover when it models interactions at a greater level of detail than scientists previousl assumed)
ISSUE 2 back in 1990 i worked at one of the big 5 acountants and attended many of their debates on not knowing how to measure goodwill - they chose an exact oposite path of what dad and I would have - goodwill can be valued as the extent to which a company's purspoe has a multi-win model and is transparent aboyut this; moreover if a company is led that way it suddently see panerships in a whole diferent light which is necessary if in a globl age no single organisation can serve anythinwithout seamless partners
goodwill isnt hard to model but it is contextual, devillish in detail - just like the moves of chess are not hard to list but the combinatorial pro-activity of many moves ahead is the hard part -
it turns out that the pivotal question to valuing goodwill (purposeful systems maxising postive human relationship energies) and multi-win models is chartering question- simply who would uniquely miss what if this didnt exis?t- as well as probing by stakeholder demands such as society, owners. customers, employees, business partners, the world's youth, you can also question by different ways productivity is inputted - eg are passionate people's personal networks linked into the way the company innovates
I am a cambridge university ma in statistics - facilitating multi-win modeling doesnt begin wih defining the formula- all the logics we need to make net generationn most productive and sustainble time for youh everywhere exist if we get back to investing in youth's milennium goals but that isnt what economic advisers to national politicians or other top-down powers are doing with numbers they rule over; as you may know in spain and greece already the majority of young people have been put oit of work because of badwill investments their elders met- this is crininal at a time when any place has investment opportunities in 10 times more productive youth! and of course there has never been a less economic currency system that the euro the way brussels and germany and switzerland rule it - it was swiss bankers rules out of basle who said any bank needed less liquidity provided it maximised its investment in property - why arent they sued for causing such insanity? why is the bill left to spanish youth to pay?
- so called ruling macroeconomists have become the least eocnomical (most youth destructing people) on earth by my dad's and keynes and the economists's 1843 founder's entrepreneurial definition of the purpose of economics being investing in next generation's productivity out of every community
in new zealand/OZ area you have 2 outstanding network educational movements
gordon at www.thelearningweb.net
and zoe at www.10thousandgirl.com
think of the question of how to popularsie- connect more people actioning what these two peer networks know how to do- i dont think a financial formula is what comes first; think of innovation p-ast what conflicts have to be removed so these movements have free speech against the conventional monopoloies governing in these areas - the chalenge my mate harrison owen -and his aliumnu network the world over - at www.openspaceworld.com have helped system transformation people host for 30 years now -when he presenetd this most open innovation method in 1984 to those who define us mba curricula he was told harrison you may be right but if so that would make 95% of what we etach wrong so go away..
at the same time given any purposeful case - once all involved have charrterd who are all the constiuencies (and their unique valuations of trust) to put into their win-win model, then any mathematician and i can tdefine an audit and the adaptive maths needed to continuosly see if they are doing that with ever greater focus each cycle -key to that is using the operand multiply -eg if you destroy the trust/goodwill of one constituency who has spent or needed their life connected to you , the maths is you zeroise everything- this is not how bean counters use the operand add to add up bottom lines;
every institute of accountability, intellectual capital , brand valuation algorithm, adding up triple bottom line i have seen in last 20 years fudges this by ultimately trying to make its numbers subjugate to the global accountatns - which is a certain way of not getting to youth's most productive time, and will in fact spin globalisation george orwell's unsustainable way
incidentally while it turns out that grassroots bangladesh has 41 years experience of building investment banks around 15 million poorest village mothers needs - that are purer in investing communally in youth than any other dynamic currently searchable on this planet - yunus has got trapped in so many conflicts that really only sir fazle abed at www.brac.net is left to help open source the experiences that bangladesh has been leader of in turning villages into mobile-urgent-knowhow connectivity labs since 1996
- mostofa tries to get japan embassy to convene quarterly roundtables on this since sir fazle cares desperately about succession of his knowhow and relationhsip contacts being passed on - so he is also central to choosing the 5000 youth who can
Last CALL- the time to fix this doesnt come again