Why not design future around 7 billion wonderful livelihoods

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Friday, November 8, 2013

My BHAG 1 2 - over the next 2 years to make a collaboration movement unstoppable- it twins capitals cities with a future in youth jobs creating summits until the whole movement has more voice and value than the olympics

Some of our partners in this first predicted this would be the seminal Net Generation challenge of the 2010s in 1972 - so developing their curriculum on a platform similar to khan academy's is Our "action goal" which will help youth mediate our impact goal

Note from the past- dec 2006 comment on whether microcreditsummit was at crossroads
The phrase BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal was proposed by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1996 article entitled Building Your Company’s Vision. A BHAG (Bee-HAG) is a form of vision statement “…an audacious 10-to-30-year goal to progress towards an envisioned future.”
“A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit. It has a clear finish line, so the organization can know when it has achieved the goal; people like to shoot for finish lines.” (Collins and Porras, 1996).  Collins and Porras also used this concept in their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.
In the Microcredit Summit report, Harvard Professor Jim Kim, a major figure in international health and co-founder of Partners in Health with Dr. Paul Farmer, described how the late-Dr. Jong-wook Lee, past Director General of the World Health Organization, adopted the “3 by5″ campaign in 2004, a campaign to provide three million people living with HIV/AIDS with life-prolonging antivetroviral treatment by the end of 2005.
Everyone counseled Dr. Lee against adopting such an audacious goal out of fear of failure.  But Dr. Lee committed himself and the World Health Organization anyway.  When Dr. Lee was asked, “What will you say if you don’t achieve the goal?” he would answer, “Blame me.”  Dr. Lee and the World Health Organization promoted the goal relentlessly and measured progress every six months.    Even though the goal wasn’t reached, their efforts resulted in a commitment to universal access to antiretroviral treatment by 2010 by leaders at the 2005 G-8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.
Bold goals are not for the faint of heart.  Expect many to respond that while it’s good to be ambitious, a particular goal might be unreachable or possibly unstrategic.  However, as Grameen Foundation President Alex Counts reminds us, “There were similar arguments made in 1996 that setting a goal of reaching 100 million of the world’s poorest families with microcredit was unrealistic and/or poor strategy, since progress was unlikely to be that fast and the tools to measure progress unreliable or too expensive to be practical across thousands of institutions.  Those fears have proved to be unfounded in the case of the 100 million goal–indeed, the goal catalyzed accelerated progress and innovation…”
Measuring Progress
A vision without a task is but a dream.  A task without a vision is drudgery.  A vision with a task is the hope of the world.
- from a church in Sussex England
Setting bold goals without making a credible effort to measure progress is, at best, a meaningless gesture.  But there are other advantages to goal setting and measurement, not the least of which is bringing obstacles into clear view.
Removing Barriers
Another key to a good strategy is to identify the Key Success Factors.  Look at each of these and determine which of these areas are being insufficiently addressed and require breakthrough thinking and action to bring your vision to fruition.  Then identify initiatives, set goals, and measure progress.  The important benefit of making metrics very visible is that it keeps everyone focused on the critical few things that need to be done well.  Human nature tends to pull us towards the trivial many things that we like doing, or that we are good at, or that give us a sense of accomplishment but are not essential to moving us closer to achieving our goals.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Will peoples ever be free to design the future?

YOUTH SUSTAINABLITY CAPITALISM  - read the story of how Entrepreneurial revolution started up in The Economist as a 1972 debate on how to free the net generation from the risks of economists designing unsustainable systems

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The first of a series of MOOC assocaited with George Soros economics rethinktank www.ineteconomics.org

Our informal skype alumn group aims to worldwide meet on saturdays 5pm greenwich mean time. What agenda should we be spending our time oin. Here' my vote

Hi
My understanding is that we are going to try a group Skype at 5pm greenwich mean time Saturday. I am not the main connector so I will assume he/she will reconfirm if this is the chosen time. I would like to ask whether those who group Skype ( at first or other times) could list at least 1 burning issue they wish to collaboratively resolve

Mine is a bit unusual. I believe millions of youth should be involved in debating - are the world's financial systems designed to sustain what future purposes most families, communities want?. George Soros who Mehrling networks with as educational director of www.ineteconomics.org recently said that economics is as bankrupt as the banks got to be in 2008. He has asked for complete rethinking of economics from ground/community up. So is there a difference between the money system as currently spun by fed and wall street and a "re-thought one"  More bluntly: is the purpose of banking designed to help each human being optimize a productive life or to trap most of us in debt? Is the FED owned by the people (and for future generations) or by big bankers who reward themselves for the more volatility/bubbles they spin?

I am concerned because my dad (Norman Macrae) spent the second half of his life from 1972 hosting "Entrepreneurial Revolution") debates in The Economists and elsewhere as to what short-term fixes economists made before and after each world war that would need changing before the world through telecomputer networks became more globally and locally connected. The transformation to economic mapping if net generations were to be sustainable. I don't think these changes have been made. And personally I would bet that open education is our last chance to ask whether we are designing future purposes of health , of food, of energy, of everything that hi-trust communities need to  develop above zero-sum trades through time not just extract from each past quarter

We seem to be ruled by a banking system for the 1% of biggest people who live global lives than the 99% of us whose families live in communities. When Adam smith conceptualized free markets in 1750s he specifically meant community markets where human relationships were visible enough that someone might fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of time. When banking markets are designed around too big to fall systems they are certainly not free and not entrepreneurially valuable the way Adam Smith -or my even greater Scottish hero James Wilson mediated. James' project is 170 years old today. This greatest pro-youth economics project began by throwing out of UK parliament of 1843 all big vested interest MPs. Its goal was to mediate economics to end hunger and end capital abuse of youth. It was James; son-in-law Walter Bagehot who continued that quest with his writings that included Lombard Street and what Queen Victoria needed to do to the English Constitution to end slave making empire trades and startup commonwealth. What would James and Walter make of Wall Street's biggest banks. Are they economical or non-economical when assessed by the hi-trust definitions Adam first mapped?

Which economist alive or dead do you trust most? President (of inet) Rob Johnson explains how different the value of Keynes was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVCJerN6QJM very different than any economic guru who preside over your tv news ...

chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

To Friends of Egypt and other Countries Who are Losing Generations of Youth

I am inviting people around the world to clear up what was actually in my father;s curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution - in The Economist from 1972

People can start with maximum 9 minute audio transcripts on what they like about ER and the correct ones can be open sourced. Somehow this movement will need to cross-cross withwww.ineteconomics.org the only other movement open sourcing pro-youth economics. Its forst MOOC starts on 1 september which sets the speed at which we need to colaborate

I think the problems of a place like Egypt are too urgently big not to be involved in Massive Open Online Curriculum - are any of the people yupu have been talking to likely to get this? If so how about a joint pitch

Of course where I say Egypt I could choose varying other nations - the day I asked Yunus to join in this from Bangladesh's viewpoint he was under a lot of pressure - so he appeared to say no though I continue to recheck this - meanwhile Sir Fazle is reading a proposal on why MOOC change the world but not specifically on the ER curriculum yet

chris macrae dc 301 881 1655


Who's curriculum is applying Entrepreneurial Revolution the way Norman Macrae scripted - in The Economist (est 1972)

True Entrepreneurial Curriculum come from the French word coined just over 200 years ago concerned with which places would lift their peoples productive lot up from the dirt. As little as 200 years ago all peoples lived in the dirt apart from Kings, their land barons and ruling professions/priests. For more source, see transcript of John Mackey conscious capitalism conference 2013. mackeycapitalismtranscript2000citizenmeetsanfran2013short.doc mackeycapitalismtranscript2000citizenmeetsanfran2013short.doc, 30 KB
 
As a mathematician it does matter to me that when a systems curricula is published openly, its do's and dont's are respected - at least by the people who claim to be helping share its knowhow, so  Norman Macrae Foundation is hosting youth competitions - 5 minute videos or transcripts on what you most want to apply through conscious capitalism or Entrepreneurial Revolution

we'd also enjoy youth massively re-editing our blog http://entrepreneurialrevolution.blogspot.com/