Celebrate Neumann's &Japan's gifts to humanity since 1945, all Asia Rising 1960+MacraeFriends and FamilyFuture History
. July 2020..If you care about two out of 3 lives mattering who are Asian, nearly 60 years of miracles mapping around worldwide decision-makers considering Japan from 1962 are worth replaying -that's when my father Norman Macrae aged 39 was privileged to write his first signed survey in The Economist -the first 2 quarters of dad's 80+ years of life had been spent
**writing unsigned leaders in The Economist (eg as only journalist at Messina's birth of EU) after serving as teenager in world war 2 navigating air places uk bomber command region modern day bangladesh/myanmar -
** following his father who worked for british diplomatic services around embassies in midst of conflict - eg mostow of stalin 1934, last adriatic port jews used to escape hitler 1938 )-during this quarter dad concluded that world wars root cause was the history of empires like britain and japan which had trapped most peoples in poverty, to end war he wanted to mediated loving each other's places, ;peoples and especially children

Asia Rising Surveys

Norman Macrae, having survived teenage navigation of RAF planes bomber command world war 2 over modern-day myanmar/bangladesh, joined The Economist in 1949, and retired as the deputy editor of what he called "the world's favourite viewspaper" in 1988. During that time, he wrote extensively on the future of society and the impact of technology. Norman foresaw species sustainability as being determined by post-colonial and virtual mapmaking- 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G if 60s tech could race to moon and Moore alumni promised 100 times more machine intel every decade TO 2025, let's end poverty mediating/educating a world of loving each others' children- so that wherever the next millennials girl is born she enjoys great chance to thrive.

Soon Norman was celebrating his wartime enemy's rising engineers and win-win sme supply chains across far east and very concerned that tod down constitutions english speaking nations led by political bureaucrats wasn't fit for entrepreneurial revolution-he co-opted a young romani prodi to translate Economist 1976 ER survey into multilingual formats

Amongst some of his more outlandish claims: that governments would not only reverse the nationalisation process and denationalise formerly private industries, but would also sell industries and services that had been state operated for so long that it seemed impossible that they could be run by private companies. A pioneer before the pioneers, Macrae imagined privatised and competing telecommunications and utility companies improving service levels and reducing prices.

When others saw arms build-ups as heralding World War III, Macrae predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall by the end of the 1980's.

The Norman Macrae Archive serves as an on-line library, hosting a growing collection of Macrae articles, newspaper columns and highlights from his books. We hope that you find the articles thought provoking and zoom, twitter or question us - norman's son

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youth hall of fame - japan global friendship associations 1 2 smart intrapreneurs- sony creative lounge

future of HIStory 1945 -to update 2020s version see also Princeton history project connections with osun and von neumanns future of

look first at the G8 biggest jigsaw pieces of nearly 200 nations who sought to unite san francisco 1945-until the virus came 2020 was due to be the happy 75th birthday of nations 17sdgs as well as the frontline heroics of medecins sans frontieres and partners in health- coalitions of soft power had never been so urgent to valuetrue. Nature does not play with walls, and other games of externalization at borders -only mistaken male professionals do as they systemically confuse the power of big getting bigger with advancing the human lot for all our children including wherever the next girl is born

In 1945, there were just over 5% of people who lived in usa and Canada- they had twice saved the old world tri-continent of asia Africa and Europe from world wars. Most remarkably usa that in 1939 ranked 17th in terms of international navies on a par with Portugal had become the heart of the wining allied forces. You had the two northern islands at either end of the coastal belts of west Europe and far eat asia who had multiplied so many colonial poverty traps across the Asian 60+% majority of human race , Africa and middle east’s 10%. In trying to compete with uk, France had arguably been most brutal in colonizing med sea Africa, slave trading needed to develop America north wars up from louisana, as well as napoleons war of nations which had sucked in austria hungary , Germany and Russia among start of 20th c Germany without colonies to feed its engineers need for carbon and steel had become bellicose across all its borders. This left less than 2% people in the iced up and largest land mass of all ussr ready to be the victims of stalin as the second most fearsome tyrant the first hal of 20th century grew exponentially. All the while half of humanity – women – were left out of how the word capitalized land and counted productivity even though a deeper look would show that the led with educators like Montessori and health networkers like Florence nightingale, marie curie and indeed the Franciscan role of the clares as community health missionaries- the conscience of mother mary if you will. 9se There were of course further geographic oddities- only 10% of people lived in the southern hemisphere; less than 1% of peoples lived on what became a quarter of all nations the SIDS- small island developing nations with minimal land resources but huge ocean estates very much dependent on climate, and nature including good human nature of tourism. And you had the archipelagos especially Indonesia and Philippines with large populations- one the epicentre of the world trade in medicinal spices – know how the dutch prized nutmeg so much that they were prepared to swap with the uk control of one indonesian holland with their us territory new Amsterdam rebranded new york

in 60 years

Saturday, January 1, 2000


Bravo Kenya:
K1: In 1999 Jamii Bora starts up a worldwide revolution - the first microbank to put all transaction records on mobile thus bringing down costs of serving end-slum networkers- what microcredit designs were previously thought possible only in village mothers networks (eg Bangladesh). we now see how gangs of youth can be heroes of urban regeneration. In Africa's huge extended family settings, orphans demand family health insurance  integrated before  trusting microfinance- so Jamii Nora led the way with one of most economical group health insurance ever made by partnering missionary hospitals.

K2 Kenya's firsts in banking-for-the-bottom-billion progress through JB to mpesa/safari (cashless banking apart from last mile) to kiva zip, to nanocredit inventor Julian Kyula- winner of 2013's IBM Entrepreneur of the Year award; NY patient capital funds like Acumen have also been inspired out of Kenya. 2013's report on mobile money for the unbanked reveals: there are now 60 million cashless banking accounts, with majority in sub-saharan Africa.

K3 Ingrid Munro founded Jami Bora (JB) in her retirement after a professional life serving UN Habitat and a personal devotion to serving orphans.  So at the Kaputei branch of Jamii Bora (JB) just outside Nairobi's beltway, it was natural to demonstrate how to empower youth to build their own ecovillages. With a little knowledge multiplying help from Ingrid's friend the late great Nobel Wangari Maathai.

K4 The Economist's 2012 Xmas issue asks: Is the Kibera slum the most entrepreneurial social lab on the planet?  Three years earlier in the run-up to Spain's global microcreditsummit, Queen Sofia demands testing of the JB model in over 60 southern nations faced with the challenge of slums. In the same year, JP Morgan NY headquarters stages JB's founder Ingrid Munro as trainer on sustainable billanthropy let alone pro-youth banking!

More of Africa's map below
2014-2015 Twin Nobel Laureate Summit: Cape Town-Atlanta with specil youth foci curated by Muhammad Yunus and friends

2015 is 50th year since Yunus arrived in the southern states - the same year that US universities were first integrated; the 15th year since Atlanta has staged the most collaborative black student entrepreneur competition; and the 5th year since the state educators of Georgia and Alabama asked yunus to help turn Montgomery County Alabama into a social business zone - this being the usa's poorest county and the one where Booker T Washington's University Tuskegee is currently less than half filled

Aficanidoltv welcomes the new century with the best of African Millennials news headlines rsvp with your sightings



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 A4 search #2030now and "world bank live millennials" 


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SA1 search blecher maharishi,  search branson bteam africa  

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SA4 search gandhi einstein , search gandhi satyagraha 1906 , 

From Road to Atlanta Selected Yunus and Youth Tour: ;  -search Atlanta Nobel Peace, search moocyunus

K5 Years before Kenya's youth star is born, the social business pop group TheGreenChildren can be found celebrating with Ingrid; the joyful cluetrain rolls on in New York with Monica Yunus' singforhope and the UN's fashion4development offering celebrities unprecedented reach to grassroots movements including those tha US-Africa and US-Muslim millennials value most. Seattle's 2014 film festival premiers the movie of Ann Dunham's contributions as an unacknowledged giant : pioneering microcredit in Indonesia and helping found womensworldbanking
K6 Kenya's youth ihubs design ushahidi software ("twitter plus GPS") - so that in Kenya, youth action networking ranges from helping to end riots caused by politics of elders to open sourcing solutions with youth wizards around worldwide exchanges of collaboration entrepreneurial revolution. As The Economist foresaw in 1984: the net generation can be defined as that which searches for 10 times more economic value in collaboration between peoples than competition over things

K7 The Bridges primary schooling system (goal to serve 10 million poorest children by 2023) becomes one of the fastest growing, effective and economical on the planet

E1 Beaming knowledge to everyone:
Ethiopia's launch of Africa's first satellite was led by Noah Samara whose dream was to free life critical info (eg how to prevent spread of aids). He is now focusing on elearning. Also last time we checked in with $100 laptop/tablet friends at MIT's Media Lab, Addis Ababa was becoming its African epicentre.

E2 Ethiopian's coop farmer structure provides one of the 2 loci (farmers & spiritually/consciously linked customer communities) that whole truth value chains are composed round. They need to take back (as the French would say "entrepreneur") most of the 90% of costs caused by middlemen. For how, see DC's Inauguration of the US Africa Diaspora summit June 2014

A1 The continental satellite tv broadcaster africa24tv aims to search out good news of industry leaders trying to develop sector self-sufficiency by and for africans;

A2/K8 Africa24tv's co-founder was inspired by Mo Ibrahim - the first mobile telecoms billionnaire to sell out of telecoms (cellnet anchored around Kenya) and devote his family's future fortunes to prizing bottom-up leadership

A3/K9 MIT team linkin with Mpesa's tech wizard NIck Hughes so that cashless banking can come to Bangladesh BRAC's world leadership of banking with values gives it the authority to hunt out massive partnership entries into Africa and across girl effect networks - like Mastercard Foundation in Uganda , and Gates Foundation in Tanzania.

A4 Partners in Health worldwide intervention in developing a drug for HIV taught Jim Kim why and how to rework Porter's Value Chain maps from top-down to bottom-up. Without Africa's urgent need the World Bank wouldn't be emerging today as leader of pro-youth economics

A5 Enjoy the web hosting of the UN's Global Partnership with Youth GPY2015 is staged by the ITU led by African IT activist Dr Hamadoun Toure

A6 Monitor Yunus partnership with the African Development Bank as an incubation network of young social business entrepreneurs is launched starting out of Tunisia and Uganda . Dr Yunus speaks as the keynote speaker at the closing luncheon for governors of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) during the 2013 annual meeting of the Governing Board of the AfDB in Marrakesh, Morocco recently, said a press statement.
Prof Yunus was invited by the president of the AfDB there.

SA1  Back in 1999,
South Africa's own entrepreneurial revolution took a leap forward with  the foundation of free universities for job creating entrepreneurs thanks to Porter's former value chain accountant Taddy Blecher. Watch out for free university partnerships  starting with E-cubed
SAE1 Blecher partners with Maharishi -curriculum of Empowerment
SAE2 Blecher partners with Branson - curriculum of Entrepreneurship and Bteam and Mandela Elders reconciliation methods. This good news celebration came about after Branson's TV reality Apprenticeship discovered Sara Blakely as its Social winner. She not only linked Branson in with Blecher but has become Atlanta's youngest billionnaire through her own womens enterprise Spanks
SAE3 Blecher partners with google  -whose curriculum of E-includes offering free web site to South African small enterprises that host youth apprenticeships
YEEES: with the approval of the South African government Youth Entrepreneur curricula are now being extended to 14 million school children with the goal of creating one million jobs by 2020

SA2 Cape Town Oct 2014 hosts the Youth Nobel Laureate summit -a best for the world chance for African Millennials to train up to social action networking  Mandela's legacy

SA3 Cape Town youth also motivated George Soros' 1978 transformation into a philanthropist. Structurally his last 35 years of investments have focused on open society and - rethinking economics from the ground up. Practically it was Soros who provided Yunus the funding that started Grameen Phone- ensuring the pro-poor focus of Bangladesh's first mobile telecoms network.

SA4 Rewind the world to 1906 and it was South Africa that turned the mindset of Mahatma Gandhi from that of a Bar of London barrister to
"The inventor of a completely new and humane means for the liberation war of an oppressed country, and practised it with greatest energy and devotion. The moral influence he had on the consciously thinking human being of the entire civilized world will probably be much more lasting than it seems in our time with its overestimation of brutal violent forces. Because lasting will only be the work of such statesmen who wake up and strengthen the moral power of their people through their example and educational works." Alfred Einstein.
The whole concept of Satyagraha (Satya is truth which equals love, and agraha is force; Satyagraha, therefore, means truth force or love force) was profoundly significant to me. As I delved deeper into the philosophy of Gandhi, my skepticism concerning the power of love gradually diminished, and I came to see for the first time its potency in the area of social reform. ... It was in this Gandhian emphasis on love and nonviolence that I discovered the method for social reform that I had been seeking. Martin Luther King

ROA1 Rest of Africa- space doesn't permit me to begin to do justice to this wondrous youth continent but if ever there were to be an election for premier under 25 changemaker, I would vote for Ola Orekunrin whose star-spangled livelihood to date has navigated British and Japanese medical schooling to found Nigeria's Flying Doctors, and caused the founder of MIT's entrepreneurial curriculum at Sloan Management School to leap out of his chair with glee.