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

best wishes


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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

norman macrae fall 2015 challenge elearning year 44

online library of norman macrae-- includes net gen futures of sustainability (and pro-youth entrepreneurial revolution) since 1972
anyone got ideas on my 4th annual debate with sir fazle abed ?
back in 2012 sir fazle abed of -  the most knowledgeable and collaborative end poverty leader alive today -as far i can search - started debating how to make sure his knowhow is sustained after his death - 
in Keynes and my father's naive economics world if we are spending 4000 times 2030 versus 1946 more on global village come technology/infrastructures then freeing millennials to share/action-net sir fazle's knowhow should be easy wherever sustainability critical to a community

now here's the most crazy pieces of this puzzle as I perceive them (of course given this could be so simple maybe i am the problem)

first because i spent 20 years of my life editing global brand tv ads to be on message -- where videos of sir fazle's methods are used i want them edited to 1 scale maxime worldwide recall of his message 2 virally prompt millennials to joyfully do things that honor his trust  3 change transparency and  openness of education or other systems if needs be

second sir fazle only takes on 2 new big projects a year because frankly hes quite exhausted  (and still has to be involved in many of bracs live projects ) so the question is what elearning platform partner would want to maximally help sir fazle?

there are already tens of hour of content rich sir fazle speeches on video that could be edited into eg a coursera on-demand weekly format- so it would seem a key question boils down to would coursera want to feature the most demanded content in sustainable millennials world and who would they (the abed family) be happy to do that editing and one or tow days of new content filming to bridge the whole

1 possibility is sir fazle and his son but you can imagine they are likely to say - really can nobody help us?

2 another possibility is additional support from a team at brac university - 

3 another possibility could be eg the sorts of people at berkeley eg blum global poverty curriculum or east asia studies institute who help webinar sir fazle when he's passing through the region

or is there a 4th possibility -if anyone has ideas this is actually the most urgently important challenge i am currently stuck on - so i would go anywhere to find out exactly what to offer to sir fazle and his son next

series of briefings with sir fazle abed

2012 sponsored by japan embassy in dhaka= 2 norman macrae remembrance dialogues -chief guest sir fazle abed
2013/2014 private one hour debriefings on latest on elearning with sir fazle and his communications director at brac headquarters in dhaka

sir fazle was WISE (qatar) inaugural education laureate and george soros 20th open society laureate 2013 (central european university budapest)

before becoming a leader in ending village poverty he graduated from university of glasgow in architecture of shipping and went on to be a chartered accountant at shell corporation until dedicating his life to end poverty in bangladesh first with a disaster relief project in 1970 and from 1972 by founding brac

unlike yunus he doesnt like himself as magical with info technology but when he sees the right partners he joyfully supports them - it is brac which now has the most scaled cashless bank in end poverty world - the tech wizardry is entrusted to same MIT leaders who originally proposed grameen phone to yunus in 1996 and who created mpesa circa 2008 in kenya

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