Grameen Scotland - leading the search for 10000 youth whose collaboration grows worldwide economy

Year 6 of How Can Scotland Uniquely

help youth change the world - the view from 2014

 

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Valuing curricula of humanity's most joyful economists -and the future's leading system designers This catalogue tries to link you to the joyful. We welcome feedback if you have other ways pof assessing who's who. Occasionally it is nece 

2014 updates of Entrepreneurial Revolution (Curriculum started The Economist 1972) .1972. ..Click picture for updates. Recursive lessons from The Economist's ER curriculum- phase 1 : 1972; phase 2 1976; phase 3 1982 ;

can open education platforms help make youth job creating summits more valuable to sponsor than olympics we believe these references show that yes youth can khan taddy blecher and south african partners including branson and google

 

friends of yunus - help us continue to collect information ..Nings YunusCity YunusAsia webs socialbusiness.tv futurecapitalism.tv YunusAfrica YunusChina YunusJapan YunusCreativeLab.com YunusOlympics… 

 

Green Energy for Billion People Gshakti.org- Grameen's corporate partner's Energy University; origins of green power for off-grid villagers in Jimmy Carter's support ofS

 

Unseen Wealth & Health - what impacts spin when professions rule over devaluing society?

FutureHistorian.tv Ironically, for 108 years now Hindus and Muslim have faced the same systemic challenge and networked round the same solutions- in living memory Nelson mandela networked the same knowhow in transforming a nation beyound the poverty traps its constitution ruled over -as Jim KIm says the 2010s diference in a youth's hyperlinked world is no public servant can now avoid making bridgning inequality her or his number 1 reason - Count on Me - says Pope Francis in helping youth to value this curricula even if universities who fail to serve such needs go bankrupt 

 

Futures mediator - human race's happiest goals #2030now

The conversation began in Nov 2008 when Adam Smith Scholars, Glasgow University, Sir Tom Hunter invited Dr yunus to give the 250th burthday celebration of the moral sentiments of economics 

 2014: Here are some exciting possibilities that may have never breathed fresh air without Scotland's Stimulus

 

The first change the world MOOC might not have asked how to preserve the curriculum of Yunus - in ways that link the next 15 years to the world bank's #2030NOW  or the 2 social business journals started up in Glasgow as part of DR Yunus 7th decade birthday wish party hosted by University of Glasgow with 500 scots 4 July 2010. Now Gordon Brown is in the wporld's most unique position regarding future curriculum as the UN's envoy for education - especially when you add in the marriage of the world bamk's youth summit with the goals of the UN's envoy for youth. Add to that the Atlanta proposition being colaborated on to Nov 2015- capitalks that twin their futures with youth jobs expos can co-create a movement that is even more valuable to sponsor than the Olympics. It is to be hoped that Galsgow is one of these linked in cities. In December 2013 the President of Glasgow University was kind enough to sanction a remembrance party to 2 dirists- the elading Adam Smith scholar of the last 40 yeras and the leading journalist of Keynes (transparency note my father Norman macrae). How can all these curricula mashup in FutureLearn as one of the world's main open education platforms. Can Scotland retrieve its position in 1700 as the nation that invests ore per capota in its youth's future livelihoods than any other in the hemisphere. Unfortinately that ideas was postponed fro 300 yeras by an international banking scam of the early 1700s- as Gordon Brown and Muhamad Yunus decared from Downing Street April 2008 there is no reasoning why we shoiuld lose the knowledge of how to invest in youth;s future again. Certainly not woth The Economist coming up to ists 175th anniversary on 2018- the medium started by james Wilson to debate end to hunger and end to capital abuse of youth

 

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GLASGOW AS WORLD LEADER IN ECONOMICAL EDUCATION 

Twice to my knowledge Glasgow has made extraordinary revelations on the value of freeing entrepreneurial education for all -especially the poorest youth . Adam Smiths' work implored for such. Before Scotland lost its independence in a banking scam of the early 1700s, no place in europe invested more of its savings in education of youth

More recently I happened to be in Glasgow on November 2008 when the idea of the lowest-cost/highest-quality Nursing College network was born as Scotland's suggestion to how it could most help the Nobel Dr Muhammad Yunus who had used his Laureate speech to ask the world to help him build a rural national health system but owned by the most entrepreurial poor mothers in the world not government bureaucrats. Later this idea seems to have absolutely fitted with the whole UK's proudest moment at the opening show of the Olympics guested famously by the flying James Bond and Queen Elizabeth.

So where has Glasgow gone since 2008 as the open education revolution networking has spiralled through other pro-youth job-creating capitals. Here's part of the story - come and join our discussion hosted in memory of The Economist's forgotten giant of Youth and Net Generation capitalism -the Scot Norman Macrae (aka dad). chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

 

Grameen's development of the lowest cost highest quality training college it could possibly co-partner out of Dhaka is the result. Grameen brings some unique hi-trust relationships to starting this  - not only has dr yunus empowered more womens livelihoods than almost anyone on the planet but part of his Grameen Members promise was to educate their children in village schools, where Grameen finds scholarships for the best girls to sustain their secondary education. A nurse is a dream job for many such girls - so Grameen has a humanly energised pipeline of secondary graduates to build the future of village nursing with. In parallel, Yunus partners are experimenting with mobile apps of healtcare many of which can change the job not only of village nurses but youngers girl assistants needed for maternal and infant care. The sort of social networking nurses-to-be can now connect is extraordinary - and it joyfully celebrates as much peer to peer training as possible.  

Strangely the world of aid had the opportunity to start learning about the value of empowering womens networks 40 years ago thanks to the life saving cure of the lowest cost but greatest knowhow- multiplying value. Back in 1970s bangladesh one out of 5 infants died before the age of 5 of diarrhea. It was BRAC who solved this by networking tens of thousands of village trainers of oral rehydration  their job to make sure that every village mother - literate or illiterate- knew how to mix boiled water, salt and sugar in the right proportions to rehydrate a child' body. What happened next was remarkable - village mothers across the nation begged that BRAC leave behind para-health connectors who made a living out of selling the most basic and cheapest medicines or knowhow services. 

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So it was that the value of social networking commerce was innovated way before the e-commerce;but equally Bangladeshi villagers were the most urgently useful experiments of what to mobilise through e-channels. Back in 1996 when a partnership of yunus-soros-mit empowered such new to the world microfranchise experiments to start up. So it is fitting that grassroots education's most revolutionary curricula are continuing in open education planet to linkin out of Bangladesh 

Across the developing world, the need for nurses is one of the biggest job vacancies. Why wouldnt open education now wish to help connect with all of these low cost training needs that could be creating tens of millions of jobs round such life critical services 

related reference -30 year debate started at The Economist on how net generation's sustainability depends on networking 8 times more economical healhtcare

Glasgow's claims to be recognised with Atlanta as a top 10 million jobs creating future capital include:

being the 250+ year IHUB of pro-youth economics starting with Adam Smith - see most modern network of this at www.ineteconomics.org 

being the pioneering knowledge provider of the Nearly Free Nursing College network founded by Muhammad Yunus

Transparency note: The West's leading pro-youth economist in the sceknd half of the 20th century was dad (The Economist's Norman Macrae). Dr Yunus was kindly chief guest at my father's 85th and last public birthday party- series rememberance parties to father  to date: @ boardroom of The Economist ; by South Africa's Founder of the whole Free University system movement Taddy Blecher; by Japanese Embassy in Dhaka celebrating forst 40 yeras of Bangaldesh's pro-youth and pro-poorest mothers economic networks; and on 6 December 2013 Glasgow University's Principal double celebration of the leading Adam Smith scolar Andrew Skinner and dad - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk - Bethesda MD 21 November 2013

 

 Join tour of future capitals commiting to co-create 1 million jobs with youth


 

excerpt from year 42, quarter 1 of Youth Entrepreneurial Revolution and Open Education good news letter started in The Economist by Norman Macrae

taddy blecher and bransons next phase of free university - 1 million jobs in 5 years, 14 million teenagers every year being trained on entrepreneurship with support of government, google and others - a model extendible to any african country where government wants youth jobs- and endorsed by pretty well every youth who has been on bransons course ; apart from the world's number 1 youth inveetment bankers out of bangladesh, Taddy has always been skoll's most valued entrepreneur in total education systems well until skoll also featured khan academy last april at his world entrepreneur summits- tantalisingly close to useful connections if only we can find more capital cities (beyond Atlanta) where enough educators and leaders really want them for their youth  ...

 

Where are or were youth's greatest job creators that Scotland has ever connected through?

please send votes to chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

 

the pro-youth economists - eg Adam Smith, James Wilson, Norman Macrae, Muhammad Yunus

the collaborators in free nursing college models and maps 

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Help microeducationsummit microwiki change world education - relevant wikis: 1 2 3 4  

practice leaders' diaries  being co-edited so that action learning networks can linkin worldwie youth include:

  • which change summits are being turned into Massive Open Online Collaborations;
  • which of khan academy's 9 minute training modules can millions of youth change world with;
  • how can a capital spend one day a year seqarching and funding its 25000 most collaborative youth entreprenurs in such a way that millions of youth virtually action network too?
  • how does one ensure that 9-minure audio labs are planted wherever youth and leaders are designing huge job creating systems ....

collaboration queries welcomed- chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk Norman Macrae Foundation for Youth Capitalism -contribute to search for youth's most massive future collaborators  linkedin 9500 

 

 

 

 discuss jobs of next 100 million nurses and most trusted community emergency information mobilisers and app makers http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/next-100-million-jobs-nursing?commentId=6339278%3AComment%3A14873

In 2008, Dr Yunus celebrated the 250th anniversary of Adam Smith conceptualising economists and those most trusted to design futures that improve the lot of bnext generations- help us rediscover analysis models Smith and Yunus and Youth would value most 1  2  3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Future of Grameen Scotland- journalizing 12 minute training models millions of youth most need to interact around to create jobs out of every village or community

This version of Grameen Scotland start in February 2008, where my father celebrated his 85th and last public birthday party with Muhammad Yunus at 40 guests at the Royal Automobile Club, 2 minutes walk from the pro-youth economics epicenter of St James- founded back in 1843 as The Economist

Today our main focus is to celebrate surveys of what free 12 minute online training modules do millions of youth need to interact - especially those youth living in nations or villages where 90% of banking and university models are going bust http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/map-of-waht-youth-can-do-if-they-live-in-a-nation-wher-business

Can your family or social network help 

ideas currently the only university in Scotland partnering online free education experiemts is Edinburg-can you help linkin your most passiate future work, Edinburgh online educators and millions of youth?

 Bits of grameen Scotland's history my family links to

Back in 1843 two scots known to my family were passionate about pro-youth investjmnt banking and massively circulating any economics maps the industrial revolution would need to progress youth out of every community. Ne my 3 time grandfather was a clergyman on the isle of aran- his main job every week facilitating local investment in the islands people to sail the seven seas. Back in 1700, Scotland lost more than half of its money in an international financial scam. England took over the nation but the cost was no jobs for over half of scots who thuise became on of the first wortldide entrepreneur netwo rks

youth in washington dc invite scottish youth to replicate our model  -who wants to start editing scotland happy 2013 blog along lines of dchappy2013.blogspot.com

 

2013 is the 170th birthday of a scot's attempt to use media to end hunger - mostofa checked out yunus likes the idea of regenerating that last thursday -one of the wealthiest family shareholders of this media will be visiting dhaka in spring to catalogue latest advances in microenergy and report back to prince charles a supporter of banker for the poor as in yunus first book of that name

 

next dc meeting 2 january see below

 

-new year cards are being circulated around dhaka- you can make your own from attached -

MAIN QUESTION

how can dc youth assemble a calendar of times and spaces to pitch their ideas to converge with yunus and the scottish curriculum of end hunger networks

first you might like to check out The Economist's update on celebrations of how youth helped kibera slum became most entrepreneurial place on planet and how university education becomes virtually free if we identify which MOOCs will attract over a million student entrepreneurs

 

join us at the next real meeting on this calendar in dc will probably be on 2 january with guest naila chowdhury whose career has included being ceo of yunus grameen technology solutions and several leadership jobs at grameen phone- naila is offering stalls for student competition leaflets where 3000 youth will meet in dc on a sunday in april

 

you can help assemble an uptodate calendar at http://dchappy2013.blogspot.com

I commit to helping find publication of a best handbook of youth projects to be published for massive handout when yunus testifies at congress (his gold medal award) - date unknown but best guess is fall 2013

 

equally the journal of social business edited by adam smith scholars out of glasgow wishes to feature any student ideas that can scale - and a twin team of mit students is pending january searching for 2013 startups that most merit crowdfunding assuning obama's jobs act see light of day

leading educator entrepreneurs from around the world including the two from dhaka and the mandela partnerships in free universities out of s.africa will be circulated ideas wherever they match their needs - a call for microeducationsummit as a way of actioning post 2015 millennium goals is already being led by the greatest educational and open tech revolutionaries and we trust bottom-up bankers , energy networkers and funders

happy 2013 chris macrae dc region tel 301 881 1655

 

Number 1 in Economics for Youth

download- synopsis on book on most important question ever asked- it all began here in Scotland over quarter of a millennium ago

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Ever since Glasgow University welcomed Yunus as the 21st C Adam Smith, at the 2008 quarter of a millennium celebrations - Glasgow has arrived as one of the 3 great academic (Kyushu Japan, 100 southern usa university consortium of SB student competitions) and pro-youth economics partners of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus . It has started up 2 journals of Social Business in 2010 as well as Glasgow Caledonian investment in the second social business professorship (first on healthcare and microcredit), the virtually free nursing college and from October 2012 Yunus as Chancellor. Of course, just as Scotland became one of the first worldwide diaspora nations we aim to maintain the most uptodate collaboration entrepreneur partner maps with Yunus and his 50 most exciting youth projects around the world of investing in net generation's co-production of millennium goals. For example down south in London, Yunus inspires the great microenergy awards network championed by Prince Charles and Lord Sainsbury's eldest daughter http://ashden.org/ and his briefings 1 2 3 of staff at The Economist are world famous among leaders celebrating the 40th year of the magazine's genre of net generation Entrepreneurial Revolution and 170 year since Scot James Wilson started the world's number 1 end hunger viewspaper mediating sustainability of cross-cultural commonwealth.

join in mapmaking at http://yunuscity.ning.com/ http://leadersandyunus.ning.com/ http://youthandyunus.com/ questions welcome chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk linksman to Foundation Norman macrae, The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant http://normanmacrae.ning.com/

 Back at his Nobel Prize, Muhamad Yunus surprised the world: he declared that he wanted to go beyond microcredit and converge microbanking, micro education for jobs and microtechnology. Look right to see the sort of expoential progress he's been making. Could it just be that 2012 will be the last year that presidentail candidates spend billions of dollars advertising that they dont know how to invest in youth creating jobs.

..Could state by state youth jobs competituions be more economic than billion dollar naysaying elections. Why not join Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon, Dc. MD , VA in test marketing what student sb entrepreneurs can do thru ac year 2012-2013 - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk -special thanks to all those involved in reporting the first month of how NC started up the year 012-013

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JOY OF PROMOTING ATLANTA COLLABORATION YUNUS & YOUTH ENTREPENEUR COMPETITION 

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The UNC Social Business Conference asked student teams from across the UNC system to identify community problems, then take a business-oriented approach to solving them. 31 student teams from all 17 UNC campuses developed proposals that they hoped would both solve community problems and be self-sustaining. Students worked with faculty and staff beginning last spring, then with mentors from TiE Carolinas and the SBTDC, to develop plans that built off their knowledge of a wide variety of disciplines, and observations to address community problems related to food and agriculture, energy, job training and retraining. Some examples:

· Using videogames to retrain unemployed people;

· Improving the efficiency of the market for used medical equipment to make sure underserved markets get exactly the equipment they need;

· Rebranding a struggling rural community’s downtown areato improve economic performance;

· Using aquaponics to turn fish waste into plant food, or recycling hog waste;

·Creating a market that allows homeless people to sell their art.

During the conference, teams made preliminary presentations in front of small groups of judges, selected from across the state and the nation for their experience in community engagement and business. Judges moved forward to the finals student groups from Ellizabeth City State, Fayetteville State, NC A&T, NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro and Winston-Salem State. After final presentations in front of the entire room, NC State’s “Pennies for Progress” team finished first, followed by a plan from Fayetteville State, a proposal to convert biowaste, with UNC- Chapel Hill’s recycled medical equipment proposal finishing third along with  Sanitation Creations, which is now running a crowdfunding campaign to allow the team to consult with energy experts who will help the company further develop the bag collection process and the method for turning waste to energy using the filled bags. Currently they have raised $1465 of the $3000 required to meet their preliminary goal. http://sanitationcreations.com/

The NC State proposal http://www.pennies4progress.org, outlines in detail a strategy for retailers to donate one penny of every purchase to supporting nonprofit work, thereby relieving nonprofits of some of the challenges of fundraising

This week's other best news from world of youth and yunus entrepreneurs. One of the winning teams form the 2012 UNC Social Business Competition Sanitation Creations, is running a crowdfunding campaign to allow the team to consult with energy experts who will help the company further develop the bag collection process and the method for turning waste to energy using the filled bags. Currently they have raised $1465 of the $3000 required to meet their preliminary goal. See below for the link to their fundraising page and their website:


Last week Jamie Oliver travels to pittsburgh to join yunus in calling for nutrition to be spread by youth entrepreneurs all over usa

BREAKING NEWS 15 Oct 2012 - Scotland's Edinburgh Agreement on referendum of independence 1 in 2014 makes viralising positive social impacts of youth and yunus social business competitions a national priority
 
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Congratulations DR Yunus -and thank you for reminding Scotland in your 2008 speech of our country's primary role in pro-youth economics since 1758 and sharing your 7th decade birthday wishes with us on 4 July weekend 2010- they nicely matched The Economist's pro-youth wishes of 2010s = worldwide youth's most productive decade. More at www.erworld.tv www.wholeplanet.tv and http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/scotland-home-of-youth-economics-since-1758 and www.youtube.com/globalsocialbusiness
.Who's Network of Who of Grameen Scotland and UK - more here on why there are at least 3 networks 1) linked to shareholder activists at The Economist, 2) Glasgow Caeldonian Strategy, 3 Other Friends of Grameen and Yunus.....

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JOYFUL NEWS - MUHAMMAD YUNUS CHANCELLOR OF GLASGOW CAL

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    That this House welcomes the news that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunas is to be appointed Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University; congratulates the university on the appointment of the world thought leader in social business and international anti-poverty campaigner to the role; recognises that he already has a well-established working partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University through the Grameen Scotland Foundation and Yunas Centre; notes that Professor Yunus succeeds Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, who has completed a distinguished five-year term of office; and further recognises the world class strengths of the higher education sector in both Scotland and the UK. 

     

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    ..How is Scotland helping the greatest living pro-youth economist..please rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk My dad , Norman Macrae The Economists's Unacknowledged Giant- was a great pro-youth economist. His 85th and last public birthday party was spent celebrating Dr Yunus with launch of 2000 Social Business Bookclub at The Royal Automobile Club 2 months before this great video from 10 Downing Street.

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    Entrepreneurial Revolution erworld.tv Last Lunch .. Norman Macrae ,  unacknowledged giant, hosted his last lunch for mapping Free Markets of end hunger and end poverty - goals The Economist was founded round in 1843...

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     A month after dad's death in 2010, we helped sponsor Yunus July 4 weekend in Scotland aka his 70th birthday wishmaking party with 500 people at Glasgow University

    My list of favorite ways Scotland is helping youth and net generation's most joyful economist Dr Yunus is:

    Grameen Nursing College with Glasgow Caledonian Nike and  ... potentially the most economic interventuon in healthcare of the last half century as well as a sea-change in how educational apprenticeships are viewed

    Launch of the Journal of Social Business - the only pro-youth economics publication yet known that invites you to debate how to free an global market to sustain the greatest purpose youth could spend lifetimes co-producing  if we fully understood Adam Smith's reasoning. In the post-indutrial that da's life at The Economist was dedicated to debating, those who make the biggest decisions on resources invested in each glbal market are required to demonstrate impacts on the most passionate knowledg e networkers serving thise markets.  (Transparency note - my family helped provide loans for yunus to celebrate journal of social business.)

    The generosity of Sir Tom Hunter helped Clinton start his Clinton Global Network - whether Clinton has actially used that bto advance pro-youth economics is something more politically astute people than me wil need to call. Yunus is now taking a mch more direct approach with youth celebrating huge student SB competitions of which Tokyo's 30 january 2013 with 12000 youthy will be the most exciting youth collaboration entrepreneur brainjam yet 

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    Download paper from Journal of Social Business on Futures of University - discuss where are scotland's greatest debates on future of edu is happening - link to what if the purpose of the whole of global and local markets of education were to help youth maxiise productive and entrepreneurial lifetimes- will scotlnad be one of the first to massively celebrate student jobs competitiions- review the first book on net generation as 10 times more productive time - written 1984 by Norman Macrae at the Economist- join the 40 year hunt of Entrepreneurial Revolution to map the next 3 billion jobs of the post-industrial age

    question when brown was prime minister, given his love of advancing the lot of people in Africa: why didn't he discuss with dfid how to transform themselves around yunus bottom-up system designs- belatedly historians will probably write that obama's biggest achievement  was getting usaid to step back and ask how to redesign whole value chains to end poverty- why didnt brown have that impact on dfid

     

    The Prime Minister & Dr Yunus, direct from 10 Downing Street
      Let's invest microcredit in africa; let's end food speculators... tell info@worldcitizen.tv other stories and action news your friends enjoy with this video. Transcript Link at 10 Downing -ask why BBC censors those who do worldwide service

    History up to 1700 Scotland invested more per head on youth education than any country in Europe, then an international financial scam and bad banking bankrupted socotland- the hostile takeover by England was the result. Scotland was governed as a colonial outpost -in the lands my clan came from, tax overlords from london ruled that sheep were quarterly more profitable than people. Over half of scots had to entreprenurially siail the seven seas to earn a livelihood; Adam Smith started penning economics as a future antidote to such top-down empires; in 1843 Scot James Wilson went down to Scotland and designed The Economist - its declared goal to end hunger, its wider goals to help queen victoria change slave-making empire to commonwealth - so what's that got to do with the future of youth from 2012? is scotland still a world epicentre of pro-youth economics and Entrepreneurial Revolution?
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    Danny Boyle- 200/1 leaders of 2010s -youth's most productive generation

    FREEMARKET Role - Freedom to co-produce futures peoples wants
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    What would world miss without Danny Boyle

    Danny Boyle's Opening of the London Olympics was the smartest billion person broadcast that humanity's future histories have ever enjoyed. It shone light on UK innovations to such markets as nursing and healthcare, childrens literature, the worldwide web and mobile telecoms, and even the industrial revolution exciting to value for the greatest advances in the human lot.

    The net generation is facing changes even greater than the industrial revolution, and irreversibly sudden worldwide. So knowing Keynes conclusion that economics is how peoples futures are designed and media chooses how many people are freely included in designing these futures is critical

    Next youth collaboration challenges

    There is no reason why 2010's access to million times more collaboration technology cannot be the most productive time for worldwide youth. But as the first book on the net generation predicted in 1984 the opportunity to design such futures needs the smartest of old broadcast and new interactive media not the dumbest. Compare what Berners Lee intended for the www in 1990 and what has been spun the last 20 years and the risk is the web will be reduced to an invitation of mass media destroying its unique education and productive possibilities.

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    Today among mass media in west, only the BBC has the resources to debate the future histories of society and world service in the deepest ways needed.

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    Danny's previous films -eg slumdog millionaire - fit nicely into celebrating the fact that those challenged by the most urgent needs are making the mobilising the most exciting innovations of collaboration technology.

    His relationhsips with the African charity Dramatic Need can linkin with s.Africa's world leadership of free universities supported by partners of Mandela including Richard Branson

    Economics can be designed as a public service (as well as an open space for how innovation resolves conflicts between people connected by the same issue but with passionately rival ideas) by and for everyone. This isn't what happened in the west as the television age accidentally turned public servants into public managers, and access to future design to the most short-term soundbiters.

     

    200/4 Barbara Parfitt

    FREEMARKET Role - Unacknowledged heroine of affordable healthcare and community job creation

    What would world miss without Barbara Parfitt?

    Recommended peoples purpose of healthcare -affordable so that nobody dies before their time as a joyfully active contributor to business or society - depends on communities celebrating nurses. To deeply understand the possibilities we celebrate understanding the inspiration of Barbara's project of ending nurseless villages.

    Having spent most of her life out of Glasgow training as many nurses for the National Health Service as anyone, Barbara decided to become the practice leader of the Grameen Nursing College in Dhaka Bangladesh - the flagship collaboration project of social business healthcare which Dr Yunus first announced to the world in his Laureate speech 2006

    Next youth collaboration challenges

    As many worldwide youth as possible need to know how and why to advocate for the end nurseless village project as being the most pivotal of all Girl Power projects. It can create tens of millions of jobs for young women who would otherwise be underemployed, or in developing countries married through dowries or other mechanisms that dont empower a human being to develop her own greatest talents

    Tens of millions may be an underestimate the more we look at how mobile technology can change total education and health systems. For example village girls can now take mobile ultrasounds around village ,mothers to be so that the ten per cent in danger at birthtime are identified ahead of time. More at www.grameenhealthcare.com

    There is ample research to show that vocationally-motivated nurses know how to run more affordable healthcare than lawyers or non-medical administrators. When it comes to doctors and pharmaceutical companies the relationship needs restructuring to take full advantage of the order of magnitude more time that nurses spend with patients and in empowering communities to develop peer to peer knowledge.

    Case reference ask for the process a life in the day of a boy with hemophilia which helped to bring together all uk connectors of this specialist community of practice more joyfully as well as more economically.

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    Norman foresaw how the first net generation designed healthcare as pivotal to creating 3 billion jobs - especially the billion jobs that arise from ensuring that every global village is capable of healthily and productively sustaining children born there

    Norman's 1984 survey on healthcare international in The Economist -better quality at an eighth the cost hasn't been followed up purposefully. Time to update it with what we now know digital hubbed communities can prevent, detect and advance wellbeing,

    The nice thing about celebrating nurses and networks searching for extremely affordable healthcare is that it advances open source practices and brings down degrees of separation on life critical information searches in ways that make the most value multiplying uses of tim berners open architecture of the worldwide web

    Further reference- ask chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk for notes on applying emotional intelligence to nurses visions of the NHS - a collaboration project of the EU knowledgeboard.com sig on emotional intelligence which chris was volunteer origin of during its first 3 years of knowledge sharing

     

    Sir Tom Hunter- 200/3 leaders of 2010s -youth's most productive generation

    FREEMARKET Role - Unacknowledged Hero Investing in Changing World Summits

    What would world miss without Sir Tom Hunter

    Without Scot Sir Tom Hunter's initial funding, Its not clear that Bill Clinton would have got started with his various global stages starting each UN year off with world development commitments by the great and good

    Most of the impacts of Clinton Global networks may be more indirect than direct :

    The UN cant reach the bottoms its most supposed to help without grassroots partners and youth mediating. In fact if you want revolutionary experiments go do them and invite UN to join them in once you've got a local entrepreneurial revolution ready to replicate

    Next youth collaboration challenges

    Clinton global university in 2012 has come up with an interesting ideas- ask 7 youth region groups across usa to come up with Q&A of economics

    As Clinton hasn't reciprocated on Scottish end of hunter foundations' goals, we need to!

    Hunter Foundation: Effect positive, long-term cultural change to deliver a ‘can do’ attitude initially in Scotland via major investment in, largely, educational programmes. Why?The more enterprising the nation, the more economically stable it becomes providing the necessary funds to deliver for all.Education is the ultimate change agent in achieving this end goal.

    Norman Macrae Foundation www.yclub100.com next actions

    We are interested in helping Friends of Scotland make sure that all the movements that hunter invested in Clinton starting connect through Scottish youth entrepreneurs and other places that entrepreneurial economics began precisely because the peoples and place weren't a favorite capital of top peoples summits

    Its a pity that the number 1 entrepreneurial revolution alumn of scottish universities - sir fazle abed- never met Tom Hunter while he was the UK's wealthiest philanthropist especially as both se education as the change that begets al other changes

    download more profiles of 100 collaboration leaders of 2010s = youths most productive decade

    Scots are one of lead connectors of pro-youth economics because:

    firss nation in modern times to lose independence to a finacial scam - in fact adam smith's work appears to be motivated by preventing this fate impacting other nations

    developed community mediation processes as way of negotiating with those who would rule over people

    1843 founded the journal aimed at ending hunger and capital abuse of youth- queen victoria asked the journal's network to help her end empire and start up commonwealth

    as a small place win-win world trade - and innovations capable of sustained improvement of the human lot  is regarded as the best a Scot can be. Our heroes include Fleming's penicillin, Livingstone's mission networks , Logie Baird's tv ...

    if the worldwide was to design an emotional intelligence test for 11 year old and for 18 year olds on mediating pro-youth economics, which books would you use - we'd love to hear from anyone voting for either keynes general theory or The Economist's centenary autobiography published in 1943 - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

    With our auld entrepreneurial allies the French, Grameen Scotland is one of the top 10 search spaces of yunus10000.com - which seeks to prove that 10000 NetGen youth sharing and acting on the yunus pro-youth economics mindset can grow the worldwide economy faster than any 10000 bankers can collapse it

    Scotland's lead projects include:

    Journal of pro-youth economics and Social Business- edited by adam smith scholars- a commitment by glasgow university at the interdenpencce weekend 4 july 2010 sponsored by norman macrae family foundation and celebrating with youth the birthday wishes of dr yunus 7th decades ; on the other side of the Atlantic Norman Macrae Foundation's main contribution is to the Yunus student entreprenur competitions format - a 12-year collaboration among hundred of usa's porest univetsoties aiming to go stateswide fo year 2012-13- see news at http://jobscompetitions.ning.com/ - as 6 generation's of media and mediation experts our favorite youth celebration project is coordinated by Monica Yunus out of New York http://www.singforhope.org/ . NMFF also sponsors youth's leading book clubs on pro-economics including Yunus2050 bookclub, Krugman End Depression Now Bookclub, MIT Innovations Financial Inclusion journal club. Remembrance parties co-hosted by NMFF alow peoples to searc out their nation's number 1 pro-youth economists and job creators

    the virtually free nursing college   a worldwide partnership in ending nurseless vilages whose knowledge is led by the senior practitioner of training nurses of galsgow caledonian- virtually free university movement was pioneered by mandela partners out of s. africa and its lead coordinator is http://www.taddyblecher.com/ - another top 10 scout for actioning yunus10000.com

    the 21st C scottish entreprise vision of sir tom hunter- the entrpreneur who fuded the start up of the clinto global initative

    French projects include:

    the number 1 social business portal and events organsier http://www.danonecommunities.com/

    the most seriuos attempt to make social business finds a capital investment category - see graeencredit agricole

    the most active peoples network for collaborative action of milennouj goals http://www.convergences2015.org/

    the number 1 world service model for broadcast media http://www.africa24tv.com/

    the number 1 benhmark for loans that end unemployment in europe http://www.adie.org/ who have spebt many years helping the eu understand bottom-up community banking with the help of over 500 banking volunteers mainly from BNP bank 

    the number 1 pro-youth dialogue being led by a european presient or prime minister

    france (HEC-Danone-Schneider) and scotland (Glasgow Caledonian) were the first 2 nations to appoint full social business chairs


    http://www.grameenfoundation.org.uk/ see also http://www.grameenfoundation.org.uk/media/grameenscotland/Donation%20Form_GSF.pdf - partners cluster=

    The Scots have always defined the purpose of economics as investing in next generation's productivity out of every community - as we believe does the French Entrepreneurial school of economics

     Join our Dr Muhammad Yunus Economics Supporters Club at Facebook - see the US Congress demand for Dr Yunus to testify as genius economist at www.grameeneconomics.net 

    Leading Pro-Youth Economists

    Scot Adam Smith

    Scot James Wilson

    Cambridge's Milton Keynes 

    Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian Muhammad Yunus

    Glasgow University's most inspiration living alumn ? Sir fazle Abed -

    Please tell us of your place's leading pro-youth economists chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk linksperson for Norman Macrae family foundation- The Economist's UG

    Other elading search spaces of Yunus10000.com include:

    Japan - no nation ever offered more exciting pro-youth economics models than Japan in Q3 of C20 without which Asian Pacific Centiry would not have started up

    Partners of S.Africa's free university movement

    Friends of JobsCompetitions:  around MITand across the 100 most collaborative pro-youth universities of usa

    Champions of http://grameengreen.com/ and angel networks if branchless cashless banking

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    1984” Book of The Future

    Published usa: April 2, 1985 ; uk 1984 (as 2024 Report)
    THE 2025 REPORT: A Concise History of the Future 1975-2025. By Norman Macrae. 258 pages. Macmillan. $18.95.Published UK 1984.
     
    WHEN a new President was entering the White House at end of 1988, he found himself confronted by a frightening situation. At his first major briefing from the Central Intelligence Agency, he learned that the most politically influential general in the Soviet Union had been bombarding his colleagues in the Kremlin with memos arguing that they should take advantage of their temporary position of strength and pursue a much more aggressive foreign policy, on the assumption that if they set the West a series of deliberate challenges an inexperienced American administration would be bound to run away from them.
    All very scary, but fortunately there were members of the Politburo who were equally alarmed. One of them, Andrej Borovsky, sent a secret message to the President revealing that he and a group of colleagues planned to take power, but they could only hope to succeed if they had American support. Once their coup had succeeded, they would move as quickly as possible to introduce an open society and a free-market economy.
    A cool customer, Borovsky. He had even thought things through to the point where he was skeptical about the likely benefits of economic aid; he was convinced that the part played by the Marshall Plan in the recovery of West Germany had been exaggerated, because ''it was the do-gooders' best excuse for explaining why brutal free markets worked.''
    If his letter sometimes makes him sound suspiciously Westernized, it is not altogether a coincidence. Norman Macrae, who conjured him up, has been deputy editor of The Economist for the past 20 years, and almost everything in ''The 2025 Report'' has a touch of the breezy hyperconfident manner that that journal generally favors. Mr. Macrae is an old hand at the game of economic prophecy, and it should be said that he has had some outstanding successes in his time; he was one of the first, for example, to predict the postwar rise of Japan.
    On this occasion he foresees a happy outcome. The Americans take a gamble on Borovsky, and ''the glorious and almost bloodless Russian counter-revolution of 1989-90'' is followed by a long period known as ''the gunboat years,'' during which the two superpowers exercise an increasing degree of global hegemony. This is frequently denounced as neo- colonialism, which it is - but it is also the only effective way of policing a world in which many states are ruled by despots who might well turn out to be crazy enough to use nuclear weapons.
    Meanwhile, the Third World is still desperately poor, there is a looming possibility of conflict between North and South, and finally in the year 2005 a new American President who is called Roberta Kennedy (and how one wishes she weren't) sounds the alarm. Viewers throughout the world are invited (by a Nobel Laureate whose exceptionally joyous nature turns him into a curious tv star) to participate in a two- way television symposium, and several million tap in suggestions on their terminals. After computers have sifted the good ideas from the dross, the result is the creation of the ''Centrobank,'' a body empowered to supply the poorer countries with enough new foreign exchange to insure internal growth ''at the fastest possible non-inflationary pace but not by one penny faster.''
    The Centrobank system is not only a triumphant success; it also leads to a rapid decline in the importance of governments, and of the nation state. And at this point Mr. Macrae switches from political science fiction to socioeconomic prediction; the rest of his book consists of a survey of the kind of world he thinks we can expect by 2025 if freedom and rationality are given a chance.
    It will be a world of unprecedented abundance - thanks to such things as crop engineering, microbial mining, the cultivation of ''single cell protein'' - and a world of unprecedented freedom, in which people will be able to live more or less where they choose and ''telecommute'' to work. Children will be able to start work, if they want to, as soon as they have taken their ''Preliminary Exam'' (on average, at the age of 10 1/2; along with reading, writing, computer and so forth, the subjects tested will include ''emotional balance'' and ''civilized living''). Adults who have been studying or enjoying their
      
    Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business , Future of Capitalism
    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20080521/oplede_wednesday.art.htm
    Nobel Prize winner Yunus has a new idea for attacking poverty through capitalism: Enlist companies whose mission is to change the world.
    By Alan M. Webber, 21 May 2008 

    Muhammad Yunus has already changed the world once, which is why he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. By creating the Grameen Bank and using microfinance to improve the lives of the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh, he demonstrated a transformational model for eliminating poverty.
    Now he's playing an even bigger game: Yunus wants to transform capitalism. Of course, he'd never be so confrontational as to come out and say that. A story he told me while we were recently together in Sweden describes not only Yunus' mission but also his method.
    The way he tells the story, every time a new head of the World Bank is named, he calls Yunus. When James Wolfensohn became World Bank president, he welcomed Yunus to lunch and began to quiz him about his recently announced goal for reducing — and ultimately eliminating — poverty.
    "I understand you intend to lift 100 million people out of poverty," Wolfensohn said.
    "That's right," Yunus told him.
    "Don't you think that's a little overly ambitious?" asked Wolfensohn.
    "No," said Yunus. "We've looked at the numbers and we think we can do it. But," Yunus went on, "if you think it's too ambitious, what do you think is a better number?"
    When Wolfensohn didn't answer, Yunus offered a number.
    "10 million?"
    Wolfensohn shook his head. Too low.
    "20 million?" Yunus offered.
    From Wolfensohn's reaction it was clear that number was still too low.
    "How about 50 million?" Yunus asked.
    Wolfensohn seemed pleased by that number.
    "That sounds about right, " he said.
    "OK," Yunus told him, "you do 50 million and I'll do 100 million."
    And that's how you win the Nobel Peace Prize: by making peace with the powers-that-be, the keepers of the status quo, rather than by declaring war on them.
    Yunus is using the same mild-mannered approach in his campaign to transform capitalism. On the one hand, as an economist and, now, a banker, Yunus embraces the discipline of the market. On the other hand, he believes that profit-maximizing companies turn complex human beings into one-dimensional creatures, devoted only to making as much money as possible. Pure-profit maximization is bad for people, for the environment and, ultimately, he argues, for capitalism, since it places unsustainable demands on the system.
    But if unfettered capitalism has its shortcomings, so does out-and-out charity. Yunus sees charity as a bad bargain for both those who give it and those who get it. Rather than providing a path to self-improvement, charity relieves recipients of the responsibility for their own betterment. And those who give charity find themselves writing a check every year for the same problem, without any expectation that it will ever be solved.
    Finally, Yunus takes a hard look at corporate social responsibility and finds little to love there, either. In fact, it is the worst of both worlds. It gives companies permission to operate as pure-profit maximization enterprises, then allows them to feel a little better about themselves by writing checks for charity. Nothing fundamental happens to improve the lives of billions of people who are doomed to living in poverty.
    Which is not to say that there isn't a solution — a brilliant solution as proposed and already tested by Yunus. The answer to the profit maximization vs. charity dilemma is to create a new hybrid option: the social business. A social business must operate in the marketplace and earn the support of real customers who pay real money to buy a real product. At the same time, a social business has a social cause, not just a financial goal.
    Yunus can identify myriad such causes; they exist wherever there is an unserved population. A social business could provide health care to those currently left out, feed malnourished children, provide clean drinking water to communities, or offer insurance to the uncovered.
    Social businesses have investors — but they're neither hoping to maximize their profits nor writing off their investment as a charitable gift. The first profits from a social business go to paying back the investors. Once they've recouped their investment capital, investors forsake additional returns. Instead, profits from the social business go back into the business, to help even more people. Think of it as capitalism with a human face.
    Yunus has test-driven the idea of a social business in a partnership he forged with Danone, the French food producer called Dannon in the USA. A joint venture between Grameen Bank and Dannon has produced a yogurt social business producing a tasty product for the children of Bangladesh. Yunus reports that, in less than 18 months, two cups of the fortified yogurt per week dramatically improves the health of malnourished children.
    What's particularly exciting about Yunus' campaign for social businesses is how timely it is. Americans, in particular, are hungry for this kind of hybrid thinking. Foundations are looking for social entrepreneurs to whom they can give grants. But social businesses offer foundations something beyond grants. Social businesses will offer solutions that work in addressing societal problems and, at the same time, create solutions that are self-sustaining.
    Statistics show that in the USA, 115 non-profits are formed every day, as young people look for ways to go beyond making a living to making a difference. Americans want a new option for making real change, one that runs like a business and delivers real help to needy people.
    Muhammad Yunus' social business idea offers a vehicle for doing both. It's the kind of creative economic thinking that could earn Yunus a second Nobel Prize — this time in economics.

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    Nobel Prizewinner's Wake-Up Call For Banks Sky News - Ed Merrison - ‎May 27, 2010‎ Muhammad Yunus told Sky business presenter Anna Jones the financial system should be redesigned so it no longer denies low-income households a chance to ...

    Yunus poised to move Grameen Scotland forward in July Social Enterprise Live - Claudia Cahalane - ‎May 26, 2010‎ Muhammad Yunus – who set up Grameen Bank to tackle poverty in Bangladesh – will take part in new talks about Grameen Scotland this July, he said last night. ...

    Sunday, November 3, 2013

    Caledonian tries to extend its brand through yunus to new York

    GCU New York https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&q=glasgow+caledonian+new+york&oq=glasgow+caledonian+ne&gs_l=hp.1.0.0j0i22i30l9.2862.11166.0.14243.21.17.0.1.1.0.346.3204.1j9j6j1.17.0....0...1c.1.30.hp..4.17.3059.dlcMfVGqO94

    Welcome to GCU New York, the home of a distinctive Scottish presence. Scotland is renowned worldwide for the quality of its education and entrepreneurship, and now Glasgow Caledonian University plans to bring a range of its executive education programmes to New York City.

    GCU New York will initially offer a range of non-credit and non-degree-related executive education programs and masterclasses in key areas of strength, including the business of fashion, luxury brand management and finance and risk management. Following the granting of a charter by the New York State Education Department, GCU New York will offer a range of postgraduate programs including courses from the ground-breaking GCU British School of Fashion which was launched in London earlier this month.

    The University's Chancellor, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, is one of the world’s most decorated citizens for his pioneering work in micro-lending and alleviating world poverty, and aholds America’s highest civilian honours – the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    As well as satellite campuses in New York and London, GCU has partnerships in Oman and Bangladesh (the Caledonian College of Engineering and the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing), and associations with universities in North and South America, South Africa, the Middle East, India and China.  The University, which can trace its origins back to 1875 through its founding colleges, also has a strong international presence at its main campus in Glasgow, with more than 100 countries represented among its 17,000-strong student body.

    Underpinning Glasgow Caledonian University’s wide range of activities is its deep-rooted social conscience and commitment to the ‘common good’ enshrined in its old Scots motto ‘For the Common Weal’.  This commitment is manifested through the University’s community outreach programs in Glasgow and its satellite campuses, and will be an important feature of GCU’s presence in New York City.

    In Glasgow, for example, student volunteers work with more than 7,000 children and 2,400 parents through the award-winning Caledonian Club to help improve access to higher education, while a similar scheme operates out of GCU London.

    Glasgow Caledonian University has also facilitated bringing the Grameen Bank micro-lending system to the UK – the lending scheme pioneered by Professor Yunus which has helped lift millions of people out of poverty worldwide – and which now operates in around 100 countries, including Grameen America in New York.  In Bangladesh, the University supported the establishment of the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing to provide educational opportunities for rural young women from Grameen families, to raise nursing standards to international levels and to help develop local communities through outreach activities.

    GCU is also a signatory to the United Nations PRME initiative (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and is the first Scottish university to join the UN Global Compact, the largest voluntary corporate initiative in the world.


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    Sunday, October 21, 2012

    Glasgow is first city in the world to publish journals on social business - 2 of them
    see www.journalofsocialbusiness.com and http://www.westburn-publishers.com/social-business/social-business.html

    you can also join our ning for discussing past and future content at http://josbnet.ning.com
    5:37 pm edt 

    Greetings from The Centre for Development (CfD) Scotland.

    We are delighted to inform you that as usual we are organising a Celebratory Reception Event in honour of Nobel Peace Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus who will be installed as the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University next Friday. The celebratory reception will be held on Saturday, 27th October: 2.00pm to 5.00pm at a local Hilton Hotel function suite.

    It is our further pleasure that the event will coincide with Muslims' Holy Eid Festival which is on 26th October. The event will allow us exchange of Eid Greetings amongst us, including Prof Yunus, his family and a number of guests from Bangladesh, Europe and America.
    You are well aware that in 2007 The Centre for Development (CfD) took the initiative and successfully connected University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University with Prof M Yunus and Grameen organisations in 2008 and 2010. It is a matter of pride for all of us that he is now the Chancellor of a British/Scottish university.
    5:25 pm edt 

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    extracts from a branson linkin conversation

    Take a sledgehammer to conformity

    Richard Branson
    Richard Branson
    Founder at Virgin Group


    Spent time in Washington DC earlier this week at the BAI conference and did a small question and answer session with a number of leading bankers before my main talk on stage. They asked me all sorts of questions, from how best to motivate and manage people, through to why did Virgin get involved in banking in the first place. A few in the room thought it was a very un-Virgin industry to be in - too staid and boring. I explained that's just why we wanted to get into it: our way of doing things can create a real difference for customers and staff.

    One of the more thought provoking questions was regarding the role the branch network has in today’s fast-moving world of internet banking and new technology. In the UK we acquired 75 Virgin Money branches with the acquisition of Northern Rock. While many in the room were unsure of the long-term position of the branch or bank, I said I thought it was a key part of our promise to make banking more personal and trusted.

    Traditional banks have a transactional in and out model, which does not help create feelings of trust and good communication. We want people to stay, linger and enjoy being part of our club - both customers and community. The Lounges are about building relationships with customers - destinations customers want to spend time in rather than a cold, functional and transactional place you have to go to and can't wait to leave.



    I have said before how I took a sledgehammer to the glass screens in our ticket offices at Virgin Trains - as I did not want our customers and staff separated in that way. In our banks you do need security measures for some transactions but there is no reason why the majority of services can't be done face to face, with a human touch.

    We have introduced Virgin Money Lounges in Edinburgh, Norwich and Manchester - where you can check your emails, read the paper and have a cup of coffee. We want our customers to feel special and so we have started to look at how we can make these lounges feel more like our airline clubhouses.

    That is not to say new technology doesn’t have an important role (quite obviously, as I am blogging about this on LinkedIn!) However, it can be in conjunction with human conversations. While many people do a lot of their banking online, I believe personal interaction has a key place in banking - and business for that matter - today. Getting rid of branches completely would be a back step in the wrong direction. What do you think? Should banking disappear from our high streets? Or can we have the best of both worlds?

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    • DeleteChris Macrae

      Chris MacraeI am extremely interested in cashless banking - getting a country's regulations right on that will determine nations that grow and wither for generations to come. we have a study club - using mit innovations 2011 issue 4 on financial inclusion - linkin if you want to joinjust now

    • David G. Seidel

      David G. SeidelI provide a custom look with wood furniture for smaller banks that want there own identity. A comfort or individual look for each location with some commonality but totally different from the big chain banks, transaction look like Richard suggested. It works my customers are growing there smaller banks.6 seconds ago

    • Leon Maliniak

      Leon Maliniakcontinued...and DR. ROYAL RIFE which was proven to cure CANCER back in the 1930's using only radio frequencies. How can I write to you more directly2 minutes ago

    • Leon Maliniak

      Leon MaliniakSir Richard, I had the privilege of acting as a lawyer for Virgin in a case in Montreal involving WORLD ON EDGE. I have tried to contact you several times to discuss an initiative I am spearheading to investigate a particular form of "alternative" science based on the work of NIKOLA TESLA and DR. RAYMOND ROYAL RIFE which was proven to cure CANCER way back in the 1930's. How can I write to you more directly4 minutes ago

    • Shaun Grudgfield

      Shaun GrudgfieldI agree with Ed C, there is a place for more personal approach in some areas of the banking industry. Where a lot of providers have moved to the online model we have lost the inter-personal relationship with our bank managers and staff that can make a vast difference. Bringing back this level of service may help some customers better understand their financial decisions leading to great awareness of their financial position.11 minutes ago

    • Sebastian Lightly, CMA

      Sebastian Lightly, CMABreaking comformity is more than just painting a wall purple and throwing in some cool chairs, it is a cultural difference and comes from within the company, the outside facing front of the company should simply be a natural extension of the core values and culture - this is where Virgin differentiates itself from the rest of the pack. RBC has been making some great chnages to its branches, but at the core the company is basically the same with the same mindset, policies and attitude - this isn't changed as quickly as redecorating the branches.19 minutes ago

    • Mark Loosley

      Mark LoosleyThe desire to drive down cost has been at the expense of face to face business interaction. The fundamental fact is that people buy from people, when that is acknowledged and with the right values attached success is the result!26 minutes ago

    • Frank Strickland

      Frank StricklandI have seen generations go to the same banks for ths very reason, the human factor. Although many of the small banks do not as of yet have all of the technology of their larger counterparts, they do seem to have what you and many others are looking for, the personal touch. This was a very large part of success in business of the past. Could it be that we are learning to take a step back to see farther ahead?41 minutes ago

    • Adam Hawkins

      Adam HawkinsSurely as the banking brand grows the "personal touch" will fade as with most banks. Are the staff going to be able to facilitate what you have set out in the inception. I like the ethos behind it but I think the demand will outweigh the supply and people will use the branches for boosting their egos and free coffee.... hey what do I know am just a young man with a music shop!42 minutes ago

    • Cindy Dunston Quirk

      Cindy Dunston QuirkI believe we can have the best of both worlds. Visionaries believe it can and will happen and will be the first to adopt the new business model. Nay-sayers will be the ones who are perfectly happy with being treated the way they have always been treated in the banking world....as a bother the employees have to endure as a part of their day.50 minutes ago

    • Ed Cohen

      Ed CohenSome banking functions really benefit from a face-to-face meet, such as loan applications. But the majority of transactions, such as deposits and withdrawals, can be handled faster and better mechanically. I love that I can deposit small checks like rebates to my checking account using just my smart phone. Saves energy and cuts down on pollution, too.56 minutes ago

    12:25 pm edt 

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    more from house of parliament on freedom of people and banking
    Early day motion 403

    FINANCIAL EXCLUSION

    That this House recognises that people on low incomes are often excluded from mainstream financial services and that many have poor financial literacy skills, which makes them more likely to end up in debt; notes that this exclusion leads to a reliance on door-step lenders, pawnbrokers, payback stores and payday loans which come with vastly inflated levels of interest; and calls on the Government to take action to provide greater access to free money advice services, regulate high-interest lenders, promote alternatives such as credit unions, and ensure that everyone has access to a basic bank account.

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    Bottomley, PeterConservative PartyWorthing West16.07.2012
    Campbell, GregoryDemocratic Unionist PartyLondonderry East05.09.2012
    Clark, KatyLabour PartyNorth Ayrshire and Arran17.07.2012
    Corbyn, JeremyLabour PartyIslington North16.07.2012
    Crausby, DavidLabour PartyBolton North East16.07.2012
    Crockart, MikeLiberal DemocratsEdinburgh West07.09.2012
    Cunningham, AlexLabour PartyStockton North03.09.2012
    Davidson, IanLabour PartyGlasgow South West03.09.2012
    Dobbin, JimLabour PartyHeywood and Middleton03.09.2012
    Durkan, MarkSocial Democratic and Labour PartyFoyle16.07.2012
    Francis, HywelLabour PartyAberavon06.09.2012
    Galloway, GeorgeRespectBradford West03.09.2012
    George, AndrewLiberal DemocratsSt Ives16.07.2012
    Glindon, MaryLabour PartyNorth Tyneside17.07.2012
    Hancock, MikeLiberal DemocratsPortsmouth South07.09.2012
    Harvey, NickLiberal DemocratsNorth Devon10.09.2012
    Hermon, LadyINDEPENDENTNorth Down06.09.2012
    Hopkins, KelvinLabour PartyLuton North17.07.2012
    Jackson, GlendaLabour PartyHampstead and Kilburn03.09.2012
    Lavery, IanLabour PartyWansbeck04.09.2012
    Leech, JohnLiberal DemocratsManchester Withington03.09.2012
    Llwyd, ElfynPlaid CymruDwyfor Meirionnydd05.09.2012
    Long, NaomiAlliance PartyBelfast East12.09.2012
    Lucas, CarolineGreen PartyBrighton Pavilion17.07.2012
    McCrea, Dr WilliamDemocratic Unionist PartySouth Antrim04.09.2012
    McDonnell, JohnLabour PartyHayes and Harlington16.07.2012
    McKenzie, IainLabour PartyInverclyde05.09.2012
    Meale, AlanLabour PartyMansfield04.09.2012
    Morris, DavidConservative PartyMorecambe and Lunesdale04.09.2012
    Pugh, JohnLiberal DemocratsSouthport06.09.2012
    Qureshi, YasminLabour PartyBolton South East17.07.2012
    Ritchie, MargaretSocial Democratic and Labour PartySouth Down16.07.2012
    Robertson, JohnLabour PartyGlasgow North West03.09.2012
    Rogerson, DanLiberal DemocratsNorth Cornwall04.09.2012
    Rotheram, SteveLabour PartyLiverpool Walton05.09.2012
    Sanders, AdrianLiberal DemocratsTorbay05.09.2012
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    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Can Norman Macrae Foundation & Grameen Help Youth Grow nations such as Scotland, Japan, Americas, Africa, Bangladesh - or ning with us at city or regional levels at http://yunuscity.ning.com

    I first got interested in how to brand nations in late 1980s while authoring the first complete book on branding - world class brands. The book caused me no end of trouble as i was working at price waterhouse coopers and it effectively proved that the whole global accounting of intangibles, goodwill not to say transparency, win-win-win models and sustainable exponentials had taken a wrong turn- even after the disgrace and closure of andersen, anyone who has studied the brookings inquiry on unseen wealth will know we are still ruled by big brother metrics that destroy youth's freedom to be productive quicker and quicker

     

    can scotland as a nation that invented ecionomics as the way of debating what system designs would prevent desruction of youth futures help now that its university system is being turned bottom up with yunus's chancellorship

    clearly if you see that nations can only sustain growth if they invest in youth's future productivity then liberating youth practice around yunus through social busienss competitions and scaling that up across your state or nation is the only whol game youth have to play

     

    you can help with a test case - what advice do you have for branding scotland www.grameenscotland.com round its best contributions to yunus and youth

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    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Anton Muscatelli, Principal Glasgow University, Yunus Institute of Social Business
    Yunus History at Glasgow University
    -delivered Adam Smith Lecture 1 December 2008 as part of 250th anniversary celebrations of Adam Smith's  The Theory of Moral Sentiments , while Sir Muir Russell was Principal. Anton Muscatelli became Principal and Vice Chancellor In October 2009. On 4 July 2010 Anton signed Memorandum Of Understanding with Dr Yunus to make Glasgow University and Institute of Social Business. This makes Glasgow unique in the world in having 2 university partnerships with Dr Yunus (Glasgow Caledonian has Yunus Centre partnership formed by Principal Pamela Gillies and Yunus Social Busienss professor of healthcare Cam Donaldson)

    wikipedia on Anton Muscatelli:
    Professor Muscatelli succeeded Sir Muir Russell as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow in October 2009.[6] One of his first actions was creation of a post of Senior Vice-Principal, with responsibility for internationalisation, a key aspect of his strategy for the University.[8] He also put forward proposals to the University Court which would see the University's current nine faculties restructured into four Colleges: College of Arts, College of Biomedicine, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and College of Law, Business, Social Sciences and Education [9] The plans for restructuring have since been approved and will be in place by August 2010. Such structures already exist at other universities in the UK, including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dundee and Edinburgh.

    Anton Muscatelli was born on 1 January 1962 in Italy to Ambrogio and Rosellina Muscatelli.[2] His father, who was head of a shipping company, relocated the family first to Holland and then to Glasgow.[3] Anton was educated at The High School of Glasgow, at the time a publicly-funded grammar school, and the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. (Hons) in Political Economy (1984) and took a Ph.D. in Economics (1989).Professor Muscatelli has been a consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission, and was a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Secretary of State for Scotland from 1998-2000. Since 2007, he has been an adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on monetary policy, and in 2008 he was appointed to chair an independent expert group for the Calman Commission on Devolution, set up by the Scottish Parliament and led by the Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Sir Kenneth Calman. This includes experts from the UK, Europe, and North America. He chaired the Research and Commercialisation Committee of Universities Scotland in 2007-08 and from 2008-2010 is Convener of Universities Scotland and Vice-President of Universities UK. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2001, and of the CESifo Economics Research Institute in Munich in 1999.


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