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under 30s network most likely to help elders sustain the planet

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connects open space china, tsingua, youth conscious architects un, youth networks of 17 goals, vatican intergenerational world championships,  chilicon valley friendships, creative childrens first 20 years of olympiads and asian interests in this, the 4 lanuages confidences any youth concerened with socialworldtrade needs to enjoy - chiense, english, moither tongue and coding, the main colaboration hubs across hemispheres

the world's number 1 leapfrog models and coders of women4empowerment and youth4empowerment and MIT boston and legatum dubai and blum berkeley with the dubai annual search for 100 youth leaders to fund in run up top expo 2020 and coordinated by dubai's 22 yera old minster of youth

; the 50% of humanity living on 1% of planet within 3000 miles of beijing who will ultimately be seminal in all sustainability solutions the world of under30s collaborate around intime- and all partners in development economics mapped round valuing under 30s open everything leadership

from chuck

Chris,

 

Regarding Ashden, I think that they are a good fit with us.  Ashden focuses on sustainable energy entrepreneurs, EmeraldPlanet on 1000 best green practices and Jobenomics on Energy Technology Revolution (ETR) small business and job creation.  I attached a copy of the ETR.  Merging all three templates might be an interesting discussion.   Feel free to pursue with your Ashden associates.

 

Regarding BRAC, I am supporting you, do as you think best.

 

Regarding Trump, Jobenomics supports any candidate (federal, state, local) who is interested in small business and job creation.   Trump’s position as the Republican presumptive nominee does not impact what we are doing.  However, we hope his campaign adds small business development to his big business emphasis.

 

Say hello to Manny and John, and remember to take care of yourself.

Chuck -glad you like  ashden
 
As the ultimate global brand of sustainability and youth job creation partnerships;  things at BRAC future shock me every visit-
HOW YOUTHS MOST TRUSTED BRAND BECAME THE WORLDS MOST VALUABLE PARTNER
  (as i am sure naila can also add detail to given her fashion4development award to sir fazle at un week 2014):
BRAC is on a moores law of value multiplication : the goodwill equity of brac is now four to 10 times larger than 5 years ago due its development of the largest cashless bank in the world that didnt exist in 2010 - not the least because Home | bKash  is now the number 1 small business co-logo all across bangladesh and fortunately we knew (and re-met last week Tania Zaman) then the head of brac brand in 2009  who had been employed to give brac a flexibly coherent identity system 
fortunately global brand partnership risk is the professional genre i developed in 1989 as father retired from The Economist so I need to find the way to offer the abed family pro-bono exponential risk audits to their global brand while they get on with youth empowerment especially on the 1% of the planet where over 50% of people live - confirmed at sir fazle's 80th birthday party as where brac's brand aims to be
 
growth branches spring up around people sir fazle has trusted for a lifetime but sure make the organigram of whom youth need to know first quite complex- fortunately the head of the real and cashless banking system is someone who in 2009 attended our 69th birthday party for muhammad yunus in the company of the bbc's nature correspondent paul rose -ironically i was at primary school with the son of former bbc nature guru david attenborough whose explanation for not mediating climate crisis sooner was very gentlemanly- the bbc offers such enormous power that i dont offer my voice change until evidence is beyond reasonable doubt (um err after the system has tipped to collapse) -such is the bbc mindset; pity it could otherwise have so many opportunities to be youth's greatest valuer
good news:  we were told by the guy who started brac's entry into online learning 11 years ago to come back and make a day of presentations in july - probably timely as bangladesh has launched an elearning nation ;platform and brac has about the only content to ;put on it!
 
consequently the best way to build on sir fazle's kind chief guesting of my father's remembrance party at japan embassy in dhaka in 2012 seems to be to send the family a report with 10 ideas the globalyouthcommunity under 30s most want to open space across the leadership team, the university or wherever the technology wizards are next going to multiply brac's goodwill by the next  factor of 5
 
here is a very rough lusting of 10 for global youth community to brainstorm that needs to be finalised within a week - as often could do with lot of help editing
 
thanks chris
 
3.4 WORLD’S MOST TRUSTED BRAND Partnership DISCUSSION CHECKLIST FOR BRAC
1 Support youth demand for open technology labs  stating up in 3-languages  to search leapfrog partners apps around the world –in Bangla, English, Chinese. 
Link the great youth hubs/hackathons in Preferential Option Poor mobile innovation – eg MIT , Blum-Berkeley, Ihub, Brac Uni, 1776 DC, Dubai internet city, Branson hub Jamaica …
2 Introduce open space and mass viral innovation processes to brac university- and to teachers and public/community servant training courses. Partner other hardest working (geographically disadvantaged) pro-youth universities – eg Sir Fazle Abed’s Alma Mater Glasgow University desperate  to empower 21st c Adam Smith students to join in and fellow alumn Gordon Brown currently the UN envoy for education- transparency footnote amy and brooking annual summit on educators who scale
3 Databank the world’s favorite microfranchise catalogue by market for easy use by educators, students and communities
4 Consider jobenomics tv channel – potentially a co-ownership trust between Bangladesh,  USA and suitable Chinese partner can be co-branded    -transparency footnote amy
5 Consider supporting an association of youth communities founded by under 30s and concerned with tools of borderless friendship eg languages, hackathons … transparency note amy and mostofa and dubai expo 2020
6 Always analyse partnership compound risk exponentials –eg learn from how microcreditsummit spun away from youths goals and Bangladesh as open source knowledge epicenter. Either avoid being annual hero of any one global summit or - consider co-launching microeducationsummit since that can involve everyone in learning is the 21st c economy
7 SD Goal 1-17 see if an on-demand platform such as Sal Khan will partner in a brac edited space and dashboard of sustainability
8 See if Soros, and his ineteconomics youth community, will help quick start goal 1 end poverty curricula – he is and was the closest living mentor of my father
End Poverty Economics MOOC
Preferential Option (action learning with) Poorest Village Mother as Developer of Economy
Bottom-up resilience- always communally within arms reach of poor Maternal, infant, nutritional health
Redesigning value chains Cultural change of income generation and life critical services to community
Microfranchise – Efficient, Effectice, Expandable, Sustaining positive cash flow Financial service founded on the poorest village mother – complete system now at 4 levels of nationwide investment
Infrastructure leapfrogging for the poorest
Firewalling nations and families microeconomy from any macroeconomic systems
Every Sustainability Generation youth linked in to open learning economy and end poverty trust-flows
9 Understand supercity potentials of Calcutta to Dhaka- integrate a regional superport as a tri-country (Bangladesh, India, China) investment process. Have best relationships with the other top 11 supercity youth entrepreneur hubs.
10 Hall of Fame of Job Creating Leaders and Educators. If my father’s work is correct then sustainability youth –and their parents - need to celebrate job creators more than any other hero type. Global Youth Community could develop a newsletter process including nominations to the Abed family and the BRAC could maintain a hall of fame listing. Ultimately open learning and collaboration is the 21st century development economy- action learning multiplies multiplies value in use unlike consuming up things. Sadly all global professions still lock in the non-sustainable industrial age’s zero-sum metrics. Open Learning’s hall of fame of job creators can go beyond the numbers –it can simply make evident how much the old professional monopolies (and the globalisation they big banged)  devalues trust and devalues youth’s futures everywhere.  
Footnote – items with the transparency tag have started to be researched over the last 10 years by Norman Macrae Foundation youth ambassadors Mostofa Zaman and  Amy and her peers.
chris www.worldclassbrands.tv mob 240 316 8157

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2586847 ;

HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2014

HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2014


Andrew Dean Ho 


Harvard University; Harvard University - HarvardX

Isaac Chuang 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning

Justin Reich 


Harvard University - HarvardX; Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Cody Austun Coleman 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jacob Whitehill 


Harvard University

Curtis G Northcutt 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Joseph Jay Williams 


Harvard University

John D Hansen 


Harvard University

Glenn Lopez 


Harvard University

Rebecca Petersen 


Harvard University - HarvardX

March 30, 2015


Abstract:      
What happens when well-known universities offer online courses, assessments, and certificates of completion for free? Early descriptions of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emphasized large enrollments, low certification rates, and highly educated registrants. We use data from two years and 68 open online courses offered by Harvard University (via HarvardX) and MIT (via MITx) to broaden the scope of answers to this question. We describe trends over this two-year span, depict participant intent using comprehensive survey instruments, and chart course participation pathways using network analysis. We find that overall participation in our MOOCs remains substantial and that the average growth has been steady. We explore how diverse audiences — including explorers, teachers-as-learners, and residential students — provide opportunities to advance the principles on which HarvardX and MITx were founded: access, research, and residential education.
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KERRY GLASGOWIS HUMANITY'S LAST BEST CHANCE - Join search for Sustainaabilty's Curricula

Dear Robert - you kindly asked for a short email so that you could see if there is a CGTN anchor in east coast who might confidentially share views with my expectation of how only Asian young women cultural movements (parenting and community depth but amplified by transparent tech in life shaping markets eg health, food, nature..) can return sustainability to all of us
three of my father's main surveys in The Economist 1962-1977 explain imo where future history will take us (and so why younger half of world need friendship/sustainable adaptation with Chinese youth -both on mainland and diaspora)
 1962 consider japan approved by JF Kennedy: argued good news - 2 new economic models were emerging through japan korea south and taiwan relevant to all Asia Rising (nrxt to link the whole trading/supply chains of the far east coast down through hong kong and cross-seas at singapore)
1 rural keynsianism ie 100% productivity in village first of all food security- borlaug alumni ending starvation
2 supercity costal trade models which designed hi-tech borderless sme value chains- to build a 20 million person capital or an 8 million person superport you needed the same advances in engineering - partly why this second economic model was win-win for first time since engines begun Glasgow 1760 ; potentially able to leverage tech giant leaps 100 times ahead; the big opportunity von neumann had gifted us - knowhow action networking multiply value application unlike consuming up things
1976 entrepreneurial revolution -translated into italian by prodi - argued that future globalisation big politics big corporate would need to be triangularised by community scaled sme networks- this was both how innovation advancing human lot begins and also the only way to end poverty in the sense of 21st C being such that next girl born can thrive because every community taps in diversity/safety/ valuing child and health as conditions out of which intergenerational economic growth can spring
in 1977 fathers survey of china - argued that there was now great hope that china had found the system designs that would empower a billion people to escape from extreme poverty but ultimately education of the one child generation (its tech for human capabilities) would be pivotal ( parallel 1977 survey looked at the futures of half the world's people ie east of iran)
best chris macrae + 1 240 316 8157 washington DC
IN MORE DETAIL TECH HUMAN EXPONENTIALS LAST CHANCE DECADE? 
 - we are in midst of unprecedented exponential change (dad from 1960s called death of distance) the  tech legacy of von neumann (dad was his biographer due to luckily meeting him in his final years including neumann's scoping of brain science (ie ai and human i) research which he asked yale to continue in his last lecture series). Exponential risks of extinction track to  mainly western top-down errors at crossroads of tech  over last 60 years (as well as non transparent geonomic mapping of how to reconcile what mainly 10 white empires had monopoly done with machines 1760-1945 and embedded in finance - see eg keynes last chapter of general theory of money); so our 2020s destiny is conditioned by quite simple local time-stamped details but ones that have compounded so that root cause and consequence need exact opposite of academic silos- so I hope there are some simple mapping points we can agree sustainability and chinese anchors in particular are now urgently in the middle of
Both my father www.normanmacrae.net at the economist and I (eg co-authoring 1984 book 2025 report, retranslated to 1993 sweden's new vikings) have argued sustainability in early 21st c will depend mostly on how asians as 65% of humans advance and how von neumann (or moores law) 100 times more tech every decade from 1960s is valued by society and business.
My father (awarded Japan's Order of Rising Sun and one time scriptwriter for Prince Charles trips to Japan) had served as teen allied bomber command burma campaign - he therefore had google maps in his head 50 years ahead of most media people, and also believed the world needed peace (dad was only journalist at messina birth of EU ) ; from 1960 his Asian inclusion arguments were almost coincidental to Ezra Vogel who knew much more about Japan=China last 2000 years ( additionally  cultural consciousness of silk road's eastern dynamics not golden rule of Western Whites) and peter drucker's view of organisational systems
(none of the 10 people at the economist my father had mentored continued his work past 1993- 2 key friends died early; then the web turned against education-journalism when west coast ventures got taken over by advertising/commerce instead of permitting 2 webs - one hi-trust educational; the other blah blah. sell sell .sex sell. viral trivial and hate politicking)
although i had worked mainly in the far east eg with unilever because of family responsibilities I never got to china until i started bumping into chinese female graduates at un launch of sdgs in 2015- I got in 8 visits to beijing -guided by them around tsinghua, china centre of globalisation, a chinese elder Ying Lowrey who had worked on smes in usa for 25 years but was not jack ma's biographer in 2015 just as his fintech models (taobao not alibaba) were empowering villagers integration into supply chains; there was a fantastic global edutech conference dec 2016 in Tsinghua region (also 3 briefings by Romano Prodi to students) that I attended connected with  great womens education hero bangladesh's fazle abed;  Abed spent much of hs last decade hosting events with chinese and other asian ambassadors; unite university graduates around sdg projects the world needed in every community but which had first been massively demonstrated in asia - if you like a version of schwarzman scholars but inclusive of places linking all deepest sustainability goals challenges 
and i personally feel learnt a lot from 3 people broadcasting from cgtn you and the 2 ladies liu xin and  tian wei (they always seemed to do balanced interviews even in the middle of trump's hatred campaigns), through them I also became a fan of father and daughter Jin at AIIB ; i attended korea's annual general meet 2017 of aiib; it was fascinating watching bankers for 60 countries each coming up with excuses as to why they would not lead on infrastructure investments (even though the supercity economic model depends on that)
Being a diaspora scot and a mathematician borders (managers who maximise externalisation of risks) scare me; especially rise of nationalist ones ;   it is pretty clear historically that london trapped most of asia in colomisdation ; then bankrupted by world war 2 rushed to independence without the un or anyone helping redesign top-down systems ; this all crashed into bangladesh the first bottom up collaboration women lab ; ironically on health, food security, education bangladesh and chinese village women empowerment depended on sharing almost every village microfranchise between 1972 and 2000 especially on last mile health networking
in dads editing of 2025 from 1984 he had called for massive human awareness by 2001 of mans biggest risk being discrepancies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations; he suggested that eg public broadcast media could host a reality tv end poverty entrepreneur competition just as digital media was scaling to be as impactful as mass media
that didnt happen and pretty much every mess - reactions to 9/11, failure to do ai of epidemics as priority from 2005 instead of autonomous cars, failure to end long-term carbon investments, subprime has been rooted in the west not having either government nor big corporate systems necessary to collaboratively value Asian SDG innovations especially with 5g
I am not smart enough to understand how to thread all the politics now going on but in the event that any cgtn journalist wants to chat especially in dc where we could meet I do not see humans preventing extinction without maximising chinese youth (particularly womens dreams); due to covid we lost plans japan had to relaunch value of female athletes - so this and other ways japan and china and korea might have regained joint consciousness look as if they are being lost- in other words both cultural and education networks (not correctly valued by gdp news headlines) may still be our best chance at asian women empowerment saving us all from extinction but that needs off the record brainstorming as I have no idea what a cgtn journalist is free to cover now that trump has turned 75% of americans into seeing china as the enemy instead of looking at what asian policies of usa hurt humans (eg afghanistan is surely a human wrong caused mostly by usa); a; being a diaspora scot i have this naive idea that we need to celebrate happiness of all peoples an stop using media to spiral hatred across nations but I expect that isnt something an anchor can host generally but for example if an anchor really loves ending covid everywhere then at least in that market she needs to want to help united peoples, transparency of deep data etc

2021 afore ye go to glasgow cop26-

please map how and why - more than 3 in 4 scots earn their livelihoods worldwide not in our homeland- that requires hi-trust as well as hi-tech to try to love all cultures and nature's diversity- until mcdonalds you could use MAC OR MC TO identify our community engaging networks THAT SCALED ROUND STARTING UP THE AGE OF HUMANS AND MACHINES OF GKASGOW UNI 1760 1 2 3 - and the microfranchises they aimed to sustain  locally around each next child born - these days scots hall of fame started in 1760s around   adam smith and james watt and 195 years later glasgow engineering BA fazle abed - we hope biden unites his irish community building though cop26 -ditto we hope kamalA values gandhi- public service - but understand if he or she is too busy iN DC 2021 with covid or finding which democrats or republicans or american people speak bottom-up sustainable goals teachers and enrrepreneurs -zoom with chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you are curious - fanily foundation of the economist's norman macrae- explorer of whether 100 times more tehc every decade since 1945 would end poverty or prove orwell's-big brother trumps -fears correct 2025report.com est1984 or the economist's entreprenerialrevolutionstarted up 1976 with italy/franciscan romano prodi

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