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the all time laureate of the economist's entrepreneurial revolution genre is SIR FAZLE ABED

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 this offers a guide to 30-36 of humanity's greatest collaborations in sustaining families and children- we welcome your nominations -our guide links hundreds of cases and partnerships which are indexed at


NEW DOWNLOAD starting Glasgow Cop26 November on road to Guterres UNSummitFuture 2023 -are these the 36 most exciting COLLABORATIONS of SDG GENERATION? (As tech wizards do their thing with Artificial Intel how do we make sure BRAC COLLABS deep data mapping is included?)

you can download one page ppt abedgamechanges.pptx with links to 36 of the most collaborative partnerships empowering billion women to build sdg asia 

You can compare abed with are other top51 world class jobs players of human advancement- - search by player's name eg ABED GRANT NIGHTINGALE STANFORD SMITH NEUMANN EINSTEIN GANDHI  ATTENBOROUGH SCHWAB FEI-FEI LI  YIDAN

japanese silicon valley friends of abed helped him launch bracnet in 1996 - while its true that the combination of solar and mobile changed the possibility of developing places previously excluded from electricity grids i am not so sure whether dr yunus telephone girls were the biggest story-

- back in 1996 brac already had nation wide service/supply chain organisations in 5 dimemesions -the rural agricultural and cratsfs ones being called brac 3nterprises - health food security education partering plarforms as well as finance- it wanted to digitalise the information dewspearely -when you think about recording transacrions such as supplying 50 cents birthing kits (the current wholesale proce of brac's kit for village mifwifes) the amount of manual record keeping needed heroic work by every staff member of brac - it was only the hardest working service staff i have ever seen that could manually record such data-

as you can see from the 2014 report reproducedbelow digitaliising brac's launch of city bank aimed at supporting particularly 2nd generation vilage families. and small eterprises was a huge project for bracnet

yes its true for a decade the best village franchise a women could get was to be the mobile phone box and walking yellow pages for the 60 people she met weekly in her brac circle - but once everyone started to get phones its not clear where that led grameen - (yes indeed grameen phone was bangladesh's biggest company but two thirds owned by telenor most of its business was no different than any other mobile operator to get a nations first licence - yes the first licence it got underpaid the governmet by about 100 fold because some consultant had got the size for mobile customers 100 times wrong!)

i  first visited grameen in 2007 and the idea of bank a billion cashless was absolutely yunus main desire we smapled 10000 dvds of his leadership team interviews who were all revved up around that belief the week in 2008 that the nobel judges came to celebrate yunus and bangladesh youth -if you will pay for postage i can send you a dvd as we kypt 1000 for libaries 

- i talked for houts to his tech director kazi islam (whome abed had headhunted from working with ck prahalad in michigan prof of bottom billion marketing) who desperatly wanred to achieve yunus dream but what happened at brac was steadily different

it wasnt until 2012 that brac had found all the partners for launhiing cashless banking for a billion unbanked or underbanked - the model bill gates has endorsed as the wizardry of fintech for the poor only rivaled (possibly by what went on in china around jack ma's alipay - a model now controversial as china does want american stockmarkets to own its rural digital banking) - and as the attached 2014 report even this launch was as much about internal supply chain records now going digital omstead of manual

if you think i am wrong in my reporting - i suugest you look at the partners of bkash - many started with yunus but moved over to brac as they wanted to lojg term improve tech and co-create; they even broight in the founding tech wizard from kenya's mpesawhich arguable wqas nearer to being a stand alone consumer financial service but even mpesa is complicated owned by vodaphone foundation and with safari parterships orinally being rhe sypply chain?

From early 1960s my father's (Norman Macrae) Asia Rising surveys offered distinctive future capitalism models (rural keynes for villages, supercity multi-win trade for hi-tech sme value chains) in The Economist argued that the 60+% of humans who are Asian and had been colonised due to way white empires applied engines - from 1972 fathers' entrepreneurial revolution & future history series debated why all communities would need bottom-up microfranchising to balance big government and big corporation if we want every community next child is born into to be a place where youth livelihoods thrive

the all time laureate of the economist's entrepreneurial revolution genre is SIR FAZLE ABED

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 this offers a guide to 30-36 of humanity's greatest collaborations in sustaining families and children- we welcome your nominations -our guide links hundreds of cas4s and partnerships which are indexed at


NEW DOWNLOAD starting Glasgow Cop26 November on riod to Guterres UNSummitFuture 2023 -are these the 36 most exciting COLLABORATIONS of SDG GENERATION? (As tech wizards do their thing with Artificial Intel how do we make sure BRAC COLLABS deep data mapping is included?)

you can download one page ppt bedgamechanges.pptx with links to 36 of the most collaborative partnerships empowering billion women to build sdg asia 

You can compare abed with are other top51 world class jobs players of human advancement- - search by player's name eg ABED GRANT NIGHTINGALE STANFORD SMITH NEUMANN EINSTEIN GANDHI  ATTENBOROUGH SCHWAB FEI-FEI LI  YIDAN

here is a summary of the main economics stories connecting abed glasgow ; help us tell other stories on how abed formed the world's largest ngo partnership , and who is multiplying his legacy where - after 50 years of empowering asiam women villagers from 1972 and responding to worldwide partnerships through university and internet from 1996 , sir fazle died 20 dec 2019

story 1 after going as teen from east pakitan to study naval engineering at adma smith galsgow's university, abed cmlmmbed to be leading asian ceo for royal dutch shell; but in 1970 when a cyclone killed a million of his compatriotsd he decided to end his contract with shell- by 1972 he was spendong his life savings of 15000 poinds building 15000 homes for 100000 vilagers; while oxfam ranked this the most effective project ever seen- abed was mortified- as soon as he walked through vilages he found mothers dying every week of starvation and infants dying of lack of clean water- so he sdtarted designing micrfrancise busiensses vilage moters could make profits from while solving last mile health and food security needs; he now had a metavilage lab to find partners and test vilage busienss solutions; tahts how he started connecting partners across all 5 dinemsions - health, food, finance , education 100% productivity of women-empowered communities- in bangladesh vilages in 1992 meant no electrivcity grids ; all networks person to person; for teh first 25 yeras all brac partnerships needed to want to pilot solutions to end this extreme poverty

story 2 chiense vilagers faced similat chalenges and need for women to be as productive as men; while there were no financial positions in each other , solutions of brac and china were open sourced - ultimately the vast majority of all extreme poverty in asia well over a billion people came from etehse exchnages; abed said he was lucky - the chiense wanted solutions like oral rehydration that his country's cholera lab had discovered but not known how to get illiterate mothers to appluy- brac's employye number 3 was the wife of a chiense american whose main job in early 1970s was to transfer last mile health solutions to china; in the late 1970s UNICEY announced yera of chiold compoetitions- brac enetered oral rehydration and won the main prize funding to scale nationwide ; james grant went on to extend brac franchised solutions on oral rehydration and conteunental scale vaccination as unicef's biggest achievement of the 1980s as well as brac's; in this way brac had within 13 years of startup scaled across almost all of rural bangladesh and its knowhow was shared across china villages; strangely because india and myanmar were historically opponents to muslims models of rural keynesiansm first reported in The Economist as invented by Japan , Taiwan, Korea south developed bangladesh and china but not so much India and Myanmar or west pakistan the other major peoples of the south asia coastline west of asean

3 game of 2 halves - from 1996 solar and mobile started to connect villages- so abed could extend collaboration platforms for second half of his 25 yeras- who wanted to partner with digital solution ; how could universities join in? it is not always well understood that abed had 4 different value chain partnerships to lead on behalf of womens sustained livelihoods

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during 1986-2008 abed focused on designing 14 nation leading enterprisies and agricultural nation like bangladesh needs to integrate around the poorest as well as other natioal leaading institutions brac university, brac bank; he had been asked to share his solutions worldwide probably as early as 2000 by mrs steve jobs; but he needed to take time to find the optimal second brac international headquaretrs (a bangladesh ngo cant fundraise for international services); after piloting offices parterships in usa and Uk he settled for netherlands as his main HQ - there are a lot of reasons why this became an optimal choice- how many can you thinks of -

abed's last 12 yeras - 2007-2019 is when i was privileged to visit bangladesh up to twice a year - so the global collabs he formed in his last 12 years particularly the goal of 100 asian university partnerships each designing at least one huge scaling solutions all asian grads could share are a focal interest of abedmooc as are the final collab platforms bottom right which abed asked friends to make his legacy

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abedgamechanges.pptx 36 of collaboration's truest orbits and most exciting goals to unite peoples 

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asian development bank facilitates multiple summits for asians and word to learn from women empowerment's 2 greatest cases of ending extreme poverty 2010-171 - china and bangladesh


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All%20%28for%20book%20binding%29%209x6.pdf download 3+ years of inspirational speecehes of vice chancellor vincent chang charged with fazle abed's most precious collaboration legacy brac university; challenging time abed died of brain cancer dec 2019; then covid hit; now putins war threated food markets oif the poorest meanwhile brac uni studnts lok to form the wprld most exciting sustainability goals partnerships or platforms - vibcent's trem may end from march 2023 - if you have hi level questions on whats next i alwys recommend son shameran abed (abed interconncetd 5 value chians in helping women build nation through every vailage up


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while the education and health stories amaze me most from 16 trips to nbangaldesh the opportunity to match lead tech partners ofen depends on finance'sleaps - that's where shameran is responsible for the whole in ways that none of the rest of abed's family seem likely to have such long expereinces in

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101ways-generation.docx 101 ways education can save the world WHAT IF WE DESIGNED LIFELONG LIVELIHOOD LOEARNING SO THAT so that teachers & students, parent & communities were empowered to be ahead of 100 times more tech rather than the remnants of a system that puts macihnes and their exhausts ahead of human life and nature's renewal 2016 is arguably the first time thet educatirs became front and centre to the question that Von neummn asked journalist to mediate back in 1951- what goods will peoples do with 100 times more tech per decade? It appears that while multilaterals like the Un got used in soundbite and twittering ages to claim they valued rifghts & inclusion, pubblic goods & safety, they fotgot theirUN tech twin in Genva has been practising global connectivity since 1865, that dellow Goats of V neumnn has chiared Intellectual Cooperation in the 1920s which pervesrely became the quasi trade union Unesco- it took Abedian inspired educations in 2016 ro reunite ed and tecah as well as health and trade ; 7 decades of the UN not valuing Numenn's question at its core is quite late, but if we dare graviate UN2 aeound this digital coperation question now we give the younger half if the world a chnace especially as a billion poorest women have been synchronised to deep community human development since 1970

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)
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 - 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 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

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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 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 est1984 or the economist's entreprenerialrevolutionstarted up 1976 with italy/franciscan romano prodi

help assemble card pack 1in time for games at cop26 glasgow nov 2021 - 260th year of machines and humans started up by smith and watt- co-author, networker foundation of The Economist's Norman Macrae - 60s curricula telecommuting andjapan's capitalist belt roaders; 70s curricula entreprenurial revolution and poverty-ending rural keynesianism - library of 40 annual surveys loving win-wins between nations youth biographer john von neumann


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