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Ma-Lee - book club of readers of Ma trilogy by professor lowrey Tsingua

welcome - this is the most urgent forum space of august 2016 - expect it to changeout of all recognition - to participate please make sure you are doing at least one of these things

  • reading the first book in lowrey trilogy - the ali baba way
  • one of the other do nows listed below

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related references

MOOC: ValuingYouth

portal for student alumni of ALiresearch

World Record Jobs: 5000 Global Yoyth Opportunity 2016-17: eg this ning's win-win quests between alumni of Ma and Lee

10 sites of china leaders quest class of 2016 -eg visit changsha city where mao grew up and today's metahub of quarter of a billion girls livelihood search

visit beijing's mooc building but only after friending active alumni of tsinghua lowrey's aliresearch circles

helping china's quarer a billion girls livelihood movement with research lowrey needs so her seciond book helps friend of jack ma or of sir fale abed understand each other

pereparing to make the 18th september summit at the un caled by the edcuatuion commission the most gamechanging event leapfroging coders have ever linked in - the un or anywhere

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Ten days in bangladesh and china resulted in slices of  great good fortune. Interview with sir fazle abed revealed connections he wants most in world is with jack ma's taobao vuilage ecommerce movements . This is now  the number 1 job creating intervention in our world ofd post-indsutrial revolution. 
Meanwhile in China we found the lady most trusted by Jack Ma to link in millions of students. Lowrey now leads relevant bottom up entrepreneur currcicula out of Tsinghua - Yuxuan's Alma Mater, and is mentored by Columbia Uni's Nobel Lauteate of Small Entreprise economics. 
The Extraordinary Ying Lowrey: in 60s one of china's barefoot doctors; ... in 00s worked for US office of advocacy us small busineess adninistraion  -is mentored by noble economics lautreate columbia universsty edmund phelps; since 2012 returned to china tsinghua university to be ma's main connector with students and transparent bioghrapher of how his coding systems work; she co-founded us-china entrepreneurs assoiciation and was vice president of san diego chinsese association - her doctiorate in economics was from duke university - she graduated in maths from wuhan university - more at Ma-Lee - book club of readers lof Ma trilogy by professor lowrey Ts...  - i would suggest coordnating inquiries to lowrey through yuxuan that way we can maximise other connecftions we have been advoied to make through tsinghua including johns wolfram alumn there and the former presient of brookings introduction to brookings at tsingua

charmingly most of lowreys triilogy of books on jack ma are co-edited chapter by chapter by different students- yuxuan can you ask any of the folowing students to contact you = Chen Liang, Fang Ruonai, Xiang Songlin, Dong Youying, Huang Lingling, Quan Tao, San Xiaoyn, Kang Lili

 if they have time so we can work out how to multiply their connecdtiosn with ali researchers and Changsha hub of QuarterBillionGirls (QBG)

here is an extract of a chapter co-written by lowrey and students

GRASSROOTS STARTUPS ARE WAY TO EXPAND EMPLOYMNET - chapter 8 of The Ali Baba Way by Sun Xiaoyu. Xiang Songlin, and Ying Lowrey 


Ever since Thomas Moore described Utiopia around 1500, people have never stopped aspiring to and criticizing such a Utoipia. IN Chinese, the term is synonomous with a kind of fantasy land. If there is a utopia in the labkir market, what kind of work would people do there?


Since the time Ali Baba was founded it has consistently maintaiined a low barrier to entry for people who create startups on its platform. It doesnt charge fees for listing a storefront. It conducts routine training of store owners, public self-policing, convenient supply-chain services, and grassroots financing that is based on integrity capital. These things have enormously lowered the risks of starting up a biusiness. They have made it possible for a large number of people who have little expereibce and no capital and who otherwise would not have been able to start their own buisnesses. Star comoanies have been founded by an extrordinary range of people from students to handicapped people to formerly unemployed people to rural immigrant workers. Their sucecss stories have encpouraged even more people to start up their own businesses which is pulling up employment figures of socuety at large. Ali Baba has therefore created jobs of a whole new kind in the new economy.These are different from old forms of employment in distinct way -internet employment has provided jobs in particular to vulnerable segments of the population. It has served as a force for more equal employment opportunities  and improving social equality in general. The Taobao net e-commerce platform could indeed be called a utopia of real world employment markets.


in China of 2011: e-commerce entered a new stage of fast paced and scaled up growth that can be seen notably in 3 specific respects. First websites grew expoenetially in the area of B2C and consumer C2C e-commerce. Second, small and microenterprise use of e-commerce expanded rapidly. Third a large group of enterprises engaged in traditional forms of goods curculation now began a powerful entry into the realm of e-commecrce. In 2013 China's ecommerce exceeded 10 trillion RMB or 12.5% of GDP. It is projected to grow annualy at rate of 35%.

================= more on urgent connections of next 6 weeks race to sustainabiloity
As any reader of Keynes last chapter of General Theory knows, pre-digital economists locked in what future is possible to generate out of any place in expoentially spiraling ways. Therefore this mail is first in a short series on why it is mathematically consistent to argue that borderless sustainability istelf depends more on youth in developing ma and sir fazle friendship than anything the UN on its own can do. Of course our young chienese friends would welcome fixing personal tours to china to anyone who wants to connect their work and optionally become an intercity ambassador to QuarterBillionGirls (if you are conversant with John Von Neumann's worldview its highly likely that he would propose the motion that the 4 most valuable languages every under 30 now needs to speak are chinese, english, ma's system language and abed's system  language). In open spacing this logic, QBG seeks to be  China's leading peer to peer sustainability livelihoods/opportunity network. Back in spring at Sir Fazle 80th burthday party, an agreement was proivisionally made with sir fazle abed's family to offer leaders similar suistaiability adventire eearning tours round brac.  
Our global girls movements will be issuning tons of reserach and opportunity learning sightings proving the friendship hypotheses of this mail but right now we invite you to help to form a small group of people who will make this happen from west to east, and east to west. 
Basically the Ma-Abed meeting wont hapen in time without us helping make it happen - and the deadline is septmber 18 (still to be chcked but  because on this date the UN's definitive moveneyt on future of education will be launched; jack ma is a commissioner of the report; gordon brown (un envoy) team have asked for our help linking in sir fazle who by accident they left out from promoting top 30 educational revolutionariues
The un launch of education commissioon is free to attend - sunday night of 18 september - detail below. I phoned john kiehl yesterday We have agreed this coming week to work out which of his friends and new york contacts wants as direct connection with ma alumni or abed alumni or both- and how this interfaces with his search for extreme coding (mit, wolfram, marinez ... etc) and system conflict resolution champions (beck including mackey and beck's most active husband and wife team based in san diego - note lowrey also served there and her main economic mentor is the nobel peace laureate for small engterprise economy at Columbia U).

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Great and we would be honored to have Sir Fazle attend the event - he is more than welcomed and our communications team can work with him for an op-ed or web feature as well around launch time 


Dear Professor Lowrey


Yuxuan and Amy's Friends (eg John Kiehl New York, Ian Ryder UK,::  Mostofa Dubai and Bangladesh, Maurice Rome, Vatucan University Youth) and I are trying to work out how to maximise win-wins between pro-youth markets designed by Jack Ma and Sir Fazle Abed


the education commission -launch at UN on 18 september appears to be a huge opportunity


If you (or your New York economics friends) see how this or other spaces can empower young people's opportunities to help linkin and celebrate such world record job creators. please tell me at any time. 


Outside of Bangladesh, I cannot recall a meeting as inspiring as that with you last weekend.


- China and Female Capitalism must-needs save youth's global village planet 


sincerely chris macrae 

PS Regarding your urgent work finishing book on financial inclusion relevant to Ali Baba, rural ecommerce designers and others concerned with poverty-alleviation by girls job creation, Sir Fazle Abed's son Shameran directs BRAC across its microfinance systems.   Reference BRAC 2015 report and English-language contributions to the book produced to celebrate Sir Fazle Abed's 80th birthday.

Dr Ying Lowrey

Book 1 Ali Baba Way

Book 2 Financial Inclusion


Includes TaoBao Platform

Big data for small enterprise

Biannual entrepreneur summit Beijing

(Rural development interests track bvack tio being a barefoot doctor in the 1960s)


From 2012 Economics Prof, School of Social Sciences Tsinghua

Deputy Directir Tsingua Center for Chiense Entrepreneurs

Senior Researcher Tsinghua Institute of Innovation Development


Resarch interestrs include economics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the internert and platform economy, modern microfinance marker, business demographics,…


Previously in Washington D C senior economist, office id advocacy, Small Busineess Administration –also teaching courses at GWU as assistant oprofessor and San Diegio State University as instructional professor

Co-founder United States- China Entrepreneurs Assiciation

Vice President San Diego Chinese Association



Professor Baumol and I have organized annual meetings on entrepreneurship held by the Amerucan Association of Economics, and in 2008 he came ti China to participate in symposiums at Hangzou and Wuhan. He introduced me to several nobe laureates in economics incding Professor Phelps at Columbia


In 2013 Professor Phelps book : Mass Flourishing – How grassroots Innovartion Createwd jobs, challenge and change confirmed my resiolve to study grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship. Phelps meticulously edited my 2014 paper at Villa Mondrgine International Economics Seminar in Rome

Young economic section


XXVI Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar Tor Vergata Economics Foundation - FUET University of Rome Tor Vergata 1-3 July 2014 “Anaemic Europe: How to Achieve Dynamism and Mass Flourishing"


14:15-15:30 Social Justice, Employment and Mass Flourishing Sala degli Svizzeri Chairman: Paolo REBOANI, Italia Lavoro Speakers: Patrizio BIANCHI, Emilia-Romagna Region and Ferrara University and Laura RAMACIOTTI, Ferrara University, “Good Economy in action. Reflections on the earthquake in Emilia: schools, institutions and communities” Ying LOWREY, University of Tsinghua "Growing-By-Unleashing Grassroots Entrepreneurship: How Alibaba Creates Jobs and the E-Commerce Ecosystem" Juan SOLA, Buenos Aires University, Innovation and Mass flourishing: The Latin American Experience Frederick GANNON and Vincent TOUZE, U. Le Havre & EDEHN; Sciences Po - OFCE, Paris, "Pension rules and implicit marginal tax rate in France"


Chinese e-commerce giant - Alibaba Group is an e-commerce site that connects Chinese suppliers with buyers at home and abroad. Today, Alibaba Group is involved in a variety of Web businesses. Its most important elements are its online retail sites: Taobao Marketplace, a large commerce site; Tmall, an online marketplace for name-brand retailers like Apple; and Juhuasuan, a daily deals site similar to Groupon. The company is also affiliated to mobile payments service called AliPay, and it has investments in online video, mobile messaging and cloud computing, among other businesses. The company that started in 1999 by Jack Ma, a former teacher from his apartment in his hometown of Hangzhou, now employs 24,000 workers at its headquarters in Hangzhou and elsewhere, with 25 separate business units. 


Alibaba Products: 

Alibaba has built a massive e-commerce business without selling even a single pair of jeans, washing machine, or book. What it sells instead are consumers, and it sells them in groups to retailers who pay for clicks, keywords, ad views, and sales. 
Unlike Amazon, Alibaba itself does not sell and ship items to customers. Instead, it acts as a kind of online bazaar where merchants as small as local vendors and as large as Nike can sell their wares. Alibaba makes money mainly by convincing these sellers to place search ads on its website to reach more potential customers through keywords (like Google) or by charging a commission on some transactions (like eBay). The company also makes money by selling premium memberships, cloud computing services and access to analytics data.


How does Alibaba make money? 

Alibaba has already been called so many things–the Amazon of China, the biggest IPO of all time, the harbinger of a new Internet era—that it can be hard to pin down exactly what Alibaba does and how it makes money. 
A recent Forrester Research report called Alibaba ―the world’s biggest digital ecosystem.‖ That description provides a pretty good indication of its sprawling operation. About 84% of the company’s revenue comes from its China commerce businesses, such as Taobao and Tmall sites. International commerce accounts for 12% of the top line, while cloud-computing and Internet infrastructure represents 1.9%.  
On the consumer side, Alibaba operates Taobao, which works much like eBay, and Tmall, which brands like Apple and Uniqlo use to reach out to an estimated 302 million online shoppers in China. Taobao, which does not charge transaction fees, makes money mainly through advertising purchased by traders who use the site. Many traders spend money on advertising to make their products more visible, because there are more than 800 million pieces on Taobao. While almost anyone can become a seller on Taobao with little cost in advance, Tmall is the most exclusive site. Trademarks and authorized distributors pay the deposit to open storefronts after going through a stringent verification process.  
It runs AliExpress, a site to connect consumers outside China with exporters, and a group shopping site, Jujuasuan. Its flagship site,, handles wholesale business-to-business commerce, a huge market that neither Amazon nor eBay yet dominates online. It has a small business-to-small business marketplace, And it offers cloud computing in the style of Amazon Web Services. Alibaba is also tied to online payments giant Alipay and is used for buying products across Alibaba’s sites.  


Success Mantra: 

Chinese are tight-fisted. So Alibaba made all the basic services it offers free to both buyers and sellers. It earns money through online advertisements and extra services it offers clients, such as website design. The second is that many Chinese are reluctant to trust strangers. So Alibaba has provided tools to build trust. One is an independent verification service through which third parties vet the claims made by sellers; the sellers pay for the process. Another is the Alipay payments system, which takes money up front and puts it in an escrow account. Vendors can be sure that payments made through it will be honoured.  


Number Games: 

But don’t just believe the rhetoric. Believe the numbers. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the combined transaction volume of Taobao e-commerce marketplace and Tmall reached $240 billion last year. That’s triple the size of eBay Inc., and more than double the size of Inc. 
Sales across Alibaba’s consumer marketplaces were $296 billion over the past year. By comparison, eBay in 2013 sold $76.5 billion in merchandise, only about $5 billion more than Alibaba sold on mobile devices alone. Total payment volume on Alipay in 2013 was $519 billion, more than double PayPal’s total of $180 billion in the same year.    


Data Driven: 

The sheer volume of commerce moving across Alibaba’s many platforms means the company likely has the most comprehensive and most detailed picture of consumer behaviour in the largest consumer market on the planet—a market whose spending power continues to grow. With great depth and breadth of visibility into consumer behaviour, Alibaba will be able to assemble a highly detailed profile of its consumers — which allows it to become much smarter and sell far more.  


Global Perspective: 

Alibaba does a huge amount of business—and compared to Amazon, it does business much more efficiently. Unlike Amazon, Alibaba doesn’t own its own inventory. Its marketplaces handle the selling, not the stuff itself. Even Alibaba’s logistics operation exists to coordinate deliveries, not to make them. Through its cooperation with 14 strategic delivery partners, Alibaba uses more than 950,000 delivery personnel. It also has more than 980,000 cloud computing customers. The company also has more than 342,000 small businesses taking out loans from the company.  
Alibaba has so far managed to achieve profit margins. In its most recent fiscal year, Alibaba’s net profit margin—net profits divided by revenue—was greater than 44 percent, a figure that has climbed steadily over the past few years. Amazon’s net profit margin in 2013, by comparison, was less than 1 percent. Net margins at Google and Apple last year hovered at just above 20 percent.  



Jack ma’s vision of making Alibaba reach its pinnacle of success can be estimated when he states that ―There were three reasons why we survived. We had no money, we had no technology, and we had no plan. Every dollar, we used very carefully.‖ The company’s breakneck growth in China shows no signs of abating, and Alibaba also has plans to compete on U.S. shores. In September, 2014, Alibaba launched its IPO. The company raised $21.8 billion when it priced its IPO at $68 per share, making it the largest offering in U.S. history. That opening price puts Alibaba’s overall valuation at almost $230 billion, more than Amazon and eBay’s valuations combined.   
Many questions still dog Alibaba, like concerns about corporate governance, China’s uncertain regulatory environment, and competition from other Chinese internet behemoths. But what works in Alibaba’s favour is the  depth and breadth of data that puts it in the same league as the biggest U.S.-based tech platforms. 


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1 Investing in Girls Sustainability Goals
1.1 BRAC -how to build 100 million person rural health service with a 20 million dollar loan and girl empowerment other most amazing stories of the world's largest NGO- join the week long celebration between academic alumni of jack ma and girl empowerment epicenttre BRAC 30 sept 2018 - queries 

1.2 BKASH 3 since april jack ma has taken 20% partnership 
1.3 China Capitalism (CC)
1.4 Project Everyone
2 ValuingYouth
2.1 partners of 7 billion peoples' S-goals-Goal 17
2.2 end poverty -Goal 1
2.3 end hunger - Goal 2
2.4 healthy, lives - Goal 3
2.5 Quality Education - Goal 4
2.6 Gender Equality -Goal 5

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Entrepreneurial Revolution - an investigation started at The Economist in the 1970s as to whether intergenerational investments in future systems would empower the net generation to be exponentially sustainable. Surveys of the next 40 years asked questions of 2015-2025 such as:

Would the global financial system be designed to sustain or collapse local communities?

Would 2015-2025 be the under 30s most exciting and productive time to be alive as they linked in sustainability of the human race.  Would the parts of the Western hemisphere that advanced the industrial revolution's empires demand that its politicians, professions and academics "happily get out of the way of the sustainability generation being led by the half of youth living within 3000 miles of Beijing"?

POP -Preferential Option Poor

Would every community's most trusted practitioners be educator, health servant and banker.

What would be the top 50 MOOCS that freed access  of action learning of sustainability goals as worldwide youth's most joyful collaboration through way above zero-sum models of wporldsocialtrade? This web makes the cases that the Abed family needs to be youth's number 1 hero to MOOC with - we always love to hear who your vote for number 1 MOOC is -text usa 240 316 8157 family of unacknowledged giant


100 links to BRAC

wanted - ideas on how anywhere could unite in celebrating good news of collaborating with brac

tools worth a look

help worldwide youth  networks action learn how curriculum of BRAC makes one of top 10 networks for womens livelihoods

defining question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

youth world of 2013 most exciting curriculum??


top 30 twelve minutes presentations


1 the billion girl club - how the first billion teenage girls of the 21st century mentored each other in learning a living, and regenerating all 4 hemispheres

2 how open technologists helped nursing to become the most trusted grassroots information networkof the 21st century, and saved the affordability of healthcare and nutritition for everyone

3 how community clean energy microfranchises became the number 1 educational curriculum that the chinese authorities invited the world to co-blog

more coming soon

4 cashless bank-a-billion -a project of the global banks with values network

5 orphanage networks as the world's most inspired jobs agency network and home of financial literacy mooc

6 bottom-up EAgri: designing a collaboration portal on the top 30 crops that need to be mobilised by local value chain maps so that hard working nutrition workers are sustainable however small their farming assets and however variable a particular season's climate

7 what do BRAC's barefoot professionals linkin so that village organisations are collaboratively resilient whatever nature-made or man-made disasters popup


Special child health, nutrition, family and educational development series:

*The First 1000 Days



*Choices to make the first 2 years after primary

BRAC has more staff grounded round the child and parent-eye view of these challenges in the poorest communities than anyone else. Their collaboration knowhow is as valuable as body of knowhow that I have come across in studying societies' value multiplying needs in over 40 countries

Ideas on freeing media to cenebrate the pro-youth economic models which richest need to learn from poorest to genenerate the:

  • next billion green jobs
  • next billion family/community sustaining jobs
  • next billion open technology jobs most worthy of our borderless and interconnected futures


contribute to survey of world's other favorite moocs-40th annual top 10 league table

  • 1) e-ME
  • 2) 6 week tour of grameen curriculum and uniting human race to poverty museums
  • 3) 6 week tour of brac curriculum and mapping microeducation summit for post 2015 milennium goals

send votes to , Macrae Foundation

  • 4) 6 week tour of africa's free university and entrepreneurial slums
  • 5 what to do now for green energy to save the world in time
  • 6 nurses as 21st world's favorite information grassroots networkers and most economical cheerleaders more



  • 7 how food security as a mising curricululum of middle schools can co-create more jobs than any nation can dream of
  • 8 pro-youth economics and public servants
  • 9 celebrating china as number 1 creditor nation
  • 10 questions worldwide youth are asking about what was true last decade but false this decade because that's what living in the most innovative era means



at 301 881 1655 love to hear from marylanders who can contribute to MOOC valuing net generation as age of conscious capitalism

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