comments - eg thank you for progressing Norman Macrae's last pro-youth economics projects - transparent celebrations of bangladesh bottom-up economics are helping 10000 youth to design suitably grounded youthworldbanking systems for increasing productivity - and exponential sustainability - of the net generation by 10 fold. This builds on maps that dad first argued for in The Economist Entrepreneurial Revolution Survey Xmas Day 1972. For bangladesh updates of this open knowledge network see http://www.considerbangladesh.com (the last part of dad's asian century series that began with consider japan in 1962) ; for updates on worldwide leaders of pro-youth economics see http://www.wholeplanet.tv . For reasons why we believe Adam Smith and James Wilson - and in view of James' last banking project in Calcutta: commonwealth leaders of the Royal Family- would approve of last week's installation of Yunus as chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian, the Free Nursing College Social Economy model, and Tesco's partnership in opening up Grameen Bank out of Youth-Free parts of Europe - see http://www.grameenscotland.com
HG Wells - civilisation is a race between education and catastrophe:
coming how do the 51 years of alumni of fazke abed poverty aleviator collab match up with 76 years of the united nations - we map abed top36 hunicorn networks - being networks whose purpose is so life crital nobody wants to exit investment or politically quarrel over just replicating their services and improving access to their action learning
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Andrew Rosenthal — @andrewrosenthal – An MBA student at Harvard Business School, Rosenthal is often found traveling between Boston and San Francisco. While he’s the business developer for Massive Health, he also tweets closer to home as one of the co-founders of Harvard’s Startup Tribe.
Cat Portner — @cport31– Winner of Babson’s Last Plan Standing competition, Portner’s getting ready to revitalize her family’s former business and is launching a brewpub and Craft Beer Test Kitchen in Alexandria Virginia. Cool? Yes. Even cooler? She said the team plans to hold taste testings in Boston to highlight all they’ve been working on. (We’re there!)
Alice Francis — @aliceefrancis – An MIT Sloan MBA Candidate, Francis is also the managing director of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Beyond being a self-proclaimed “gravitational wave and photon enthusiast,” why wouldn’t you want to be friends with someone who helps dole out $100K worth of cash?
Jonathan Follo — @JonathanFollo – With 32 followers, you might ask, “Why Jonathan Follo?” Beyond being a “pop culture nerd, runner and sports fan,” we’re jazzed to follow his blog through March Madness. This is also his Twitter background –
What more do you need, really?
Hugo Van Vuuren — @hugovanvuuren– Van Vuuren is a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a fellow at the Berkman Center For Internet & Society. He’s also a co-founder of the Experiment Fund, designed to support student startups and give them the resources they need to build on their visions.
Michael Messina — @michael_messina – Messina is getting his graduate degree in urban planning at Tufts, and what you might remember him for is his role in Interactive Somerville, where he created the Green Line Challenge as part of his thesis. He offered three free one-month T passes to whoever developed the best idea for the area around Gilman Square, and has been looking at how crowdsourcing and social media can help move urban planning along. If he has answers to fixing the MBTA, you should probably be following him.
Stephen Douglass – @YoungImpact -- This Babson MBA is the founder of StartUp Scramble, a program that’s recently seen two successful runs at Harvard’s Innovation Lab and Microsoft NERD. He’s also the founder of Young Impact, a program design and development firm that partners with college campuses and companies to activate youth leadership.
Elliot Cohen — @ElliotCohen – An MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cohen helps run H@cking Medicine, a 36-hour event that gives teams the resources to brainstorm, build and hack their way into the healthcare field, awarding $1,000 prizes to those with the most innovative, disruptive and clear vision.
Adam Besvinick — @Besvinick – A first-year Harvard Business School student, Besvinick is an associate at LOWERCASE Capital, an intern at BabboCo and blogging about tech, startups and early stage venture capital at Ventureminded. For all entrepreneurs out there, Besvinick is also advising consumer web startups. Meaning, he’s got a lot of advice he can give.
Monday, November 26, 2012
a selection of active communities mapped by british council as at fall 2012
|Algiers, Algeria||There has been a rise in social problems affecting young people in Algeria in recent years. Issues such as alcoholism, prostitution, drug abuse, and family estrangement are concentrated in...|
|Bhaktapur, Nepal||Bhaktapur is the third largest city in the Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. The Kathmandu Valley, lies at the...|
|Bradford, UK||The City of Bradford is a local government district of West Yorkshire, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. Bradford is a diverse area, with over 40 per cent of its 500,000...|
|Brighton and Hove, UK||The introduction to the Health and Well Being Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2011 states that “Brighton and Hove city is on the South coast between the sea and the South Downs national...|
|Brixton, UK||Brixton is a district in South London with a population of 64,000, of whom 24% are of African and Caribbean descent. The area developed initially after the opening of Vauxhall Bridge in 1816...|
|Cardiff (Women making a difference), UK||The population in Wales is just under 3 million. Figures from the 2001 Census show that 48.4 per cent of the people living in Wales are males and 51.6 are females Economic inactivity in Wales...|
|Cardiff, UK||Cardiff has been transformed over recent years and has reinvented itself as a modern capital city for Wales, building an international reputation for its cultural facilities and renowned sporting...|
|Chakaria, Bangladesh||Chakaria is one of the 465 upazilas (sub-districts) in Bangladesh. It is located on the southeastern coast of the Bay of Bengal, with a population of 409,346. The east side of Chakaria is hilly,...|
|Derry, Northern Ireland, UK||With a population of 110,000, Derry or Londonderry is the second biggest city in Northern Ireland. In 1613 the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the “London” prefix was...|
|Desya Village, Fayoum District, Egypt||Desya village is located about six km west of Fayoum with a population of 12,000. There are many small commercial activities and small projects in the village, such as carpentry shops, telephone...|
|East England, UK||Peterborough Peterborough is a unitary area and cathedral city in the East of England. It has an estimated population of 164,000. There are very few children or young people. Almost 50% of...|
|East London, UK||The Active Citizens programme will be delivered in East London, with the focus largely upon the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham. It is an urban area with a history of...|
|Edinburgh, Fife, and Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK||Five Scottish communities are taking part in an Active Citizens exchange with Nepal; Craigmillar and Bridgend in Edinburgh City, Crossgates and Kincardine in Fife and East Kilbride in Lanarkshire....|
|Enfield, North London, UK||Enfield is located 12 miles away from the centre of London, with good motorway and public transport links. It has a multi-faith and multi-ethnic population, and is home to approximately 280,000...|
|Exeter, UK||Exeter is a historic city and county town in the rural county of Devon, it is situated on the River Exe. The city provides strong industries and services to a sizable area. The largest employers in...|
|Frome, Somerset, UK||Frome is a market town in the north east of the County of Somerset. It is a historic town founded in the 7th century and has many listed buildings. Frome is a thriving hub of local arts and hosts a...|
|Garw Valley, Wales, UK||The Garw Valley is one of three valleys in the county borough of Bridgend in South Wales, UK. The valley has 7,570 residents; approximately 6% of Bridgend’s population. The four villages of...|
|Leeds, UK||Leeds is a very diverse city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire. It has a population of more than 800,000 and is the UK’s largest centre for business, legal and financial services...|
|Misr al-Qadima squatter areas, Greater Cairo, Egypt||Introduction Misr al-Qadima(known as Old Cairo) is a district in the Greater Cairo area. The physical geography of Misr al-Qadimais strongly affected by the area’s long urban and...|
|Mount Elgon, Kenya||This community was hard hit during the post election violence which resulted in violent conflict between communities which previously had lived in relative peace. The post election political violence...|
|Mumbai, India||The group comprised of people from a wide range of backgrounds, including actors, directors, literacy workers, academics and forum theatre practitioners. Everyone in the group had a unique skill set...|
|Nandail Upazila, Mymensingh District, Bangladesh||Nandail is located in the Mymensingh district of Bangladesh and has a population of 328,847. Literacy rates are low at 22.3%, and the main industries in the area are agriculture, commerce and fishing...|
|Ndeffo, Kenya||This community was hard hit during the post election violence which resulted in violent conflict between communities which previously had lived in relative peace. The post election political violence...|
|North and West Belfast, UK||The Forthspring Inter-Community Group (FIGG) is a cross community group in Belfast established the year before the Good Friday Agreement in 1997. The group began as a partnership between the...|
|North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK||North Lanarkshire is the fourth largest local authority in Scotland. With a population of 326,320, the area encompasses the seven townships of Cumbernauld, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Motherwell, Wishaw,...|
|Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK||The Outer Hebrides of Scotland is a chain of islands that stretch for 150 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Within the islands there are many communities, with each of the islands having its own...|
|Shariatpur Sadar Upazila, Shariatpur District, Bangladesh||Shariatpur Sadar is an area of the Shariatpur district of Bangladesh. It has a population of 161,962, which is largely of the Muslim faith. Popular occupations include agriculture, wage labouring,...|
|Sotik-Borabu, Kenya||This community was hard hit during the post election violence which resulted in violent conflict between communities which previously had lived in relative peace. The post election political violence...|
|South Belfast, UK||South Belfast is probably the most diverse area in Northern Ireland (NI) and is also is the term time residence of the majority of students. A socio economic mix is evidenced by affluent areas in...|
|Sreemangal Upazila, Maulvi Bazar District, Bangladesh||Sreemangal is the tea-growing region in northeast Bangladesh, located in the Maulvi Bazar district. Sreemangal has a population of 230,889 with an average literacy rate of 29.8%. The most...|
|St Helens, UK||St Helens, located in the north west of England, has seen many changes over the last 20 years. Once a thriving industrial town, St Helens is moving away from a period of de-industrialisation to a...|
|Walker, North East, UK||The Active Citizens programme takes place in the Walker ward in the East End of Newcastle upon Tyne. Walker has a population of around 12,000 and contains localities which are amongst the...|
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more details on links etc?
if you could share what the collaboration wishes of dc SEA are with this group of people then all of us could have time to think how what you want to linkin connects with what we individually and combinatorially want to linkin
while i will leave people to post their own collaboration wish lists , the reason why i have chosen this group compared with another 80 I could have chosen is mainly that these people have been freshly (last 10 days or so) doing active collaborative things that can grow around yunus main wish which is to share his co-brand with youth's best projects in such a way that whole education systems connect their resources with students permissions in communities that have the greatest problems -thus have the most job creation impacts if the focus is usa or most millennium goal collaboration impact if focus is developing world
-what can be more entrepreneurially economic than the invitation: can you (do you want to) help yunus search youth 10000's greatest job creators or not?
aigerim and giresse represent udc students which is the historically black uni that has promised to stage a dc competition on april 6 - got nearly 500 people including DC mayors office to start thinking what we could all converge ; aigerim is the most experienced of udc students when it comes to yunus competitions having pitched what i thought was a brilliant nexcelerator analysis NeXcelerator Whole plan.docx, 439 KB of what students need for hubs/incubators/accelerators at last aprils atlanta 1000 student meeting keynoted by such people with yunus as obamas main adviser to women- interesting as usaid just today relaunched its womens entrepreneur development program today- I asked a question which 10 people in the audience loved and 90 people hated especially the leader of goldman sachs 10000 women but the usaid coordinator of the event said she needed to think about - so i think we can get some womens entrepreneur pitches ready by april 6 but obviously I am not the right profile to lead this sbnetorwk which I want to hand over to a youth female subnetwork asap
also aigerim and giresse and I and others are meeting holly in thursday and trying to understand how to maximise impact of her bonsai movie among udc alumn
mark has recently spent a month with yunus in dhaka asking what are some of the missing fund opportunities; while he is la based i first met him as a fellow judge of the north carolina statewide yunus competition which is chugging along fine in backing its student winners including sponsoring some including the state wide NC1 Pennies for Progress Fund Raising NC State winner (led by eg Ryan O'Donnell) that was on pro-youth funds to go to yunus global sb event last week in vienna; linked in a circle debate around mark on saturday while he was in dc- at this event yunus sent out one line sumaries saying youth job creating events are the number 1 forward focus
naila has been one of yunus longest co-entrepreneurs at grameen phone as well as running her own womens telecentres business - in principle she is happy to mentor or linkin the most passionate tech students that yunus competition come across-this area is collaboratively make or break across all yunus networks according to my 5 years of research of yunus - rami is an oregon student team leader highly connecetd with all open source medical projects including his own PSU_Open%20Source%20Medical.pdf - that puts sensors on spectacles so that blind people can "see" the same way that robots see
bhuiyan is main connector as well as 12 year developer of yunus /hbu student competitions connecting well over 100 colleges across usa http://www.ofcvc.org/ and now converging design of a new univesity in alabama around this major innovation process- if anyone needs direct permissions across yunus sb competition networks absent of talking to yunus i suggest they talk to bhuiyan; i do know all of yunus main agents in usa well enough to know their different foci -the other most concerned with massive youth collaborations is monica yunus http://www.singforhope.org/ with a 2 million job plan that just needs a bit of expert media mentoring as well as oregon's number 1 winning plan OR1 OSU-STARSports.pdf -links
other very lively student plan areas include sanitation, bioenergy, aquaponics, food deserts, redesigning secondary school curricula particularly where these need to interface skills apprenticeships as different route to life development than academic universities; if you know the top 50 knowhow businesses yunus is in you will see there are many piggyback opportunities from student to yunus to student ; I can only find 2 other people in the world in the middle of so many piggyback pro-youth economics opportunities though I am always delighted to be made better informed
brian who is now at a microinvest fund in bethesda is one of the best connected of those who are recent graduates of the most expensive dc universities who have run yunus microcredit clubs or other networks inspired by yunus through much of their college life- his group had an hour with yunus before yunus spoke to 500 people at udc; i just had dinner last night with the most active local members of brian network ie alex whos started microcredit school clubs in boston age about 15 and is now at the student led dc entrepreneur network compass brian, and alisssa finishing at georgetown and already headhunted by mckinseys
chris belchamber and I may be soft launching a brochure on whch sustainable businees model do you really want to use (and thence how to audt, value it exponential future impacts-opportunities upwards, risks of crashing ) including yunus sb100 sb51 conscious capitalism ray-anderson change a whole industry chain to zero carbon etc; specific next gamechangers - eg cashless banking being last chance most of our nations will have to regulate banks investing in youth not trapping in debt- i believe i know exactly who in the world is benchmarking this but always delighted to share info provided it does no harm as clearly we are in a war over banking as you read this -something my dad's lifetime work at The Economist suggested ways of preventing which have so far not been taken up by the macroeconomists who are currently extracting from people everywhere
all errors in above are mine alone- and thanks - chris macrae dc region 301 881 1655
another 70 student projects worth celebrating especially if they linkin to your practice compasses
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
washington dc 6 nov 2012 - from our yes youth can blog obamauni
- http://yunusyouth.com/ - paradox from yunus speech (celebrating GlasgowcCl chancellorship) - paradox todays youth have unprecedented tech power but most macroeconomists are not investing in them