startup networking INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 1760: adam smith wanted to share the valuable opportunities of emotional intelligence (trust and love) and machines with peoples' communities everywhere- he did not trust london's colonial ways of extracting from earth and peoples so he recommended scots leading engineers to partner US; he also started youth entrepreneurial revolution exchanges between glasgow oxford and paris -which youth can you link in to smith's final industrial revolutions for sdgs - and why not your community's student UNi- post ideas to zasheem ahmed glasgow university union to be zoomed or or #aiforgood and joyfully youth celebrated www saturday nov 6 ,,, be there in consciousness when worlds of youth health climate livelihoods meet for humanity's last best chance


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fazle abed joined glasgow uni engineering alumni circles about 200 years after smith and watt had sarted industrial revolution; for 12 years he progressed to becoming east pakistn's regional ceo for the anglo-dutch oil multinational shell- three events killing a million people all around him changed what he spent the next half century networking - arguably the greatestmiracle ever entreprenurially shared with -bing empowered by billion poorest asian mothers -and definitely sustainability mapping deepest data compasses what if 1945 uniting nations meant putting earth and peoples back together -sustainably the way earth intended;

lets start far north -why are canada and russia so different in terms of their peoples freedoms? both have sparse populations- more natural resources per population than anywhere? both have iced up northern borders but major responsibility for arctic circle;

how did 2 islands- britain and japan colonise so much of the asian continent where over 90% of humans lived- what was their duty to give back from 1945 onward - questions like these were asked from the start of the economist but after world war 2 in this series of surveys of what if peoples redesigned win-wins round mother earth

download latest hunicorns catalogue writes: ever since president kennedy asked the head-fed to explore dad's 1962 survey in the economist, my diaspora scots family has compiled economistdiary ie 60 years -dedicated to our lifelong hero sir fazle abed who partner dec 2019- how did two thirds of humans -asians- end poverty spun by white empires during first 185 years of humans and machines - glasgow nov 2021 is last best chance for what glasgow university watt and smith intended to start up - the sustainable advance of all lives matter




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scottish universities and diaspora scots helped us assemble our lessons thru 27 decades of humanising machine:
decade 1-2 -1760-1770 the games of machines & humans started up round adam smith and james watt;
decade 4 jb say defines entrepreneur as search for economics in societies celebrating everyone's productivity and life
decade 9-10 james wilson births the economist
decade 11-13 bagehot helps queen victoria map commonwealth constitution;
decade 18 19 keynes
the asian two thirds of humanity start to linkin world trade economics
decade 21 japan startup asian engineers economics mentored by deming and rural keynes including us crop science borlaug;
decade 22 from now on four asian island nations and korea's southern pen design rising sun economics
decade 22 bangladesh and chinese village female networks financed to redesign community health systems;
decade 23-26 bangladesh partners leap from economics; decade
so what's up for the 2020s/ .....21st youth's favorite local & global scholarship systems; fav health systems; favorite new monetary systems; missing curricula, translating regional politics of hi-tech hi-trust entrepreneurial revolution
Every decade since 1950s my family has published a genre on this is the most exciting decade to be alive that's been true -as well as entrepreneurially transformative - in that we have interpreted gordon moore's 5G 2020s to 0G 1970s countdown until machines emulate human brainpower analytically but not emotionally as setting deadlines for everywhere at least orbiting in exponentially positive directions on each sdg because norman macrae died in 2010, this is the first decade his family and friends have been without his direct guidance< can you help us? if you go to and search you will find about 100 leaders who we believe are at least approximately on orbits that unite our species in celebrating how our children can be the first sd generation- we need your votes for people from every culture who can join in- we also welcome segmented tours - eg which billionaires are helping most? 2020-Although the virus is a fearsome trial we can at least zoom together, and perhaps get back to one of norman's 2 overall hypotheses: 21st c needs to maximise 3 types of lifelong learning virtual classroom and community frontline service- his other hypothesis written in 1984 metrics on health getting more universally affordable would determine whether we were designing global and local connectivity maps in safe as well as growth for all
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NORTH AMERICA: Canada, Mexico, United States
MIDDLE AMERICA: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City
ASIA/MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh & women, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon/yemen, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore-Asean, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, -Russia- we list twice because most of its land is in asia but traditionally its capital and history is categorised as european
AFRICA: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
OCEANIA: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau (Belau), Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

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Norman Macrae, having survived teenage navigation of RAF planes bomber command world war 2 over modern-day myanmar/bangladesh, joined The Economist in 1949, and retired as the deputy editor of what he called "the world's favourite viewspaper" in 1988. During that time, he wrote extensively on the future of society and the impact of technology. Norman foresaw species sustainability as being determined by post-colonial and virtual mapmaking- 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G if 60s tech could race to moon and Moore alumni promised 100 times more machine intel every decade TO 2025, let's end poverty mediating/educating a world of loving each others' children- so that wherever the next millennials girl is born she enjoys great chance to thrive.

Soon Norman was celebrating his wartime enemy's rising engineers and win-win sme supply chains across far east and very concerned that tod down constitutions english speaking nations led by political bureaucrats wasn't fit for entrepreneurial revolution-he co-opted a young romani prodi to translate Economist 1976 ER survey into multilingual formats

Amongst some of his more outlandish claims: that governments would not only reverse the nationalisation process and denationalise formerly private industries, but would also sell industries and services that had been state operated for so long that it seemed impossible that they could be run by private companies. A pioneer before the pioneers, Macrae imagined privatised and competing telecommunications and utility companies improving service levels and reducing prices.

When others saw arms build-ups as heralding World War III, Macrae predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall by the end of the 1980's.

The Norman Macrae Archive serves as an on-line library, hosting a growing collection of Macrae articles, newspaper columns and highlights from his books. We hope that you find the articles thought provoking and zoom, twitter or question us - norman's son

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

census big data

Is there a better way? For the first time this year, Americans will be able to fill out the census online. This risks missing hard-to-reach groups such as indigenous populations and the old. It also introduces unforeseen headaches. In 2016 Australia’s census website crashed, leaving millions unable to submit their responses and venting their anger with the hashtag #censusfail.
Nordic countries have ditched the unwieldy undertaking altogether, turning to other sources of information. In Sweden each citizen is given a personnummer, an identity number linked to government data on individuals’ health, employment, residence and more. These data are cross-referenced to produce statistics resembling the results of a traditional census. Denmark, Finland and Norway take the same approach. As societies share more information, wittingly or otherwise, new statistics can be produced. Mobile-phone records, for example, have been used to estimate commuting patterns. The Netherlands, meanwhile, conducts what it calls a “virtual” census. This is similar to the Nordic model, but also uses small-sample surveys to produce data not already held by the state, such as education levels and occupation.
As long as each citizen has a unique identifier, such counts are cheaper to carry out—the Dutch government boasts that its census in 2011 cost just $0.10 per person—and can be done much more regularly. But the accuracy of the data is harder to guarantee. Population registers are never completely up to date and anyone not already on them will be missed. In Europe, two-thirds of countries are expected to use data from existing registers to some extent in the next round of censuses. This is up from just a quarter 20 years ago, according to analysis by Paolo Valente, a statistician at the UN.
Making such a change is a slow process. Bernard Baffour, a researcher at the Australian National University, points out that it took decades for Sweden to implement a fully register-based census, partly because Swedes had to be reassured that their data were secure. As he puts it, “When a doctor asks how much you drink or smoke, are you happy for that to be linked with all the other information on you?” Frank de Zwart, a professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, also criticises register-based censuses for neglecting a key political function of censuses. For minorities such as native Americans, filling out a census is a powerful assertion of their place in society. A virtual census would deny them this opportunity. That said, self-reporting is far from perfect: 177,000 Britons implausibly claimed to be Jedi knights in the census of 2011.
Even though Britain does not have identity cards, common in the rest of Europe, in 2013 the government tried to replace the census with other administrative data it already held. An outcry from MPs and statisticians forced ministers to shelve the idea. The public had rejected an attempt in 2006 to introduce identity cards, and recent scandals such as the harvesting of personal data from Facebook deepened Britons’ worries about privacy. Iain Bell, the statistician in charge of the census at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), emphasises the importance of public trust in producing official figures: “If people don’t want a single register of the population, we have to respect that and look to other sources.” Francis Maude, then a government minister, told MPs in 2014 that he hoped the next census, due to take place next year, would be the last. In 2023, the ONS will report back on whether this is achievable.
Political rows over America’s census have shone a light on a function of government that most people consider only a handful of times over their lives, but the results of which affect them every day. Recording each member of every household seems outdated in the age of big data, whether the data are held by governments or private companies. But in this sense, at least, America’s federal government is not big enough; its social-security system is too incomplete, and other information still too patchy, to replace the old-fashioned head-count. Will Mr Dillingham be the last enumerator to visit Toksook Bay? Don’t count on it.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

week 4 of 81 ways sees world economic forum continue to amplify its 300 youth global shapers hubs and map coalitions out of 4 IR4 capitals tokyo beijing delhi san fran-  the day before yesterday joseph nye explained the valuation of power with instead of power over and debated morality of america's 20 most recent leaders- if there is to be a world sustaining our children everywhere new coalitions will matter far more than long drawn out impeachments to nowhere - of course he couldnt say that but diaspora scots do and will- join us cop26 glasgow nov 2020 -81 ways week 47 and 48 after gca's week 44 and americas way ahead week45

Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 year of living exponentially more dangerously
 vincent if you are leaving asking ban ki-moon to pick up phone to gordon brown and others until after vienna osun meetings in april then these jigsaw pieces are worth knowing about locally-please tell me if there is a process through which i can help make them more obvious- i failed to explain them to jack ma's tsinghua researcher ying lowrey (i gave you her book the first time we met and chinese students who knew her left her book with shameran 2016/8 when celebrating 80th and 82nd birthdays of fazle interrupted by cafe bombings during which china barred student travel to dhaka =and japanese and franciscan aid workers were main victims )- it would be a pity if hong kong ten cent supporters ang japan sdg-reiwa-olympics-youth new deal also didnt understand now

this daily star summary below reminds me of many of the people around brac - not just its inner family kept bangladesh unique womens villagers grow the nation spirit going-ironically when my dad died in june 2010 - yunus had just lost everything as sheikh hasina took over bangladesh from the top- america and the west was in the midst of its own subprime crisis- the microreditsummit had spent 13 years lobbying round yunus not explaining how the deep health and education and nationwide entrepreneur systems had been built by brac- in the west we know this thanks to adam smith scholars writing up what happened and by 2012 two evening long rountables hosted at japan embassy- many of these people joined in as fazle explained the human futures needed and his hope for brac university and his tech partner kamil quadir explained the emerging partners with mit and dubai and toyota middle east foundation of building bkash the world largest digital finance network for poorest now supported by gates and jack ma- village students led mu mostofa helped japan embassy stage this

there were moments between 2010-2012 that the whole girl empowered economy could have been lost and indeed with IPOs in india most HEALTH INVESTMENT understanding was lost apart from that around fazle abed- today brac is the worlds largest ngo partnership economy- soros and jim kim and partners in health played part of that in celebrating sir fazle as the benchmark of all open society laureates- i am not sure if soros knows how large a lift he played in keeping bottom up health networkers united- 
Soros knows his investment in brac partnerships in liberia and sierra leone helped jim kim end ebola but its still not clear soros ever heard sr fazles vision for future of university-also while nobody beats soros long term understanding of western currency mess-i have never found out if he has a main confidente on the whole of the east 

in any event the dream now of sdg youth depends on brac u choosing asian world partners vienna choosing europe partners and bard-soros-botstein choosing american world partners- ideally a discussion with schwarzman and mit as epicentre of schwarzman AI, brac digital finance and everyones bottom up health care brigham womens would be hosted and carried forward through dutch royal families to climate celebrations of rotterdam october cop26 glasgow nov- and hopefully a window of opportunity as both usa and europe decide where next nov 2019

in branding terms the clintons discovery of yunus in late 80s unleashed microcredit student clubs the world over when they needed to be fazle abed or brac clubs.. that remains the sdg freedom of action as well as american-english's freedom of speech challenge in all of the worlds biggest universities today

He poured his heart into people’s welfare

Say speakers about Sir Fazle Hasan Abed at a memorial discussion

Diplomatic Correspondent
People’s welfare was the mainstay in all the activities of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and this drove him to excel in all the ventures of Brac throughout his life, eminent educationists and development experts said yesterday. 
Abed’s diverse activities have contributed to alleviating poverty, improving health dynamism, and promoting education and human rights of millions of people at home and abroad, they said.
They also said Abed had set up strong institutions and adopted policies to make sure that the progress made through them is sustainable, which has now become a global example of development.
The speakers made the comments at a discussion, titled “Sir Abed in education: His thoughts, ideology and achievements”. Arranged by Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation at Dhaka University’s Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium, the programme was held in memory of the Brac founder, who passed away at a city hospital on December 20.
Brac, founded by Abed in 1972 at the age of 36 as a small relief and rehabilitation project in north-eastern Bangladesh, has grown to be one of the most effective non-governmental organisations in the world, touching the lives of over many hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
It is a unique organisation specialised in development programmes, microfinance, and social enterprises. It also has a university, a bank and a range of mission-aligned investments. Currently, Brac operates in 11 countries in Asia and Africa, with affiliate offices in the USA, the UK and the Netherlands.
Behind all these initiatives was a great vision held by Abed, the speakers said yesterday.
Centre for Policy Dialogue Chairman Prof Rehman Sobhan said Abed was a rare personality with a vision and the ability to implement it successfully.
“Sir Fazle Abed was a man of action,” he said.
He also said starting its journey at a remote village, Brac has gone global and it continues to bring about economic and social changes in people’s lives. “Brac’s distinct feature is that it has established institutions that have self-financed programmes.”
He added that the NGO took up programmes for the poor people, helped them engage in income-generating activities and overcome poverty.
Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, chairperson of Brac governing body, said, “Whatever Sir Fazle Abed thought and did was about the welfare of the common people. He designed all his programmes accordingly.”
In the 1980s when Abed visited villages and found women having six to seven children and high rate of child mortality, he picked up the idea on how to reduce the number of child deaths, ensure rural education and make sure women can have a dignified life, said Zillur.
That’s how the non-formal education of children and health programmes began, he said.
“He always attached importance to building strong institutions and efficient management to make sure that the development made is sustainable … he made changes as per the needs of the day,” Zillur said.
Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, the first pro-vice chancellor of Brac University, said all the initiatives undertaken by Brac were based on rigorous studies. And Sir Fazle Abed, who had a special quality of listening deeply to the people and interact with them, would learn from anybody and everybody.
Some 30 lakh children going to the Brac’s primary and pre-primary schools means something great, he said.
Dr Manzoor Ahmed, founder-director of the Institute of Educational Development, Brac University, said Abed had realised that development cannot happen without good education. So he put emphasis on education.
Apart from working to ensure primary and pre-primary education, Brac also established a university, he said, adding that the NGO has made significant contributions to achieving Bangladesh’s Millennium Development Goals.
Rasheda K Choudhury, executive director of the Campaign for Popular Education, said she has long experience of closely working with Sir Fazle Abed in the education sector, and Abed was a guiding light for her.
Recalling an event, she said a study on primary schools in rural areas in 2000 found that only 18 percent students of class five had basic competency level. A question arose how they could make such a finding public.
Abed then suggested conducting a study with the same parameters on the top 10 schools in Dhaka city. They did it and found 70 percent students of class five had the basic competency level. “We then made it a comparative study and brought it to the public,” she said.
“On the deathbed, Sir Fazle Abed told me that there are many challenges in the education sector, don’t give up … keep working,” Rasheda said.
Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, the first vice chancellor of Brac University, said Abed established the university, considering that it would have a long legacy.
Lauding Abed’s wisdom, he said, “Whatever he did, he got advice from the best brains of the world.”
Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation Director General Ahrar Ahmad said the discussion was not to mourn the death of Sir Fazle Abed, but to celebrate his life and activities.
“He [Abed] was a visionary. His thoughts on education are unique. A man of his stature had always been polite and soft voiced. He never demonstrated his authority,” he added.
Yesterday’s discussion was attended by students, academics and development activists.