|To understand why Mr Trump's 1461 day presidency to end of 2020 was likely to be the most dangerous whomever ruled the wavelengths, BRI.school invites you to co-edit a 7 minute read on a short history of world trade in millennium 2 - see far right column. In Moore's laws maths -this period's exponential rise breaches singularity - for first one computer chip has more switching/analytic capacity than the human brain's cells- tenmoore.com - The Games|
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Main reason for optimism is leapfrogging - thats when a society/place that was excluded from industrial age networks leapfrogs an old system to a new one thanks to 1000 times more COMstech than 1946; about a third of the world never had wired telephone lines, now almost all have mobile (text version); more than a quarter of the world never had electricity grids, now microsolar is linking in;. Prior to 2017 only Jim Kim open spaced this debated in DC: let's hope all parents and youth do now from usa to china to Rome, from Scotland to Argentina, from Bangalore to Haiti. from . G1 G2. Join Valuetrue.com and QBG -does your place have a JYK to celebrate global youth? futures of Liberty 1 & education 1
|Even as the 1960s moon race inspired the world, we need to understand how unequal the opporttunity to innovate had been - even in the 1960s as many as half the world's people had no access to electricity grids so they got their news of the moon race by word of mouth.|
Consider 1000-1500- until the last few years of this period , the known world was Europe-Asia and NE Africa; #BR8 the med sea was the main world trade waterway; places facing this sea increasingly developed win-win trades; moreover #BR7 the west asian border to med sea was the start of an amazing overland relay of traders which stretched all the way to china (the silk road was the greatest overland world trade route ever and to sustain its interfacing markets required positive cross-cultural bridging all along its route. Silks and spices from the Chinese end acted like a positive currency- there was much demand for them whose value naturally went up the further they were merchanted back to Europe. Everyone gained for this trading route- you can read marco polo's diaries- perhaps nowhere invested more in artistic celebrations of being a major hub of positive trade than his hometown venice in europe and the town he was asked to govern for 2 years in china Hangzhou which marco described as the great town of markets in the world.)
What happened towards 1500 that 2 long shipping routes were discovered by north europeans- the new world of the ameriucas to the west (#BR6 N, #BR10 what we now call Latin America), and a way of reaching the @BR2 South Asian coastal Belt (starting with the indian subcontinent) by sailing around africa. A ship captain couldnt affird such a long return voyage unless he goit what trade he wanted- soon this big ships were equipped with gun power and crews were pressganged or even enslaved. Next in the process was colonising. So it was that nations became big by pludering economies of other peoples places. Back in 1500 places economic size was corelated with population. Soon Britain grew at the expense particularly of the Indian subcontiuent. Mainly Britain and France colonised Africa too, Spain andPotrtugal colonised Latin America. North America was settled by a mixyure of Europeans whose declaration of Indendence in 1776 ended any attempt by Britain to colonise America, But we should note that the USA was built on a sort of internal colonisation - natives had theor places taken over and slaves were used to do most of the hard labour. In effect the old war's colonial ways casued the 2 world wars of the fkirst half of the 20th C. From 1946 most of the world's countries regained their independence but starting from (mainly undeveloped states - poverty that the colonia era had gtraped them in).
Ironically whule the UDA came to tghe resuce of the old workld and from 1946 helped relaunch the two biggest losers of world war 2 Germsny and Japan, american (not withstandiong thair family trees origins) had previously had little modern of knowledge of Eurasia but were pulled into peacekeeping and the cold war with russia through the sceond half of the 20th C. Whilst there was some understanding of the extraoerdinary progress japanese enginers made with electornics, civil and other enginnering, the rise and rise of the east and the often difficult bodrers that had been caused by British and Jpoanese colonisation of the region are not deeply studied by most Americans or their media. It should be the best news the world has ever seen that the fifth of the world in chjna tghat closed itself to the world for more than a centiry after Brfits has offered opium as a gtrading currency in 1860 is now as entrepreneurial as anywhere. With over half of tghe world's ;people facikng either the sout asia or east asia coastal belts, the opportunity the east is cfreating to win0pwin gtrade oin line with moore's ever increasing technology should make sustainable youth worlwdie the gfreatesty positive curency-invetsment the human race has ever mapped. But this is not how USA or the block of coungtriues ruled by the Euro have marketed transapfrently. Instead we are caught in the Keynsian crisis of economist not valuing the hippocratic oathes he had published as tghe final chapter of the ngeneral throy of employment money and interest. The 2020s are likely to make the system designs our tech spreads irreversible- will the end game be big brother extinction or little sister sustainability?
Thursday, February 1, 2018
I am working with English and Chinese students on the World Record Book of Jobs Creators.
I would say almost all are servant leaders but the cultural language needs a "beyond the classroom" education revolution - the experience of servant leadership needs translating across countries and to be joyfully networked by the under 30s (especially wizard technologists) if they are to be the sustainability generation
For example in our book Franciscans are servant leaders; I have travelled to Bangladesh 14 times to discover that all their girls empowerment solutions started with Paulo Freires philosophy of professionals needing to go live and learn with the poorest-its a pity that 20 years of microcreditsummits started by the Clintons in 1997 missed celebrating servant leadership and got taken over by western development financiers who frankly got ever further removed from redesigning value chains to help village families build the rural nation from scratch- one of the greatest economic and social miracles ever never got truly studied
When I invited two Chinese female graduates to celebrate Sir Fazle Abed's 80th birthday in 2016 at www.brac.net in Bangladesh they immediately started explaining how Jinping's goals for China ending poverty and becoming an ecological civilisation to benchmark win-win trade - require connecting 80 million public servants reformation around servant leadership. Amazingly to me, they explained that the brightest graduates in China are now celebrated for spending their first year after graduation as part of serve china village networks where they live with a village leader for a year and help specify what technolgy apps the village still needs and make sure that every level of public servant in the region gets on board especailly those who impact education. Fintech, edutech healthtech , safetytech. greentech including social justice and equality of women ... every kind of tech in china is now celebrated as focusing on apping tools of servant leadership aligned to sustainability goals and small enterprise trading connections
Although some people get political about Xi Jinping benchmarking trust with 100 national leaders as to how to reconnect belt road (wherever the colonial and carbon--rushed eras removed this) -so that every community can linkin to world trade - what i like best about this global2.0 process is it demands at every conflict border newly bridged youth cultural celebrations and a new can do spirit of serving each other; The UN's Antonio Guterres has called for a summit from this open learning perspective to be hosted by first ladies of refugee crises at 2018 UN General Assembly
I wonder how the student networks I connect might best connect with the servant leaders alumni networks you have found; back in 1984 my father at The Economist and I wrote a book recommending that sustainability would depend on 3 billion new jobs for millennials: most of these would involve serving microfranchsies - unlike a Mcdonalds macrofrancise the microfranchise is designed both so that the value of production stays in the community and to maximise a community resilience to serve and sustain its own critical neeeds - of course this also changes the purpose of local government and needs nothing less than an educational amd ,edia revolution in the usa for it to be empowered. This is how sustainability can be generated everywhere assuming the positive scenario that the human race does unite round youth and sustainablity goals in time
The question of how to scale this is a vital one for technologists and understood in many countries but as yet not so much America and American media. However with Amazon conducting its search across 200 places for a second headquarters there ought to be a way of getting place development public servants across USA all to benchmark servant keadership now - the last time such a nationwide benchmarking movement happened in America was Baldrige physical quality systems under Reagan. In those days there wasnt a web for mediating the collaboration spirit; today we need to just do that through a massive youthful sharing of Communirty for All solutions. Examples http://specialisterne.com/ www.singforhope.org the special olympics
I am scared that there is nobody in Congress who really gets servant leadership - it doesnt fit either party's way of using media nor the way legislators seem to believe passing laws on high is all that is needed for community rejuvenation at the grassroots.
If you see a timely possibility that we can help each others servant leaders friends and networks i would happily travel to meet you .
cheers chris macrae washington dc 240 316 8157