london.. New York .. DC .. Delhi ..Paris .. Dhaka -will your city be next to cc?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

In a collaboration cafe tonight in Glasgow I will be asking DR Yunus if the 4 most vital collaboration frameworks of his are:
social business
future capitalism
trillion dollar auditing games of markets like core banks

if so can we publish a short brochure to these the 4 constructs so that all collaboration folk can know how to play with them

earlier this month I had the great pleasure to attend aka collaboration california - good to know folk in LA are planting 7 years of summits so that california if not usa gets back to millennium goals washington dc bureau of 301 881 1655

Monday, August 25, 2008

Blog year2008 in october is about ending poverty so we hope this week's syndication to 100 blogs will exponentialise to tens of thousands of blogs by then, with a little help from friends like you

sustainability club

social business club

collaboration cafe

yunus 10000 collaboration coordinators for youth dialogues in that city and between cities together with invitations to action specific to each video good news story - eg if you want microcredit to beat off big banks why not help any school try out micro credit with the world's simplest program small change, big changes - a microloanfoundation franchise

Peers across hemispheres and I are far more interested in ensuring that each of these intercity movements vetoes any uses of 20th c failing system methods that the majority of club coordinators -or where elected an honorary board - vote against, than prescribing revenue models.

Obviously we should want coordinators to make a living out of work input whlst at the same time recognising that being a club coordinator is probably worth more than having many a professional qualification - or needs to become so if this world is to be sustainable. Equally where profits are repeatedly generated I assume we can find a way iof agreeing some sliding scale that should be contributed either to your favourite grassroots organsiation in bangladesh or to a small list of other potential grassroots partners of future capitalism which should probably need at least 75 of members refendum to confirm

I am very happy if people will negotiate what other rules they would need to want to participate as well as to clarify where they want diferent contant at the mother webs. The main web system I use costs $35 a year per web so its not difficult to imagine that major cties will also want to set up their own branch web or of course a free blog - either of which we will happily linmk from the top of the mother web.

Obviously some of our constitution needs double checking with for example the 100000 bangladeshi's and other Gandhians who are the main practical exemplar of the values we seek to network worldwide so that the future sustains 7 billion brilliant jobs and goodwill multiplying across all women, children and even men.

We wish to learn from each city's most successful ways of mobilising and cross-cultural celebration, as well as metods for ensuring that any action network actually reaches to those in most desperate need of its service. This is one of the big lessons of bangladeshi experience -reiterated by every micro-system designer in bangladesh we have interviewed - once a networks starts empowering the entrepreneur inside it will never get deeper than the deepest needsholders it begins with. This is a lesson that many global NGOs seem never to have begun to grade.

chris macrae
washington dc inquiries desk usa 301 881 1655
y10000 at facebook

Friday, July 25, 2008

Collaboration Cafe on "Open", May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We are currently preparing Fall008 collaboration cafe season - what community issues/actions do which citizens most want to collaboratively, question, map, practice, network?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

can YOU help US celebrate humanity's future planet -do you have a pictorial biography of a collaboration enterpreneur-rsvp

Thursday, May 22, 2008

May's News: hi.. we welcome blog posts from dhaka above all... could you use post options and stamp any blog from:

  • dhaka with march 08 date - that way they can be keep them all together - you actually post can mention real date!
  • april08 vote for 100 youtubes to be published in the first wholeplanet dvd
  • empowering youth actions in New York, Boston and any city with jan08 date
  • ending child poverty and ill health in USA dec07 date
  • Practices for communal good.
    Some of us first started collecting data on this nearly 30 years ago when we made a naiive assumption that purpose of brand flows is to transparently sustain communal good. Moreover where they measurably abuse the trust of either a producing coordinate or a demanding one they burst all their goodwill as well as right/value to systemise monetary exchanges. We don't expect every macroeconomist to agree but when people from a 9 year old New Yorker to George Soros can sense that many big banks have abused public trust with the subprime fiasco, then its time for citizens to debate what sort of purpsoe do we want banks around us to communally impact.

    From these roots, our open collabrations encourage 3 communal practices C.A.M
    C=cafes where you meet people for real who have been invited to review one common crisis issue, decide whom you trust to network with and what worldwide or locally deep invitations need to be communicated next
    A= Action projects - we usually advise triangular groups of 3 to start these up but to share news that they are doing so and what happens with the wider cafe networking alumni
    M=Maps- a map is a group who are concerned by the same change world issue, and primarily agree about the direction of change needed. Most sustainability crises on our planet today start with not enough micro/community-up support- so maps of collaboration cafe tend to all belong to a people empowerment altas unless specifically clarified otherwse from the outset. Core characteristics of a map involve searching out and agreeing open source solutions that can be replicated interlocally; and greeting newcomers to the map to ensure they are both micro-focused and collaboratively bringing something those who have worked longest on the map will appreciate.

    All of the above is up dor detailed discussion in a specific context. If you already have some questions, please add a comment or corerspond with the blog editors

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Please join in with our section experimenting with collaboration tools

    Basically collaboration tools are stuff communities/peoples (especially youth) need to develop to their hearts' and cultures' content if the green journey of communities rising is to win-win-win before the red journey of global down proves Orwell's Big Brother future correct.

    Globalisation changes ever system through which humans communicate, live and work- overall this intergartion of systems can only compound one of 2 opposite ends. Friend swho network with me are committed to mapping how colaboration methods can sustain communities and goodwill can multiply across boundaries and every locality is respected and is equitably integrated into wholeplanet

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008

    One Wholeplanet DVD with 100 youtubes for unis to debate worldwide

    Perfect Harmony : What John could only imagine 1 2 & New Seekers couldn't web, TheGreenChildren & yuNus can!

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    What happened after one nine year old new yorker asked a tough question -WallstreetJ; FastCompany; Number10 Downing Street - mail

    Replay of question 23 January 08, NY
    "The crisis is here... this is also an opportunity to rethink the whole system (of local & global) -how to make it happen so we do things we know humans truly need and you and I know how to do", and question what UN*US don't yet know how to do..

    Sunday, March 30, 2008

    jan 4,08

    it was strangest and greatest xmas present: an email inviting me to dhaka to meet Dr Yunus as long as we got there for a meeting on 4 january

    from left to right kazi islam (CEO Grameen Solutions), mostofa zaman, (Yunus Forum) muhammad yunus, me (yunus1000 bookclub & friend of SMBA) , Lamiya Morshed (CEO Grameen)

    we were informed that the wholeplanet could enjoy keep eyes peeled as bangladesh becomes known not only as the epicentre of open source models of banking for the poor but internet for the poor too

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    search for 24 collaboration maps of 2008, aka FC001

    related group at facebook : world collaboration maps
    1 action maps
    1.1 200 youtubes to save 24 worlds
    1.2 collaboration cafe what are the agendas that youth leaders under 30 can collaboratively change one city to another
    1.3 social action diary portals
    1.4 free universities – what peer to peer curricula on sustainability vocations are most popular
    1.5 Youth Microfinance
    1.6 other microeducation guides

    2 business maps
    1 microcreditsummit- now the floodgates are open for microaid, how do we constitute and audit social business make sure its not misappropriated
    2 microcredit bridge east-west
    3 microcredit bridge north-south especially africa
    4 microcredit * microhealth
    5 microcredit*microagriculture

    3 Future Capitalism (FC) maps
    3.1 what is each global industry sector’s biggest responsibility to sustaining human progress
    3.2 how can we translate the case of microglobalbranding demonstrated by Grameen Danone to other Bottom of Pyramid consumer markets
    3.3 Clinto says that Bangladesh’s economy is developed not by government but grassroots organisations – how do we trust map the way these work
    3.4 How do billionnaire philanthropist use social business model of endlless recycling dolars rarher than caharity’s one time use
    3.5 What’s the difference between a socila business joint venture between tany of teh world’sd laregst global corporations and a grassrooots ne, and any other form of partnership or aquistion
    3.6 How abput [provitisatio where owenrhip is allocated to te poorest women in the nation
    3.7 Leaders who give a damn – eg at danone credit agricole intel veolia virgin –rsvp

    6 more maps for you to help us find
    Dr Yunus book is creating waves
    from 9 year olds up
    in english january, french march, german this week
    2000 londoners join the triangular collection of trust maps of Dr Yunus
    A- actions socially for and by youth including Youth microfinance

    B -business governed by communal purpose

    C- Capitalism's future mapped back to human sustainability and to honor rights that were agreed as worth 3rd millennium humanity's while ; eg now we have a map of how to end poverty -and no that there is no cost to helping a billion women to have a productive life - what's stopping us from full speed ahead on www and

    apart from citizens' Euro responses have come from French corporations and 2 national leaders:
    Guillotine the mba
    Youtube out of 10 Downing Street

    In Bushwhacked America - two types of business sector have led the way:
    banking type 2 which prefers to invest in people's productivity than addiction to house and other debt

    west coast internet companies, which after 50 yunus dialogues over the last year have agreed that just as banking for the poor did not exist 30 years ago, until 2008 www for the poor didnt either

    in usa this is the year when collaboration mapping will take off or die why not edit the stories told in these 3 future institutions to be on the same map

    its not that your country needs you in 08, its the whole planet that needs you to helpm with at least 1 of 24 collaboartion maps - please help this group open source how to any other group

    chris macrae bureau Dc tel 301 881 1655

    you are once click from helping linkup
    24 collaboration maps to save the world of 2008 aka FC01

    yearbook “creating a world without povery- social business, Future of capitalism; yearbook map – join yunus 1000 booktreaders

    Friday, February 15, 2008

    I missed my daughter's 11th birthday in DC on Feb 14 to stage the most complex collaboration lunch I can ever imagine -earlier I had missed Christma to be in Dhaka as an interactive observer on open sourcing 08's resolution of microeconomics and

    Feb 15 colaboration lunch guests:
    *DR Yunus

    *my 84 year old dad who learnt economics in his late teens from an Indian correspondence course whilst waiting to navigate raf planes out of Bangladeshi airports during world war 4

    28 other londoners burning to meet Dr Yunus

    the brains-colliding menu for the lunch an be downloaded at

    our one hour lunch came after a heavy morning book launch schedule for yunus including a David Frost tv interview and that evening's london school of economics talk that received 2 standing ovations- transcript of that talk plus any future collaboration connections which alumni of our meeting share appear at

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    youth empowerment: NY, Boston, any city

    one of the values of collaboration cafe is : entrepreneur creativity found in every being- specifically the ability to serve others in the community and turn this into income genrating activity

    it can be argued that this is today's biggest missing piece in education of all age's

    practices that appear to be coming together locally and worldwide to give youth an option to try this out include:
  • 1 microcredit (are there parallels between the female empowerment history of this and youth)

  • 2 the need for changemakers in every community with a future - the theme of Bill Drayton at ashoka

  • 3 the social action alumni networks and Unis emerging from some of the world's leaders in change -including Bill Clinton's Global Uni and Muhammad Yunus Social Action temaworking diaries as the fiurst step on the ladder to Future Capitalism
    The lifelong experiences of facilitators (eg Harrison Owen Open Space) and educators (eg City Montessori Gems School innovations) that there is a gap in hosting neetings, practising teams that prevents adolescents from having the ability to contribute to the community and world around them in culturally productive ways

  • If children in Haiti revel in the opportunity to host conversation circles why not USA

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008

    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    There's all the world of different in mapping human sustainability if you start with microeconomics (and mocro-entrepreunerial definitions) collaborate openly and design hi-trust media to sustain communities up and scale worldwide integrating every locality truly and fairy into global
    and the other way round that commands and controls through macroeconomics, image-making media, closed off profit-making always for short-term and the most powerful, and seldom trickles down to deep context service, actions or future learnings (worse expoentially externalises to the top from thehos communities that are already poorest or most disconnected)
    we who host collaboration cafes pledge always to be trying to connect people the micro inter macro way round in every link we map- we believe this mapping is at elast 100 years old as it seems to be what Gandhi's Satyagraha invitation validated.
    There is at also least one network of scots who see the same microeconic intent in adam smith's hi-trust model of free markets or Adam's French alumnus LB Say's origin of entrepreneur or the reason why another scot called James Wilson came down from Hawick , used media to boot out of parliament 90% of vested interest MPS, died before his time in calcutta trying to intervene in raj economics of a stomach bug that brac now cures at 10 cents a go provided commnal nurses are near by. The media JW founded was called The Economist. We look forward to a social business joint venture called The Microcredit Economist being formed by anyone who knows why the village of St James serves an Unique purpose

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007

    If in this 21st C the world's richest democracy (USA) cannot set an example whereby child poverty is ended and basic healthcare is for all , why should any nation's powers that be feel motivated to walk such human rights as well as talk them

    How about making rectification of these system errors both a democratic agenda in 008 and a stage for citizens cross-examining every imaginative new and old media idea for focusing awareness and action on to end poverty's failed system

    case 1 what do you think of

    Monday, December 24, 2007

    Can we suggest some contacts Darryl could be trying to make- I gather so far its been a bit frustrating cos organsiations like gates Foundation and Kiva have spent time studying the web but thrir decison-making people will not discuss the idea directly

    I dont know if any of thes folk are worth a try but since they recently hosted a confernce called hi-tech robin hoods, you'd feel they ought to pay the idea some respect:

    In a world where millions pay 99¢ to download media from iTunes, why can't we do the same to end poverty or stop global warming?
    The New Hi-Tech Robin Hoods will explore these social change success stories, the brilliant models being executed, and the strategies for scaling them up.
    Our Robin Hood Panelists
    Peter Bladin Founding Director, Grameen Technology Center
    Donna Callejon COO,
    Jessica Jackley Flannery Co-Founder,
    Matt Flannery Co-Founder,
    Julie Lacouture Deputy Director,
    Tracey Pettengill Turner Founder,

    Saturday, December 22, 2007

    On the subject of how many people are designing clicks to save the world, here is a table pasted from a facebook group

    Save the Animals :
    Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡≡ - Save the Seals! - Save the Big Cats! - Save the Monkeys! - Help Tigers! - Help Jaguars! - Help Leopards! - Feed Starving Animals! - Help Homeless Animals! - Protect Wildlife!

    ≡≡≡≡≡≡ Help Education : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡≡ - Help build a School! - Promote IT! - Free Books to the poor! - Help Educate!

    ≡≡≡≡≡ Save the Environment : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡ - Offset Carbon, Stop Warming! - Reduce Pollution! - Save a Coast! - Save the Dolphins! - Protect Habitats! - Save Melting Greenland! - Help the Environment! - Create Free Solar Energy!

    ≡≡≡≡≡ Help the Forests and Plants : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡ - Plant an Oak! - Help the Forests, from Germany! - Help Old Forests! - Plant a tree in Brazil! - Plant a tree in Niagara! - Save the Amazon! - Save the Wilderness! - Plant a Tree! - Help the Rainforest! - Help our Rainforests!

    ≡≡≡≡≡≡ Promote Health : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡≡ - Prevent Breast Cancer! - Help Surgery! - Give Healthcare! - Stop Breast Cancer! - Child Healthcare! - Stop HIV/AIDS! - Stop Cancer!

    ≡≡≡≡≡≡ Help Stop Poverty : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡≡ - Start a Crop! - Help Finance the Poor! - Help Raise Money! - Help Jobs! - Help Health and Poverty! - Help Agriculture!

    ≡≡≡≡≡≡ Promote Safety : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡≡ - Stop Violence against Women! - Stop Land mines!

    ≡≡≡≡≡≡ Clean Water for All : Free Donation Clicks! ≡≡≡≡≡≡ - Give 6 days of clean water! - Free Clean Water!

    Friday, November 30, 2007

    Grassroots / Transparency Observers Africa

    In New York, Spencer at Center for Conflict Dialogue
    is happy to pilot the idea of you posting him nominations of people you can personally vouch for as loving african communities in particular nations they originated from or know well. WE hope this blends very much with Peter Burgess's world deep resources at and

    Both Peter and Spencer led the way in opening out New York as a Collaboration Cafe City at a fall festival of collaboration cafes in 007 and with peter's subseqeuent taverns

    This may be the start of a citizens intelligence resource for Africa. I will see if we can arrange a similar process out of London's alumni networks . we started a sort of prototype in a twin nations facebook group a while back

    One of the reasons for doing this homework is that at long last more micro up development funds appear to be flowing Africa's way but these will only be as well spent as the transparency with which they are allocated to true cmmunity buolding teams etc

    Lndoners, particulary around extraordinary networking efforts of Lesley have quite a lot of deep knowhow exhncages brewing in Africa- for example with the World's first Free University of Taddy Blecher whose youth entrepreneurship programs are supported by Richard Branson who also sponsors the Mandela Elders. There are plans afoot for a seminal rights confernce early 009 in Joburg. This might be a good time to start surveying who (Robinson, Novogratz, TED, Clinton, The Hunger Project, Sachs Earth Institute, etc ) in New York wishes to connect

    Thursday, November 29, 2007

    26/27 may 08

    In London we have close connections with the people who run the world entrepreneur summit network - this is the invitation and ratioanle to their Kenya event - delighted to try anmd eraly questions obout after-projects arising from such a network gathering

    Join the event of Kenya’s entrepreneurial calendar
    As a globally ambitious and connected organization, you are warmly invited
    to attend the Sacoma World Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi on the 26th
    and 27th May 2008. This is an action-oriented event with a focus on re-
    building Kenya’s dynamic entrepreneurial sector through creativity,
    innovation and enterprise.

    Entrepreneurs are the world’s change agents. They are ordinary people who
    take personal risks to be creative, to innovate and to make a difference,
    either economically, socially or environmentally. Entrepreneurs may set up
    businesses, push at the boundaries of knowledge or simply want to improve
    the way in which they do their work. They are the networked, flexible and
    dynamic wealth creation engines behind every business from the smallest
    community-based firm to the largest corporate in the world. This group of
    people, so vital for sustainable development globally, need a place to meet,
    network, discuss ideas and take real and enduring action.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    Collaboration Cafe alumni are also deeply interested in developing claboration tools - here are some we have been working on over the last 5 years

    Meeting Processes
    Collaboration Cafe 1 2
    Forums 1 2

    Commuinty Networking Micropublishing Hubs
    eg world citizen guides with micro bursaries 1

    Peer to Peer Dialogue Videos 1

    Opinion Surveys 1 on Most Trusted Collaboration Entrepreneurs & WE's Data Clearing House

    NetworksMaps - and transparent maths specifications
    - trust map of deepest grassroots sources on communities in Africa
    - on missing audits of exponential sustainability

    Modular contributions to Free University
    SMBAs and celebration of best in class open source
    1000bookclubopen catalogues of social businesses
    hi-trust branding processes 1 2
    Schools community building activities including the "Social Action" range of practicesMindset breakthrough research and transcripts of urgent whys

    1 let's put reality back over image - help us search for the 200 videos that you can use with peers to spread reality

    some east coast sites to track:

    new york The Hunger Project- cc alumni patrick Moore now (may 08) works as an associate at London office

    dc may 08 : what's this about -reports most welcome at

    dc may08 - must try and find conccections:

    Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Breaking news the section of the guide on microcredit and MFIs became too big not to give it a mediu, to expoentialse with ; you can also see more of the topics that the first 100 collaboration cafes have been convened around at or search CC
    Dr Yunus of Grameen and microcredit and Nobel peace 2006 is setting cities and citiens around the world an interesting challenge. If he is passing through your city would you be able to find 1000 people who all wanted to collaborate with each other as well as him in empowering a good global world instead of the bad one currently compoundingSynonyms for good are win-win-win, sustainable, empowering every community up, one where hi-trust people transparently win over low-trustSo 2 questions:if Yunus was passing through Africa cities, which do you think would produce the most collaborative impactsif you are a twin national - eg living in a rich city but with family roots back in Africa - how ready is your big rich city to represent Africa interests when Yunus hosts his Forum 1000 there.My friends are particularly working on London and New York as 2 test cities; partly because a London University student spent the summer interning in Dhaka on this project. One intercity collaboration idea is collaboration cafe - see those we have already hosted and tell us at if you want to replay one in your city or virtually

    Another collaboration idea is can we produce a good global idea to heroes, their projects and networks for humanity. Why do people all over the world know the top 10 sporstmen for 50 different sports but not top 10s for different vital issues of human sustainability?

    But the best truth about collaboration knowledge cities in the 5 years that I have been searching the peoples and communities that weave them is that if any city does a great job in turning round a beter Global with Yunus we can all learn from what it did and work out how to invite the 1000 most relevant citizens when Yunus passes your way.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007

    Media Truth Games

    I invite people to specify do now projects and who are the first 3 people they believe are in the project team- we will find there are huge flows between projects if we are mapping collaboration truly and openly

    at the same time each project has its own deadlines, original raison d'etre, particular urgent uses by its customers or others who demanded it or wanted to contribute ideas, time, money or love to it
    this methodology of "do now " projects- how they weave together real brands locally to globally is something I researched and authored in the early 1990s; I a quite happy to give out copies of the book the next time we meet; I am quite happy to donate day's test-it tutoring groups if a few people really want to try it out on projects they are about to mobilise;

    my fieldbook argued from 15 years of earlier research of what societies need collected personally in 30 countries that if the big media professions go on the way they did in separated national markets, the worldwide would not have a good outcome- oddly the world's largest communications agency asked me to host a web debating this around 2000 while there was still dotcom optimism around but then when some of the free advice I gave them on one of the client brands modeled how it was so full of conflicts that it would go bust unless they urgently mediated change I got sent packing- and Andersen got its last 30 million dollar logo campaign before going bust

    so anyway "do now" project’s matter to me as possibly the only MICRO-organizational tool you wholly need to agree on if you are going to brand trust and not just perceptions, if you are going to interact you own entrepreneurship's flows with each other especially innovative ones which by definition mean aligning against some higher up power when the time comes not to blink- which at any one time can be summarized on one-page in terms of why we started this ; are we on our goals and on time and on budget; are we still serving those who uniquely wanted this; is our piece of the jigsaw more or less relevant now other projects are blooming too? which cherish the next big question even more than the planned answer

    I will try to reissue latest open discussion versions of 2 do now projects that it is once-in-a-lifetime critical are video makers and knowledge searched in Dhaka flow together during their next 6 weeks in Dhaka within 24 hours

    1) the youtube stories of the organizational heroines of the last 30 years of Grameen

    2) the dvd of 100 stories microcreditsummit could most share with the world so that people can see that microbanking is in everything humanly most needed and vice versa every desperate human need is somehow connected to how sustainable community banking is rooted

    there is no perfect format to writing up do now projects; however if the first 3 people in a project keep 100% on tack while still being openly curious whatever openly published aide memoire helps them do that proves its context; the idea also gains from practice by each microteam who start a project or will ever do so; but if you do have time to try it on one project you are in the middle of and share with some or all of us , I would certainly love that

    chris macrae

    Monday, September 10, 2007

    This is an emerging workspace for those concerned with Brand Action Teams. For example, with Dr Yunus' Grameen brand I am currently a volunteer checking out who is forming what Brand Action teams. We are mapping what I regard to be the collaboration  brand  network architecture with most chance of transforming human sustainability. 24 years ago by dad forecast we'd need a Nobel Laureate inspiring a worldwide search connceting upo at least 30000 community rising projects if the globalisation we designed was not to go the crashing way of Orwell's Big Brother. So there is a lot to learn that is not the MBA system view of teams at all; nor is it anything to do with a very important but different type of team that go and staff a physical community  (building)for a long period of time . A companion resource at facebook - is mapping 3 person triangular relationship systems for sustainability (ie early reseonse and early detect conflict) built round particular edgy leaders

    Findings on Brand Action Teams

    Since Brands have the budget to make all of an organsiations promises we assume the projects that innovate where they are going next will be extremely entrepreneurially tense

    This kind of team is best fit by starting up with 3 people's leadershio inputs - the biggest believer in the doability of the mission, the social coordinator of the misison's deepest human relationship needs and flws, the resource checkmaker. Sometimes these skilss will overlap but its ama=zing how the oustide world will demand difefrent people speak to confirm these roles are prgressing in unison

    Moreover every combinatorial interaction flows so going above 3  -one triangle and 3 pairwise fkows is difficult unless you are used to very detailed mapping -an activity that needs to be done micro to inter- macro.  Eg 4 people contain 4 triangular relationships and 6 pair relationships

    5 people: 10 triangular, and 10 pair

    6 people 20 triangular and 15 pairs


    AUDIO RESOURCE on Micro-Inter-Macro


    What Chris Macrae feels is important

    Using measurement to simplify the Yunus message

    Standardising the language

    Empowerment & Sustainability

    The three forces in globalisation

    Force one - global down

    Force two - community up

    Force three - cross boundaries

    Knowledge Management

    Summing up:

    Summing up: remove existing conflicts first

    Summing up: prevent new conflicts

    Summing up: recognise interdependencies

    Summing up: we can change the mathematics

    Summing up: Dr Yunus' book

    Wrap up:

    Wrap up: 2 minute messaging

    Wrap up: SBA's instead of MBA's


    The Triangle

    Maps and Measurement

    GREAT Issues -

    GREAT Issues - globalisation

    GREAT Issues - globalisation: tangible accounting

    GREAT Issues - globalisation: risk considerations

    GREAT Issues - globalisation: media:

    GREAT Issues - globalisation: media - internet

    GREAT Issues - globalisation: media - virtual geography

    GREAT Issues - globalisation: media - community up stories

    GREAT Issues - revolution

    GREAT Issues - revolution: spiralling

    GREAT Issues - revolution: healthcare

    GREAT Issues - revolution: core costs

    GREAT Issues - revolution: exponential factors

    GREAT Issues - entrepreneur

    GREAT Issues - entrepreneur:  children are naturals

    GREAT Issues - entrepreneur: shifting meanings

    GREAT Issues - entrepreneur: quarterly focus

    GREAT Issues - ABC:

    GREAT Issues - ABC: quarterly focus

    GREAT Issues - ABC: purposeful re-investment

    GREAT Issues - ABC: scaling up

    GREAT Issues - ABC: social Action learning

    GREAT Issues - ABC: Business re-investing

    GREAT Issues - ABC: changing Capitalism

    GREAT Issues - ABC: from the grassroots up

    GREAT Issues - ABC: joint venture measures

    GREAT Issues - Trust:

    GREAT Issues - Trust: governance

    GREAT Issues - Trust: business game

    GREAT Issues - Trust: mapping

    GREAT Issues - Trust: Green Children

    GREAT Issues - Trust: compounding purposeful futures

    Mapping unites of virtual interaction

    Penalising virtual teamwork

    Destroying goodwill


    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    the day American Idol changed the world

    Some remarkable things are stirring in America's mass media, and I wanted to update you in case you see connections with your most urgent change interests

    Back in 2004, at the open space final day - my session was: can we Londoners, Brits and Beyond take back the BBC (world's largest non-commercial broadcaster) so that it pays as much attention to truth and sustainability stories as sports?

    Ten days ago, primarily 4 Brits Bono, Richard Curtis, Simon Cowell, Simon Fuller - announced an attempt to turn round American mass media. Next month, for the first time ever on commercial media 32 million American youth will be asked to celebrate African child alongside other youth celebrities

    On the same day in a different part of California, Bill Clinton announced his wish : to help make Rwanda into a benchmark for Rural African health

    3 years earlier the Bono wish had been one of the origins of Make Poverty History
    and in between grassroots medic sans frontiers Larry Brilliant's wish
    was the cause of his job acquisition at epicentre of

    Do you see a new wave, a tipping point around mass media? One that could help us celebrate this 24 year old forecast connecting Death of Distance Future roundtables

    However there are problem spots. Around 7/7 Geldof reports this conversation was the standard going on at Gleneagles:
    Mr Schroeder] said to Bush: "Jesus, Blair is being a real pain in the arse about this Africa stuff, isn't he?"' Bush replied: "Yeah, I wish he'd give it a rest".

    More relevantly now, the actual charities that will be featured by American Idol look like the usual global down NGOs Unicef and Save The Children; and none of the empowerment up African social entrepreneurs or Mandela-type choices.

    It is a pity that Bono, Richard Curtis and all his red nose affiliates, and both the Simons could come so near and yet so far to beaming up grassroots Africa to the epicentre of American youth and future understanding for Africa.

    Any ideas that go with the new flow anyone?

    chris macrae us tel 301 881 1655


    onet debates
    which we would love to import to anywhere that virtual community debates Africa or empowerment development economics (the number 1 subject Sir Nick Stern is returning to LSE to animate beyond Climate)

    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    The impact of cafes (one hour open meetings but on particular crisis invitations - ie truncated open spaces) where invitations are past through all changemakers networks has never been higher. Especially in London as a model for the future of all open cross-cultural cities and villages as social sub-networks - a reconciliation of enduring urgency forced on us by 7/7 and the recognition that government over many years has failed to wholly integrate cultures at the grassroots in ways that people and local communities must take charge of.

    This is such a huge subject that I neither have time nor space in this weblog medium to do justice to all the questions that live cafes have raised and how all the major crises of lost sustainability and distrust between different local and global groups of peoples are being made ever more conflicted by national government- whose monopoly rule over public service budgets in the most vital areas like safety, media, health, education, peace is disastrous when most of the challenges facing us are as world citizens (interlocal waves that are made worse wherever a Blair of Bush make decisions like a Canute) or wherever 2 party politics one-dimensionalises issues that need 360 degree diversity of transparent public dialogue

    We will have a special series of cafes in the Islington area all of sept 11-15 - email me for a full calendar; and if you only read this after sept 15: I will be happy to after action debrief on you what we learnt from the dialogues and where next we will be restaging them. I will also be putting a lot of the learnings from our cafe series at these weblogs which are inter-related . - this looks as ways we citizens can perform communications experiments to show that huge investigative journalism contexts are being missed (biased out) by the BBC, and debates how to rectify this which focuses on the source of good news out of America in terms of supporting the world's poorest with 30 years of mapping what social projects have resolved crises in one local community and can be replicated as interlocal franchises pulls together these latest practical banks of learnings and connects this back with my father and my future history book on death of distance in 1984 which forecast that economics as a worldwide discipline would need transforming between 2005-2105, as much if not more than when James Wilson founded The Economist to keep questioning how economics could sustain peoples through the industrial revolution

    We also has given that folk of every age need to start blueprinting a revolutionary new curricula and modalities of education for all our children if we are to time warp through sustainability's inconvenient truths. At time of writing I am still waiting to hear whether I will get accepted into the first wave of 2000 people being trained by Al Gore on how to present his inconvenient truth slides. This first wave rehearsals and start of an amazing change network takes place In Nashville towards the end of September

    The RSA's and Starbucks and BBC action network coffee house challenge in 2006 has been much more interesting in London this year as its been permitted to brew as a summer long festival rather being constrained to a one-month (May schedule)

    God bless all who host and attend cafes - seeds and real-people crossroads to the huge virtual networks that can be multiplied if each person's social network can be interfaced with each other person united in hi-trust and wish to raise questions about a global crisis context before we rush for any open answer

    Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    SMBA = MBA2.0

    Tuesday, May 02, 2006

    May/June 2006 are the coffeehouse challenge months - hundreds of roundtable meetining connecting thousnads of social project makers. This year the event started in the UK has sprung Transatlantic wings, watch out for the worldwide.

    Co-sponsors include Royal Society of Arts (the network of the great good and the and innovatively concerned public started 251 years ago), BBC Action networks, Starbucks and...
    I have a credo you haven't lived if you haven't experienced open space once. It would be interesting to know:
    what your haven't lived credo is

    and if we believe it, why we don't advocate that all etacgers experience it and enable children to experience it at the first appropriate time

    here's more on where open space can go to; originally the methoid focused on the world's biggest conflict issues, one space at a time; for that it needs the epople who come to give up 3 days uninterrupted time in celebrating listening poiwer of and with each other

    I believe (know from very rehersal so far ) that a 10 year old can be intoruduced to a 1-day open space and from that moment on lunch hours, after-school activities need never be the same again

    here's a bit more on where this evolution can go to; it needs editing as its part of a live conversation May 2006

    Lunch for learning.
    At a corporation like google or a school or children and family-caring community near you...

    I am convinced -from one hour collaboration cafe formats we have trialled - this is a huge opportunity but only if we move up a level from open space and across to other structures

    You (the 1500+ alumni of open space at OSlieste-serve) know more than me but 3 sub-system interfaces that fascinate me about open space are :
    the invitation phase- will the people who come be the most passionate people about one specific context resolution?

    the open space itself, which doesnt rush to answers nor to individual ownership since the innovation values are in the interaction web of flows

    the interface after the open phase back to projects in the ordinary world's environments
    hold those 3 interfaces and think of people in an organsiational structure:

    they have 2 more ways to space and network; that inside the organsiation , and that they care about as bumping into social or communal needs outside

    now suppose any person who wishes to is empowered by an organisation to nominate an issue they care passionately about exploring that is in some way related to work but potentially very laterally; will thye whole of the organisation network that person's inviation to a lunch circle in a way that the 10 people who mst passionately want to explore that issue turn uo at the same circle

    where I have used the word organisation, it could be any association or network you belong to (most exciting of all are yout hubs becasue these chnage schooling forever and essentially multiply a network of montesorri type learning and co-mentoring circles until a teacher is liberated from examination books)

    but the organisational structure is: do leaders or whomever's budget of resources and rulemaking open up the cultural roghts of the structure so that everyone is encouarged to buy into zeroising degrees of separation ar0und lunchtime invitation circles; there are for example half-way check points; the leader's pa could review topics before giving them the zero degree of separation approval to be an invitation post that goes to everyone
    chris macrae

    ps anyone around here know Bill Drayton of and - I have an odd feeling that the 2 most revolutionary people for humanity's common sense within 15 miles of the white house have been netowrking for 30 years without connecting with each other? Love to be wrong of course!

    More references to open space 1 2

    Thursday, February 23, 2006

    Why and How does this odd couple's question begin and end so many journeys across networking world?

    - mail me at if any one of these openling lines of inquries can help you change your world, or mine !

    For 22 years I have been mailing out one page scripts on ways peoples, families, communities, companies can become more productive as well as happier if we use the internet collaborative connections in hi-trust ways. This began with the first death-of-distance future history 1 2 book -one which I co-authored on the internet as the greatest revolution ever to hit one single generation of humanity around the world. My father, The Economist's most prolific editorial writer blended the economic revolutions, I focused on the cultural, socieatal or learning revolutions, a friend dealt with the future of science using his lenses as graduate in microbiology and one of the world's most avid reader and author of science fiction.

    We talk of the word revolution advisedly: ie being equally capable of ending the sustainability of our species or enabling the 21st Century to be the best for all 6 billions to live in (but most unlikely to spin on some in-between exponentials) Much of my father's work has been concerened to train entrepreneurs to keep economics alive for all people by demanding that leaders openly demand revolutions at a time when innovation opportunities are open -if we don't do this so many conflicts start putting top people at risk of drowing in analysis paralysis . At least that is 2 generations of macrae's experience as mathematicians, economists or boigraphers of mathematicians. More on the risks economics gets engulfed in when big powers surround it is debated at our blog ecosaintjames- one of London's 5 global villages whose collaboration cafes have helped make London a leading collaboration knowledge city, an honor which of course we only sustain by helping any other city's people -eg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 to do likewise to their heart's content.

    The most basic assumptions of how the interenet will turn out good for humanity involve collaboration as the table below will start to list. Starting with use email to find your own best mentors through life and help others do likewise. To multiply the potentials of virtial life by real life, cafe is as good a word as any for actively learning in real time and place with a group of people. If you can imagine the most productive/inventive/insanely competence-building 60 minutes of your life spent with a team of people, what would need to be prepared so you all cane together, and how would the meeting dynamics work for those 60 minutes, and connect your networks forever after or at least until you had all multiplied each other's productivities to each other's herats contents? If that turns out to be a big question for you, why not co-edit this blog. If its not a big question, I am interested to hear what is the biggest question of how to network so that all the people you connect with make the most productive opportunities out of virtual times real life times.

    Monday, December 26, 2005

    Sunday, December 31, 2000

    Dhaka, Summer 08 saw Bangladeshi's inaugural collaboration cafe at the new prince hotel

    8 participants included 6 who had come from the other sides of the world to practice microfinance and other community rising knowledge, and Grameen project leader of Dr Yunus' exciting new water social business partnership with the french company Veolia:

    1. Rachel. ASA 2. Chris Sutter, ASA Intern -anatamoy of a vilage's replicable service franchsies 3. Clayton Lee, Grameen Intern4. Kojiro, Grameen Intern5. Richemount, Grameen Intern6. Benoit, Project Manager of Grameen- Veoliaeau Water Company7.and Mostofa Zaman

    ask if you wish to be connecetd with a participant of this cc

    Wednesday, August 30, 2000

    Fall 008 collaboration cafe suggestions- issues, cities

    most disruptively creative example so far suggested:

    project 991 : what free dvd of youtube length videos would youth campuses find most usable as a laptop collaboration stimuli

    Who is Changing Philanthropy?
    What organisation's models can end the White Man's Burden of charity? What is WMB: WMB1 charity dollar's get one-time spending never investing; WMB2 global charity controls from above never transfers knowhow; WMB3 charity ticks performance in boxes not flows that community impact accountancy needs to develop around; WMB4 charity has seldom destabilised a corrupt regime relying on expediency of working within a broken system than stepping back and seeing how whole change is needed if ever more vicious spirals onto the poorest people are not to be compounded by inconvenient truth; WMB5 Charity as it has evolved in globalisation's last 30 years has had terrifying influence on mass media- with commercial media it has paid exorbitant sums to ad messages that should have been free speech if they truly were life-saving, with public media it has censored debates that could have identified Charity's systemic follies and burdens -its accidental vicious systemisation and cumulative impacts have put "democratic" governments on the defensive where we needed openness and diverse curiosity of leadesrhip, and made the interface between global charity and national governments one of the root causes of loss of sustainability of our species
    Does economics (or any of the metrics or law-making professions) have any maps at deep context and conflict resolution levels needed for changing philanthropy

    further ref-
    under construction

    Tuesday, February 01, 2000

    This is a space for jottings on maps- dont worry if jottings dont yet connect; maybe one dau someone will cme back and build the bridges