Collaboration Cafe hopes to be all over Paris 16-21 september celebrating convergences2015 - our naughty idea is we only need one millennium goal - crearte an investment bank in 10000 youth whose colaborations can most co-produce both millennium goals and regenerate every economy- what's your naughtiest idea for empowering worldwide youth to do more exciting stuff than when man raced to moon in 1960s- come and present it at out collaboration cafe - first sesssion paris tuesday afternoon at a location that will be announced by monday morning a bientot

Inquiries & goodwill multplying ideas for collaboration networking welcome, washington DC bureau usa 301 881 1655

  • JOSBnet help us publish journal of social business - what cases need to be freed so worldwide youth can franchise them with every community enjoying the gain of what they produce as well as what vital (comunity sustaining) solution they serve? 
  • Yunuscity which cities or placs have a case that is worth colaboratively exporting - how can people twin world trades of soltions direct without governments putting borders in the way
  • JobsCompetitions - currently our fav process for forming investment banbk in 10000 youth who can
  • charter  - what's the Entrepreneurial Revolution purpose of each trilliin dollar market - egs healtcare, education, nutrition, bamking, mass media, mobile tech  that 7 billion people need to free so that the market servs the greatest human needs over time- doesnt just extract the most for the biggest
  • NormanMacrae - Unacknowledged Giant library of 40th year of Entrepreneurial Revolution and net generation debates started by my dad at The Economist 1972 -help us find 100 leaders pof 2010s= youth's most productive decade at

Collaboration Cafe is where an entrepreneurial revolutionary pays for a round of coffee for a circle of entrepreneurial revolutionaries; often times another person takes the lead in describing a franchise that is ready for replication, in such events the host asks that only those most interested in this practice focus attend

RSVP - I am happy to host a collab cafe round an emerging job creation franchise or millennium goal open network any time in DC or in these places/dates:
Boston February 22
London February 27 to 29
Dhaka late march
Atlanta April 20-22
more coming soon
also delighted to post similar notices from alumni of collaboration cafe - a process that began when I was an editor of the EU's on Emotional Intelligence and Trust-flow, and our members network was connecting future capitals of Europe with the double joy of collaboration and entrepreneurial zest

MICROguide for collaboration co-hosts 10000 dialogue around the world's number 1 sustainability investment models in communities - regularly updated with your inputs


COLLABORATION KNOWLEDGE CITY (NB please use current connection points washington dc tel 301 881 1655 skype isabellawm )

YunusCity job creation offer also blends with a loose idea (collaboartion knowledge cities linked in by collaboration cafe and other hosting toolkits) that I had been experimenting with since my birth into netizenship in 1995. After my first year on the net I had mapped out entrepreneurs who I would love to have co-worked with around the rest of the world than where I lived. So did they. So there was a need to leverage collaboration possibilities of cities where we lived:

1 unlike countries- no single group governs cities- so citizens are free to make their own collaboration capital plans as entrepreneurail and microeconomic (jon building) as they can bsuiess model

2 I cant meet everyone I would love to work with more tangibly than skype videoing them - but I can sustain hi-trust agents appointed in their cities -and cultures - of residence who check out what else my virtual co-workers want to know to mutiply goodwill with me and vice versa I can check out in cities I frequently populate trust issues that agents ask from around the world

3 YunusCity is also an opportunity for me to start introduce/update the locationsand action projects of some of the most exciting microeconomic collaboration system designers I have networked in the last 16 years and if you are a parent or an uber-networker for investing in youth's sustainability futures, then why not share your maps of who's future capitalism who - you can also see maps I made for my father"for 40 years The Unacknowledged Giant of The Economist" as celebrated at the time of his passing (age 86)


4 the concept of hub interests me immensely - when some big powers tell you banking for the poor doesnt work it's because they havent designed hubs the way that the bangladeshis do- eg yunus's bank is no more a bank than it is a community market space and a knowledge connecting hub -the grameen network's annual doubling of capacity is fast approaching 150,000 hubs of about 60 (once underemployed and undercredited) village mothers connecting knowledge and their local community markets through mobiles; grameen is all three in one :bank-community free market-knowhow network meeting space; any ceo who governs microfinance by old banking criteria not new knowledge hubbing ones is bound to set up something that is likely to crash over time. There is something doubly non-economic in this microworld of C21 where big banking uses very costly mass media to criticise models of microfinance that their own macro professions have tampered uneconomically with -first because as the world since 2008 knows big banks are experts in designing crashing systems of their own; secondly when they ape a bank for the poor they are liable to mix doubly wriong system designs of both big banking and the opposite of community banking demands sustaibale models to be






Inquiries & goodwill multplying ideas for collaboration networking welcome, washington DC bureau usa 301 881 1655
Almost all social economics problems of the world will be addressed through the social business system , Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize, 2006 Acceptance Speech

The challenge is to innovate business models in such vital contexts as health care for the poor, financial services for the poor, information technology for the poor, education and training for the poor, marketing for the poor, renewable energy for the poor..
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Autumn 008 Londoners celebrate launch of Yunusdvd10000

 magic moments in the history of cc

Jan 08 filming Dr Yunus in a collaboration cafe on his book launch on Future Capitalism leads to October 2008 launch of Yunusdvd 10000 - a dialogue designed so that youth around the world enjoy demanding more SMBAs than MBAs. 08 also sees the 100th collaboration cafe across cities including Dhaka, Paris, London, New York, Washington DC .. monthly 100 person intercity yunus forum collaborations begin (facebook eg 1)

Oct05 - 30 person cafe in London - invitation come only if there is a sustainability crisis you are on a mission to turn round before 2012; and if you will guide each of us through the network you believe most relevant to responding to that sustainability crisis. This starts up mapping research in which surveys show that only Bangladesh has models that are trusted to collaborate in a whole truth world of microeconomics instead of the lose-lose-lose globalsiation of big gets bigger.

Summer02 - CC begins as a way of sharing practical dialogues across citizen worlds on knowledge people need most to end conflicts/poverty - first network co-sponsor is the simultaneous policy 


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Goal to fundraise & regenerate 10 African mfi
rachel, yesterday I understood this to be your/ASA America's action goal from yesterday's meeting; if I have wrongly described it please edit it;love to help in any way
perhaps you could summarise the key things that the search involves where collaboration might help:
?good local leaders
?a microcredit that has started but not yet got 100000+ mass instead of 10000 or under
?African disapora networks that will help as well as ensure their governments are not going to destroy transparency microcredit needs
I mentioned new york's hunger project pan africa womens prize as a network which I feel is good at searching but may not have deep understanding of MFI  - its youtube is at
Rachel, I realise that womensworldbanking and others have already helped you to start make shortlists. I have a feeling that at least 2 of the Africans peter and spencer introduced me to yesterday might well have contacts in their country who could both help fundriase and find which of various mfi is the one to support
welcome others circulated correcting or questioning anything I have misunderstood at version 1
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Wanted 5000 citizens to save world from aftermath of global financial meltdown

Community accountancy doyen Peter Burgess and I went to 3 collaboration meetings in New York yesterday that suggested we citizens can connect this. Brief intros to some people and connecting purposes of those meetings are body of this email.

As a mathematician, I will not  mince words.

we will look back at first decade of C21 and see that the only innovation USA invested money into was numbers algorithms that compound speculators bubbles- the rest of the world needs to map a new community to community world trade with urgency and transparency. If you know how to network for humanity, don't lurk now.

I have recently had parallel meetings to NY's  in Dhaka ( Bangladesh ) and London , and know other Europeans deeply designing micro systems (opposite to the wall street macro ones that spun this mess) in Paris and Barcelona . That’s just 5 places I can help search out 5000 –please bring your own places to the map. My suggestion is we turn this into a viral mail until we have mapped 5000 people. Not all have to be individually listed – you can vouch (host in absentia) for peers who you are sure are curious and openly practical about collaborating around this challenge.

If you don’t like that idea unsubscribe now; if you like the idea start introducing others.

I am aware we need ways to make this more practical that one email – though one "connecting the dots" email makes for simple viral-goodwill multiplying practice as long as any subdiscussions (eg fporm a connecting yahoogroup), which will of course be needed, do 2 opposite things – they don’t take over this e-mail’s purpose but they do add in any more people who they find through detailed sub-discussion are also part of the whole. I also suggest that the New York section of this email host a real meeting within a week of the election of new man in white house, ideally the day after. Our 5000 branding will be very loose (of course we wont agree with each other on every priority –it is not owned by anyone; we commend collaboration cafe micro values – every human being needs access to jobs that make their difference and no culture/demographic is superior to any other) . Be confident : if MicroCapital5000 is going to help save the world from the aftermath of global meltdown, its suggestions need voice at the new president’s door just as much as any other institute or identifiable network of people

New York Meeting 3 (host spencer center for conflict dialogue in new york ) reminded us inter alia

Einstein said that a sustainable transformation to global will not be solved by the institutes of the prior system. So let’s revel in our 5000 being wholly new in that sense. It also included daring questions- like what solutions –however outside the box-  do we have for picking up the pieces of the world after global financial meltdown.

 I passionately have a bias in seizing on one suggestion of compound risk expert Bill Sharon – roughly he said let’s study innovation industry sector the whole world knows it needs like solar energy, understand that they already could thrive except for the old global system having blocked them, revel in exactly those opposite sort of ownership and community up accounting they need to connect the world excluding nobody who wants clean energy. I may have mis-transcribed that so I ask in particular Bill, Spencer and Peter to edit any misinterpretation. While confessing to why I love this solution – we (including Mostofa Zaman Yunus100 Forums in London and 1) have 10000 dvds to circulate right now from the pace that is the world’s largest installer of solar units ( Bangladesh ). Its also largest owner of mobiles per head of population and looking at how these can be used to both connect the world with a transparency global wall street never had as well as leapfrog industries which sustainable serve the poorest as part of their business case.

President Clinton has said of Bangladesh that it is the new new world economy – essentially a developing nation with an above zero sum approach to both ending its own poverty and collaboratively increasing human productivity anywhere that  sustainable communities can be planted. The attached is the start of an online mockup of the 10000 dvds but do either get one from the many people on this list  who have large stocks or ask me to snailmail.

Collaboration Cafe Meeting 2 was with Rachel  . I am wholly confident that Rachel knows women’s networks who could help recover the world after global meltdown, and she is the USA representative of a different 25000 Bangladeshi network ASA from that in the dvd (Grameen). I would very much like to reissue the next 10000 dvd keeping which every are the 5 favorite of the 25 short videos in it and adding add favorites from other source networks in sustaining the world such as ASA in Bangladesh .

Collaboration  Cafe Meeting 1 was with Zahid ( )  from Barcelona- who like Peter and I had at least 10 years of experience of working with such numbers folk as coopers & lybrand and various development elites. Since then he has produced the most exciting virtual communities so folk in these institutes can connect across what they can’t do inside their own elite. Again please correct the misreporting. One such network mentors has figured out how development experts can give their time in virtual mentoring to people with real practical crises in poor communities to resolve

Enough from me. Will you play or do you want to unsubsribe. Or is there a way someone else wants to take this over if others agree they have a more practical idea aimed at recovering an equitable future for all peoples starting with the poorest who have had least to do with this global rich person’s crisis but who are most likely to be left out if the old systems are the only ones with a voice in global 2.0

Chris Macrae 301 881 1655

PS I have established  -may I suggest that at any time you post

anything more about your cv or why your experience can help us practice the reconciliation of global financial system and sustainability (exponential rising) of every community within it

settings at moment anyone can post (but moderated)

Illustration of collabortaion5000 profiling by the 6 most vital capacity of micrcapital agents:
4 sustainability practices every villages needs:
celan water, food, energy production
2 integration into win-win-win global
whole truth networking and media and channels giving all innovators equitable participation in free market
goodwill auditing - see

B5000 - what do you communally DO

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You might have a look at


If you like the sound of the collaboration cafe method I can intro you to the folk on this cable tv program - basically concerned with encouraging youth and small businesses among the poorer communities of New York


CC actually started in the peak of the dotcom time while I was in London. I had a cheeky idea. Why not spot gurus who were passing through london, write ahead of time saying can we have an hour of your time - we can’t afford big conference fees but we can network to get 10 people who want to try doing stuff you suggest. Edinburgh could be a similarly good place for such entrepreneurial collaboration hosting


Actually dad  and I and soros agree I think on one idea. Globalisation is an overarching system that one generation -ours - will spin to one of two extreme opposite outcomes- bad news would be Big Brotherdom of Orwellian kind- good news would be an age where all 7 billion beings have an equitable chance to make the most of life.


Soros was on US television ten days ago, saying that we can deduce from the banking meltdown everywhere that global has been spun by big speculative interests since 1984, and its now time for everyone else's voice to be integrated if sustainability is where we want the worldwide to go. I think we are more or less at our generation's crossroads. I know that understanding more of what/how /why (the social business entrepreneur) alumni of Yunus design business systems around will do no harm. For example, his community banks only ever invest in helping people be productive never in fueling demands for credit. The fruit of any community's innovations and work is reinvested back in tee community not creamed out to some empire's capital and Walled Streets.


But ultimately the issue for me is one of awareness of choice - do enough of us from every diversity know what a choice we need to make as this networking age makes us so connected, and why do public institutes like the BBC not help debate this weekly?
8:26 am edt 

Saturday, October 18, 2008


This is a combined flow of experience from yunus networks and collaboration cafe100 "the cooperation" begun in Islington Hub oct 2005, after London's dismal make poverty worse year
At Happy Computer 100 citizen meeting on tues oct 21 at 6.00pm (rsvp mostofa 0794 4991812 )You may want to play around with a form something like the one below- sorry have no idea of exactly how to make it look tidy by Tuesday but please note the core ideas
Yunus10000 Dvds hosts and users can be encouraged by sharing biggest  ideas that come to mind after seeing the each dvd video from Dr Yunus team on the 34 years of action learning from the founding 4 of Grameen and microcreditsummit as the world's most sustainable investment network. The more context they already enjoy from other Yunus alumni the more confidence they can gain that Yunus is inviting us to co-create the only sustainability epicentre that will be in time to save the world from more wall street meltdowns, more climate destruction, more of what ever is accelerating destruction in a community you love most
I believe that after seeing the nobel video  (number 1 of 25) it helps a lot to understand that
it was citizens around the world that demanded to use Yunus name in building Yunus Forum brand;
that the social business model which maps "microeconomics other system round" - designed around community sustainability and job creation - has more practice proof of validity than anything MBAs model with
that the campaign for more SMBA's than MBA's is simple and the easiest collaboration invitation that you will ever receive but it does involve trusting the Yunus Forum value "impossible becomes possible if right people action pleace time" 

Dvd10000 action network goal – realise future with more SMBA’s than MBAs in every capital city

1 Nobel Award : Peace’s Economics Laureate

“Almost all social economics problems of the world will be addressed through the social business system” , Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Acceptance Speech.

At the time of the Nobel celebrations, citizens around the world asked Muhammad Yunus for permission to use his name to connect collaboration forums. Yunus10000 dvd forum asks you to tell us what your peer nets are debating after seeing video1 Yunus & Nobel Prize:

1 JFH such as Alan Webber call for Yunus to get 2nd Nobel prize: this time for economics- will you too?

Banker for the Poor used to be Yunus' most famous book- now its the opportunity of Future Capitalism mapping - where social business modelling changes the world from MBA global-down to SMBA micro-up

3 First Nobel in a generation to an entrepreneur- goodwill multiplying can scale up brand win-win-wins for Nobel, safe banking and all collaboration alumni of Yunus & Bangladesh - and why not you?

4 Every city needs to train up more SMBAs than MBAs if Microeconomics sustainable globalisation is to be the choice this generation makes now The end of Wall Street Banking is a worldwide opportunity to vitalise Yunus Forum Mission: Impossible Becomes Possible when Right Action People Place Time

2 9 year old questions Yunus on future of banks

Its a strange world when a 9 year old New Yorker January 2008 shows more curiosity about which banks have a future than global media

3 Thriving carbon negative economics

Over the last decade, Bangladesh has invested in this innovation and expects 100000 green jobs by 2012. Could global warming already be over by now if USA had done the same?

4 What inspires Yunus Secretariat

5 Listen to first woman of microcredit

6 Mobile Surprising Futures

7 Bangladesh –the sustainability export nation has now opened near NY's grand central junction for all your future's  clean energy, community healthcare and hi-trust banking maps ... California popularises Dr Yunus lead contribution to ending digital divides in several ceremonies in November - to partner in latest www solutions go to

Bangla national strategy : innovate franchises to serve China and India's deepest sustainability challenges -   

8 Supporting banks for the poor worldwide

 Outside of Bangla, rsvp where will you find happy community bankers- examples Kenya' Jamii Bora, Costa Rica's WholePlanetFoundation, Bolivia's Pro Mujer - were any of your 4-hemisphere peers at the last microcreditsummit in Bali or the next in Colombia

9 Microcredit- Grameen Trust

 See london's library copy of The Great Advocacy - stories from the first 34 years of microcredit shared by world leaders (eg Clinton, Queen Sofia,  PM of Malaysia, Kofi Annan, President Chirac,... & Yunus

10 Centre of Action Learning

People who spend too much time learning and examining each other on theories get extremely worried at times of huge worldwide change. Action learning is your entrepreneur’s inside best insurance that you never fall into any such academic or professional trap.


Chris Macrae usa 301 881 1655

PS I have done work for at last 30 of the world's so-called most famous global branded companies. None encourage an innovation epicentre that remotely compares with what you will find if you ever visit Dhaka. If you cant get to Happy Computer for your yunusdvd10000 -you can ask me to post you a free copy 

10:22 am edt 

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Example: would like to see a social business club flourish in every city


different cities will want a different sort of club with different membership dues, facilities

it is possible that some clubs will be created completely anew, but others will minimise costs either adding on a club to an existing facility or chnaging the focus of a hub or other center that is already operating

in cases of clubs with small revenue turnovers, we can imagine the need for the owners or management team to correctly answer a quiz based on cases of known social businesses or other materials provided by those in bangladesh with many decades experience of social busines modelling; in cases of clubs that go above a certain market size, it will likely be necessary to take an additional certification (typically one of the authorised SMBAs by Dr Yunus)

we want to adapt these rules so that certain goals are achieved:

1 wherever a city has significant Micronetworkers - we need a capacity to train up more SMBAs than MBAs

2 it is expected that much of action learning exercises of social business will have a commons licence - worldwide city clubs of have a right to expel any club that makes use of its materials expensively copyrighted in contrast to what other clubs do

3 social busienss clubs are likely to become colaboration gravities for social actions teams, including those that ultimately help design 7 microsummits going beyond today's on credit to health , media, energy/water/biomass, education, government, professions 2.0

this is version 0 - I am delighted to start Q&A that can help make this concept ready to multiply alongside our other networks by and for those serving the collaboration economy

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My maternal grandad was mentored, one Bar of London qualified barrister to another, by Gandhi for over 25 years in the Mumbai region between 1920 and 1945 ish.

Gandhi's Truth transformation of the British Empire involved the three-in-on system change : to education, to media and to professions. As high court judge for the region ,grandad started by sending Gandhi to jail and ended by helping write up the legalese of India's Independence. This begs the question - which we'd always love to correspond about - where are the social networks for wholeplanet truth today? Can we network weavers co-create enough of them before inconvenient truths be they climate, banking crises , food crises exponentially crash - all over a collapsing world.

Collaboration Cafe began around 2003 not to be any of these networks but to help map where they are at be a gatesway between them finding in-guide networks to outsiders etc

Here's a bit more of our history. If you are a citizen concerned for sustainability of future generations and like the sound of our open cafe hosting network, please do tell us what you'd like to volunteer to host or ask questions.

chris macrae DC region 301 881 1655

1) if it helps as a shared identity we are delighted if anyone debating community-up projects whose knowledge is more open source than closed wants to call an event a collaboration cafe

 2) historically we did start with quite a specific modus operandi; I had been volunteering on the management committee of which surveys what sustanability crises national governments alone will never solve because the issues are sans frontieres, and need long-run compound corrrect decisions not short-term party political ones; having started to have a crisis 20 issues list, we thought we'd be cheeky and invite world opinion leaders on a specific community-up issue passing through london to a cafe where we basically said we cant pay you money like the confernce organiser you have come to speak to but we can search out networks for the 10 people who most desperately want to collaborate around your practices; if you will give us an hour at any time ,we'll get the people there!
that was about 6 years ago, and we soon found that the format was just as interesting if someone local had something deep to share for an hour with about 10 people;
3) over the years we have done about 100 cafes, more of the local sort than the world leader sort!; the collaboration tavern with a bit longer and food and more people seems to be the same genre to me; and we do love knowing that there are hosts in different cities who find the process worth connecting - london , new york and paris are the main places we have hosts to date but in my case the yunus impetus as  someone the collaboration and system changing like I dont expect to see again is a reason where I would dream that we could NOW connect tens if not hundreds of cities informally in cummunity up hosting cafes
please ask questions or correct me- collaboration cafe is not intended to be prescriptive other than expecting to meet community-up people typically tackling issues that need worldwide scaling/replicating solutions