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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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Extract from The 5 Collaboration Games -from Dhaka to Globalisation 2.0

MicroEconomics Renaissance

AKA 5th Collaboration Discipline of Yunus/Bangladeshi Alumni and Yes We Can Generation


5 What is Trillion Dollar Industry Sector Sustainability?  - Joyfully mediating choice of experienced peoples’ visions of the future’s most human purpose which each global industry sector can sustain.


To support markets to be free:  engage in severe contests between intelligence which presses forward, and an unworthy timid ignorance obstructing our progress


Historical Note: The Scottish School of Free Market economics and entrepreneurship was systemised around Micro’s gravitational core of sustaining communities.  Alumni of the late 1700s Adam Smith innovated the use of media to transparently animate severe contests of leadership values. Specifically, the entrepreneur James Wilson came down from Scotland to London, then emerging as the superpower of Industrial Revolution. He became a Member of Parliament determined to throw out all vested interest MPs. In 1843, he started up The Economist to mediate dialogues aimed at keeping the future of every market free for diversity’s share of voices. Thus the value of sustainability investment was configured around openly questioning each future market’s exponential consequences. James died before his time in Calcutta whilst trying to transform Raj economic models. The killer disease of Wilson, and millions of infants a year, first became preventable at 10 cents a dose in the 1970s. This is when BRAC discovered oral rehydration and linked a service network of nurses across the whole of rural Bangladesh.


Students reviewing connections between the first 4 collaboration games that networks of Dr Yunus - and millennium goal social action networkers play -  discover a fifth collaboration discipline. One which starts up by mapping back from the future change worldwide peoples want. It’s  facilitated by the stories we permit elders who deeply know an industry sector tell, and the questions we let youth ask them. It can be timely to search for context-deep democracy beyond borders. Can we enjoy living in a local-to-global world where it is possible to debate what is the human purpose of a global industry sector beyond extracting monetary gain every quarter?


In our globalizing world, many trillion dollar market sectors are unfolding. Markets can offer a means to the opportunity of productive freedoms and happiness. They can help advance the human lot provided their system is open to question the opposite behavioural dynamics of being designed to spin around whole truth or inconvenient truth. Simply speaking, the quality of human lives and civilisation needs innovation and mediation of global value exchanges which:

· Tolerate no unnecessary chance of collapse (unlike Wall Street’s 21st Century Investment banking and certain professional systems that insiders took over)

· Do no evil. We need a worldwide capability to host transparent global villages debates innovatively ahead of time - so that if or when a sector starts compounding more ecological or other harm than good, regulations are harmonised so its goodwill is devalued in a way that is true and fair for all it historically connected.


As Lord Nicholas Stern stated in 2006: carbon energy markets spun the greatest failure of free markets. Vested interest lobbying for more than quarter of a century compounded an unworthy timid ignorance obstructing our progress. Thus inconvenient truth blocked out investment in abundant renewable energies such as solar and compounded geopolitical strife and loss of community grounded intelligence at the top of many regional governments.


You can check out how we took a wrong turn in our first half generation of going global compared with future opportunities mapped in 1984 .  Investment guru George Soros has termed this the age of fallibility. As early as 2000, Brookings/Georgetown asserted that global professions were propagating a future of Unseen Wealth and compounding needless risk.


The good news of the same whopping great mathematical mistake being at the epicentre of all sustainability crises is : cure the maths and we can collaborate in innovating ways out of every sustainability crisis. Ending poverty requires the same mathematical maps as ending drowning in carbon requires the same maps of renewing the entrepreneurial freedoms originally chartered in America’s Declaration of Independence (from being superpowered over by England). If Yes We Can networkers can do in DC what supporters of The Economist did in London in 1843, then we can be the change-over from superpower to superempowerment  - everywhere that people choose to play collaboration games.


Desperately Seeking Entrepreneurial Revolutions in Media, Metrics and Monopoly’s Laws


The table cites a few cases –among many you can search  - for reasoning what opportunities for humanity could be co-created if the world’s largest public broadcasters including BBC world service and India’s DD teamed up to help collaborations wave around the world.  Why not free broadcasting to let people with a lifelong experience of a global sector tell 180 degree opposite stories of what makes that sector serve humanity. Why not empower a Yes We Can Fashion which celebrates how openly youth question these storytellers of trillion dollar industry’s choice of futures?

To Jerry & Collaboration City Hosts: I dont know if Garrett lives in Dublin but I would be fascinated if Clare and he could meet to see if they are on the same map - Clare is one of the world's deep explorers of sustaining grassroots up innovation 

I believe Stewart Craine and Clare can co-referee each other's dedication

Peter and Ken and I were talking yesterday about how Ken's affiliated network of world trade centers can connect collaborations across deeply local infrastructures - Ken is a master practitioner of how small disadvantaged businesses drive global growth!

Tell me if there is any way I can help cross-polinate. Have Dublin and Paris and Barcelona as 3 collaboration cities I must spend at least a day in 2009 if I am welcome and if I can handout some of the 10000 yunus dvds ! I wonder too if netimpact has a Dublin coordinator. I believe that Dublin (like Glasgow which is one of the top Yunus collaboration cities of 2008) is a perfect size of city to hub the world with social business mentoring and mapping.

Chris Macrae washington dc 301 881 1655

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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