the good and the bad news is that economist design futures now 10 times faster
group partners are inspiring these sorts of foci
4 months of greatest risk dialogues that economics ever mediated,
1 i went to first bookmark and if it says that group partners and dfid are making progress in helping societies see in advance what to dilaogue around to keep elections transparent, or anything like that - huge!; case one-pagers on that or other greatest projects in a form journal of social busienss could publish for queen sofia summit distribution in november would be great
2 are you saying that one of your projects is a network which lets societies and worldwide youth know of the top 100 different water solutions
3 the new issue of journal of social business is out-including speech yunus keynoted at mandela 91st birthday- with mostofa back in bangladesh we dont have an active bunker stock in london - could you friends use a few dozen journals
4 I want to turn my father's foundation into a survey of the 50 most important meta-projects microeconomics needs to get right, as well as an asterisk meaning a meta-project where bangladesh's first 40 years are inspirational in getting this project grounded- some of these projects are huge as knowledge networks (arguably repreting 10% of the world economy that we could have in a 10 times more productive age) but are not yet seen by advisers to top-down leader because they are microgrounded- eg which will be the first 10 business schools to open up a sustainable mba (and can we help cameron involve the likes of berners lee in that - indeed is that we need 2 // curricula -sustainability of web as most productive tool human race as ever has ever shared as well as sustainability of erath as most productive resources human race have ever shared)
4a there are some key deadlines that need popularising among those that believe economics as fiddled by Wall Steet's Rating agencies has lost its Smitsian Sanity- if you dont believe that a country's development should be run at rating agencies then you need your network to be at queen sofia's november summit; if you believe it is time g8-g20 helped a billion poorest farmers by first getting rid of anything EU spins against them, then you need to find a way to support sarkozy's november summit in cannes
5 will be in london on sept 8 when there is a mother of all (asian) conflicts dialogue being hosted out of london univesrity
cheers chris macrae 301 881 1655
it might be fun to ning at http://aaanation.ning.com
I have forwarded a 'Dropbox' invitation to each of you. Let me know if any of you have difficulty with that.
It contains just some of work we have been doing around the world. These examples show 3 recent cases. 1. How we mapped and modelled the Nigerian Election System. 2. A Biosphere in South Africa and 3. Anglo American's ambition to develop and then put back fresh water into the communities they work within. The links below will also take you to wider context on Group Partners and Structured Visual Thinking™.
I don't know what will help most here, or what we can do but let me also introduce David Price a partner of Group Partners and with whom we have been working on some of these programs. In particular he will explain what DebateGraph does in more detail. We feel it is the most powerful platform for serious debate that we have found and that can quickly underpin the work we do visually and strategically with complex systems in dynamic situations - http://grouppartnerswiki.net/index.php?title=Sustaining_4D_in_Conve...
This link above takes you to a conversational 'system' - it does two key things (at least).
There is much more to it than that but you will get the idea. Please let me or David or Hazel know if you have any questions about this. Between David and us we might be able to help you and Yunus get the story told in a more clear and meaningful way. This will require a lot of discussion of course but I wanted to see what we can do to help.
John and team at Group Partners
In a nutshell!