Monday, December 31, 2007

Today was one of those great life changing moments for me - my first interveiw with muhamamd yunus in his offices above the slums of mirpur-
MENTORING PROJECT ACROSS WESTERN CAPITALS eg DC London, Glasgow, Paris, Rome, NY, Boston, Atlanta, San Diego, Durham NC, Tuskeggee Alabama, Portland Or

as and  try to mentor students on how to read 2000 copies of his social buiness book, 10000 dvds, and 15000 journals copuis, I feel the need to recatalogue my english speaking library-

..Library of Economist Poor.
EP1 Beyond Aid: How microfrnachises (Yunus lingo social business) breaks through dependency AID 2007 yunus social busiess book.
2 Which statistical tools are precisely wrong for modeling experintial imacts- for yunus a good franbchsie gets on a moore law of doubling impact but usual 5 yeras after first concept testing; bottom-up is perfebntblab for iterative smkall tests until you find what to scale big
3 Everthing Harvard Busienss School never teaches you about microcredit
4 Reaching out to other professions of POP even if as in health's accidental case, Boston has been transformed into a best youth hubbing partner -see eg library of books by Jim KIm, paul Farmer, Gustavo Gurierez- and classinf any Poe Franbcis speech anchored to ths genre -more at www.kimuniversity,com and
EconomistEconothere is so little on economic development obseved by living with the poor; if anyione reads this and either has nominations that might chnage my cataloguing or that I need to read please tell mke

yunus stiries include when i could no longer bear teaching students at chiittagong western macroeconomics (that I had studied 7 yeras earlier bat van der bilt university at the very strange time that segrgation was being abolished in the wouth) we relocated all our classes to villages (ie where there is no electricity, no running water, no modern communications) in bangladesh to nuhnderstanhd casues of 1 million people famine like that in Bangla 1974; when we design microfranchsies that empower villager livelihoods, we look at how top down sextirt chains exclude the poorest and design models the opposite way round; we dont belive the major part of becoming innvatively valuable to the poorest is teachable in theiry only by being put in the middle of action learning

I m committed to travel to Bagaldesh 10 more times in the nest 6 yeras as well as to greet yunus in those capiatls around the worfld where I may know someone who needs to listen to him firts- so I will come bank to this dateline and update diary classification when I can