a top-of-intel note on dearest of inspirations of fazle abed who died 3.5 years ago after 50 years of mediating how 1 billion girls )more at girsdworldbank 1BG economistwomen.com as well as this blog's diary of 30 cooperations over 50 years as briefed to us through 16 trips to bangladesh from 2007 - as the western world scaled what some call web2 - what might the quarter of girls and boy at bottom of pyramid be empowered to spend their lifetimes on
saving humanity from some of the deepest metavillage crises of food health water education finance and equality-
while abed bravely faced several personal crises eg death of his fist wife giving child birth - he arguably had one massively worst moment and one most massive happy one
the worst came in 1970 jhe had been quite recently promoted by royal dutch shell to be ceo of his homeland east pakistan; a cyclone killed more than half a million people around him and the shell campus wss one of few places to stay satnding; so hundreds of doctors and others billeted at the campus while they all did immediate relief the best they could with no electricity, no communications in plces where 95% had died; after few montths of working night and day with what became some lifelong friends and health intelligence/education designers; shell told fazle its time to restore order to the country - do whatever the pakistani army colonisers of the region order; that wasnt the job abed signed up for so he returned to london ; ended his contract sold his putney flat; connected london bengalis asking britain and usa (and india) not to take sides between pakistanis and his bengali peoples who won independence but with the cost (kissingers basket case0 of the 8th largest population in the world being penniless i the low lying deltas of the conteninets great rivers which almost zero carbon or other resources engineers build with; so as the war ended here in the land at centre of bay of bengal (but still pattioned off from the infrsstucture of calcutta the 19th' vc's greatest port) was a glasgow (adam smithian) qualifiued East & Soth Asian engineer, charetered accountant, ex shell oil ceo
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start up with about 40000 dollars of his own money and he used it to rebuild 15000 homes (100000 people) whos livelihods he then needed to market around urgent microfranvcsies eg rice to end starvation
-the 10 most basic medicines villagers could wholesale and apply to each other without electricity; if that was the most extreme test of real community entrepreneurship arguably abed's happiest moments came when in humanity's otherwise terrible year of 2001:: steve jobs family hosted a silicon valley dinner party - how can the worlkd connect educationally and digitally with what 1 billion asian girls have learnt around you and now since 1995 your first 6 yeras of partnering "leapfrogging" mobile and solar transformations in rural area; they decoded new universities and total change of education Architecture of Intel (AI) was how to spend the rest of heir lives; steve explained this in an extraordinary commecement talk he gave at stanford 2005 when he was also able to announce design of a computer in a mobile device - 2007's iphone - so for the scecod time steve jobs digital entrepreneurial revolution changed thheworld of interpersonal ai after 1984's mack ; sadly this time he was soon to die of cancer but had he dome enough fro abedmooc and stanford moocs to change architect of human made intel in line with all the most urgent loval goals multilaterals like un chat about and try to searc out action investments in NB please note in obtaining authorisation to curate abedmooc - abed said i value massive open online but please clarify cooperation wherever people value sharing my minds actions