20th century intelligence - ending poverty of half world without electricity -although Keynes 1936 (last capter general theiry money inetrest emplymen) asked Economists to take hipocrati oath as the profession that ended extreme poverty, most economists did the opposite. Whats not understandable is how educatirs failed to catalogue the lessons of the handful who bottom-up empowered vilages to collaboratively end poverty. There are mainly 2 inteligences to understand- Borlaug on food; fazle abed on everything that raised life expectancy in tropical viage asia from low 40s to 60s (about 7 below norm of living with electricity and telecomes). Between 1972 and 2001, Abed's lessons catalogued in this mooc had largelu built the nation of Bangladesh and been replicated with help of Unicef's James Grant acroo most tropical asian areas. What's exciting is the valley's mr ad mrs steve jobs invted Fazle Abed to share inteligences 2001 at his 65th birthday party. The Jobs and frineds promised to integrate abed's inteligence into neighborhod university stanfrd which in any event wanted Jobs next great leap the iphone. The Valley told abed to start a university so that women graduates from poor and rich nations could blend inteligence as Abed's bottom of the pyramid vilage began their journey of leapfrog modles now that gridd infarstructures were ni longer needed for sdiar and mobile. Abed could also help redesign the millennium goals which were being greenwashed into a shared worldwide system coding frame by 2016. There re at Abed's 80th birtday party , the easy bitwas checking this mooc was uptodate. The hard bit - what did Abed mean by his wish to headhunt a taiwanese american to head the university's 3rd decade starting 2020?

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

abed the first foundation leader to listen and serve?

 if you look at some fazle abed youtubes, you'll see how often he says - my first attempt to design a solution went werong

eg from the start when he was going to rebuild homes for 15000 familirs- he mentions i got over some western architects - east pakistan army had flattened the housing in this region as its final act of war- the westerners started mapping out a main street but the local people said we'd prefer you rebuild on the plots the way they were

to be clear once engineer bed got started noboidy has ever built 15000 homes as efficiently; he made a large ordr of bamboo from india to the north which where a million logs were steered own river to the building site; he ordered tin from malaysia; the local men did most of the building - since there are no electricity grids or running water we are talking one room huts with forecourt to cook on and a pit latrine for sanition- about 20$ a house

and that was top 0f 700 projects oxfam had sponsored in the early 1970s establishiing abed as the most trusted bottom up organisation the west had ever dealt with

but once the village was built, abed realised with horror that while culture dictated the women stay in the village they had no livelihhods

so he needed to start designing microfranchises - for their on food secuity and serving local healthneeds; oncetrained a micrfranchise owner had a ppositive income business model  and all the value produced stayed with the women villager

having tested solutions that worked in the metavillage- eg one mother could walk round 300 homes a week selling basic non-prescription medicines and over time become the most trusted cmmunity health worker

but with no telecos, patchy litercy almost every solution had to be action learning networked peson to person- this built the most collaborative village cultures ever seen -

-can you imagine a nation built on continuous community service over 50 years -  as far as we know only by seeing how abed's 36 hunicorns fit together will ever see all the details ... as a maths guy i like to use the idea of maps; a map is only as useful as its connections; one broken connection, one miscommunication of how when where to link in and the map isnt usable- try out abeds network maps then cmpare with any other organisatio leader- which would you trust more with your family's lives or livelihoods

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