Monday, December 31, 2007

google of mount sustainability

compare how exec director of google.org Larry Brilliant prioritises 4 most urgent world sustainability chalenges - minute 14 of this video - with our 23rd year of debating future history crises of the generation 1984-2024

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Will Climb Every Webworld Mountain Help 6 Billion Beings Collaborate in All the Cross-Cultural Dreams & Differences We Can Make?

My friends epicentred at The Economist of London 1 and explorative Americans (eg Maryland's Harrison Owen) and I have been open spacing "death of distance" dialogues circles since 1984 when our first book load of scripts on the the world's greatest revolution to hit a single generation 1984-2024 was published

Recent users of death of distance charters include the presidents men 1 2 (and women) and America's 2 greatest open space races : end petroleum addiction and do what you can so that youth loves exploring science as much as sports or media superstars

To end petroleum addiction, we will need to climb Ray Anderson's Mount Sustainability and have another cirle round our 1984 script on photosynthesis as the energy of 2000-2025
More fundamentally, the people will need other preneurial revolutions- as scripted in 1984, media's new networking connections will have revolutionary impacts for goodwill or badwill. The greatest revoltion ever to have hit one generation of humanity is mapped by system thinkers as compounding only one of 2 outcomes - exponetials that sustain growth for all or destroy more and more of the planet and its peoples. By 2024, the revolutionary legacy of globalisation will be spinning in ways that are unlikely to be turned round. This makes the mountains we climb today the most urgent work for what the consequences of open space races are. The hard collaborative work by people with deep context voices and the big visions capable of uniting humanity or turrning us against ourselves. Ironically, what will Google do at Mountain View is important -as well as world's number 1 public broadcaster BBC - especially to all of us transparency mapmakers 1 who connect with project30000, microfinance, the Gandhian 1 way of transparently linking up 2 million global villages so that diversity multiplies value wherever human relations or nature wave.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Mount sustainability needs collaboration across network boundaries -see all works by Ray Anderson (pic above is adapted from his Royal Society of Arts Presentation 2005); latest bookmarks mailed to our friends of Mount Sustainability include 1 2

Mount Transparency needs Open Maps

Mount Intangibles needs hi-trust (conflict resolving) governance as well as truly vaklue multiply visions linking up organsiations and communities to global markets

Mount Complexity needs grounding simplicity of Context

Friday, April 21, 2006

I came across a conversation along the lines :will google take to open space like a duck to water ?

Here was my yes, yes:
If you need examples of why google should not want to be left in the dark about open space, perhaps one need go no futrher than two of their product orbits:

the bloggers who most interest me hold a blog walk across countries which is convened in open space

those now trying to restore the web2.1 as the peoples medium are taking what they know for silicon valley on an open space roadtour next stop New Orleans!

alongside this if we are talking about under 30s as the net generation's cultural creatives, I have never met any of that clan which doesnt use open space

If any of the 3 of the above interest you, I can either give more details of what's it like to be at such experiences or introduce you by email to coordinators of such
It is hmm true that all of the above typically do open space in 2 to 3 hour formats (which isnt in my view the whole) but then you need to see how they are assuming that tyhey are building networks for those who want to play and open space is about one of 5 connecting components; others being blogs, or a club type guide of real cultural creative hubs across cities, or open-source type projects etc. So the open space is a continous tool looping through 4 or 5 other continuous playgrounds for seriously focusing innovation and transformation
cheerschris macrae wcbn007@easynet.co.uk

Thursday, March 30, 2006

06.01 For those who want to celebrate gandhi cenetenary by developing gandhi.edu as the 21st C course of people economics, sustaianbility mba, how to teach children to connect their knowledge whilst exploring science and nature- my source in India has confirmed October 2007 is the date - email wcbn007@easynet.co.uk goodwar601 if you want to be on the email of alumni preparing questions as to how the world and India can connect through this unique congress

06.02 London has become the open world investment centre for photosynthesis -email wcbn007@easynet.co.uk goodwar602 if you want to be on email list questioning the architecture network of photosynthesis about:
how to connect your city or village with early waves of clean energy
abundant organic crops
desalination water experiments
the sun and algae's productivity as abundnat clean energy -all the gas USA ever needs can be built cleanly in desert area
and how people in the ost extreme climates 9and othen poverty) are early beneficiaries of this open source movemnts contributions to project30000

06.03 London has also become the battleground of world service media - see bottom of march's gathering storm wire



Longer Details for media or mediation responsibility leaders

Hi Authors of the 30 books on Living/Learning the Brand Genre whether that is corporate national, personal or other -all tgopics relevant to goole as current grand central junction of all marketing, mediation and medias - on the wall, who is the do no evil-most of us all?

This may call you as an urgent responsibility of all marketing, media and
mediation professionals since it becomes the last British exit for brand to
reform economics through the bridge of entrepreneurial revolution which scots
have spent about 240 years working on http://clubofarran.blogspot.com

Unlike the late 80s crisis when fictional brand valuation algorithms were conceived by the accounting and ad agency professions to separate their own business cases (and so rule leadership communications by numbers spreadshheets), today's crisis = last time Britains (Great or Small) will likely have a paeacful opportunity to change the world goes with the media of The Economist and the BBC (media that well over 100 billion dolars of mainly
public money has been invested in as befits the last commonwelath led as a
Kingdom by ethical ladies, Queens) standing up for people economics- arran's
concept of replace sports olympics by social entrepreneur olympics is
sufficient to chnage economics as foretold back in 1984
http://www.normanmacrae.com/friends.html
http://www.normanmacrae.com/netfuture.html#Anchor-Changin-27687

In 1988, The Economist's new 2006 editor then 18 years younger and I knew just
enough about the coming global brand crisis to end the year of the brand
survey like with the rose metaphor of Shakespeare's and Juliet's what's in a
name http://ecosaintjames.blogspot.com

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet."
--From Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
Here Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless
convention, and that she loves the person who is called "Montague", not the
Montague name and not the Montague family. Romeo, out of his passion for
Juliet, rejects his family name and vows, as Juliet asks, to "deny (his)
father" and instead be "new baptized" as Juliet's lover. This one short line
encapsulates the central struggle and tragedy of the play.
http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/276
Themes/Keywords: name, love, family, rose -Goodold bard that just about where
all communal value multiplies around sustainably in a global village economy!

Of course those who know how the games people play with identifiers and anme
recall- as searched in the EIU's and my 1996 Brand Chartering may enjoy a bit
more about what 30 years of minding trust-flow and the rose can lead you to
recall -meanwhile Jack (John Moore) since you have accomplished your aim of
disconnecting me from feeding the www.beyond-branding.com weblog could you change
the blog link to me to http://chrismacrae.blogspot.com

The mind is a very funny (peculiar not ha ha) battleground. I have researched
since 1976 how the world's big brands impact peoples across all societies.
After all the biggest brand be that brand usa ,or coca-cola, or google
connects billions of beings in their own memories of it. According to
Americans Trout & Ries in their 70s classic which ad agencies still tout:
positioning is the battle for your mind, using all the hidden persuaders a
corporate brand owner can muster

while I disagree with spending billions a year on global brand ad budgets
because the consequences of that image-making media game are too shrinking to
contemplate where that will all pied piper us to is a different story
http://brandchartering.blogspot.com
http://globalcharters.blogspot.com
http://boards.charlierose.com/board/topic.asp?ti=16196
for now let me guide you how odd my (or any mind of empassioned context) mind
is when it comes to the brand Rose -yes if you ask me for associations with
rose I may say a sweet smelling pink skinned flower first then today I will
sya how much I am missing Charlie because I have fallen asleep over his
replacements in ill health

then we had an awakening last night with an old anarchist -yale professor
interview - what amazing grace
http://boards.charlierose.com/board/topic.asp?ti=16805 that Rose blossoms, explaining how academia has its hierarchical
taboos that anyone who questions the truth will have his head cut off or in
this case be excommunicated from yale for a year or more (Yale a place of law -
excommunicates a guy like David Graeber) I know my uncle as an English QC got
very worried by how asinine and big booted law has become but Yale are you
dropping off the map of the world

the Rose also reminds me of the way a young journalist ended his 1988 survey
of The Year of The Brand in 1988 - with the Shakespeare quote comparing rose
and trust - where is that man now? Actually he replaced Bill Emmott in the
most serious global media job of all last month

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet."
--From Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
Here Juliet tells Romeo that a name is an artificial and meaningless
convention, and that she loves the person who is called "Montague", not the
Montague name and not the Montague family. Romeo, out of his passion for
Juliet, rejects his family name and vows, as Juliet asks, to "deny (his)
father" and instead be "new baptized" as Juliet's lover. This one short line
encapsulates the central struggle and tragedy of the play.
http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/276
Themes/Keywords: name, love, family, rose

since January's State of Union Conversion to 2 new space races - end US
addiction to petroleum economics, do what you can to get schoolkids to love
exploring science more than sports and pop idols, and the explanation of this
given by one of Bush's 20 Gathering Storm leaders Norman Augustine - as to do
with Death of Distance

- 5 times in one interview to do with that
http://boards.charlierose.com/board/topic.asp?ti=16196
http://clubofbethesda.blogspot.com This helps me recall rose was also a
keyword in how Paris match reviewed the Death of Distance book I co-authored
on 1984 - Demain Sera Rose - sniad French journalism ha ha another great
economist writer and his son (so-called expert in learning networks) take us
to globalisation hell before saying its ok, the people will rise up and
web2.1 - well let's hope the rose brand is as exciting in your minds linkins
as in mine.

The denouement of the human race is being played out over the next
10 years; just do anything but lurk for all our gods and natures and peoples
sakes, liberties, egalities-the original associations of the word entrepreneur
(please note - but that's a different brand leader game, another post, another
time)


chris macrae usa 301 881 1655 wcbn007@easynet.co.uk
Alfonso Lingis Testimony at 2004 Annual Nongress of Global Reconciliation
Network, Delhi - see also my notes fro paper presnetd on coming wars between
goodwill and badwill networks http://goodwillwars.blogspot.com
One always sees things in joy. It seems to me that there is a very fundamental
kind of existential decision we make: do we believe our joy or do we believe
our neutralstates? In the latter case, the move is always one of prudence -
not to make decisions in a time of enthusiasm when one is carried away,
butrather to wait until everything cools down. I think one of the most
important things there is - I would almost say one could make this a kind of
maxim for life - is to always make decisions in a state of joy. ne should
believe one's joy more than one's prudence, or any cautious or fearful state
of mind"...Alfonso went on to say this is also the way that nature interact
people cultures and why we should be oh so respectful or every ciulture's
deepest belief even if as powerful white men wor whomever we haven't got a
clue why a culture states something is most deeply true to its communal DNA

Practically if never academically, this sure rings contextually true with researching society all round Asia which I have done on the ground since 1983...as part of the the world's first dtabank of market models coordinated out of Paris and MIT using express database software and the deepest perceptual models ever used to analyse communications by multinational companies

Friday, March 24, 2006

Breaking Views from ClubofLondon current #1 in collaboration knowledge city bookmarks (votes over 40 million)

This week saw world water day come and go with less than a ripple. Did Londoners know how they could have contributed more news on this around the world? no matter

Next week is arguably the biggest in the calendar for gifts to the world Londoners as number 1 collaboration knowledge city can start up, and make the next 6 years marathon of make poverty history connect all around the world

With Al Gore visiting the twin cities of London and Oxford, we cannot imagine a better time to Launch the Social Entrepreneur Olympics. The game is to have got 30 gravity pursuits of social entrepreneur world champions into the public consciousness by 2012 as much as the top 30 sports.

All we need is love and courage to cheerlead cross-cultural creativity's waves:

The Livingstone has got us off to a great start; he has declared there will be no sporting Olympics in London in 2012 unless they are carbon free - turn up the heat on every politician since only photosynthesis innovations can produce clean energy of that sustainability magnitude. Make sure all those who host Al Gore events debrief him as the clock to 2012 counts down

The lessons to be learnt from Make Poverty History from pop stars down can be an epiphany if University of Stars and the BBC turn their minds to the greater transparencies (eg end all country corruptions) needed if Make Poverty History is to be a reality network not just an image-making one

So that's 28 more gravity pursuits we need to celebrate around social entrepreneurs with as much gusto as the 20th Century hailed sporting stars

We are reminded of one Harrison Owen story I should tell because open spacing education is a social entrepreneur pursuit every family can stand up for whereas we cannot all help on the ground with projects in Africa or in the roofs that algae use to convert the sunshine into cleansing energy banks.

He was studying to be a priest around the Washington Dc area. It was a time when Martin Luther King was having a dream. Harrison can't recall quite how it happened but he was standing in a civil rights field in a crowd of African Americans - one tall lanky white man. The police were beginning to charge on the crowd and Harrison was feeling quite scared. That is until a 7 year old black girl came up to him - and said Mister will you hold my hand

Since that day, Harrison gave up the priesthood to the chagrin of most of his family. And is one of the handfuls of people who most interconnects conflict resolution facilitators around the world. Their networks criss-cross all religions that believe in golden rules of reciprocity such as so unto another what you want done unto you. They also connect mathematically - if Einstein is correct here at http://clubofdc.blogspot.com - to Gandhi as the greatest inventor of peaceful social entrepreneurial revolution that 144 years of The Economist's coverage of this most productive of all professions.

If some of this post makes sense to you, why not re-edit the parts you like and send it to the board of Governors of the BBC, and should you wish Tony Blair or another politician well with their legacy why not copy them in to. We the British people, not any of our political representatives own the BBC. We have invested way over 50 billion pounds in this corporation. On a personal note to all scots- may I ask whether you feel the inventor of television would feel proud of a television where every big debate is framed one dimensionally around short-term left and right rivals or whomever is looking fore a job with big business if the party does not turn out Trumps for their apprenticeship to network power.

It is high noon for the BBC with its 10 year licence determined by and for the people in the year of 2o06. Please could our world service be one of British Character we can feel both pride and humility in searching for. Please free your journalists for humanity to take a fearless lead in realising this open source script from 1984 , so that trust across peoples everywhere begins to flow through every documentary inquiry that has anything to do with world peace or nightly newscast on poverty's challenges through 2012 - and through these communications help the British to get to know 30 gravity pursuits of Social Entrepreneurs with as much joy and attention as the 30 sports it spend most public licence fees on. Hey when Brits helped to invent most of these sports we surely never intended they would take over from greater British realities of world service, through believing in CommonWealth principles and our Queen's higher order right to ask us as she did in her end of 2005 broadcast to unite in preventing globalisation from turning humanity on itself.

For the same of deeper democracy blossoming and connecting every coordinate on earth, you can also play a jigsaw mapping game aimed at sustaining 2 million global villages. Here's part of my family's tree which may open up some useful connections- what connections could your family tree or that of your peer networks open source. If you can make a "peer or family tree" picture why don't we play the mixed networking games of swap and snap. If we are going to turn around globalisation’s exponentials sustainably in time, we are all going to have to work with whatever grassroots community contexts up we can help each other navigate. No lead is too small as long as it is one you intend to gravitate transparently around as part of you lifelong learning mission. We need to help change children's education now so that the core human rights of freedom and happiness have a chance to breathe nature's clean waters, airs and energies everyone human beings sing her praises. Let's all turn up the courage through every family in the land and into wherever co-mentoring networks in internet space may take A B C D E F you

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Mountain of Intangibles Valuation

GOLDEN OLDIE - INTANIGBLES VALUATION : THE EASY BIT

All over the world the people have been cheated out of the service economy investing in people. Intrapreneurial economics 1 & case studies 1 can now confirm that it is quite possible for a company in a service sector to return 100 fold to investors but only if they honour a generation's lifetime service and connect this with society's greatest meeds from the sector. You will never get any such returns from boardrooms who have been sold the poke of shareholder valuation or who innocently believe that quarterly accounting numbers have any correlation with whether they are leading the company expoentialy up or down.

this crisis goes under the professional jargon of intangibles valuation but it is as simple as what structure flows of trust to keep resonating between people

how did the crisis start and get prolonged?

well the global accounting monopoly has always been based on a viciously inhuman rule- you can invest in machines never in people, people are cots, they are for cutting

inhuman as this assumption was, it reflected the fact that accounting standards were drawn up 90 or so years ago when the industrial age did mean that the main investment tended to be in machines, but this is absurd wherever a country's economics are mainly about service, which is what differentiates most value these days

everything went from farcical to tragic to being intimately to do with future destruction of cultures and the planet in the 1980s

first: the spreadsheet came along, and accountants algorithms were spread everywhere

second: 5 leading global accounting partner firms took over the world's accounting and they were not inclined to admit that their monoply tracked less and less of the information boardrooms needed to know

then accountants started partnering the biggest but least useful sector in other professions : we'll make your business case predominant if you make ours

so branding was valued by accountants to be all about advertising, when its now the case that advertising is the cost of corporate branding not its value

knowledge was valuesd as being how many people can you replace by computing machines

and so on

All of this was perfect as far as tangible accountants' monopoly over boardromm number-crunching were concerned: bolstered by another assumption built into their standards to give an image of precision - separability - whereas human relationship flows of trust are all about connectedness ; as too are learning networks and every other forward looking value differentiator we could be innovating. Instead the world is being governed to exponentials desctruction (such as these 21 global sectors ) clearly show

now even governments like the European Union are tied up in tangible accounting's misinformation; for 3 years the EU sponsored research into intangibles and then promptly closed it down; in parallel they have wiped most of the several hundred conversations I was originally encouraged to edit on intanbgibles and emotional inteligence, intelectual, human and scoail capital at knowledgeboard.com

here's one that people have been telling me they have been searching for:

Intangibles Valuation - The Easy Bit
Three Future Shocks of Intangibles Valuation
• In service or networked economies, intangibles are the primary leadership system for innovating value
• Shocking theory: intangibles only get produced as activated in relationships connecting people
• Spinning network economics around trust-flows: systemised by quality of human relationships invested in the organisation to date, future value multiplication exchanged by the intangibles rich organisation is already measurable. It is compounding along one of the 2 curves composed by this benchmarking scale.

Intangibles Crisis
Seminal research titled Unseen Wealth was published in 2000 by economists and scholars of law at Brookings, Washington DC. A parallel report issued by the European Union foresaw an Intangibles Crisis. Organisations of every size will be at increasing risk of intangibles destruction until or unless a parallel relationships audit is implemented alongside current accounting. Since 2000, dozens of multi-billion dollar corporations have failed. While a few involved corruption at the top, the bigger “Unseen” news story is how leadership blindspots compound unless the whole of a knowledge serving organisation is valued and involved in connecting up the goodwill curve.

So that's the easy bit!Perhaps we could play a guessing game- why do I as a mathematician, social community researcher and experimenter with elearning products know the above's the easy bit?
Opportunity 1 : If there's any human discipline out there, the above could make a whole new (human relations system) case for connecting what you do in the organisation to what others do. Do you like the sound of that or does that frighten you deeper into a silo?

KnowledgeBoard, 9th February 2005Categories: KM and Emotional Intelligence SIGPublished by: Chris MacraeStory read: 1058

Chris Macrae , 10 February 2005 @ 11:18 AM a question that comes before doing KM?Mr Chris Macrae
so darling , you are a KM expert - but first I want to know if the trust-flow in this organisation is sustaining or dying - what method will help us see? HOW ABOUT A PICTORIAL CLUE

One way to look at the above picture is 45 conversational loops - like if 10 people sat round a table, that's the number of paired conversation relationships that could evolve.
Now if you wish you can define your discipline. Let's agree TRUST is the most pervasively valuable flow to have gravitating all these loops. And choosing one other connection :Trust & ... to be what your discipline helps action into every relevant relationship loop.
For example if were to choose the word promise, I believe Trust & Promise are critical to every loop. I believe that's what the profession of intangibles valuation needs to model in mapping quality of human relationships. But that's not necessarily more important than a profession which does another deeper link to trust. Yesterday I was at a rehearsal of the annual worldwide get-together of Organisational Design experts. A lady was proposing that Design =Trust*Control

On the above picture that would represent (as I see it) 17 loops - all 9 loops connecting with K3 (hierarchical knowledge manageent) and all the extra 8 loops connecting with what owners V3 demand as value. To compound maximal control and trust, that's 17 loops that need systematic caring, practicing, monitoring. And that brings lots of depth to OD which can interface with the shallower but broader auditing of all 45 loops and their ultimate composite valuation as to wher are we is compounding on the sustainability curves.
To take another sub-example. Transparency clean up after nuclear means all organisational partners (bsusinesses and local place) getting together and sharing openly across their boundaries. If you like this is Trust and Control of 15 loopsK3*K4, K3*K5,K3*V3,K3*V4,K3*V5, K4*K5, K4*V3, K4*V4, K4*V5, K5*V3, K5*V4, K5*V5, V3*V4, V3*V5, V4*V5
Now did you see it coming? what word do you tell your friend that KM=TRUST &....
and how many paired loops do you see corresponding to the verbal choice you make? There is no correct answer except that's what what you are (tacitly or now explicitly) scoping KM's work and professional competence to be about across the system (as well as understanding what else it will need to build interdicisplinary brudges with if KM is not to disconnect the whole system's trustflow (ie sending organisation down the wrong sustainability curve)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

World's Biggest Secrets Archives? we would love to know what people in California think of them

where? http://clubofdc.blogspot.com
But if that's too far away! we can extract any relevant bits you want in this blog)

What?
We've put a lot of time reviewing our 2 original sources for life-critical ideas that just don't seem to be getting leadership attention and list a few clues why?

source 1 Death of Distance - we wrote the first in this future history genre (now aka "world is flat") 22 years ago; lots that could have benefited from 22 years work as forecast back in 1984 has barely started - eg 1984 billed 2000-2010 as world's most dangerous decade; we believed people would want photosynthesis abundant clean energy by now ( as innovations go its not a big problem to solve just a very contextually detailed one that could have been so much simpler if research had not been blocked until 2006's Union speech on ending petroleum addiction came out of the storm) ; we believed kids & sustainability of future generations deserved a total different education both in terms of curriculum (yes Augustine converted make science as fun as celebrity fashion) content and modalities of learning (less examining separte factors more training in how to network to find your own best embtors through life and help others likewise)

source 2 30 years old- Entrepreneurial Revolution Trilogy published by my father in The Economist; neither the word entrepreneur nor revolution is understood in the most valuable compounding senses; which is a pity because one way to make the world a better place is to extend the family tree of entrepreneurs into many different subspecies but that's not going to work while so many people start with the wrong end of the stick of what E & R greatest leadership trusts are


If you do have time to visit http://clubofdc.blogspot.com our open source deal is - cut and paste anything you like to start conversations with; ask us questions here if relevant or around a worldwide roundmap at http://www.frappr.com/entrepreneur
World's Biggest Secrets Archives? we would love to know what people in California think of them

where? http://clubofdc.blogspot.com
But if that's too far away! we can extract any relevant bits you want in this blog)

What?
We've put a lot of time reviewing our 2 original sources for life-critical ideas that just don't seem to be getting leadership attention and list a few clues why?

source 1 Death of Distance - we wrote the first in this future history genre (now aka "world is flat") 22 years ago; lots that could have benefited from 22 years work as forecast back in 1984 has barely started - eg 1984 billed 2000-2010 as world's most dangerous decade; we believed people would want photosynthesis abundant clean energy by now ( as innovations go its not a big problem to solve just a very contextually detailed one that could have been so much simpler if research had not been blocked until 2006's Union speech on ending petroleum addiction came out of the storm) ; we believed kids & sustainability of future generations deserved a total different education both in terms of curriculum (yes Augustine converted make science as fun as celebrity fashion) content and modalities of learning (less examining separte factors more training in how to network to find your own best embtors through life and help others likewise)

source 2 30 years old- Entrepreneurial Revolution Trilogy published by my father in The Economist; neither the word entrepreneur nor revolution is understood in the most valuable compounding senses; which is a pity because one way to make the world a better place is to extend the family tree of entrepreneurs into many different subspecies but that's not going to work while so many people start with the wrong end of the stick of what E & R greatest leadership trusts are


If you do have time to visit http://clubofdc.blogspot.com our open source deal is - cut and paste anything you like to start conversations with; ask us questions here if relevant or around a worldwide roundmap at http://www.frappr.com/entrepreneur