8 dialogues .. & University of Karlsruhe on invitation of the president of the university
Feb 15 08 - main Yunus bookday london - : see my biggest mistake blog entry 30 december 08; also one of the empowering speech transcripts of the year at london school of economics -col 3 of this page
Nov08 Yunus SMBA Masterclass Year I Event 6, Glasgow
Dec 08 Oxford -1 Why is SOCIAL BUSINESS
the most exciting entrepreneurial game people play ... Transcripts of Dr Yunus lectures : Adam Smith Glasgow; Sheldonian Oxford - .. more
April 08 - Number 10 London with PM Gordon Brown
audio & video of yunus lse speech Future capitalism booktour launch feb 15, 2008
Nov08 Monaco: Muhammad Yunus devait justement partager la table du prince Albert II ...Concept révolutionnaire dans le capitalisme... et nouveau pour Monaco. Pourquoi Muhammad Yunus a tenu hier à s'exprimer en Principauté ? « Monaco est connue pour sa philanthropie active. Ici, il y a des gens riches et généreux. Je suis venu leur donner des idées. Cet angle philanthropique pourrait être plus efficace avec le social business. Si Monaco se lance et endosse ce rôle, cela pourrait avoir un impact international »,
Dec08 Paris Muhammad Yunus, fondateur de la Grameen Bank, la banque des déshérités au Bangladesh, et Franck Riboud, aux commandes de Danone,se sont retrouvés vendredi à Paris pour lancer la chaire HEC "entreprise et pauvreté".
1 April 2008, Paris; Yunus and President Sarkozy meet, announce SMBA at HEc business school ; later Yunus announces Future Capitalism Partnership in water with Veolia
18 May 2004, Paris - President Chirac confers Order of Legion of Honour on Dr Yunus…
brief on how 10000 dvd dialogue with youth and yunus social business alumni is going http://yunus10000.com
what's the most collaborative question that needs asking of dr yunus at end of year 1 of future capitalism? ideas anyone?…
videos made in january are here
videos committed to Grameen Inside (Dhaka as world's number 1 epicentre of mission impossible entrepreneurs) will be filmed before Nobel permanent exhibition is installed in Dhaka in July
as well as general collaboration network mapping specific action topics Q&A included:
*if malaria is the worst worldwide disease (later confirmed by Gates and Obama) how could social business networking accelerate end of malaria
*youth yes we can: how can worldwide youth connect with each other and then action extreme innovation with you
*ending digital divides: how soon will there be 10000 rural telecentres so that any rural entrepreneur can wave desperately needed innovation franchises as easily as any world citizen?
Jan08 : 9-year old quizzes 1000 New Yorkers and Yunus on which banks have a future ... Grameen' s banking for the unbanked comes to Queens, New York Times reports
*now that 9 year old New Yorkers see that subprime banks are at peak of year 25 of macrocapitalism bubble, will sustainable banks rise from ashes & how juggle varying worldwide financial, ecological & human crises along the road from fear of superpower to joy of superempowerment
1992 - 14 years ahead of world opinion, Bill Clinton commends DR Yunus for Nobel Prize- Shorebank Community builders in S. Chicago mentioned
1997, Washington DC - emergence of humanity's most open use of networks and meetings begins
June 08 142 MIT Commencement Address
Dr Yunus speech at microplace, san jose nov 08
1 December 2007 - Google CEO Dr Eric Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page wanted to learn about Dr Yunus' views and recommendations on the challenges Google can address.
New York, Nov 07 : Jerald Posman, the VP of CUNY York College and columnist of The NY Times, to comment ont Muhammad Yunus, he replied, “Nobody did as much to empower women as Muhammad Yunus ...1 .. 2
13 oct07 -1300 meet yunus at Boston Uni (October 2007, Bangladeshi Students Association ... at Boston University)
10 May 07 Chancellor Gordon Gee awarded Prof Yunus, an alumnus of Vanderbilt University, the second Nichols-Chancellor's Medal.
Hilary Clinton presents Yunus Global Trailblazers award of womens network vital voices; in // meeting Georgetown Uni President John J DeGioia praises Yunus
Opposite definitions of ending poverty? 1
jan14 2008 - Muhammad Yunus day in Houston…
s schooling started for Scots in 1843 with the founder JW of The Economist and linked in 3 generations of my family as grandad - British Raj lawyer was tutored for 25 years by Mahatama Gandhi. My 85-year young father hosted St James celebration feb 08 with Dr Yunus, and I ensured that the first place in the world to see yunus10000 dvd was the Indian Observatory of London School of Economics.
Mahmohan Singh :
13 jan 07 India needs to accelerate microcredit and social business developments
21 aug08- Bangalore Narayana Health City - Health City & Free Womens medical Uni is a top priority for Dr Yunus
Grameen Solutions and Indian company found Future Capitalism celebratyion http://bankabillion.org
India's social buisness service franchise -aravind - founded to eliminate unnecessary blindness is imported into bangladesh with initial social business loans funded by Yunus Pop Group TheGreenChildren…
6 Nobel Peace Prize, detailed his lifelong efforts to end global poverty to a captivated audience of D.C. residents and students in Lisner Auditorium Wednesday night.
The Bangladeshi economist and professor has received numerous awards for his philanthropic works, but Yunus received the highest recognition, the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2006 for his monumental establishment of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. With his system of microcredit, Yunus loaned poor individuals, predominantly women, small sums of money equal to $40 or less, allowing them to start their own businesses and pull themselves out of poverty.
HooksBookEvents, which specializes in book and author events, sponsored the evening's program. While their events are typically private, founder Perry Pidgeon Hooks spoke enthusiastically about their first public event featuring a world-renowned economist and author.
"Nothing like doing your first public event with a rock star," she exclaimed.
Betty Simms, wife of the chairman of the Grameen board - an organization aimed at aiding the world's poor based on Yunus' microfinance model - introduced the Nobel Laureate. She explained how as a young, impoverished boy Yunus overcame numerous obstacles, rising above poverty and helping millions to do the same.
During the event, which celebrated the paperback publication of the Yunus' most recent book, "Creating a World Without Poverty: How Social Business Can Transform Lives," the author spoke about his social business model, outlining how self-sustaining businesses can yield major humanitarian benefits.
Since achieving a repay rate of nearly 99 percent in his Bangladesh-based project, Yunus has spread Grameen Bank to 183 other branches worldwide and has turned microcredit into an international phenomenon.
The success of Yunus' endeavors has led him into a number of other humanitarian projects. In addition to Grameen Bank, Yunus is working with distributors of food, water, shoes and even cars to give the poor access to these goods at a significantly reduced cost, allowing them to maintain a higher standard of living.
Yunus also touched on the current financial crisis, hinting that it offers a parallel to his own financial work. He said that although many have been skeptical of the "credit worthiness" of his borrowers, the bailout has put the American public in the borrowers' position.
"Now is the time to ask the question: Who is credit-worthy?" he said.
Though he recognized the problems posed by such wide-reaching economic turmoil, Yunus called the crisis "an exciting opportunity to create new."
Following his speech, several audience members asked questions about the Nobel Laureate's success, many seeking advice on how to apply his ideas of social business to their own entrepreneurial goals. In one response, Yunus gave encouraging words to students in the audience hoping to establish such a business.
"Young people, you can start [a social business]," Yunus said. "Whether you want to get people out of welfare, whether you want to take unemployed people out of unemployment or whether you want to take homeless people out of homelessness, it's all a social business."
With his projects already making huge strides in the fight against world poverty, Yunus envisioned a near future without poverty.
He said, "Poverty belongs in the museums and it will be staying there."
I would just like to pick up on the last sentences. Dr Yunus emphasised young people can discuss how to design a social business before going into all the complexity of finding a financial backer.In fact, fthe freedom from inancial engineering is how and why social bsuiness entrepreneurship can innovate its above zero sum economics and its sustainable future organsiatinal system of productive and demanding relationships http://erworld.tv
If you look at how the team of 4 people who founded Grameen microcredit in the 1970s worked, it was very much like what a group of 4 undergraduates could spend 3 years prooftesting in community circles until a win-win-win design and audacious purpose were prooftested. By that time if thousands networking loosely around you micro collaboration's rising exponentials cheering on the transparency of the vital service in the community you are offering, probably someone of goodwill and rejoicing in the same human purpose as you will come along with a free loan so that you can get replicating…
and other East Coast Cities thereafter. 30 years ago Dr Yunus and Barrack Obama's mother were pioneers of microcredit in Asia- and the knowhow that has developed from these practices -through such extraordinary 10 year networking marrathons like microcreditsummit - is now the world's best chance to recover from the global banking crisis- as well as to get back on track with this generation's most inspirational united goal - networking the end of poverty everywhere.
Our local youth leader is Alex founder of YouthMicrocredit and Students4Sustainability, and and a GWU undergrad -please contact him. This event's local host is hookerbooks.
For 15 months now our dedicated 1000 bookclub study group welcomes collaboration of serious (young and old) practitioners microcredit, social business and Future Capitalism. Dr Yunus has helped us stock up with a few special resources:
*10000 free dvds of video conversations on extremely entrepreneurial projects
*the launch of a new publishing genre : Innovating Collaboration
*and the occasional personal dialogue
In return we need ideas of pledges we can network for him. Our prime focus until june 2009 is entering the race to be the first web to openly catalogue 1000 social business
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus for a special evening event at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Yunus will be speaking about his latest book, “Creating a World Without Poverty.” Read more about this event by clicking on this link for our Press Release.
This event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Note: A portion of the proceeds from the sale of book for this event will benefit Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Foundation — an organization that combines the power of microfinance, technology and innovative solutions to defeat global poverty.
About Dr. Muhammad Yunus
A native of Bangladesh, Dr. Yunus was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Grameen Foundation. Dr. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
-east coast usa time is 5 hours behind greenwich mean time and 3 hours ahead of pacific coast time…