world greatest inventions systemised by Dr Yunus global social business system
Father and I have hosted debates around yunus and youth since 2007 when we started sampling 2000 copies of yunus social business book. Perhaps no debate was more unexpected to me than what should and never should be examined
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Let's be clear - if someone is going to be licensed to do something that operates on safety - be that driving a car or doing brain surgery- of course they should have passed practice tests. Conversely top rank mathematicains like Einstein have proved that whenever you want to innovate more jobs or sustainable growth you need to go more micro (integrate variables at a deeper more diverese level) than prevuous ruling paradigms. Examination-ridden societies put pressure on teachers - and those in charge of the 4 curriculum monopolies- to standardiise - even when that actually destroys more and more youth's futures.
Ending Systemic Poverty can be viewed as the study of how to end a world in which at least 1 in 3 children will be born into communities that have little chance of sustaining their health let alone an education. To network around this collaboration challenge requires a opposite mindset to being a slave to a standard. This is evident in every story dr yunus tells fo designing system other way round
eg banking for poorest wonen instead of richest men
banking on community trust instead of no trust and lots of lawyers
banking to create income generation of people not to trap them in debt
When dr yunus tutors youth his approach is action learning - go to the field, observe something that reqires a deep experiment, discuss iteratively how to design that experiment with peers and anyone who passionately cares provided they have been grounded in the same experience , test small until you have proved you can specify a service microfranchise that many communities need tio be empowered by
While those claiming to wish to end poverty need to understand why action learning is exactly the opposite of standards examination - and eg those americans hosting microcreditsummits need to stop inventing more and more unusable standards - one of my most aha conversations came in a debate with dr yunus ' top techoloist project leader in 2009. He had all the numbers you need that in developing countries , fewer and fewer youth can expect to get a job from an employer if they spend all their student life passing examinations. He then said" I bet you that trend is already expoentailly accelerating in developed countries. Look at europe on 2103 and you can see his prophecy fulfilled. We are not only losing a generation to jopblesness but putting them in debt from education that compounds less and less chance of jobs.
So Yunus recommends this idea- whatever is going to be your last 3 years in formal education use that to network like mad round youth entrepreneur teams with experiments on creating jobs. You will never have a beter alumni opportunity than while you are in a formal education system. Equally today with every course worth knowing about will soon have a free online version so you can be free to learn and then test your lifetime learning when your needs be.