see also .. In 2016 the human race spends 1000 times more money and time on Learning Commns Tech. We invite you to vote for the the most productive Youth Economies (more) linking in 3 billion new jobs that were impossible to co-create in times when distance caused communications to be expensive and the idea of an app being mobilised any time any place by anyone sounded like science fiction. see also microfranchise & health as pivotal youth economy

Let's begin with the most exciting girls empowerment economy: its human epicentre is Sir Fazle Abed in Bangladesh of the world's largest and most collaborative NGO known by hundreds of partners and millions whose education calling is girls empowerment as pre-digital BRAC and post-digital BKASH -currently the world's largest cashless economy co-created by and for girls faced with poverty's and sustainability most extreme challenges. Starting the search for how to value this youth economy was to be the last project of The Economist's Norman Macrae whose work (more) on the Entrepreneurial Revolution of millennials 3 billion new jobs began with this (Keynsian inspired - more) future history in 1972. RSVP or to start linking in text Norman's family in wsshington DC at USA 240 316 8157
next education open space new york 1 to 12 march 2016 - previous MIT 25 to 29 january - queries on linking in - or text usa 240 316 8157 Freeing 3rd grade teachers to ask parents & communities: do you live in a sustainable economy?

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Masa Son Softbank aug 2019

SoftBank Might Lead A Fresh $100 Mn Funding Round In Snapdeal

Smaller Chinese and American investors are also expected to participate in the round
Snapdeal has recently reported to have grown its consolidated revenues by 73% YoY
Last month, Anand Piramal has invested an undisclosed amount in Snapdeal
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is reportedly in talks with Snapdeal to invest another $100 Mn in the ecommerce unicorn. In India, SoftBank has also invested into two other ecommerce majors Paytm Mall and Flipkart. 
According to a media report which cited sources close to the development, a group of small Chinese and American investors are also interested in participating in the company’s funding round. 
“SoftBank will invest half, or up to $60 Mn in this funding round and the remaining will be given by other smaller investors,” the report added. 
Recently in July, the Gurugram-based company has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from executive director of Piramal Group, Anand Piramal, who had invested in the startup in his personal capacity. 
Led by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, Snapdeal is reported to have grown its consolidated revenues by 73% YoY to INR 925.3 Cr in 2018-19 as compared to INR 535.9 in 2017-18. 
At the same time, Snapdeal also managed to reduce its loss by 71% to INR 186 Cr in FY19 from INR 611 Cr reported in FY18. Revenue from operations for Snapdeal (standalone) grew by 87% YoY from INR 436.1 Cr in FY18 to INR 813.8 Cr in FY19.
In June 2018, founders shared that the company has been cash flow positive in June 2018 which means that the company is now earning money from its business. In the same year, Snapdeal also converted preference shares of all its stakeholders, including SoftBank and Nexus Venture Partners, into equity shares. 
Prior to this in 2017, Snapdeal had undergone a massive downturn after a SoftBank-orchestrated merger with Flipkart failed, which then led to offloading of multiple company verticals such as Freecharge and Unicommerce. Snapdeal cofounder Kunal Bahl had earlier said in a blog post, “The FreeCharge sale was an important part of Snapdeal 2.0 and without that capital, our survival as a company would have been at risk.” 
Also, earlier this month, the Delhi High Court has restrained Snapdeal from selling counterfeit Titan products. Titan alleged that sellers were posting counterfeit/infringing FASTRACK watches on Snapdeal and further that Snapdeal had also not taken down the various listings despite being notified by Titan. Prior to this, Casio has also alleged Snapdeal of selling counterfeit products.
SoftBank has recently announced the $108 Bn Vision Fund II, with commitments from tech majors such as Microsoft and Apple, along with banks like the National Bank of Kazakhstan, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Vision Fund is a technology focussed fund launched by SoftBank in 2017, with an initial corpus of $100Bn. Out of which, the company has invested around $10 Bn so far in Indian startups. SoftBank’s other key investments in India include OlaOYOHikePaytmFirstCryGrofersDelhiveryAutomation Anywhere, and Paytm Mall
SoftBank Group’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBITDA) were reported to have crossed over $18.5 Bn (2 Tn JPY) in FY18. Son had attributed this growth to its tech-centric investment corpus SoftBank Vision Fund I.
Masayoshi Son had then projected that the firm’s portfolio could potentially grow 33-times to reach a $1.8 Tn (200 Tn JPY) valuation in the next two decades.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ren Zhengfei Huawei

Great june update on huawei

16 min read
—Vincent Bergsma, TechNode Squared member
In Huawei’s early days, we were a hardware company, and the software was created to manage and control the hardware. Today, in 2019, the hardware is becoming commoditized, and the intelligence is embedded in the software. Huawei’s activities range from the chip sets, through to the device (e.g., smartphone, laptop, wearable, or connectivity device installed in a car), through to the base station, to the core transmission network. Huawei’s range of activity is broader than any of our competitors. Ericsson and Nokia, for example, are in the network space, not so much in the device space. Apple is in the device space, not so much in the network space.
—Joe Kelly
The fact that Huawei is engaged in all four areas on this value chain explains much of their path to success. The nature of the telecoms industry is one that heavily favors scale, and dominance in one area allows firms like Huawei to invest or subsidize other areas of business, which can create a snowball effect.

Side note: A former postal worker from Ireland who dropped out of school at 15 years old and now finds himself at the center of a global technological and political conflict, Kelly himself is perhaps as interesting as the company he represents. The Beijing Bookworm’s Peter Goff wrote a profile on him in The Irish Times that is very worth reading.

Friday, November 30, 2018

How education is designed fascinates me. You can see that the most exciting examples of education free girls and boys to believe in each other’s capabilities to make the most of life for each other

Nature ( a cyclone that killed half a million people) caused Fazle Abed to devote his life designing the most exciting livelihoods education girls have ever networked. A geography teacher caused Jack Ma to become the greatest livelihoods educator boys and all technologists for the community have ever seen. We will review hundreds of educational connections you can help them linkin in through every community if youth are to co-create the first sustainability generation
Nature ( a cyclone that killed half a million people) caused Fazle Abed to devote his life designing the most exciting livelihoods education girls have ever networked. A geography teacher caused Jack Ma to become the greatest livelihoods educator boys and all technologists for the community have ever seen. We will review hundreds of educational connections you can help them linkin in through every community if youth are to co-create the first sustainability generation  

I am fascinated by the purpose of markets (eg health food banking water energy waste homes transportation mobile space arts sports internet nations (supercities, global villages)  worldwide trading routes …). Why? Because Keynes explained the way we the people design markets will determine whether the human race is sustainable or not.

Being responsible for five fifths of humanity is a big challenge. Instead of the scary foci of false media we wish the world celebrated its good fortune of current quality of leadership of xi jinping representing how china’s fifty of  the world’s people win-wins with the rest of the human race, ;pope francis navigation of a fifth of the worlds as fransciscans , guterres integration of five fifths of the world’s people. All three also have the curiosity to help mediate the intelligences of humans and artificials. Something started changing after world war 2. We humans started doubling investments in M-technologies every 7 years. By 2015 we were spending over 1000 times moore. This is why we recommend viewing 2016-2030 is the most exciting time to be alive. As we face the acceleration through 1000 to 4000 times moore we need to innovate systems addressing all 17 sustainability goals.

You can help us map the search for world record jobs creator.  Please forget nationalism and other ism – who do you  know who is locally helping youth translate and replicate similar sorts of action networking solutions to Abed-Francis-Guterres-Ma-Xi. Which are the top 13 world trade routes to mediate if mother nature and humankind are to urgently win-win out of every community?

The 4 m’s interest me- mother media mediation, meditation. …

Friday, September 28, 2018

Any views on which country's legal system serves 21st C youth in way that most values sustaining them. My interest is both worldwide and personal as my uncle was a Queens Councillor and his dad wrote the legalese of India's Independence. But living in Washington DC today its had to explain to my 21 year old daughter where the law's love of future of her generation is being served let alone constituted.


American nightmare: being 15 year old girl took big step backwards yesterday. Normally FBI possible crime among six 15 year olds in a house, who owned house matters. Not to 2 Blah Blah parties taken over by personal wars from serving the people let alone youth

Europe never understood how sick culturally its nations started the 20th century. AS 21st Century comes of age, is there anyone who believes the pro-youth culture of the states of america has any healthy common sense left at grounded practical levels? With senates choc full of men two generations out of touch with the future , there seems to be no order to law. Perhaps these elders know how fast they are destroying society and so grandstand distractions to media helping americans create a future worth growing up

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

league table of most valuable curricula freeing sustainability generation

1) english and chinese as second language  ( in spite of brexit and trump world youth still need knowlegde stored or coded in english)

2) 17 sustainability goals of girl empowerment with first search led by sir fazle abed of brac

3) all the mapping of how can every small enterprise be linked into trade that is belt road- and what huge innovation networks do we now need students to connect eg green bib bang- which 2000 place governors want to unite race to zero carbon economies

4 everything that jack ma (and which ever tech wizards app his dreams of global markets where small enterprises flourish) knows how to big data small platform 

------------------- to add to survey rsvp our family started above survey when man landed on mon in 1969 thanks to grandad at The Economist