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    Can we catalogue 30000 microfranchises

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      When Keynsian and Smithsian (end-poverty) economists first saw students experimenting with elearning networks they predicted that the sustainability of the net generation and 7 billion livelihoods would depend on open sourcing 30000+ microfranchises. Today we have wonderful elearning channels including:

      world bank open learning campus

      Yazmi elearning satellite for 5 billion africans and asians

      Khan Academy

      But will we be in time in collaborating around identifying 30000 microfnachises in such a way that education is redesigned around the billions of livelihod that they sustain


      Whlle not everyone agrees exactly with the definition of a microfranchise I suggest these minimum standards of accountability and transparency:

      A franchise is a knowhow system that provides an efficient and effective service that individuals or teams of people locally replicate


      A microfranchise is designed around positive cashflow across its whole system of application but note it may use a cross-subsidising model - eg aravind for ending needless blindness model (authenticated by top 10 global healthcare leader Larry Brilliant) and if a microfranchise provides a social service there is no reason why it shouldnt be funded by microprivatisation


      What's core to the realisation of a microfranchise is that the value produced by the team stays mainly with them as producers and in the local community they serve. Microfranchise microentrepreneurs are extremely hard working and diligent servants but those who empower them actually minimise market risks to these community builders in every possible way


      The ownership and the upgrading of the knowledge or any mobile and other information systems designed into the microfranchise is majority owned in trust for goals of #2030now


      A microfranchise does not externalise risks onto anyone inside or outside the communities it is actually applied in. In the sense that John Von Neumann father of modern computing predicted: microfranchises take societies and economics joyfully above zero-sum games. In this way collaboration celebrates an abundancy (and peace-linking) advantage millennials can  which multiply goodwill around through trilliondollaraudit models of market sector purposes   industrial age's consumption of things could never conceive of.. Being a Scot the sort of community freedom/trust-flow that Adam Smith's moral sentiments system designs assumed markets could improve the human lot around is due for a rebirth -if you are interested in knowing more about that I can make sure your mails reach Adam Smith scholars at Glasgow University - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk - a group of people who helped  celebrate Muhammad Yunus 70th birthday wish weekend with the publication of 2 wholly new  journals of social business.- see also Glaswegian's Tom Hunter's original investment in Bill Clinton's networking for human social good


      While I love to help celebrate any microfranchise, the most exciting celebrations are for meta-microfranchise - these gravitate investment in tens or hundreds of microfranchises.. To date Kenya with MPESA, Nanocredit, Jamii Bora, and Ushahidi IHUB and Bangladesh with BRAC and Grameen offer benchmark cases of meta-microfranchises that I would recommend every millennial celebrates. However meta-microfranchises can be culturally detailed to catalogue and require updated tracking- I believe their leaders -eg sir fazle abed - merit whole elearning curriculum of their own. Which one #2030now leader would you most like to MOOC with? Will we ensure the succession of this knowhow?


      Please note that none of the bangladeshi microcredits  were simply banks. Just as Steve Jobs is reputed to have merged several markets, Bangladesh microcredits merged several markets from the bottom-up including health services, training to earn a livelihood services, redesign of whole value chains round microfranchises in which small producers had no marketing channel costs, as well as intergenerational financial services and barefoot lawyers. Moreover 2015 is the 20th year since Bangladeshi microcredits attracted grants from George Soros to be experimenters in partnership of mobile connectivity of village mothers. In most cases today, a village end-poverty microfanchise is likely to be very manual in terms of its last mile of delivery but brilliantly supported by worldwide IT.through mobile connectivity. Hi-tech and Hi-touch and Hi-Trust can be a win-win-win


      Any questions or improvements to this introduction or can we start racing to #2030now by mapping 30000 microfranchises and great livelihoods for every millennial