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Why are "The Uses of Blockchain" worth valuing as most valuable knowhow ever shared? see left hand column- then example columns proving blockchain purspoe in valuing everything people can do

if you are not concerned with uses of blockchain then you cannot help

sustain our planet

make your nation/community/family great again

make most  (happiness , freedom) of your life and livelihood

WHO SAYS THIS

The founders of the iworldwideweb- they had dreamt the internet would make such goals as above poosible but they now find blockchain is the missing infrastructure

WHY SHOULD I EXPLORE USES OF BLOCKCHAIN WITHOUT KNOWING EXAXTLY WHAT IT IS

In the 27 years since the worldwide web was launched  you have used it and mobile networks etc without knowing exactly how they are built in the same way that many of us drive a car without being able to build it

 

SIMPLE CASES OWNING INFO CHANNEL WORLD USES TO DO SOMETHING - Don Tapscot invite you to list 20 chanels such as uber - info matching car driver and trip maker, air bnb matching home owner with travellers needing a home for some nights

when you think about who owns a channels information two ultimatly criteria of their value - are the cost tey are charging everyone, abd the safety/usability

Blockchain is designed to the safest and most usable infrasytructiure of all of that and it reveals the cost of doing that  many times less thhat the pre-blochcain channel provide4r can profitably offer)  

CLUSTER CASES OF OWNING CHANNEL

Consider who owns the ability to honor every transaction between buyer and seller -what in pre digital days was called debit (not credit) card. Blockchain can be the lowest and safest cost of doing for all those trascations made between mobile connected buyers and sellers

Of cpurse a question raised is do we the people want the finacial service of honoring every trascation between buyer and seller linled to other services eg offrering loans. If so note how we digitly conecetd people can choose a much beter costing structire than that desigend into the west's pre digiral credit crads. These had a cost structure which maximised profit of bank and card issuer and chianed we the people to ever increasing debts. Strangely governemnts who alos need creit from banks gave bankers this and other monoploes which in the west compoinded all the way to te finacial crash with subprimed properties at its epicentre that since 2008 has destroyed so many livelihoods and prevented we the peopels from making anything great again (even as therev had never been a greaetr opportunity to colectovely innovte than the wporldwide web0 

Blockchain lets us get serious about understanding costs - take big phrama - case of hiv drugs reported by world class ehalth servant jim kim - shows how huge global pharma costs ahev become - clarifies how blockchain could bring transpareny to every cost of pharam and ultimately of all the socts of health services te soct of ceritying what skills a person has learnt to be able to propfesisonally deliver - this cost rose as givernmentsb ofddly gave this monoploly to universities - not only did te costs rise but the universities faikled to innovate everything that the woprldwide web and elarning econoy could have helped peopels enjoy sustaining 10 times more helath and wealth than the pre digital age of consuming up things  aid and philanthropy- the problem with "development" is that done truly it interfaces every contact ever intended to provide social good; we cant see which contractirs fulfiled the service aid paid for in a way that developed the capacity for the intended recipients not partnered with those who were left to continue to support development once the cintractir had left- because we cant see that we fail to designe efficient effective nd expadable microfrkiachises which build local peoples skils and self-sufficiency (or return a community's sustainability vis a vis climate or otherfactitrs that history had externalised on to it)note the point - the more you map connections or question how can all the most life critical services be governed transparently, the more the answer is only if the meta system of trust across value chains whick blockchain designs is openly linked in - blockchain chnages thye role of every most social trade including how government (piblicd servanbts) empwer that - so shall we start making/mediating your life and nation and planet earth great again?  ultimatly this is congruent with the goal of making 2030-2016 the greatest #learinggeneration - note knowhow multipolies vaklue in use - this is what makes the elarning economy so much biger than the consuming things economy but onlyt if therev are no hidden middle men in the way everything worldwide webbed (and realises in loical community actions0 linksin   

 

its not just the west's foudners of the www eg tim berners lee and vint cerf nor chuina's eg jack ma- its world record job creating entrepreneurs, inspiring educators and heroic public servants with every professional transparent purpose -and of course young coding wizards valuing the net generation's sustainability goals -please tell us whose testimonies on uses of blockchain you value most - rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com washingtin dc regoion text/mobile 240 316 8157

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Two declarations of interdependence valuing youth at start of UN yera 2016-2017

 Jack Ma 18 Sept 2016

 I agree with all what my (30+) fellow commissioners (fottnoted) talk about money as a big problem 

I believe that philanthropy can bring new momentum, new thinking, and real results for

for the most vulnerable young people across the world- but this will require strong leadership and bold action by individuals, organisations and governments willing to drive the change

 

The commissions vision for the learning generation  wll require total spending on education  to reach 3 trillion dollars by 2030 across (what the commission calls) all lower and middle income countries

 

To reach this goal government philantropists, corporations and charitable orfganisations should all work together to close this gap. Funding philanthropic corporations and charitable organisations should be increased to 20 billion dollars in 2030- and this is a tough and challenging job but we need to be more creative in mobilising partners to work together

 

MONEY IS NOT ENOUGH… WHERES THE LOVE

But we could not see our challenge as only about money – money is not enough

 

Education is about guaranteeing the future- and in the future, the bad news is that technology will kill many of the jobs that exist today even the jobs that we feel proud of. But the good news is that the new economy will create even more new jobs

 

BUT are we teaching our young people to compete and succeed in the new economy?

I don’t think so We need to do more about that. We have been educating our young people in the same way for more than 2000 years in the classroom. 80% of what we teach our children happens in a classroom.

 

It is time for that to change- we should anticipate 40 to 50% of the learnings that will need to take place outside the classroom in the real world through the mobile phone and internet. In this way we need to mobilise more cooperation and organisation to facilitate this. And yes money is important but more important is that we create new models for education to prepare our young people not for yesterday and today but tomorrow – we need also put our limited resources and money not only on the IQ but the EQ and LQ (The Q of Love). We need to develop the creativity and confidence of lour children. This report is just the beginning. Lets reimagine education and turn lour bold vision into action. Money is important but its not the only resource top accomplish our goal- and should not be the excuses for not improving lout future education

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Co-covenors : Norway’s PM Erna Solberg,  Chile’s Michelle Bachelet Indonesia’s Joko Widodo,  Malawi’s Peter Mutharika, UNESCO Irina Bokova  acceptance by Ban Ki-Moon

Commissioners Gordon Brown (chair, scotland);  Jim KimJack Ma (China),  Gracia Machel (S Africa), Amartya Sen,

Ananat Agarwal, Jose Manuel Barroso, Felipe Calderon (Mexico), Kristin Clemet (Norway), Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Julia Gilard, Bael Raza Jamil (Pakistan), Amel Karboul (Tunisia), Jakaya Kikwete (tanzania), Yuriko Koike (Japan), Anthony Lake (UNICEF), Ju-Ho Lee (South Korea),  Strive Masiyowa Zimbabwe telecom billionnaire,  Teopisyta Biriungi Mayanja (S Korea), Shakira Mebarak Superstar singer from Colombia, Patricio Meller (Chile),  Ngozi Oko0nzo-Iweala (Nigeria), Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (United Arab Emirates),  Kailash Satyarthi (india),  Theo Sowa (African Women Development), Lawrence Summers, Helle Thorning Schmidt (SAve The Children International)
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JIM KIM 20 Sept 2016

Jim Kim Celebration of Jack Ma Appointment at UN special adviser on youth entrepreneurship

 

I kept asking about how he came with these ideas and what his motivation was—I was so impressed – I came back to the world bank and I asked my whole team a very simple question- have we taken into account the ali baba factor in how we think about everything we do because if ali baba is the way to develop the world then we might not be doing the right things at at all

 

 – I was so impressed because jack had a deep moral vision for what he was doing in his business

 

Now the way he processes and understand data is better than anyone else

 

– I asked him what about this company, that company and jack said we eat them for lunch because we process material so much faster than they do – its because we have been working at it for longer and have figured it out

 

He told me how he took farmers who were losing their livelihoods and helped them form transport companies – he told me how he went to poor communities and gave a young woman a computer – and then as she started showing the villagers on ali baba that they could get a washing machine for a third of price that they paid in the local community but when the truck came out to deliver the washing machine ali baba had also organised that some of the village produce was transported back

 

.. he created an economy that no mater how poor how distant you were , you had access to the global market – the first thing he told me I will never forget – my dream is that a grandmother wakes up in a kansas orders something from a rural Kenyan craftsperson and gives it to her grandson in england – that’s my dream

 

You know there is a lot of talk about how the global market capitalism is so unfair and its true that there are so  many unfair things but one of the thongs we know is china lifted 700 million people out of poverty –one of greatest achievements in history it was because of more trade not less trade

 

There are certain principles we understand that could potentially lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty – I believe that jack ma’s understanding that what needs to be done to help small and medium enterprises to encourage entrepreneurship even in the poorest communities is potentially the one way that we can get to a world free of extreme poverty, in which we grow the economy in a way that is inclusive

 

Jack has it in his dna , ali baba has it in his dna, he understand a profound truth that  I think will contribute tremendous amount to the united nations – now the only thing is we have to listen to him

 

and we have to push him too, ;push him to challenge us to think differently about how we are going to create this world where everyone can participate, everyone has access to the market, everyone has access to capital – you can go online and jack can tell you in 30 seconds whether you can get a loan from me or not – these are the kinds of innovations that give us great hope and without them I despair on our chances of ending poverty

 

Jack congratulations-  all of us in multilateral system are so much better off now that you are one of us and I help you will help us shape the future 

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The Mandela Effect and the Blockchain

4 months ago by asabovesobelow52 in blockchain

The "Mandela Effect" is the term used for when groups of people seem to remember events and details of the past differently than what the present suggests.  Much of the initial cognitive dissonance the Mandela Effect (ME) creates, is initially quickly dismissed in the belief of how folks are simply misremembering events, leaving much doubt in the air surrounding this topic - because up until recently, we lacked the technological ability to adequately document such information.

Berenst#in versus Blockchain

Well, now we have the blockchain - which could be the technological riposte to this doubt-magic - so long as we have an immutable record of what has happened, this power of record will eventually come to terms with such holographic malleability as what the Mandela Effect may purport to be.  Could the Mandela Effect simply be a type of “softfork” of the agreed-to consensus reality? Is it a timeline disruption?  Simple foggy memories? DMT machine elf trickery - Or something else? As more and more people seem to experience a present record of the past, which does not harmonize with what they remember, the question seems less “How is this possible?” and more “What does this imply?”

The nascent technology of having an agreeably authoritative historical record in a blockchain format has only been possible for a few years, and may bring forth some unexpected consequences.  We can look at the blockchain as a type of measuring device or tool, where snapshots can be created and archived, cryptographically stamped and secured, to be used as markers and evidence of facts in the past, not subject the the possible mis-interpretations of a potentially-faulty future foggy human memory.

Many examples of the ME can likely be dismissed by the mists of time and hazy memories, director’s cuts re-releases, typos, or even the evolution of corporate logos, mottos, and branding. The list of such examples is long, and such often trivial discrepancies such as product name spellings and the like do not seem like very compelling evidence of the past changing as much as it is evidence of focus groups, effective marketing and pushing new product onto the unsuspecting masses.  However, some ME's seem a bit harder to process, for some.  E.g. The scarecrow in the “Wizard of Oz” now has a scene where he holds a pistol,  "We are the Champions" Queen song ends differently than many people recall, and Darth Vader never says "Luke, I am your Father!"

As evidence of this nature seems entirely subjective, what constitutes a valid ME for one person may not translate well to another, which only helps to muddy the waters on this subject.  As time passes however, and as more and more blockchain technology gets applied, either the Mandela Effect will come to only affect the negligible, or even cease to exist, or, there may come a day when our measuring and archiving tools (the blockchain in some form) come face to face with the concept of an altered past - and what implications.  It seems unlikely that a fully cryptographically-hashed blockchain could be modified, yet if ME’s are a real phenomenon, then such a disparity may eventually be addressed - and there doesn’t seem to be any easy answers.

It could be possible a time comes when we are presented with the ultimate lucid wake-up experience, when we realize just what the “Row Row Row Your Boat” song was telling us all along:

Merrily Merrily Merrily, Life is But a Dream

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World Wide Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Wants to Decentralise the Internet with P2P and Blockchain Technologies

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Tim Berners-Lee recently gathered in San Francisco with other top computer scientists — including Brewster Kahle, head of the nonprofit Internet Archive and an internet activist — to discuss a new phase for the web at the Decentralized Web Summit event. 

The founders and builders of IPFS, the Dat Project, WebTorrent, Tahoe-LAFS, zcash, Zeronet.io, BitTorrent, Ethereum, BigChainDB, Blockstack, Interledger, Mediachain, MaidSafe, Storj and others presented their technologies and answer questions.

Hosted by the Internet Archive, the first Decentralized Web Summit was a call for dreamers and builders  to spark collaboration and take concrete steps to create a better Web.  The event includes tech legends such as Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, and renowned author Cory Doctorow.

At the session on Tuesday, computer scientists talked about how new payment technologies could increase individual control over money. For example, if people adapted the so-called ledger system by which digital currencies are used, a musician might potentially be able to sell records without intermediaries like Apple’s iTunes. News sites might be able to have a system of micropayments for reading a single article, instead of counting on web ads for money.

“The web is already decentralized,” said Berners-Lee. “The problem is the dominance of one search engine, one big social network, one Twitter for microblogging. We don’t have a technology problem; we have a social problem.”

Doctorow gave the opening talk, “How Stupid Laws and Benevolent Dictators can Ruin the Decentralized Web, too,” which was about the “Ulysses pacts“: bargains you make with yourself when your willpower is strong to prevent giving into temptation later when you are tired or demoralized, and how these have benefited the web to date, and how new, better ones can protect the decentralized web of the future.

Doctorow wrote at Boing Boing that EFF’s Jeremy Gillula and Noah Swartz — who were there to present Certbot, a tool that produces free cryptographic certificates — wrote up the afternoon, including my talk, and did a good job summarizing it:

He called on the audience to act now to make a Ulysses pact for the decentralized web, because everything eventually fails or falls on hard times. If we want to make sure that the principles and values we hold dear survive, we need to design the systems that embody those principles so that they can’t be compromised of weakened. In other words, we need to build things now so that five or ten or twenty years from now, when what we’ve built is successful and someone asks us to add a backdoor or insert malware or track our users, it simply won’t be possible (for either technological or legal or monetary reasons)—no matter how much outside pressure we’re under.

After all, “The reason the web is closed today is because…people just like you made compromises that seemed like the right compromise to make at the time. And then they made another compromise, a little one. And another one.” He continued, pointing out that “We are, all of us, a mix of short-sighted and long-term…We must give each other moral support. Literal support to uphold the morals of the decentralized web, by agreeing now on what an open decentralized web is.” Only by doing this will we be able to resist the siren song of re-centralization.

And what sort of principles should we agree to? Cory suggests two. First, when a computer receives conflicting instructions from its owner and from a remote party, the owner’s wishes should always take precedence. In other words, no DRM (that means you, W3C). Second, disclosing true facts about the security of systems that we rely upon should never ever be illegal. In other words, we need to work to abolish things like the DMCA, which create legal uncertainty for security researchers disclosing vulnerabilities in systems locked behind DRM.

The crowd’s response to this passionate call to action? A standing ovation.

Giulio Prisco from Bitcoin Magazine noted that The Summit’s website has an information page with current projects, reading material and links to the Decentralized Web discussion groups and that all summit talks, panels and Q&A sessions have been video streamed in real time, and the recorded stream is online at the Internet Archive YouTube channel: Day 1Day 2.

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ack Ma Eyes Chinese Charities

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma wants to pry the lid off China’s opaque charities. Ant Financial, the affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. he controls, is using the technology behind bitcoin to record transactions and improve the accountability of the country’s philanthropic organizations.

The company began a tamper-proof ledger based on blockchain technology to record donations made by its more than 400 million users of Alipay, the online payments and investment service. Donors on its “Ant Love” charity platform will be able to track transaction histories and gain a clearer understanding of where their funds go and how they’re used, Chief Technology Officer Cheng Li said. That makes it tougher to alter records, and may help restore some of the trust that’s been squandered over the years.

Chinese philanthropy rose 10-fold to $15 billion in the decade through 2014, accordingto the Xinhua News Agency. But the sector’s been plagued by scandals and mismanagement. In one high-profile instance, the country’s anti-corruption watchdog investigated irregularities in the parent of Project Hope, the South China Morning Post reported. The Red Cross Society of China came under scrutiny after a woman who claimed affiliation with the agency posted photos of her lavish lifestyle in 2011. The charity has since denied she held any staff positions.

That’s where Ant, known formally as Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group, comes in, Cheng said. The project kicks off via a tie-up with the China Social Assistance Foundation, as a number of larger charities consider clambering aboard. The company calls the initiative a milestone for Ant Love, which has connected users with more than 1,000 charitable organizations and helped with donations of over 600 million yuan as of the end of last year.

“We hope to bring more transparency to charity and blockchain technology’s decentralized nature fits that purpose well,” Cheng said by phone. “It means that all the information and transaction history of funds will be more reliable and can’t be easily tampered with.”

 

Alibaba founder Jack Ma unveils ambitious plan

Mission: 100 million new jobs

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He already runs the world's biggest online shopping company, but Alibaba founder Jack Ma is not satisfied.

The Chinese billionaire has unveiled an even more ambitious plan to expand the company's reach across the globe, creating 100 million new jobs and transforming the global economy to create a more equitable world.

It may sound pie-in-the-sky, but the goal forms part of mission statement of the US$261 billion company's visionary executive chairman.

In a letter to shareholders, Ma outlined Alibaba's achievements of the past financial year - including a gross merchandise turnover of more than $195 billion (1 trillion RMB), an "unprecedented" figure - before looking to the future.

"We have more than 430 million annual active buyers, which means one out of every three individuals in China has made a purchase on our retail marketplaces," Ma wrote.

But, he said, while proud of Alibaba's online shopping achievements, "we want to do far more", saying that the benefits of globalisation had not been spread evenly, but that "digital disruption will bring us closer to a level playing field for young people and small businesses".

"We are not merely trying to shift buy/sell transactions from offline to online, nor are we changing conventional digital marketing models to squeeze out a little additional profit," he wrote.

"We are working to create the fundamental digital and physical infrastructure for the future of commerce, which includes marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing, big data and a host of other fields."

The Alibaba group of companies, founded in 1999, accounts for 60 per cent of all Chinese online sales, and this year overtook Walmart as the world's largest retailer.

 

It has made Ma the second richest man in Asia, with a net worth of US$28.5 billion.

THE NEW 'NATURAL RESOURCE'

It's through cloud computing that Alibaba aims to expand its reach, and the company has been investing in the technology as part of a strategy that sees shoppers' data as the contemporary equivalent of mineral riches.

"Over the next 30 years, with computing power as the new 'technology breakthrough' and data as the new 'natural resource,' the landscape of retail, financial services, manufacturing and entertainment will be transformed," Ma wrote, forecasting a decades-long period of transformation.

"The internet revolution is a historical inflection point, much like when electricity was introduced, and it may have an even greater impact," he predicted.

Alibaba's mission, he said, was to "empower merchants with the ability to transform and upgrade their businesses for the future" and "help companies all over the world to grow".

"We believe, the commerce infrastructure we have created in China - marketplaces, payments, logistics, cloud computing and big data, all working in concert - can be applied on a global scale to lift up small and medium businesses and ordinary consumers around the world."

Eight years after launching, Alibaba Cloud hosts 35 per cent of Chinese websites, while delivering cloud computing and big data services.

'100 MILLION NEW JOBS'

Ma said Alibaba was constantly adapting to the changing e-commerce environment, as staying at the forefront of innovation was key to its continued success.

"In the coming years, we anticipate the birth of a re-imagined retail industry driven by the integration of online, offline, logistics and data across a single value chain," he said.

"With e-commerce itself rapidly becoming a "traditional business," pure e-commerce players will soon face tremendous challenges."

A shift to mobile revenue was one such change, he said, with mobile climbing from a single-digit percentage to three-years of total revenue from Alibaba's Chinese retail marketplaces, in the space of two years.

"This is why we are adapting, and it's why we strive to play a major role in the advancement of this new economic environment," Ma said.

Innovations like Alibaba's Qianniu app, which helps online businesses to improve sales and marketing while enhancing efficiency, were an example of the type of projects the company aimed to focus on.

"In 20 years, we hope to serve two billion consumers around the world, empower 10 million profitable businesses and create 100 million jobs," Ma said, adding: "This will be an even more difficult journey than the one behind us."

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Mr Ma - who's worth around $50 billion - met with John Key in Beijing late yesterday. He made his money through founding the online commerce platform Ali Baba.

Standing alongside the Prime Minister, he heaped praise on the country, which he says is loved by many Chinese.

"At least 20 of my colleagues retired from Ali Baba. They're all very young, in their 40s, they all go to New Zealand."

"I asked what they do apart from the golf and green things and they say it's the people there."

It wasn't all social, with the Chinese billionaire also talking business.

Jack Ma told the entrepreneurs luncheon Kiwi businesspeople find it difficult to access the Chinese market.

Mr Ma said he wants to make that easier with his multi-platform organisation.

"We have Ali Baba University. We would either have courses in New Zealand or invite the entrepreneurs in New Zealand to stay in China for two weeks for training."

"The second is that we're going to open an Ali Baba business embassy next year in New Zealand."

John Key is in China meeting business and political leaders.

 

 


Innovation "Made in China" - The Case of Alibaba and the role of Net-based Small Business

Innovation is a key driver for economic development and social progress and small business is one of the best ways for people to express their willingness and capability to innovate.  Pervasive business ownership has, therefore, been the foundation in many societies for the continued improvement of people’s economic wellbeing. In the People’ Republic of China, however, private business ownership was prohibited between 1957 and 1978. Productive innovations were extremely restricted and as a consequence, China’s economy was on the verge of collapse by the end of 1978. The Chinese people had suffered a historic setback.

Alibaba’s growth, driven by unleashing grassroots entrepreneurship, has become an exemplar of China’s innovation in the 21st century.  Started by 18 young people in 1999, Alibaba has grown into a giant global internet platform and has made many invaluable contributions to China’s progress. Highlighting the importance of pervasive small business ownership in unleashing grassroots innovation and improving economic wellbeing, Professor Lowrey will discuss Alibaba’s innovative strategies and explain the economic theory behind its inspiring success.

 

 

 

Dr. Ying Lowrey is Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University and Deputy Director of the Tsinghua Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs, and a member of the Academic Committee for Alibaba Group Research Institute. Her teaching and research interests include economics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the internet and platform economy, the modern microfinance market, business demographics, characteristics of business owners, and the role of free enterprise and competition in the macroeconomy. 

She received her economics Ph.D. from Duke University, economics MA from Yale University and mathematics BS from Wuhan University. Before joining Tsinghua University in 2012, she served as senior economist at the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration and has taught economics at George Washington University and San Diego State University.

 

Selected publications 

 

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Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepren…chris macraeNov 23, 200950 views

Founder of Ali Baba commits his work for Chinese on internet to generate 100 million microentrepreneur jobs in 2010s - who else would you vote at the centre of 100 million job creation leagues?
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unlike oiher years spent with bangaldeshi inspired youth, i spent 2015-2016 mainly with a class of chinese female students - what brilliant minds and tirelss sources of human energy - i hope this summary of why the whole world can celebrate what jack ma is doing is near to the mark - but as always look forward to editing any errors which are mine alone
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was english language tutoring

In 1995 he was sent to the usa on an exchange mission and encountered the worldwideweb - then unknown in China. He determined the www would be the biggest job creating innovation of his (or his generations) life and hopefully of every Chinese entrepreneur he could valuably link into.

Over the next 15 years his wizard coding teams went from something that was little more than an electronic yellow pages for small businesses to conceiving sustainability generation's 2 greatest retailing platforms china or the world may ever have seen..

the taobao platform is the most valuable job creating concept retailers have ever mediated because it reverses the western trend of globalisiation of retailers, bankers and big corporations squeezing out local and small enterprises from having a market; how taobao did that is an extraordinarily detailed story but note how Ma was concerned to ensure even the most cut-off of Chinese villagers could start up on tao bao (rural ecommerce is one of the innovations that Ma has led the www purpose to linkin)

His other mall was pitched at the more usual high cost fashions of big global merchandisers. Because of complex property laws in chinese cities, most expensive retailers are not much of a joy to shop in. So ali baba created a lifestyle -eg celebrate singles day 11/11 shopping virtually rather than the physically exhausting interaction in The West's biggest shopping days of the year)

SO 365/24/7 consumers of ali baba can choose who they value developing most with their purchasing power as well as searching merchandise with global image or local cultural joy

Alibaba has become china's and probably the word's largest retailing channel. It does this with next to no merchandise but brilliant coding so that every store front on its platforms delivers with equal reliability. Hunting out exactly how Ma forms partnerships so that big data analysis benefits the smallest enterprises and most local consumers ought to be a job of whomever is sustainability goals greatest economist.

Intriguingly to ensure he could compete with the chinese internet companies that raced to co-create the www that Ma had opened space for in china, Ma IPO'd Alibaba through a process 2010-2015 while developing his secret sustainability weapon under private ownership. AlIpay is china's number 1 financial inclusion delivery system and maybe global youth most humanly productive coding achievement to date.

Comparing china's top 10 internet properties with the west's is very interesting. Are the consuming behaviours on ali baba more sustainable than those on amazon or ebay or paypal? Are the learnng behaviours on baidu more sustaining of youth than on google or coursera or microsoft's linkedin. Time will tell but note how speaking english, chinese and coding (as well as mother tongue) are probably what educators anywhere on planet earth should NOW be most valuing their global youth's future freedom to thrive entrepreneurially around.

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