Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Eulophia petersii: Major online Internet platform - World Univ & Sch, Everything a Wikidata Q-item, Bill Gates in Tanzania, Africa, "to wipe out lymphatic filariasis, one of the world’s most painful and debilitating diseases", Stanford's Tim Weiss on Digital Kenya

Major online Internet platform - World Univ and Sch in all ~200 countries' official languages and in all 7,099 living languages?

"Nation States" wiki subject page, each to become a major online free CC OCW University in the countries' official / main languages (in new wiki) ...

Time to begin developing WUaS as a platform ...

Everything a Wikidata Q-item - for querying? ("Querying" as product, as well, - like "Search" as product ? )

Bill Gates in Tanzania, Africa ...

"... to wipe out lymphatic filariasis, one of the world’s most painful and debilitating diseases"

Neglected No More 

A Massive Success

Health workers have an unusual tool for fighting disease that turns our old thinking about treatment on its head. I saw it at work recently in a remote hilltop village in Tanzania, where I joined a group of health workers going from house to house to distribute medicine to wipe out lymphatic filariasis, one of the world’s most painful and debilitating diseases.


How to Cure The Diseases That Nobel-Winning Drugs Cannot

Don’t go after the parasitic worms that cause the diseases; go after the bacteria that those worms depend on.


In what ways, could World University and School begin further to head in such philanthropic and effective medical by finding new drugs ...

... and by conducting clinical trials as well ...

To Tanzania WUaS (planned in each of all Tanzanian languages - for the online Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals in video conferencing for M.D. mentoring, to begin, too) -

Tanzania, United Republic of -,_United_Republic_of


Heard a great Stanford Africa Table talk on Digital Kenya - brilliant social science, realistic, entrepreneurially focused, and emphasizing a "Template" approach to understanding issues there, by
Tim Weiss, a postdoctoral researcher from Germany. (I asked him if he had thought of turning his slide presentation and "templates/ideal types" (aa Max Weber word - a great German sociologists) literally and actually into wiki TEMPLATES, which WUaS is in the process of doing).  ... I think Tim and I will have a coffee together to talk further about his work  ... Germans network, in my  experience, in smart, somehow team-oriented, and sympathetic and empathic ways with each other and with other peoples, as well - and compared with the individualism of "melting pot" America).

Tim's academic work could even lead to "entrepreneurializing" World University and School digitally in very interesting ways that would benefit Kenyans greatly ...

Tim Weiss on Digital Kenya

Africa Table - Globalization in Action: Templates, Tensions and Strategies of Action in Kenyan Technology Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 pm
Encina Hall West, Room 219 Map
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
Join the Center for African Studies for our weekly lunchtime lecture series.
Speaker: Tim Weiss, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Center for Work, Technology & Organization, Stanford University
Tim Weiss is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Work, Technology & Organization in the Management Science and Engineering Department. He studies the global startup movement in rapidly evolving digital economies. Tim is interested in the question of the conditions under which novel organizations emerge and reach scale (or fail to do so) in particular contexts. His "home base" is in management and organization theory, from which he is working to create an organizational lens to help better understand the underlying drivers of socio-economic change and progress. His toolbox encompasses qualitative methods augmented by ethnographic techniques and a long-term commitment to his research setting.
In 2014 Tim conducted a large-scale qualitative study of the startup scene in Kenya’s fast growing digital economy (also known as Digital Nyika). He has multiple working papers on the topic and is co-editor of the open-access book Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making, published in 2016, by Palgrave MacMillan. Currently, Tim is running a longitudinal research project accompanying 20 high-impact entrepreneurs in Kenya over a period of 10 years to track their entrepreneurial journey and performance in order to develop novel insights into entrepreneurial strategies in what have traditionally been known as “resource-scarce” environments.
In his free time, Tim wrestles with questions that deal with Africa’s digital futures, in particular the impact — both opportunities and challenges — that artificial intelligence will have on the future of work and socio-economic development.
Before joining Stanford, Tim was a research fellow and doctoral candidate in the Civil Society Center in the department for Strategic Organization and Finance at Zeppelin University in Germany. During his Ph.D. work, he was a visiting student at the Management and Organizations Department at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. Tim has several years of work experience in Kenya and Ethiopia, among other countries, with international nongovernment organizations in both humanitarian and development aid. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Corporate Management and Economics from Zeppelin University and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Vienna.


To Kenya WUaS (planned in each of all Kenyan languages - for the online Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals in video conferencing for M.D. mentoring, to begin, too) -

Entrepreneurship at WUaS -



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