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Military Superiority Fading, Analyst Says

‘Pax Americana’ yields to Asia

By Tom LoBianco, November 19, 2009 >Pg. 10

Phi Beta Iota: The tragedy of this story is that the military-industrial-congressional complex continues to be in denial about the changing nature of power in the Information Operations (IO) era.  Alvin Toffler first captured the information or soft power aspect of the shift in power with his book Review: Powershift–Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century and then many years later, Revolutionary Wealth (Hardcover). He spoke to OSS ’93 about this topic,  see  1993 Alvin Toffler on National Knowledge Power and in the same year, published 1993 Alvin Toffler, “The Future of the Spy” in War & Anti-War in which the concept of the “rival store” of public intelligence was emergent, challenging the monopoly of the secret world on “decision-support.”

Others have addressed the triad of concepts: social production of wealth outside the money economy; education as the ultimate wealth and creator of wealth; and soft power instead of hard power.  Below are a few of the many books we have reviewed in each area.  The “elite” is no longer an elite, just a greedy cabal disconnected from the reality that must guide all of us if we are to adapt and prosper.

Wealth of Networks-Wealth of Knowledge

Seeing the Invisible: National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age

The exemplar–The exemplary performer in the age of productivity

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (Hardcover)

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth From Talent in the 21st Century Organization

Groundswell–Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

Here Comes Everybody–The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter (Paperback)

Information Proficiency: Your Key to the Information Age (Industrial Engineering) (Hardcover)

The Power of Unreasonable People–How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World

Creating a World Without Poverty–Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

Building a Knowledge-Driven Organization

World Brain (Essay Index Reprint Series) (Hardcover)

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations

An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths (Hardcover)

Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge

The New Golden Rule: Community And Morality In A Democratic Society

2006 THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest

Education As the Ultimate Wealth

Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenges of Truth Commissions (Paperback)

2006 Forbes Blank Slate On Education

Philosophy and the Social Problem: The Annotated Edition

Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential

Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe (Hardcover)

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become (Paperback)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Teaching to Transgress–Education as the Practice of Freedom

Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

Disrupting Class–How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

Edutopia–Success Stories for Learning in the Digital Age

Unleashing Web 2.0: From Concepts to Creativity

Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World

The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organisation (Hardcover)

2002 Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for education and building human capital (UN ITU)

Transforming Leadership: The Pursuit of Happiness

Unleashing the Ideavirus

Don’t Bother Me Mom–I’m Learning!

Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants

Serious Games: Games That Educate, Train, and Inform

Introduction to Paradigms: Overview, Definitions, Categories, Basics, Optimizing Paradigms & Paradigm Engines

Soft Power–Adaptability & Resiliance in Face of Complex Collapse

M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing & Sense-Making

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman (Hardcover)

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

The Knowledge Executive: Leadership in an Information Society

Leading Minds–An Anatomy Of Leadership

The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

Chinese Information Warfare

The Paradox of American Power: Why the World’s Only Superpower Can’t Go It Alone

Resilience Thinking–Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World

Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World

We the Purple: Faith, Politics, and the Independent Voter

Peaceful Positive Revolution: Economic Security for Every American

The Chinese Century: The Rising Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the Global Economy, the Balance of Power, and Your Job (Hardcover)

The Powers to Lead

Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics

The Unfinished Revolution: Human-Centered Computers and What They Can Do For Us

Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025