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Voices Lost are a fundamental source of innovation once heard–diversity matters at all levels. It merits comment that “status quo” bureaucracies are death-beds, antithetical to innovation. This is why there is a “spike” or “lifeboat” theory of change. OSS and EIN may one day be recognized as the lifeboat that saved US Intelligence from oblivion. We are not holding our breath, but the reality is that there is more innovation in intelligence outside the wire–not federal, not expensive, and most certainly not secret–but the White House is too busy to realize it is being fed expensive waste.
Among our favorite readings in Innovation Orientation–we had to stop when we realized just about everything we have ever reviewed bears on this topic–innovation is about considering all information in all languages all the time, harnessing all human minds and the wealth of networks, understanding true cost, and leveraging natural design. Innovation is about not doing what is bad for everybody, and doing more of what is right for everybody. Innovation is life lived to its fullest–drones need not apply. If anyone wants to have a brown bag meeting over Innovation, we’re there. Ultimately innovation is about a revolution in the mind of man, and as Plato and Durant both testify, that means that how a society handles education of the young determines everything else. We’ve blown it in the USA–our Nobel triumphs (and occasional silliness) are exceptions rather than the norm. We need a whole new mind in America.
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Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey
Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems
Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
Don’t Bother Me Mom–I’m Learning!
Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder
Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman (Hardcover)
Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out (Hardcover)
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition
Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy
Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
Journal: “Expert Judgement” vs. Public Intelligence
Journal: Systems Design & “Reverse Innovation”
Leadership of civilization building: Administrative and civilization theory, symbolic dialogue, and citizen skills for the 21st century
Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth From Talent in the 21st Century Organization
New Age of Innovation: Driving Cocreated Value Through Global Networks
Outsmart the MBA Clones: The Alternative Guide to Competitive Strategy, Marketing and Branding
Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems
People and Organizations: Explorations of Human-Centered Design
Philosophy of Sustainable Design
Porto Alegre Alternative: Direct Democracy in Action
Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World
Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World
Review: Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential
Review: Critical Path
Review: Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
Review: The Design of Business–Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage
Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything
Rise of Global Civil Society: Building Communities and Nations from the Bottom Up
True Cost Meme
Visual Thinking: for Design (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)
Worth a Look: Medard Gabel, EarthGame and More