Updated 29 October 2012 to include frequent search request “readings about solutions for a prosperous world” also added skype and email contact info
New integrated search term: readings about solutions for a prosperous world
The proven process of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. Thinking is free. What matters is the strategic analytic model guiding the thinking; the ability to collect, process, and analyze truthful information; and the ability to visualize and otherwise shape the findings so that they lead to coherent sustainable affordable action. Below are two master book review lists, following by a very tight selection of core reference books that are recommended.
Books on The Threats and Challenges:
Rischard, Jean-Francois, HIGH NOON: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them (Basic Books, 2003)
High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility (United Nations, 2004)
Books on Public Intelligence and Reflexive Analytic Processes:
Steele, Robert David, The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political–Citizen’s Action Handbook for Fighting Terrorism, Genocide, Disease, Toxic Bombs, & Corruption (Open Source Solutions International Press, 2002) [available by the case at 50% discount, send email to robert.david.steele.vivas [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com.
Myers, Kent C., Reflexive Practice: Professional Thinking for a Turbulent World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Books on Open Space & Ideas with Integrity:
Owen, Harrison, Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008)
Fuller, Buckminster, Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure (The Macmillan Company, 1969)
Books on True Cost Economics:
Daly, Herman, and John B. Cobb, Jr., For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future (Beacon Press, 1994)
Daly, Herman, Ecological Economics, Second Edition: Principles and Applications (Island Press, 2010)
Books on Infinite Wealth from the Five Billion Poor (If Connected):
Prahalad, C. K., The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits, Revised and Updated 5th Anniversary Edition (Wharton School Publishing, 2009)
Sharky, Clay, Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators (Penguin Books Reprint Edition, 2011)
Books on Catastrophic Design and Designing a World That Works for All:
Perrow, Charles, The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Princeton University Press, 2011)
Gabel, Medard, Designing a World that Works For All: Solutions & Strategies for Meeting the World’s Needs (CreateSpace, 2012)
Two Big Idea Books by Edgar Morin:
Morin, Edgar, Homeland Earth : A Manifesto for the New Millennium (Hampton Press, 1999)
Morin, Edgar, Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future (UNESCO, 2001)
Robert Steele: THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth & Trust (North Atlantic, 2012)
Robert Steele, INTELLIGENCE for EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainaabilty (Earth Intelligence Network, 2010)
Mark Tovey, Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (Earth Intelligence Network, 2008)
To find solutions, you need to be able to think holistically and understand the true cost of everything. This entire web site is about intelligence with integrity — that is “root.”
The world is already prosperous, the problem is that secular corruption misdirects 90% of the wealth to 10% of the people, and also causes 50% waste across most mission areas.
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Hence, to create a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for 100% of humanity (Buckminster Fuller), one must:
1) stop corruption
2) stop the excessive waste (50% of every dollar) on agriculture, education, energy, health, “justice” and “security”
3) end dysfunctional taxation that is actually used to further corruption (special interests buy the regulations they want), substitute the Automated Payment Transaction Tax instead.
4) in order to achieve 1 – 3 above, we have to connect the five billion poor to the Internet, educate them one cell call at a time, for free, and then get out of their way — they will create infinite wealth with their inherent imagination and entrepreneurial energy — our task is to develop ways and means for actualizing the distributed intelligence of the public that can be migrated to the five billion poor. Put enough eyeballs on it, and no act of corruption or waste will go unnoticed. Refs: C.K. Prahalad Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Robert Steele et al, Earth Intelligence Network, The Virgin Truth
NOTE: Robert Steele is available and globally mobile and also available via skype [robert.david.steele.vivas or email on the record at robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com.