5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational — Free Online in English Translation — For Sale Online in French, May 28, 2013
I just read this book in the free online English translation and have very high praise for the original content, the translation, and the graphics. It is a short book, 88 pages in English, with a self-testing appendix that will reveal that most organizations are leveraging, at best, 20% of their collective intelligence potential.
As the European Union, NATO, and the USA all re-examine their fundamental premises in the aftermath of failed elective wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and all too many adventures, including a predatory attack on Libya to steal its gold, water, and oil, this book is the single best book I have found that could help the new generation of leaders in the EU, NATO, and the USA. The Cold War generals have failed for 50 years — we are long overdue for a new generation of leaders that understands the true cost of war and the fractional cost of waging peace to create a propserous world at peace.
In my own experience with Cold War flag officers, I find they understand three colors — red, yellow, and green. The new generation seems to be much more nuanced, much better read, and much more open to the reality that in war everyone loses except the bankers, and that Sun Tzu had it right centuries ago — the acme of skill is to defeat the enemy without fighting — better yet, utilize collective intelligence to achieve Non-Zero, a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for everyone.
Below are other books at the intersection of war, peace, prosperity, and collective intelligence — among them all, this is the best one I have found suitable for the most senior and most busy leaders who want to change but do not understand the new world of digital natives and cultural creatives.
The Tao of Democracy: Using co-intelligence to create a world that works for all
Collective Intelligence: Mankind's Emerging World in Cyberspace (Helix Books) — also in French
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Designing a World that Works For All: Solutions & Strategies for Meeting the World's Needs
Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire)
High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years To Solve Them
State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
The Fifty-Year Wound: How America's Cold War Victory Has Shaped Our World
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility–Report of the Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
Robert David STEELE Vivas
INTELLIGENCE for EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability