Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Sam Rose

Alpha Q-U, Autonomous Internet, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence
Sam Rose

Samuel Rose created Socialsynergyweb.com to help people deal with the complexities of knowledge, understanding, change, human systems, evolution, foresight, cooperation and collaboration, and technology. This business is now integrated into both Forward Foundation and Future Forward Institute.

He is a principal contributor to the Autonomous Internet Road Map.

He is interested in effective knowledge synthesis, and in exploring and developing the concepts of open knowledge, open design, and open business.

He is involved in a growing list of blogs, wikis, social software experiments and developings, including CoummunityWiki, Meatball Wiki, Cooperation Commons Weblog, Smartmobs Weblog.

Past clients have included Howard Rheingold, MacArthur Foundation, MIT Press, Stanford University, USDA, David Korten and People Centered Development Forum, and the Cooperation Commons and Social Media Classroom community.

twitter: @SamRose

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Douglas Rushkoff

Alpha Q-U, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Cyber-Intelligence
Douglas Rushkoff
Structured Web Hits

Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.

Rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist, and known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency.

Wikipedia Page (Especially Well Done)

An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff, Author of Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age

Douglas Rushkoff: ‘I Would Do It for Arianna. I Won’t Do It for AOL’

Digital Nation Documentary & Commentary

Internet as Easy Prey for Government (Facebook & Twitter as Crutches)

Who’s Who in Commercial Intelligence: James C. Spohrer

Alpha Q-U, Collective Intelligence, Commercial Intelligence, Earth Intelligence

Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer

Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP) since 2009, Jim founded IBM’s first Service Research group in 2003 at the Almaden Research Center with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) for Service Sector innovations.  He led this group to attain ten times return on investment with four IBM outstanding and eleven accomplishment awards over seven years.  Working with service research pioneers from many academic disciplines, Jim advocates for Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Design (SSMED) as an integrative extended-STEM framework for global competency development, economic growth, and advancement of science. In 2000, Jim became the founding CTO of IBM’s first Venture Capital Relations group in Silicon Valley. In the mid 1990’s, he lead Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies group, where he was awarded DEST (Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technologist)  Jim received a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale University and a B.S. in Physics from MIT.

Structured Web Hits

See Also:


IBM Smarter Planet

Who’s Who in Earth Intelligence: Stuart Umpleby

Alpha Q-U, Earth Intelligence

Stuart Anspach Umpleby (born March 5, 1944) is an American cybernetician and a professor in the Department of Management and Director of the Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning in the School of Business at the George Washington University.

He is a past president of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC). In 2007 Stuart Umpleby was awarded The Wiener Gold Medal of the American Society for Cybernetics for outstanding lifelong contributions to both cybernetics and the ASC.  In 2010 he was elected an Academician in the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, an honor society created by the International Federation for Systems Research.

Among several other major interests, he has been a pioneering explorer of the potential for academic globalization.  See especially:

Transforming the Global University System into a Resource for Social Improvement (2003)

A Global University for A Global Village (2007)

Academic Globalization: The Growth of International Collaboration in Education and Research (2007)

Academic Globalization: Results of a Participatory Strategic Planning Exercise (2007)

Adopting Service Learning in Universities around the World (2008)


Home Page

Service Learning

Who’s Who in Librarian Intelligence: Arno Reuser

Alpha Q-U, Librarian Intelligence
Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser

Arno Reuser is one of the handful of multinational kindred spirits who created the international Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) movement that kicked off in 1992 and is now morphing into Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2).

When InterNET is InterNOT (2008)

Virtual Open Source Agency (2006)

Librarian Tradecraft (2003)

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Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Howard Rheingold

Alpha Q-U, Collective Intelligence
Howard Rheingold
Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold may well have been the first pioneer to fall down into the chasm of cyberspace and the write about it.  As Editor of the Whole Earth Review, following in the footsteps of founder Stewart Brand, he has consistently been on the bleeding edge of both righteous living for a Whole Earth, and the bleeding edge of technology and the human mind.  Below are links to his books, the first of which, Tools for Thinking, catalyzed deep soul-searching within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which at the time (1986) had nothing to offer such as Howard envisioned.  He was, with John Perry Barlow, one of the two speakers at OSS ’92 who challenged virtually every aspect of the secret intelligence paradigm.

A slice of life in my virtual community

Rheingold at OSS ’92

The Book
The Book

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Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Sara Nora Ross

Alpha Q-U, Collective Intelligence
Sara Nora Ross
Sara Nora Ross

Sara Ross, Ph.D., holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in Psychology and Political Development. She specializes in investigating and applying knowledge of universal patterns to analyze and address real-world problems in all their detailed complexity. She is the founder of ARINA (www.global-arina.org), which is both the home of TIP and the publisher of Integral Review: A Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Journal for New Thought, Research, and Praxis (http://integral-review.org).

Meta-intelligence for analysis, decisions, policy, and action:

The Integral Process for working on complex issues

The Book
The Book

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Jim Rough

Alpha Q-U, Collective Intelligence
Jim Rough
Jim Rough

Jim Rough is a seminar leader, speaker, consultant, and social innovator (www.DynamicFacilitation.com). He is co-founder of the Center for Wise Democracy (www.WiseDemocracy.org) and author of Society’s Breakthrough: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People (www.SocietysBreakthrough.com).

Below is an illustration from the first page of his historic contribution, it also leads to the chapter; and the cover of his book, Society’s Breakthrough: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People leading to the Amazon Page.  Jim Rough epitomizes the very best of the American pioneer spirit of common sense and good intention.  He is, along with Tom Atlee and others in the Collective Intelligence movement, a center of gravity for restoring America.

The Circle Organization:

Structuring for collective wisdom

The Book
The Book
From Pyramid to Circle
From Pyramid to Circle

Amazon Page
Amazon Page

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Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Arno Reuser

Alpha Q-U
Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser


Arno “The Curious” Reuser

Mr. Arno Reuser, Arno the Curious, is a Master Librarian who has done more for the practice of Open Source Inteligence (OSINT) in support of national security than anyone else in Europe.  He has been a pioneer in the explotiation of badly-delivered OSINT from private sector vendors, writing original PERL programs to make sense of their feeds; he has known how to make the most of the Internet; and above all, he has known how to find and engage human intellects around the world, each capable of producing unique tailored knowledge not available online or in print.  He is the Master Librarian of the OSINT world and all seven intelligence tribes.