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.
Marko A. Rodriguez is currently conducting research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The best place to find Marko is through a Google search of his name or physically in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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).
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.
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.
Co-author with David R. Schwinn and John Kesler, all three authors authors are associated with Ingenius, a Michigan-based consulting organization focusing on an integral community building approach to increasing civic intelligence. www.ingeniusonline.com
Michael Sandman is Senior Vice President of Fuld & Company. He has over twenty years of experience as a senior operations manager in companies. He joined Fuld & Company in 1991, where he is the managing partner. He also continues to do consulting for our clients. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University Business School’s advanced management program for senior executives, the University of Wisconsin’s Management Institute and at the Boston University School of Management. Mr. Sandman developed CI 101 and CI 202, the courses sponsored by the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), and he teaches those courses for SCIP. He has served on the peer review board of the Competitor Intelligence Review, and he wrote the chapter on computers and software for competitor intelligence applications published in Perfectly Legal Competitor Intelligence (Bernhardt, Pitman Publishing/Financial Times, London 1993). He is the author of the chapter on business intelligence analysis for Millennium Intelligence, edited by Professor Jerry Miller and published in 2000. He was elected to be a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals.
Co-author with Carol J. Schwinn and John Kesler, all three authors authors are associated with Ingenius, a Michigan-based consulting organization focusing on an integral community building approach to increasing civic intelligence. www.ingeniusonline.com
Trained in computer science and software engineering, Douglas Schuler has been working on the borderlines of society and technology for over 20 years. He believes that positive social change is possible and that technology could play a role in promoting it. To that end he has given presentations on similar themes in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He has written and co-edited several books, including New Community Networks: Wired for Change (Addison-Wesley, 1996; also http://www.publicsphereproject.org/ncn/) and, most recently Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution (MIT Press, 2008), a civic intelligence undertaking with 85 contributors. He is a founder of the Seattle Community Network, an early, free public-access computer network and the Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC) symposium series sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility that was launched in 1987. Formerly an AI Researcher at Boeing Computer Services, Doug has been teaching at The Evergreen State College, a non-traditional liberal arts college in Washington State, since 1996. He is also president of the Public Sphere Project (http://www.publicsphereproject.org/) a non-profit organization dedicated to the democratization and effective use of information and communication systems.
Nova Spivack is the CEO and founder of Radar Networks, a San-Francisco company that is pioneering applications of the Semantic Web for distributed collaboration and knowledge management with a new service called Twine.com. Mr. Spivack is a recognized authority on the Semantic Web and future of the Web, which is sometimes called “Web 3.0.” A more detailed bio can be found at his company website: http://www.radarnetworks.com/about/management.html#nova.
Seena Sharp is a pioneer in Competitive Intelligence, founding one of the first CI firms in the US, Sharp Market Intelligence.
They provide market due diligence to large and small companies globally who are seeking growth opportunities. They detail industries and companies, unknown customers, substitute and indirect competitors, opportunities, market drivers, barriers, and external competitive threats.
John Wiley asked her to write the definitive book on CI for executives, Competitive Intelligence Advantage: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Surprises, and Grow Your Business in a Changing World, published October 2009.
Her articles appear in a wide range of business publications; she is a popular global speaker, she received the Fellows Award from SCIP, and earned her master’s degree in mathematics from New York University. Hercompany also publishes SharpInsights, brief alerts on market changes, archived at www.sharpmarket.com
A rising star in the Science Fiction (SF) world and a New York Times notable author, Karl Schroeder divides his time between writing fiction and consulting—chiefly in the area of Foresight Studies and technology. http://www.kschroeder.com
James S. Turner, is the chair of Citizens for Health Action Group, the national nonprofit consumer advocacy group working to broaden health care options, create an integrative health system based on wellness, and advance the freedom to make health choices. He is the author of The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on the Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Turner represents businesses as well as individuals and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety matters. He has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission, as well as the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Mr. Turner has served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law.
In the electoral reform arean, he is, with Don Beck, an original copnceptualizer of the term “transpartisanship” (used by the left–the right uses post-partisanship while the middle uses non-partisanship). With Larwence Chickering he has authored a transpartisan volume,Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life, depicted below.
Alex Steffen has been the Executive Editor of Worldchanging since he co-founded the organization in 2003, as the next phase in a lifetime of work exploring ways of building a better future. Steffen was also the editor of Worldchanging’s wildly successful first book, Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century(Abrams, 2006), a 600-page compendium of writings from more than sixty noted leaders around the world,