Robert James Beckett: IBM’s OpenPower — Wrong Thing Righter?

Competing Billion-Dollar Tech Companies Are Joining Forces. Here’s Why. The combination of open innovation and accelerated computing represents one of this decade’s most important technology trends. It’s transforming the concept of the closed-off supercomputer to a more diverse open architecture. As a result, companies that haven’t worked together before—and that may, in fact, be competitors—are …

Reflections on Peter Drucker from the Grave

#bigideas I do miss Peter Drucker. I also think often of him, and Frank Lloyd Wright and many others, such as Russell Ackoff (“stop doing the wrong things righter, do the right things”). I use them to remind myself that it takes a quarter-century or more — and generally some cataclysmic failure — before the …

Answers: Steele for NATO Strategic Foresight

My preliminary contributions to the NATO Strategic Foresight Online Workshop. I have no appointment or connection to NATO or the Transformation Command. This workshop is open to the public without restriction. Characteristics of the Future Threats & Possibilities Economic Considerations Environmental Considerations Human Considerations I & II Political Considerations Technology Considerations Strategic Foresight I & …

Joseph Stiglitz: New New Lipstick on the Pig

Today, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, the Columbia professor and former economic advisor to Bill Clinton, [published] a new report for the Roosevelt Institute entitled “Rewriting the Rules,” which is basically a roadmap for what many progressives would like to see happen policy wise over the next four years. Eight “fixes” and PBI commentary below the …

Review: Unstoppable – The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

Ralph Nader 4.0 out of 5 stars Valentine for the Real Conservatives — Bland and Not Transformative, March 9, 2015 Positive up front: reading a book by another person is like getting a few hours of their time to yourself, so any book by Ralph Nader is a substantive value to anyone interested in ethics …

2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-ACI As published: Spanda CI–Applied collective intelligence Citation: Steele, R.D. (2014) “Applied Collective Intelligence: Human-Centric Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything,” Spanda Journal (Vol. 2, pp 127-137) ABSTRACT: The emerging discipline of Collective Intelligence (CI) has been mis-directed by a combination of the faddish focus on “wisdom of the crowds” …

John Steiner: Mark Bittman in NYT – Is It Bad Enough Yet?

Is It Bad Enough Yet? THE police killing unarmed civilians. Horrifying income inequality. Rotting infrastructure and an unsafe “safety net.” An inability to respond to climate, public health and environmental threats. A food system that causes disease. An occasionally dysfunctional and even cruel government. A sizable segment of the population excluded from work and subject …

Guardian Sustainable Business: 8 Recycling Success Stories

8 ways to rethink resources: nappies to benches and food waste to biogas LIST ONLY 1. Nappies to roof tiles and railway sleepers   .   2. Paper to reduce food waste   .   3. Sustainable construction materials   .   4. Clothes from old water bottles   .   5. Agri-waste into plastic bottles   .   6. Worms as fertiliser   .   7. …

Stephen E. Arnold: Salon Says Google Makes Us Stupid… PBI: We Think We Make Google Stupid!

Overreliance on Search Engines? The Salon.com article titled Google Makes Us All Dumber: The Neuroscience of Search Engines probes the ever-increasing reliance on search engines and finds that the way we use them is problematic. This is due to the way our brains respond to this simplified question and answer process. The article stipulates that …

Reflections on China & The Internet

Reflections on China & The Internet LinkedIn, 3 November 2014 It was my great privilege to be a co-founder with Winn Schwartau of the first Information Warfare Conference in the early 1990’s. Winn, through his books and Congressional testimony did more than anyone else to warn us of both NSA’s likekly malfeasance (see his 1980’s …

George Por: Augmenting the Collective Intelligence of the Ecosystem of Systems Communities – Introduction to the Design of the CI Enhancement Lab (CIEL)

Augmenting the Collective Intelligence of the Ecosystem of Systems Communities: Introduction to the Design of the CI Enhancement Lab (CIEL) George Pór* Director Community Intelligence, London, UK The quality of collective intelligence flowing in and across systems communities of various disciplines, and the fragmentation or connectedness of their mental models of the world, shape their …