Worth a Look: Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

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Critical Thinking for Strategic Analysis is organized around twenty key questions that all analysts should ask as they prepare to conduct research, draft papers, and present their analysis. We divided the twenty questions into four groups, focusing on the four stages of generating an analytic product:

1. How do I get started?

2. Where is the information I need?

3. What is my argument?

4. How do I convey my message most effectively?

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Oct 30

Review: Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners’ Perspectives Second Edition

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Roger George

5.0 out of 5 stars A Status Quo Book, Improved from 1st Edition, Still Pulls Punches, October 30, 2014

This is a very fine book, not least because of its inclusion of Jack Davis (search for <analytic tradecraft> as well as Carmen Medina (see them both at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog ), but it must still be categorized as a status quo book. Despite improvements from the 1st edition the authors still pull some punches — I dare hope that by the 3rd edition — and the book is certainly worthy of going forward — they will get tougher, perhaps in a new final chapter — Where Did We Go Wrong, Who Did We Ignore, How Do We Get It Right Now?

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Oct 30

Worth a Look: Shareable

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shareable-logo_0_0Mission: To empower everyone to share for a more joyous, resilient, and equitable world.

Values:

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Oct 30

Berto Jongman: Anonymous Million Man March 5 Nov

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Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Anonymous ‎Million Mask March 2014 [5th of November]

Be aware, Anonymous is going to hold the Million Mask March on the 5th of November. The Million Mask March has been promoted on social media networks since the last Million Mask March which took place on the 5th of November in 2013. This time it will be bigger and better. The reason behind this is pretty simple, more people are going to be involved in the Million Mask March. The last Million Mask March took place in more than 477 cities.

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Oct 30

Fiona Bywaters: Notes on the Open Source Everything Manifesto (World Futures Council Perspective)

Fiona Bywaters

Fiona Bywaters

The Open Source Everything Manifesto – Transparency, Truth & Trust
By Robert David Steele (2012)

Notes by Fiona Bywaters of the World Futures Council

DOC (4 Pages): Notes on the OSE Manifesto (Fiona Bywaters)

Full Text Online Below the Fold

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Oct 30

Jean Lievens: Nationalize Amazon & Google? Absolutely NOT — Let Them Both Die.

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Let’s nationalize Amazon and Google: Publicly funded technology built Big Tech

They’re huge and ruthless and define our lives. They’re close to monopolies. Let’s make them public utilities

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Broadband as a public utility? If not for corporate corruption of our political process, that would seem like an obvious solution. Instead, our nation’s wireless access is the slowest and costliest in the world.

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Oct 30

SchwartzReport: Beyond Carbon Energy — Developing Nations Breaking Free with Renewables

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Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

In the last three days I have found four stories making the specious argument that we must continue to support carbon energy because it, and only it, will end poverty. I published one of the most glaring examples the other day. The truth however is rather different. Developing nations that are not already in the grip of the carbon energy corporatists are finding they can skip the whole carbon energy business in the same way they skipped the whole copper wire communications era, and went straight to wireless and mobile phones. And, when they make this decision, they discover how quickly they can develop power even in remote areas, as this essay describes.

The energy myth that refuses to die: Why renewables are taking over in the developing world

Poor nations are embracing clean energy at twice the pace of rich ones, a new report finds

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Oct 30