we can be wiser than any of us can be alone.
We need to know how to tap that wisdom.
Healthy communities, institutions and societies --
perhaps even our collective survival -- depend on our ability to
organize our collective affairs more wisely, in tune with each other
This ability to wisely organize our lives together
-- all of us being wiser together than any of us could be alone
-- we call co-intelligence.
Co-intelligence is diverse people working really well together
in ways that make things better from a bigger picture perspective
- especially in the face of challenge and change.
In its broadest sense, co-intelligence involves
accessing the wisdom of the
whole on behalf of the whole.
Co-intelligence is emerging through new developments
in democracy, organizational development, collaborative processes,
the Internet and systems sciences like ecology and complexity. Today
millions of people are involved in co-creating co-intelligence.
Our diverse efforts grow more effective as we discover we are part
of a larger evolutionary enterprise,
and as we learn together and from each other.
The Co-Intelligence Institute
works to further the understanding and development of co-intelligence.
It focuses on catalyzing co-intelligence in the realms of politics,
governance, economics and conscious
evolution of ourselves and our social systems. We research,
network, advocate, and help organize leading-edge experiments and
conversations in order to weave what is possible into new, wiser
forms of civilization.
This site includes hundreds of articles and references
describing proven methods, innovative models, practical visions
and the theoretical frameworks that weave them all together. It
has rightly been called a treasure-trove. Welcome to its resources.
You can get a good overview on our FAQ and
Thank you for whatever you may be doing to make groups, organizations,
communities and whole cultures more effective, vibrant, sustainable
and wise. We expect our work to empower yours. We welcome your
Public Wisdom -
A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics
Tom Atlee shows us how we can harness our collective wisdom
to discern the way forward in these complex and challenging
times. Inspiring and highly recommended! — William
Ury, co-author, GETTING TO YES and author, THE THIRD SIDE
This book suggests new forms that can embed a wise public
voice in real-world democratic governance a wise and important
development for the democracy movement. — Hawaii State
Senator Les Ihara, Jr., Senate Majority Policy Leader
In this book you will find how diverse citizens can generate
a coherent, shared “voice of the people,” infusing
the political process with wise common sense by learning about,
reflecting on, and discussing what needs to be considered
to produce long-term, inclusive benefits. Doing this together
moves us beyond partisanship to a place of collective responsibility
for our shared destiny.
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Tao of Democracy
Co-Intelligence to Create a World that Works for All
Here-and-now practices showing what's possible in our
immediate future. An important gift for our small, challenged
planet! -- Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet
for a Small Planet, co-author of Hope's Edge
About the most important thing that's happening at
the beginning of the twenty-first century. -- Paul
H. Ray, Ph.D, co-author of The Cultural Creatives
FIVE STARS: A basic book for humanity. -- Robert
D. Steele, Top 100 Reviewer at Amazon.com
Much of the key material on this website -- and more -- is
contained in these 334 pages. To find out more about The
Tao of Democracy,
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for an Emerging Field of Civilizational Engagement
by Tom Atlee
Participatory Sustainability introduces the idea that sustainability
cannot be achieved merely through top-down government policy
or economic activity. Sustainability requires the participation
of all people and all parts of society, working with each
other and with nature. The book provides dozens of approaches
for doing this, including guidance for generating collective
wisdom, participatory leadership, inclusive participatory
forms of power, and six expanded dimensions of intelligence
we can use together to address the depth and complexity
of the challenges we face. Recognition of the intrinsic
participatory nature of both sustainability (co-creating
a good life for our grandchildren) and non-sustainability
(co-creating disaster) provides both motivation and direction
for making a better world, starting immediately.
Feb 2017 • 92 pages • $8.50 paperback •
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on Evolutionary Activism
Poems and Prayers from an Emerging Field of Sacred Social
Tom Atlee offers a fresh, and penetrating perspective —
connecting our understanding of evolution, consciousness,
and activism into a new and compelling synthesis for making
a difference in today's challenged world. —Juanita
Brown and David Isaacs, The World Café
An inspiring manifesto, a handbook, a gift of love and
truth like no other. —Robert Steele, #1 Amazon non-fiction
Evolution, the most ancient, complex and self-organized of
all change processes, has been going on for 13.7 billion years.
We are now part of that process becoming conscious. Inspired
by the Great Story of evolution and our role in it, and guided
by our increasing understanding of evolutionary dynamics,
we can co-create wiser social systems, cultures, consciousness,
and technologies. Much of the material on this site is part
of this co-creative adventure.
To buy Reflections on Evolutionary Activism, 360
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