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Earth Intelligence Network (EIN) was founded by Robert David Steele in 2006.  24 volunteers came together for one year to design an architecture for a World Brain and a Global Game.  The two key documents are below, followed by a copy of our IRS letter.

The logo consists of the Whole Earth within a Rescue Cross, with four symbols: the bowl for food and water; the quill pen for education and communication; the shovel for construction and development; and the stilleto for the inevitable rogues that need to be killed one at a time.  On a white field are found the legal name of the non-profit, and our public purpose: to enable hybrid governance (informed consensus governance across the eight tribes shown as tri-graph color-coded members of any decision-making circle with integrity) with transparency, truth, and trust.

The outermost border summarizes our two innovative methods for which we are the foremost proponents in the world: Open Source Everything (the only technical solution that is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable) and Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Shaaring and Sense-Making (M4IS2, the only human solution that assures holistic analytics and a grasp of true cost economics).

EIN_flyer_019 [new flyer soon]   –   EarthGame 1.0 3.3-1   –   EIN IRS 501c3 Letter

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Our mind-set is deeply rooted in Ecological Economics as pioneered by Dr. Herman Daly and subsequently described in books by the titles of Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism.  We believe that the Earth is amply sufficient to provide every human now living with a life that is both prosperous and secure — where we have gone wrong is in allowing a select few to internalize profit and externalize cost.

Here is our “method” graphic. We consider education, intelligence (decision-support), and research to be part of a whole system that cannot be fragmented without devolving into idiocy across all major domains (political-military, socio-economic, ideo-cultural, techno-demographic, and natural-geographic).

Government — in isolation from the other seven tribes shown in the EIN logo — has failed.  We must move to hybrid transparent governance, leverging a combination of collective intelligence and true cost economics, to achieve whole systems understanding through holistic analytics.

This is our short story: 2014 Story Board Short

And here is our longer story: 1957-2013 Story Board Long

Our meme is “the truth at any cost lowers all other costs.”


A top 10 in the world is achievable by becoming the first to offer an AB/BS path toward MA/MS and PhD/DBA in Stewardship, with three tracks:

  • Holistic Analytics
  • True Cost Economics
  • Open Source Everything Engineering

Liberal Arts has  lost its integrity (and never really respected Ancient, Eastern, Alien, or Alternative (e.g. Medicine) pillars.  My concept is the integral systems alternative more suited to the 21st century — and explicitly relevant to creating a post-Western economy with zero waste that achieves the 17 sustainable development goals within a quarter century.  My two briefings below may be a good starting point.  Become the first in the world that teaches Stewardship and modifies the concept of CEO to one of Chief Enabling Officer — its all about connecting the dots, not hoarding information or seeking competitive advantage that is ephemeral.

Briefing on Books about Education, Intelligence, & Research

Post on 21st Century Leadership with Annotated Bibliography

For the ideas of Robert David Steele that led to his recommendation for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, visit his home page, Robert David Steele.

Robert’s personal blog is Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog.

Robert’s subscription blog is The Steele Report.

His  views are his own as a citizen and not necessarily those of EIN as a humble organization.


EIN is now sponsoring two #UNRIG websites in addition to the original placeholder https://unrig.net.