In a complex world, the potential for life experience is vast. The knowledge that can be derived from collective experience far exceeds that which can be retained by a single individual. Technology, while producing innovation that is a wonder to us all, has fostered an environment of specialization in which productivity has become increasingly dependent upon group dynamics. Furthermore, the modern world is seldom static. Indeed, the accumulation of information has accelerated to the point where retained knowledge, if not properly managed, can easily become lost or out of date. Foundation addresses these challenges by providing an infrastructure upon which collective knowledge can be contained, managed, and communicated in a secure, accessible, and dynamic manner. As a content creation tool, Foundation users can easily create topic text via familiar WYSIWYG word processing techniques. Topics are organized hierarchically and can be indexed, bookmarked, and searched. Topic text can also be linked to other topics, as well as images and external web content. As a group productivity tool, Foundation allows users to create, review, and comment on shared informational content. Data is cloud-based and security is managed by administrators who can control user group accessibility on a topic-by-topic level. Finally, the integrity and confidentiality of data transmission can be protected through industry standard digital encryption protocols. The Foundation client software provides free access to the Foundation Knowledge Base (cloud), a personal database (portable), and any third party Foundation cloud services that are available.