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The Doug Engelbart Institute was founded by the late Doug Engel­bart with his daughter and partner Christina Engel­bart to further his life­long career goal of boosting our collec­tive capability to solve important challenges intelligently.

    We recognize that the opportunities, problems, and challenges we face – whether business, social, political, economic, scientific, or environmental – are increasing exponentially on a global scale, so finding exponentially more powerful ways to collectively address important challenges is critical;

    This is both a dire threat and a golden opportunity – companies, initiatives, regions, nations that kick into gear on this soonest will likely surpass those that don't in leaps and bounds.

    The sooner we reach critical mass as a planet, the better off we all are, and thus there is tremendous value in sharing best practices, and in addressing this collectively as a Grand Challenge.

Our mission is to accelerate progress toward this goal, to dramatically raise our Collective IQ through collaborative initiatives, education, outreach, coaching, and hands on pilot implementations. See Doug's call to action in Augmenting Society's Collective IQ and watch him presenting his Bootstrap "Paradigm Map", with case examples in our University Show­case and Networked Community Show­case, and practical pointers and toolkits on Bootstrapping Brilliance in your teams or networks.

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A powerful strategy for the Knowledge Age:

"While Demming provided the improvement approach for the industrial age, Doug provided the innovation approach for the knowledge age."

Curt Carlson, President, SRI International
[Source: 2008]