Bootstrapping Brilliance™

Christina Engelbart, Co-Founder / Director; Bootstrapping Brilliance instigator and coach
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"A five-point strategy for yielding more brilliant outcomes in your project, team or organization, leading to more brilliant businesses, communities, and societies, and a brilliant world."

Overview 1

Bootstrapping Brilliance™ is a practical strategy for increasing the capacity for innovation and continuous transformation in groups, organizations, networks and societies, by increasing their Collective IQ. Also known as Bootstrapping Innovation™, this strategy is designed to help the organization jump the curve more rapidly from the current path of doing business and transforming itself, to a future more brilliant path. For Lean Startup and Design Thinking practitioners, this strategy dovetails beautifully to bring added leverage and acceleration.

Five organizing principles offer strategic insight, alignment, and leverage to increasingly accelerate and expand results:

  1. Cultivate and network your innovators
  2. Leverage Collective IQ via dynamic knowledge ecosystems
  3. Focus beyond products or services on whole capability and genuine need
  4. Use a co-evolutionary 'expedition' approach to iterate and accelerate results
  5. Walk your talk to bootstrap results

Bootstrapping Brilliance is a distillation of Doug Engelbart's strategic vision put to practice. It is essentially the same strategic approach he applied in his own research team for a powerful multiplier effect with breakthrough results, which he taught in his Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" seminars.

"While Demming provided the improvement approach for the industrial age, Doug provided the innovation approach for the knowledge age."Curt Carlson, Founder & CEO, Practice of Innovation, and author of Innovation: The Five Disciplines [Source]

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