Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" 0

A paradigm is a mindset that shapes how we see the world. A paradigm that is out­moded or slow to change can seri­ous­ly limit our per­cep­tion of what's possible and how to proceed. For example, most organi­za­tions under­es­ti­mate the rate and scale of accel­er­at­ing change. Doug Engelbart recog­nized that one of the biggest impedi­ments for organi­za­tions getting to the future is inadequate paradigm shifting.

So he created the Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" to identify the shifts in think­ing that will be needed for organi­za­tions and society at large to fully realize their potential in the midst of accel­er­at­ing change. Each tile on the map represents a paradigm shift.

See below to Watch Doug Presenting. Note the "Paradigm Map" in his slide­deck is inter­active – clicking on a tile elicits either high­lights, a summary, or detail on that topic. Since the Strategy depicted is rela­tional, not linear, it helps to watch Doug present­ing in a variety of contexts for the inter­play of concepts to become clear -- browse the Engelbart Academy for more. Also below you can access the latest version of the Slidedeck.

Watch Doug Presenting 2

Below are two examples of Doug presenting elements of the Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" interactively. Each video is queued up to begin with the Overview. Visit the Engelbart Academy for a complete selection of "Paradigm Map" presentations under Lectures & Management Seminars (including these same two videos), Tech Talks, and Detailed Review, plus additional sections containing a variety of 'off the map' presentations.

Examples: Just the Highlights 2a

IBM New Paradigms Symposium Doug presenting at the IBM Symposium on New Paradigms for Using Computers in 1995.
CONTENTS: Intro (@14:22) | Partial Overview
Management Innovation Seminar Overview Doug presenting with Todd Garrett for his Global Leadership Team at Proctor & Gamble in 1998.
CONTENTS: Overview (@25:01)

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Slides 3

View or print the Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" slides:

How to Navigate:

Travel once around the map to traverse the vision highlights, and again to see vision and strategy in greater detail.

Click right-arrow to advance through the slideshow. There are four parts to the presentation:
    Part 1 - basic map (Slide 2);
    Part 2 - overview highlights series;
    Part 3 - detail slides series
    Part 4 - closing summary slide series.
Icons in the top right corner are as follows: Lightning bolt returns you to Part 1 (Slide 2); [2] hotlinks to Part 2; [3] hotlinks to Part 3; [4] hotlinks to Part 4; Home hotlinks to the title page (Slide 1). On Slide 2: If viewing with animation, clicking on any tile animates that tile to accentuate the topic title. On all other map slides: Click any tile on the map to select that topic as follows: Click top of tile for highlights (that topic in Part 2), midsection for detail slide series (that topic in Part 3), bottom of tile for closing summary slide (that topic in Part 3) – from there, right and left arrow will advance from that point on the given series (highlights, detail, or closing summary). Historical Note: In the original presentation developed in Macromedia Director, Doug could switch modes using shortcut keys, and bookmark a slide before jumping away from it to easily return to it later.

Map Genesis 4

Doug and Christina Engelbart are eternally grateful to David Gendron of Trillium Business Learning, Inc. who conceived, designed and produced this dynamic presentation in the early 1990s as a gift to Doug. Doug used this presentation format in most of his lectures and workshops since 1992. Originally programmed in Macromedia Director, it was later migrated to PowerPoint. As a tribute to Doug on his 80th birthday, David created this new rendition of the paradigm map. The key concepts in this map were conceived by Doug in the 1950s and 1960s, and subsequently iterated and refined through the 1990s.

Further Inquiry 5

  • See also Doug's Vision Highlights, Bootstrap Strategy, and the Engelbart Academy to learn more about Doug's strategic vision for a more brilliant future.
  • For more in-depth study of the Bootstrap "Paradigm Map", refer to the 2008 The Bootstrap Dialogs - raw footage from four half-days of filming Doug, Jeff Rulifson and Christina Engelbart discussing Doug's Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" in-depth among themselves. This is not a seminar, just a chance to walk through the material to capture the key concepts in greater detail than was possible in a typical seminar format.