Related Initiatives 0

Following is a sampling of initiatives that align with our vision and mission, and with Our Initiatives.

Preserving Historic Legacy 1

Preserving and making broadly accessible the considerable collection of artifacts from a life's work. See our own Engelbart Archive Initiative for background.

  • Buckminster Fuller - home of the R. Buckminster Fuller Collection -- Architect, Systems Theorist, Designer, and Inventor. 1a

  • Iconic Edgerton photo Frank Lloyd Wright - homebase for the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, with stories and virtual exhibits, plus links to national repositories with significant holdings of Frank Lloyd Wright collections, architectural drawings, reference materials, and manuscripts collections. 1b

  • Harold "Doc" Edgerton Iconic Edgerton photo - home of The Edgerton Digital Collections (EDC) Project, which celebrates the spirit of a great visionary pioneer, Harold 'Doc' Edgerton, inventor, entrepreneur, explorer and beloved MIT professor. 1c

  • MouseSite - showcasing the early work of Doug Engelbart and team, as told through the story of their 1968 Demo. Created in 1997 by Stanford Libraries Special Collections using Engelbart's archives curated there, including papers, reports, photos, and the original film of the 1968 demo in three reels. This represents one of the earliest such digital archive projects. Read the story of creating the MouseSite by Principal Investigator Tim Lenoir. 1d

Bootstrapping the Future 2

Initiatives pursuing some key alignment with Doug Engelbart's Big Idea, or Unfinished Revolution, and/or working to collectively inspire and learn to put transformational strategies such as Bootstrapping Brilliance, Design Thinking, Lean Enterprise, Exponential Organization, Lean Startup, Agile, etc. to practice, boosting our collective effectiveness and advancing our collective knowledge of best practices and enabling technology.

See our Call to Action and Your Bootstrapping Brilliance Toolkit for reference, our Community Showcase for case examples that relate directly to our initiatives.

Leveraging Collective Intelligence 2a

Innovation Strategy 2b

Enabling Technology 2c

Global Improvement Communities 2d

  • United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals - The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. See especially goals #16 and #17 to promote frameworks for cooperation and accelerators to more urgently advance and scale the progress in the other goals. 2d1

  • Club de Madrid - this body of emeritus world leaders acts to strengthen democratic leadership and institutional capacity to better tackle major global challenges. 2d2

More Improvement Communities 2e

  • See our Community Showcase for some case examples that relate directly to our initiatives, and Your Bootstrapping-Brilliance Toolkit for background and pointers. 2e1

  • C Community and Swimy NIC - joint activities spearheaded by Hirohide Yamada in Japan. "Swimy is a Networked Improvement Community to augment our thought behind our work by exchanging ideas in the spirit of making the world a better place to live." [see our About NICs page] Swimy NIC has been active for about 10 years with about 200 individual members, and derives its name from the fairy tale Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, which describes a collective, cooperative approach to solving large, complex problems. 2e2