The Engelbart Academy 0

Welcome! 1

Doug Engelbart was a prominent pioneer of the Information Age, whose visionary research beginning in the 1960s and 1970s spawned more breakthrough innovation, repeatedly, than probably any lab of its kind, before or since. His success was rooted in a profound vision for humanity, and in what he considered his most important breakthrough of all – a comprehensive innovation strategy that informed and continuously refined his research agenda.

Now we have assembled some of his key lectures, interviews, and video tributes, and invite you to peruse, sample, study – learn from the man himself, in his own words, how he saw the future, what he thought was so important to pursue, why it's still so important to your organization and society today, a strategic approach for accelerating progress, including the paradigm shifts that will be needed, and where to find the points of greatest leverage to fully realize our highest potential on a global scale (all in the face of rapidly accelerating change, of course). Now you can watch the best of Doug Engelbart presenting his strategic vision and hopes for humanity in a guided tour through his Bootstrap "Paradigm Map". Each video is queued up to begin with the Intro or Overview, and a table of contents is provided so you can sample specific topics.

Since Doug's strategic vision is multi-dimensional, and relational rather than linear, it helps to watch him presenting in multiple contexts for the interplay of concepts to become clear. For more on the presentation format, see Doug's Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" page.

Doug's Big Idea Worth Spreading 2

If we had to pick one for a TED Talk, this would be it.

Lemelson Prize Event (6 min)
Doug summarizes his career and 'unfinished revolution' in his acceptance speech upon receiving the 1997 Lemelson-MIT Prize, which "honors outstanding inventors dedicated to improving our world through technological innovation." CONTENTS:

Brief Overviews 3

1. A New Paradigm for Humanity's IQ (6 min)
Summarizing Doug's career, seminal achievements, and 'unfinished revolution', produced in 2013 by the Computer History Museum and Logitech, Inc. in celebration of his life's work. Includes footage from his 1968 demo and a 2002 interview. CONTENTS:
2. Engelbart Vision Highlights (7 min)
An introduction to Doug's strategic vision, using selections from his 2002 interview with the New Media Consortium; no slides used, just a great slice of key topics provides a great intro to Doug's thinking. CONTENTS:
3. IBM New Paradigms Symposium (4 min)
Doug presenting his strategy for raising collective IQ and transformation capacity in organizations and society, essentially a 'lightening talk' intro to his "Paradigm Map"at the 1995 IBM Symposium on New Paradigms for Using Computers. This video is a digest of all the speakers, including 4 minutes of edited highlights from Doug's presentation beginning @14:22. CONTENTS:
4. Visionary Leaders of the Information Age (20 min)
Futurist Marc Doyle interviews Doug Engelbart using slides from his "Paradigm Map" leads with a brief intro and historic footage (skipped over in this excerpt). Produced 1995 by JCN Educational Network. See Doug's slides. CONTENTS:

Management Seminars 4

Here Doug unfolds his strategic vision using his Bootstrap "Paradigm Map", including fifteen 'tiles,' each representing a different paradigm that will need to shift to realize the organization's full potential. Depending on the audience, he spends more or less time on selected topics. For complete slidedeck and navigation instructions, see Slides section of our Bootstrap "Paradigm Map" resources portal.

1. Management Innovation Seminar
Doug presenting with Todd Garrett for his Global Leadership Team at Proctor & Gamble in 1998. CONTENTS:

2. Engelbart's Unfinished Revolution
Doug with Jeff Rulifson presenting paradigm highlights at the 1998 30th Anniversary Event commemorating their 1968 Demo. Follow along with Doug's slides, and/or full transcript of this session, with visuals. CONTENTS:
3. Accelerating Change
Titled Facilitating the Evolution of our Collective IQ - Doug's keynote at the 2004 Conference on Accelerating Change (AC2004), held at Stanford University. Follow along with Doug's slides, Abstract and Conference Website. CONTENTS:


Watch Doug recap the exponential challenge, the Strategic Approach, the imperative

Watch Patty recap the objective, and orders of magnitude shift, and share "Why I'm Excited"

Watch Jeff stress the importance of pilots and built-in scaling effect, and distill Doug's strategic thinking in actionable terms

4. Together We Can Get There! (90 min)
Strategist/consultant Patty Seybold's in-depth interview with Doug Engelbart on designing high-performance organizations and what it will take to achieve them. Now more relevant than ever. Note: Filmed on the road in a borrowed studio, hence printed slides. Follow along with Doug's slides, slide handouts, and follow-on article by Patty Seybold, and her fabulous fresh reflections in 2013. CONTENTS:

Tech Talks 5

Talks by Engelbart and colleagues for the technical audience. For more on Doug's call to action to the tech community, visit About Open Hyperdocument Systems (OHS).

1. Augmenting Human Intellect: Then and Now
Doug and team co-presented at a special event marking the 35th anniversary of his seminal 1962 Conceptual Framework, which drove his life's work. Speaking here on operationalizing the vision and and key strategies - past and future - are Jeff Rulifson and Charles Irby, who served successively as Chief Architect in Doug's legendary lab. CONTENTS:
2. Vannevar Bush Symposium
Doug presenting at the 1995 Brown/MIT Vannevar Bush Symposium. Follow along with Doug's slides and Abstract for this talk. See event site for more. CONTENTS:
3. 25th ARPANet Anniversary
Doug's Distringuished Lecture presented during the 25th ARPANet anniversary celebrations at BBN (1994). CONTENTS:

Detailed Review 6

Engelbart's Colloquium at Stanford - Final Session

Deep Dive Intensives 7

1992 Bootstrap Seminar (Sessions 1-12)
Titled Bootstrapping Organizations into the 21st Century, this three-day management seminar predates the interactive Bootstrap Paradigm Map, but goes into much more detail on each of the topics covered by the map. CONTENTS:
1995 Bootstrap Seminar (Parts 1-2)
Titled Boosting Collective IQ: A Design for Dramatic Improvements in Productivity, Effectiveness and Competitiveness, this informal half-day seminar in a unique small group format (recording quality is poor but the content is excellent, and the audio does improve in Part 2). This was a one of a kind seminar, and we are grateful to have any recording, such as it is. CONTENTS:
Engelbart's Colloquium 2000:
An In-Depth Look at "The Unfinished Revolution" (Sessions 1-10)

Doug's most recent and most comprehensive management seminar covering the same topics in greater detail, with guest speakers from industry and the public sector discussing how the topics are relevant in their fields of expertise. See Detailed Review above to watch the final session, and our Colloqium website for full program with links to session videos, illustrated transcripts, speakers bios, etc.

Further Inquiry 8

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