The Roots of Collaborative Innovation
The field of innovation and creativity has more or less exploded in recent years with ever new data and applications, but there has not been a corresponding explosion of theoretical advances at the inner core of human knowledge extraction by experimentation in science (De Giacomo & Fiorini, 2020). We follow current big data analytics approach, without thinking what we really need: Deep Unity Wisdom (Fiorini, 2019a).
The present considerations emphasize mainly better management of the ontologic, epistemologic, and axiologic unknowns. It is a relevant invitation to develop an effective Ontologic Uncertainty Management (OUM) framework for Learning and Creativity development, emerging out of a Post-Bertalanffy General Theory of Systems (Minati et al., 2016). In this way, system homeodynamic equilibria can emerge out of a self-organizing landscape of self-structuring attractor points (Fiorini, 2016). Thanks to its intrinsic self-scaling properties, this system approach can be applied at any system scale: from single quantum system application development to full system governance strategic assessment policies and beyond.
This article follows Charlie Smith’s kind request to address Buckminster Fuller’s question from which he created his extraordinary inventive technical and social inventions and projects: “At this extraordinary time of social, political and economic disintegration, with respect to Collaborative Innovation, What is the most important question we can ask, and why?”
According to the reflections presented in the previous sections of this article, the author’s answer to this question comes from the central question of life and leadership with respect to Collaborative Innovation: “What choice can I make and action can I take, in this moment, to create the greatest net value to share with?” In Collaborative Innovation each individual shares his/her own worldview and answer to previous question. From this perspective’s plurality, collective intelligence can emerge and overcome individual limitations into common wellbeing.
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