Collaborative Innovation: A Journal

Collaborative Innovation: A Journal

We are Thought Leaders studying and managing interaction and collaboration of multiple partners to deliver new solutions and new futures in business, cultural, or social systems.

This Journal takes a deep dive into the core of successful Collaborative Innovation and explores breakthroughs beyond what already seems possible. We are looking for ideas, conversations, stories, and experiments which might tend to challenge existing prejudices either for or against any particular solution of problems under consideration.

We mean to provide the tranquility and Collaborative Freedom requisite to fundamental inquiry into the unknown…

The Values that inform this journal:

Human Mutuality

Collaborative Innovation

The Sky is No Longer the Limit

Charles E. Smith Ph.D.


The Wright Brothers Institute is the sponsor of Collaborative Innovation: A Journal

The Institute (WBI) is a non-profit, innovation and collaboration institute that develops and delivers novel solutions to our customers’ most challenging problems and possibilities for their most exciting opportunities.
Since its inception, WBI has strived to develop and apply the most innovative techniques, tools and processes to some of the most pressing defense, national and global issues. We believe that Collaborative Innovation is like an iceberg. What we know about it is inferred from what we see at the top but only some of what lies beneath. Recognizing and embracing what lies at the bottom of the iceberg can release what business, government, and humanity really wants and needs.

Issue One

In the first Journal issue, I’m especially interested in addressing 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?


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Charles SmithCHARLES E. SMITH Ph.D Charlie is Executive Editor of the Journal of Collaborative Innovation in the Library of Professional Coaching. A highly-experienced Futurist, Author, and Executive Coach, current interests are in deep dives into the nature of Collaborative Innovation, conscious conversations, and engaging large numbers of kindred spirits and businesses. For fifty years, he has been a personal and leadership coach and organizational behavior consultant stimulating breakthrough thinking, culture change and seemingly impossible results. A graduate of the Boston Public Latin School, Charlie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Relations from Harvard College, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a Certificate in Gestalt Methods from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He was Visiting Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, former President of the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico, and Editor of Transformation Magazine published by the Library of Professional Coaching. Dr. Smith has written three books, "The Merlin Factor, Leadership and Strategic Intent” "Navigating from the Future," “Don’t be a Noodle in Someone Else’s Soup” and many articles located in the Library of Professional Coaching and Eruditio, a Journal of the World Academy of Art and Science.

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