Chapter 1

The 36,000-Foot View

When I look back over the past few years, I see the evolution and the growth of a program, of an organization, and of a community. I see learning. I see dynamic interaction among experts in social and online media and those involved in the creation and conveyance of intelligence. It’s time to expand that conversation, to talk about innovation beyond tools—to talk about innovation as an art, as a behavior, and as a necessity for survival and progress. Growth and adaptation are part of a journey, one that cannot be successful if taken alone. And so we come together.

—Geoffrey Fowler

Editor-in-Chief, The CIA World Intelligence Review (WIRe)

Load the boat.”

The phrase played over and over in his head while he boarded ...

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