Prepared for Todd D. | Delivered February 2, 2020
Significant collaborative projects
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To identify the biggest collaborative projects in history that required the coordination of different experts with a range of skills toward a common goal for the purposes of guiding research into effective collaborative production processes.
Important Collaborations in History
According to a variety of experts the following are the most important collaborations in history:
stated that the greatest collaboration in history was "
Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
Thriller. Jackson recorded demos at home, which Jones translated into sounds that were both soulful and ethereal."
said that the greatest collaboration in history was "the collaboration between
Wilbur and Orville Wright
, which made fixed-wing-aircraft flight possible."
believes that the most improbable of collaborations between "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
, the Democrat;
, the keeper of the British empire; and
, the dictator" was the greatest collaboration in history because "together, the three
ended Hitler’s monstrous reign
of terror and saved the Western world."
believes the greatest collaboration was between
Louis and Marie Pasteur
because "not only did the pair break open the
world of bacteriology
, they also set new standards for professional collaboration by spouses."
Acts of Collaboration
moon landing in 1969
is considered one of the 10 greatest acts of collaboration in history.
Building the biggest dam in the world in China took "a
government, multiple companies
around the world, and millions of engineers and workmen."
The partnership of
Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs
, and Ronald Wayne led to the creation of Apple.
Paul Allen and Bill Gates'
partnership created Microsoft.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin'
s partnership led to the creation of Google.
Collaborations in Science and Industry
James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Williams and Rosalind Franklin teamed up to discover the
double helix structure of DNA
William Proctor and James Gamble
collaborated on a company called Proctor & Gamble that is now one of the largest CPG companies in the world.
National Geographic, IBM, and the Waitt Foundation have joined together to complete The Genographic Project, which "
aims to collect DNA samples
from indigenous populations across the world, analyze them to map their ancestry, and therefore understand human migration patterns."