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One of the things that has changed in the last 5 years is how everyday citizens have been able to engage in teamwork. Social media, crowd-sourcing, and collaboration tools have really become mainstream for a large demograph of the world. Even the Arab Spring owes a part of its effort... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Government Innovation
I admit it to my policy friends that I have this very nostalgic and probably naïve view of how the public sector works. I always think back to 18th century American History and recall the brilliant works of the great minds such as Benjamin Franklin or Alexander Hamilton who both... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Government Innovation
May 13, 2013
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In the course of each of our professions, we have invariably come across ridiculous processes, procedures, or workflows that we are obliged to follow. To object would mean that your expense reimbursements, travel requests, or vacation blocking would get denied. In bigger situations, it would mean that managers couldn't hire,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Government Innovation
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This week was the final day of class for "Government 3.0" and Beth wanted to use this time to get feedback about all the topics that were discussed in class. Since majority of the people were policy students, it was noteworthy to see how various aspects of technology, platforms, and... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Government Innovation
9:52 – People are filing into the design session for Data Visualization Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Government Innovation
Post-Interview Thoughts I had the pleasure of interviewing Aaron Cohen, NYU Professor and Internet entrepreneur, on Friday to talk about innovation and the opportunities in the public sector. The goal of the interview was to understand how important culture was to the equation of innovation. What it turned out to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Government Innovation
knightfoundation on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free This was a great video that brought together a lot great intellects to discuss broad themes about how the future of government can be. I found the start-up model to be appealing both in government context as well as in a private context. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Government Innovation
As part of my work for The Governance Lab at NYU, I was asked to start scraping the world about the state of curriculum and academics on the "open government" front. My clipboard below is not even scratching the surface, but the view is clear that there is an enormous... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Government Innovation
As this is my first official blog post as a student of "open government principles," I will say that I do not claim to be an expert on Russian politics or philosophy. I do hold strong views and have great expertise on technology, public policy, and change management. In the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Government Innovation
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