Category Archives: Innovation

Disruptive Diplomacy

This post was originally published by Portland as part of a series of articles on digital diplomacy and the G8.   Diplomacy, and how we define diplomacy, is changing. No longer is it just an art for the elite or … Continue reading

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Gov 2.0 LA: Digital Diplomacy, Blogging Ambassadors, Mobile and More at the Beach

Last weekend, I participated in the second annual Gov 2.0 LA event held in Santa Monica, CA.  This year’s event happened literally on the beach at the Annenberg Community Beach House. This is the second year I have helped Alan … Continue reading

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Government 2.0 in Metamorphosis

Many people have wondered if the Government 2.0 movement is dying or at least slowing down.  Some have even said it is in a “slump”.  I don’t believe either is happening.  In fact in many ways it is growing.  It is slowly … Continue reading

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Failure is Not an Option

“Failure is not an option.” This is a great line from the movie Apollo 13. In so many ways it very much embodies part of the government culture. Failure really isn’t an option for us. There is too much at stake. Continue reading

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The Intersection

I’ve been thinking a lot about innovation.  What is it?  How does it happen?  And how do you implement a culture of innovation in your organization?  This thinking lead me to read the book The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson.  … Continue reading

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