Failure: The Most Important, Undiscussed Element of Gov 2.0

I just experienced an embarrassing failure. Or did I? This afternoon, I was scheduled to appear by Skype to speak on the topic of Gov 2.0 leadership. Two hours prior to the event, the onsite tech guy and I tested the connection and it worked perfectly. We could see and hear one another and the… Read more »

Thoughts from Chris Hughes – co-Founder of Facebook

(photo courtesy of Bisnow) I attended a fascinating event this past Wednesday where Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook discussed the “new information revolution.” The Washington Business Journal did a great write-up that I think is worth sharing. But first, take a closer look at the photo taken back in 2004 @ Harvard. Chris Hughes is… Read more »

The Life of a Flyer

The Life of a Flyer So I spend a lot of times on airplanes. Primarily this USAirways route from Tampa to DCA. It’s pretty good – on-time, free Coke Zero, and it is direct. Every flyer has a routine. Some do work, some read a Kindle, some have magazines. Lately, I’ve been using it as… Read more »

How-To: Cut and Post Your Podcast in Pieces (for Free)

A few weeks ago, we featured the Armed With Science podcast as the GovLoop Project of the Week. Since I am located in Durham, NC, and the team was based in our nation’s capitol, I conducted the interview using Talkshoe, a web-based tool like BlogTalkRadio (the preferred podcast tool of ArmedWithScience and Gov 2.0 Radio)…. Read more »

Budgeteers Unite! Rockstar Budget and Program Analysts Lead the Way to Gov 2.0

Did you know GovLoop has a group called “Budgeteers”? It was created by the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) to gather practitioners and academics in the fields of budget and program analysis. They held an event today at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, under the theme, “Budgeting in a Changing Environment:… Read more »

A Public Sector Where Digital Natives Thrive

Cross-posted with permission from TheConnectedRepublic – http://theconnectedrepublic.org/posts/458 Digital Natives (people who have grown up in a connected world) have different attitudes, approaches and habits than those in preceding generations and will soon be a major part of society’s workforce. How does the public sector need to change to attract these people and provide them with… Read more »

No More “Social” Media: It’s Knowledge Media

NOTE: Originally published on July 24, 2009, I am re-posting since there is new energy surrounding this subject. What are your thoughts? —————————————- In light of the conversations and content of the Open Government and Innovations conference as well as my ongoing attempts to serve as a social media evangelist in agencies, I had an… Read more »