Posts Tagged: policy

Navigating the Four Pillars of Washington

Originally published in The Hill Washington is an eclectic city. It is a metropolis that is thriving economically and socially. Its architectural design is modeled after Paris and it is certainly a city of cultural diversity and historically interesting neighborhoods. Visually, the site of the monuments reflecting against the panoramic backdrop of the Potomac RiverRead… Read more »

Fellowship Opportunities in Health

This year, the Long Beach Fellowship team is tackling a high-impact domain: health. Health is one of the areas that governments have of a deep, direct human impact. It’s pretty obvious when your metrics includes things like infant mortality and premature deaths. Having been a Fellow in 2013, and with most of my work experienceRead… Read more »

Good Read: 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread

Originally posted on #GovLife. One of the things we hear about a lot when we talk about innovation is the rate of adoption. Whether or not an idea (no matter how amazing) succeeds is a huge risk, and it’s not just applicable to government. The characteristics listed in 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread,Read… Read more »

Good Read: How to Start a Billion-Dollar Empire With a Laptop

Originally posted on #GovLife We’re always told “don’t judge a book by its cover”, so trust me when I say “don’t judge this article by its title”. We all know (or at least should know) Alexis from his days at reddit. In 2008, after watching hisTED talk, I became an instant fangirl and haven’t lookedRead… Read more »

Good Read: The Truth About Creativity at Work

Originally posted on #GovLife. Last week I went to the William Eggers’ Open Forum at the Institute on Governance, where we discussed some of the concepts in his new book, Solution Revolution. I was involved in a discussion on the scalability of good ideas, which raised some topics that have come up in other conversationsRead… Read more »

U.S. Health Care vs. The World [Infographic]

To help clarify the differences between world health care systems, the online Masters in Public Health program at GW created an infographic to show how health care in the U.S. stacks up when compared to 16 other countries around the world. The data in the graphic is provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s WorldRead… Read more »

We are all street level bureaucrats now

Originally published on Or at least we will be, eventually. That’s the argument Kent made on Wednesday in What We Lost in the Fire, We Gain in the Flood, and it’s the argument I want to build on today. But first a quick recap of Kent’s line of reasoning. Street-level bureaucrats have traditionally beenRead… Read more »

How to Accelerate New Employee Productivity

How to Accelerate New Employee Productivity Accelerating a new employee’s productivity rate is a goal that every agency strives to achieve. The onboarding process involves many time consuming elements. Everything from preparing new-hire paperwork, to ensuring equipment is ready on time, and reducing the onboarding cycle from days to minutes can help your agency saveRead… Read more »

Report: Commodity Trading Futures Commission to Decide on Cross-Border Policies

The Commodity Trading Futures Commission is slated to decide on policies governing the transaction between foreign companies and U.S. banks, Reuters reported Wednesday. Douwe Miedema writes Chairman Gary Gensler and Commissioner Mark Wetjen will soon agree on cross-territory policies as the temporary respite to these rules is nearing its end. Gensler recently wanted foreign firmsRead… Read more »

How The U.S. Government Can Accelerate The Impact Economy

Originally appeared in Forbes in partnership with the Skoll World Forum. Click here for the original article. Written by: Shrupti Shah, Ross Rocketto, and Rob Terrin Momentum is building for government to play a larger role in the impact economy, the ecosystem where social entrepreneurs who have sustainable business models to generate both profit andRead… Read more »