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In this sequel to his bestseller, Reinventing Government, David Osborne teams with Peter Plastrik to further explore the process of making public and governmental organizations more entrepreneurial by introducing businesslike practices. The authors focus on five strategies for fundamentally changing the way government works on local, state, regional and national levels, and give plenty of real-life global success stories. This organizational, economic and political tour de force is wonderfully written, and is never dry, academic or reliant on dense government gabble. In fact, it’s a page-turner. getAbstract recommends it to all concerned citizens.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to redesign an organization by replacing bureaucracy with entrepreneurship;
  • What 10 principles support entrepreneurial government; and
  • Why a clear purpose is central to an organization’s transformation.
 

About the Authors

David Osborne is the co-author of Reinventing Government and Laboratories of Democracy. He has written for the Washington Post and the New York Times Magazine, and served as an adviser to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Peter Plastrik was acting chief deputy of the Michigan Department of Commerce, and is now a consultant to public organizations and foundations.

 

Summary

“Reinventing Government”
The following “revolutionary 10-point program” for using entrepreneurial approaches to improve government, making it more efficient and cost-effective, was first outlined nearly 15 years ago. Governments around the world have put these ideas into practice at local...

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