Month: April 2019

DC: The land of power

We say by the people, for the people. But do we mean it? Perhaps at one point, or in a vacuum, we did….or at least we try to tell ourselves we do. But the reality is that nothing happens without money, ideas, influence, and systems of people working together. And with time and energy in…


Defining National Readiness

One of the golden rules for Government is: If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. It’s an adage used widely, far more than government, but it is a particularly important one when it comes to the executive branch. Why? The bottom line is that there are an infinite number of issues a country…


Education for the Future

****The U.S. Government has just released a book entitled, “Modernizing Learning: Building the Future Learning Ecosystem.” It is an implementation blueprint for how to re-build our education system to help Americans prepare for the future. The book can be downloaded for FREE here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/modernizing-learning-building-future-learning-ecosystem **** Decades of education reform have focused on fixing, controlling, and…


Government of the Future!

https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/innovating-government-re-designing-executive-branch Administration after administration has complained that implementing change is hindered by bureaucracy, siloed structures, inefficient funds from congress, and archaic, burdensome practices. While true, no one has asked the people in the system how to fix these very problems…until now. Innovation Fellows are Americans with special expertise that are now being brought into the…


Modernizing America

Let’s start by asking the question: What does it mean to modernize the country? Modernizing a nation involves making holistic changes across our most fundamental national focus areas so that the country, at its foundation, is anchored in systems ready for the 21st century. Metaphorically, it’s like looking at a house that was built in…