Excellent talk from Tim O’Reilly: ‘Government as a Platform for Greatness’

March 21, 2011 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

by Alec Patton

I feared this was going to be a ‘hand the reins to the market and get out of the way’ talk – but it’s not that at all, it’s much more nuanced and it’s (surprisingly) inspiring.

My favourite bit is his analysis of the founders of America: they built a version that wasn’t good enough (the articles of confederation) so they threw it out and made an entirely new version – and they knew that this version wouldn’t be perfect either, so they built the ability to update right into its fabric.

You can read the first chapter of Tim O’Reilly’s book about ‘government as a platform’ here.

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Entry filed under: Innovation Policy.

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