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Government

Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

By Aneesh Chopra | Reviewed By Sonal Shah

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.

 

Economic Development

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

By William Easterly | Reviewed By Kevin Starr

The limits of technocratic, one-size-fits-all approaches to economic development have become all too evident.

 

Socially Responsible Business

The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist

By Christine Bader | Reviewed By David J. Vogel

A veteran corporate social responsibility leader reflects on “doing well and doing good” at a big oil company.

 

Technology & Design

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges

By Zaid Hassan | Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz

An emerging method for enabling innovation focuses not on plans or projects, but on broad social challenges.

 
 
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