From the Good Ideas file: Politicians are from Alpha, Geeks are from Beta

OK, this is less a good idea than a good and useful analysis of why adapting any kind of transparency-based, fail-forward-fast, take risks, little bets approaches, of the type that are being advocated by new businesses and civic hackers and loudmouths like me, are so darn hard for governments of any stripe.  If you cannot get your head around what those wild-eyed techno-troublemakers/stodgy old bureaucrats are squawking about, this article might help you understand.

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Politicians are from Alpha, Geeks are from Beta. Will they ever get along?

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