Thought Leadership vs. Incrementalism

Reaching the moon in a few years- Kennedy's dream.

Just in Time or JIT from the Japanese.

Miniaturised electronics, from many American and Japanese firms. Sony Walkman, an example.

All examples of thought leadership. Including the mobile phone, and the internet. But why is it that governments largely lack big ideas? The last one I heard was from Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh when he introduced e-seva, saving people from long lines to pay their own electricity or phone bills, and much more.

Many government services need decentralisation and more contact centres- these can be outsourced where skills needed are minimal, creating huge employment opportunities, and serve people better.

Just one big thought for now, but you may get a dozen a day, if efforts are made. Why don't governments do this?


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