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Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector (Plume)

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Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Plume (first published 1992)
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Zach Houck
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book, written over 20 years ago should be brought back to the forefront of everyone's mind. Upon reading it I wanted to buy several copies of this book to handout at headquarters.
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The first and best account of how people scattered around the country were remaking government in America to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and effective. (Full disclosure: its account of my work at the Pentagon led to my getting hired by Al Gore to lead his effort to reinvent the entire Executive Branch--which work is still incomplete).

An all-time favorite
Nedland P.
Dec 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
We need more privatization.
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read for a political science class in college - so probably a little dated now - but had some interesting ideas at the time.
Mar 14, 2009 rated it liked it
My good friend from the Humphrey Institute gave this to me. A number of Minnesota people were involved in the book. A good book for changing government. It answers the "I hate big government" crowd by saying that we should get the right amount of government and it should work. It did seem a little too perfect at times though.
Aug 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I read this book as part of an Advanced Human Resource Management course I completed while at Ryerson.

The book was published at a time when government policies and administration were driven by the neo-con agenda. I don't believe that much if what was written in this book would be applicable now.
Sep 08, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: nonfiction, dnf
I read a lot of this for a college course and it is interesting enough, that I may finish it one day. It is pretty one sided. Ok, it is completely one sided. Apparently there is no downside to introducing market forces into government services. But it happens all the time with some success and some problems. Osborne and Gaebler give several well presented examples of success.
Dec 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Fran by: Dr. Edna A. Co
Note to self: A recommended reading for PA 201 (Theory and Practice of Public Administration)under Dr. Edna A. Co of the UP NCPAG, 2nd Semester 1999-2000
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Nt filled with western promise.
Tariq A
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, إدارة
Texas Renaissance
Mar 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The best discussion I've ever seen on the role and function of government.
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tgs kwu
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its good
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Worth a read, though pretty one-sided
Sep 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Read it to see if I could understand the reinventing government idea that Clinton and Gore were pushing. Still don't but I tried.
Feb 09, 2009 rated it liked it
It's a lovely idea for local government, but isn't practical on a national scale.
Jan 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
Really good book for people in local government work. A little dated, but still quite relevant. And VERY easy-to-read!
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