Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won’t. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000098/pe_peri_000098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Innovative State:How New Technologies Can Transform Government Atlantic Monthly Press Aneesh Chopra
Public Private Partnership im E-Government:Neue innovative Ansätze für die Öffentliche Verwaltung Frank Zobel
Public Private Partnership im E-Government:Neue innovative Ansätze für die Öffentliche Verwaltung Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Frank Zobel
A Guide to Innovative Public-Private Partnerships:Utilizing the Resources of the Private Sector for the Public Good Thomas A. Cellucci
The Impact of the Cameroonian Government Intervention in Business:Enhancing Cameroon Investment Climate Through Innovative Reforms Augustine Nguh Akum Jam
What is the role of government in the modern world? The environment that governments operate in today is hugely complex. Governments face difficult challenges on all sides. Global upheavals and geopolitical shifts, climate change, rapidly evolving technologies and socio-economic demographics, resource constraints, an increasingly diverse constituency and citizens´ more demanding expectations - these are just some of the forces driving societal changes and transforming the context in which governments operate. Around the world governments are responding to these challenges by shifting the way they think, steer, organize, measure and engage with citizens, and the private and third sector. Until now, though, best practice has remained elusive. Intergovernmental collaboration and sharing of innovative policymaking is piecemeal. Government for a New Age brings together the latest thinking on modern government. It sheds light on the current trends in governance practices, operating models, processes and tools that leading governments are embracing. Government for a New Age explores the ways in which governments are changing their value proposition to tackle these pressing concerns and provide some answers to these questions. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Stanislav Koncevich. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000441/bk_zaot_000441_sample.mp3.
Considered one of the greatest short story writers of all time, Anton Chekhov heavily influenced the evolution of the modern short story. Most notably, he used a technique that would later be called ´´stream-of-consciousness,´´ in which he eschewed the traditional story structure and simply wrote as though he was thinking aloud. Written in that same vein, ´´The Death of a Government Clerk´´ is one of his best-known short stories. The story is about the fragile Ivan Dmitritch Tchervyakov who blows a small breach of etiquette far out of proportion. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006055/bk_blak_006055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America´s secret mission to combat malaria during World War II - a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis. American war planners, foreseeing the tactical need for a malaria drug, recreated the German model, then grew it tenfold. Quickly becoming the biggest and most important medical initiative of the war, the project tasked dozens of the country’s top research scientists and university labs to find a treatment to remedy half a million U.S. troops incapacitated by malaria. Spearheading the new U.S. effort was Dr. Lowell T. Coggeshall, whose persistent drive and curiosity led him to become one of the most innovative thinkers in solving the malaria problem. He recruited private corporations and the nation’s best chemists out of Harvard and Johns Hopkins to make novel compounds that skilled technicians tested on birds. Giants in the field of clinical research, including the future NIH director James Shannon, then tested the drugs on mental health patients and convicted criminals - including infamous murderer Nathan Leopold. By 1943, a dozen strains of malaria brought home in the veins of sick soldiers were injected into these human guinea pigs for drug studies. After hundreds of trials and many deaths, they found their ´´magic bullet´´, but not in a U.S. laboratory. America ´s best weapon against malaria, still used today, was captured in battle from the Nazis. Called chloroquine, it went on to save more lives than any other drug in history. Karen M. Masterson, a journalist turned malaria researcher, uncovers the complete story behind this dark tale of science, medicine, and war. Illuminating, riveting and surprising, The Malaria Project captures the ethical perils of seeking treatments for disease while ignoring the human condition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002471/bk_peng_002471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.