“Government Entrepreneur” is Not an Oxymoron

Harvard Business Review

Amidst the acrimony, it seems hard to imagine that public leaders could envision and operate such a platform, or that private innovators could work with them more collaboratively on it — but it’s not impossible. Without more public entrepreneurship, it’s hard to imagine meeting our public challenges or making the most of private innovation. Chris Osgood and Nigel Jacob brought the country’s first major-city mobile 311 app to life, and they are public entrepreneurs.