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Key Learnings in Nairobi

After three intense days at iHub we were exhausted, but we also learned a great deal.  There were a number of key insights that will inform how we approach the Collaboratory going forward: Design thinking is tough to translate, but generates widespread enthusiasm when people experience it. The language of design thinking is very foreign…
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Key Learnings in Nairobi

Testing Collab Prototypes at Nairobi’s iHub

After a terrific fall quarter of need-finding work with governance innovators from around the world, both of us were itching to get on the ground to test our initial prototypes and begin to hone our ideas about how the Governance Collaboratory might work in practice. Our first stop was in Nairobi, Kenya at the much…
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Testing Collab Prototypes at Nairobi’s iHub

From the White House to the d.school: Seeds of the Governance Collaboratory

About a year ago, I came back to California to resume teaching political science at Stanford after two years on President Obama’s foreign policy team at the White House. I returned a different person than when I left – more grey hair, permanent bags under my eyes, and lots of scars from policy battles won…
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From the White House to the d.school: Seeds of the Governance Collaboratory