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“I may seem like a boring pundit …

…whose most exotic fantasies involve G.A.O. reports, but deep down, I have dreams,” wrote David  Brooks.

In his column, he delivered the money quote of the week for me: “Walking into the Obama White House of my dreams will be like walking into the Gates Foundation. The people there will be ostentatiously pragmatic and

 data-driven. They’ll hunt good ideas like venture capitalists. They’ll have no faith in all-powerful bureaucrats issuing edicts from the center. Instead, they’ll use that language of decentralized networks, bottom-up reform and scalable innovation.” 

Will Obama choose lead a team of rivals? Can he continue to inspire diversely-constituted policy research cell groups to continue their support work? He’s off to a decent start anyway.

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  1. Melinda
    Posted November 10, 2008 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Yes, he is off to a decent start! I found the article on the team of rivals both intriguing and thought provoking. So much so that I am sharing your article on Facebook.

  2. Posted November 10, 2008 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Before Lincoln had his team of rivals there was a team of rivals called the “founders”.

    Even rivals like Adams and Jefferson proved what could be done when you “play big”.

    Thanks for the Brooks quote, had missed that one.

    Keep creating…a brand worth raving about,
    Mike

  3. Posted November 11, 2008 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    “play big” – Well-read Mike: what an appropriate and captivating way to describe what happened in our past and what is needed now. Fareed Zacharia would agree with you. I do not agree with him on everything yet found his book valuable re what we face ahead as Americans: http://www.fareedzakaria.com/

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