In January, I discussed the notion of transforming organizational silos in academia to collaborative networks that can address large-scale research problems. At the moment, I am sitting in a meeting at the University of Illinois that is, in part, focused on this possibility. People are discussing the difficulties that they have encountered in pursuing this [...]
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I once asked an Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Executive of a government agency whether he preferred to be in control of all the budget of his agency or to be in control of how the money was counted. He responded, “If I can control how the money is counted, I don’t need to control [...]
The debate in Washington seems stuck in partisan positioning and sound bites. We have lost track of the fundamental objectives that need to be pursued. I think the overarching objective should be quite simple – we want a healthy, educated, and productive population that is competitive in the global marketplace.
We do not really want the [...]