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Posts from July 2014


Gustin Partners | July 30, 2014 |

Re-Thinking Government IT

By Thornton May
Futurist, Senior Advisor with GP, Executive Director & Dean - IT Leadership Academy

I seek to revise how we think about government IT and the IT professionals who work in the government. I believe the effective practice of government depends on the innovative practice of IT.

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Gustin Partners | July 02, 2014 |

It’s the People, Stupid

By Thornton May
Futurist, Senior Advisor with GP, Executive Director & Dean - IT Leadership Academy

I would like to borrow the now embedded in our cultural memory line “It’s the economy, stupid!”, modify it a bit and exhort leaders to rediscover the essence of what leadership is all about – PEOPLE.

At first glance this might seem quite banal. You might say, “Thornton, of course leadership is all about people.” But if you parse expenditures associated with the ~ $ 4 billion dollars humans spend annually on IT into three buckets – Technology, Process and People – you would find that People is not – repeat IS NOT where the lion’s share of the money goes.
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