4 quotes from Frank Herbert

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” — Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune “A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.” — Frank Herbert “Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The … Read More

Innovation matters in politics.

A number of friends in politics have asked me recently about the role that design and innovation can play in creating effective civic systems. The three articles below offer perspective on innovation and politics. As the Fast Company article notes, “All forms of innovation and technology require intent and direction to produce a proper, valuable outcome.” Leadership depends on vision. … Read More

Civic systems need a reboot.

Civic institutions need to better serve their constituents. It can start with improving the services that they currently provide and perhaps creating new ones. Understanding what people need and taking an entrepreneurial approach is a good place to start.  However, what if the system of governing needs to be overhauled? There are certain complications with throwing an existing system out … Read More