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The Responsive City

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Stephanie Castellano

Stephanie Castellano reviews The Responsive City, a comprehensive guide for municipal leaders looking to make use of digital tools to make data-driven decisions, improve civic engagement, and create more responsive government entities.  More »

Improving Engagement Using the Languages of Appreciation

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Brittney Vevaina

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace suggests acts of appreciation that managers can use to engage employees. Based on Gary Chapman’s New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages, Chapman and co-author Paul White apply the love languages concept to ... More »

An Eighth-Grade Science Fair Project Gone Horribly Wrong

Larry Azer

Neil Swidey, Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness (Crown Publishers, 2014) Reviewed by Larry Azer In a story eerily reminiscent of a Richard Stillman case study, Boston Globe writer Neil Swidey effectively ... More »

Partnerships for the Public Good

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Stephanie Castellano

William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Reviewed by Stephanie Castellano Society's most intractable problem... More »

Helping the Public Understand What Government Writes

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Kitty Wooley

Judith Gillespie Myers, The Government Manager's Guide to Plain Language (Management Concepts Press, 2013) Reviewed by Kitty Wooley This is the third and most recent book about plain language by Judith Gillespie Myers, a journalist, radio newscaster, and news editor wh... More »

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