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Dan Searle at MoJ went to tell Silicon Valley about their online services. Silicon Valley was impressed.
Catherine Howe answers the question of why bother with social media.
The Institute for Government published a report this week on units at the centre of government: The Special Ones.
Kieran Exley on what happened when students were consultants to government for a day.
Making all voices count: vote for ideas for innovation in development.
Jeremy Heiman talks for TED on when crowdsourced business models will start to work in politics.
Sonia Bussu at Involve on starting a national conversation on reform (spoiler: best done with cake).
Harvard Business Review on the qualities of big organisations that makes it hard for them to innovate.
Paul Braithwaite talks about the potential for open policy making in Northern Ireland (and says some very nice thing about us *blushes*)
Anatomy of an Amplify idea: OpenIDEO on how to present a compelling idea.
Hester Lacey on six ways to be innovative when you think your boss might say no (a slightly older post - HT @helenbevan)
Ed Garner from Design Council on design for social impact.
Alberto Cottica on the dark edges of 21st century policy making.
Tweets of the week
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