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Singapore as Innovation Nation

Conversation  -  John Kao

Ethos speaks to innovation thought leader John Kao who argues that innovative capacity can and should be cultivated as a national strategy.

Planning and Innovation for City Success

Interview  -  Alan Altshuler

In this interview, Professor Alan Altshuler of Harvard University discusses the attributes of a successful city and compares the city success of Singapore with US cities.

Creating Hot Spots of Innovation & Energy in Your Organisation

Article  -  Lynda Gratton

Leaders can ignite creative energy by asking incisive questions and nurturing cross-boundary collaboration, writes Lynda Gratton from the London Business School.

Sharpening Singapore's Edge: Insights from the IBM Experience

Article  -  Teresa Lim

Singapore needs to develop T-shaped workers and a culture that favours innovation, collaboration, diversity and values.

Diversity through Migration

Opinion  -  Philippe Legrain

Social inclusion, a shift in mindset and a holistic strategy are the necessary ingredients in improving Singapore's land transport system.

How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

Review  -  Cai Shan

Review of Richard Florida's Who's Your City?

Governance at the Leading Edge: Black Swans, Wild Cards, and Wicked Problems

Article  -  Peter Ho

At the 2008 Strategic Perspectives Conference, Head of Civil Service Peter Ho traced the evolution of contemporary public sector practice. He concludes that while the Public Service has successfully adopted best practices from the private sector and elsewhere in the past, these are not enough to ensure good governance as we move into an unpredictable and complex future. In the following excerpt, he highlights the nature of the challenges ahead and argues that Singapore must develop its own new brand of governance in order to manage these critical uncertainties and generate original solutions to the wicked problems of our time.

Ten Tips: How to Create a Next Generation Public Service Super-Portal

Article  -  Rosina Howe-Teo

Since its inception in 2000, the Land Transport Authority’s ONE.MOTORING portal has become an indispensable online destination for the motor trade industry, vehicle owners and the general public.

Reclaiming Public Administration

Article  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

After thirty years of reform and experimentation, it is now time to outline a new, integrated model of public administration more relevant to the complex challenges of today, argues Jocelyn Bourgon, President Emeritus of the Canada School of Public Service.

Making the Globalisation Leap: A Survey of Asian Leadership Traits

Article  -  Madeline Dessing, Israel Berman

As Chinese, Indian and other Asian companies start playing on the global stage, it is timely to look at some key success factors for Asian leadership.