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Thinking About Winning: Leadership in the Global War for Talent

Interview  -  Jeffrey R. Immelt

The Chairman and CEO of GE reflects on the continuing importance of sound leadership in a rapidly changing global business landscape.

Managing Complexity and Uncertainties

Article  -  Lam Chuan Leong

Governments should make provisions for increasingly unpredictable and disruptive outcomes in the future, argues Lam Chuan Leong, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Leadership.

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.

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.

The Challenge of Growth

Interview  -  Paul Romer

Noted economist Paul Romer, proponent of the New Growth Theory, assesses the role of the public sector in sustaining growth in Singapore and the wider Asian region.

Designing Urban Journeys

Article  -  Yam Ah Mee

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

Reinventing Singapore's Electronic Public Services

Article  -  Karen Wong

Building on its acclaimed online public services, Singapore is developing the next generation of truly interactive government technologies.