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Attracting Tech Talent: Start with Culture Redesign

Opinion  -  Karen Tay

A Singaporean in Silicon Valley argues for new work structures, principles and practices, and incentives that will appeal to the top tech talent we want.

Editorial Issue 21

Editorial  -  Vernie Oliveiro, Aaron Maniam

With Singapore’s ambition to be a Smart Nation, what does it really mean to be “smart” these days? This issue explores the apparent tensions and trade-offs that both underpin and animate Singapore’s Smart Nation efforts.

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.

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.

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.

The Digital Work Economy and Our Human Future

Conversation  -  Gary A. Bolles

Leading tech strategist Gary Bolles offers a balanced perspective on the impact of technology on jobs, institutions, learning and human development.

Singapore: The Apple of Nations

Roundtable  -  A Conversation with Peter Schwartz

The ETHOS Roundtable brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss key issues of interest to the public service. In this session, renowned futurist and Global Business Network cofounder Peter Schwartz discusses Singapore's prospects as a young city-state in a future where talent and innovation will determine success.

Opinion: Singapore's Economic Growth Model: Too Much or Too Little?

Opinion  -  Linda Lim

Can Singapore’s state-heavy growth model be sustained in the long term, especially after the systemic shock and global rebalancing of the current financial crisis?

Phases of Singapore's Demographic Development Post World War II

Article  -  Koh Eng Chuan

An emerging phase of demographic development brings new challenges for Singapore.

Governance Amid Technological Disruption: A Vision for an Agile Public Service

Article  -  Daniel Lim Yew Mao, Chan Chi Ling

A more agile, iterative and inclusive approach to policymaking and problem solving can help the public sector keep pace with change.