Weekly Round-up: January 31, 2013

This post has been updated to include a contribution from Michael Keegan.


Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Thinking about social media:

Emerging Trends in Innovation and Social Media: Advanced Sharing, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about advanced sharing—basically the idea that the things and the way we share online are becoming as diverse and sophisticated as the things and way we share off-line.  Offline, we donate our time, we lend our friends and neighbors our tools, we check books out of the library, we talk about personal matters with one friend and shopping or style with another, we confide in our spouses exclusively in some areas (our finances, a possible example), and don’t have to talk with them about others (our bunions, a possible example).


The Operator's Manual - An Update of Chapter 7: Innovation

Recognize that employees, especially those who are on the front line of your organization and who regularly deal with your agency’s customers, often are the source of innovative services that can benefit your customers. Getting them engaged is key.


SUBJECT: Innovation

Trust: An Expression of Access and Influence

This morning, I attended a panel that spoke about a new report released by the communications firm, Edelman, entitled “2013 Edelman Trust Barometer.”  The findings, especially those that pertain to US citizens, industries, and institutions, are striking.

Who we trust now

Weekly Round-up: February 08, 2013

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Weekly Round-up: August 02, 2013

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Weekly Round-up: August 09, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Not Your Grandfather's GSA

The headquarters of the General Services Administration was built in 1918; shaped like an ‘E’ with its spine on F Street, the one-block building has recently undergone a massive renovation that has pulled the physical space of GSA into alignment with how the leadership wants to run the agency: using 21st century management, technology a

Weekly Round-up: August 16, 2013

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Weekly Round-up: August 23, 2013

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

This week is all about guidance.


Innovation Fellow, Emeritus
IBM Center for The Business of Government
600 14th Street, NW Second Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Gadi Ben-Yehuda was our Innovation Fellow for the Center for The Business of Government. In the five years that Mr. Ben-Yehuda was with the Center, he was a speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Department, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and other agencies. He also delivered presentations both nationally and internationally, at SxSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, the Global eGovernment Forum in Seoul, South Korea, and conferences in venues ranging from Washington, DC, to New York City, and Las Vegas, NV, to Burlington, VT. He was a prolific writer, with articles appearing on the Center’s blog, in Government Executive and Fast CoExist. He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine. Mr. Ben-Yehuda has worked on the Web since 1994, when he received an email from Maya Angelou through his first Web site. He has an MFA in poetry from American University, has taught writing at Howard University, and has worked in Washington, DC, for nonprofits, lobbying organizations, Fleishman-Hillard Global Communications, and Al Gore's presidential campaign. Prior to his current position, Gadi was was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Additionally, Gadi has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers, including Marines at the Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, DC. Gadi is also a member of ACT-IAC.