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Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government

A compelling new argument to bring innovative practices into government and every public sector organization

We live in a time when government funds are drying up, services are under fire, and social needs are unrelenting. No one questions the fact that government must be reformed. But what game-changing element can move government beyond simply becoming more efficient–to driving sustainable, scalable change?

Robert D. Hisrich—a renowned entrepreneur, consultant, and teacher—and His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh—a global CEO, innovator, and a former government official with a rank of minister—argue that government and every public sector organization can achieve markedly higher levels of impact by adopting some of the innovative behaviors and mindsets that have accelerated success for so many of today’s top corporations.

Their book, Governpreneurship, is the first to challenge the traditional view that entrepreneurship is a private-sector practice. It delivers indispensable advice for government and public sector leaders alike who are hungry for fresh thinking and decidedly different outcomes.

With detailed forewords by U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton as well as Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, His Excellency Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Governpreneurship concludes with case studies that explore some of the most successful government undertakings in Ireland, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland.

“This book should be recommended reading for everyone in government at every level. We can only hope that a new era of governpreneurship is launched with this useful and practical guide.”

— Thomas N. Duening, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado