Postbureaucrat

Personal blogging by Steph Gray, founder of Helpful Digital and erstwhile bureaucrat

Tag: civil service

The Minister, the Entrepreneur and the Civil Servant: a cautionary tale

October 27, 2010

I’ve come across this little situation enough times now to make it worth a quick post here. It’s the story of the innovative SME, the minister, and the civil servant. And it’s not exactly a fairytale. The story starts well enough: an enthusiastic entrepreneur develops something clever. They think it could have a great public…

Hearing voices

August 19, 2009

Photo credit: hiddesdevries on Flickr Last night, as I was flicking through tweets and Google Reader items, I found myself realising a strange co-incidence. I wasn’t just reading social media news or the usual (excellent) fare from government digerati blogging in their spare time. I was clicking from post to post of voices of civil…