Like many people I know, I buy more books than I have time to read, so I have a slowly growing pipeline of books that get dust on my shelves and I keep promising I’ll read next week or next month or next quarter.
Summer holidays are always a good time to get some decent progress on that pipeline and, while I usually favor novels over non-fiction and business book when sunbathing on a beach, this time I decided to read “Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency and Collaboration in Practice”. This is a collection of essays from various authors touching upon a variety of topics around the broader subject of open government. Usually I’d rather go for a single-authored, coherent business book, but after going through Beth Noveck’s “Wiki Government” and finding it a bit too long (sort of nonfiction counterpart of Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” which would have made a better book had it ended 100 pages earlier), I decided to go for a lighter touch.
Not all essays are great or interesting from my own perspective, although they may be little gems for other readers. But all in all, the book was an interesting read, and left me with a few points for reflection that I’d like to share in the next few posts.
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