DorobekInsider: One day until the Federal News Radio Book Club with CTO Chopra discussing Payback

Thursday - 7/30/2009, 5:10pm EDT

I have been going on and on and on about the fifth meeting of the Federal News Radio Book Club. Well, tomorrow is the big day. The “meeting” of the book club comes up at 2p ET on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose show… and we are discussing the book Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation by James P. Andrew, Harold L. Sirkin, and John Butman. And I expect that both federal chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra, who selected the book in an interview with Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller. (You can hear that interview from here)… and the author, Jim Andrew, will be here in Federal News Radio’s Studio 1-A.

For those of you who have never listened to one of our book club meetings before, these are something akin to the Obama book club — you participate by reading the book and sending along your questions. (Previous book club meetings are below.)

We like to keep this conversational… and here are some of the discussion topics:

* We’ll start talking about innovation. Chopra has made it part of his mantra. And Payback looks at how an organization can make innovation matter — and may it pay off.
* I’m going to ask Chopra to talk about some of the challenges with innovation in government
* Why does innovation end up being challenging?
* Why does innovation in government seem particularly challenging?
* The book largely focuses on the private sector. Do the lessons from the private sector work for the public sector?

If you have questions or comments about the book… or about innovation… you can offer up thoughts, comments, insights, questions, discussion topics… whatever you want to add to the discussion… You can do that here on the DorobekInsider… you can do that on the Payback book club meeting’s Facebook event page… on my Facebook page… you can do that through on my Twitter feed… or just an e-mail — cdorobek at chrisdorobek.com.

Previous Federal News Radio Book Club “meetings”:

* The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite your team’s passion, creativity, and productivity by Michael Lee Stallard. Read more and hear the book club meeting here.

For those of you who have never listened to one of our book club meetings before, these are something akin to the Obama book club — you participate by reading the book and sending along your questions. (Previous book club meetings are below.)

We like to keep this conversational… and here are some of the discussion topics:

* We’ll start talking about innovation. Chopra has made it part of his mantra. And Payback looks at how an organization can make innovation matter — and may it pay off.

* I’m going to ask Chopra to talk about some of the challenges with innovation in government

* Why does innovation end up being challenging?

* Why does innovation in government seem particularly challenging?

* The book largely focuses on the private sector. Do the lessons from the private sector work for the public sector?

If you have questions or comments about the book… or about innovation… you can offer up thoughts, comments, insights, questions, discussion topics… whatever you want to add to the discussion… You can do that here on the DorobekInsider… you can do that on the Payback book club meeting’s Facebook event page… on my Facebook page… you can do that through on my Twitter feed… or just an e-mail — cdorobek at chrisdorobek.com.


Previous Federal News Radio Book Club “meetings”:

* The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite your team’s passion, creativity, and productivity by Michael Lee Stallard. Read more and hear the book club meeting here.

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