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  • The latest in Chinese IT

    Steve Kelman reports that Chinese firms are advancing beyond knockoffs to produce real innovations. Read More

  • A somewhat revealing rubber stamp

    Steve Kelman suggests that interesting signals can be gleaned from China's "two session" proceedings. Read More

  • What McCaskill is missing about past performance data

    A punishment-only approach is bad psychology and bad management, even if it may be good politics. Read More

  • 'Evidence-based government' and the FY 2015 budget

    Steve Kelman contends the best part of the president's budget may be its efforts to measure and reward programs that work. Read More

  • This week in online disintermediation: Charities

    Steve Kelman looks at the latest example of tradeoffs inherent in internet innovation. Read More

  • Why Hong Kong is worth watching

    Steve Kelman reports on the latest troubles in Hong Kong, and the larger concerns they could signal. Read More

  • ABBA, taxes and unintended consequences

    Steve Kelman muses on why the Swedish singers dressed so badly -- and what it means for agency rulemakers. Read More

  • New Zealand civil service: A land without turkey farms

    Steve Kelman discovers that the Kiwis' public sector does not even have terms for "turkey farm" or "retired in place." Read More

  • Lessons from the French invasion of Silicon Valley

    As President Hollande visits French techies in California, Steve Kelman argues that both France and the U.S. should look at why those entrepreneurs are there. Read More

  • Greetings from New Zealand

    Steve Kelman, FCW's traveling professor, reports from a land without airport security. Read More

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