I shared my immediate reflections on this year’s Solace summit in the following tweets which, to be clear, contain my personal views and are framed partly as provocations, the provocative nature often enhanced by the character limit!
Reflection 1: Devo will give birth to people-place-changing awesome 21st C Municipalism (except where it miserably doesn’t)
Reflection 2: *Evidence* is an emerging must-have (for deals, for a slice of the 36% pie, for being better at what we do)
Reflection 3: We urgently need to scrap the word Digital because the word itself is obstructing progress – say what you mean
Reflection 4: We’ve not figured out how we will handle LA failure yet, partly because the first ones to go weren’t in the room
Reflection 5: LG needs to get more factional to make meaningful cases (and drive economy), without fundamentally falling out
Reflection 6: We must rethink the nature of engagement between LG & its private sector arm (a) at the summit (b) in life!
I’ll be taking these reflections – especially 6(b) – with me to a Harvard Kennedy School week on Creating Collaborative Solutions later this month.