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02. A Public Service

  1. 01. Minutes of the COCKUP
  2. 02. A Public Service
  3. 03. The 22% Solution
  4. 04. On The Campaign Trail
  5. 05. Athens of America
  6. 06. A Yankee’s Yankee
  7. 07. My Canadian Family
  8. 08. Edmonton? Why?
  9. 09. Prairie Singers
  10. 10. Deconstructing Calgary
  11. 11. My Kelowna
  12. 12. Wine Whine
  13. 13. Fire Mountain
  14. 14. A Stopover and a Popover
  15. 15. Inspiring Victoria
  16. 16. Planet Rosehip
  17. 17. Carry On Grunge
  18. 18. Street People
  19. 19. The Curse of Portland
  20. 20. Mean-Spirited, Powerful Justice
  21. 21. Amtrak’s Jewel
  22. 22. Managing Yosemite
  23. 23. Yumpin’ Yosemite
  24. 24. Parched
  25. 25. Brave New San Fran
  26. 26. Over The Hill
  27. 27. Greatest Again

“I know what you are thinking.” I was speaking to an auditorium of MBA students, trying to entice the best and brightest to consider working for government. “Everybody thinks public servants are lazy, corrupt and incompetent. Why, you ask, would I want a job that labels me as lazy, corrupt and incompetent?”

There was a gasp. Someone blurted a stern “No!” Was it my boss? But mostly, eyes widened, heads nodded.

Explained properly, it is an attractive proposition. Twenty minutes later I was mobbed by those eager to know how they might enjoy the lifelong benefits of laziness, corruption and incompetence. I ran out of business cards. Continue reading 02. A Public Service