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(Carl V. Lewis) #1

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Selected Patterns for Civic :rescue_worker_helmet: Technology

Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission

When you do something interesting (especially with government), it’s sometimes better to act first and get permission later.

Boldly Go Where No Government Has Gone

Think about the limitations of what a government (especially public servants) can do, then do what they cannot.

The Big Thing About Small Things

… is that they add up. Change is often incremental, and you may not realize how a small action can spur longterm outcomes.

Start Locally, Scale Globally

Build with, not for

Fuck it – ship it!

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