“The Politics Industry” by Katherine Gehl & Michael Porter – A Harvard Business Review Press Book Essentials
That politics are important – no one doubts it anymore. That it is an industry, with vision + mission + strategy – only two brilliant academics as Gehl and Porter could so boldly state. Published during the pandemic of 2020, “The Politics Industry” attempts to break the by-partisan lock in the American politics and foster innovation.
Wait a minute you could say? Why do we need innovation in a system that it is broken? We need to first fix the political system, right? Or?
Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter argue otherwise. Firstly, the US political system works as is designed to. The problem here is the design – its duopoly appearance leads actually to unhealthy internal competition and dismal marginal returns. The players are jostling for one camp or another, ignoring alternatives (including methods) which might actually radically improve the returns for the ordinary citizens. The results are visible since decades – no voice outside the duopoly system can make itself hear, whilst when the political ideas are shaped in a Republican or Democrat form, they loose substance. Read More »“The Politics Industry” by Katherine Gehl & Michael Porter – A Harvard Business Review Press Book Essentials