We the Possibility: Harnessing Public Entrepreneurship to Solve Our Most Urgent Problems

  • Starts12:00 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021
  • Ends1:00 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities as we host Mitchell Weiss to discuss his new book We the Possibility: Harnessing Public Entrepreneurship to Solve Our Most Urgent Problems.

In We the Possibility, Weiss makes the case for governments’ capacity to solve big problems, calling for a new era of values-driven public leadership grounded in imagination, experimentation, and scale. The book discusses how government can shift its focus from safe solutions and so-called best practices to public leadership and management in order to solve our biggest problems. Weiss is a Professor of Management Practice in the Entrepreneurial Management unit and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the late Mayor of Boston, Tom Menino, where he co-founded the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and played a key role in the city’s response to the Boston Marathon Bombing, including the creation of the One Fund Boston.

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