21Reinventing Government: The Next Phase1994

It is a great pleasure and a great privilege to speak to such a distinguished group and on so important a subject. My title, as you know, is “Reinventing Government: The Next Phase.” My topic is: how to build on your achievement. It is a remarkable and substantial achievement. But is it also a fragile one. It is a first step.

What comes now is both to consolidate what has been achieved so far and to break through to a new dimension of achievement. But before I begin, one caveat: You who are listening to me today, you government people, emphasize the word government in “reinventing government.” My emphasis has to be on the word reinventing. Of that, I know a little bit, having worked for half a century ...

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