I’ve just been asked by the Department of PM&C to nominate someone to go to the 202o Summit. Who should I nominate – and why?
This post will be moderated strictly. Suggestions should be serious and I hope you’ll provide good reasons. Of course there will be people who want to express an opinion about the Summit itself, and for that reason I’m creating an accompanying post inviting discussion on that topic. But in this thread, please concentrate on the proposed subject. And links to other blog discussions of the subject (good nominees, not whether it’s a good idea or not) would be most welcome also.
My own idea would be to try to think of someone who has some good concrete ideas about specific things we should do in the world of government policy – and so lower down the list would come
- people who’s analysis and views about our current circumstances might be very astute, but who might not (necessarily) be expected to produce particularly outstanding suggestions for policy. By way of illustration – and illustrious illustration at that, I’d put Inga Clendinnen in this category even if I might be quite wrong – that is that in addition to being an extraordinarily acute observer of our world she’d be good at suggesting good policy changes.
- people who are pretty interesting and capable of coming up with worthwhile ideas but who already have plenty of exposure to put those ideas.
If you want to nominate anyone right now – including yourself – just go to this website where you can do so (unaccountably the most efficient form of data transfer they’ve got is the email of a Microsoft Word document. Perhaps the option of a feedback form might have saved them some time arranging the data at the back end.)