The definition of reinvent is:

to replace with an entirely new version, to make over completely, to recast something familiar or old into a different form.

In my opinion we need to reinvent government, business and ourselves. Today’s world is about constant change driven by the power of new ideas.

For the past 17 years I have worked in government at the county, city, authority and school district level in the Buffalo, NY area. I have seen first hand the need for reinventing how government operates. For a period of four years, I served as Chief of Staff to the 9 member City of Buffalo Common Council. Government must engage the talents and skills of its citizens by becoming more collaborative and transparent in its decision-making and operations. Utilizing technology as a tool to engage citizens is something all governments need to explore.

I have great respect for entrepreneurs as they put their passion into a vision, which results in new products, new services and new jobs. Entrepreneurs are on the front lines of change. As an adjunct college instructor, I see how students and everyone for that matter must continually change and reinvent themselves to survive and be successful in today’s crazy world economy.

Some of my favorite change agent writers are Tom Peters, Seth Godin, Gary Hamel and Guy Kawasaki. I welcome the opportunity to meet new people, to further my own learning and to share ideas.

On a personal note I am 46 years old, my other half Cheryl is an attorney in private practice and together we have two great boys, Michael age 20 and Joseph age 14. In an effort to keep my aging body in shape I am learning Mauy Thai martial arts with my two sons, which has been quite the experience. I am fortunate to have a place in the beautiful Adirondacks where I go often to hike, kayak, read and relax.

3 Comments on “About”

  1. Hi Paul,
    The comments don’t seem to be working, I tried commenting on the post “How did I hire so many employees who have no ideas?” but the comment button is just a dead link?

    Vetter co-founder

  2. Hi Paul – we’re the clearinghouse for Lean Government info in the US at http://www.leangovcenter.com. I couldn’t find any way to connect with you via e-mail. Send me an e-mail.

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