ANSWERS 2014 Robert Steele with Pierre Cloutier on Smart Nations and the Future of Quebec

Robert, you are the originator of the concept of a Smart Nation, with your article in 1996 published in the Government Information Quarterly, entitled “Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information.” Quebec is a nation, recognized by Canada, with a distinct culture, a distinct geography, and perhaps a distinct future.

Reference: Draft Smart Nation Act of 2014

DOC (1 Page): Draft Smart Nation Act of 2014 Proposed Legislation: The Smart Nation Act of 2014 • Within the Department of State, expands the capabilities for Open Government, Citizen Engagement, Participatory Budgeting, Global Engagement and Whole of Government planning, programming, and budgeting, by providing the Secretary of State with oversight authority of the Open …

SmartPlanet: The world’s top universities — still no “smart nation”

Western universities still dominate the upper reaches of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. But a power shift is underway and the east is beginning to rise through the ranks. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings powered by Thomson Reuters judges research-led universities on teaching, research, citations (research influence), industry income and international …

Worth a Look: THE SMART NATION ACT – Public Intelligence in the Public Interest

From the Publisher This book, while available to the public and especially to those who hope to restore informed democracy by reducing secret back room deals and lies based on secrecy, was actually published in order to distribute 1,000 copies to every Senator, every Representative, every Governor, and every Cabinet Officer, as well as 200 …

What Presidents Don’t Know About Education Plus RECAP of 6 Star Plus Books Relevant to Creating a Smart Nation with a Strategic Narrative that WORKS

How to Get a Real Education Forget art history and calculus. Most students need to learn how to run a business, says Scott Adams (Creator of Dilbert) Wall Street Journal, 9 April 2011 I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature. The kids in this brainy group are …