The reason I selected Grown Up Digital is that I think this is a very unique time for governments — a time when young people are looking at public service in a way that they haven’t in generations. But the real questions is whether governments are ready for this new generation. In Grown Up Digital, Tapscott argues that this generation is… well, wired differently. They are networked, and that they will be a powerful force for change. He argues that options is like oxygen, they want to customize… and they have great dis-truth detectors. And they want to innovate.
Does the federal government sound well tuned for this generation?
And that is why I selected this book because these are the people that agencies are going to have to attract.
As with previous sessions of the Federal News Radio Book Club, this is similar to the Oprah book club — so no, you don’t have to be anywhere, other then near your radio at 2p ET or online at FederalNewsRadio.com.
The Federal News Radio Book Club is something akin to the Oprah book club — but we talk about books that help feds do their jobs better. So unlike other book clubs, our “meetings” take place on the radio — Federal News Radio 1500 AM. And we’d love to hear your thoughts about these issues. You can send me your thoughts… Twitter them to me… or post them on our Facebook page about this month’s book club.