This episode is a conversation with Daniel Thornton about why big government things go wrong and how the ideas of complexity might help.
Daniel Thornton - Bio
Daniel studied PPE at Oxford and History at LSE. He’s had huge experience in central government. He worked in the Foreign Office, Parliament, the Treasury, DCLG and has been a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Since then he’s worked for Gavi a charity promoting vaccination low-income countries; he’s been a programme director at the leading think tank the Institute for Government and he’s currently the Director for External Relations at Ark an educational charity running dozens of schools.
- Jeff Bezos' book: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
- Richard Pascale's book: Surfing the Edge of Chaos
- Mark Foden's article comparing the Olympics and Unversal Credit Government doesn't get complexity
- Daniel Thornton's Ministers Reflect interview with Nick Clegg