Check out our Recent Articles, written by PPI Fellows and experts, and our Recent Broadcasts, in which our PPI Executive Director is featured in segments pertaining to the "Glass Ceiling", CA State Budget, and the 2012 Election.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
recently called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A as a way to fry the company due to
CEO Dan Cathy’s stance on traditional values.
Why are some people fired up? Because their values differ from those of Cathy and because Chick-fil-A is a company that uses its influence to support its beliefs.... (read more)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In the past weeks, the people of two Middle Eastern countries, Israel and Syria, proudly acknowledged the scientific and technological achievements of their kinsmen. The honorees were Dan Shechtman and the late Steve Jobs. Yet the circumstances surrounding the two observances could not have been more different... (read more)
Innovation and Public Policy: A Lesson From Steve Jobs
by: Sosamma Samuel-Burnett
Executive Director, Public Policy Institute
Friday, October 21, 2011 (published in the in the Sacramento Business Journal)
Innovation is a term that gets a lot of play in certain circles, namely business, and gets completely overlooked in others, namely government. But in this era of economic challenges and policy complexities, innovation is not only a key term, but a critical reality that can define public policy. And the public sector certainly can learn some lessons from Steve Jobs... (read more).