Shel Israel blogs about his stimulating encounter with a Singaporean official:
“As I think about Mrs. Tan on the bus ride back to my hotel, I realize that in the U.S., government is about the last place I would find her. But then, we don’t have CEOs in our government. We have bureaucrats. In Singapore, government officials are moved about from one department to another every few years, a remnant of the old colonial British system. In the U.S. she would probably be a serial entrepreneur…”
That’s assuming she went in the private sector. If she chose to work in government she would probably become frustrated, territorial and devoid of any creative inspiration.