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Alan Pentz

Alan Pentz

Partner, Corner Alliance

Alan Pentz is the CEO of Corner Alliance, a Washington-based consulting firm that focuses on helping government leaders manage innovation. He is a former Capitol Hill staffer and holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Contact him at apentz@corneralliance.com, or follow him on Twitter at @apentz
Alan Pentz is the CEO of Corner Alliance, a Washington-based consulting firm that focuses on helping government leaders manage innovation. He is a former Capitol Hill staffer and holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Contact him at apentz@corneralliance.com, or follow him on Twitter at @apentz
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Think Like a Gambler: Innovation Is About Making Bets

A key problem in government is that leaders spend too much time analyzing choices.

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Don’t Confuse Strategy With Outcome

Luck plays a big role in life and it is tempting to try to draw conclusions from a single success or failure.

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3 Tips For Managing Innovation

It’s more about implementation and execution than it is about inspiration.

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Not All Innovation Projects Are Born Equal

Government innovators can provide minimal proof of concept funding and gate further investment based on a few key milestones.

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Planning Is More Important than Plans

Most strategic plan gather dust. But there’s tremendous value in the process of developing them.

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Be Prepared: Disruption Is Coming

Today’s microtrend could be tomorrow’s driving force at your agency.

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The Path for Federal R&D Is Changing

How agencies can tap industry research budgets.

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Strategy Is About Tough Decisions

Don't waste limited resources trying to do everything.

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Don’t Over Collaborate

At a certain point you need to stop and make a decision.

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How to Build Better State and Local Partnerships

Some are wary of federal programs that dictate solutions rather than cooperation.

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How to Build a Next Gen Program That Works

Boldly go where your stakeholders are: in the cloud, online, mobile.

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6 Key Elements of Successful Cross-Agency Collaboration

Working across agency lines can be frustrating without a strategy.

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3 Tips to Help Federal Leaders Prepare for a New Congress

How to field data and hearing requests so you can focus on strategy.

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3 Tips for Keeping Your R&D Budget Healthy

You can't do it all, so focus on what your agency does best.