Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Burning Platform and a Drought

Bloomberg on the President of the UC Regents/Gov Brown: California Economy Could Cost Jerry Brown Re-Election by "(Lanhee Chen is a Bloomberg View columnist and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He was the policy director of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.)"

In December, my colleagues and I at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, together with the polling firm YouGov, conducted the second in a series of public opinion polls to measure how Californians feel about the condition of their state, its economy and the priorities its policy makers should be addressing. The first such poll was taken in September 2013.

Overall, Californians don’t think things are better in the state today than they were a year ago. In fact, almost 40 percent of respondents indicated that things have actually become worse in California over the last year, with an additional 29 percent concluding that things are about the same. Half of those polled disagreed with Governor Brown’s claim that California is a model of good governance for other states to follow.

This pessimism is linked, unsurprisingly, to Californians’ feelings about...

Cal's VC Admin Wilton and others around him are fond of using the term 'burning platform' in their presentations - it comes up in this
Financial Transformation of UC presentation from June 2013 as well- it popped as a playlist item during the Dirks Q and A (and so pointing to it now in case you missed it).

First video,
includes 0:00 Welcome: Cathy Lloyd
8:00 Financial Transformation in a Higher Education Context: Erin Gore and Laurent Heller
23:33 CalPlanning Project, Approach, and Structure: Cathy Lloyd
51:51 Position Management: Cathy Lloyd

Second video includes
Approach to Financial Management Transformation: Laurent Heller and Jon Bain-Chekal
32:08 Critical Enterprise Infrastructure Project: Kirk Tans and Maya Woodson-Turman
1:01:56 Accounting and the TempBudg Transformation: Laurent Heller

Third video
0:00 Introductions: Cathy Lloyd
2:00 Business Process and Application Demo: Eileen Foster and Andy Zirman
1:08:05 Where is UC Berkeley going from here?: Jon Bain-Chekal and Laurent Heller
1:16:26 Conclusions: Erin S. Gore

-it gets detailed and each one runs over an hour, jus' so you know. it is important to look at, archive b/c many folks presenting or working in the background also were part of other roll outs over the past 15 years -where the campus community was told that fixes, budgets, planning tools were already created (and at a cost of a ton of money) - and now we hear Gore say that Chancellor Birgeneau thinks it would 'be lovely' to have a UC Berkeley budget. It is important to track these initiatives and rollouts- to hold people leading them to account, to observe whether the deliverables were actually achieved, so archive for that reason.

If you want to see when Wilton used that term -- see this earlier post. Not the greatest term to use given BP at Berkeley hot button.

Mega Drought? “It’s really serious,” Brown said. “In many ways it’s a mega-drought; it’s been going on for a number of years.”

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