Quotes by: Geoff Mulgan

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Societies can easily talk themselves into conflict and misery. But they can also talk, and act, their way out.
Geoff Mulgan
Courses can, and should, incorporate the excitement and fun of programming games, apps or even real digital devices.
Geoff Mulgan
The biggest barrier to dealing with climate change is us: our own attachment to habits that are hard to shift, and our great ability to park or ignore uncomfortable choices.
Geoff Mulgan
The classic think-tank is supposed to be sitting in an attic thinking up grand ideas.
Geoff Mulgan
As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.
Geoff Mulgan
Advisers who think that they are very clever while all around them are a bit thick, and that all the problems of the world would be solved if the thick listened to the clever, are liable to be disappointed.
Geoff Mulgan
I have a lot of admiration for people willing to face the public, but I'd prefer not to.
Geoff Mulgan
As a civil servant in charge of the government's Strategy Unit, I brought in many people from outside government, including academia and science, to work in the unit, dissecting and solving complex problems from GM crops to alcohol, nuclear proliferation to schools reform.
Geoff Mulgan
Britain is rich in radicalism, and anyone who says that our society has drifted into fatalism and apathy should get out more.
Geoff Mulgan
With a fractured sense of self, we come to depend on what people feed back to us - often mediated through social networks - not what we are. We have complex identities but may become less able to act as a subject - confident in what we really are.
Geoff Mulgan
A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy - who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous.
Geoff Mulgan
All real capitalisms are impure hybrids, mongrels mixed with other strains.
Geoff Mulgan
Cities simply don't have the powers they need to radically innovate in cutting obesity or the number of disaffected teenagers.
Geoff Mulgan
The most important innovators often don't need any technologies - just imagination and acute sensitivity to people's needs.
Geoff Mulgan
There are hardly any apprenticeships in care; hardly any schools preparing teenagers for jobs in care; and few signs that politicians know what to do to raise the status and rewards for what will soon be one of our most important industries.
Geoff Mulgan
There is a yearning for people to return to elementary moral virtues, such as integrity and commitment. We distrust people who have no centering of values. We greatly respect businessmen, for example, if they display those virtues, even if we don't necessarily agree with the people.
Geoff Mulgan
I didn't much like being in Parliament physically. I found it a bit depressing. It's very dark and heavy. I like being out and about.
Geoff Mulgan
Capitalism is not so much an aberration as a step on an evolutionary path, and one that contains within it some of the answers to its own contradictions.
Geoff Mulgan
Most governments do have inbuilt biases in favour of the rich and powerful, and most do contain plenty of manipulators who love intrigue, who have lost whatever moral compass they may once have had and who protect themselves with steely cynicism.
Geoff Mulgan
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