So it seems like there is a gap that I can make a material contribution to.
But I asked myself this morning why. What's the long-term rationale for doing this? And it hit me - it's not about me providing information for all those individuals out there. It's about bringing people out of the woodwork and creating a community who are passionate about public sector transformation.
Which just happens to be exactly what I'm already contributing to with the Collaboratory Melbourne and Collaborate to Innovate in Adelaide.
Reading about the vision for the Collab was the piece of the puzzle that let me make the obvious connection. The large-scale systemic transformation so many of us envision can't be done by any one individual or organisation alone. This transformation will only emerge from networks of passionate individuals working together.
The greatest contribution I can make to transforming public administration is not with new theories (which we have), with passionate change projects (which are happening everywhere), or even with dazzling intra/entrepreneurial nous (which... anyway).
So that was my revelation. Will it change the world or what?