The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy (Hardcover)

The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy By Katherine M. Gehl, Michael E. Porter, Mike Gallagher (R-Wi) (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Leading political innovation activist Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter bring fresh perspective, deep scholarship, and practical solutions to the grand challenge of our broken political and democratic system.

  • Provocative view of our political system as an industry.
  • Extremely well-argued and well-researched.
  • Provides ideas for practical solutions, a distinguishing factor for books in this space.
  • Concise, engaging, if slightly wonky book.
  • Uses the lens of competitive strategy to help solve problems in the political industry.

Audience: Broad general intelligent audience interested in politics, as well as all policy wonks, think tankers, and political pundits. There will be a core readership of thoughtful business leaders and executives who are followers of Porter's ideas.

About the Author

Katherine M. Gehl is a business leader, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the founder of the Institute for Political Innovation and the CEO of Venn Innovations, focused on new thinking about intractable problems. Gehl was formerly president and CEO of Gehl Foods, a $250 million high-tech food manufacturer. She holds degrees from Notre Dame, Catholic University, and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Wisconsin with her two children.Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He was named a University Professor by Harvard's president in 2000. Porter is the author of nineteen books, including Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, On Competition, and Redefining Health Care, as well as countless articles in both scholarly and nonscholarly publications. He lives in Boston.You can find the authors at: Katherine M. Gehl:,, and E. Porter:,, and

Product Details
ISBN: 9781633699236
ISBN-10: 1633699234
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English