Introducing: Hack Your Bureaucracy

  • “I’ve never read a book with so many good ideas. Every page that I read, I kicked myself, thinking back on all the times I tried to make change and failed. If Hack Your Bureaucracy had been written 30 years earlier, I would have accomplished so much more in my life.”
  1. Define the problem
  2. Learn your org
  3. Pitch the solution
  4. Start small and build momentum
  5. Build your team
  6. Make it stick
  1. Find Your Paperclip: use small steps to achieve big change
  2. Set Your North Star: keep your end goal in sight
  3. Cultivate the Karass: assemble an adept team and network
  4. Don’t Waste a Crisis: turn every opportunity into a chance for change
  5. Stab People in the Chest: build trust with your detractors
  • “If you’ve ever been frustrated by red tape, think of this book as a pair of scissors. Marina Nitze and Nick Sinai are master bureaucracy busters, and their experience in the White House shows how you can root out inefficiency in your own backyard.”Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
  • “Nick and Marina are incredibly gifted change agents, and in Hack Your Bureaucracy, they provide hard-won lessons and wisdom that will be invaluable to everyone from entrepreneurs trying to build great companies to innovators working to change institutions of all kinds from the inside out. Like working with Nick and Marina, the book is energizing, inspiring, and an absolute blast — a how-to manual for driving change unlike any other.”Todd Park, cofounder of Devoted Health, Athenahealth, and Castlight Health and former U.S. CTO
  • “A master class on intrapreneurship. If you want to drive change in large organizations, Hack Your Bureaucracy is a must read.”Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former CEO of Google
  • A deeply empowering and practical book: for anyone, anywhere, who just wants to GET STUFF DONE.” Cecilia Muñoz, former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council under President Obama



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Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai

Senior Advisor at Insight Partners; Adjunct Faculty at Harvard; former US Deputy CTO at White House; Author of Hack Your Bureaucracy