The eagerly anticipated new book from Bill Eggers (director for Deloitte Research) and co-author John O’Leary (Research Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School) titled “If We Could Put a Man on the Moon…Getting Big Things Done in Govt,” is being launched in a 2-hour event tomorrow at the Grand Hyatt, DC.
Bill and John worked together with a team of more than 70 graduate students to examine 75 major public initiatives – both great successes and monumental failures. They looked for patterns and sought to ID universal characteristics of large public undertakings and found that nearly all public sector initiatives follow a predictable path and face a set of common challenges. From this they were able to ID a series of “traps” that define most failures and point to why some signature government initiatives succeed where others fail. The result is basically a guide to making government work better.
Register for this event:
Getting Big Things Done in Government
Book launch: Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 from 6p – 8p
Bloggers roundtable 4:30p – 5:30p
Register at http://www.govexec.com/specialevent/
And be sure to RSVP for tomorrow’s event on GovLoop.
More about the book, including press coverage, reviews and a great chapter-by-chapter guide.
Find the book at Harvard Business Publishing.
Hear a podcast interview with Eggers.