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If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government by John O'Leary, William D. Eggers

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CHAPTER 7

The Silo Trap

The Walls Between Us

IdeaDesignStargateImplementationResults

(←—————Reevaluation—————→)

CHAPTER GUIDE

  • Energy Bill Celebrations
  • Four Decades of Groundhog Day
  • The Silo Trap
  • 9/11 and Silos of Excellence
  • Katrina and the Weakest Link
  • Chickens in Manhattan
  • Lessons from Reengineering
  • Setting Goals, Measuring Progress
  • The Common Link Between Bad Movies and Bad Policy

Our society has reached a point where its progress and even its survival depend on our ability to organize the complex and to do the unusual.

—JAMES WEBB, FORMER NASA ADMINISTRATOR

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH’S energy secretary was very excited. Speaking in San Francisco, Samuel W. Bodman was telling his audience about the recently passed Energy Policy ...

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