If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Acclaim
If We Can Put a Man on the Moon is a must-read for every public official and anyone interested in their country’s future. Through colorful examples of public-policy initiatives that succeeded beyond all imagination (the Marshall Plan), or else floundered miserably (the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina), the authors show readers what’s needed from government to maximize the potential of the new big initiatives that are being developed today at the White House, in Congress, and even by your own local leaders. Due to be released November 2009, the book is already receiving critical acclaim:
"Eggers and O'Leary may have created a new genre -- the Government Policy Thriller."
- Chip and Dan Heath, co-authors of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
"[A]n indispensable guide to anyone interested in government that works."
- Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts
"If We Can Put a Man on the Moon is the classic affirmation that good ideas are not enough.…This book offers enormous insight into answering those extraordinarily difficult “how” questions.”
- Admiral James M. Loy, former Coast Guard Commandant and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
"Filled with interesting facts and important insights, Eggers and O’Leary draw out important lessons about how to make government at all levels work better."
- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Stanford Business School, and author of What Were They Thinking? Unconventional Wisdom About Management
"This important book shows how government can accomplish its biggest challenges, like putting a man -- or a woman -- on the moon."
- Dr. Sally Ride, Professor at the University of California, San Diego, and the first woman astronaut in space
"If We Can Put a Man on the Moon is essential reading, and it deftly illustrates that competence and accountability in government is critical for success."
- Tom Daschle, former South Dakota Senator
"If We Can Put a Man on the Moon is the rare book that made me both shake my head in disbelief and nod my head with possibility... Pick up two copies -- one to read yourself, the other to send to your favorite elected official."
- Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind