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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Deloitte Research and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School of Government (March 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979061113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979061110
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,540,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William (Bill) Eggers is one of the country's best known authorities on government reform. An author, columnist, and popular speaker for two decades, he has built a significant following among public sector thought leaders in the U.S., Canada and overseas. Eggers has advised dozens of cities, states and foreign countries and trained hundreds of public officials on government restructuring. He is a sought after speaker, giving close to 100 speeches each year. His upcoming book will be published by Harvard Business Press in the fall of 2009.
Currently as the global director for Deloitte Research and executive director of Deloitte's Public Leadership Institute, he is responsible for research and thought leadership for Deloitte's Public Sector practice.
Eggers is a former appointee to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's Performance Measurement Advisory Commission and the former Project Director for the Texas Performance Review/e-Texas initiative. He was involved in two performance reviews, in which he identified over $2.5 billion worth of savings and non-tax revenues for the state. More than 60 percent of the recommendations in the reviews were enacted into law. Eggers also served as a Commissioner for the Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission and a designee on the Texas Council on Competitive Government.
Eggers is a former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the former director of Government Reform at the Reason Public Policy Institute. Prior to joining the Reason Foundation, Eggers assisted reformers in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with the transition to market economies. Eggers graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at San Diego.
HONORS
Eggers is the 1996 winner of the prestigious Roe Award for leadership and innovation in public policy research. He also received the 2002 APEX award for excellence in business journalism.
Eggers' book "Governing by Network" was the winner of the National Academy of Public Administration's 2005 Louis Brownlow Award for best book on public management. In addition, his book "Revolution at the Roots" won the 1996 Sir Anthony Fisher Award for the book "making the greatest contribution to the understanding of the free economy during the past two years."
He coined the terms "Government 2.0" and (with co-author Stephen Goldsmith) "Governing by Network" in his 2005 and 2006 books of the same names.
PUBLICATIONS
Eggers is the author of numerous books on government reform including:
* The Public Innovator's Playbook: Nurturing Bold Ideas in Government (Deloitte Research 2009)
* States of Transition: Tackling Government's Toughest Policy and Management Challenges (Deloitte Research, 2006)
* Government 2.0: Using Technology to Improve Education, Cut Red Tape, Reduce Gridlock and Enhance Democracy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005)
* Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector (Brookings, 2004 with Stephen Goldsmith)
* Revolution at the Roots: Making our Government Smaller, Better and Closer to Home (The Free Press, 1995 with John O'Leary)
Eggers' commentary has also appeared in dozens of major media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco Chronicle and Orange County Register. His upcoming book on how governments can improve their ability to do get big things done will be published in 2009.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Burchard on April 21, 2014
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Public employees have ideas and are as committed to innovation as anyone under the sun. This Playbook is perfect for framing issues, creating road-maps and engaging teams.
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People don't usually associate creativity and innovation with government and bureaucracy, but William D. Eggers, executive director of Deloitte's Public Leadership Institute, and economist Shalabh Kumar Singh say a public agency can be as innovative as any private company. Innovation is a discipline, like budgeting or planning. If innovation is not a core value in your organization, you're missing the major ingredient you need to survive the shifting challenges of public administration. Referring to nimble private, public and nonprofit organizations, the authors explain innovation-building processes even big agencies can implement. Helpful infographics illustrate their concepts. getAbstract recommends this solid workbook to public agency leaders (especially new ones) and to other executives who want to harness the power of good ideas.
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Good ideas and interesting thought on public sector innovation. But the formatting made it very to read. Expensive book for the poor formatting. Buy it hardcover.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By luvablels on September 11, 2009
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This book was an excellent read, easy to understand with great real life examples to help put it into practice. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in being innovative no matter where you are.
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