Stephen Goldsmith is a professor of government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was formerly the two-term mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor for operations for New York City.E-mail: email@example.com
William D. Eggers and our own John O'Leary have just come out with a new book looking at how government handles large undertakings. "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon..." is a fascinating look at the journey from Idea to Results. Their column argues that our biggest challenge today isn't the economy, or health care, or Afghanistan. Rather, job number one should be fixing the process by which government tackles these big challenges.