Innovation

How Barack Obama gets things done

Jaclyn Densley /

Forty-four American presidents have managed to navigate the complicated roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch, each with his own style. 

But 21st-century presidents such as Barack Obama face an especially daunting task. How can anyone get things done with 300 million bosses, a 24-hour news cycle of critics, and a to-do list that is often life or death?

Sean Blanda investigates for The 99U.

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