Government Buys Ideas
Most of the $660 billion that the US federal government spends each year is of course, designated for military defense. But the US federal government spends nearly $200 billion dollars on ideas that help ‘public services’ run more efficiently, and more than $50 billion on ‘products’ that serve as tools to deliver those services. Efficiency in services and products runs on the engine of innovation – ideas. A better way of thinking about and getting things done.
Sure, you say, “I always have ideas and no government seems to want to pay attention to my ideas.” To that we ask, “how many opportunities have you put in front of the government to see and understand your ideas?” Remember, the government is not a far-away detached entity. Government is people – you and your neighbors, friends and family. People are usually skeptical about change and new ideas. Even though we almost always benefit from change and new ideas. If you’re like most people, you are pretty set in the way you have already figured out how to do a certain thing. It takes a special set of patience and convincing, testing and persistence for another person to change your way of doing things to a “better” way.
We at Vendorship, are in the business of thinking like the government to work with the government. That’s a journey. A journey that focuses on how to maximize taking advantage of every opportunity to present an idea to a branch of government. From federal and state agencies, school districts, and hospital systems, to your county water department, and to the public-safety desk in your small town.
One day the government asked for fresh horses. Some thinkers, in answering that request, talked about an engine. Shall we talk more?
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