Government and business need to collaborate and create partnership, especially with social entrepreneurs & social enterprises. They are the innovation labs if government will listen.
Be ok if it doesn’t work out but what if you have mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay and you are a woman or older or queer or a color other than white and you didn’t get the job AGAIN. Confidence is great, 2 minute stories are wonderful, but the ISMS out there can make it all for naught.
I was a 15 year old GIRL and did not experience 15 the way you, a BOY, did. At 15 I was reading road blocks and learning about the things nice safe average girls should do. In 1973 when i was 15, “ruthless as a conquering army” was not part of my mental vocabulary. Today, my 51 year old self loves bell bottom pants and thinks she is capable of licking the world.
I was married to that taxi driver. He spoke in capital letters due to partial hearing loss caused by one too many punk rock shows. He suffered from perpetual ringing of his ears and a hidden pocket of low self-esteem deep in his psyche. He never lost an argument but he did lose me. Those capital letters don’t leave much room in the speech bubble for anything else.