I've often wondered why administrators and corporate types won't talk to someone who has an idea or product that will save them time and money. They don't even consider it and when you meet them face to face at a trade show or conference they smile and say call me or my assistant to set up a meeting. That never happens!
It makes you appreciate the visionaries and early adopters, without them we'd still be practicing blood letting as a medical procedure to cure a headache. I figured out that the reason they won't talk to me is because their position is indefensible and if they say no they will sound, well in a word STUPID!
So, rather than sound stupid they avoid the conversation altogether. As if they don't have the time to explore the possibilities of a better mousetrap because it might cost money. Never mind that fact that it can save more money than it costs.
I thought it was management's job to investigate new cost saving way's to improve productivity, protect worker's and improve the bottom line. If it ain't broke is the mantra of the status quo. Don't upset the apple cart. There are a few individuals however that are willing to kick the apple cart over and are brave enough to talk to me.
Sadly they are few and far between because they are to busy to answer an e-mail or text or phone call. We call these people pragmatists, punch the clock types. No changes unless they are forced to change by some visionary who is willing to take the chance on the possibility of making a difference in people's lives and the financial health of their companies.
So this is why they won't talk to me, I'll keep trying because the next visionary is my next call!