Sebastian Vanderzeil, MBA Class of 2015
Executive AVP, Government and Business Association
The signal of governments can be hard to discern amidst the noise of the political cycle. But as future business leaders, understanding governments as regulators and consumers is essential. In 2012, consulting firms Deloitte LP and Accenture, organizations that perennially recruit from Stern, generated $1,089 million and $900 million respectively as contractors for the Federal Government*.
This essay is not a discussion about the size of government, despite this being an important conversation in its own right. Its purpose is to look beyond the budget negotiations, debt-ceiling standoffs, and recent healthcare debates.…