Why We BHAGed

Explained in a Positively Distinct Video


Is BHAGing a thing? Is it BHAGing or bhaging? It may sound vulgar but we swear it’s pure, unadulterated awesome.

A BHAG – a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal — as defined by business guru Jim Collins is “clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit.” As a fan of team spirit and goal-setting, we set a BHAG to save taxpayers $1 billion by 2016. At the time it seemed more than a little audacious. Actually, it seemed totally ridiculous — a company with barely $2 million revenue dreaming of saving 500 times that! But, hey, that’s the point!

We knew then, as we know now, that the federal government does a lot of great, impactful work, for all of us. We also knew that when our government succeeds, we all succeed. It was only right that we support them in the most effective and efficient ways we could. And if we could save taxpayer dollars at the same time, well, that’d be just grand.

Believe it or not, WE DID IT! To date, TCG has generated $1,012,945,139 in taxpayer savings!

Here’s a video that explains why we BHAGed, how we reached our audacious goal, and to assure everyone that, even though we’ve reached this BHAG, the principles we’ve established because of our BHAG will live on at TCG, and we’ll save even more taxpayer dollars.