Do businesses only do these three things?


A smart guy today told me that most businesses are focused on just three functions:

  1. Building stuff
  2. Selling stuff
  3. Supporting those two functions

Assume for a services industry that “building” equates to providing and supporting the service.

Is this accurate? An oversimplification? Or somewhere in between?

What if your entire organization was entirely focused on building and selling for the rest of this year? That sounds like a good thing…