Read this interesting article on Forbes the other day by Peter Drucker, who is considered by many as the father of business consulting and it made me ponder. Peter made a profound observation, " ...because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business...”
Quite an interesting article. Check it out here: http://www.forbes.com/2006/06/30/jack-trout-on-marketing-cx_jt_0703drucker.html
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