Business exists solely to make a profit! Controversial? Possibly….
But this is worth investigating because I feel this point is critical to business and personal success. And it is in some ways counter-intuitive to what many of us have been led to believe.
It is also not my view.
The Purpose Of Business
A few months ago I read a quote that I understand was attributed to Bill Gates. It contained several points related to business and the context of how an employee should ‘feel’ about working for a business.
Essentially, the argument that business exists primarily to make a profit was the premise.
Now, whether this statement reflects on Bill Gates or Microsoft positively or negatively is not my point.
I consider that business exists for other reasons. Whilst researching this blog I came across literally hundreds of sites and quotes arguing that business should exist for a higher purpose. Fair enough but not really my point either…well, not entirely.