THE WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSION may not be what you always thought.
As any good service provider knows, before you can deliver services you have to make a deal. So my logic tells me that making deals is actually THE oldest profession.
If you buy this, a second very important question arises. What could this kind of new revelation mean? Do we need to re-think business curricula? Do we need to elevate the stature of deal-makers everywhere? (Actually we've already done that in the past couple of decades). Do we need to change how we train employees and measure performance? These would be big things.
Or perhaps it simply means that all of us who provide services or goods to others are actually deal-makers above all. And that probably means we should give it more thought.
What do you think?