A GOOD QUESTION FOR THE CHURCH TO ASK FROM TIME TO TIME
In the Q&A section of InfoWorld I read an interview with George Morrow of Morrow Systems (computers). He observes: An article in the Harvard Business Review. called “Market Myopia” talked about how some people didn’t understand what business they were in. For example, the railroad people didn’t realize they were in the transportation business; they thought they were in the railroad business. Had they realized they were in the transportation business they would have invested in the airplane. The telegraph people thought they were in the telegraph business instead of the communications business. In 1886 or so, they could have bought all the telephone patents for $40,000. So obviously these people didn’t know what business they were in. I used to think these guys were really dumb because they didn’t know what business they were in. Then I asked myself, “What business am I in?” I have yet to hear an intelligent…
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