Selling Processes And Rube Goldberg


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Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor, and author. He was famous for inventing machines that took the most simple tasks and made them insanely complex.

Sometimes, when I look at what we do to ourselves in Sales and Marketing, I wonder if we aren’t creating Rube Goldberg machines. Whether a strategy to close a deal, the selling process itself, our commission plans, our go to market programs, the latest cool, sales or marketing program…….

Sometimes, it seems we take what should be so simple–finding customers who have problems we can solve and helping them solve them and make them so complex.

For a little levity in your day, enjoy the Rube Goldberg Page Turning Machine–then think about you selling processes and have a private chuckle ;-)

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Dave Brock
Dave has spent his career developing high performance organizations. He worked in sales, marketing, and executive management capacities with IBM, Tektronix and Keithley Instruments. His consulting clients include companies in the semiconductor, aerospace, electronics, consumer products, computer, telecommunications, retailing, internet, software, professional and financial services industries.


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