What do farmers, barbers, engineers, horticulturalists, gardeners, prostitutes, tailors, doctors, nurses, teachers, priests, preachers, and even lawyers all have in common?
They each stake a claim to being the oldest profession in the world.
But they’re not. First and foremost they acted as business analysts.
Throughout history, people have found themselves in situations – they’ve seen problems and needs. And they’ve looked at how they can respond – by considering their expertise and resources.
Every profession is essentially mitigating a threat or seizing an opportunity (looking outward) by harnessing a strength or remedying a weakness (looking inward).
Business analysis at its purist.