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Certain APPS Will Never Exist

January 7, 2018

by Robert Stevenson

It seems that everything in our daily lives is influenced by technology. Now, it seems, if we need something, we can just go buy an APP for it. As of March, 2017, there are approximately 2.8 million APPS for Android users and 2.2 million for Apple users.

Yes, if we need it, it would seem there will probably be an APP for it. Right? Wrong!

SensorTower, tracks data about mobile applications use. Below is a list of the world’s Top 10 most downloaded non-gaming apps. Apps are not just for fun or laughs … they can help run a business. Slowly, but surely, mobile applications have evolved from novelties and time-savers to tools that companies rely on day-to-day. Here are the Top 10:

All of these applications are being used in business! The top mobile apps aren't just for fun and games. They're turning out to be great productivity and communication tools at work, too.

Yes, these APPS all help run a business, but they certainly don’t make a business great. People do that.

I have yet to find an APP for passion, heart, ethics, courage, commitment, common sense, open mind, respect, positive attitude, strong work ethic, wisdom or good manners. The things that are really important in making people and businesses successful, have NO APP.

You don’t buy these. You can’t order them on a phone or get them with a simple click on a computer. They aren’t for sale.

The things companies need the most ... begin and end with the things they can’t buy. We should never forget, technology is merely a tool…it takes far more than technology and innovative APPS to make a company successful. It takes AMAZING PEOPLE.

For companies to be able to withstand all the difficulties of fighting off competitors, constantly changing consumer trends, and keeping fickle customers happy … they need dedicated and talented people. Your APP might bring them to your company, but if you don’t have the right people, YOU WILL FAIL.

The business landscape is littered with powerful companies who thought they were invincible all because they had the latest technology. Leon Gorman, the former Chief Executive Officer of L.L.Bean once said: “Customer service is just a day in, day out, ongoing, never ending, unremitting, persevering, compassionate, type of activity.” APPS have nothing to do with that – PEOPLE DO. Never forget, your greatest asset is PEOPLE, so nurture them, encourage them, protect them, appreciate them and let them know how much you value them.

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About the Author

Robert Stevenson is an expert at building a high-performance business culture, improving efficiency, and accelerating growth. He is one of the most widely sought-after speakers in the world today, as well as a best-selling author. He has owned five companies, sold internationally in over 20 countries. Robert has spoken to over 2,500 companies throughout the world and his research in the area of corporate and entrepreneurial success is extensive. Over 2 million people have benefitted from his powerful, practical, and thought-provoking programs. He is a true master at blending facts, inspiration, conviction, and humor into all his programs.

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