The tiff between marketing and sales people has been on for time immemorial. What has always bothered me is: Are sales people needed anyways?  

I mean its only logical that if marketing does its work perfectly, you wouldnt need sales. After all sales is a push function and the larger the sales force of a company, the worse is their marketing division. In fact, I would go to the extent of saying that Sales comes into picture when marketing fails. Was having this elaborate discussion with a friend who had worked in sales before. She seemed to agree partly with my arguement. At the same time, she mentioned that ground reality is that U can not compete powerfully without an excellent sales team…. Well then, what about google and dell?

What do you guys think?