Month: December 2017

Retail Armageddon, Chupacabra, and Other Myths

A simple Google search for the phrase “retail Armageddon” produces 413,000 results. Many of those references are very recent. Here are just a few of the search findings from this year: May 5th, Retail Armageddon: More bankruptcies in four months than all of 2016 June 3rd, It’s a retail Armageddon as over 1,000 stores close in one…

Experiential Lessons for the Christmas Season: Going Beyond the Presents

It’s been said there are two types of people in the world. Those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who do not! When it comes to this time and season of the year, I believe there really is only one type of person. That person understands, despite the…

Is Customer Service Getting Better or Worse? The Unexpected Gift of Social Media

I am a guy of advancing age (late 50s), so I am starting to sound like my father. Occasionally, I even find myself suggesting a fondness for the past by populating sentences with phrases like, “In the good old days…” Yesterday or Today But when it comes to customer service experiences, I am uncertain as to…

Complexly Simple – Success Can Breed Mediocracy

Do you want to sound smart? Then, tell your friends you read a blog this week about how metathesiophobia is bolstered by accomplishment. In other words, people who are successful often resist change. Most of us suffer from at least a smidge of metathesiophobia (the fear of change). Certain things can help the condition – like…

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