Customer-centricity

Customer Experience Wisdom from a 96-year-old Business Legend

Few people have actively stewarded a restaurant’s success for over 70 years. So, when such a person speaks about customer experience, I take notice and listen. I suspect we all should. During my many visits to New Orleans, I’ve been fortunate to dine at the Dooky Chase Restaurant off of Orleans Ave. When I’ve visited, I…

Quickly Before the Year Ends – Deliver Convenience

This is my last blog post for 2018 as I hunker down in the homestretch of writing a book about Airbnb which will be published by McGraw-Hill in 2019. As I’ve been working with Airbnb, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to focus on customer experience delivery in the context of the burgeoning sharing economy. While there…

5 Things You Absolutely Must Do To be Customer-Centric

  This is the second in a two-part blog series.  If you missed my perspective on 5 Things You Should Not Do in the Name of Customer Experience please check that out here.  This week we are flipping our conversation to discuss five things you absolutely must do to be customer-centric. Let’s get straight to it:…

5 Things You Should Not Do in the Name of Customer Experience

I was asked recently to provide a couple (of what a reader called “See Spot Run”) blogs concerning must-have and must not do elements of a successful customer experience business. Dick, Jane, and Spot In case you aren’t familiar with the Spot referenced by the reader, he/she was a dog companion of Dick and Jane. Part of the…

Take Service Communication to the Next Level

Waiting for Your Email: For the Good of Humanity, Please Reply What happened to service standards and communication etiquette? At the risk of sounding like my father (as he extolled the virtues of the good old days), I am mystified by the rapid deterioration of responsive communication and service urgency. I suspect I’ve been blessed…

Value Proposition & Customer-centricity | Explore & Commit

Hello Facebook & Apple – It’s about transparency and safety when it comes to value proposition and customer-centricity. Unless you have gone well beyond the “delete Facebook” movement and literally given up the Internet altogether (which would mean I am writing this to myself), you’ve certainly had a front row seat to the Facebook vs.…

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