Customer Value

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…

Human Experience Requires Gratitude

My parents told me, I told my children, and I suspect they will tell their children two magic words. In the United States, during this time of year, these words play prominently in family gatherings. The good news is the magic of these words extends well beyond family relationships, so let me use them in…

Aiming Before You Fire – Patiently Seeking Input to Guide Service Design

Recently I wrote a blog in which I offered my definition of experience design. From my vantage point, experience design is one of the core competencies of human-centric organizations along with human-centric culture, customer listening/understanding, effective change management, and productive use of customer-focused metrics. I am sure I will be addressing all of those topics in…

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…

The Future of Customer Experience Delivery

My crystal ball says winning experiences will deliver. I lay no claim to my prognostic ability, but when it comes to the future of customer experience delivery, I’m willing to venture an educated guess. I predict future retail wars will involve online brands (whose value proposition will be an expansive choice, “best pricing” and quick delivery)…

Business Sustainability – Convenience, Speed, and Choice

In my house, we called it “Torture Us” as a synonym for Toys “R” Us! Goodbye Toys “R” Us and Hello Your Sustainability The name was our way of capturing the experience we had when we joined throngs of shoppers at Christmas looking for that understocked “must have” toy. Of course, there were those other…

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