customer service

Benign neglect? That’s not very romantic

benign neglect isn't romantic

Have you ever wondered why customers go away? Maybe it’s all about romance. Most businesses and organizations devote a substantial amount of effort and investment to landing new customers. Interestingly, very few pay attention to the other end of that process. That’s the point at which existing customers disappear. And each time that happens, you … Read more

What your customers don’t care about

bored customer

After six months of tireless effort, your company’s new website has been launched, and you’re ready to announce it to the world. That’s probably a waste of your time. Hey, I get it. Everyone’s worked hard, and you’ve invested a small fortune into the process. Your new site is quite impressive, and you’re deservedly proud. … Read more

Look to your customers for answers

If you’re not sure why your company isn’t performing as well as it should, the answer may be closer than you think. Your customers may have the insight you need to figure out what you’re doing well and what you need to improve. Richard Whiteley’s excellent book, The Customer-Driven Company, cites many successful companies that … Read more


“Will instant replay settle baseball’s furries?”   That was the headline on an online story in the Hendricks County Flyer. I didn’t read the story, so I’m not sure whether it was a discussion of arguments between mascots or just a misspelling of “furies.”   I’m also not sure if someone stumbled onto a miracle … Read more