The Power of Moments Book Review
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The Power of Moments: Book Review

This month, I've been reading Chip and Dan Heath's really excellent book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. This is a thought-provoking book, packed with case studies and stories but also fielding a…
Customer Experience 3.0: Book Review
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Customer Experience 3.0: Book Review

Ahead of our visit to Forrester’s annual CXNYC event in June, I spent a long-haul flight taking notes from John A. Goodman’s Customer Experience 3.0: High-Profit Strategies in the Age of Techno Service. Drawing on over 40 years of experience…
How to Wow: Book Review
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How to Wow: Book Review

This month we review the excellent How to Wow: 68 Effortless Ways to Make Every Customer Experience Amazing by Adrian Swinscoe. Adrian is an ex-teacher, economist and manager with experience in organizations such as Shell, the FT and the…
Subscribed book review
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Subscribed: Book Review

I've rarely been more fired up to write a book review for our blog than the moment I finished Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It by Tien Tzuo, Founder and CEO of Zuora. For several…
A sneak preview of new book Helpdesk Habits
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A sneak preview of the new book Helpdesk Habits

Today we're delighted to bring you a guest post from Mark Copeman, one of CT's original founders, as he launches his new book, Helpdesk Habits, a business book which aims to help Service and Help Desks to operate at the top of their game. It…
Doughnut Economics: Book Review
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Doughnut Economics: Book Review

Kate Raworth is an Oxford University-based economist who specializes in writing about the specific challenges the 21st century brings with it. Her recent book, Doughnut Economics gives an insight into many of the modes of thinking the upcoming…
The Cyber Effect review
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The Cyber Effect: Book Review

Mary Aiken works in the fascinating field of Cyberpsychology. Her career spans roles at the prestigious University College Dublin, the Cyberpsychology Research Network and Europol's Cybercrime Center. She has also trained at the White House,…
Finding My Virginity review
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Finding My Virginity: Book Review

Few businesspeople live long enough, or have enough success after their first autobiography, to write a second. As with many things in his life, Richard Branson is the exception to the rule. Branson's original autobiography Losing My Virginity was…
Sales acceleration formula book review
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The Sales Acceleration Formula: Book Review

There are a handful of books, articles and videos that have really helped me on my journey to grow and run the best possible business. Kevin Hale's Stanford lecture, Gail Goodman's keynote and David Skok's blog all leap to mind. I'm now…
The Lean Startup review
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The Lean Start Up: Book Review

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries became an instant classic when it was published in 2011. What attracted me to the book was that the back cover promises a lean, entrepreneurial process that is about "learning what your customers really want."…
shoe-dog-review
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Shoe Dog: Book Review

When 3 different people are kind enough to recommend the same book to you in less than a fortnight, you've got to read it. Shoe Dog is the exceptional memoir of Phil Knight, co-founder and creator of Nike. Nike is one of those ubiquitous…
Only the Paranoid Survive Book Review
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Only the Paranoid Survive: Book Review

Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Challenges That Challenge Every Company is a book originally recommended to me by Ben Horowitz. It's written by Andrew Grove, who led Intel's astonishing growth and was seen by many as a founding…