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Could Working From Home Become Permanent?

Social media platform Twitter made headlines recently when it announced that some employees will be allowed to work from home permanently, which begs the question: Could your company be next? Most companies are in wait-and-see mode, which is logical since

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Understanding The Math Helps Customers Win

Whether it’s bank interest rates, credit card rewards programs, sales tax or retail discounts, consumers are bombarded with numbers and math every day. Math, like politics, always seems to divide people (pun intended). Ask someone if they like math, and it’s usually either a confident yes or a strong no. In many consumer focus groups, the line “I hate math” is commonplace…

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Former Cubs Manager Joe Maddon’s Advice for Baseball and Business

Former Chicago Cubs manager (and current Los Angeles Angels manager) Joe Maddon became a beloved figure in the city of Chicago, and his frequent quips – dubbed “Maddonisms” – were often quoted on T-shirts and in the media. Even as

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Why Subjective Marketing Decisions Can Lead To A Poor Customer Experience

Marketing is becoming a data-driven discipline and with good reason. But many companies are lagging behind this trend, putting performance and ROI at risk. It used to be that marketing was looked at as a “soft skill,” whereas the finance people were the real quantitative minds […]

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Amazon Customer Service: 6 Things That Make It An Effortless Experience

Amazon is among the most talked-about companies in the world, and for good reason. The e-commerce giant has literally reinvented multiple industries. What’s remarkable is that throughout Amazon’s growth story, it has never lost sight of its customers, repeatedly developing seamless user experiences and continuing to add value to its flagship Prime program.

Tale of 2 Sales

Why Two High-Ticket Sales Resulted In Two Very Different Experiences

This is a tale of two sales. Both are for big-ticket items, and both occurred after much research and comparison shopping. In one, the buyer has become a lifelong brand advocate; in the other, he has buyer’s remorse. What happened?…