Thursday, February 9, 2012
I’ve had some pretty cool jobs and I’ve had some pretty bad jobs. All of them have been memorable.
Take, for example, the day I sunk to a new low while selling sandwiches in Ireland.
My typical sandwich route through a business park in Galway wasn’t bringing in the euros anymore and it was time to start soliciting anyone, lest I lose a free lunch every day.
Desperate to wear that incredibly...
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The wound is still fresh, the pain still very real. I put on a brave face at work but I often find myself in bed at night, staring up at the ceiling and thinking, “What if?”
Such is the life of a Baltimore Ravens football fan.
For those of you who don’t follow professional football, nearly two weeks ago the Ravens lost the AFC Championship to the New England Patriots. It—along with the news of...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I saw a discussion group regarding the Net Promoter Score (NPS). Like many in the CRM field, I question the value of Fred Reichheld’s highly disputed NPS Harvard Business Review article “The Only Number You Need to Know.”
CRM thought-leaders voice great concern about focusing on the NPS as it provides no direction on what drove the score or how to grow it; it measures “effect” not “causes.” ...
Monday, January 30, 2012
My 1997 high school yearbook's cover was one of those Magic Eye images. You know the 3-D craze of the 1990s that hid an image behind a collage of other images? I was part of the unfortunate crowd that had to pretend that I could see the amazing image that all of my friends could see. Thank God that craze is over because it was driving me insane.
QR Codes, or quick response codes, are the two...