Customers Are People ... The Human Touch

  • ID: 2209704
  • Book
  • 324 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"McKeans compelling book reveals how companies must compete for customers as people in this new customer era and why shareholders will suffer if they falter." Horst H. Schulze, Founding President, Ritz–Carlton Hotel Company

"The rise of customer power is one of the most important trends in business today. As John McKean points out in his compelling new book, successful firms are using the power of the Internet and related technologies to humanize their interactions with customers. This means building trust and working toward a win–win outcome based on convenience, simplicity, honesty and openness." Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Professor, MIT Sloan School Co–Director, Center for eBusiness at MIT

"Deluged by technology buzzwords and designer customer approaches, its sometimes easy to forget that human beings are the real secret to business success. But John McKean hasnt forgotten it, and his powerful book is a testament to the fact that, in the final analysis, all business achievements boil down to plain, old–fashioned human interaction." Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Peppers and Rogers Group, authors of The One–to–One Future and One to One B2B

"John McKeans simple yet powerful book is a timely reminder that an organizations people and technology can too often divorce themselves from customers rather than enabling what really matters – each human interaction. John McKean clearly illustrates how to transform a customers reaction from I don′t want to be loyal, and will shop around on price, value, range and convenience into You showed that you understand me as a consumer and person, so I trust you and am loyal to you. " Clive Humby FIDM, Chairman, Tesco Customer Analytics
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Customers as People.

Leading the Human Firm.

Acknowledging Customers.

Treating Customers with Respect.

Building Trust with Customers.

Communicating Humanly with Customers.

Human Torch as a Series of Interactions.

Human Torch as a Process.

Implementing Technology to Humanize (Not Dehumanize).

Conclusion – Releasing your Business′s Humanity.


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" very useful for those who have anything to do with customers and clients " (Business Plus, February 2003)

" this book makes important points well in my view this book does provide food for thought " (Managing Information, June 2003)

" This book has simple ideas that marketers would do well to heed, written, for once in plain English " ( Marketing Is Everything Vol. 01,No. 02, 2003)

He [McKean] offers some insightful examples of good and bad practice (Marketing, 8 January 2004) 

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