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    It Must be Customer Experience Week… Or Something

    It’s sad to admit it, but good customer experience is rare.  So rare that when we get one we feel all warm, fuzzy and surprised and run to tell everyone about it.   So rare (unfortunately) that even working this field, I don’t see good examples of CX quite often enough. This weekend, I had some exceptional […]

    The Wisdom of the Crowd

    Every once in a while a site comes up with a new UI (User Interface) concept or idea that forever shifts the paradigm of the market and redefines people’s expectations on information architecture and element positioning. In other words: sometimes an unexpected new design element may change the way you see things enough to make […]

    Don’t Try to be Genuine

     In a recent post,  The “ART” of Being Genuine,  Kathryn Jennex (aka @northernchick) generated a very passionate discussion about what it is to be “genuine.” It is a great post and I recommend reading it with all its comments but, apart from the insight on human relationships and perception, the post really got me thinking about […]

    Be Better by Being Wrong!

    I don’t know anyone who would want to be wrong.  Our culture is wired with a deep, primal need to always be right, which leads us to deceive ourselves into believing we actually are always right, which again leads us to believe that everyone else is wrong.   (Wait… WHAT??!?) Normally, one would think this is […]

    Don’t Try to Guess Customer Behavior (or… Customer Experience, Gunslinger Style)

    It’s interesting how you can find Customer Experience wisdom in the strangest places. The message I got for this post came in fact from a novel I was reading yesterday (The Dark Tower III, by Stephen King). In it, two of the main characters were discussing odd human reactions to certain situations when making decisions.  […]

    Company Brands After Recession

    I received these images in an e-mail the other day and it made me literally laugh out loud. I have no idea who created them or if they are already posted anywhere else, but I think they are too good to pass without sharing them. Anyway, below are some criative versions of some companies brands […]

    Belkin puts a price on its Customer Experience: 65 Cents

    Some companies may say that a good experience is priceless, but it seems that someone at Belkin really thought that he could get a few good experiences for a lot less and now the company is paying a steep price to recover their customers’ trust. The (dumb) idea was simple in concept: use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk […]

    Give Your Ideas Directly to Obama

    Everyone has been talking about how Obama’s campaign used the power of Social Networks and the Internet.  There’s also been a lot of buzz around how the same concepts and innovations could be used to improve the effectiveness of his presidency and turn it into a truly participative democracy. The expectations around what the Transition […]