If you’ve ever done any sort of customer research in order to inform a user or customer experience design, or maybe to make a product development decision, I am sure you would have heard some bright spark argue against the voice of the customer and quote some bastardisation of the Henry Ford quote: If I..
Years ago, as my career transitioned from being a technologist to content marketing I was recommended to read “Marketing Myopia” by Theodore Levitt, an essay written for Harvard Business Review back in 1960. Here’s the description from HBR: In it, Theodore Levitt, who was then a lecturer in business administration at the Harvard Business School, introduced..
As has been widely reported, Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2013 is “Selfie” – the act of taking a photograph of yourself. As this news buzzed around the wires of the Interwebs, I was fortunate enough to be talking to Marisa Kopec of Sirius Decisions over lunch. She shared a great analogy with me..
Roberto Savvides manages The Regency, a “chippy” (a fish and chip shop) in Brighton (a seaside town in the UK). Roberto rolls up the sleeves of his crisp white shirt and opens the doors of this modest restaurant for lunch and watches as the customers trickle in. Recently it’s been more than a trickle and..