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May 17, 2013
In: The Buzz
One of my favorite bloggers and authors, Brian Solis, recently wrote a book, [What’s the Future] of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences. For those of you who may not know Brian Solis, he’s a [really smart] digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in new media. For the social media gurus out there, he has 179K+ Twitter followers and 23K+ “likes” on Facebook. That’s pretty impressive.
Brian’s latest book is a fascinating read about how businesses need to “start creating and nurturing incredible and shareable experiences for your customers from the moment your brand touches them.” He boldly states, “The future of your business depends on it.” Of course, much of Brian’s work relates to what many of us in the government contracting world refer to as the “commercial sector” – that whole body of business outside the federal government.
However, I couldn’t help but think about how the government services industry could benefit from his approaches to customer experience. He asks, “Is your company equipped to change with your customers? Is it ready and able to create meaningful experiences that keep them hooked? If not, it’s time to recognize how customers are not only changing but also how they’re sharing experiences about you and your competition.”
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