The Kindness Revolution


The Kindness Revolution: The Company-Wide Culture Shift that Inspires Phenomenal Customer Service

by Ed Horrell

Ed Horrell writes about poor customer service in American business. “What is really surprising, however, is the number of companies that view service as the item to cut in order to make more money. They decide to focus on getting new customers at the expense of keeping existing customers loyal… They lose sight of the fact that it usually costs around five times as much to acquire a new customer as it does to keep an existing one. ” Continue reading “The Kindness Revolution”

Treat Your Customers


Treat Your Customers: Thirty Lessons on Service and Sales That I Learned at my Family’s Dairy Queen Store

by Bob Miglani

Miglani uses situations from his parents’ Dairy Queen store as the basis for customer service lessons applicable to business in general–including Fortune 500 companies like the one where he works as a sales executive. Thirty bite-size chapters in plain English make this a quick read.

The common thread throughout this book is a mindset focused on pleasing customers and earning their repeat business.  Topics include customer service, up-selling, work ethic, leadership, and supplier relationships. Continue reading “Treat Your Customers”

Uncommon Service

Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

By Frances Frei and Anne Morriss

Customer service is not an afterthought. In order to provide consistently excellent service, it must be baked in to the business model. In Uncommon Service, authors Frances Frei and Anne Morriss explain that great service is “made possible—profitable, sustainable, scalable—by designing a system that sets everyone up to excel.” Continue reading “Uncommon Service”