From Insightful to Incisive to… Icky, Yet Fun

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
—Dorothy Parker

Dear readers and friends, crowd around. Having you at the table once again is the best possible cure for boredom. I’ve invited new friends and old to share their fresh perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know them—leave them a comment, and come on back to share your thoughts around the Maximum Customer Experience Round Table!

George Tannenbaum also quotes my favorite lady-of-sharp-tongue in Please pass this along to everyone you know. But that’s not why I’m sending you over there. It’s because I’m a sucker for a commanding headline and a heady desire. “I want to take a complicated client problem and derive a simple solution that has a positive impact ultimately on sales.” Right you are, George.

On a serious note as you finish your apéritif: Do Recessions Define Companies? Jack Welch says yes in this video from The Globe and Mail, and he’s got some advice for you. Hat tip to Francis, aka Eyeteaguy, for sending me the link.

When stories spread, sales soar. Read Art, Myth, and Marketing from the ever-brilliant Hugh MacLeod at gapingvoid. If you think he’s just talking about art, think again—Our businesses could do with a bit of Myth to go with our Marketing, too. Or is it that we’re all artists? A good Round Table lunch can get you thinking this way…

I love a post that can make me think about Maximum (or minimum) Customer Experience and make me laugh out loud at the same time. Funniest thing I’ve read all week: Pharma Killed the Video Star from Alan Wolk (The Tangerine Toad) at The Toad Stool.

Short and sweet: When you’ve had a day that’s one of those days, settle back at the Round Table with your Sidecar (make it a double) and let adchick offer you a bit More Sunshine for dessert. Watch out, it’s got quite a kick!

Thanks, as always, for the pleasure of your company and your commentary. Let’s do lunch again soon.

Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Learn something fantastic as you clicked around? Think I missed the best one of the week? Have your say in the comments—you know you want to!

 

Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson

If you’re going to write, don’t pretend to write down. It’s going to be the best you can do, and it’s the fact that it’s the best you can do that kills you.
—Dorothy Parker

 

Previously, Mrs. Erickson and the Vision Circle (that’s you) entertained:

Announcing the Round Table

Commandos, Tweets, The Onion, and Google—Yes!

Tell Me a Story…

Your Big Mouth and Other Biting (Wit)

Misery, Money, Music

It’s All Fun Until Someone Waters Down the Drinks

This Is the Crazy Weekend