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Changing the Rules of the Game: What Do You Need to Win in Today’s Business Environment?

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In his fascinating book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell reconsiders everything that we’ve ever thought about what makes people—whether it’s Bill Gates or The Beatles—successful. In his most recent book (and TED Talk), Gladwell returns to the idea of success stories, this time by changing the way we thinking about underdogs, beginning with the most famous one of all: David and Goliath.

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Balancing Innovation and the Basics

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Voices within the ITSM are conflicted on the direction of the industry. Whether one considers its role to be growing or bloating, expectations for IT are rising as it continues to pervade traditional business processes. Some see this as an opportunity for IT and IT Service Management to integrate into the business and collaborate technologically every step of the way.

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Introducing the Cherwell Global Conference

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Tomorrow marks the first day of Cherwell’s 2014 Global Conference, beginning three event-filled days in a beautiful mountain setting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Customers and partners are arriving from all parts of the world for this event, where they’ll be able to talk to Cherwell’s product geniuses, participate in facilitated discussions, and join in classroom-style learning sessions

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The Entitled Business and Customer Experience

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This last year, I heard word-for-word, no fooling, a man really say to his very recently officialized girlfriend, “I’ve already got the girl, so why should I take her out on a date.” Let fly the exasperated whistles. Besides being a sad microcosm of gender in the current culture, human possessiveness, and a gesture of schmuckery not often verbalized, his

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Malcolm Fry’s Take on the Unseen Side of Customer Experience

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The Harvard Business Review recently published an article demonstrating how an approach to customer experience that uses touchpoints, or “critical moments when customers interact with the organization,” does not translate into customer satisfaction, much less a quality customer experience. There’s a lot to be said in the aftermath of this kind of research in the IT world, like, how do

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Technology Breeds Elevated Customer Experience

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I’m not sure if there is anything more iconic to New York City than the yellow taxi cab. Maybe Frank Sinatra’s charming voice; the Yankees pinstripes perhaps. But a taxi is timeless, and ubiquitous—in Manhattan at least. I assume the eternal spasmodic flow of yellow cabs pulling up to the concrete sidewalk and aggressively wedging into street traffic will never

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Speak at Cherwell Global Conference

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We hope your calendars are already marked for this year’s conference, which will once again be at The Broadmoor. The second annual Cherwell Global Conference, September 24–26, 2014, will be intense (and intensely fun). Cherwell Software is seeking proposals that will be informative and encourage opportunities for learner engagement. Proposals are being accepted for partner showcases as well as customer

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