Customer Obsession is the secret sauce that has fueled the success of some of the world’s most beloved and successful brands, including Amazon.com, Apple, Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Zappos. The phrase was popularized by Amazon.com to describe the extreme approach to prioritizing customers that has established the company as a model of customer experience excellence to be emulated. That obsessive emphasis on prioritizing customers is also credited as a key factor in Amazon’s rise to become one of the most dominant companies across the globe. Other companies like Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Zappos that are legendary for their customer experience excellence have a similarly extreme approach to prioritizing customers, and they’re also known for transcendent business results.
Very few companies have achieved the level of customer experience excellence that earns them the right to be called Customer Obsessed. This book, Blueprint for Customer Obsession, lays out the eight habits and practices that distinguish Customer Obsessed companies from their “Customer Focused” or “Customer Centric” peers and makes the secret sauce of Customer Obsession accessible to business leaders worldwide. Blueprint for Customer Obsession demonstrates with concrete examples that Customer Obsession is not just a slogan, a catchphrase, or a rallying cry. It is a handbook for any leader that wants to engineer a Customer Obsession transformation in their company or business unit.