JoshAK commented on the following stories on BizSugar
I agree Heather. Although I think many of the examples you gave would also fall into the "Reasons" category. The reason I often shop online is because I'm thinking of something I need late at night when bricks and mortars aren't open, or the convenience of it, or the availability of items I can't find locally. I shop at big box stores because they have a wide selection at low prices so when my shopping list contains a variety of items my reason for big box stores is because I can get everything in one place rather then visiting several specialty shops to get the full list. If you're a small retailer and can't compete based exclusively on the "things" side of business giving customers a reason to visit your shop is a good way to stay in the game."
I'm a firm believer that there really isn't much new out there just different ways to approach it. I think the availability of more data then we know what to do with has given us a different approach to serving the customer. I also think social media has given us a very different way to interact with customers. What I find interesting about this article is the different ways people approach the customer first model. If you consider Steve Jobs he acted like customers didn't know what they wanted so he built products and told the customers they wanted it. That seems counter intuitive but worked well for him. So I'd say yes nothing has really changed we still need to be customer centric, but the question is how? "
It's hard to say, I do see a trend toward visually stimulating media, instead of textual content in terms of sharing. I see this a lot with things like instagram and vine seeming to take off out the blue. I think text will always be important though. Perhaps the next big thing will be an easy way to combine text and images in a meaningful way."
I was just looking at it the other day but haven't tried it yet. It definitely seems to be moving in the right direction. I think what is so good about Pinterest though is that it is an organizational tool which people can and do use it to save resources that they come back to. This is why it drives way more traffic then twitter or Facebook, in general you post a status on there and it's lost in the stream, where pins seem to get recurring traffic for a long long time. I'd like to see a cross between rebelmouse and pinterest. "
It might be more likely to see something like this come from Feedly. They already have the ability to save articles and tag them in different ways as well as visual ways of displaying the content. If they added ways to share and follow others tags/bookmarks it'd pretty much be a pinterest for content. Who knows who will get there first though. "
This is a great reminder about how my actions can impact others. When dealing with people its always important to think beyond the information and think of the person. A successful leader once told me that "the right answer is not always the best answer when groups are concerned" and since then I have seen that come true time and time again. "