Monday, August 11, 2014

Invest in Your Customers' Futures

Photo: Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada by David Stanley, Nanaimo, Canada

In "Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?", Michael Schrage maintains that your organization's innovations should be investments in your customers' futures. He proposes to "shift the focus from extracting value from customers to making customers more valuable. Simply put, this new focus redefines the purpose of innovation — which is not just designing better products and services, but designing better and more valuable customers."

Looking for a resource to help your organization redefine their innovation mindset? Immerse yourself in innovation at this year's Back End of Innovation (BEI) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 6-8.

You'll learn how organizations are investing in their customers' futures. Kim Schaefer, Director of Communications, The Downtown Project, presents "Redefining a City." By helping to revitalize a downtown Las Vegas neighborhood that has been in a state of decline for many years, The Downtown Project is helping to redefine the image of the city itself. This organization is working to create an environment of entrepreneurship, learning, collaboration, innovation and creativity that it hopes will inspire communities around the world.

To learn more about BEI and register, go to

Stay connected with BEI:
- #BEI14
- End of Innovation

Peggy L. Bieniek, ABC is an Accredited Business Communicator specializing in corporate communication best practices. Connect with Peggy on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and on her website at

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