- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 9, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470547995
- ISBN-13: 978-0470547991
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book captures the invaluable lessons learned from a nearly decade-long journey focused on perfecting the business science of creating value for customers in the so-called business-to-business (B2B) segment of commerce. Keith and Jerry have clearly arrived at an important destination. Not only has the customer value creation (CVC) science been significantly advanced, it has been proven by real-world application in numerous B2B settings."
—From the Introduction, Glenn Dalhart, retired partner, Ernst & Young management consulting
Providing deep insight into the discoveries that can help you win with your customers and, ultimately, increase the value of your business, Winning with Customers introduces you to proven ideas for helping your organization accelerate profitable growth. Sharing real experiences from real companies that have delivered significant results using the authors' "Winning with Customers" approach, this effective guide reveals a wealth of practical information to help you put their winning formula to work in your organization.
Filled with case studies, examples, and workable tips, this easy-to-use handbook includes everything your corporation needs to succeed, including:
- Hands-on advice on what winning with customers means and the measures that really work
- Guidance for moving you from anecdotes and gut feelings to sound metrics for success
- The resources you need to collect your customers' perspectives on the value you create for them
- Step-by-step customer plans that can be executed by the organization, understood by the sales force, and communicated easily to customers
- An accompanying web site (winningwithcustomers.com) packed with online exercises, a community forum, additional case studies, and more
Practical, useful, and readable, the tools and tactics in Winning with Customers will help your business create impactful changes that generate a sustainable competitive advantage in the process.
"Now" is always the right time to kick off a Winning with Customers effort in your organization. You now have the playbook to get started.
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Praise for Winning with Customers: A Playbook for B2B
"The approaches in this book have made a difference in our business. Winning with Customers has brought new life and energy to our selling approach."
—Denis John Healy, CEO, Turtle Wax
"This book provides great insights on how to win with customers. It is particularly relevant for B2B companies differentiating with technology, quality, and cost leadership in a highly competitive and innovative industry such as automotive."
—Alex Ismail, President and CEO, Honeywell Transportation Systems
"Pigues and Alderman have made an important contribution to the discussion about customer profitability. Any business person will find ideas that are both valuable and practical in this book. It is worth reading."
—James W. Dean Jr., Dean UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School
"As Chief Learning Officer, I am always on the lookout for breakthrough thinking and practical approaches that can differentiate our sales, marketing, and leadership efforts. Jerry and Keith's innovative approach quantifies the impact your product or service has on the customer's bottom line. The insights learned can help companies create a stronger value proposition, greater customer satisfaction, and greater profitability."
—Robert T. Cancalosi, Chief Learning Officer, GE Healthcare
"The reasons we win and lose business are clearly captured in Winning with Customers and they serve as reminders to us to keep our customers in focus at all times. We rely on systems and repeatable processes—these are at the center of the CVC model."
—Joe Lawler, Chairman, President and CEO, ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.
"Finally a business book that focuses unwaveringly on the foremost goal in the provision of B2B solutions: helping your customers make more money. In Winning with Customers, Pigues and Alderman provide a practical approach to increasing your company's capability to win this decisive battle over competitors."
—Jeneanne Rae, BusinessWeek Columnist, cofounder/President, Peer Insight LLC
"Pigues and Alderman have addressed a key business growth issue—how to create measurable competitive advantage and get paid for it. A provocative read for today's business leaders."
—Eileen Zicchino, Chief Marketing Officer, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services
"Pigues and Alderman ask a simple but very powerful question: Are your customers making more money doing business with you? If you are not sure, then you must read what is within these covers. This is a must-read for success-minded business executives."
—Barry B. Siadat, Managing Director, SK Capital Partners
"Pigues and Alderman have written a readable and practical guide to capturing the 'value' in your B2B 'value proposition.' I wish that I had had their book fifteen years ago!"
—Michael Allen, Board Member, World Color Press, Inc.
Top customer reviews
Use CVC to Dig Deeper and "Render" Fact-Based Customer insights into better decisions on capital and talent allocations.
With Fact-Based customer insights, leaders will be confident to "Act Sooner" and are sure to build value in any business.
CVC is a great process and system for obtaining continuous feedback and new value from any B2B sales force.
-Why do my customers buy from me?
-How do I get them to spend more with me?
If you want to finally go beyond the stock answers ("We have the best products"; "We have the lowest prices"; "We have the highest customer satisfaction")to understand customer value and put it to everyday use, then this book needs to be on your reading list.
This book is likely to change the playing field for B2B companies for years to come -- you do not want to be a follower (loser).