Customer Success: How Innovative Companies Are Reducing Churn and Growing Recurring Revenue

  • 8h 25m 12s
  • Dan Steinman, Lincoln Murphy, Nick Mehta
  • Gildan Media
  • 2017

Your business success is now forever linked to the success of your customers Customer Success is the groundbreaking guide to the exciting new model of customer management. Business relationships are fundamentally changing. In the world B.C. (Before Cloud), companies could focus totally on sales and marketing because customers were often 'stuck' after purchasing. Therefore, all of the 'post-sale' experience was a cost center in most companies. In the world A.B. (After Benioff), with granular per-year, per-month or per-use pricing models, cloud deployments and many competitive options, customers now have the power. As such, B2B vendors must deliver success for their clients to achieve success for their own businesses.

Customer success teams are being created in companies to quarterback the customer lifecycle and drive adoption, renewals, up-sell and advocacy. The Customer Success philosophy is invading the boardroom and impacting the way CEOs think about their business. Today, Customer SuccessT is the hottest B2B movement since the advent of the subscription business model, and this book is the one-of-a-kind guide that shows you how to make it work in your company.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: The Recurring Revenue Tsunami—Why Customer Success Is Suddenly Crucial
  • Chapter 2: The Customer Success Strategy—The New Organization versus the Traditional Business Model
  • Chapter 3: Customer Success for Traditional Nonrecurring Revenue Businesses
  • Chapter 4: The Practice of Customer Success
  • Chapter 5: Law 1—Sell to the Right Customer
  • Chapter 6: Law 2—The Natural Tendency for Customers and Vendors Is to Drift Apart
  • Chapter 7: Law 3—Customers Expect You to Make Them Wildly Successful
  • Chapter 8: Law 4—Relentlessly Monitor and Manage Customer Health
  • Chapter 9: Law 5—You Can No Longer Build Loyalty through Personal Relationships
  • Chapter 10: Law 6—Product Is Your Only Scalable Differentiator
  • Chapter 11: Law 7—Obsessively Improve Time-to-Value
  • Chapter 12: Law 8—Deeply Understand Your Customer Metrics
  • Chapter 13: Law 9—Drive Customer Success through Hard Metrics
  • Chapter 14: Law 10—It's a Top-Down, Company-Wide Commitment
  • Chapter 15: The Rise of the Chief Customer Officer
  • Chapter 16: Customer Success Technology
  • Chapter 17: Where Do We Go from Here?