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Volume 145

FutureNow Article
Monday, Jan. 1, 2007

Unspoken Assumptions

January 1st, 2007

Kick the habit of assuming who your customers are, what they should want and how should deliver it.

Remember this classic scene from the Odd Couple?

Felix Unger: [to woman on witness stand] Ah … you assumed. My dear, you should never assume. You see, when you assume… [Felix writes the word "assume" on a blackboard] … you make an ass out of u and me.

Want to know what really gets in the way of better conversion rates? All too often it…

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FutureNow Article
Monday, Jan. 1, 2007

Unspoken Assumptions in Action

January 1st, 2007

Unspoken assumptions in Appleā€™s conversion process undermine the online purchase of a 30GB iPod.

Poor Melissa. A dastardly somebody broke into my dear co-worker’s car and stole her video iPod!! *passes out tissues* This is a woman who lives the fully-integrated iPod life Apple imagines for its customers – podcasts, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music. She was devastated. And she knew, without question, she had to replace her iPod immediately.

So she started her search for a replacement iPod the way many…

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