Review: ‘Indispensable’ by Joe Calloway. In business, customer loyalty is priceless: the last thing you want to become is another faceless commodity. My Notes on “Indispensable” by Joe Calloway: indispensable. Stake out your turf and master it. Eg 3 pizza restaurants lined up on the same. Indispensable by Joe Calloway, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Holy Grail of business is the customer so loyal that they’lldo business with you and only you when it comes time to buy. In Indispensable, renowned business consultant Joe Calloway looksat how real companies have made their products and servicesindispensable to their customers, and how you can do the same inyour business. Using case studies, interviews, and real-world scenarios,Calloway reveals the Five Drivers of success that virtually allindispensable companies share:.

These Five Drivers are what take businesses to the next level ofcustomer service performance. Calloway offers dozens of examples ofhow to develop these characteristics in your organization, andpresents detailed case studies that help you put them into practiceimmediately. The book also includes dozens of real-world, effectiveideas and tactics that you can borrow and use to design your owncustomer service initiative.

Indispensable shows business leadershow to use customer service to build companies and brands thatcustomers won’t want to live without. Joe continues to teach a practical andpowerful road map for a company’s success through personalconnecting and service. Read this book and become trulyindispensable to your customers.

In his latest straight-talking book, Joe Calloway tells youwhy that is true and teaches you what you need to know to make ithappen. They make me work. They make me have to figure out howthe information will help me.

Joe has already donethe work so I don’t have to. Joe tells me great callowway of realcompanies full of real people that entertain me while I learn thelesson. He gives me understandable, easy-to-implement lessons thatI know I can do. In his book, he takes us on the journey ofcompanies that every day maintain their focus on an ever-ascending,ever-improving path.

The journey never ends, but far fromdiscouraging, Joe’s book only adds to the joy and glory of theclimb. This is a gift that should be opened and shared and providesa lifetime of opportunities for us all.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A five-step strategy for turning a commodity into a necessity When products and services become interchangeable, price becomes the ultimate determinant for consumers.

Indispensable shows businesses how to break out of that cycle by using The Five Drivers-a strategy that takes companies to the next level of performance. Renowned business consultant Joe Calloway looks at how real companies have made their product or service “mission critical,” and satisfied customers in the process.


Indispensable goes straight to the heart of the issue and reveals how successful companies-of any size, in virtually any manufacturing, selling, or service endeavor-achieve market leadership through The Five Drivers of fierce customer loyalty.

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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought. Inndispensable 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: Editorial Reviews Caloway the Inside Flap Intense business competition has made many products and servicesinterchangeable, and made price the ultimate determinant forconsumers.

When customers know they can get the same product at alower price from someone else, they will. That is, unless you givethem something they can’t get anywhere else. Indispensable showsbusinesses how to break out of the commodity trap and createcustomer loyalty that overcomes the power of pricing. Using case studies, interviews, and real-world scenarios,Calloway reveals the Five Drivers of success that virtually allindispensable companies share: Praise for 1ndispensable “I loved this book.

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With the amount of business books published every year there indkspensable the constant pursuit of trying to find something truly original.

Well, with this book It’s a solid book to remind you about the basic and maybe not so obvious tenants of business success that everyone should be striving to achieve.

There are some really gems of advice buried in the pages though and since it’s only pgs it won’t take too long to read and find. Solid but not groundbreaking is my opinion and if you are really trying to improve your business success This book is okay – to be honest, I thought the case studies would have more facts and figures and statistics, but they were calloeay his opinions of places he frequents and the companies featured are probably his clients, which indispwnsable he’s obviously biased.

He also kept reiterating the same basic points over and over again – I guess just to make sure he filled enough pages with ink. The points in the book are so general and basic that I don’t think there was anything that you won’t read in other classics like Good to Jor.

One person found this helpful. Calloway’s book starts with 5 promising but not earthshattering “drive behaviors” that result in becoming callosay. But the book quickly becomes lots of duh’s. Among his 28 indispensable lessons: Serious students of business development should pass on this book. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I’m going to give every book that can’t change fonts one star, even before I read it! Meet Joe Calloway, a consultant on branding and competitive positioning.


He’s delightfully candid, direct, instructive, and stimulating. As you read this book, you will get to know Calloway as a human and consumer with feelings I thoroughly enjoyed page after page of stories of how companies become indispensable The conversational tone is captivating and motivating.

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callowway You’ll read about the Five Drivers: The chapters illuminate these drivers and deliver even more. I found myself looking at my business relationships much differently-both as a consumer and as a deliverer of goods and services. Between Calloway’s lessons, countless examples, and case studies is an intricate fabric of a clear message.

Be indispensable or lose to the competition. I won’t tell you more details-there’s too much to try to convey the depth of this book in a review. Expect to be thoroughly engaged by this book, eager to return to it every time you put it down.

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And, expect to send it to calliway who really needs it when you’re finished! Very well written, great ideas, real-life examples — all indiapensable in a lively, honest – even fun format.

I have read Joe’s other book too How to become a category of one — also a book full of super ideas. This book is absolutely worth buying and reading. I highly recommend “Indispensable” — I liked it so much I gave lndispensable to all my staff and a few of my callowaay clients!

John Spence [ What could be so great about this book? From understanding how to compete against the “lowest price” provider to unique case studies ranging from a revolutionary bank and W Hotels to a pancake restaurant and selling guru Geoffrey Gitomer Little Red Book of SellingCalloway has written a compelling business book that will force you to examine your own business in a way that inspires performance improvement.

Those who haven’t spent time “in the trenches” of business or management probably inidspensable get it, but for those who have to constantly find ways to improve productivity – this is the book to read this year. You callpway find a book with more practical or engaging case studies anywhere. Joe Calloway is a friend. That said, I bought this book when it appeared inand I read it again today.

The principles in this book – which some will say are obviious – resonate more with me today than they did four years ago. The need to be Indispensible has gone way past “want to do” to become the “need to do” goal that will ensure your success and long-term viability. This book was definitely worth another read.

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