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As soon as I read the topic for this discussion, my thought was every business has customers, right? Although I know some in this class may take the no customer approach, this is still my thoughts. All businesses have customers as customers can be a variety of individuals. The most common being the purchaser, however people such as shareholders and even employees could be classified as customers. (Conlon, 2002). Ultimately, it is the customer who supports the business and keeps it operational. When the customers decided to stop spending at  specific location it is long thereafter that we see the business closing. A good example over the past several years is K-Mart. With the emergence of Walmart and then Target, they have seen their customer base continue to decline and they continue closing stores around the country. Walmart’s founder Sam Walton stated, “There is only one boss:the customer.” (Conlon, 2002)

Conlon, G. (Jun 2002). No Customers, No Company. CRM Magazine. Retrieved March 27, 2016 from http://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/Older-Articles/In-Closing/No-Customers-No-Company-45425.aspx


“The material in this module tells us that many companies place disproportionate emphasis on the financial perspective at the expense of the other three perspectives. Give an example of an organization which you are familiar from either previous coursework, the news, or personal experience where this has been the case. What were the results of this focus on the financial perspective on customers and other stakeholders? Be as specific as you can and give concrete examples.  [This TD is designed for you to respond to the above question/topic during the first week of the module. During the second week of the module please read through responses by peers and post a second response addressing one or more of the shared ideas. Please bring in new ideas/comments and research that haven’t been mentioned yet. An “A” grade needs at least two strong entries with at least one of them supported by research, with the source cited.”

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