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Recently our CEO & Founder, George Forrester Colony, spoke at Dreamforce about the Age of the Customer. The Age of the Customer is Forrester’s point of view on our current state in which customers have more power than they’ve ever had - an evolution of what needs to be done to keep up. Customers demand what they want, and we need to adapt. We are in a 20-30 year era where customers are driving change.
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Well-known Boston tech blogger, Scott Kirsner, heard about the creative offer package that we send out to our new hires. Our packages include a guitar pick and a personal note from our CEO, George Colony that reads, "We look forward to a successful, harmonious collaboration with you. Welcome to Forrester... now let's jam!". Scott liked the idea so much, he blogged about music being a strong part of Forrester's culture. Check out the article here: http://gldr.co/vIz8z
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