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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doc Searls Narrator: Doc Searl Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Caveat venditor—let the seller beware.

While marketers look for more ways to get personal with customers, including new tricks with “big data,” customers are about to get personal in their own ways, with their own tools. Soon consumers will be able to:

  • Control the flow and use of personal data;
  • Build their own loyalty programs;
  • Dictate their own terms of service;
  • Tell whole markets what they want, how they want it, where and when they should be able to get it, and how much it should cost.

And they will do all of this outside of any one vendor’s silo.

This new landscape we’re entering is what Doc Searls calls the Intention Economy—one in which demand will drive supply far more directly, efficiently, and compellingly than ever before. In this audiobook he describes an economy driven by consumer intent, where vendors must respond to the actual intentions of customers instead of vying for the attention of many.

New customer tools will provide the engine, with Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) providing the consumer counterpart to vendors’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. For example, imagine being able to change your address once for every company you deal with, or combining services from multiple companies in real time, in your own ways—all while keeping an auditable accounting of every one of your interactions in the marketplace. These tantalizing possibilities and many others are introduced here.

As customers become more independent and powerful, and the Intention Economy emerges, only vendors and organizations that are ready for the change will survive and thrive. Where do you stand?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Profound, far-reaching, and one of those audiobooks people will be bragging about having heard five or ten years from now. Seth Godin, author, We Are All Weird

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adam Edwards | 6/24/2013

    " This book is "out there", meaning it presents an idea that is still in the concept stage and can't be implemented for quite a while. Interesting concept of a CRM for a consumer to indicate wants or needs to retailers but not very applicable to current business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher Mitchell | 5/18/2013

    " An excellent discussion of where the economy should go as IT transforms the commercial processes we are so used to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tom | 4/26/2013

    " Well written but I found it more of a manifesto than anything else - he paints a utopian/distopian picture of the future in the first part but then doesn't (to me at least) make a viable case for how or why this will occur, except that he and a bunch of others think it would be a great idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blair | 3/26/2013

    " Great book that projects how customers will continue to use the web to wrestle back control over vendors. Doc Searls writes a thought provoking piece as he, and the team at ProjectVRM, try to keep ahead of the changing landscape. I'd say he's about one year ahead of anyone I've read in this field. "

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