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An Interview with Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin
Many corporations have failed the customer; they focus on transactions, rather than customers. Ann Grackin recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin

charles eames chair  Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Chair Professor of the ODYSSEY program [2 ] Mr. Maxmin is with the Monitor Group and was CEO of Volvo UK and previously Laura Ashley PLC (for you fashion mavens!) Interview Ann: First, can you tell us a bit about yourselves? Why did you decide to write this book—what was the germination/catalyst? Shoshana : Going back a few years to the early 90s, when I wrote In the Age of the Smart Machine [ 3 ] , people thought it

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