Why you shouldn’t always build for the 'happy path' - Interview with Sam Richardson of Twilio artwork
Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe

Why you shouldn’t always build for the 'happy path' - Interview with Sam Richardson of Twilio

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  • May 23rd 2022

Today’s interview is with Samantha (Sam) Richardson, a principal visioneering consultant for Twilio Foundry. Sam joins me today to talk about why many people don’t think very much about customer engagement, how many brands don’t take an inclusive approach to customer engagement, why you shouldn’t always build for the the ‘happy path’, what we can learn from not-for-profit organisations about understanding customers and delivering services as well as some great examples of Twilio clients that she is working with and the sort of results that they are delivering.

This interview follows on from my recent interview – To be good at customer experience has to begin with an experiential triage – Interview with Nick Webb – and is number 427 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.

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Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe

An ongoing series of interviews where I, Adrian Swinscoe, interview leading entrepreneurs, leaders and thought leaders about how to deliver stand out customer experience and service.

Essentially, I'm looking for practical clues that will help you build a business that both customers and employees love.

Topics covered in the interviews include customer service, experience and engagement, employee experience and engagement, technology, adaptable and responsive organizations, high-performing teams and all such related issues.

Note: This podcast series was originally known as the RARE Business podcast but rebranded in late 2019 on the back of the publication of my latest book: Punk CX.