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CRM is a complicated area. Basically, it can be anything from soliciting customers, to tracking every interaction with the potential customer until you make a sale, to every interaction the now customer has with your company. It can track what they see, when, how many times, and when and how they reacted to your efforts. It can follow up with additional incentives, get “lost sheep” back into the fold, and generally, document the relationship so that strategies and tactics can be put in place to grow your business. Those strategies and tactics and be individualized and some of the broader lessons can be put to use to attract a wider clientele. There are a lot of flim-flam artists in the segment, but the idea is sound. Now, is it right for the ACBL and how did they blow half a million dollars? Those are interesting questions.
Oct. 11, 2018
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I doubt if the venue is the reason for the seemingly paltry North American participation. Could it be disillusionment with the WBF, its response to cheating, and has been noted here, the drug regulations that would require physicians to sign off on the medications taken by the over 50 set? Maybe The Olympic Movement has backup lights on in America.
Sept. 14, 2018
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I was also struck by Lew's comment: “It’s time to acknowledge that bridge is never going to be an Olympic sport. Except for drug testing and decisions of committees of bridge players being overturned by courts, I haven’t seen much progress.” It's encouraging to see a player of his standing to state what is obvious to many of us at lower levels.
July 28, 2018
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Open Pairs is first choice. BAM is second.
June 6, 2018
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Ray – that is a YUGE point!
May 5, 2018
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Should the mission of the ACBL be to “repopularize bridge?” My first reaction is that bridge was popular in a different moment of popular culture. Its time in the spotlight has likely passed. But at one time I thought the same about coffee. It was for old people and terribly unhip. Boy was I wrong about changing that tide. Anyone remember this ad campaign? When I saw it on TV I thought “David Bowie and coffee? That's ridiculous.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7YfmWFLbAc&frags=wn Who knows, it is possible that good promotion could make bridge relevant. But, possibly like coffee, it will have to adapt. In the case of coffee it went upscale. Is there an analogue for bridge?
May 4, 2018
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Yu, the ACBL and the WBF seem to be intent on making the creation of an alternative a reality. Let us hope they succeed. There have been other bridge leagues here in the USA prior to the ACBL.
May 2, 2018
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Michael Kopera – is that the Goldman Slam Try that Mike Lawrence often advocates?
April 16, 2018
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William Safire wrote about this on many occasions. “Thomas Hobson ran a rent-a-horse agency for the hard-riding scholars of Cambridge, England. His system was not customer-friendly: renters could take only the next available horse, thereby saving wear and tear on the more popular models. This led the poet Thomas Ward to coin a phrase in 1630: ”Where to elect there is but one/ ‘Tis Hobson’s choice, – take that or none.“”
Oct. 29, 2017
Tom McGuire edited this comment Oct. 29, 2017
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I will tune in.
April 27, 2017
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I double like Lynn's response. It is the declarer's responsibility to check the cc or ask “leads and carding?”
April 7, 2017
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My beef is with seasoned players who list their playing level on BBO as “novice.” Please. Way too twee. Just admit to “expert,” “world-class” or whatever. Zia may be the worst offender with his self assessment as “beginner.” Yeah, we all are improving and we all make mistakes, but come on.
April 2, 2017
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Joe Hertz remember the incompetent prosecution team that couldn't convict a man that the world saw as guilty. And we were watching in real time. There may be an analogy here to incompetence in bridge prosecutions.
Feb. 15, 2017
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Eddie has been an inspiration for me since I began playing circa 1974. Congratulations and thanks.
Jan. 23, 2017
Tom McGuire edited this comment Jan. 23, 2017
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Fred, your point #2 is excellent. Teammates of the cheaters benefit, but not anyone else. That does seem unfair.
Dec. 6, 2016
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Congrats!
Dec. 4, 2016
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Ha!
Nov. 21, 2016
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Michael Rosenberg – I'm interested in what your “other” is. You say you can construct hands that are a disaster in 1CX and 1NT. I'm sure that is true. Where do you plan to play this hand? How do you get there?
Nov. 5, 2016
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Very amusing and relatable.
Aug. 20, 2016
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Gary, never, nevah give up. Push for transparency.
July 11, 2016
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