Success Happy Hour

Weekly newsletter for Customer Success

Each issue features one framework or perspective from a top CS leader that you can’t find anywhere else, and the four best articles shared that week.

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Keep current with the latest discussions on Customer Success leadership, team structure, culture, and scaling world-class teams.

Issue #62: Partnering with DevRel (Advice for CS leaders in platform companies)

Issue #62: Partnering with DevRel (Advice for CS leaders in platform companies)

[June 30, 2021] QBRs and EBRs Are Things of the Past, Say Goodbye to the Tactical CCO — Here’s What Strategic CCOs Focus On, Nonviolent Feedback, The 4-step Secret to Upselling.

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Issue #61: Shape Up Your Partnership With Product - Advice From 3 Leaders

[June 23, 2021] A Guide To Customer Exit Interviews, My Leadership Document—2021 Edition, The Intersection of Customer Success and UX.

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Issue #60: Oracle’s First CCO on Why You Need to Help Close Deals

[June 16, 2021] 25 Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers, What Product Wishes Every CSM Did, High Growth Team Building, When A Customer Wants to Cancel.

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Issue #59: What Your Onboarding Experience is Missing: a Customer Enablement Content Strategy

[June 9, 2021] Managing Up - Scaling Teams at Credit Karma & Lyft, Do SMBs Need Customer Success? 100% If Sales Is Involved, 10 Lessons from 10 Years in CS.

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Issue #58: Why CSMs Must Act Like Psychologists

[June 2, 2021] Bad Execution vs Good Execution, I Want to Hire Someone My Team Said “No” to on the Debrief, How Zendesk Adapts Best Practices in Product to CS.

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Issue #57: How CS Becomes MVP of the Executive Team

[May 26, 2021] How Execs Can Better Present to A Board of Directors, Blog What You’ve Struggled With, Customer Success vs. Sales, Purchasing A CS Platform.

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Issue #56: Why CS Won’t Report to Sales in the Future

[May 19, 2021] Your CSM Interview Blueprint, How to Build a Customer-First Culture, The Judicious Imposition of Structure, The Rise of the Strategic CCO.

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Issue #55: The Rise of the Strategic CCO

[May 12, 2021] How to Drive Over 100% NRR With SMBs, We Need to Talk About Your Q3 Roadmap, Managing a Customer Success Team With Boaz Maor.

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Issue #54: 10+ CS Ops Questions Answered

[May 5, 2021] What if There Were No CSMs?, The Art and Science of Customer Experience, How to Design Effective Onboarding, On Speaking up and Shutting up.

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Issue #53: Lessons From Running CS Ops at Zoom, Gainsight, Stack Overflow, & More

[April 28, 2021] How to Manage Managers, The Best Email Tips You'll Read in 2021, If Nothing Else—Segment Churn, Between Sales and Product.