"Smith and Milligan have written a masterful blueprint for success using a combination of courageous examples coupled with powerful insights. A must read."
- Chip R. Bell, co-author of Take Their Breath Away
"This book sets a new direction for customer experience. The brands featured are thinking big about changing the landscape of their industries by creating dramatically different customer experiences."
-Bernd Schmitt, CEO of The EX Group and author of Customer Experience Management (2003) and Big Think Strategy (2007)
"When it comes to writing an interesting business book, it's hard to go wrong with compelling case studies. BOLD makes the most of this approach. Experts on brands and customer experience, the authors have selected fourteen companies that are "bold" in different ways, but all "have an unshakeable belief in what they stand for and let their actions follow their beliefs," write Smith and Milligan. ...The companies themselves run the gamut from large to small and from recognizable to obscure, making the book all the more interesting. ...Smith and Milligan have taken an even bolder step by creating a BOLD iPad application that allows users to interactively compare their companies to bold brands. The book is further enhanced by an engaging website. Smith and Milligan have put together an intriguing package that celebrates companies that are succeeding by being brave and different. Their book is brave and different, too, and one every business reader will find of great interest." - ForeWord Book Reviews
"BOLD: How to Be Brave in Business and Win is about 14 businesses brave enough to challenge industry norms, that operate ethically and go beyond what customers expect. Interviews with key executives of these companies offer insights on each brand's story and shows how the brands share traits that make them unique. The founders discuss growth and growing a small business and provide a wealth of tips key to any business seeking to grow a superior product." - Midwest Book Review