Most people spend their lives trying not to be the Greater Fool. We toss him the hot potato. We dive for his seat when the music stops. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed.

This whole country was made by Greater Fools.

Sloan Sabbith, a character on HBO’s Newsroom series

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Here’s to the Greater Fools among us.  They make us better.

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I have been writing about customer service and customer experiences for more than a decade, and my passion for the topic remains.  I have looked at the issue from the standpoint of a firm manager, as a career litigator and trial lawyer servicing…

I have been writing about customer service and customer experiences for more than a decade, and my passion for the topic remains.  I have looked at the issue from the standpoint of a firm manager, as a career litigator and trial lawyer servicing customers, and more recently as part of a global law company seeking to design and deliver services that are designed to, and actually do, solve problems confronting our customers.