Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff: taking on Silicon Valley’s noxious culture

From the 61st floor of the new Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco, you really can see forever. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a 360-degree view …

Silicon Valley

For Women, There's More Visibility, but Still Much to Be Done

Count on women this year to be more visible and vocal.<p>For the first time in its 47-year history, the World Economic Forum’s gathering of predominantly elite men will be chaired entirely by women, including IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty and International Monetary Fund Managing Director …

Gender

This private school next to Hollywood has produced some of the brightest minds in tech

Marc Benioff -- Founder and CEO of Salesforce<p><i>Justin Sullivan/Getty Images</i><p>Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff<p>Marc Benioff is the founder and CEO of …

George Lucas

Daily Briefing: German breakthrough, Davos debrief, Amazon’s store of the future

Germany has taken a big step towards forming a new government. The Social Democrats voted in favour of formal coalition talks that could give Angela …

World Economic Forum

Activist chiefs fill the vacuum left by government

Each era seems to have its CEO stereotype. The 1990s were the time of the celebrity CEO (remember Jean-Marie Messier?). After the dot com bust of the …

Kenneth Frazier

Davos 2018: Who's at the World Economic Forum? Theresa May and Donald Trump among global elite heading for Switzerland

The annual meeting of the rich, the famous and the powerful is here again.<p>Yes, Davos kicks off this week, with politicians, business bosses and the …

Donald Trump

IBM and Salesforce double down on AI, announce Watson + Einstein collaboration

The expanded partnership, focused on delivering deeper insights, will see each firm become a preferred provider for the other.<p>Building a slide deck, …

CRM

Donald Trump is only the sixth-richest person speaking at Davos this year

When he becomes the first US president to attend Davos in 18 years next week, it seems Donald Trump will only be the sixth-richest speaker there: his …

Donald Trump

It's game on as IBM-Salesforce ally to rebalance the enterprise cloud

Over the last several weeks some of us have obsessed over whether Salesforce and Amazon might depart the Oracle customer base by building databases …

Women in Tech

IBM expands AI partnership with Salesforce

IBM Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. are expanding their partnership on all things artificial intelligence by integrating Big Blue’s Cloud and Watson …

CRM

Ranking the starting pitchers the Giants could pursue

It’s entirely possible that the Giants are done adding to their lineup. They have Evan Longoria. They have Andrew McCutchen. They have asked the rest …

Baseball

Salesforce just made an $11.3 million equity payout for an acquisition

• <b>Salesforce just issued $11.3 million in equity to an undisclosed entity.</b>• <b><br>Analysts familiar with the company said it's likely related to the purchase of Attic Labs, a young data start up that Salesforce acquired on January 8.</b>• <b><br>Attic Labs is Salesforce's first acquisition in almost a year.</b><p>Salesforce …

Business

New technologies could kill one-third of US jobs so CEOs, not politicians, need to take responsibility, says billionaire Marc Benioff

• <b>Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff warns that new technologies could kill one-third of the jobs in the US and create a world of have and have-nots.</b>• <b><br>He believes CEOs and business leaders must think beyond their own balance sheets and take responsibility now for people displaced by new tech.</b><p>In the upcoming …

U.S. Politics

Five Metrics Every SaaS CEO Should Eat For Breakfast

We have Salesforce to thank for catapulting the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model into the limelight. The sweeping success of Marc Benioff and his team has inspired a new generation of subscription-based products and services that deliver meals to your door, host your data on the cloud …

SaaS

Marc Benioff on Inequality in an Age of Innovation

The Salesforce CEO says the tensions of our era raise a fundamental question: What kind of world do we want?<p>We are living through an extraordinary moment in world history—a Fourth Industrial Revolution in which nanotechnologies, robotics, quantum computing, autonomous vehicles and artificial …

Innovation

C3 IoT, an almost failed startup founded by a colorful billionaire who was trampled by an elephant, has raised another $100 million

• <b>C3 IoT has raised $100 million from investors that include U2 singer Bono and movie mogul Jeff Skoll.</b>• <b><br>C3 IoT was founded by billionaire Tom Siebel right before he was attacked by an elephant.</b>• <b><br>As Siebel wheel-chaired himself to meetings, his company nearly died.</b>• <b><br>He pivoted, restructured, and this round</b> …

Business

Why It's Important To Make Time To Mentor

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Whether I’m working with my team, meeting suppliers or interviewing other business leaders for The Kara Network, my week is jam-packed with things to do.<p>But no matter how busy I am, I always set aside five hours each week for one very important task: …

Leadership

Nuzzel, the news monitoring app that 'fixed' Twitter, is turning into an enterprise product and will start charging subscriptions

• <b>Nuzzel, the addictive news-reading app, is launching a search-based news-monitoring service for professionals.</b>• <b><br>Nuzzel Media Monitoring will charge $50 a month.</b>• <b><br>The pivot comes after Nuzzel failed to become a mass-market product with a viable advertising revenue model.</b><p>Nuzzel, the app that lets you see …

Matt Cutts

Employees will stay longer if you involve them in social causes

Employee turnover is bad for team morale and expensive for businesses, with the cost of losing an employee ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to two times the employee’s annual salary. Rapid job-hopping is most prevalent with millennials, though the pace has picked up with Generation Xers …

Obama Foundation fundraising last quarter: Jump in million dollar donors

WASHINGTON – Jumbo dollar Obama Foundation fundraising jumped in the last quarter of 2017, according to a list of donors posted Tuesday, with the …

Chicago

Freemium vs Free Trial vs Hybrid Customer Acquisition Model in SaaS

In November 2017, we, at Aptrinsic, hosted our first industry event: Mastering Product Adoption and Growth. It seemed to go well but we included a …

SaaS

How Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson and Other Leaders Maintain Work-Life Balance

You're never too busy to have a well-rounded life.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Running a major company is hard work, but many CEOs make personal time a priority. These highly successful professionals firmly believe a balanced lifestyle is necessary to stay at the top.<p>If your …

Success

Twitter a go-to info source amid Hawaii missile warning debacle

People flock to Twitter in an emergency—even a bogus one.<p>Hawaii, it turns out, has an emergency alert system for incoming ballistic missiles. That …

Public Relations

50 Top Digital Influencers to Follow in 2018 [Updated 01/2018 – Moz+Klout Social Scores] | Blog - IPFCconline

Here’s a Fine List of <b>50 Top Global Digital Influencers</b> to Follow on Twitter in 2018 [ranked by their Moz+Klout Social Scores]. This list is of course …

Digital Transformation

Business school

Welcome to the FT Business school newsletter, a weekly serving of management wisdom, reading recommendations and business-related challenges. FT …

MBA

Salesforce: We'll Be 50% Bigger Than Oracle

The cloud-computing king promises big things for those willing to wait<p>Shares of <b>Salesforce</b> (NYSE:CRM) are surging again after the company told …

Investing

13 must

Google<p><i>Amazon</i><p><b>Title:</b> 'In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives'<p><b>Author:</b> Steven Levy<p><b>Amazon Rating:</b> 4.3/5<p><b>Book Description (via Amazon):</b> …

Marissa Mayer

Mark Zuckerberg just turned up the dopamine. Here’s how

Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, announced that Facebook would be showing us more of our friends and family and less news and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Salesforce Tower represents the best of the new San Francisco

Image 1of/8<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Monday marked a watershed in the life of San Francisco. It was the day the first workers moved into Salesforce Tower, that …

San Francisco

IBM liked the Apttus platform so much, it took a stake in the company

Quote-to-cash vendor Apttus revealed yesterday that IBM was a corporate investor in its $55 million Series E funding round announced last September. …

CRM