Highly recommend this to anyone (business related or just general life outlook). From a young age, people are always taught through osmosis (or traditional life and business education) that to be a true top performer in life, you have to be ruthless and morally bankrupted. In this book you will see that you don’t have to be ruthless, just firm and develop your morality to a sublime level while still rising to the top in your profession… dedication and hard work are still a must for sure.
Fascinating to hear the founder and CEO of Salesforce describe the journey, from the genesis of the idea, to the startup days, to how to run an "established" company. Very enjoyable listen.
I view this book as a guide for a startup company for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.
The "plays" in this book dictate corporate responsibility - which lends itself to sway human nature for corporatism. There are a ton a gems in this book, it's inspiring.
I'm planning a SaaS startup, and this book was a great listen, lots of insights and tips on how to build a great company. A little too much detail on the philanthropy at times, but I guess that was one of the company's key visions.
Nothing super profound or revealing, however, interesting to hear how Benioff started Salesforce.com and some of the guiding principals that have driven their success. Light on technology, heavier on the business. Worth a quick listen.
Say something about yourself!
Marc provides some good history of his company and advice on starting a business. I would have really liked to have had more about cloud computing itself. The topic is so hot, that knowing how a specific company uses it would have been very useful.