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Intro Reflections on a business software and services review platform, a blue ocean strategy scale-up that just completed a $30M series B round. The Ballad of G2Crowd Along came a G and a 2. “O”, said Gartner. “Ow”, said Forrester. “Row”, said IDC. “Crow”, said all 3. Then they said it again and again and… Read More

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“I never think of the future — it comes soon enough.” Einstein Salesforce (the world’s most innovative software company according to Forbes) and IBM (the world’s most inventive company according to number of successfully filed patents) signed a monumental agreement in the last 24 hours. Exactly two years ago today I wrote an article predicting that Salesforce… Read More

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“The idea is to go from numbers to information to understanding.” Hans Rosling I didn’t write ‘Throwing Rocks at the Cloud’ twelve months ago for investors, but anyone (with significant funds to invest) who took my advice would have made a fortune. I wrote it to accelerate the righting of a wrong. At the time… Read More

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Salesforce is one of a handful of companies in the world seriously helping to shape our future. Hence a group dedicated to future tech and Salesforce is long overdue. Welcome to the the Salesforce Evolution group. “Life is an Uber ride, you have to decide what your destination is. Predict what’s next and then have… Read More

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Passing by Yerba Buena in downtown San Francisco on my way to Dreamforce yesterday morning I noticed a plaque with a poem titled “Dare we Dream in Concrete?” I stopped and looked around to reflect upon the enormous entity this little startup I joined in March 2003 had become. The remaining follicles of my shaved… Read More

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Running a group like a magazine can turn it into a growth machine. Crowdsourcing noise is pointless. LinkedIn groups being run like high quality magazines may seem counter-intuitive. Or elitist. Actually it’s a recipe for hyper-growth. Groups supposedly exist to facilitate free-flowing interaction. Allowing everybody to be ‘part of the conversation’ in a large group… Read More