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As I took her by the hand to school this morning my 6-year old daughter Kiara looked up at Google’s giant Lego project in progress and excitedly reminded me of the latest 3 numbers marking the tops of their latest 3 towers .… “11th floor, ehh … 13, umm .. I can’t see that one Daddy!”. This time… 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

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“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Frank Baum – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Yesterday I commented on Forbes to refute a poorly researched article by one of their regular contributors. The title of the article is ‘Why Salesforce has Passed it’s Prime.” It’s ‘backed up’ by five ridiculously one-sided points that are… Read More

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I read a fairytale earlier this year in CNN Money. It was about all the big bad wolves that killed Siebel. A delusional account disguised as true story and moral tale. The only piece of reality in the fairytale was that the big bad wolf was not Salesforce.com. A myth. My career in Salesforce.com spanned… Read More