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Challenging Microsoft, Salesforce to Purchase Slack for $27 Billion

Business Wars Daily

04:10 min | 4 months ago

Challenging Microsoft, Salesforce to Purchase Slack for $27 Billion

"To be a leader of a company that brings virtual teams together since the pandemic emerged. Software companies. selling. Collaboration tools have found themselves in the corporate. Sweet spot the pandemic is made formerly useful tools utterly essential without videoconferencing document sharing the light corporate productivity would ground to a halt when we all began working from home now that more and more big companies are telling employees. They can work from home forever. It appears that teamwork may never go back to the way it was before remote teams. Could well be the new normal. A world view that both software vendors and investors are banking on. That's one obvious reason behind. Last week's blockbuster deal salesforce the two hundred. Twenty billion dollar sales and marketing. Software behemoth is acquiring work chat company slack the purchase price more than twenty-seven balloon dollars. That's with a b. Ceo's of both companies spared no hyperbole in describing the potential pairing salesforce eeo mark. Benny off described it as a match made in heaven slack. Founder and ceo stewart butterfield. Said he believes. This is the most strategic combination in the history of software with the purchase salesforce could expand beyond the realm of sales and marketing and into all corners of big companies according to observers like box ceo aaron levie and slack could expand its user base something. It's apparently been struggling to do. Despite remote workers needs for better communication tools slack has one of the best brand names in the business who in the corporate world hasn't been slacked at one point or another surprisingly though the brand may be bigger than the business itself last october. The company said it had twelve million active daily users but it has an updated those numbers sense slacks sales jumped almost fifty percent in the second quarter of the year but watching as the corporate world began laying off workers butterfield warned investors that sales growth was likely to cool down. It felt a forty percent of the third quarter the new york times reported. That's all in contrast to what's happening at slacks and sale forces biggest rival. That would be microsoft. Microsoft teams competes directly with slack. Some say microsoft copied slack when it debuted teams in late. Twenty sixteen but microsoft has a built in advantage it bundles teams for free with its office suite. Microsoft three sixty five that strategy was rocket fuel for teams taking it from zero to one hundred fifteen million users in four years. According to urge reporter. Casey newton that bundling is such an obstacle for slack that the smaller company filed a complaint against microsoft with the european commission in july according to the new york times quoted in the times edward jones analysts local perk observed that the salesforce deal is an admission that slack can no longer compete against the eight hundred pound gorilla that microsoft. This is more or less saying we need more firepower. Logan told the times under butterfield's leadership slack at previously spurned other suitors including google amazon and yes microsoft itself. Sales forces pending purchase of slack is the biggest in its twenty one year history. What it represents is nothing less than the potential reordering of the silicon valley universe with this move mark. Benef- is going after enterprise sales up against microsoft directly. That's a bold move and an interesting one given that. Benny off tried unsuccessfully to sell salesforce to microsoft five years ago. What happens next should be interesting for everyone involved especially employees simply trying to be productive in stressful remote interrupt driven circumstances as the pandemic rearranges. Our work lives. It's also rearranging challenges and opportunities for makers of collaboration software. This won't be the last matchup. We'll see for companies that help us get work done together. As common collaboration software appears to be only about ten percent of us. Use it today. Box seo erin. levy says there's a huge untapped market out and so there are likely to be many many more deals like this on the horizon

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The Difference Between Optimization Vs. Innovation | Ep.

Marketing School

04:08 min | 1 year ago

The Difference Between Optimization Vs. Innovation | Ep.

"Super committed to your success online. We've worked with them. To a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream. Host DOT COM slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome to another episode of Marketing School. I'm Eric Su and I'm Neil Patel and today we're GonNa talk about the difference between optimization versus innovation but I I think we should define what optimization is what innovation is all start with optimization and the kick it over to you for innovation and we'll talk about the differences so optimization when you look at it from a marketing perspective authorization could be simple as AB testing headline so. I might have red shoes as one headline and a second headline might be Red Shoes. Top reviewed for this year. And you might argue that the second one might click the right. You might get five percent higher. Click rate or maybe ten percent something like that might change the color of a button on websites. I'm making little tweaks right tweaking this a little bit and tweaking destler. That's what an optimization is in the context of marketing thing with your adds to sometimes you might say hey you know I'm GonNa cut out these keywords from an ad group that I have or I might change the color of my add a little bit. Those are often that you're making and you'll get incremental type of improvements. There sometimes might be pretty good but generally like maybe fifty percent plus what most of the time if you get any type of improvement it's GonNa be very incremental like five ten percent if you're lucky and innovation when you think about innovation. It's doing things that are outside the box that most people aren't doing before so when it comes to marketing most people try to grow through basic things like copying others tweaking things like that and there's nothing wrong with that but Example of innovation is like how dropbox did want more space. You can end up referring friends and getting more space from there or I ended up doing with Uber suggesting which everyone was charging a hundred dollars for Seo tolls and I just created a free one to try to crush. The market was able to grow generate a lot of leads for my ad agency to that process so think about innovation as really disrupting. What's happening right? Think of just throwing a wrench in people's plans at messing it up and trying to disrupt the industry. A good example again is uber. Uber really disrupted. The whole transportation is not just taxi industry but transportation. Is You know how many people I know? That don't even have a car anymore. Just because they use UBER DOUBTS. True innovation thus disrupting a lot of different things. And because of that you can grow quite quickly when you combine optimization with innovation you can really pull fuel to. The fire are growing much faster. Yeah to me I mean innovation at the end of the day. Is your swing for the fences right. You're swinging as hard as you can. And a lot of times you're GONNA mess when you're trying to innovate but when I think about the marketing world a lot of stuff has an especially in the Seo Tool world what. Neil talk about a lot of innovation actually hasn't happened. I mean it's a lot of the same stuff over and over and over and people are charging the same prices their tools look the same as well so using the uber suggests example as okay. I'm just going to go with a different approach. I'm GonNa make tool that is designed to performs really well and you know we might give it away for free and then we might have an element where we charge a little bit. That's different right. Same thing with when you think about salesforce back in the day this an example of innovation. They're a bunch of CRM's already so salesforce before they became a Juggernaut they are today. I remember I think it was mark. Benny off the CEO met with Steve Jobs who was his mentor and she was like. Look whatever you're doing right now like if you don't figure out a new way in the next two years or so you're probably going to be dead right. And this is the time when salesforce was probably doing like fifty million or so in revenue or maybe even two hundred billion but the problem is everyone else has. That's not the differentiator so salesforce Martha feels like you know what we're GonNa make an APP store. That's when they made the the APP exchange ecosystem and from that point on they really took off because they generated something or created something that nobody else hat and that was innovation. And that's how they really grew. And by the way guys I would really recommend reading. There's a blog post from our recent speaker at the growth accelerator. Andy Johns he writes about this innovation versus optimization. And

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Time President Keith Grossman on Display Ad Revenue

Digiday Podcast

12:28 min | 1 year ago

Time President Keith Grossman on Display Ad Revenue

"Up to the digital podcast. I'm Brian Marcy today. Joined by you've guessed a few times. Keith Crespin President of time Have been on here before your Bloomberg. You've now been at time since July. I want to get to the decision to go to time because I think it's really interesting because you were at engine very briefly and all of a sudden. I was shocked. I was like you're at time Explain making them. I'm sure this was like a unique opportunity but at the same time I'm really interested from a career perspective about you know. There's probably pressured like pass it up now. No actually it was interesting when I loved my time at Bloomberg. I was there for five years. Yeah and every year we were there. We grew double digits and in the final year week. We launched tick tock which now quick take You know timing. By the way David I just in You know launch to the New Economy Form. We had really successful year. We ended the up sixteen percent and for me like what I was. Struggling with personally was My entire career. I was very much in the revenue track and The advice I kept on getting was in order to one day ultimately become a president or CEO. I had to diversify myself. Move myself into a horizontal sort of role coo role and the opportunity to engine presented itself. And I thought that I was going to be there for two years or so And really begin to understand how to think about Bringing together thirteen disparate companies and and really sort of turning it into one cohesive unit and I was talking one day to A Greg set lock over at Spencer Stuart and this just goes to show how weird and serendipitous life can be at at. I asked him his advice on something and at the end of our conversation I was walking out and I turned around and I said to Him Greg. Thank you. That was really helpful advice. Like how can I ever return the favor? And he said to me. Do you know anyone who wants to be president of time and I said what are you talking about? And he said well you know mark and Lynn bought time back in November. And they're looking at how they want involve evolving and where they want to invest in it and They need more than just a cro and building up the team and They're they're just looking at the marketplace right. Now do me a favor. Send me the JD for it. I'll give you some people who I think might make sense. And that night. He sent it to me and I read it and I sort of was like Whoa. I've done everything here. Other than run consumer marketing and I went to bed and I woke up the next morning and I couldn't stop thinking about it and I wrote Greg a note and I said Greg if I wanted to throw my name into the game for this would you Allow me to sort of Be considered for the role. If not no worries I'll send you some other names. And he said let me speak to Edward Edward dealt with the CEO and Next thing you know Edward Said Let's meet on Friday. We had half an hour and the half an hour went two and a half hours and Edward at the end of the meeting. Said what are you doing a Monday and I said well? I'M GOING TO LONDON. And he said it's a shame if you're free Monday at heavy meet with mark. I said Benny off said yes. So I said we'll get meeting with Mark Benny off a Monday. And it was Friday at five thirty. I go I will I'll move my trip to London and so Edward takes out his phone any texts mark and gets back. He says Cheryl on Monday I think it was nine. Am and so. I changed my my trip around London Monday morning. I met with Mark coincidentally was the day that salesforce bought. Tableau so the nine meeting moved to twelve because he was on on the news and everything and three and a half tests. I is right. I mean that's not like a small deal no not not in the slightest right I was I was blown away. The then he's still kept the meeting but it was an amazing Do some multibillion dollar deal like before lunch and then and then you know I. I don't know how to respond to that regulate from from my end but I It's like how was your day. spent a few billion But but then You know he met with Lynn his wife. And you know everyone at time and and You know the Family Office. Because we are privately owned entity any offs and So what attract? But what attracted you to the opportunity? Because I mean I think a lot of people would look time as a quote unquote legacy publication. Obviously having A billionaire benefactor. Maybe we can talk about whether it's a benefactor or like an owner wanting to make like a real profit is an advantage but you know from the outside it would seem like a pretty challenged brand went through a several Tough years shirts changed hands. I think the answer to that is how I think I look. Industry is I look at the Industry. Ultimately is it's it's an amazing industry loved this industry. I think that more people should come into this industry as as people think it's a scary industry I remember we talked about one time. Doing like a confessions of an optimist. I love like these like distraught. Well it's all anonymous pessimists and I'm going to go on the record optimist and you know like Warren. Buffet has a great quote of you know. Be Fearful when others ingredient greedy when others are fearful and. I think that this is a great moment. Where if you have the support And you know the intent of time is to be a profitable business ended is moving in that direction and we are up in Q. One and we are. We're up in January. We'RE PROJECTING UP IN Q. One we are going to be. We're aiming to be profitable this year from a cash flow basis but And that's our intent is to run a responsible business but If you look at my career I went to wired and I started at wired the week after it was about to be closed for the DOT COM bubble. That was my first job. As a sales associate I worked on the launches I work on turnarounds and I work on saves right so like like I like the idea of If the business is ultimately debate called Meets Investment Advisor. The time brand is one of those incredible brands. Incredible Ninety seven year history it actually has great foundational elements of it. But it's gone through say ten years of neglect Through mismanagement through transitions of owners. And now that it has dedicated focused resources. I think that we're in a really strong position to Evolve the time brand to really capture the attention of of the next generation of consumers and from my perspective as I kept on looking at the deck and assessing this opportunity would I really saw was the challenges at the end of the day was evolution of Time magazine to Time. Right because everyone. We'll call it. Time magazine and you have to sort of evolve to the time brand and then is it relevant to the next generation of consumers. Yeah right and when you look at the second part I and you look at all of the hard work that Well that's critical right to the strategy. Because I mean you can milk legacy brands. That means something to a certain demographic I mean like good housekeeping is a fantastic. It's a good business That doesn't mean it. It's gotTA challenge so. Let me ask you a question. Who Do you think reads? Time magazine from Demographic Perspective the magazine itself Give me the most general demographics. You could possibly imagine my mom really seeing. It's an older female. Yeah okay so I either get older female older male right If you look at time on its social feeds right on twitter. We have sixteen and a half million followers on instagram. Eight and a half million followers on facebook twelve and a half million followers linked in two million magazine hold on. I'm going to second the demographic of that sixty one percent under the age of thirty five Fifty two percent female and thirty three percent non Caucasian. And so what you find is is that you have this entire aspect of the time brand not the magazine that reaches a completely different demographic that is showing the value to the next generation. The issue has been that none of those areas have been productized. None of them has been marketed as time. The brand is always been sort of presented as Time magazine. And so when you think about it you don't want to discount the magazines value. The magazines values tremendous the reason that we have such huge footprint socially is because of the history of ninety seven years that we have is the magazine but The brand has evolved to a new generation to mean something totally different. But I guess how do you square both sides right because when I think of of time the end from the outside Lake I think of two halves there was like these sort of d day commemoration issue half and ensure that is like outrageously profitable Which is obviously for a different generation. And then there's a kind of like I like time went into that sort of viral content sort of thing where like ton of facebook friendly fair and and Social content that gets gets big numbers and a lot of people. Got Those kind of big numbers but mostly on differentiated. Kind of stuff that You know it just. It's it's feeding the Internet beast. Now I think that that's a fair assessment of the marketing industry of the media industry. I don't necessarily agree that that's where we've gone with time on social but I think that what's happened if I can sort of step back for a second is is if you look at sort of the industry at large Historically a brand Served as the demand within the marketplace in the supply was the consumer right and that was when time was just a magazine. That's when everyone was just magazine prior to the Internet prior to the equity of connectivity of all of these devices when all of a sudden everyone is connected. I'm really interesting thing happens. Which is that. The supply becomes the brand right like time becomes a supply and demand becomes the consumers time right And that's the only thing that everyone is sort of focusing on is is like. How do you capture consumers time? Now what's interesting against that equation is is that when a brand is. The supply and supplies ultimately unlimited. Like your job is as you have to think about. Sort of. What's the value that you provide them? What's The utility you provide? But it doesn't mean that you have to do that. Holistically across everything in a In a synergistic way what it means is that you have to think about what is the experience that the consumer wants and then how do they actually perceive your brand so in a world of infinite choice? You think that's actually dream. But what actually happens? Is that the consumer with their timers paralyzed because they have like unlimited selection. And so we're the time brand actually presents a tremendous amount of power is in this red border now. The red border for some people manifest itself as a print magazine right and that's one way of experiencing sort of the red border for others just manifest itself as as online video right we produce four hundred digital videos a month For some people it is how we do our twitter handle and how we give will sort of information and news in that area. In some instances it's digitally in some instances like we will move into to the audio space. But I think that for us what we WANNA realize is that people don't have relationships with platforms anymore. They have relationships with how they want to experience the content and then secondarily Certain Demos are going to experience the contents completely differently. And it's an advantage to say. Well we know that the magazine reaches an older demographic and we know that time for kids is a younger demographic why wouldn't if we ever consumer is D- And productized time for kids in a manner that can be sort of a a toy for a child or a kit for child's surrounding education. Why wouldn't we promote it to the older demographic that's probably the parents or the

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Protocol president Tammy Wincup on applying the Politico playbook to tech coverage

Digiday Podcast

12:03 min | 1 year ago

Protocol president Tammy Wincup on applying the Politico playbook to tech coverage

"Welcome to the digital podcast Brian. Marcy and today I'm joined by Tammy link-up Tammy is the president of protocol which is a new tech publication which is from the publishers politico. Tammy welcome thank you. Thanks for coming in so explain a little bit. This is not the politico go for tech. It is not good We're super excited to have launched protocol yesterday and it is coming coming from the publisher of Politico Robert Alberton But it has a very very different focus. And so you know I I love to dive into what you know. What what are those one of those pieces you know? We are focused exclusively on technology on the people the power and the politics of Technology Eh. And this idea was generated by Robert over a year ago and really made a decision to actually make it they separate and bring a separate leadership team in a different ethos and focus but build on you know the the spectacular reputation and spectacular spectacular journey. That politico has had and that we are really lucky to kind of be able to build on that brand. But it's it's a separate view on the world suffered audience audience so explain why that even matters like that. It's not just the spin off from politico because there's look there's a lot of advantages to having a new publication that comes out of publication with a reputation Track record and a lot of other things going forward so why does it. I don't know what does it make sense to. It'd be like this is a different company. Well I I get the best of both worlds right. I have the ability to To look at the amazing track record and the amazing using could've story that politico has built And some of that DNA. I absolutely hope to replicate. You're not like recreating the technology stack and all the stuff right. I mean media's heart already why why why. Why would anyone duplicate this stuff? Well I think some of the pieces the best. Look I come from an industry that says you so you take the best of what others having you build upon it and some of that tech stack is just absolutely brilliant and others. You know it was You know it's a thirteen year old old company so we're looking at tools and opportunities and frankly services down the road that we're going to be able to build on. I think that that is actually you know as frankly. Frankly an entrepreneur in this That's actually really exciting to be able to be told that you can you know you can build using all of the muscle muscle memory of being building a really successful digital media company politico and then go and actually focus on a new audience that I now so just to to to stay on this for a little bit the structure so it's not like the editorial team is different but then all the other services are the exact same from politico like it's not like a shared sales force correct nothing short business and there's more advantages because there are a lot of I mean look media is you know particularly subscale media You know that eats into all the margins so explain why it's it's worth recreating a lot of stuff. I get thirteen years old. And maybe some of the Ad Tech Stacks not the best at this point because there's just a lot of style they've invested a lot in I. I believe that there's this top notch and look my sense is that we will. We will use a lot of what they have from a best practices perspective I think you actually have to start not with if You know not with the operation itself you actually have to start. I believe with what we're trying to accomplish. Which is the business in Tech Community that insider cider community is very very different than politics and policy insider community What they care about what they wanna read? Every day it's very business and industry industry focus piece And so you know my belief. Is that the vision of what she wanted. Accomplish has to start with that and then build both the editorial side and the business side for the audience and customer. You know I come from the tech world and come with viewpoint that you have to start with your customer career audience first and then build the editorial the content of the services that you want for that And so some of that is a playbook that politico GEICO has and has deployed wildly successfully and You know we will. We will take that and try and do the same but there are pieces of it. That technology the executive actually wants different. So you say technology executive do you mean an executive at a technology company or an executive at a non quote quote Unquote Technology Company that is dealing with the after effects of technology which is every executive absolutely that is precisely why we know the moment is right for new publications Pacific. lyod tack you. You just nailed it right there. Is that the intersection. It is no longer my adult lifetime. Having spent spent a good chunk of my career in technology it is changed to your point rent of being an industry. Vertical Call Technology L. Story to truly infiltrating and being a part in a Matrix Organization of other industries. Right so having come from Fintech or attack look at health check and so we actually really feel like. There's a gap of where we can go in terms of bridging this kind of tack and mainstream industries and and again from my viewpoint You know there are two book ends of what's out there right now. There is You know you're a business business either attack on enterprise and consumer tack or you're in a big vertical as leader trying to innovate with tack and you're trying to figure out on a daily basis. What's going going on? You either have things that are written for a mass audience for which on the topics that I care about on on. Ai and five G.. Gee and quantum and what's going to happen in Fintech in terms of payment services and things like that you don't get the depth necessarily that you need to actually make decisions for Your Business MHM on the flip side having come from venture backed businesses. It was very very difficult if you weren't a Unicorn or if you're not you know. Thank Company Day to actually find yourself being talked about in the media Unless you're raising money or unless you are announcing some widget okay and so it's not going to be product driven. Obviously there's a lot of quote unquote technology publications over the years where really venture capital Publication correct There's no shortage of people writing about the latest air pods or whatever So you're GonNa leave that aside And obviously technology is now now I. I think it's sort of moved into a few different. I mean it's obviously it's a horizontal story within the changing nature of all industries On the it doesn't side and then there's there's Society Angle And then obviously the government angle which I know you're still going to be covering has a great intersection You you know with with political on that piece. I think he'll you know you'll see us. So there's overlap there's absolutely I the article about California Privacy Law and people scrambling. Yeah try to get rewritten. I mean that could easily be employed right. I think it's interesting like that's a perfect story or even if you look at Linda stories yesterday around ethicists in salesforce. Right I think that's well first. Let's talk about the policy piece rate. That's a story that has policy implications. Has You know state implications. I think the story was very much could be seen on in either publication potentially uh-huh. I think what's fascinating about some of the stories that you saw yesterday on our launch day like Linda Story. Now this is You know those are thorny topics. Those are not bullet point topics. Those are bullet points to we occasionally since I like this You know that's a story that mark. Benny off retreated yesterday. And it. You know it was a story about salesforce but it wasn't necessarily you know it's a tricky issue and I think that that's that's the point on tech right now tech is no longer in in its infancy where we have the promise of kind of all it. Could you know could be. It is a full blown adult and it's it's messy and I think to talk about you know we have to actually go into some of these details around the people Around the politics because suddenly mature quote quote Unquote Power Center. That's having unintended consequences. That of course it is like that. That's that's where it is but we want to. Actually we WANNA hang in those issues and and and and cover them up and you saw the gaps. I guess because I think when you came out Obviously a lot of people say. Oh there's a lot of tech publications and understand Dan and honestly a lot of the stuff I just ignore. Because it's like it depends on how you execute like really like I mean there's always room for new media brand. I feel like I can't think of an area where there are is an room for one. You just have to do better right at the end of the day. We got to have a different Lens so the Lens. That protocol is bringing to this massive Asif issue like how would you sum it up. Yeah I think it's about audience focus and scope Were not writing for everyone right. Just like politico doesn't right or you know is really focused on the decision-makers now if I'm a decision maker in a C. Suite You know are. Are you trying to explain that a little bit. So you're are you. Are you writing to help them do their jobs better or are you helping them. Sort of unpacked these gigantic thorny societal governmental whole like Issues my belief is that if we do that second one right you are helping them do their job better particularly if you're if you're taking If you're taking topics and not just giving them cursory looks so for example. The today we launched a new product called braintrust The question of the week where we go out and actually ask experts parts around that topic That is actually really important because at the end of the day technologies nauseous about the product right. It's about the people making decisions visions in terms of that and the breath of that conversation. If you're sitting in a thin services company or a healthcare company and you're trying to deal with. How am I gonNA use a to better to better look at an issue in the house? You don't necessarily have that network and so how does protocol bring that network to you in a way. That's not a cursory kind of two lines trying to define a Is So our goal is to our newsletter in source code to be able to have that daily actionable invoke kind of start my day knowing at the big level at the high level. What's going on but then to be able to find those in depth You know those in depth conversations which I think you'll see a you'll see us have as well so you get income from politico. You didn't come from the media. said he came from the tech industry and then under this crazy I mean why would you go home to the media industry. This is crazy. Hazy decision explain this. What did you see? I mean because I think it's interesting people There's a lot of advantages that coming in with fresh eyes to an industry and I think a lot of people you know. They think they sort of they know media. Because media's like very tangible I think on one level but then up-close it's like wow a lot of this doesn't make sense right or was it not though. Well I'll tell you soon right Kanye Day then you officially say none of you know. Look I think there are lots of things both personally and

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President Trump, Climate Change and One Trillion Trees

Environment: NPR

03:40 min | 1 year ago

President Trump, Climate Change and One Trillion Trees

"Today I'm pleased to announce the United States will join one trillion trees initiative to talk about whether the one trillion trees initiative is realistic. And what its impact could be Janet wrong nothin of the World Resources Institute joins joins US now. Welcome thank you just to start with. The most basic science remind people why planting trees is helpful for slowing climate. Change at all so Trees when they grow they actually absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store in the tree. Parts above and underground so planting a trillion trees is Is a catchy alliterative phrase. Where did the initiative come from and so it actually follows on the suite of several other trillion Tree initiatives. But the idea that you know we can address the climate problem food. large-scale reforestation this particular initiative. At Davos was put forward award by Mark Benny off. Who is this billionaire? Founder of salesforce. Tell us about the argument. He's making here. I think you know if you think about lodge ambitious issues. Initiatives are launched. We've had fires in Australia and Indonesia and Brazil trees have been under siege. People are worried about climate change. This is a good time to you. Know Galvanize attention around something that's been around for a while. There's a question of whether one could plausibly plant a trillion million trees in a decade but setting that aside for a moment if we imagined that tomorrow a trillion new trees were on the earth. What kind of impact with that actually make it depends and this is the critical question? It's how do we do this. And how do we actually connect these trees and the plan planting schemes to local interests. If if there is not local support for these we may plant the trees and when we go back there go So what would a successful program look like One such as the initiatives are ah kind of out in there now where you've got countries the something called the a. f. R. One hundred percent African countries to commit to restore hundred million hectares of land. Land there already interested in doing this for a variety of reasons like water and food security so there's a demand for that. How do you actually link this supply of trees to where there's a strong on existing demand do you think the infrastructure exists to make a trillion trees a plausible reality? Well a question about how how much land that would take. But there's certainly enough existing initiatives already out there that are trying to do this through the Lens of restoration. That could be supported. Deported by this sort of high scale effort on many climate initiatives you have president trump opposing the policy and the teenage climate activist discredit tune Berg. Pushing for this is actually the opposite tune. Berg said at Davos that this is nowhere near enough of what is needed. Is She right. Yes so let let me just say it's a good thing that president trump support season. Who wouldn't be for planting trees if this is the note if this is the only action on climate change is nowhere near near enough? Do you think that this is just a talking point or do you sense that there actually is enough of a plan to execute something this ambitious versus yes. I think the initiatives being quite four fry in noting that actually they do want to interlock with the myriad of our existing initiatives are out there and they want to do

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Recession Fears Rise for CEOs as Trade Concerns Linger

WSJ What's News

02:19 min | 1 year ago

Recession Fears Rise for CEOs as Trade Concerns Linger

"The latest survey from the Conference Board found fears of a recession were top of mind for chief executives heading into twenty twenty followed by trade uncertainty. Twenty now now with more on the survey of more than seven hundred CEOS his Wall Street Journal reporter. Rachel Finds Egg Rachel. It seems that we heard at least in the latter half of twenty nineteen that concerns over an imminent recession were somewhat easing. But that's not what we're hearing from. CEO's a new survey tell us more about the findings here. Sure I mean. The findings are technically from from the fall but the economist. I talked to said that he still considers them to be pretty relevant. Seals are concerned about recession. This is the second year in a row for this survey that that it was the number one concern and it actually has risen for us. CEO's last year it was their third top concern was recession and this year. It was number one. Are we seeing growing concern among CEO's in particular sectors of the economy. I think manufacturing CEO's are particularly concerned about trade. And I think trade is kind of like the one thing that does seem to be weighing on a lot of CEO's around the world obviously it's the it's the deal with China but than Tun tons of of things going on globally brexit. I think these are all going it kind of there's a lot of questions surrounding them and I think people are are worried the The economists for the Conference Board told me business leaders. Were just like everyone else like. We don't know what to make of the stuff and I think it is freaking them out a little bit the report also cautions that this could become something of a self fulfilling prophecy here. It's true I mean these are powerful voices even if this stuff isn't necessarily reflected in some of the data that we're seeing about the economy if business leaders start voicing concerns turns about about this it. Can it can trickle down. So should we be more concerned. I would say so. I think that if if. CEO's are concerned. We should be concerned. I think trade the big thing to wash. I think that If some of those questions are a really answered that maybe people would would be a little bit more confident. We quote mark. Benny off speaking at a previous conference in the story and he had said you know he had talked to hundreds of CEOS. I think you said one hundred or two hundred CEOS recently and that trade was like the one one thing just at the leaving this question over all kinds of business operations so I think that's really the thing to watch going into this New Year Wall Street Journal reporter. Rachel finds thank

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"mark benny" Discussed on Triangulation

Triangulation

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Triangulation

"My husband and my partner can't leave their job. Talk a little bit about. That. Well, I think that's a really interesting story that actually few people have picked up on, and that is women managers who are the only or the others. You know, they're looked at by their male peers, as kind of how. You know how they act, the decisions that they make embody represent, you know, for better for worse. Right. Or wrong, how other women will react respond decide in that situation. So what does it mean where men, you know, look to Teresa's decision, and, you know, they're like, oh, well, okay. She didn't admit she didn't immediately side with the woman who wanted to go and take care of her kids, because moms disproportionately are the go-to parent, even when both parents work. And so, maybe that's how you know, that comes to represent hell all women will will behave will react in that same situation. But Teresa, also wanted, you know, wanted the women to know that, you know that they should they don't buy your over. For achievement. Don't enable your partners your husband's your whatever it is. Underachievement. Don't do everything, you know, ask, why don't you go in a why don't you step aside? Why don't you take the kids here? Why don't you do this at home? And these are all questions. So there was a lot behind that story. A lot of lessons, actually, behind that story for women managers. And for for, you know, how women interact with other women. No. And I think about I think about the other story that really spoke to me was Magdalena. Yes. Well, she helped Mark Benny off build sale Salesforce, and there's this moment where where she didn't ring the bell with Mark Benny Hoff at the new York Stock Exchange. She was home taking care of her sick son. And I mean when I first when I first read about that, I thought, oh, well, that, that is typical of women because and it's not, I don't necessarily think it's bad thing. Like, you know, ringing the bell. Okay..

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"mark benny" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"So we're both on the. Business insider story on what's going on at the economic summit. Right. A worldwide economic summit. And. He discussion on Facebook and social media. Yeah. The the the billionaires of the world getting getting together here, right? Facebook is like. Facebook is the new cigarettes? Yeah. It's his dad for your health as smoking. It's not good for you. Yeah. There's people trying to get you to use it that you don't. Views it that even you don't understand what's going on. And this is the sales for CEO Mark Benny Benny off. Yeah. I remember he started this last year. The started last year when he was saying it kicked over into this year's well around the world, especially in Europe parts of Europe. They're looking to really tax the daylights out of tech companies, but the googles of the world, and the Facebook and Twitter, and Microsoft and all of them, they want a huge apple they want a huge piece of it. These governments want a huge piece of it. So now, they're talking about the idea is they should break up Facebook. When I first read it the headline. Because it came from actually the the business insider Twitter page, and it says Facebook is as bad for your your health as smoking say tech experts. I thought to myself well, first of all what about those tech experts in their companies, should we break up their companies to if it's good for Facebook. It's good for your company as well. They think the cure is breaking up the social network, and I thought. Now, where.

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"mark benny" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"So we're both on the. Business insider. Story on what's going on the economic summit, right? A worldwide economic summit. And. The discussion on Facebook and social media. Yeah. The the the billionaires of the world getting getting together here, right? Facebook is like. Facebook is the new cigarettes? Yeah. It's his dad for your health as smoking. It's not good for you. Yeah. There's people trying to get you to use it that you don't. Use it that even you don't understand what's going on. And this is the sales were CEO Mark Benny Benny off. Yeah. Remember, he started this last year the started last year when he was saying it it's kicked over into this year's well around the world, especially in Europe parts of Europe. They're looking to really tax the daylights out of tech companies, but the googles of the world, and the Facebook and Twitter, and Microsoft and all of them, they want a huge apple they want a huge piece of it. These governments want a huge piece of it. So now, they're talking about the ideas, they should break up Facebook. When I first read it the headline. Because it came from actually the the business insider Twitter page, and it says Facebook is as bad for your health as smoking say tech experts, and I thought to myself, well, I well, what about those tech experts in their companies should we break up their companies to if it's good for Facebook. It's good for your company as well. They think the cure is breaking up the social network, and I thought. How where do you go? How do you do that? How do you break that down to say what there's going to be a the five ten different companies? What do you mean? Break up. Right. How does it? Because what they're saying is it's like cigarettes to the individual, right? Well, how does breaking it up into five? Facebook's change that. Doesn't.

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Backlog and Revenue Growth Power Salesforce Results

CNBC's Fast Money

02:57 min | 2 years ago

Backlog and Revenue Growth Power Salesforce Results

"As you see there jumping after its earnings before driven by revenue growth in a sales and service, cloud business. Jim Cramer just spoke to see you Mark Benny off. Here's what he had to say. We've see hitting our big goal which is twenty two twenty three billion dollars in revenue within two fiscal years by fiscal year twenty two and the now tighten that up. Here. We are we're giving fiscal year twenty guidance for the first time at sixteen billion. We are really excited. Salesforce remains the fastest growing enterprise software company of all time. That's incredible. As of the market close the stock west sitting in a bear market after getting hammered here. But we do see in the after hours session up seven percents of Pete. Where'd he go here? Well, they absolutely went after this name. But if you look at it, it makes a lot of sense. I mean when you look at the valuation of this name, it's still extremely high you go forward. It's still extremely high. But you gotta love the presence of Mark Benny off. I think I think he's one of the better CEO's out there, particularly in the tech world. I love the fact that they continue to raise they go looking forward to two thousand nineteen. This is the second quarter in the row where they've bumped that up a little bit more. So it's impressive what they're doing. Well, but you know, what we get any pressure on the market and technology starts to feel that pressure. Again, that name is one of the names they're going to come after. So I would be hesitant to jump in here at one thirty eight they will look at it. I mean, the stock went from to your point one sixty two one twenty and seemingly a blink of an eye. And then all of a sudden people didn't care about valuation all son cared about maybe correctly. So, but then you look at the quarter and you see twenty eight percent year over year billings growth, which is pretty ridiculously strong. And up rating margins close to seventeen percent the street was probably fourteen and a half. So they're able to continue to grow improve margins. It's a really good company in a benign environment. You buy this to Pete's point. If you're scared about technology. I don't know if you masking me to pick say you get along the stock right here. What's been proven in this last say two to three month period, especially in the triple is that companies that are priced for growth when there's less or whatever perception there is whether it's regulation whether it's competition catching up on that. I think in Salesforce case even though their head of the competition. You can't assume a trailing ninety eight multiple is going to do wellness environment. So like, my my friends here. I have to say be careful there's so much conviviality. Totally disagree. Totally. They've got great earnings growth, which is the case forever. We just talked about the fact that we could get some positive news. We get a market rally. So why wouldn't I wanna buy something with Mark up a CEO? The Borst thing to do is to go against them over the last several years you've had this selloff. Now. I've got a growing company. Sure, the valuations a little high, but if we could Mark the little bit a little. Makes visiting cheap right until his Netflix. Amazon. Those are all going to rally. I agree that if we get a tech selloff. Yeah. This is going to baby with the bathwater. But we're talking about the potential for a short-term rally here. I think you get it. It's after hours. There you go

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"mark benny" Discussed on Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Motley Fool Money

"That was a pretty stunning car comment from Mark Benny off the CEO Salesforce saying this Facebook is like cigarettes. But I let me just push back a little bit. Because earlier in the show Jason said, you know, Facebook, it is, you know, down from ties, it's. Kind of a cheap stock by a lot of measures. You know, cigarettes, not good for you. But you do pretty well as an investor over the last, oh, I don't know twenty thirty fifty years if you invested in cigarettes, like I said, I think they continue to make a lot of money. I know Jeff likes the lot. But I just I could never my my my attitude. Donna is evolving just like you to the management missteps have been significant and disheartening, and that's that's key to at Lisa. So we're still reviewing it. So we've been doing our thanksgiving special for years now and producer macrey or came up with a new wrinkle for this year show, which is something that we're calling not at the table because let's face it to the extent that people are a little nervous about thanksgiving. Some of that centers around. I'm going to be sitting down with extended family, maybe inlaws that sort of own what if politics comes up at the crazy uncle just brings his, you know, you know, exactly. And then it's just like, oh, can we can you can you to go? Outside you, go on the front porch. If you're going to have they're just not of the table coming through this at the table. So Jeff Fisher in terms of business and investing what's something. Because it's Jason said, we're taping. This before thanksgiving. What's something that you're just hoping really doesn't come up at the table this year? And I know it will though, but I wonder if this will surprise you guys, but it is this question. Hey, jeff. So what do you think of the market? And I just I like my answer is the same every time, basically. Well, we're investing in individual companies the market will do what it will in the short term. But over the long term, great companies grow value. And that's that's what I say. But I I usually throw in some, oh, it's at seventeen times trailing earnings. So that's a little throw in the half to confuse them is that the SNP is at fifteen point six times two thousand nineteen estimate. So here have some Turkey. So it's right around its long term average. But yeah, I I'd much rather talk about winning companies, and what makes for great individual investment rather than the market as a whole. I'm not trying to get you in trouble with anyone in your family. Having said that I'm curious if you've ever just made up a company name or a ticker symbol, just to get someone off your back like because a lot of times people are just looking for ticker. I haven't yet. But I think I'll try that this year Jason Moser, something you're hoping really doesn't come up at the table. I feel like the solution is you just get like a business card on the back of it. You've just get that little. Vesting philosophy and had someone asked you about the market just excitedly over a cut and paste responds to answer it probably twenty times. Right. I mean for me, it's interest rates. I mean, stop already. They need to go up. They are going up. It's not if it's when does it matter if it's three or four times next year. No, I mean, the fact the matter is rising interest rates in this environment is a sign of a healthy economy needs to happen. I mean, it least get these savings again, CDs to a point where you have a choice. But don't ask me about the Fed's gonna raise because I don't care. It doesn't matter because that come up a lot at your thanksgiving table, well fame this thanksgiving is just going to be me and my immediate family and by immediate my wife and two kids..

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No Plans Of Leaving: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Fires Back At Critics

CNBC's Fast Money

03:55 min | 2 years ago

No Plans Of Leaving: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Fires Back At Critics

"So you're not stepping down this chairman. That's not the plan. That's not the plan would anything change that. I mean. Like eventually over time. I mean, I'm not going to I'm not going to be doing this forever. But, but I certainly not currently thinking that that makes sense. That was Hayes CEO Mark Zuckerberg standing his ground on CNN last night amid the controversy surrounding the company, but it's not just sucker brook who's been fighting back. The stock has actually rallied in the past two days. Even as a broader market saw red so quick this mean the worst is over for the company. Karen, yes. Well, I hope so because I am long the stock kudos Tim who's been reading a lot of editor on that topic. I think I think Mark Zuckerberg is the right person to lead them out of this. And when I think about other CEO's that have been able to, you know, really take some punches but turn around. Oscar Munoz was only ten or eleven months ago, we were all pretty negative on Oscar Munoz and his ability to lead. United Airlines turned it around Steve Jobs, the most famous probably right left, the company came back. And now look at apple one sixty could have been to thirty but whatever and then Howard show. So I think this kind of founder CEO not Oscar Munoz, but is is really important to the business. Plus you can't vote him out. Right. He owns Dunkelberg, quote about this is a real board though. Right. They don't have some it's out a tesla kind of bored. But that that must controls. This is a real board. I know you've got Ken Chenault, an Erskine Bowles and Susan. Desma hellman. This is a real board. So I would be very very very concerned if they kicked him out very, I don't think that should happen at all. I liked that the stock is rod in the last two days, the valuations very cheap. I think earnings will come down for sure. But that's in there. Mark Zuckerberg may be the CEO and may be there forever because there's voting share structure, but these are these comparisons really comparable only because right now, the company is facing potential legislation regulation that would change the way their core business fair for business operates. I'm so so let's say let's say Starbucks for some reason lawmakers were infuriated by how they brewed their coffee and said, you gotta be this x y and z to you know, to make sure that the caffeine contents not is not too high or whatever I mean, doesn't that sort of change that will change the model somebody I mean? Radha moment where you're thinking is the model going to change the motto could change, right. That could happen. I mean think about Microsoft facing a multi year antitrust the motto could change here. This is not a crazy price for this business. Even if it is chopped up. I don't even know exactly what the best way to do that would be. But you know, the multiple is not high the cash is enormous the businesses still very solid business with I understand the margins are coming down, but still significant margins here. So, you know, but you wonder when crisis management, I mean, this stock is crashed effectively. I mean, if you look at it, we can say what we want. But it's it was two hundred and five dollars stock six months ago straight in one hundred thirty seven dollars. Now, that's pretty significant move. And then when you have the Mark Benny off of the world calling it basically making a comparison to nicotine, that's a real problem. So I don't think most Zucker Brooks made himself a lot of friends, and I think people coming out of the woodwork now to take shots. I just think that this. This is a crisis of trust. I think it's, you know, here's let me say something positive about Facebook. They're not alone. But I do think that Facebook whose core product is being held into question is being singled out the most. And I think they should be when I consider corporate governance, and I think about how people should be thinking about a stock which core product is been at risk this entire time. And they haven't disclosed that to us. I think this company deserves a bigger beating I think also investors need to start evaluating companies Naveh different investment metric in their toolbox to be assessing cyber risk at companies, especially technology company.

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How the midterm elections could shape tech policy

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:15 min | 2 years ago

How the midterm elections could shape tech policy

"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by Colgate. University now in its bicentennial year. Colgate university is celebrating a proud tradition of intellectual rigor at it's beautiful campus in central New York. The deadline for early decision this November fifteenth. Learn more at Colgate dot EDU. Net neutrality broadband policy privacy, the midterms could be major for tech from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy Hollywood. I managed to avoid it for two whole days, but the mid-term elections actually could have a big impact on the tech industry because the backlash against big tech is one of the only issues out there that is actually bipartisan and on top of that a couple of newly elected legislators have specifically made tech part of their agenda Beit net neutrality privacy regulations or even whether platforms are suppressing political voices. So let's dig into this in quality assurance the segment where we take a deeper look at a big tech story is he lebowski is a senior writer for wired covering, politics and national affairs. She says both sides of the aisle have been considering ways to regulate big tech in recent years. The problem is anytime you have a split congress. When you have Democrats running the house and Republicans running the Senate and a Republican in the White House. You're going to have a hard time getting anything done. So just imagine the amount of gridlock. We're about to head into. And then you see are Democrats really going to want to hand. Donald Trump a major piece of legislation terrain in the tech industry. When in so many ways they're trying to act as a check on his administration who are some of the incoming legislators that could at least try to have a hand in shaping policy. Well, there's one incoming legislator who will be familiar to the tech industry because she was formerly a member of the house that Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee. She is sort of infamous for her ties to the telecom industry, which has often put her at odds with the tech industry on issues, like network neutrality and privacy. We also have Josh Hawley who unseated Claire mccaskill he was the attorney general in Missouri. And he as attorney general launched investigations into Google Facebook Uber equifax and a lot of it had to do with data privacy issues. A lot of it had to do with antitrust issues. I think you could expect him to continue to bring those issues to congress. And then the big race. Everybody was watching was Ted CNN. Cruise beta a work race baiter work was heavily backed by members of the tech industry. Ted Cruz has sort of been a needle in the side of the tech industry. So I think you do see this growing coalition of anti tech voices on the right? You know, it's interesting because congress in particular, the Senate hasn't always been the most well informed bunch when it comes to tech. And I wonder with all of these kind of young up and coming candidates getting elected to the house. Do you think that there's a possibility that the conversations about technology could get more sophisticated? That's a really interesting question. So on the first hand, I'll say that. I think members of the Senate are learning. But I think there's something to that. I think there's something to having people in the Senate who really understand at a fundamental level technology. I've even heard from people, you know, as critical as they are of Marsha Blackburn. And as fearful as they are of her being in the Senate, you know, at least she is somebody who understands these issues, and so maybe that's a starting point. Is he lebowski is a senior writer for wired covering, politics and national affairs. She also said we shouldn't get our hopes up for net neutrality legislation coming out of congress anytime soon, but a federal privacy law has an outside chance. And now for some related links after twenty thousand employees walked out of Google last week to protest how the company has handled sexual misconduct claims yesterday, Google agreed to some of the demands those employees are making the big one, it's ending forced arbitration. So when people report sexual harassment, the company won't insist that such claims be handled internally and more importantly, it can't prevent victims from taking their claims to court. All right back to the midterms for a minute. I already threated about this. But I think it's worth repeating even if congress doesn't get a lot tech year after the midterms. It is definitely getting scienc- year ports. That's a thing. Of course, had a nice right up on all the scientists who are coming into congress who just can't help but make it smarter and actually politicos morning tech newsletter. Yesterday had a super useful rundown. On key staffers who will probably be handling changes to telecom and tech policy. Assuming anything makes it through our divided. Congress and remember last week when we talked to Salesforce, CEO, Mark Benny off about prophecy in San Francisco the tax on big businesses that will raise money to help the homeless. Well, it passed and the ringer has a really good right up on how it's really a referendum on big tech. Basically, San Francisco just can't wait to stick it to this industry. And there you go your weekend tech reading is now complete find all those links at our website marketplace, tech dot org. I'm Ali would and thanks for listening. This is APN. Over the past few months. 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"mark benny" Discussed on Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

"We realized it was about idea. Right. Well, we'll see. I mean, I'd be interesting. I mean, I don't think I it is it is it is does seem to have gotten flat. The balloon has gotten flat here on this on this Amazon headquartered thing I've always thought it was a really thank you. You don't think it's going to be a big deal? Use it gets down on CNBC. They were gonna covering like. Oh breathlessly. And I said, I'm enjoying the circus. They're like, what do you think? I'm like not much. I don't think much of it at all. I don't I don't think about it. It really I don't think it has that big a deal. I don't think it's that, you know, I don't analog places. Just I that whole game is lost on me in every way. But I can see why the you know, TV or whatever breathlessly covers it. It's just kind of silly. And it doesn't it doesn't help. The when I really am interested in how companies that are in the cities like right now in San Francisco with pro with a prop see how the businesses helped the cities and how they they take up their civic responsibility. Because I think especially tech business. Really having having picked up in terms of what they need to the responsibility of being a civic citizen of any city, they're in and that's that's my focus really one. Are they going to? When are they going to actually behave the way, you know, banks did years ago and gave money the opera gave money to music or kids, whatever programs and things like that. So that's what I'm looking for. And you don't think on average. They're good citizens think Mark Benny off has been given a you know what I mean. But I don't know I think they operate in their little Aries, and they have lovely Kimbuba shakes up on the tenth floor and looking down, and they don't participate in the city at large and they drive up rents. And I don't think I think there's a reason people for exactly it's San Francisco come to San Francisco and see where everything is headed. If you wanna see the future, you can see haves and have nots filthy streets. Not a lot of civic engagement by the tech community, which is the biggest employer in San Francisco. And so you'll see you'll see the future as far as I'm concerned, and we'll see if we can clean it up. But it's up to now this city officials to clean it up. Figure out a way and most of tech didn't like the idea of proxy for lots of reasons. Some of them go where does the money go? But in general, it's not a feeling that they even if they're of the city, they're not of the city, so many companies have to start acting like they belong to a community. Thank you very much. And.

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"mark benny" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

06:36 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Show continues now with Brian Sussman on talk radio five sixty. When I came across this idea Ozark hundred I just knew it was going to resonate with this audience. And you guys would what blowback. And I was spot on. So, you know, after many years of being on the station, you get to know the people, right? Bark Benny off. Founder of Salesforce, big company. They do a really great job at what they do. And of course, the big building in San Francisco down named after them transit center named after them. So they're CEO's Mark Benny off incredibly wealthy guy. I mean as wealthy as gods so to speak, right? So he was the one pushing the homeless homeless tax to solve the homeless crisis in San Francisco and it passed so it's a half percent sales tax on the largest businesses in San Francisco. So he's on FOX businesses, and he probably thought, well, it's not going to be a friendly interview. Because it's FOX, but he didn't know that he was up against somebody who has spent time in the city of San Francisco, and quite frankly, I I think she got him on some questions that he didn't answer properly, and this is resonating with our audience right now. And that's why the callers are pouring in. And we'll get to those calls in just a moment. Sherry let's go ahead and play. Clip from FOX businesses. It seems like one of the things that you guys are doing is you're creating a magnet for people to come to the city and be homeless number one because it's not a hostile environment. They're everybody has talked about seeing people out on the street openly shooting up. Also when I lived in San Francisco a lot of people said this is a lifestyle choice. You know, these are people who want to be outside and want to live there. It's a mental health crisis. I'm not saying they want to be there and saying that's what people in San Francisco will say to you when you say, you know, there's there's people all over the sidewalk you can't walk around here. Like who are you to say they shouldn't be there? It's really it's you know, there are a number of different problems. And none of those are solved with money. Well, that's just not true. And I can tell you that clinically not true are university of California at San Francisco. We've got the clinical studies to show you that when you give homeless people at home their lifestyle does change. And in fact, we've proven that over and over again as we take homeless individuals and families off the streets. But it's critical for my business at this happens because homelessness is becoming a material problem for Salesforce. Now, Melissa Salesforce is the largest business in San Francisco, the largest employer. We're the largest tech company were worth one hundred billion dollars. San Francisco has created hundreds of billions of dollars of market capitalisation. But we have got to deal with. Very serious. If you've made that much money. Why don't you get? I I am building the shelters putting philanthropy can only go so far we need a half of one percent tags. Okay. Great. Great. Here's Helen in Newark. Katie it's nine minutes before nine o'clock, Helen, go. Go ahead. You're on the air. Thank you. Good morning. I'm I'm a senior struggling to keep working and paying for my mortgage for this home in the East Bay. Born and raised in San Francisco. I this whole thing of let's give them. How did it just so insane? It's so let's read it now. Now, it's houses, that's the buzzword. And it's like the woman said on a magnet. It's like everybody wants to come here. Okay. Now, how would think this through it? I appreciate your call in case. So we've got to we've got the free needles. You can get free meals in many cases, Scott your cell phone, get your free cell phone. And so many cases never going to give you a free house, and that's going to solve everything. Right. And if you don't have a house, and you do use an injection drugs than we have places for you to go utilize them, I'm not trying folks. I'm really I'm trying to be compassionate. And I'm just telling you this one-size-fits-all plan is not gonna work. Here's Anthony walnut creek. Anthony, you're on case. Go ahead. Please. Yeah. So I've been working in San Francisco for almost seven years now and have found that the homeless people only want money typically have a rule where I just give a food or water only. And the last time I gave them anything was when I give them a banana and the guy as soon as I passed them throw the banana off the on ramp. And after that, I was just over it. And so my wife, and I moved from the pencil to wanna creek to get away from all this and since we've moved there, we've only seen two homeless people, which is you know, like a less than a percent of what we've seen from Cisco. And you know, I feel like it's just assess cesspool toy and get worse and this housing giving out free housing is not what they want. All they want is money, and they're okay with living on the street because I feel like you need to be self sufficient if you if I was homeless I'd be looking for any sort of work. I've offer homeless people work. I've asked. Help me for the day. I'll give you a hundred bucks. They don't want it. They don't they don't want to make the money, you know, with actually, you know, some blood and sweat. Yeah. Really feel bad for them. Good observations. Sorry. There you go. There's our listeners check it in case Afo if we could run and Martinez run really quickly, please. Appreciate your call. Go ahead. Are you doing Mike thinking is it all started into whole it all started note discipline, understand what life is go going forward? And these people don't care they want money. They want drugs and as long as you give them everything they want. It's going to stay right. Let's get to be just like we heard from that commentator on FOX business run. Appreciate your call. I mean, there are other things. I mean, you do have the guys who have the PTSD who were in the military. You do have the people who are sexually molested and they're on the streets. You do have a I mean like just going back to what we've said ten times already. It's not a one-size-fits-all. But certainly just building houses. It's like if we build it. They will come. Not the solution. And that certainly would our listeners agree with on ks Afo. Paramount Pictures.

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Should Big Tech pay more to help the homeless in San Francisco?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:20 min | 2 years ago

Should Big Tech pay more to help the homeless in San Francisco?

"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by Colgate. University now in its bicentennial year. Colgate university is celebrating a proud tradition of intellectual rigor at it's beautiful campus in central New York. The deadline for early decision this November fifteenth. Learn more at Colgate dot EDU and by G, suite by Google cloud. A suite of cloud based productivity tools that includes g mail docs, slides sheets and drive. You can make real time updates to the same document without having to keep track of multiple versions. And since all the tools are cloud based your whole team can access the same document and work on the same page at the same time make it with G suite by Google cloud. Learn more at G, suite dot com. Does he oh of Salesforce says homelessness is his problem from American public media? This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Ali would. In San Francisco next week voters will decide whether the city's largest companies most of them tech companies should pay tax that will raise money to help homeless. Families. Other cities have tried similar efforts voters in Seattle recently overturned attacks on large employers that would have funded affordable housing efforts. This city is biggest tech employer their Amazon strongly objected. But in San Francisco, the city's biggest tech employer is four the measure, Mark Benny off is the co CEO of Salesforce. And yes, the guy who just bought time magazine, he's stumping for the ballot measure called proposition c he said Salesforce recently held its annual dream force conference downtown and attendees from all over the world were horrified. I could tell you how many phone calls and emails and stories have had from people who had adverse interactions with homeless terrible situations with the cleanliness of our streets, including encountering human feces and other terrible things. And you just have to ask yourself. What has happened to our great city here? And that's why I'm supporting proposition c you know, in some ways a business tax in San Francisco is really attacks on the tech industry, which has come under fire for all kinds of problems, including the housing crisis and economic inequality. Do you think that's fair should this industry shoulder the blame for the homelessness crisis and other social problems in San Francisco or anywhere else? Well, I think you know, Salesforce is the city's largest employer, and we are also the largest company in San Francisco, we're doing just fine. Our companies worth about one hundred billion dollars other companies here at them all up its hundreds of billions of dollars and all of this. Well, it has been built on the back of our city. And the question is are you giving back to the city now in a New York Times op-ed, you argued that business half's to have a purpose beyond prophets. And that that can be good for business to the counter argument that you quoted was Milton Friedman saying that. Who get in on social issues can undermine the basis of a free society considering that we've seen a lot of CEOs across tech another industries get more involved in policy and CEO's like you and Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg increasingly control methods of communication in the media. Can you see an argument for Friedman side, the idea of undermining the basis of a free society or unintended consequences at a minimum today? I could tell you that especially here in San Francisco, you cannot separate business from our city. You know, you can't tell me that this homeless problem is not my problem is the city's largest employer. It's my employees who don't feel safe going to our transit station. It's our customers. You don't feel safe coming to our conferences? So is this homeless situation somehow separate from my business? No the business of business is about the whole world. Mark Benny off is the founder chairman and co. CEO of Salesforce. Now, plenty of tech companies don't support proposition c lift stripe NBC funds acquire capital oppose it square and Twitter. CEO Jack Dorsey has also said it's not the right solution. And now for some related links related to the tech industry and social issues. Some two hundred Google employees plan to walk out of work today to protest how the company is handled sexual misconduct allegations a report in the New York Times earlier this week said Google had paid Android creator. Andy Rubin ninety million dollars to leave the company even though he'd been sleeping with multiple Google staffers and allegedly sexually assaulted woman. He was dating and after that came out the company put out a memo and said it had fired forty eight people for sexual harassment in just two years. Another one actually happened yesterday. A director at Google x is out. He was named in that time story about inappropriate behavior. None of those forty eight people got paid for leaving though. And then Tuesday in courts, the head of Google X gave this long interview about how he thinks that gender inequality is quote the single. Biggest fixable problem humanity has and he said men need to listen and change. So that's nice. I mean props for cleaning house or whatever. Okay. Totally other topic. Check out the latest episode of the podcast. Why'd you push that button from the verge, which is about my favorite topic group chats because you know, how I think they're actually the future of social networking, and I think apple needs to release. I message for everyone and be an actual Facebook competitor for the podcast has the director of product management for Facebook messenger. And as it turns out, according to a story in wired, Mark Zuckerberg said during Facebook's financial results, call Tuesday that the news feed will be less important and ephemeral stories and messenger, and what's up. We'll be more important. So the vision Facebook has pushed on us for ten years. A big huge comments full of people you barely know. Disagree with actually makes us feel bad about ourselves and gets boring really fast. And all we really wanted was a nice day place to talk to each other. And be friends. Glad to see that now. But, you know, props for cleaning house, or whatever I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN.

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"mark benny" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

"So that's not surprising that media fails. Their diversity of different types also matters. MacKenzie found a statistically significant correlation between a more diverse leadership team and financial outperformance. So meanwhile, the article goes on to say the least diverse companies. The ones in the bottom percentiles for both gender and ethnicity are twenty nine percent less likely to outperform. In profitability. So for those who want to make the outdated argument that it's a pipeline problem, McKinsey notes how women received thirty five percent and thirty three percent of bachelor and masters degrees respectively yet make up just seventeen percent of executives. Meanwhile people of color received thirty percent of the bachelor degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math since two thousand yet just twelve percent of executives, McKinsey sample or people of color, McKinsey points to Salesforce as an example of a company that delivers on diversity and inclusion, noting its decision to create a c. suite role of chief equality officer, and it's worked to close the gender, pay gap, crafting a truly effective inclusion. Diversity strategy is no small effort and requires strong and sustained inclusive leadership. The report states, but we and many of the companies we studied indepth believe the potential benefits of stronger business performance are well worth it. Now what stood out to me? One of the many things set out to me and this art tech crunch article from. Early twenty eighteen is a Salesforce. I actually one of my first interviews as a journalist, I interviewed Mark Benny off the founder and now Cosio. He was co for very long time, but he recently switched to co-ceo. So Mark, Benny off one of my first interviews is a journalist, and it was a stupid little interview. We did where I was asking him because I was still young journalist, cutting my teeth in newsroom, and I was asking him the Simon was to find out what was on his desk. What is office was like what he surrounded himself with, and I'll never forget it. Mark, Benny off had a iota doll on his desk, and this is somebody who you know Mark Benny off has been known to quote Star Wars, and the man is a billionaire, and he's achieved over time a company that is a leader and showing that diversity is a strength that diversity is is is great for business and MacKenzie MacKenzie. Talk about like late capitalism, McKenzie's. He first and foremost. Even by the almighty dollar. They're not doing this because it's like Disney's a small world. They're saying, no, the numbers add up looks really good. You guys should really do this for your bottom line and Mark, Benny off being leader of that and really showing that why why matters and why it looks good. I'm not surprised that this is a man who has iota on his desk front and center and is driven by something like a higher ideal and that higher ideal paying them off and a very big way and being very good for business. I was really touched by that because you never know a girl, never forgets one of her first interviews and so that was really nice to see. So all of that goes to say, now, let's look at the dark side of what happens when you don't have a lot of diversity in the media, you get stories like Joe Bernstein and BuzzFeed doing a series of articles talking about what joy Reid may or may not have blog d- ten years ago, I simply don't care, does joy Bernstein not believe in evolution. All of us have blog. Stupid stuff and tweeted stupid stuff. Every single one of us in our lives. It's just human nature. We're, we're, we're dumb like global warming is coming for us like humans are nearly, you know, we're not. We all blog stupid stuff. And speaking of Joe Bernstein provides his own example when he tweeted recently, he tweeted one depressing thing about the US in two thousand eighteen is there isn't a writer, novelist journalist SAS who's capable of synthesizing the moment. Well, he got massively wrote ratio for that with like hundreds of people calling him out and some people calling out Sarah Ken Zere as a prime example of somebody who from the start has warned us about Trump winning and from the start has synthesizes the moment in so many ways. Sarah, like I could objectively point out the fact that your essay be all of us having to be the light now for ourselves that went viral in thousand sixteen when when when people. Our coma toes was shock. Over Trump's surprise election..

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Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

All Things Considered

03:50 min | 2 years ago

Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

"That would be down from the group's earlier three point nine percent growth forecast. I'm ex close on Wall Street, the Dow is down fifty six points. The NASDAQ was up to this is N. NPR? From kqed news, I'm Tiffany, Cam high. A former inmate at Santa Rita jail is suing the Alameda sheriff's office and four deputies claiming they allowed another inmate to spray him routinely with urine and feces in his federal civil rights law suit for Nando sirri-a alleges deputies would open his cell door for the other inmate to spray him attorney John Burris says the deputies conspire to target his client who was having mental health problems. This is sadistic conduct because you essentially not only going feces and urine on him. You Beijing you do not count as a human being you have no perky Hugh can't do anything about this. The four deputies have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges for alleged involvement in the salts. Andrea and other inmates. This office did not return calls for comment, Salesforce, CEO Mark Benny office, throwing his support and cash behind a San Francisco. Ballot measure to increase funding for the homeless. The money would come from a tax hike on big companies, like his cake guy, marzorati has more. Benny often Salesforce are promising at least two million dollars toward supportive proposition. See if the measure passes and the gross receipts tax goes up for the city's biggest businesses Salesforce will have to pay millions more. But many off tells the chronicle that's worth it in order to double the money. The city has for homeless services SF mayor London breed is the top voice against

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Marc Benioff, the founder of Salesforce is buying Time Magazine for $190 million

Jim Bohannon

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

Marc Benioff, the founder of Salesforce is buying Time Magazine for $190 million

"Recipient. She questions Trump's border wall. It's frustrating for me because he keeps asking for this wall. There has been a lot of conversations about how do we solve the problems that are happening across the border or through the border or in this country. And unfortunately, it's always just being used as a political symbol

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California Gov. Jerry Brown casually unveils history’s most ambitious climate target

Ethan at Night

05:51 min | 2 years ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown casually unveils history’s most ambitious climate target

"But let's check in on California politics joining me from politico. One of the authors of the California playbook Carla Marinucci Carlo thanks so much. Good to talk to you today. Hey, good to be with you. All right. So governor Brown did something. I'm honestly, I'm torn on this one because I'm excited, and I'm I'm concerned about what it's gonna cost us. Huge new legacy Bill that he signed. Yeah. That's right. I mean, governor Brown again, you know, what it is really a rebuke to President Trump's administration sign that Bill Monday to great fanfare, basically saying to California's going to be getting all of its retail atrocity from renewable sources by twenty forty five. Now, you know, that's still a long way away. But the fact is he wants to send a message that maybe the federal government isn't going to comply with the Paris climate agreement, but California is and he said that they're going to go. We're going to go down that path. Even by the way. Signed an executive order that also direct straight stage. And she's to figure out how to make the entire economy of the state carbon-neutral that means transportation that means manufacturing that means a whole bunch of other things ether ambitious things, and you know, you you mentioned costs that is one thing that some of the opponents of this action said, what's it gonna cost consumers, and the fact is we don't know. But but Jerry Brown to say, look, this is a literally kind of a do or die effort that we've got to start addressing climate change in California really hasn't been on the forefront. Here forget gauge and intends to continue to to be on the forefront to combat global warming. So big move from Jerry bound on the eve of this massive climate change conferences starts tomorrow in San Francisco at Mosconi tenure. Yeah, I've been getting, you know, PR emails on that. Of course, joining me on the phone is politicos, California playbook Carla Marinucci, but this clogged global global climate summit. Of course, that's happening here. I mean, it's just that's natural. But what what is this kind of a summit when we're talking about climate mean what what is the goal. What are we gonna learn from from this coming up? It's a good point the news. You know, some of the critics are saying, well, this is just a show, Jerry. Jerry Brown swan song. And so forth. But the fact is you you've got some of the world leaders on this subject, including New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg. You've got former Vice President Al gore, who of course, won the Nobel prize because of his original, you know, warnings on on this Jane Goodall, you've got a number of celebrity types coming and a big CEO's like Salesforce, CEO Mark Benny off. And when you bring all these folks together, not to mention you're going to have a lot of protesters as well. 'cause there are a lot of people who were very upset at Gerry bound when it comes to issues like fracking and so forth. But the fact is you get a lot of these world leaders, and they're putting their heads together on some really complex subjects and trying to come up with ways in which basically states can go around the inaction from the federal government. So the California keeps sort of setting a bar higher on this and not just with the Bill. Signed yesterday. But you know, they looked forward to other ways they can contain greenhouse gases in California. You know, we've got some major issues here in California with the seat like the sea level rising. And we're going to have to address things like, you know, embarcadero. Seawalls and so forth. There are some issues that are sort of immediate and need to be dealt with. So I think with all these folks coming together, it's going to be all eyes are going to San Francisco this week when it comes to the issue climate change, so Carl I have a question for you. Carla Marinucci is joining me on the phone politicos, California. Playbook is anybody gonna ask how many of them flew commercial versus? Nobody's gonna ask. I'm not going to be able to be there to participate. But I this is something I it's hard core. Environmentalists. And there's nothing that ticks me off more than the ultra wealthy oligarchs coming and telling me how to live my life, and they flew a private jet, and it's just defeated the whole purpose here the lineup of Lear jets. Right. We'll be a testament even very very good point here on this one. And that is some big should ask in the press conference today. I will try to do that today. I am so sorry. I thought was tomorrow almost as we speak in San Francisco addressing a climate change group this morning. He's doing a lot of stuff related to the. So he is in San Francisco this morning. But you know, it the actual kickoff of the conference starts tomorrow. And yeah, you're absolutely right. I that that question does need to be asked. Because the oligarchs say here just through and it's like come on. All right. You want? I totally support making changes and all these things, but don't tell me that while you're doing something the opposite. I think that's an excellent point. I will make sure that to tell them that you asked I'm happy to by the way. I mean, you Lonzo already blocked me on Twitter because I asked hard questions. Is it really I think so yes, I would put it at a status symbol your badge blocked by. That's my little bio on

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"mark benny" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on KQED Radio

"For working with customs and border protection or c. k. q. media. Silicon Valley reporters Sam Harnett explains Salesforce provides. Software for CB to recruit and to manage. Border activities. More than six hundred Salesforce employees signed an. Open letter in protest afterwards CEO Mark Benny off announced the. Donation to the nonprofit races, in, rejecting the donation, your organization said your software provides an operational backbone for the agency and thus does directly support CB in implementing it's. Inhumane and immoral policies in. A tweet Mark Benny off wrote we, don't work with, c. BP regarding separation of families I'm Sam. Harnett KiKi news in San Jose the. Police officers, association is. Ratcheting. Up its effort to oust the city's independent police auditor Peter Jon Shuler reports the u Union. Is accusing auditor errands this or of attending what. They call an anti police rally to protest an, officer involved shooting but this says that's just false I went ahead of the March to a small quiet gathering of, family members to, let them know that there's somebody in city government who's hearing they're paying sharing their concerns but union president. Paul Kelly says that doesn't matter there's a. Time, enough space, for a police auditor need that is definitely not one of them mayor. Sam Licadho said in a statement that he's concerned about scissors questionable judgment and the auditors credibility depends on both the facts and appearance.

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"mark benny" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

Converge with Casey Newton

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Like really has put his money whereas mouth is mark benny is a lot of time and energy on a range of issues that are really important to the city but it is notable to me that stands out as kind of only one basically that you hear vocal about it that like you know he's not ashamed of saying we should be doing better right and yet it seems like this this is one particular issue maybe hasn't been able to make a big difference you know some of the benny off does is when he started at salesforce dot com which is sort of where he made his billions he set aside one percent of the equity in the company for nonprofit sort of set up a foundation do you like that model or are there other models that you see would be good for young founders to pursue as their starting companies but maybe kind of wanna have nonprofit issues in mind yeah i like that model a lot because is it especially if you like actually take it seriously it actually likes says i mean this i'm taking one percent of whatever i have and like giving that to charity or whatever the actual causes because it's easy to kind of like wait till you're asked or what are just like presented with something but if you start from the beginning it's kinda like we talk about diversity in tech to culture things if you don't start from the beginning it's kind of hard to be like oh do it later because then you're starting to do the math or whatever you know like oh one percent of versus like if you didn't have anything you just say okay already pledged that it's kind of like money in the pot already if you play poker yeah yeah exactly you know it it does seem like we've seen some founders step up after the fact and take that the the warren buffet giving pledge i think the area and be founder is like have pledged to give away all their money or i know like dustin moscow wasco it's from asana sort of pledged to do the same thing he's was of course a co founder of facebook so you you're starting to see some of those green shoots but it sounds like you're talking about a broader problem though which is that you know like set aside the billionaires you also serve how the everyday people coming here who wanna start companies and the problems that they're choosing often are going after a fairly niche elite like i think of this whenever i use post mates which is i've literally done it twice because you go to have a pizza delivered to your house and you know by the time they tack on the fees and the surge surcharges and you add a tip you spent like fifty or sixty dollars to get to pizzas rivard your house as a real numbers by the way and i'm just like i'm using this and you know unfortunately how the job takes care of me but i think pink sixty dollars or two pieces to come to my house seems like won a super high price to like how many people in america can really pay for this alike is is the disconnect just that the the capitalists are going after where the money is and so they're not spending as much time thinking about you know how could we make broader impact i think that's part of it and i just think there's especially if you think about ideas that generate start here like it's a disconnection that people have everyday life like i think about i love amazon prime now as far as like having your groceries brought to your house but you think about how how effective that would be somewhere else like you think about like this but we're i'm from north carolina for example like you have actual families with kids that you see in like that sort of thing and like it would be great to have that run they're like in fayetteville north carolina and just talk about like you know people having someone bring your groceries and then you do something else with your day versus like thirtysomethings who don't want to leave the house sometimes which i admit i've done it too but it's just kind of like is that the best possible place for it to be but i mean you think about like the model and then doesn't really apply with amazon anymore but just like that whole you know your margin is.

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"mark benny" Discussed on The Tech Guy

The Tech Guy

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on The Tech Guy

"Layer and with a bit of editing this is renovative simple montage to lead the effect is amazing isn't it till two loving in boots and then without the fate so good job gerald next photo is by larry l bore sf full moon punctuation so what he's okay what are we looking at is skyline off san francisco it shows the that middle thing is our our yeah yes that's the newest san francisco skyline larry's using the salesforce tower as a foot to rest the moon on so he's taking this he's taken this with a long lens so the moon is nice and big in the photo and the where he's positioned is that the salesforce is right under the full moon and it's the full blue moon and pretty sure larry date a bit of calculations or looked it up in something like the tacos feminists just an epic and see where things will be so i'm i'm pretty sure he planned this one out to be at the right spot at the right time and get this photo where the the moon rests on top of the bill dance a really cool use of that building i think that's a hate that building ruined the san francisco skyline i haven't seen it in person yet it must be reading you yeah and it's you know mark benny off and salesforce sold it and they got some weird plans to that top part they wanna do projection screens on so you can see stuff from the all around it's taller than any other building in san francisco dwarfs the rest of the city and i think it's kind of ugly but anyway it's there so we're gonna live with it but i love what he did with it that really works now how did you get the moon because moons not too bright you actually see features of the mon well if you look at the exposure time he's shooting that first of all he's shooting this four hundred millimeter lens and he's hitting it at if eight and.

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"mark benny" Discussed on Katie Couric

Katie Couric

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Katie Couric

"If you're going to do negotiation make sure that women are negotiating or encouraging them to negotiate and that everyone is negotiating i mean look either way you might lose some people you might gain some people but i also think just being aware of it is important and for these companies they all see the data even though it it these companies that love data but yet they ignore it when it doesn't work in their favor you know you see what people get paid and to me that's the easiest thing to solve especially when you're making lots of money you know pay people fairly pay people what they're worth and you know i'm sure you know mark benny off the ceo of salesforce who's they did a two year comprehensive pay review and it took a lot of work because you know by that point salesforce was a big organization but now they can proudly say we don't have a pay gap and i'm sure that's a tracting a lot of potential candidates i guess bottom line emily are you optimistic about the future i am and i don't think it could be doing this whole book tour thing if i wasn't i believe that the people who are changing the world and taking us to mars and building self driving cars and have given us rides at the push of a button and connected the world they can hire more people hire more women pay them fairly fund their ideas like this is not too hard of a problem and silicon valley ten doll a lot of it is setting a tone isn't it you have to make it a priority it can't be sort of like yeah yeah yeah lip service.

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"mark benny" Discussed on Marketing Over Coffee

Marketing Over Coffee

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Marketing Over Coffee

"You wishes wasn't quite as prominent as it is in the salesforce communities but it's a great story because he created this virtual that not virtual it's a replica of the salesforce experience all out of legos and it's kind of an amazing sight to see and he's got mark benny off on stage and he brings his gary level of excitement complete with drum set and sales for saw this and did what all brands should do when they see raving fans out there in the world and that is elevate them so they found a way to to share gary story in the use it as as a prompt for more people to share their road to dream four stories and i i love that i mean i love gary's energy and excitement but a good on salesforce because most of the time we spend too much time focusing on what people are gonna say bad about our brand or do something wrong instead of thinking about all the good stuff which would be stories like gary's a net energy and excitement how can we have more of that now another example that you throw out there talking about transparency you know another one of these culture issues that comes up of how much do we share and what are we willing to to kind of put out there what are you talking to your customers now about that kind of stuff are you always encouraging transparency or is it like you said is it more of the dimmer thing where you have some that you turn it up and down for what's kind of the lay the land today.

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"mark benny" Discussed on Green Connections Radio -  Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

"Aid paternity leave not just maternity leave and so we are in the minority there in that has a huge impact on women in america so you've got that piece of it which is incredibly essential absolutely central so you don't lose woman in the first place but beyond that you know in terms of the pay gap right there there is a lot that can be done by publicizing the the wage gap and requiring companies organizations to post a wage gap audit companies that have done at voluntarily uh have have done you know it's expensive so people don't want to do it but it makes a huge difference i mean salesforce tech company mark benny offer ends it to says tells the story of how he felt like he again was like a really good guy like he really was a social leader he is one of those guys who is you know really in very liberal the west coast guy who felt like he was a champion for women and he said and then a couple of women came up to him and said hey guess what women and this company or not pay the same as men and it was a wakeup call he ended up doing a wage gap audit and ended up paying three million dollars to nor all eyes wages a couple of years ago and in the following year did it again another three million dollars three million dollars in back pay to catch them off or what you mean million dollars to equalise pay amounts of going forego wet cdc decoys them right at that at that time right and so he didn't go rassat on well i don't know exactly how what the mechanics were but what i do know is they did it again the following year the point being that doing at once you're not once and done that this is something it's a.

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"mark benny" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on No Agenda

"Veronique de la mark video made his billions intact what he says it is time for the feds to start regulating silicon valley exvice uzice tamil on how benny off he's comparing social media too big tobacco suzy well alunan veronica not just big tobacco but also sugar salesforce mark benny offense tech directive banned for you and needs regulation he says ceos aren't doing enough and that politicians need to step in the stunning many in silicon valley in san francisco salesforce ceo mark benny off today said tex should be regulated like tobacco i think you do it exactly save you regulate of the cigarette industry here is a product to cigarettes third directive you know they're not good for you maybe there's all kinds of different forces trying to get you to do certain things there's a lot of parallels any off made this comparison at the world economic forum in davos switzerland today on the nbc this comes on the heels of investors attacking apple earlier this month thing apple is responsible for teenagers being addicted to smartphones and harming their mental health lieutenant governor gavin news them says he doesn't support any regulation but i think it's a very dangerous game would politicians start determining the arrested rest of the of truth you've got a president is about to announce fake news but wards i don't wanna walk down that saved bath our exclusive kpix survey yet the first of all that's a whip saw all your the froze modal whip solace let's listen to it again had nothing to do with the topic this woman is a new adrian it's also an old whip saw it's a it's an old clip because he's talking about the fake news award which was a week ago here but this woman is a newbie that just got on there and she's trying to put this she's like a tech reporter and he's got a vicelike dass the s and she noticed throwing this information together in a haphazard manner news from report annual regulation but i think it's a very dangerous game one politicians start determining the veracity of truth you've got a president was about to announce fake news awards i don't wanna walk down that same path eric of kpix survey usa poll showed recently forty nine percent of registered voters in san francisco think tech companies have too much influence over.

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"mark benny" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"Help you get there so i think one is accountability for change on wage gap wage gap why are women paid seventy nine says on on the dollar like that is just ridiculous it should be equal pay for equal work and mark benny off by main he the ceo salesforce i'm just so inspired and impressed with him he decided that he was going to push a button find out where the inequity was and fix it it cost him three million bucks it pinched it hurt but he fixed it and moving forward that's not going to be an issue again because he's creating policies around that unconscious bias we do biased training is that really working sometimes it's not unconscious decisions if conscious bias in a week men don't hire people that look like them they hire people to act like them you know so i think it's becoming conscious of our unconscious and doing training that really taps into empathy and putting yourself in someone else's shoes or a textbook sexual harassment training that really doesn't work i'm in i think it's creating think about when we were in middle school we had penalty for doing the wrong thing if we didn't play nice respect other kids in the playground we got sent the principles office and if we did it again we got expelled we have to have some sort of accountability you know for things that are not you know happening properly inside of organizations and culture in a look at workplace culture in traditional corporations those rules were made over 100 years ago by men four men when when when word in the workplace so we do need to break some rules create some new ones for today's modern workforce um yeah thought yeah that's great so you work with businesses helping them implement.

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"mark benny" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode

"Don't say sold this stocks got cash in and immediately reapplied it to these companies that did better under the tax code that's right they look at a company stunning revenue growth don't care about they want bottom line growth within the couve class come ripe that and they look at that slowing growth they say thornit sales forces cheap versus word tradedistorting so they start buying in other words this second wave of people that little care about the tax code so we're this sellers who flushed salesforce wall not exactly they were traders and depending on their timing the trade made made the money but the fact is they probably didn't know what they owned or didn't care in many cases they were buying and selling etf that had salesforce in and knock salesforce down unwitting selling how wherever whenever stock gets hit hard in some kolarina commentary about the underlying company ju that as soon as salesforce started going down the stock we begin to hear that salesforce the company may have had less growth in the bulls in to spain f froth pak had begun for some reason right i mean with defer rather i maybe say it didn't matter the sellers said something was wrong by making their sales the david they action in a stock rarely gives you much inside about the actual business though sure there were sellers but that doesn't mean the sellers were smart it doesn't mean the they were running now big of does make you wonder whether the sellers go something that you don't and that can make you feel pretty paranoid were pretty stupid but i just spent several days with salesforce dotcoms part of tree enforce its annual conference i spoke new companies bankable ceo mark benny off i spoke to a lot of different peoples i roam the place and i knew that business was good.

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"mark benny" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

01:31 min | 4 years ago

"mark benny" Discussed on Recode Decode

"A or some of the issues which one's the jobs a separate category for the driver and drivers tend to have problems people working with drivers how hard thompson types uh they tend to not brook too much to set uh they tend to excite the same level of intensity from the people around them they tend to value a talents very much like themselves so they're hiring mini mees when in fact they need to be hiring a broader more diverse set of folks night and as the business galas as the business scales you have to be able to move from self the system you have to be able to get beyond yourself and yet and most company as soon as i ever had that's right um so the and and by the way you know drivers are not unique in having weaknesses often were these types of drake silent eloquence what that's the but that that that atta drive at got that they create found any means you're absolutely right uh and and for explorers it's a it's a different issue uh explores have that kind of analytical capability that really quite impressive uh brian kelly the guy who founded app nexus as an example basil's says i talked about uh is another example of and and we think probably somebody like mark benny off of from salesforce would be yet another example here where did they were too they sometimes struggle they sometimes struggle because they start to view the other resources realm specifically people as inputs into an equation in their mind uh and you tend to lose the human element sometimes in the cultures that they need in surround themselves with.

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