After grabbing lunch and wandering around some more, I headed back to catch the “Fireside
Chat” with Marc Benioff and Richard Branson. I’ve read one of Richard’s autobiographies a long
time ago and it was cool to hear how his many failures helped define who he was. Like some
other famous CEO’s, he suffers from learning disabilities (like myself) so its wonderful to see a
role model like him talk. They did go off on a long tangent about US policy, which I didn’t expect,
but neither of them pulled any punches either. It was almost a conversation you expected to
hear around a round of brews (except for these guys, it would be on a yacht somewhere).
Overall it was a really cool experience. I have no idea if I’ll be using Salesforce (or one of it’s
many parts) in the future but I did get a better idea of what it was and the sheer amount of
companies that use their services. They strongly believe that the future is social and I
completely agree with them.
For the lovely Virgin America people reading- this is how excited I would be if I got to fly to London:
(courtesy In Media Planning Tumblr)