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Why Salesforce bought Slack


Salesforce’s president Bret Taylor talks about how the pandemic helped Salesforce and Slack bring their businesses together.

“It’s a time for people and companies who are resilient to adversity to grow.”

— Bret Taylor
About the guest:

Bret Taylor is the president and COO of Salesforce. Bret was a key architect of Salesforce’s $28 billion deal for Slack, an announcement that got investment markets and tech firms buzzing.

About the host:

Bob Safian is the host of Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, and the editor-at-large for Masters of Scale. He’s the founder of The Flux Group, a media, insights, and strategic advisory firm. He was previously editor-in-chief of Fast Company, where he won the National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2014.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: Why Salesforce bought Slack
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