According to Marc Benioff (Salesforce CEO), leaders and businesses must be at the front lines when it comes to tackling issues such as food shortage or homelessness.
When the internet was still in its infancy in 1996, Marc Benioff was looking at building a business that revolves around the delivery of software to businesses in a new way. The founder and the co-CEO of Salesforce eventually made it possible through their tool, 'Salesforce,' which is being used by all major businesses around the world!
According to Mr. Marc, he was intrigued by Amazon and other sites which changed the way people shop for their stuff. That's why Mr. Marc also stated in his book that it would be the internet that has the capacity to change the business landscape.
In 1999, Salesforce company was born with the goal of making enterprise software easy to use. The idea was to make this software so simple that it is just like using a website such as Amazon. At that time, it was still a new concept to offer business applications in the form of service via the internet. But today, there are so many applications and services that operate on the same business model!
As it turned out, Mr. Marc was right and way ahead of his time. Today, Salesforce is the #1 CRM platform in the world, which is enough to speak for the vision of Mr. Marc. But the best part is that Salesforce didn't just make Marc successful and rich, but it also helped the users of Salesforce immensely as well!
Without any doubt, Marc was the first who introduce the offering of cloud software (tool) as a service. And he was also the first who managed to convince big companies to trust his company with their data.
When Salesforce first went public, its potential market was in single-digit billions. But today, the same market is worth $120 billion and rising, which tells us that Salesforce stock has a lot of potential for further growth!