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Blazing Trails explores Salesforce values in action through thought provoking conversations with global leaders, innovators and icons who are shaping the world for the better. Join host Michael Rivo to dive into topics surrounding innovation, equality, sustainability, work and well-being. New episodes debut Wednesdays.

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Blazing Trails explores Salesforce values in action through thought provoking conversations with global leaders, innovators and icons who are shaping the world for the better. Join host Michael Rivo to dive into topics surrounding innovation, equality, sustainability, work and well-being. New episodes debut Wednesdays.

    Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Ford CEO on the Future of the Automative Industry

    Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Ford CEO on the Future of the Automative Industry

    “The bottom line is it’s time to be decisive… we have to actually disrupt ourselves. We have to literally disrupt the idea of personal ownership of vehicles.”

    According to Jim Farley, the CEO of Ford Motor Company, the automotive industry is due for a shake-up. Jim recently joined host Monica Langley on an episode of The Inflection Point to share his personal journey as well as his vision for the future. They discuss Jim’s passion for cars, what brought him to Ford, and how the automotive industry is going green. Plus, Jim grants us a behind-the-scenes look at the latest electric vehicles from Ford.

    • 25 min
    The Fallacy of Feedback: A Conversation with Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

    The Fallacy of Feedback: A Conversation with Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall

    “I’d love your feedback …” It’s a phrase we use every day. We say it to our direct reports, co-workers, bosses and customers. We think that feedback is what we need to grow as individuals and as employees -- but what if we told you that the entire way we think about, deliver, and receive feedback is all wrong?

    Joining the show today are Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall, coauthors of “Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World.” Marcus and Ashley have spent years studying the impact (or lack thereof) of feedback on teams’ success, and they have some news for us: feedback does not create growth. In this discussion, Ashley and Marcus share their learnings while writing “Nine Lies About Work,” the fallacy of feedback, and how managers should really be engaging with their teams to encourage growth in a meaningful way.

    • 35 min
    Pessimist or Realist? A Conversation with Scott Galloway on the Future of Everything

    Pessimist or Realist? A Conversation with Scott Galloway on the Future of Everything

    Scott Galloway, professor at NYU Stern, multi-time founder, best-selling author, and host of the Prof G Show, joins the podcast with Karen Mangia, VP of Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce. In this wide-ranging conversation, Scott and Karen share their perspectives on the long-term economic and social effects of the pandemic, the ever-evolving relationship between consumer and brand, and the rapid acceleration of digital. Plus, hear a deep dive with Scott on the death of higher education, company-driven training programs, and what he learned about healthcare while trying to schedule a vasectomy.

    • 42 min
    Reflections on Pandemic Life: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma

    Reflections on Pandemic Life: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma

    “Can you feel both good and bad at the same time?”

    According to cellist and world-renowned musician Yo-Yo Ma, you most certainly can. On this episode, Ma joins Salesforce’s Leah McGowen-Hare for an honest, heartfelt reflection on pandemic life. They discuss constructive habits, communing with nature, and how they are finding happiness within. Plus, Ma shares what he’s learned about himself in the process.

    • 22 min
    Social Activism at Work with Dan Schulman

    Social Activism at Work with Dan Schulman

    For Dan Schulman, being the leader of a major tech company isn’t about the financial bottom line -- for him, it’s about the social bottom line. Dan is the CEO of PayPal, and he’s dedicated his life and career to using his influence as a tech CEO to chase missions that go far beyond business. From helping solve issues of equity and equality, to addressing homelessness and providing living wages, Dan’s redefining what it means to run a business.

    Today, we feature a conversation between Dan and Monica Langley, host of "Inflection Point," They discuss why Dan believes business and social impact should go hand-in-hand and why taking care of your employees makes your business more valuable in the long term.

    • 29 min
    Values Create Value: A Conversation with Jon Fee and Frank Cooper

    Values Create Value: A Conversation with Jon Fee and Frank Cooper

    What does it mean to be a purpose-driven business? And how does having a mission help with hiring, employee satisfaction, and customer loyalty?

    On Blazing Trails, we are joined by Frank Cooper III, CMO of BlackRock, and Jon Fee, SVP and Head of Global Marketing for Salesforce.org. Frank and Jon both have extensive experience driving purpose-driven change in their careers, and today, they share how they think about defining a mission, how they create buy-in with employees and customers alike, and why they think the future of business is one where mission will be a key differentiator.

    • 31 min

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