To read this in the proper Watchlist mood, listen to what my fellow Playaz compadre and CRM thought leader Brent Leary tweeted to me yesterday while calling me Paul "Purple Haze" Greenberg. You'll get it when you hear this.
Social CRM: The Conversation
Paul Greenberg focuses on not only what CRM is but where its going in this blog on CRM strategy, technology, stories, companies and personalities.
In addition to being the author of the best-selling "CRM at the Speed of Light: Social CRM Strategies, Tools, and Techniques for Engaging Your Customers," Paul Greenberg is President of The 56 Group, LLC.
Yesterday, I covered the lessons of Dreamforce 2010 from what it revealed about salesforce.com's going forward strategies, products, vision and other sundries.
Marc Benioff is a consummate showman. He is able to get audiences roaring and is fearless on stage about saying what he wants to say and even unafraid of showing his own weaknesses - the safe ones to show at least.
2010 was a long year. I had a matter of great personal sadness a few weeks ago that tainted it, but if that hadn't happened, it would have been a very exciting long year with a lot of developments in the CRM world and a lot of interest beginning to bubble to the surface on SCRM.
UPDATE! - It occurred to me I forgot to give those of you who need to respond to the criteria that the deadline for this is December 20.
I just wanted to drop in a really fast update on the current CRM Watchlist 2011 candidates. This is the list that I published with a call for nominations on November 15 so that the list might expand beyond those I had already nominated.
Forecast season is upon us. Yeah, yeah, Christmas and Thanksgiving season too, but this is forecast season.
Each year, after baseball season ends, those of us who remain fanatics, spend the offseason pondering who our favorite team is going to get that will strengthen us in our run for next year's world series. Then after the meetings over the winter and the trades etc, comes spring training where all the young arms and older vets get the chance to go head to head to earn a place on the team's final 25 man roster for the next years pennant chase.
As you probably know, by now, I've been a none too happy United Airlines flyer for many years, usually working to the point I get to a Premier Executive status and then I start flying other airlines.
I'm back from Oracle Open World 2010 and now that I'm completely zonked and at the same time loaded with energy, I think, in retrospect (short term retrospect) I might have attended one of the most curious conferences I ever attended - and in fact, as I think about it, as the lead in Alice in Wonderland a.k.