Marc Benioff

27 Marc Benioff Recommended Books

Marc Benioff is an American entrepreneur and the founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, a cloud computing company. Benioff pioneered the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS) and is a major proponent of corporate philanthropy. He is a New York Times-bestselling author, having written five books including 'Behind the Cloud'.

27 Books recommended by Marc Benioff

The Precariat

The Precariat

The New Dangerous Class

Author :Guy Standing

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"Fascinating." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Dear Founder

Dear Founder

Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business

Author :Maynard Webb

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"An indispensable handbook for entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Zucked

Zucked

Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Author :Roger McNamee

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"Fully captures the disastrous consequences that occur when people running companies wielding enormous power don't listen deeply to their stakeholders." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The End of Illness

The End of Illness

Author :David B. Agus

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"Showing us how to live long, healthy, disease-free lives." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Find Me Unafraid

Find Me Unafraid

Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

Author :Kennedy Odede

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"Love [this book]." - Marc Benioff [Source]

AI Superpowers

AI Superpowers

China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Author :Kai-Fu Lee

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"[The author] applies his superpowers to predicting the disruptive shifts that will define the AI-powered future." - Marc Benioff [Source]

MONEY Master the Game

MONEY Master the Game

7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

Author :Tony Robbins

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"Incredible." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The Art Of War

The Art Of War

Author :Sun Tzu

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"Served me well. [...] Advocates keeping one’s cool at all times." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Managing

Managing

Author :Harold Geneen

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"One of the most powerful books in business I ever read [...] It changed my life and my whole approach to business." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Author :Clayton M. Christensen

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"We often referenced [this book. A] thought-provoking [book] that validated our crusade." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Play Nice But Win

Play Nice But Win

A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader

Author :Michael Dell

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"Shares his incredible journey as founder and CEO of one of the most iconic and admired tech companies." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Greenlights

Greenlights

Author :Matthew McConaughey

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"#1 Book." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The Ones We've Been Waiting For

The Ones We've Been Waiting For

How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America

Author :Charlotte Alter

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"One of the most amazing & insightful books into the future." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Author :Shunryu Suzuki

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Marc Benioff texted The New York Times a screenshot of a quote from this book. [Source]

The Mythical Man-Month

The Mythical Man-Month

Essays on Software Engineering

Author :Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

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"Had a huge impact on me." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Author :Paramahansa Yogananda

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"If you haven't read it, and if you want to understand Steve Jobs, it's a goood idea to dip into [this book]." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The Good Heart

The Good Heart

A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus

Author :Dalai Lama

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"I started to change my spiritual philosophy based on [this book]. I kind of rebooted my religion of origin." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Scale

Scale

The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

Author :Geoffrey West

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"If you want to know why companies fail, how cities persist and what is needed to sustain our civilization in this era of rapid innovation, read this amazing book." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The American Story

The American Story

Conversations with Master Historians

Author :David M. Rubenstein

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"Illuminates that the tensions in our democracy are actually the fuel that powers our country forward." - Marc Benioff [Source]

A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy

Author :Sarah Lacy

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"There is no finish line on the path to equality." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The Big Switch

The Big Switch

Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

Author :Nicholas Carr

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"We often referenced [this book. A] thought-provoking [book] that validated our crusade." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Future Forward

Future Forward

Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire

Author :Glenn Rifkin

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"Patrick McGovern was a gift to us all." - Marc Benioff [Source]

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business

Author :Jeff Howe

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Marc Benioff mentionod this book on the "Behind the Cloud" book. [Source]

Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet

A Novel of the Next World War

Author :P. W. Singer

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Marc Benioff recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

Ask Your Developer

Ask Your Developer

How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century

Author :Jeff Lawson

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"The ultimate guide for creating a software developer culture that unlocks the passion, creativity, and empathy needed to build amazing products and succeed in the digital economy." - Marc Benioff [Source]

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives

Author :Peter Diamandis

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"For leaders, innovators, & entrepreneurs wanting to take advantage of converging exponential technologies." - Marc Benioff [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Marc Benioff recommend?

Marc Benioff recommends books in a variety of categories, including business, leadership, strategy, and biographies.

Marc Benioff is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce and a noted philanthropist. He is a New York Times bestselling author and a frequent speaker at technology conferences around the world.

Absolutely! He suggests reading 'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel, which delves into startups, innovation, and creating monopolies in the tech industry. It aligns with his own experiences in Salesforce.

Many books recommended by Marc Benioff are available in both print and digital formats, such as Kindle, Google Play, and iBookstore.