Bret Taylor, who was promoted to vice chair and co-CEO of Salesforce one year ago today, is stepping down in January “to return to my entrepreneurial roots,” he announced in a Salesforce press release. While it’s not entirely clear why Taylor is leaving, this is another example of how the co-CEO model doesn’t seem to work well for the companies that have tried it. That list, of course,...
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Don’t Build the Wrong Kind of AI Business
At a catch-up coffee a few weeks ago, a founder friend asked me, “What AI thing should we build?” It was the third time that week a founder had asked me the same question. Generative artificial intelligence is 99% of the buzz in Silicon Valley right now. In just the last few weeks, Open AI released GPT-4, its most advanced language model to date; Google announced AI for the...
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