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Salesforce Won’t Work with Retailers Selling Semi-Automatic Guns

Then there’s this: Salesforce has decided to not sell its software to retailers who sell certain types of weapons. The move seems to be aimed mostly at making its employees happy, since consumers don’t buy Salesforce products directly. The company says that only a few current clients will be affected, so there’s little financial sacrifice. It’s an interesting contrast to their choice to continue contracts with federal immigration agencies, which was widely criticized last year. Speaking of corporate social activism: this study from DoSomething Strategic found that few consumers actually remember the social stands that companies take.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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