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Behind the Cloud

The Untold Story of How Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry

By Marc R. Benioff and Carlye Adler
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Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry by Marc R. Benioff and Carlye Adler

Behind the Cloud (2009) details the rise of from a one-room apartment start-up to a prosperous global company. Using often unconventional methods, Marc Benioff – the founder and CEO of – steered his company through financial problems and the dot-com bubble burst, and came out on top.

  • Business owners
  • users
  • Rising entrepreneurs

Marc Benioff is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of He has written three books on business and is currently a board member of Cisco Systems. He’s also a committed philanthropist who’s donated hundreds of millions of dollars to good causes.

Carlye Adler is an award-winning journalist and a bestselling writer. She has been published in Newsweek, TIME and Wired and has co-authored many successful business and leadership books such as The Promise of a Pencil with Adam Braun and The Hard Thing about Hard Things with Ben Horowitz.


© Marc Benioff, Carlye Adler: Behind the Cloud copyright 2009, John Wiley & Sons Inc. Used by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc. and shall not be made available to any unauthorized third parties.

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