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The recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the Ernst & Young 2009 Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in Technology, Tony has dedicated his entire career to the areas of business innovation, customer advocacy and servant leadership.

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  • Has Salesforce Jumped the Shark?

    CEO Blog | 28 May 2015 | By Tony DiBenedetto
    Article originally published on May 28, 2015 We all waited with anticipation when the news broke earlier this spring that Salesforce was being courted by Microsoft. The complementary interviews between Benioff and Nadella, sightings of the two CEOs together at a cocktail party and the hushed, behind-the-scenes communications made us feel like we were waiting for the white cloud to appear from the Vatican signaling a new pope. But when CNBC recently reported...
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  • Elevating Thoughts

    CEO Blog | 26 May 2015 | By Tony DiBenedetto
    I work on the 8th floor of an office building and also travel a lot. Have you ever thought about all the different types of people you observe while riding the elevator? The frequent stops, the small space and the abrupt, sometimes awkward exchanges bring out interesting characters and roles.   Here are a few I've identified in my travels:  The Greeter – Someone who always says “Hi,” holds the door and presses the floor. Clearly raised...
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  • NASA's Comeback, George Costanza and Other Thoughts on Leading in 2020

    Leadership | 23 Mar 2015 | By Tony DiBenedetto
    Article originally published on March 23, 2015 It may sound cliché, but it does seem like time flies faster now more than ever. While calendar shock is a sure sign of a busy life, there is something to be said for a society in which information is available 24/7 and the lights never really go out. We blink and there is something new to absorb or an action we feel...
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  • The Blame Game: Why Are We So Quick to Fire?

    Leadership, CEO Blog | 17 Nov 2014 | By Tony DiBenedetto
    Article originally published on Nov 17, 2014 Have you noticed that when a high-profile or public figure makes a mistake the first reaction we have is to call for them to be fired or demand a resignation? Let me first clarify that when I say "we," I mean the collective voice that includes the media, interactions on social media platforms and personal exchanges at dinner parties and around...
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  • 5 Tips for Radically Changing Your Business Model

    Article originally published on Aug 25, 2014 What happens when an opportunity for growth falls outside of your core business model? Be ready to make big changes. I learned an important lesson about growth after nearly three decades in business. Radically changing your core business model demands a radical change across all facets of your organization. Maintain the Status Quo? No Way. My 15-year technology services company, Tribridge, has experienced nearly...
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