The Week that Was #5 – Through the Eyes of Improved Apps
A round up of things that the Improved Apps folk chat about over a cuppa coffee!
By Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps
We’re a diverse bunch at Improved Apps and we enjoy sharing a story or two… our news… and views… over a cup of coffee or around the water cooler (and an occasional beer!)
So, we thought why not share a few of our newly discovered noteworthy news stories, fascinating facts, helpful hints, as well as the things that have made us smile or simply laugh out loud.
As our apps support the entire gamut of Salesforce users from sys admins to sales reps; from marketing managers to business analysts and from trainers to support staff, (and bearing in mind we’re all human), we hope that there is something of interest to everyone.
This article, ‘Millennials: Burden, Blessing or Both?’ or got me thinking…Time to stand aside….but not quite yet. As my generation nears retirement we have to cater for a workforce who have higher expectations that need to be met but also bring a mind-set that we would be wise to exploit!
Paul Field – C.E.O. @ Improved Apps
International Women’s Day
On March 8 2016, International Women’s Day (IWD), which commemorates achievements in women’s rights and serves as an opportunity to prompt everyone to continue paving the way toward gender equality, celebrated its 100th anniversary. I thought these extracts from statements by UN officials were worth sharing.
Also, it was interesting to read this article on the Salesforce equal pay initiative and get an update on what it’s meant to Salesforce employees following the $3 million spend in 2015 to close the organisation’s gender pay gap.
Sir George Martin ‘The Fifth Beatle’ – RIP
Check out this wonderful archive edition of Desert Island Discs with George Martin as the guest and castaway.
In the interview, the musician who became famous for producing other people’s music tells how he earned money to pay for piano lessons, was helped by a fairy godfather to study at the Guildhall School of Music and went on in 1962 to sign up and produce the group which changed the face of popular music. The conversation also covers his relationship with The Beatles and his extremely productive life since they disbanded.
George Martin’s chosen items as a castaway:
Favourite track: ‘Bess You Is My Woman Now’ by George Gershwin
Book: A book on how to build a boat
Luxury: An electric keyboard
I never knew that – Google does maths!
Salesforce World Tour Announcements – A couple of dates for the diary
Amsterdam World Tour – April 14th
London World Tour – May 19th
Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps