Salesforce Buys Slack for 27 Billion USD, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

Salesforce Buys Slack for 27 Billion USD, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

This week, we have a conversation about reflecting on 2020 and planning for 2021, then we get into the news of the week, including our featured story, Salesforce Buys Slack for 27.7 billion USD, Apple, Amazon, and Google news, and more productivity news.

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In this Cast | Salesforce Buys Slack for 27 Billion USD

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Frank Buck, EdD

Dr. Frank Buck makes organization easy so you can increase productivity, decrease stress, and enjoy life. Global Gurus has ranked Dr. Buck as #1 in the world in the “Time Management” category for 2019 and 2020. From band director to principal to central office administrator and now to productivity coach and speaker.

Francis Wade

Francis Wade is the author of Perfect Time-Based Productivity and the host of the upcoming Task Management and Time Blocking Virtual Summit in March 2021. He has lived in Kingston, Jamaica since 2005 and is an avid content creator, newspaper columnist and cyclist.

Headlines & Show Notes | Salesforce Buys Slack for 27 Billion USD

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Stories of the Week

New Tools of the Week

Augusto and I come across many personal productivity tools and services each week. In this segment, New Tools of the Week, we each bring you a tool we think you might like. We invite our panelists to share a tool, too!

New Tool 1 (Ray)

New Tool 2 (Augusto)

New Tool 3 (Frank)

New Tool 4 (Francis)

Featured Story of the Week

Saving the best for last, our featured story of the week is…


  • Productivity Book Group – Group reading and discussion of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (March 2015 Edition) by David Allen, starting on January 7, 2021. Learn more via

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