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Dreamforce Keynote 3

Notes from the third keynote on day 2:

Focus philanthrophy, showing what the Salesforce.com foundation is using around the word. Shout out to Witness.org (Peter Gabriel has done some work with them). Salesforce has a 1% program (learn about it at ShareTheModel.org) employees get 6 days a year to work with charitable organizations.

Dr. Larry Brilliant (co-founder of the Well if you are hardcore enough to remember it, and worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) that eradicated smallpox) is talking about the Google.org charitable foundation that is copied after SF’s. They monitor emerging diseases to prevent pandemics, Lyme disease is on the graphic he’s showing.

Brain melt: this initiative goes on the offensive stoping disease and can work against intentionally launched biological threats.

Working on renewalable energy, but only at a price cheaper than coal.

Megatrends: Increasing Populaton, Climate Change, Urbanization, Food Shortage, Disease

Africa consumed millions of pounds of bushmeat over the past year, this meat contains diseases not yet charted.

Brain Melt 2: The new rich are getting involved with philanthrophy while they are still alive, not after they have died and there’s a foundation named after them.

The good doctor can really speak, great presentation.

The Appy Awards are being given out. The Appy trophy is very cool, my words can’t do it justice. Google yields nothing, so I’ll post one when I empty out the camera. The Certified admin award gets a suit jacket with a flaming SF logo on the back. That’s sweet.

Malcolm Gladwell talks about capitalizaton – how much of human capacity is being used. His new book Outliers will be out in a couple of weeks. Talking about sports – an example talks about pro Czech hockey players being born in the first quarter of the year. Same distribution for Soccer (and in fact, all sports).

Message: Our own policies and rules can constrain human potential.

Throwing your heart and mind into what you do gets results. Story about young Bill Gates getting up at 2am for computer access at U of W for access from 2-6am. Kenyan runners dominate because their capitalization is strong – over 1 million teen Kenyan boys run 10-12 miles per day.

That’s the wrap for today, I’m off to the Manticore party at Azie.

Addendum photos here in my Flickr Dreamforce 2008 set.