Fighting the Dark Side: Tech's Heroes and Villains

The hero and the villain. It's the age-old formula that pervades today's reality TV showdowns, the shenanigans of professional wrestling and cinematic classics like Star Wars. Tech is no different, with its passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility, and the money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted. Here's a look at tech's good guys and bad guys.

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HEROES: Marc Benioff

Benioff, CEO of breakthrough enterprise cloud company, is a savvy businessman and he's not afraid to let people know it. But his vision of "the end of software" was remarkably prescient, and he had the gumption to use the SaaS model successfully against big enterprise vendors like SAP and Microsoft. He is also a respected philanthropist. Through his Salesforce Foundation, the company contributes one percent of profits, equity and employee hours back to the community.

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