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An aspiring technology and product leader. Currently an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. Ex-SWE at Salesforce.

Author disclaimer: I worked at Salesforce as a software engineer for two years from 2018 — Aug 2020. This article was not written with any insider knowledge and contains my own personal thoughts. In this article, I will specify “partner” for companies that purchase software from Salesforce and “customers” for the end consumers and firms that partners sell to.

On December 1, 2020, Slack Technologies was acquired by Salesforce in its biggest acquisition to date for $27.7 billion. Why would Salesforce buy Slack especially since Slack lost $571 million in FY2020?

In this article, I’m going to explore the product…


Welcome to my multi-part series on my Harvard Business School 2+2 MBA journey. In this series of articles, I will be breaking down my experience with the application process. I’m excited to say that I was officially admitted to the program on May 30, 2018, an unreal moment for me.

I first learned about Harvard’s 2+2 program back in high school. Hailing from inner-city San Francisco, I viewed Ivy League schools to be on a tier almost impossible to reach, especially graduate business school at Harvard. However, even when I was a child, I knew that I wanted to be…

Aaron Yang

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