Tip #1 Read a Book!
“Woah there Phil, we’re not cavemen!”
Believe it or not, there are many of us who actually still read books, and sometimes it is more enjoyable way of learning something. So ditch the pdf’s and the kindle, and pick up one of these books. If it makes you feel better, you can always buy them from Amazon.com, the cloud business that inspired Salesforce.com.

These modern books

  • Salesforce for dummies (Tom Wong, Liz Kao & Matt Kaufman)
  • Behind the Cloud – the Marc Benioff biography (Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler)
  • Salesforce Handbook (by Wes Nolte and Jeff Douglas)
  • Maximising your sales with Salesforce.com (Edward Kachinske)
  • Force.com Cookbook (Anderson, Berry, Choi, Cutter, leonard McGuire, Torikian Anderson)
  • Salesforce.Com Secrets of Success: Best Practices for Growth and Profitability (David Taber)
  • Development with the Force.Com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud (Developer’s Library) (Jason Ouellette)
  • Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce.com and Force.com (Dan Appleman)
  • Force.com Developer Certification Handbook (DEV401) (Siddhesh Kabe

Keep an eye on my blog, and I will post some links so you can find these Olde Worlde items.

Tip #2 Free App of the Week – ‘Out of Office Notification for Chatter’
Just like when you send somebody an email and you instantly receive an ‘out of office’ message, it is useful to know not to expect an immediate response on Chatter also. So try this FREE app called ‘Out of Office Notification for Chatter‘, and you can set up these messages for you and your colleagues. It is a useful tool if you communicate over Chatter, the only downside I can see is that it only gives you the message when you send a direct message, not when you @mention somebody.

Tip #3 Youtube video ‘Salesforce & The Financial Times – Success story’
Here’s an interesting insight into how the Financial Times uses Salesforce.com, and how they see the future of the Press.