Wow, that was fast! 2017 came and went in a flash, and along the way we published 1,200 blog posts on the Salesforce Blog. We're thinking you may have missed one or two. Rather than going back to read all of them (unless you're an extra over-achieving Trailblazer, then be our guest!), we've summarized ten of the top posts of the year. It was hard to pick just ten! Check them out.


4 Ways AI Will Change the Future of Business

If the tech community were to pick a “word of the year” like Merriam-Webster, 2017's word would be “artificial intelligence” — wait, that's two words! You get the idea. AI was everywhere, and businesses big and small, spanning across industries, were thinking about how to leverage artificial intelligence to transform their businesses. We spoke to an expert about what an AI-powered future actually will look like for businesses.


Salesforce and Google Form New Global Strategic Partnership

The announcement that had everyone buzzing at Dreamforce (and beyond) was the Salesforce and Google strategic partnership, delivering new integrations to connect Salesforce with Google Analytics 360 and G Suite. Check out this post to learn more details about the partnership.


My Trailblazer Story: Because of Salesforce, I...

At Salesforce, we believe that Trailblazers are a big part of what makes our Salesforce Ohana unlike any other. They are pioneers, innovators, and lifelong learners. So we asked them, “How has Salesforce changed your life for the better?” You won't want to miss their inspiring responses.


5 Leadership Behaviors That Hurt Your Team

The number one reason employees cite for leaving a job is to get away from their boss. But sometimes leaders alienate their employees without even knowing what they’re doing wrong. Such behaviors could be driving employees crazy and even leading to attrition within the team. To help rectify that, let’s review five leadership behaviors that might be harming your team without you even noticing.


Salesforce Is #8 On Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For — Featured For The 9th Year In A Row

At Salesforce, we believe that a great culture doesn't happen by accident. We work hard every day to strengthen and evolve our culture to ensure that our company continues to be a place where employees are empowered to be their authentic selves and to do the best work of their careers.


My Study Group Top Tips For Passing Your Salesforce Certification

If becoming Salesforce Certified is on your list of 2018 New Year's Resolutions, then this post is a must-read. Written by a Senior Salesforce Consultant with 22 certifications, he sums up five top tips sourced from his Salesforce certification study group.


Salesforce Economy to Create 3.3 Million New Jobs by 2022

Salesforce is a pioneer and leader in enterprise cloud computing, and our partner ecosystem is a key growth driver of the Salesforce Economy. We could not have reached this milestone from IDC without our amazing community of customers, partners and developers. We are proud to have more than 150,000 customers and four million developers who are innovating on our platform and power the Salesforce Economy.


The Top 10 Moments from Dreamforce '17

Dreamforce '17 was bigger and better than ever, with four days packed with breakout sessions, hands-on training, keynote speakers, networking amongst Trailblazers, and parties galore. If you missed any of the top highlights, this blog post sums up some of the top activities our Trailblazers participated in throughout the week.


9 Habits of the World's Most Successful Salespeople

Working harder may not get your best sales results — but working smarter almost certainly will. These nine simple mantras from top-performing salespeople will help you gear up for 2018 to be your best selling year yet.


Meet the Trailhead Characters: Astro, Codey, and Friends

If you've clicked around on the Salesforce website or attended a Salesforce event, surely you've seen our Trailhead characters — they embrace the fun side of our company and inspire our Ohana to blaze new trails. In this post, we get to know each one a little bit better.

And that's a wrap on the Salesforce Blog in 2017! As always, thank you to our readers that devour the many posts we've published this year, we look forward to writing more great content for you Trailblazers in 2017!