Slack Leads Bottom-Up Evolution in Corporate Tech

Young software firms are courting workers first

Bloomberg Opinion
Jun 20 · 3 min read
Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and chief executive officer of Slack, stands outside the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell on June 20, 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

By Shira Ovide

As Slack Technologies Inc. flips a switch later Thursday and becomes a public company, it’s another sign of how far the world has progressed beyond the old times of corporate technology. What’s different now is that it actually matters what you want.

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