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"Flowers can sway me," Penelope Trunk writes on her blog. The first-time Time Magazine reporter set up a photo op with Salesforce's volunteer program and an interview with CEO Marc Benioff. The press-battering exec blew off the interview. As Trunk missed her deadline, she took out her rage on Salesforce's publicist. But she soon got a helpful phone message from Benioff giving her "every quote I could need." It worked. Benioff didn't have to sit through any actual questions but got to recite company lines; Trunk got an easy puff piece finished; and after Trunk sent the story in, Benioff sent her a bouquet. What a charmer. If only every journalist were so easily tractable. (Flowers: M Eriksson)