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  • Blog Post: Xbox LIVE members do good all year

    This morning I asked my Twitter friends to tell me something good they did for someone else this year. I was truly overwhelmed at the responses. From helping strangers to mentoring kids, from donating everything from time, to money and even blood, our community cares for one another all year long. Here...
  • Blog Post: How to make an impact at Thanksgiving, even if you're not Bill Gates

    It's Thanksgiving, and again I am fortunate enough to spend my holiday with my friends and family. In a past post, I noted my posts on being thankful , in particular this one on being thankful , where I noted the Seattle P-I newspaper's slide show on " Words of Thanks ." "What are you most thankful...
  • Blog Post: A great book for a greater cause

    You probably know that I am into photography and I am a member of the Microsoft Photography Club. This year Photography Club Members from around the world spent five months assembling and publishing a world-class, fine art photo book. The time and talent that went into this project makes every copy of...
  • Blog Post: Day of Caring: The Microsoft Jazz Band

    Some of you know I have a habit of starting up new bands that become long-running traditions, opportunities for hobbyist musicians, and usually all about the jazz genre. To this end I've started a quasi-official Microsoft Jazz Band at work. The number of musicians at Microsoft is staggering. So many...
  • Blog Post: Billg's Harvard Commencement speech

    This made me laugh out loud and at the same time almost brought me to tears. A fantastic speech by Bill and rallying his fellow Harvard grads. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/MediaCenter/Speeches/Co-ChairSpeeches/BillgSpeeches/BGSpeechHarvard-070607.htm
  • Blog Post: The Story of Stuff

    From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft executives on poverty

    It is rare that I would share an email publicly. But this one is pretty interesting. Microfinance, poverty elimination and Unitus are gaining popularity in the Microsoft community. Ed Bland, former General Manager of XBOX marketing (he and his team first launched one of the biggest marketing campaigns...
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