One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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May, 2005

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    Fun to play

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    Even though the Burger King character freaks me out (big plastic head + slight human hands = freaky). Does it make me want to eat at Bruger King? No. Is it getting their brand in front of bazillions of people? Yes.
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    CNET News.com: (quote) Microsoft Millionaires Come of Age (quote)

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    Here. Interesting how many of these folks were in marketing...hmmmm. I met Rich at his book launch party and he's a cool guy. And just in case anyone is about to ask, no I am not. But I did pool my riches recently to buy some adirondack furniture for...
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    Sunny, 85 degrees and absolutely blogless

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    Meaning that I am not logging on to my computer this weekend (which starts, for me, in a couple hours). Back on Tuesday though...maybe with something interesting to say.
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    It's sunny and 85 degrees outside

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    How about some ice cream? Maybe not
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    My personal campaign...or pick an ethos, any ethos.

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    Every so often, I start a new personal campaign at work. It's not intentional and it usually has to do with the type of work I am proud (or not) to put my name on. It all starts with me noticing something that seems just a little off or counter-intuitive...
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    Relief

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    There is some relief in the fact that I am not the only person that found this very, very strange ...maybe even over-acted (?). DOes he have a movie debut this week or something? The behavior was so over-the-top, that I had to ask myself "is this for...
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    Blogger identifies his murderer

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    If this is true, it's very scary. via DarrenBarefoot.
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    Musical Baton Meme

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    OK, only because Zoe asked... Total volume of music files on my computer: 12.33 gb Last CD I bought: Hmm, can't remember the last time I actually bought a CD in it's physical form. Recently downloaded music is a little eclectic including Justin...
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    Synergy

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    So proud of Chicago for getting the superfluous bun sitch under control.
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    Our marketing hiring needs...right now

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    On a weekly basis, my team goes through the newly opened marketing and finance positions at Microsoft to assess the profiles requested. Instead of looking at what the job is, we are looking at the skill sets the hiring managers are asking for. This gives...
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    Good weekend to stay home

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    Because of this (it's happening everywhere) and because this is happening here . Oh yeah, and because this is being delivered to my house...I'll be staying in with a nice bottle of this .
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    The Apprentice...it went out with a whimper

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    Well, this certainly isn't going to be much of a recap because the finale want much of a show. On the positive side, we were spared uncomfortable interviews by Regis (sorry, not a fan) with people that are afraid to have cameras pointing at them. On the...
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    Whirlyball today

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    Today, our extended team had lunch and played whirlyball. It was great fun and I highly recommend it, especially if you have a competitive spirit (not that anyone here has that...not me, especially). Here's the team. Action shots here , here, here...
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    InformationWeek article on who owns the content on professional bloggers' sites

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    Here. Mentions me (and something I must have posted about college) and Scoble. Funny what you find when you are ego surfing. I guess I don't have much of an issue with leaving this blog here if I were to move on to another position. But some other people...
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    Funny superbean blog

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    OK, I generally hate product blogs, but this is more of a viral website for Heinz Beans ...the British brand. I think it's darn funny. But I guess I want to know why the bean in the out-takes has an American accent. Are we perceived as being more, um...
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    Corporate Anthems...Apple is baking fruit

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    Via MetaFilter , ZDNet UK houses some (unintentionally ?) hilarious corporate anthems and from what I can tell they are real. I'm not sure what inspires people to sing their corporate love other than the desire to make a bunch of their co-workers stand...
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    Blog links and gender

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    Interesting discussion on the impact of a blogger's gender on the links he/she attracts. I've added my opinion, but you can use the links in Ethan's post to see the ongoing dialog. I guess I never thought of myself as a "female blogger" like that's a...
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    Enough about "passive candidates" already!

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    Howard Adamsky gets it right about so-called "passive candidates". I've been similarly frustrated with the staffing industry's focus on recruiting these folks as well as the insistence that they are somehow "better". They are in fact harder to close and...
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    Blogging as cost-cutting measure?

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    I'm not sure that's a good idea. From Silicon Valley Watcher , via Neville Hobson , IBM is encouraging employees to blog to evangelize products to increase revenues to reduce lay-offs. Boy, that's kind of setting the bar high. No pressure though, IBM...
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    Is blogging your full-time job?

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    So I just got off the phone with a reporter and we were discussing blogging (I know, shocking!) and the difference between people like me, who blog as part of their job, and people who are paid to blog as their full-time profession. So my questions are...
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    Because when you are too lazy to read the blogs...

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    it's fun to have CNN recite them to you. Yes, the traditional media has inserted themselves in the blog equation. It used to be that you could just go online and read blogs, maybe use an aggregator. Now, you don't even have to log on. Because a talking...
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    Apprentice Infinity plus One: Can we just get this over with...and without Regis please?

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    Previously, Tana, Kendra and Craig interviewed with “some of the world’s most powerful executives”, not to be confused with the world’s busiest people at Best Buy and EA. Evidently, the world is run by fast food providers and people that let you buy stuff...
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    Steve Ballmer speech at Stanford GSB

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    Steve spoke yesterday to a group of about 1,000 MBA students at Stanford. Aside from the entertainment factor (he's always entertaining), I think the content says a lot about how Microsoft, as a company, thinks about innovation under his leadership. And...
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    Mystery solved...now who pays for the brand damage?

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    via Dave Barry ... gross . Now that they have evidence of this, exactly what kind of payment should this woman make to Wendy's to help fix their brand image (assuming due process , etcetera)? And what should Wendy's do? Maybe have a chicken finger...
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    Into the Void

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    I love getting deliveries. Even if it's something stupid like a charger for my cell-phone, there's joy in ripping open the package. Last night, my Gaping Void t-shirt arrived from the UK. Limited edition and my certificate says my shirt is number 13 of...
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