One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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January, 2008

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    How come so funny?

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    I know.... lolcats . I can honestly look at these all day.
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    Twenty Questions

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    One of the things we are doing on our team, which is geographically dispersed, is to play a game of twenty questions. Team members provide the anwers to twenty questions and then the rest of the team tries to guess who it is. Great way to get to know...
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    Economists turn college football into something really geeky

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    Thought some of you might like this: a predictive model of where recruits will go . If there's a venn diagram of geeks/economists and college football fans, I have to guess that a couple in the middle ended up here by accident.
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    Third Place is You're Fired

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    Interesting article on Slate about the impact of Tiger Woods on other golfers' performance. One would assume that playing with a superior golfer would raise the performance of other golfers. But evidently, when that golfer is Tiger Woods, so superior...
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    Guest Post from Chris Russell: Are You Untouchable at Work?

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    I can't come up with interesting work-related content as much as I'd like. There are others in the industry that have interesting things to say about managing ones career. So I invited one such person, Chris Russell, to write a guest post. Chris is founder...
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    The Small Business Show

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    Just found out about this from a co-worker. Evidently, we (Microsoft) have a web show about small businesses. It may particularly appeal to me because I'm a goofy, right-brained entrepreneur program graduate ("Hey, Heather...what you doing with that degree...
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    Marketing Recruiting Event in the Bay Area Next Week

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    My team is helping to recruit for this event. Thought I would share the announcement in case anyone out there is interested. The recruiters are reviewing resumes relative to our open marketing posiitons so if you ware intersted, please get me your resume...
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    Next time you are on a boring conference call...

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    ...bring a stack of catalogs from your recycle pile and cancel them here
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    Another ditty for those that liked the potty humor

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    OK, first of all, you are sick and I like you. Second, watch this . I didn't go out looking for it. It found me. And try not to take a sip of anything immediately before the moment when the older lady says "wiener poopie". I can't tell if the news...
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    Isn't it weird...

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    how "In it to win it" and "You've got to be in it to win it" mean two totally different things? One is about competitiveness and one is about participating.
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    Starbucks and the $1 cup of coffee

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    Sometimes business decisions defy reason. And marketing decisions don't even make the tiniest bit of sense to a marketing hobbyist. I've got to tell you that this move by SBUX to sell shorts for $1 each (with free refills, no less), seems like a dumb...
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    What these places have in common...it's a big yellow orb

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    I tend to do travel in clumps. Couple trips a month for a couple months then nothing for a whole season. Not sure why other than it seems that spring and fall are conference seasons and spring is also when I get a little bit of that Pacific Northwest...
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    For Celebrity Apprentice Lovers...

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    both of you. Or people that love the idea, but not enough to watch the show. Or people that think that Gene Simmons is a charming fellow... A touching tribute to the dismissed smarmy, flirtaholic. Gene...the only guy to enjoy letting the door hit him...
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    Marketing plus potty humor

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    If you don't appreciate potty humor or clever marketing, don't watch this . And can I tell you how proud I am that this was referred to me by my mother? Yeah, sometimes moms rock even though I am sure they prefer to remain anonymous (and right now...
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    Is Microsoft getting it's own "Easy Button?"

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    Looks like we hired Todd Peters , the exec from Staples that handled the whole easy button thing. Which is a little funny because I told one of our vendors yesterday that I was looking for the easy button to help with getting his vendor application through...
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    Flip-flops and iPods and Trophies, Oh My!

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    Much is being made of the values of "Millenials" relative to other worker age groups, in this 60 Minutes report . Part of the fun of watching it is Morley's face when talking about the Millenials. He looks like he just smelled something bad. OK, so as...
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    An Analysis of Social Networking Sites

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    I know a large number of "experts" (and also experts) have done analysis on social networking sites. One of my team members is doing an analysis for recruiting. Right now, he's planning on looking into LinkedIn, Orkut, MySpace, Facebook and Xing. I know...
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    Depressed Today?

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    Heard on the news that today is the "most depressing" day of the year. I don't think that they were talking clinical depression because who can turn it on or off for one specific day? I think what they are talking about is getting the blues...you know...
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    Celebrity Apprentice Task 3: Mr. Outside the Box (if the box is where class and reason exist)

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    Well, unfortunately, I was notified who was kicked off this week before I had a chance to watch the show <sigh>. Recapping not as fun in this case and it’s hard to write with some kind of speculative interest. It’s a chore this week and that’s how...
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    Celebrity Apprentice Task 2: Doggies are Cute

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    Ahh, I’m late with the recap. I was in major focus mode at work so I could still have a life outside of work and this wasn’t a priority. And also, this was the most boring episode ever. Who says I have fear of commitment? I am blogging it anyway and I...
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    Executive Recruiting Researcher Role

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    OK, I generally don't post jobs here but a co-worker sent me this description and, although my blog isn't targeted at recruiters, I know some of them read it. And this is a cool job. Executive Recruiting Researcher Essentially, this role will help...
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    The mother of all impulse purchases (at least for me)

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    I didn't know that today, I would buy a car. Everything was cool until this afternoon. Then, the FJ Cruiser that had been in my head and occasionally in front of me at a stop light needed to be in front of me with a sticker on the window, listing all...
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    When a man loves a woman

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    Don't tell me we don't have some brilliant marketers here.
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    Caucus

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    In case you were also wondering what a caucus is and it's impact on party nominees. For some reason, I'm very interested in the process this time around.
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    Random

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    And awesome . Who doesn't love Dave Grohl and what is wrong with them?
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