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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    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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    Sick of hearing about Scoble

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    I'm sorry. I'm sure this is offensive to someone, but I am really sick of hearing about Robert Scoble . The whole tech blogging with insanely heavy doses of ego doesn't appeal to me. I've met him a couple times and he seemed nice enough but that doesn...
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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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    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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    You ready for some Celebrity Apprentice?

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    I'm not sure that you are. I just looked at the line-up and I'm predicting a level of sassy and snarky that you may not be ready for. I just realized that the show debuts tonight because I saw a promo for it during the Today Show (which is so bad in it...
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    Celebrity Apprentice Task 1: Selling Hotdogs

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    OK, here we go, kids. Apprentice recap time! First off, after yesterdays realization of what “celebrity” means, I want to say a few words about karma. And I am directing this at you Mr. Trump: you get the celebrity participants that you deserve. Perhaps...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    You Know You Have Been in HR Too Long When...

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    HR intrudes on your life. I was trying to decide if this was going to be one post with lots of comments or a tag/category. Definitely a tag/category. Because I hope that some of my colleagues participate. And the rest of you can laugh at us. Anyhoo, kicking...
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    I'm ready for facebook to grow up a little

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    For all my facebook love, I'm ready for it to stop being such a skanky kid. I know that it's just people writing these facebook apps, but when I get an invitation to an application involving "meet(ing) new people", I don't really want to get cheesy flirt...
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    Whoah...Seattle Storm!

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    Just saw on the news that Lisa Brummel (our VP of HR and my boss's boss's boss) is one of the new owners of the Seattle Storm. Cool! News here , here , here, here, here.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Real Quick

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    I need to sit down and write an article today and unfortunately. there's a bunch of random junk floating around in my brain that I need to get rid of or I'll never be able to concentrate. The only things more distasteful than constant updates on Britney...
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    Mozilla lays an egg...

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    and launches viral campaign that jokes about cancer. Wow. I'm not sure what excuse is acceptable (not meant to be "publicly available?" Is it acceptable in private?) but perhaps just an admission of incredibly poor judgment and lack of taste? That would...
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    Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on New Years' Eve

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    I love everything about this, especially Anderson's nervous laugh. Kathy Griffin + Anderson Cooper + a little Earth, Wind and Fire. Someone pinch me.
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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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    Bill's Last Day

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    Spoof video shown at CES on Bill's last day . I'm still kind of amazed that we can get some of these people to do this stuff. (edit: looking for a better version of this)
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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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    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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    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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