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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    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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    Writing effective job postings

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    Partly free advertising for my pals at TheLadders and partly because they give some good advice about writing job postings (not to be confused with job descriptions...there's a subtle difference). Pasted with their permission, of course. If you...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How come so funny?

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    I know.... lolcats . I can honestly look at these all day.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Transgendered in life and at Microsoft

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    I read the blog of Megan Wallent over the holidays. Megan is an exec at Microsoft and used to be called Michael. She discussed in frank detail her decision to present as a female and what that means for her at work. You might want to do what I did......
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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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    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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    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 won't care about this as much as I do...

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    ...but I've gotten 2 full nights of sleep. In a row! Two...full...nights.I'm not sure if it's the fact that I am back on the j-o-b that makes the difference but it's delicious. It's my equivalent of crack. I wake up in the morning and I still feel wonderfully...
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