The Cluetrain Manifesto

OK, the book is 8 years old now, but still has some very good marketing tips. Specifically, regarding how to connect with your customer. Since I focus on consumer products (Windows Live), these ring especially true to me.  I like the following tips from the book: Companies must communicate “conversationally” with their markets in a…

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Transparency

Every once in a while I like to summarize my skills so I can remind myself of my strengths and weaknesses. Then I can go work on improving those weaknesses. In the spirit of being open and letting the world know about this one Microsoft employee named Brian Groth, here goes:  Leadership: I have good…

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Windows Live Announced

We just announced the next generation of Windows Live. You can read about it at the Windows Live Wire blog. I just spent two days with the press and some analysts explaining the new products and hope to see articles in UK and European newspapers soon. Here’s a good video that highlights some of the…

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Live Mesh in the real world

I took this photo with my phone yesterday while out walking the dog (Milo) and when I got home, it was already on my PC. I then used Windows Live Photo Gallery to auto-correct a few things like color, light, and straighten the photo and I gave the file a name instead of something like…

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