Heather Hamilton has left the building!

Tomorrow, officially. You know I couldn’t leave without saying goodbye, my wonderful, invisible interwebz friends. It’s been 12 years of hard work and 7 years of blogging. Seven years! I plan to pick up the blogging again, elsewhere; at least the personal stuff. Yeah, yeah, the Microsoft stuff stays here. And hopefully this blog will remain…

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Nurturing a workplace for creatives…

This article (or wait, is it a blog post…I’m going with article) kind of trails off into how to manage grown-ups, but the initial premise is something I agree with. If you hire creative people, you need to have a corporate culture that doesn’t squeeze every bit of creativity out of them. Now, I consider…

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Designing product for women

(FastCompany: Women Are 85% Of The Consumer Market. But How Do You Reach Them?) The article is interesting, but a little condescending. I am sure it’s unintentional and I should point out that the fact that it’s written by a woman is beside the point. I am not a bra-burning activist, but I know when…

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The moment between photo and video…

…the animated .gif. (Read about it at FastCompany) There’s something beautiful about this; more refined than video, in kind of an emotional way. I think it’s that the isolation of the movement is compelling; kind of tells a story. I rarely want to crawl inside a video. This photo makes me want a nice glass…

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Resume funkaliciousness…I like pink.

OK, it’s not for everybody. Or even mostlybody. However, this is fun. Bam!   (More info on FastCompany here) I love novelty, when it doesn’t interfere with practicality. What can I say…I am a practical gal. I think novelty and practicality can exist in harmony though. So here’s what you need to think about to rock…

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If I could do it all again, I’d do something different. But it still wouldn’t be that.

Sometimes I think about what would have happened if I majored in something else besides business in college. I mean, that business degree comes in handy-ish. An actual requirement to do my job? Not so much. I was in a training last week where we were calculating the net present value of a project. And…

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Yer hired!

The best cover letter of all time? Perhaps…if it works.   The best manicure of all time? Nyet. (PS: the cover letter is a fake, but still adequately funny. And perhaps some good employment branding. If only the company wasn’t named “Aviary”…kakaw!)

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Now hiring, until you decide to get the band back together

Once upon a time, I hired consultants and was working a job fair (hey, I said once upon a time and that time was the 90s). And our booth listed the areas for which we were hiring (yay, grammar!) and one of them was “client/server” and someone walked up and said they wanted to be…

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Lurker wrongness

There is something a little ego-boosting (for me, at least) about acknolwedging the fact that the types of things that other people do; the ones that used to make my blood boil, are triggers for sympathy. You know, if you think of all of us as a collection of biology and experience. And if you…

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Beep…beep…beep

Collision: (New content idea + system for organizing + newly identified motivation to keep this going) x I miss you guys Ugh, did I just write that like a teenage girl? ‘Scuse me while I go ponder whether anyone actually kep me in their blog aggregator.

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