"I am applying for a janitorial position at Goldman Sachs….."

The Wall Street Journal came up with this interesting note – Goldman Sachs (GS) had set aside $9.2 billion for 2005 employee bonuses as of the end of its third quarter in late August. That’s an average of $420,000 for each of its 22,000 employees!! $420,000 in just BONUSES. Thanx to my friend Sandhya who…

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Meet Beny – as Microsoft Enterprise Services Recruitment committee goes to NSHMBA next wk!

This year the NSHMBA conference will be at Anaheim, CA from 9/28 – 10/01 and Beny Rubinstein our Senior Strategy Manager will be there talking to potential candidates for various roles in the Worldwide Enterprise Services & Support group here at Microsoft. On that note – I have to share a story that happened last yr related…

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Rant: GMail Sucks so Good – I think it competes with USPS.

First up – yes I do have a Gmail account (1 yr old), just like I have a hotmail account (11 yrs old), a Yahoo account (8 yrs old). The concept is cool, the Huge storage is a great benefit for customers and hey I do also see some merit in searching v/s sorting mail….

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Microsoft Services Recruiting Pilot Blog: The snow ball effect has started:)

Today – had a quick call with our recruiter – Kristin Rozier and she’s awesome. She was totally on board with having a blog to talk more about our group and how unique and great this group is – especially in terms of diversity and character of the teams!! She was indeed quick to add…

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Microsoft Worldwide Enterprise Services Recruiting Team **might** start blogging here!

Remember my meeting with Heather last week? Well the big news is this: I am now part of the Recruiting Committee at Microsoft WorldWide Enterprise Support & Services(WWESS). And one my first initiatives in my role in that committee is to pilot a blog for recruiting industry talent to WWESS. The team pretty much gave me the…


The Next Generation CRM @ Pizza a.k.a Pizza-2005 !

This ad from ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is absolutely hilarious, on the money and not too far from a feasible reality atleast in terms of technology viability. Have a look at how a sale is being made on a pizza – while the salesperson tactfully helps the customer to make the healthier choice.  It…

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BillG goes to college with …. Napoleon Dynamite???

By now everyone knows about the movie-spoofs made at internal business conventions here at MS. The Star-Wars Parodies, the famous Matrix parody and the Apprentice parody (they even got the Donald for this one!). Just shown this week at PDC2005  I am sure you have already heard about this video floating around about Bill Gates and…


My trip to Heather Hamilton’s hideout…. and her intellectual catalysts.

The last time I wrote anything that started with the words …. “My trip to …” I was at a single digit age and that sentence would end with the words – Zoo. Fast forward a couple of decades forward and starting a sentence with those words – still brings the same set of emotions…

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Carnegie Mellon Prof Talks about "Managing Creativity" at Microsoft Campus.

As part of my first activities as a new alumni and Boardmember in the Seattle Chapter of the Tepper School of Business at CMU – I am helping organize a talk at Microsoft Redmond Campus open for All Tepper Alums, CMU alums, Microsoft FTEs and their guests. Interested parties should register here –  registration Fee:…

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Buzzword Watch: Where there is a "reactive" there shall be a "proactive" …

Buzzwords are like fashion statements. Wait, strike “like” from that sentence, Buzzwords ARE fashion statements. In my honest opinion – Buzzwords follow the same 3 laws that define fashion statements: a) Both appear ubiquitously in usage. And – at the time of introduction – their meaning is unclear – though they “appear” cool. b) Both have…

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