Testing Reality

A few years ago I began questioning everything I thought I knew: what I did, why I did it, how I did it. Central to my progress through these questions and the learnings they have precipitated and are still precipitating? Learning to ground – which is to say, connect to the world – and learning…

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So You Want To Work For Microsoft...

Several people have emailed me recently asking for tips on getting through their upcoming interviews at Microsoft. My advice: Be Yourself. I believe this is the most important tip I can give you. I find that how someone fits (or does not fit) with my team is much more important than what they profess to…

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What I Will Do

Commitments – “This is what I plan to do the next year and how you will know whether I am doing it” – are a vital part of the career development process here at Microsoft. Annual reviews and promotions are largely based on one’s execution against one’s commitments as well. Theoretically some or all of…

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Eavesdropping On Testing

On the bus the other day I overheard a woman discussing her upcoming nuptials. She was quite the modern girl, it seems, and was not going for any of the traditional ceremonial wedding stuff. Well, maybe a small wedding party, like three bridesmaids and three groomsmen, definitely no more than that! And certainly no flowers,…

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