Being Microsoft

Posted: May 19, 2005 in Uncategorized

What’s it like to work for darn near the most successful company on the planet?

Here’s an initial observation.  (I may circle back, though, and do this topic more justice.)

As background, while I’ve done stints at HP and Deluxe Corp, I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember.

For people that knew what we were doing, or knew us, we always got a warm reception.

But, to be honest, that universe was always on the small side.

The Syndicate Conference I just spoke at (by the way, great conference) was my first as a M-i-c-r-o-s-o-f-t employee.

Microsoft, obviously, just about owns the world.

Or said a better way, has business value to just about anyone at your typical conference or tradeshow — even to competitors.

So, my first observation is this:

     Microsoft is a magnet for "badge lookers"… people you don’t know that want to connect — some how, some way, any way — to the all-powerful Mother Ship.

Kind of a trip.


  1. Jane says:

    Perhaps I am decidedly superficial but…..your dogs are so handsome! ~Jane~

  2. Royal Farros says:

    Guess we\’re both superficial \’cause I thought so, too… !

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