Nice Nugget from Marc

by: bubba murarka 

I once had dinner in New Mexico with Marc Orchant and I really enjoyed our evening talking, geeking and bonding.  He gave me some cool geek shirts and I gave him a book.  One of the downsides of my info management is I never really got into the habit of reading his blog.  I randomly went over there today and found a link to some advice for microsoft modeled after federal tourism advice.  It was an intresting  set of ideas on how to approach the partner conversations differently.  I'm not sure agree with it 100%, but I thought it was a good read. 

But what I really identified with is what Marc said about being at MSFT in redmond:

Many times when I've spoken with Microsoft employees, they talk about how living and working in Redmond is like being in a different world. That can be a blessing and a curse.

I tried to work this in to my post last night about why I like working at SVC. I feel exactly like his aggregate msft redmond based employees during my trips there.  However it is tempered with a different space and vibe while i'm home at SVC that is refreshingly contrasting/invigorating. 

I couldn't quite find the words to explain it last night.  Luckily Marc did and I appreciate it! 

Now if only the comments on zdnet didn't ask for much info to post one!

Updated: added a by-line.

6 thoughts on “Nice Nugget from Marc

  1. Hey Bubba – I’ve really been enjoying your stint here while Robert takes a break. Hopefully you’ll swing through the SW again sometime soon and we can do another chile feast. You’re one up on Jeremy who’s become such a mogul that he hasn’t yet found time to visit me ;^)

    I’m sure you appreciate that I have very little control (translation: none) over the comments system at ZDNet.

  2. Hey Bubba – I’ve really been enjoying your stint here while Robert takes a break. Hopefully you’ll swing through the SW again sometime soon and we can do another chile feast. You’re one up on Jeremy who’s become such a mogul that he hasn’t yet found time to visit me ;^)

    I’m sure you appreciate that I have very little control (translation: none) over the comments system at ZDNet.

  3. Marc and I used to do a lot of work together in Redmond. It’s a crazy world alright. In a whole lot of good ways, and only a handful of bad ones. If I worked at MSFT, I’d either want to be disconnected (ie: fly in once a month for a week type thing) or totally in Redmond.

    People who try and maintain a “life” outside of MSFT and still work in Redmond find it a real strain very quickly.

  4. Marc and I used to do a lot of work together in Redmond. It’s a crazy world alright. In a whole lot of good ways, and only a handful of bad ones. If I worked at MSFT, I’d either want to be disconnected (ie: fly in once a month for a week type thing) or totally in Redmond.

    People who try and maintain a “life” outside of MSFT and still work in Redmond find it a real strain very quickly.

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