New Job, Program Manager at Microsoft

Around 1st week of May I got a call from Microsoft asking me if I was interested in working with Microsoft. I was like “Sure…” Since then I went through various interviews and finally a week back I got an offer from Microsoft, position is Program Manager for VSTS team in Raleigh. It was like dream come true. To be frank I was not even looking for a change at this point of time in life but when an opportunity comes without asking for it you have to take it. It is a good omen (Read Alchemist).

I was really impressed by the interview process at Microsoft; especially the whole day interview onsite was amazing. The focus was on design questions. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and I guess that is the most important thing to do, enjoy it. I spoke to 5 Program Managers in Microsoft and finally I spoke to the Product Unit Manager for Raleigh office.

I will start working for Microsoft on 7th August. 7 is the luckiest date/number for me, will write a separate post about that later. Till then enjoy.

Brand Value…

This company is primarily about building a brand. Everything we do has an effect on the brand…. Certainly visual things have an initial impact and have to communicate pretty clearly the image we want to project. The quality of our products and the service levels we provide and the focus of our efforts are all crucially important in developing who and what this company is…. What we do with our people is another part of it…. How can we maintain such standards, the culture we have established in our Seattle markets, as we roll out stores rapidly in new markets?…

By Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)

Bomb Blasts in Mumbai

Today 7 bomb’s blasts occurred in Mumbai in span of 10 minutes. It just brought back memories of 1992-1993 blasts that rocked Mumbai. I have no clue how can anybody do such horrible act. Killing people can not be a solution to any problem.. That too so many people. I guess I can only pray for people affected by this act.

I am sure like in past Mumbai will be up and running in a day. I am proud to be a Bombayite or Mumbaikar… Mumbai is the best city in the world.. You know I just read this article on rediff and it is so well written, Actually this is the exact feeling I have right now…

http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/jul/12nri.htm