Mar 29, 2007

Top 10 (part II) - Microsoft vs Google

Another set of useful top 10's --and again, these can be applied to almost any business/product.

They come from two giants, and for my surprise I found out that I agree more with Microsoft than with Google... unbelievable!

Top 10 Tips for Working at Microsoft (or Anywhere Else) - I adhere with the whole list here!

  • Process is no substitute for thinking. (yes, yes, yes, big yes!)
  • Get out of your office.
  • Use your product (the one your customers will).
  • Fix things that are broken rather than complain about them being broken. Actions speak better than your complaining.
  • Make hard problem look easy. Don't make easy problems look hard.
  • Use the right communication tool for the job.
  • Learn to make mistakes.
  • Keep things simple.
  • Add value all the time.
  • Use their product.

Ten things Google has found to be true

  • Focus on the user and all else will follow
  • It's best to do one thing really, really well (mmm.... why not a couple really, really well?)
  • Fast is better than slow
  • Democracy on the web works (not 100% sure about this one)
  • You don't need to be at your desk to need an answer
  • You can make money without doing evil
  • There's always more information out there
  • The need for information crosses all borders
  • You can be serious without a suit
  • Great just isn't good enough

In my case I give a 10/10 to Microsoft vs. an 8 1/2 over 10 to Google. What do you think?

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