Today, I celebrate 10 years at Microsoft! It seems like a recent memory when I graduated from college and was weighing my options between a technology career at Microsoft vs. an investment banking career at BoA/Merrill Lynch. I am glad I made the choice I did back then :)

Although this sounds cliche, it has truly been an amazing journey so far and I am really looking forward to what lays ahead. Sharing a few things I learned along the way and some highlights and in no particular order…

1. Go Big or Go home:

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My first manager on day 1 gave me a print-out of the Microsoft equivalent of the famous “Go Big or Go home” poster and I still have this in my office. It is a subtle and constant reminder of the privilege of working at a company like Microsoft where the potential impact of what we work on everyday is huge. Of course “going big” is relative. And I’ve had my share of humbling moments, but I am very thankful for receiving this advise early on in my career. It has helped shape my mindset around approaching work projects & challenges. Also, a key reason why this quote is one of my…

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@SatishThomas • Group Program Manager @MSFTDynamics • investing & poker enthusiast • from Botswana, now living in Seattle

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