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Latest Episodes

Purpose and a Big Bang
April 20, 2020

In this episode of Upper Left Tech, we interview Dave Goetsch, writer for CBS’s Big Bang Theory and former writer and producer for Third Rock from the Sun.

Behind #SurfaceTheWomen
April 13, 2020

In this podcast we interview Salla Palos, Director of Transformation Services at Microsoft, about the #SurfaceTheWomen campaign - a social-first campaign launched for International Women's Day which turned the Surface product name into a call-to-action...

Have compassion, patience, and gratitude for others in a time of crisis
April 01, 2020

Typically, the Upper Left Tech podcast features tech executives from the Pacific Northwest and we talk about their purpose, passions, and personal journeys. As we know, it’s a whole new world we are living in right now.

Building Teams on Empathy
March 16, 2020

In this interview with Dave Mendenall, a senior group manager at Microsoft, we talk about the power of empathy in building teams.  This content is for illustrative purposes only. Individual situations may vary.

A Better Rounded Mind
February 24, 2020

After 11 years at Microsoft, Disha Rustogi departed for what appeared on paper to be a lateral move - a similar role at a similar company. It turned out to be much more than that. The professional and personal growth she experienced added another dimen...

Chasing good problems
February 20, 2020

Venkat Mahalingam, Director of Business Development & Strategy at Microsoft, sums up his experience at some of the world’s technology giants this way: more than anything else he was chasing the ability to solve good problems.

The Rx of Contagious Purpose
February 06, 2020

In this episode of Upper Left Tech, we interview Ron Paulsen, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, about his passion for using technology to solve real problems in the healthcare space. By fulfilling his purpose in life,

And Everything Else Is Background
January 20, 2020

As we say at Avier, if you don’t take good care of your employees then somebody else will. Rajamma Krishnamurthy, the director of Information Technology for Human Resources at Microsoft, discusses her passion for creating unforgettable employee expe...

From Doubt to Destiny
January 13, 2020

Jonathan Foster, Principal Content Experiences Manager at Microsoft, thought that he had painted himself into a corner with his bill-paying 9 to 5, when a sudden twist in conversation turned it all around.

Embracing Vulnerability as a Working Parent
January 03, 2020

Although many books have been written on it, it seems like nobody has found the silver bullet for how to deal with the stress of being a working parent. Elaine Jones, Director of Investor Relations at Microsoft,