HR Tech Video Recap: Getting a Grizzly Bear into a Refrigerator (while enjoying some Alpo)

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October 28, 2013 | Michael George | Appirio

Have you ever wondered where the phrase, “We eat our own dog food” came from?
According to the book Inside Out: Microsoft in Our Own Words, the phrase came from Microsoft’s Paul Maritz. Maritz had seen an Alpo dog food commercial where actor Lorne Greene told viewers that Alpo was so good he…(raises fork full of dog food to his mouth)…fed it to his own dogs!  Greene didn’t actually eat any Alpo, but Maritz used the phrase in an email calling for Microsoft workers to use their own products more.