Debra Chrapaty: A Company Import. A Great Leader.

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    Richard.Hein

    This was a really interesting interview.  It's good to hear that the MS VPs get along.

    The story of how Debra navigated her career to become a corporate VP is really worth listening to.

    My favorite bit is this:

    Jennifer:  What were you hired in as?  Director, GM, VP...?
    Debra:  Corporate VP.
                 Ah, you're smiling ... how did I do that?
    laughter
    Jennifer:  Pray tell!
    Charles: Yeah ...
    more laughter
    Debra (serious):  Because I am one.  Cool

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    raymond
    Great Interview! Smiley

    Sending an e-mail out to everyone on your team each week is a great idea that I wish more executives and managers would  emulate.

    Cool

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    Charles
    After this interview, both Jennifer and I wanted to go work for Debra! What a great leader. I hope she rises through the ranks to become our first (dare I say it) CEO! Yeah.

    Rock on, Debra.
    C
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    Massif
    Charles wrote:
    After this interview, both Jennifer and I wanted to go work for Debra! What a great leader. I hope she rises through the ranks to become our first (dare I say it) CEO! Yeah.

    Rock on, Debra.
    C


    Although playing fill-in-the-missing-word is fun, I think I'll just assume you missed out a "woman" somewhere in there.

    Although I'm sure there are alternatives which would fit just as well.

    Or is MS operating rudderless at the moment Tongue Out
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    j0217995

    Really enjoyed this interview.  Especially the section when you all talked about Datacenters and measuring them in megawatts instead of square feet.
    I wish there was more information on the MS datacenters to help counter the whole Google rocks!!!! and their datacenter is teh b0mb!!!!

    Very very smart woman...

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    PriyaL
    Very inspiring interview. She sounds very approachable and truly cares about her people.
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    Minh
    Is Debra still w/ MS? Because the video seems to have been pulled.

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