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How Microsoft's 1 Percenters Balance Basic Research with Short-Term Success

Peter Lee, Microsoft

Peter Lee is head of Microsoft Research, which constitutes only 1 percent of Microsoft's overall headcount but plays a pivotal role in plotting the company's future.

Credit: Microsoft

When Microsoft launched its research labs in 1991, the personal computer was just beginning to blossom into a worldwide phenomenon, thanks in no small part to Windows.

From Scientific Amercian
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