The last time you saw my good friend Chris Caposella, it was the infamous Windows 98 beta demonstration with Bill Gates, below. He had two minutes of literally worldwide fame, with the video appearing on CNN, ABCNews, CBS, NBC, BBC and many more networks.
Say what you will about Microsoft; I’m obviously a pretty biased observer.
Chris himself is one of the brightest, funniest, most capable, yet sincerely modest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He and I worked together for a couple years in the relational database group (Access, FoxPro) at Microsoft, and it was a real pleasure. Smart guy; many laughs. I think we even started at Microsoft in the exact same month and year (July of ’91). I left Microsoft in 1997; he didn’t, and he’s now running the Office group at Microsoft as Corporate VP. Here he is again with some great insights on business, with his usual modest aplomb, in a recent hour-long interview on the University of Washington’s TV channel.