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Patty Stonesifer has just moved into her digs at "Redmond West," the new campus for Microsoft Corp.'s ballooning consumer group, located a mile and a half from the software giant's headquarters sprawl. The walls are still bare. A clock sits conspicuously on the windowsill--a reminder of her breakneck schedule. Only a vase of long-stemmed red roses hints at another side to Stonesifer's manifestly Type A personality. Or maybe not. The roses bear a recurring message from her husband: "Stop and smell the roses."

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