Hit Refresh by Satya NadellaAs told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella’s personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous. It’s about how people, organizations and societies can and must hit refresh—transform—in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal. At the core, it’s about us humans and our unique qualities, like empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt like never before. As much a humanist as a technologist, Nadella defines his mission and that of the company he leads as empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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It's been almost five years since Satya Nadella became the third chief executive of Microsoft. When he took over, the company was in the midst of an identity crisis. Many felt Microsoft had become lethargic, content to ride a rapidly dissipating wave of success while competitors charged forward with new, innovative ideas. But in those five years, Nadella has conducted a stunning turnaround. With increased efforts on attracting young talent and changing the "old guard" culture, along with a focus on artificial intelligence and cloud computing tools, Nadella has done more than return the company to relevance. He's made Microsoft cool again.
The sheer number of books contained in Satya Nadella's corner office highlights how much he reads — both pages and screens are indispensable parts of his life. The CEO of Microsoft, the most valuable company in the world , grounds himself and Microsoft's culture on ideas he's learned thanks to his reading habit. The principles he derived from psychological and historical titles like "Mindset" by Carol Dweck continue to define his tenure as CEO. But without books I can't live. Nadella's time as CEO was initially shaped by Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication," which he asked his top executives to read. This was the first indicator to senior leadership that Nadella would not operate like his predecessors.
Skip to main content. Satya Nadella. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Satya Nadella is a husband, father and the chief executive officer of Microsoft - the third in the company's year history.
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Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul—transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders. Satya has a lot of interesting things to say about the transformation of both Microsoft and the tech industry at large.