Summary of Hit Refresh
HIT REFRESH: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella. Copyright © 2017 by Satya Nadella. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.
When he became Microsoft’s third CEO in 2014, Satya Nadella knew Microsoft had to change its culture to prosper; the core aspects would be empathy and access. With 24 years of Microsoft experience, Nadella countered institutional complacency with the view that Microsoft had to expand its global reach. He embraces the idea that technology can transform lives by improving distribution of goods and services and by helping society solve problems such as global warming with advances in quantum computing. Writing with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols, Nadella is optimistic that humans, given the tools, will work together to make the world a better place. He says Microsoft promises such tools. If Microsoft’s current success is any indication, a well-defined corporate culture that coordinates with its partners to deliver a better life to billions of people is a winning formula. Yet Nadella knows that the success of his bold, optimistic vision also depends on cooperation from partners, governments and citizens working together.
About the Authors
Satya Nadella became Microsoft’s third CEO in 2014. He was formerly the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group and president of the Server and Tools Division.
Instant access to over 22,000 book summaries
Discover your next favorite book with getAbstract.
See prices >>
Stay up-to-date with emerging trends in less time.
Learn more >>