Hit Refresh

Hit Refresh

The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine A Better Future for Everyone

eBook - 2017
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Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era.
"Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies. Hit Refresh is about individual change, the transformation happening inside Microsoft, and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced--including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It examines how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform, how they must 'hit refresh' in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yet at its core, it's about humans and how one of our essential qualities--empathy--will become ever more valuable in a world where technological advancement will alter the status quo as never before. In addition to his thoughts on these stunning scientific leaps, Satya Nadella discusses his fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as sitting CEO--one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He explains how the company rediscovered its soul--transforming everything from its culture to its business partnerships to the fiercely competitive landscape of the industry itself. Nadella concludes by introducing an equation to restore digital trust, ethical design principles, and economic growth for everyone. 'Ideas excite me,' Nadella explains. 'Empathy grounds and centers me.' A series of recommendations presented as algorithms, Hit Refresh is an astute contemplation of what lies ahead from a conscientious, deliberative leader searching for improvement--for himself, for a storied company, and for society."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062652515
0062652516
Branch Call Number: HD9696.63.U62 N34 2017x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file (xi, 272 pages) : illustration
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norcalcy
Apr 18, 2018

Admittedly, I only listened to the first part of the audiobook version but am very much tempted to finish at this stage. I was expecting to learn hard facts about the industry and trends moving forward but instead there is very heavy focus on the author himself and some other individuals. It sounds like a self-celebration of Satya Nadella who is padding himself on the shoulder. Yes, he is very successful, and my review is not meant to sound envious. However, the late entry into the mobile market and the steady decline of workstation sales is something the author should cover more. Risks for the enterprise and the overall industry instead of the focus on Satya Nadella would be appreciated. The person may carry an elevated sense of self-importance which comes across arrogant in the first few chapters. Tell me more about the failures and the late entry into certain markets and not so much about your credentials. Is the author trying to defend himself while the ship is slowing? While Microsoft has contributed significantly to the industry and overall accessibility of computing, it is not as relevant these days as the author attempts to portray in this work.

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Memawrayne
Dec 19, 2017

I am not of the business world, but appreciated this author's outlook on making a business successful and meaningful. He has a healthy outlook for the business and well as the customers. He is a good reminder of how our country is enriched because of immigration.

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b_xy_p
Dec 11, 2017

I love how he writes the way that he would have a conversation - really made me admire him even more. It was a really nice look into his childhood and his way of thinking, and I look up to how he admits his shortcomings and the shortcomings of Microsoft. He does an overview of the upcoming technologies quite well, as well as asks some insightful questions.

It won't teach you any tangible, practical skills, but it's a great introduction to the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as gives some very great pointers for leadership skills.

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wordsaremeaning
Oct 26, 2017

Part advertisement, part book report, all boring.

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driverti1
Oct 20, 2017

Please get ebook version. Thank you!

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dreamcatcherca
Sep 28, 2017

I can't wait until you get this on Overdrive. :-) Audio would be awesome!

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jm98029
Sep 26, 2017

Please get the ebook version

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norcalcy
Apr 18, 2018

Admittedly, I only listened to the first part of the audiobook version but am very much tempted to finish at this stage. I was expecting to learn hard facts about the industry and trends moving forward but instead there is very heavy focus on the author himself and some other individuals. It sounds like a self-celebration of Satya Nadella who is padding himself on the shoulder. Yes, he is very successful, and my review is not meant to sound envious. However, the late entry into the mobile market and the steady decline of workstation sales is something the author should cover more. Risks for the enterprise and the overall industry instead of the focus on Satya Nadella would be appreciated. The person may carry an elevated sense of self-importance which comes across arrogant in the first few chapters. Tell me more about the failures and the late entry into certain markets and not so much about your credentials. Is the author trying to defend himself while the ship is slowing? While Microsoft has contributed significantly to the industry and overall accessibility of computing, it is not as relevant these days as the author attempts to portray in this work.

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