• Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
  • Hit Refresh Memoir by Satya Nadella

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

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.

LONGLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

Satya Nadella grew up in India, studied in the US and went on to become Microsoft’s third CEO after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. In Hit Refresh he offers a unique view of the transformation happening inside one of the world’s most iconic tech companies, and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced – including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing.

Nadella examines how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform – ‘hit refresh’ – in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yet at its core, this book is 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.

 

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‘With every new technology, there are challenges. How do we help people whose jobs are replaced by AI agents and robots? Will users trust their AI agent with all their information? If an agent could advise you on your work style, would you want it to? That is what makes books like Hit Refresh so valuable. Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions. And he offers his own fascinating personal story, more literary quotations than you might expect, and even a few lessons from his beloved game of cricket’

– Bill Gates

From the Back Cover

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 and recommendations for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.

Hit Refresh is about the transformation happening inside Microsoft and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced—including mixed reality, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.

In addition to his thoughts on these stunning scientific leaps, Nadella discusses to lead along the way. He shares his meditations as a CEO and explains how the company has sought to rediscover its soul—transforming everything from its culture to its business partnerships to the fiercely competitive landscape of the industry itself. Hit Refresh concludes by introducing an equation to restore digital trust, ethical design principles, and economic growth for everyone.

About the Author

Satya Nadella is a husband, a father, and the chief executive officer of Microsoft-only the third in the company’s forty-year history. On his twenty-first birthday, Nadella emigrated from Hyderabad, India, to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in computer science. He joined Microsoft in 1992. 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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