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About The Book
LONGLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS
BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
'Empathy grounds and centres me,' - Satya NadellaMicrosoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company'scontinuing transformation, while tracing his ownjourney from a childhood in India to leading some of themost significant changes of the digital era and offeringhis vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.
Hit Refresh is about individual change, the transformationhappening inside Microsoft, and the arrival of the mostexciting and disruptive wave of technology humankindhas experienced - including artificial intelligence, mixedreality, and quantum computing. It examines how people,organisations, and societies can and must transform, howthey must 'hit refresh' in their persistent quest for newenergy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yetat its core, it's about humans and how one of our essentialqualities - empathy - will become ever more valuable in aworld where technological advancement will alter the statusquo as never before.
In addition to his thoughts on these stunning scientific leaps,Satya Nadella discusses his fascinating childhood beforeimmigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead alongthe way. He then shares his meditations as sitting CEO -and about succeeding brilliant minds like of Bill Gates andSteve Ballmer. He explains how the company rediscoveredits soul - transforming everything from its culture to itsbusiness partnerships to the fiercely competitive landscapeof the industry itself.
About The Author
Satya Narayana Nadella (born 19 August 1967) is the currentCEO of Microsoft. He was appointed as CEO on 4 February2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer. Before becoming CEO ofMicrosoft, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft'scloud and enterprise group, responsible for building andrunning the company's computing platforms, developer toolsand cloud computing services.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella now lives inBellevue, Washington. He holds a bachelor's degree inelectrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master'sdegree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee and a master's degree in business administrationfrom the University of Chicago. Nadella is married and hasthree children. In his spare time, he loves to read poetry andfollows cricket, a sport he played in school.
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