Hit Refresh (2017)
âAt the core, Hit Refresh, is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.â â Satya Nadella from Hit RefreshâSatya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.â â Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh The New York Times bestseller Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our livesâthe arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. Itâs about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and âhit refreshâ in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.Â Microsoftâs CEO tells the inside story of the companyâs 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. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEOâone who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soulâtransforming 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.âIdeas excite me,â Nadella explains. âEmpathy grounds and centers me.â Hit Refresh is a set of reflections, meditations, and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvementâfor himself, for a storied company, and for society.