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

Satya Nadella, with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols. Harper Business, $29.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-06-265250-8
In this inspiring memoir, Nadella, CEO of Microsoft since 2014, details how the company is undergoing a significant change of mindset, moving away from internal conflict and stagnation and toward “empathy and a desire to empower others.” As Nadella reveals his plan for transformation within Microsoft, he weaves in his own personal story and how life events—his emigration from India as a young man, his (initially seemingly disastrous) job interview at the company, the birth of his first child—have influenced his perspective. He shares how his boyhood love of cricket shapes his leadership style today and how having a new sense of mission has reenergized the organization. He touts the wisdom of partnering with the competition, even with rival Apple, in order to meet customer needs, and perceptively speculates about the future of “computer-human relations.” Unpretentious and stirring, this well-written book provides surprising and welcome insights into a corporate giant. Agent: Arielle Eckstut, Levine Greenberg Rostan. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/28/2017
Release date: 09/01/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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