Harper Business has acquired world English rights to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s first book, Hit Refresh, which is slated to hit shelves in fall 2017. Hollis Heimbouch, the imprint's v-p and publisher, negotiated the deal with James Levine of Levine Greenberg Rostan.
Hit Refresh chronicles Nadella's personal experience with Microsoft along with contemporary changes taking place within the company, while providing his take on the way he believes intelligent machines will change the course of everyday life as they become more ubiquitous. The title refers to Nadella's argument that societies—and the people and organizations within them—need to transform, or refresh, their dedication to pursuing new ideas and progress.
"This book is about change," Nadella said in a statement. "It is not a ‘how to succeed’ book, nor is it a memoir—it’s premature for that. Ultimately, I am writing for Microsoft team members, customers, and partners in hopes that these stories of transformation will be useful to them as they navigate their own path."
Nadella's proceeds from the book will be donated to Microsoft Philanthropies to benefit nonprofits, specifically those working on projects dedicated to the public good.