Business Books

How Satya Nadella rediscovered Microsoft’s soul

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield gets a guest to review a business book.

This week Strive founder Andy Golding reviewed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s new book “Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone”.

At 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.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft

Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.

Bill Gates

Description on Amazon:

“Hit Refresh” is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives — the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing.

It’s about how people, organisations and societies can, and must, transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.

Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s 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 United States and how he learned to lead along the way.

He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO — one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer.

He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul — transforming 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 a call to action for world leaders.

“Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains.

“Empathy grounds and centres me.”

“Hit Refresh” is a set of reflections, meditations and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement — for himself, for a storied company and for society.

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below.

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Step-by-step guide to making your big idea fly

Step-by-step guide to making your big idea fly

Yuppiechef cofounder Andrew Smith reviews "Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation" by Steven Hoffman.

Make more money with less hassle by managing your investment property like a pro

Make more money with less hassle by managing your investment property like a pro

Bruce Whitfield interviews David Beattie, author of “The Expert Landlord: Manage Your Residential Property like a Pro”.

How cryptocurrencies will fix money, rescue us from tyrants… In maths we trust!

How cryptocurrencies will fix money, rescue us from tyrants… In maths we trust!

Bruce Whitfield interviews Simon Dingle (“In Math We Trust: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and the Journey To Being Your Own Bank”).

You are dying – quite literally – for a paycheque

You are dying – quite literally – for a paycheque

Ian Mann on “Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance..." by Jeffrey Pfeffer.

Why some businesses crush others, despite having limited resources

Why some businesses crush others, despite having limited resources

Bruce Whitfield interviews Dragons' Den Judge Vusi Thembekwayo, author of “The Magna Carta of Exponentiality”.

How urbanising Africans (with 'villager identity' intact) consume brands

How urbanising Africans (with 'villager identity' intact) consume brands

Bruce Whitfield interviews Insights Publicis Nigeria CEO Feyi Olubodun, author of “The Villager: How Africans Consume Brands”.

Popular articles
Most common sex-related injuries and how to avoid them!

Most common sex-related injuries and how to avoid them!

Experts say vaginal tears, broken penises and the loss of foreign objects in the body are often seen in the ER

Radio powerhouse joins 702

Radio powerhouse joins 702

Richard Nwamba will host a new African music show between 16h00 and 18h00 every Saturday.

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Mtongana about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?