Hit Refresh

Nadella, Satya/ Shaw, Greg / Nichols, Jill Tracie

Biography & Autobiography

On Sale Date: 9/26/17
Imprint: HarperBusiness
Print Run: 150K
Format: HC
Pages: 288
Price: 30
ISBN: 62652508
ISBN 13: 9780062652508
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062652515
Digital Audio 9780062694805

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, organizations, and societies can and must transform “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. At its core, it’s about us humans and how our one unique quality-empathy-will become ever more valuable in a world where technological advancement will disrupt the status quo as never before.

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 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. 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.

“Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains. “Empathy grounds and centers me.” Hit Refresh is a reflection, meditations and series of recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement-for himself, for a storied company and for society.