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Summary

From the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, an inspiring account of the transformation of an organisation and the coming transformation of humanity.

As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella's personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous. It's about how people, organisations and societies can and must hit refresh - transform - in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal.

At the core it's about us humans and our unique qualities, like empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt like never before. As much a humanist as a technologist, Nadella defines his mission and that of the company he leads as empowering every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

©2017 Satya Nadella (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Refreshingly candid!

A genuine account of the road travelled so far by CEO Satya Nadella. No buzz words, no rhetoric and in no way a statement that his quest here is complete. A thoroughly enjoyable listen and an insight into the man at the helm of Microsoft - overseeing 100,000 employees spread across 190 countries. An honest, family man with relatable core values and empathy at the heart of everything he does... empowering every person and every organisation on the planet to do more.

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A very human voice from the world of technology

Some will value every page of this book, but there’s more than enough variety of content to interest every reader at least in part. Policy makers and business leaders might want to read the latter chapters sooner rather than later!

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  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 19-05-18

Inspiring

The book is in three sections- Satya’s background and influences, his vision as Microsoft CEO and approach to large scale organisational culture change, and finally, reflections on the future for technology and possible impacts on society. The only reason I gave this four rather than five stars is because the last bit of the book became quite dry. It was good to hear that all proceeds from this book will be invested in broader societal improvement programmes.

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Informative, moving, inspiring

It is rare to find a book of such depth from a CEO of a multinational enterprise, and in itself highlights the evolving role of business leaders in the new global landscape.

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mostly an extended Microsoft brochure

Started really strongly, but felt like it became a walk through the Microsoft brochure at times. some interesting points around his life and quantum computing but mostly felt like a sales pitch for o365 and azure

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Thought provoking and relevant

Excellent commentary of the world and its future, and not only Microsoft's place within it, but everyone's.

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Not as engaging as I would have liked

struggled to finish. Satay is a better motivational and inspiring speaker and it doesn't really come across on page (or audio).

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Totally awesome!

Amazing book, very insightful, right ingredients at the right ratio! highly recommended! you can feel the honesty when empathy and social aspects such as equality are discussed.

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A must read for anyone in the tech world!

Very Refreshing and Candid book about the Tech World and an insight into the future of a global giant.

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Amazing!

Great book, well written and very inspiring! Make you want to work for him or be like him...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-03-18

A bible on how we should charter the world of New Technologies to serve humanity

Hit refresh as aptly titled is a refreshing technology book that is really a call for us to learn about how we can use technology to serve humanity. It's also a wonderful discourse into where Microsoft is heading in this world of Digital Transformation.

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  • Asael Sepúlveda
  • 07-02-18

Plenty of ideas to reflect and act upon. Inspiring

I enjoyed every part of this book. Covering very diverse subjects - from human aspects of life to the future of technology -, this book can give every reader a lot of ideas to reflect and act on. I hope Satya writes more books.

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  • Ankit
  • 11-01-18

Future Proof Reading

This book is recommended for every reader who wants to know the future plan and upcoming innovation which can change the look and feel of whole world.

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  • Ray Choo
  • 15-12-17

Interesting read on Microsoft

Interesting read on Microsoft from the perspective of current CEO Satya Nadella which was very open & succinct.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-17

Amazing ! Leading with empathy

leading with empathy is at the heart of the book. the narration was also great

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  • Elena Bielinyte
  • 02-11-17

Great and thought-inspiring book

A great view into the mind of the person driving a great cultural transformation in one of the largest tech companies. Not only his thoughts are applicable for businesses, but also can be related to from personal life perspective.

The narrator was easy to listen, and it was great to hear Satya himself too.

Overall, I'm glad I've read/heard the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-10-17

v good book to read view the map to find out what

the first time I have been a long time ago and 50th 11th, but the other day and night in my opinion is the 50th anniversary flowers to be the same time

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-17

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a Very insightful book by a true visionary, Satya's view on the future is indeed eye opening and inspiring.

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  • 17-10-17

what a simple and brilliant book!

I enjoyed this book. Feeling inspired. Relevant for the times we live in. Got me thinking hard about things I need to change in my organization.

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  • Taty
  • 17-10-17

good

loved it.
great book for learning from a CEO's perspective from a tech industry.Ooh, on a subject of empathy, it was super connecting to it and understand how technology can really address the most challenging issues across the globe that human do face.