Hit Refresh

Hit Refresh

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, organizations and socie As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the s...

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Title:Hit Refresh
Author:Satya Nadella
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Genres:Business
ISBN:0062652508
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:273 pages pages

Hit Refresh Reviews

  • Scott Lerch
    Oct 08, 2017
    As a current Microsoft employee I now like Satya even more after reading his book: Hit Refresh. He comes across as more humble and thoughtful than any other current CEO in the tech sector, yet is just as driven and intelligent. I particularly like his mantra of having empathy for our c...
  • Bharat
    Oct 09, 2017
    Offers insights into the rise of Nadella and how he incorporated the lessons learned from his childrens' difficulties as he rose ladders in Microsoft along with his wife Anu. First half is easily the best part of the book and in the second half Nadella delves more into his vision, reva...
  • Andrew
    Nov 01, 2017
    Satya Nadella's "Hit Refresh" is a very refreshing book. As the third CEO of Microsoft, and the first one born in India, he writes from a unique perspective. He has chosen to write this book at the beginning of his tenure, instead of afterward, as he believes there is value in communic...
  • Graeme Roberts
    Oct 01, 2017
    In the first half, I despaired of any value in this book, though I did enjoy hearing about Mr. Nadella's youth in India, his family, and his love of cricket, which would endear him to anyone from the Commonwealth, including me. Like all companies that have owned a powerful franchise (D...
  • Vinayak Kesarwani
    Jan 01, 2018
    Ranging somewhere around 3.5 stars, this book is Satya Nadella's manifesto. His worldview on how technology is going to shape up the world in coming times. The beginning parts present stories from his life - school, Microsoft, transitions etc. The end parts however contain more of his ...
  • Bryan
    Oct 31, 2017
    Microsoft is betting on three things to change the computing world going into the future. They are artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and augmented reality. I read the employee version of this book. It felt like this book was written to inspire Microsoft employees and to help ...
  • Du Nguyen
    Oct 13, 2017
    Why does Microsoft exist? And why do I exist in this new role? That was the questions Nadella asked of himself when he was offered and appointed as the CEO of Microsoft - only the third CEO in its 40-year history. Why am I writing this book is another question that I think Nadella shou...
  • Chetna
    Feb 20, 2018
    2.5 ...
  • Rajesh CNB
    Oct 22, 2017
    For the first time in 2016 Microsoft offered a free upgrade to Windows 10. That was surprising to me as I had never seen Microsoft offer anything for free. But at that time I didn't pay much attention to the fact and happily upgraded to Windows 10 and encouraged others to do so as well...
  • Pranav Saxena
    Feb 17, 2018
    Makes for a good little weekend foray for anyone looking for a simple business read. Written Satya Nadella as an attempt at conveying how he aims to re-imagine Microsoft in an age where so they have lost their edge on so many fronts, and how to battle the stagnation that has crept into...
  • Abhishek
    Mar 03, 2018
    Satya Nadella's book is part memoir and part guidance. Do not pick it up with the hopes of learning how he felt when he was named CEO of Microsoft (that bit never comes up) or details of any juicy boardroom battles (not even close). It is a refreshing book, dedicating a chapter or two ...
  • Huda Yahya
    Mar 13, 2018
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  • Vartika
    Oct 27, 2017
    A VERY long memo to Microsoft employees - I didn't get the sense that the book's purpose was anything more than explaining to the employees why Satya was a great CEO choice, how he is on top of knowing what will take Microsoft to the next level and how some of the initiatives he has ta...
  • Wen
    Jan 18, 2018
    This read was entirely for work; I nevertheless decided to write a review for those thinking about picking up the book. To me this book was the written form of an inspirational speech by Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft, who succeeded Steve Ballmer in 2014. The book consi...
  • Caroline Berg
    Oct 12, 2017
    Another reviewer says this is "Recommended for only Microsoft employees" but I disagree. This book isn't even for all Microsoft employees, for it leaves out a very large percentage us - the contractors. In fact, I wouldn't have read this book at all if my boss, who is a full-time emplo...
  • Pericles
    Oct 23, 2017
    I'm a Microsoft employee, but this opinion is my own. This book describes three topics, at a high level: - Satya Nadella's career and personal life: from a student in India to becoming the CEO of Microsoft, and everything in between, including his personal challenges - Microsoft...
  • Bharath Ramakrishnan
    Mar 31, 2018
    This is a story about how Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft sought to change Microsoft?s culture and rediscover it?s soul. It makes for interesting reading, especially with his emphasis on empathy being the bedrock of his thinking ? trying to move public perception of Microsoft bei...
  • Sanjay
    Sep 28, 2017
    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...
  • Mohammad
    Dec 20, 2017
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  • Frank
    Oct 16, 2017
    It is difficult capture how one speaks in one's writing. Satya, however, does exactly that; he has a distinct composure when he speaks in public; he does not rush over sentences, or become overtly enthusiastic with his facial expressions; he conveys his emotions through the eloquence o...
  • Avinash Agarwal
    Nov 10, 2017
    Must say I am quite disappointed with the book. My expectation was that it will highlight some of Satya Nadella's journey from Hyderabad to making big by becoming only the third CEO of a technological behemoth. However, it emphasizes about the digital innovation and how it will pan out...
  • Trung Nguyen Dang
    Nov 03, 2017
    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...
  • Venky
    Oct 01, 2017
    Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. These are the three most passionate exhortations one finds in "Hit Refresh" by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. An autobiography subtly disguised as an expression of the current cultural ethos prevailing inside the world...
  • Balakrishnan
    Oct 14, 2017
    This is one of the coolest understandable memoir of world?s large corporation in the context of yesteryears glory, mistakes and to the promising tech?s future! Satya?s continual reference to his personal diaries make you connect better and well, bunch of literary annotations are ...
  • Hesamul Haque
    Mar 31, 2018
    Leadership is inbuilt as well as some skill which no books can teach but experience. As everybody has different definitions of a leader, Satya Nadella has charmingly thrown some light of leadership at the beginning of the book and how he learnt salient features of a leader which helped...
  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Nov 29, 2017
    Full review on: FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES This book is not for everyone. It is for those who understand technology a bit and are interested in knowing the inner workings of an organization like Microsoft. Not just about Microsoft, you need to learn what a person Satya Nadella is how ...
  • Ken Cyr
    Oct 15, 2017
    Full Disclosure - I'm currently a Microsoft employee, so I couldn't help but to read this book through the eyes of an insider. This definitely skews my perspective... it's a conscious bias that I have :) The overall idea of the book was good, and it was great to gain insight into t...
  • Gautam Ramachandra
    Sep 28, 2017
    The book is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside Microsoft and It shows that being yourself, improving yourself by hitting the refresh button in your life would matter a lot. ...
  • Arunothia Marappan
    Oct 20, 2017
    Satya's views on most things are very deep! He details his own personal evolution in an absolutely honest manner. I could connect with his emotions at many places and that made reading this book even more personal for me. And as a new hire at Microsoft, I found the book very informativ...
  • Shaina Magat
    Sep 29, 2017
    Really loved the first half of this book. Overall information was really good but it got a little too technical and regulation based in the back half. ...