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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Sergei
    Jan 28, 2018

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

  • Andrew
    Nov 01, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Jaana Metsamaa
    Jan 12, 2018

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

    If you are in search of the answers for one or more of these questions, i encourage you to read this book: a) Why Microsoft exists? You will be able to breathe the culture of Microsoft after reading this book. b) Why ?Culture? is of extreme importance for a company? Satya sh...

    I had no expectations for the book. Saw that many of my friends were reading and rating it well. Its a two part book. First part is about culture, values, mindfulness and how Satya tries to implement these in Microsoft and his life in order to reach set goals. All this is of cou...

  • Bryan
    Oct 31, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Ahmad
    Oct 25, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

    If you are in search of the answers for one or more of these questions, i encourage you to read this book: a) Why Microsoft exists? You will be able to breathe the culture of Microsoft after reading this book. b) Why ?Culture? is of extreme importance for a company? Satya sh...

    I had no expectations for the book. Saw that many of my friends were reading and rating it well. Its a two part book. First part is about culture, values, mindfulness and how Satya tries to implement these in Microsoft and his life in order to reach set goals. All this is of cou...

    A book by one the C.E.O. of a top company out at a right time. Get this book if you want to know: - what changes were initiated by Staya in Microsoft, especially culturally - questions that C.E.O.s of such companies should ask themselves and responsibilities they carry towards ...

  • Rajesh CNB
    Oct 22, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Vartika
    Oct 27, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Sanjay
    Sep 28, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

  • Hadi Zaman
    Nov 10, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

    If you are in search of the answers for one or more of these questions, i encourage you to read this book: a) Why Microsoft exists? You will be able to breathe the culture of Microsoft after reading this book. b) Why ?Culture? is of extreme importance for a company? Satya sh...

    I had no expectations for the book. Saw that many of my friends were reading and rating it well. Its a two part book. First part is about culture, values, mindfulness and how Satya tries to implement these in Microsoft and his life in order to reach set goals. All this is of cou...

    A book by one the C.E.O. of a top company out at a right time. Get this book if you want to know: - what changes were initiated by Staya in Microsoft, especially culturally - questions that C.E.O.s of such companies should ask themselves and responsibilities they carry towards ...

    Satya Nadella, an Indian origin, did his engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, went to University of Wisconsin for Masters in computer sciences, and completed his MBA from University of Chicago, now heads Microsoft as its CEO. He has authored this great book about reinventi...

    This book is not an autobiography of Microsoft's current CEO. Actually, far from it. To me, there are two parts in the book. In the first part, Satya discussed the transformation he leads in Microsoft as CEO. And in second part, he discussed the technological break troughs he is wo...

  • Frank
    Oct 16, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    Nov 29, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • SWAROOP CHOUGULE
    Nov 07, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

    If you are in search of the answers for one or more of these questions, i encourage you to read this book: a) Why Microsoft exists? You will be able to breathe the culture of Microsoft after reading this book. b) Why ?Culture? is of extreme importance for a company? Satya sh...

    I had no expectations for the book. Saw that many of my friends were reading and rating it well. Its a two part book. First part is about culture, values, mindfulness and how Satya tries to implement these in Microsoft and his life in order to reach set goals. All this is of cou...

    A book by one the C.E.O. of a top company out at a right time. Get this book if you want to know: - what changes were initiated by Staya in Microsoft, especially culturally - questions that C.E.O.s of such companies should ask themselves and responsibilities they carry towards ...

    Satya Nadella, an Indian origin, did his engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, went to University of Wisconsin for Masters in computer sciences, and completed his MBA from University of Chicago, now heads Microsoft as its CEO. He has authored this great book about reinventi...

  • Ken Cyr
    Oct 15, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Benjamin C Drake
    Oct 17, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

    If you are in search of the answers for one or more of these questions, i encourage you to read this book: a) Why Microsoft exists? You will be able to breathe the culture of Microsoft after reading this book. b) Why ?Culture? is of extreme importance for a company? Satya sh...

    I had no expectations for the book. Saw that many of my friends were reading and rating it well. Its a two part book. First part is about culture, values, mindfulness and how Satya tries to implement these in Microsoft and his life in order to reach set goals. All this is of cou...

    A book by one the C.E.O. of a top company out at a right time. Get this book if you want to know: - what changes were initiated by Staya in Microsoft, especially culturally - questions that C.E.O.s of such companies should ask themselves and responsibilities they carry towards ...

    Satya Nadella, an Indian origin, did his engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, went to University of Wisconsin for Masters in computer sciences, and completed his MBA from University of Chicago, now heads Microsoft as its CEO. He has authored this great book about reinventi...

    This book is not an autobiography of Microsoft's current CEO. Actually, far from it. To me, there are two parts in the book. In the first part, Satya discussed the transformation he leads in Microsoft as CEO. And in second part, he discussed the technological break troughs he is wo...

    As a Microsoft employee and a user and curator of technology, I read this book to get a picture of what one CEO has to say about innovation, leadership, and change. The book provides some excellent historical context and narrative to help explain why certain decisions were made or why ...

  • Vishal
    Dec 18, 2017

    Recommended for only Microsoft employees. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    I read to understand businesses and I thought i could learn a bit on Microsoft. It was a waste of time. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Reading this book increases my respect for Satya as a leader and increases my hope that Microsoft won't fade away like other technology leaders of the past. Some key takeaways from this book: - As a leader, Satya thinks his main job is the curator of culture. He summarizes, Microso...

    If you are in search of the answers for one or more of these questions, i encourage you to read this book: a) Why Microsoft exists? You will be able to breathe the culture of Microsoft after reading this book. b) Why ?Culture? is of extreme importance for a company? Satya sh...