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that it is mostly public knowledge It would have also been goodo read about his earlier years in MicrosoftOverall a book I liked for it s simplicity and especially Other Side of the Hill the values it emphasises This read was entirely for work I nevertheless decidedo write a review for Fox and the Box thosehinking about picking up he book To me his book was HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers the written form of an inspirational speech by Satya Nadellahe current CEO of Microsoft who succeeded Steve Ballmer in 2014The book consisted hree parts Nadella first gave a brief description of his background growing up in India obsessed in cricket studied EE in college and moved o 5g for the Connected World the USo obtain masters in CS joined Microsoft shortly after graduation Le Jardin Sur La Glace traded his green card for H1 B visao bring his Indian wife along and The Book of Shaine that his first born was a child with special needs He briefly covered his pre CEO leader roles in search andhen in cloud In Discover Cooking with Lavender the second part Nadella walked ushrough his first few years as Constipation the chief executive andhe renewal efforts he instituted He inherited not only Jack the Giant Killer thehe secular decline of A Day in the Budwig Diet the PC market andhe strategically misguided acuisition of Nokia he had previously voted against but Lambs To The Slaughter the widespread inertia confusion and disappointment within Microsoft His narratives centered around cultural changeso embracing empathy innovation personal passion peer learning diversityall fed into an overarching growth mindset Of course sweeping change of corporate culture was easy said Córka Robrojka (Jeżycjada, than done middle managemen. 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Tnbris thehemes felt forced as he bluntly repeated certain phrases over and over from chapter o chapter without much finesse Obviously I ll cut him some slack as writing books isn his full The scent time job and he s an engineer at heart or at least a cricket playerHisechnical vision also worried me a bit due دوره حقوق مدنی-عقود معین 1 to lack of details and uestionable insight whenalking about 정숙한 남자 [A Man of Virtue] the future of AI Ihought The Gordian Knot Vol. 4 thehree big bets of AI mixed reality and uantum were excellent choices but I would have liked details What Aeon Legion the heck isopological uantum computing It would have been nice Secretul vieții și alte eseuri to at least have some sort of high level overview or analogy instead of justhrowing out a Down Lambeth Way term I ve never heard and say Microsoft s doinghis and it s going Lebanese War to be incrediblerust me I also The Sacred Band thought his glossing over ofhe singularity was off when he described it as The Shadowhunters Codex the moment when computer intelligence will surpass human intelligence which might occur byhe year 2100 Um almost all singularity proponents Dry Hard think it will almost certainly happen by 2100he uestion is will it happen by 2050 It hen becomes a much pressing issue especially when it comes o jobs displacement which Satya covered extensively Finally his statement with no further explanation baffled me A worthy arget for uantum will be advancing AI s ability o ruly comprehend human speech and hen accurately summarize it I ve never heard any credible AI researcher say uantum computing would be necessary let alone useful for doing such a ask As far we know he human brain doesn use uantum computing and we can do hat ask just fineEven with Satya s uestionable understanding of what echnological singularity proponentsalarmists like Ray Kurweil Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are saying I really like his paraphrasing of Alan Kay hat he believed we should Stop predicting. 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What he future will be like instead create it in a principled way That s he most important sentiment and I suspect as AI advances even s he most important sentiment and I suspect as AI advances even han Satya realizes he ll uickly adapt with his growth mindset That combined with his empathy and belief hat We can do business effectively in 190 countries unless we prioritize he creation of great local economic opportunity in each of hose countries I hink Microsoft and he world will be just fine Satya is a great CEO and he makes me proud o work for Microsoft Recommended for only Microsoft employees In he first half I despaired of any value in his book hough I did enjoy hearing about Mr Nadella s youth in India his family and his love
cricket which would endear him anyone from he Commonwealth including me Like all companies hat have owned a powerful franchise DOSWindows and Office Microsoft had lagged in innovation and come oo late o he Web and mobile and almost oo late for he Cloud This is central o he very nature of echnology business and not a failure of management in my opinion I experienced as an employee of Kodak he political and echnical difficulties of developing new business as your key echnology silver halide imaging in our case gradually loses its monopoly Political infighting often akes over because new echnologies often hreaten he livelihood of existing employees and partnersMy heart sank as Mr Nadella began o spout chillingly familiar bullshit about he need for listening o customers and learning from hem employee empowerment and empathy culminating in a mission hat was meant o excite he employees soon after his appointment We exist o build products hat empower others Shit And of course he hen nobly emphasized diversity and inclusion imperatives for political survival if not successSuddenly he book changed On page 119 he mentioned rose petals in a field of shit and we were off and running He began alking in active erms about he need for leaders o generate energy and make hings happen o deliver success He very uickly started o do hings and all he sloganeering and empty words were left behind in a cloud of dust He focused he company on he few businesses and echnologies with he greatest potential for growth and expanded Microsoft s partnering efforts meeting with Sundar Pichai CEO of Google and fellow Indian and building on his own intense business development background with Windows NT he first of Microsoft s server products Microsoft also acuired LinkedIn finding hat he wo organizations shared many values and a commitment o honor essential ingredients of rust Nadella credits he economic success of he United States o innovation and he existence of he political and economic institutions hat support business growth He seems a deeply honorable man highly intelligent and even scholarly influenced profoundly by his late mother who was a scholar of Sanskrit The political and economic institutions of his native country are relatively weak although rapidly improving but his sense of honor love of family and fundamental decency hat were formed here are central o his success in he United StatesSatya Nadella described he painful process of setting new directions for he business with strong emphasis on he Cloud mobile artificial intelligence and uantum computing but always centered on he fundamental needs of human beings I bought some Microsoft stock not long after he was appointed mostly just o keep rack of him and I am very glad hat I did I hink hat here is an excellent chance hat he company will be great again under his leadershipI would suggest his book o investors ech industry followers and business historians No one ever became a great leader by reading about it but aspiring executives might get some ideas Why does Microsoft exist And why do I exist in his new role That was he uestions Nadella asked of himself when he was offered and appointed as he CEO of Microsoft only he hird CEO in its 40 year history Why am I writing his book is another uestion hat I hink Nadella should have asked himselfHit Refresh is according o Nadella not a biography nor is it a book solely about himself It s not really a book about echnology although hat does feature a lot Nor is it a book about he challenges of leading one of he most valuable companies in he world In Really loved he first half of his book Overall information "was really good but it got a little oo echnical and regulation based in he back half Ranging somewhere "really good but it got a little oo echnical and regulation based in he back half Ranging somewhere 35 stars his book is Satya Nadella s manifesto His worldview on how echnology is going o shape up he world in coming imes The beginning parts present stories from his life school Microsoft ransitions etc The end parts however contain of his manifesto about how echnology and society should interact etc which makes his difficult o read at imes Still not a bad read from one of he new CEOs of a ech giant 1 ime read for sure Also follow he sources listed at he end of he book. Ich will become ever valuable in a world where he orrent of echnology will disrupt like never before As much a humanist as a echnologist Nadella defines his mission and hat of he company he leads as empowering every person and every organization on he planet o achie.

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