Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

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Foreword by Bill Gates



  • I was really intrigued by this book, but ended up feeling quite let down. It was difficult to endure all the self-aggrandizement and exaggerated claims of "saving" the world, with an overwhelming amount of Microsoft's public relations influence. The lack of empathetic explanations about empathy was also disappointing.
  • I'm stoked that Satya took the time to write this book. It offers some really valuable insights into Satya's mindset and how he, along with his badass senior leadership team at Microsoft (who he lovingly calls his super heroes), are shaking things up to bring back innovation as a major driving force. The book takes us on Satya's personal journey, from his childhood and his love for cricket and computer science, to his family responsibilities and his fearless approach to new challenges. It also gives us a glimpse into his journey as CEO so far, and what we can expect from Microsoft in the future under his stellar leadership. Lastly, it delves into how the world and its governments should support and embrace new technologies to democratize the next wave of digital transformation. This book is an absolute must-read for those on the inside, as well as customers and diehard fans of Microsoft and its incredible technologies. But it's also a fantastic read for anyone interested in management and the digital tech world.
  • The author of 'Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone' is an incredibly enthusiastic individual who shares numerous personal anecdotes. The book delves into intriguing discussions about the future, though it can be perceived as somewhat one-sided. One commendable aspect is that the author donates all proceeds to charity. It is particularly captivating since it is written by the leader of Microsoft. The book has its ups and downs, but on the whole, it is not too shabby.
  • Getting the inside scoop on how Satya Nadella revolutionized the culture of Microsoft, ultimately shaping it into what it is today, was truly fascinating. I particularly appreciated the sections where Satya himself read, as it added an authentic touch that surpassed the flawlessly narrated parts. Given that numerous individuals contributed to the book, it seems fair that he only read certain sections. All in all, this book is fantastic and I highly endorse giving it a listen.
  • If you're into tech, this book won't bring any groundbreaking or fresh perspectives. It simply reiterates what you already know about Microsoft and their past struggles. However, towards the end of the book, there are some excellent chapters that delve into the significance of technology, particularly AI, in both industry and society.
  • Satya is an incredible leader in many aspects. It's impressive how he managed to write a book amidst ongoing changes, providing valuable insights into leadership with the benefit of hindsight. He is genuine, exceptionally intelligent, and truly remarkable as an individual. If this is the future of leadership, we can look forward to even better days ahead.
  • I really liked this book, especially the way Satya openly shared about both his personal and professional life. It's clear that he has a strong vision for Microsoft and its impact on a global level. Whether or not you're specifically interested in Microsoft, you'll definitely enjoy reading this book.
  • I have great respect for Satya Nadella's accomplishments at Microsoft, but this book fails to delve into the background in much detail. From what I gather, Microsoft faced significant dysfunction after the Ballmer era, yet Nadella barely scratches the surface on how he managed to unite the team and resolve their conflicts. While the book does mention meetings and the gathering of executives for strategic purposes, it falls short of providing any concrete insight into how the individuals in charge turned things around. Overall, it's an intriguing read, but apart from forming a positive opinion of Nadella, I didn't feel any more enlightened after finishing the book than I did at the beginning.