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Publisher's Summary

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

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

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

©2017 Satya Nadella (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Fantastic

Thanks to Satya and the co-authors for providing an insight in to the future that Microsoft sees. A great book about technology, trust, empathy and business.

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Great insight to an empathetic leader

Satya has shown that leading a company by transforming the culture results in a successful and profitable company. This book provides great insight into his upbringing, challenges a he grows over 20 years at Microsoft. It also details how he sees Technology and it's future in our society.

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wonderful read...

it was a great read. Narrator is equally good. I was expecting a bit more of personal experience, encounters and their impact on shaping of his journey.

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Quite inspiring...

Never heard anyone repeatedly assert their being CEO of a company like a mantra as he did in this book.

I guess Satya Nadella wants to assure everyone that he's in charge and that he's not a puppet of Bill Gates. I just feel that it's unnecessarily obvious because he's leading Microsoft in an entirely different direction than the other 2 CEOs before him. Microsoft is more respected now as a technology company under him than at anytime in the company's history. That in itself is already marvelous achievement.

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Great book

loved it. it provides valuable insights to the role of technology leader in our society

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Not even an average book!

Would you try another book written by Satya Nadella and Bill Gates - foreword or narrated by Satya Nadella and Shridhar Solanki ?

Prob not by Satya, maybe Bill Gates.

What could Satya Nadella and Bill Gates - foreword have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The storyline is missing, Satya takes you different direction every paragraph and after 10 minutes you get vertigo.

Did Satya Nadella and Shridhar Solanki do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Not, Satya didn't do a good job!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no, It seems someone writing day to day memo and what's going on his daily basis.

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very disappointed!

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Inspiring!

I only wish it was longer. It was an excellent listen - highly recommend. I will probably listen to it again.

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Inspiring

An inspiring and insightful account of his work. Though some part is very microsoft-centric. However, can be used to learn on how to refresh a company/corporation even one as big as Microsoft.

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  • Arno
  • 13-08-2018

The human side of technology

Really good for people managers to understand the importance of progress for the company's future to stay relevant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-03-2018

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

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

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  • Asael Sepúlveda
  • 07-02-2018

Plenty of ideas to reflect and act upon. Inspiring

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

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  • Ankit
  • 11-01-2018

Future Proof Reading

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

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  • Ray Choo
  • 15-12-2017

Interesting read on Microsoft

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-2017

Amazing ! Leading with empathy

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

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  • Elena Bielinyte
  • 02-11-2017

Great and thought-inspiring book

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

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

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-10-2017

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

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-2017

Hit Refresh review

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-2017

what a simple and brilliant book!

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

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  • Matt Simpson
  • 28-06-2018

Very Slow

struggled to get into this. which is a shame because the story is compelling. not sure if the narration or style of the book but I expected more leadership content and advice.

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  • Mr Scott Riley
  • 29-09-2017

Refreshingly candid!

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

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  • ME247
  • 27-09-2017

A very human voice from the world of technology

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

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  • Paul
  • 25-07-2018

A fantastic insight to Microsoft and it's CEO

I listened to this before going to Inspire, which was perfect timing to appreciate the changes Microsoft are going through and get an insight into Satya's focus on technology and culture

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-05-2018

Informative, moving, inspiring

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

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  • Mr. R. H. Barnes
  • 03-04-2018

mostly an extended Microsoft brochure

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

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  • S. Nanra
  • 26-02-2018

Thought provoking and relevant

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

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  • MISS S F BEVAN
  • 26-02-2018

Not as engaging as I would have liked

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

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  • Ashish
  • 19-01-2018

A must read for anyone in the tech world!

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

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  • Pratim
  • 18-11-2017

Amazing!

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