Hit Refresh


Satya Nadella tells the inside story of Microsoft’s transformation, tracing his personal journey from childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes of the digital age.

Favorite quotes from the book:

I learned that only through living life’s ups and downs can you develop empathy; that in order not to suffer, or at least not to suffer so much, one must become comfortable with impermanence.

She always believed in doing your thing, and at your pace. Pace comes when you do your thing. So long as you enjoy it, do it mindfully and well, and have an honest purpose behind it, life won’t fail you.

… consistency is better than perfection …

Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.

Success can cause people to unlearn the habits that made them successful in the first place.

It’s been said we tend to overestimate what we can achieve in the short run, but underestimate what can be achieved in the long run.

I had discovered software, the most malleable resource humans have made.