The book note of “Hit Refresh”

Microsoft Hit Refresh Satya Nadella

It’s hard to believe that Microsoft reinvents itself after missing the mobile revolutions.

“Hit Refresh” written by Satya Nadella, C.E.O of Microsoft, contains the stories of how Microsoft tries to make a comeback, the future of technology and management of Microsoft.

Here are some of my favorite notes in this book

A leader must see the external opportunities and the internal capability and culture – and all of the connection among them – and respond to them before they become obvious parts of the conventional wisdom.

  • What is soul in this context of a company? I don’t mean soul in a religion sense. It’s the thing that comes most naturally. It is the inner voice. It’s what motivates and provides inner direction to apply your capability.
  • What is the unique sensibility that we as a company have?

Envy is negative and outer– directed, not driven from within, and so I knew that it wouldn’t carry us very far down the path to true renewal.

  • My approach is to lead with a sense of purpose and pride in what we do, not envy or combativeness.
  • 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.
  • We’re betting that quantum computing will make artificial intelligence more intelligent and mixed reality an even more immersive experience.
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it.