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Hit Refresh

Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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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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lovely book, very well written

loved the book and the way Satya has narrated it. the facts about how technology can be used for the next thing and not just entertainment. super!

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Amazingly written book

I loved. reading this book. I can very well connect to many cricket related parallels drawn to explain some very important concepts of life and leadership, as me being part of my school cricket team in India. I wish to read it again and again . Best wishes to Satya Nadella and Microsoft... wishing you success.

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Excellent read

This was a great read. The story of Satya Nadella and the turn around if Microsoft is inspiring and motivating in so many different ways.

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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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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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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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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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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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Amazing ! Leading with empathy

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

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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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  • Matt Simpson
  • 06-28-18

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
  • 09-29-17

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
  • 09-27-17

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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  • Vartan
  • 06-28-19

Great book for anyone who is interested in tech

An excellent book for anyone who wants to learn more about leaders, culture and organizational transformation. The book also comprehensively describes new technological trends, Fourth Industrial Revolution and Microsoft vision as such. Recommend it.

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  • Mr D G Key
  • 04-04-19

inspiring with a spit

Sataya tells us an amazing story of changing Microsoft. There are some great insights into the way the company has changed and the way businesses should be looking towards the future. At times there's a little too much Microsoft spin but in actual fact they have a lot to be proud of in the changes they've made over the last few years and in the impact they are having.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-19

easy to understand and informative, love to recomm

loved this, Narrated amazingly.easy to listen.very clear and recommend to all.super reading and driving towards to great listing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-19

Too long winded

Too long winded and lots of tech speak. Could've been half as long and a lot more about how he changed the culture and less about servers, etc....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-17-18

#HitRefresh!

Great guide on how leaders & society at large could posture & prepare to maximize on the opportunities offered by today's & future technologies.

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  • John
  • 11-24-18

Inspiring, touching and thought provoking ...

If you work anywhere in the technology industry & lead a team thais is a must listen too book.

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  • Paul
  • 07-25-18

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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  • Vijay
  • 10-09-17

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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  • raj
  • 12-19-18

excellent book

exceptional narration, great insight into what coming into microsoft, AI, quantum computing, empathy, loved his personal story

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  • Stacey Hughes
  • 07-11-18

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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  • Pranit
  • 05-23-18

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-21-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-18

Great book

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

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  • Lionell Pack
  • 11-23-17

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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  • alexkusuma
  • 10-09-17

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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  • Roozbeh Mansouri
  • 01-18-18

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.

Any additional comments?

very disappointed!

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