Satya Nadella Writing Book on Reinventing Microsoft and Himself: Hit Refresh

Harper Business to publish exec's part manifesto, part autobiography

Michael Morisy

June 30, 2016

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Satya Nadella Writing Book on Reinventing Microsoft and Himself: Hit Refresh
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses shareholders during Microsoft Shareholders Meeting in December 2014 in Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the first for Nadella as CEO. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)


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While others are looking for a light beach read, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has something a little more ambitious in mind this summer: Working on a book of his own.

Harper Business announced that it will be publishing Nadella's mix of manifesto, autobiography (but, he stresses, it's not a memoir), and strategy, which will go on sale November 15, 2017.

The official description:

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, organizations 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 organization on the planet to achieve more.

Listed at 320 pages, the book isn't set to release until November 15, 2017 but is already available for preorder in Kindle format from Amazon: Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

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