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Satya Nadella on Misson and Culture of Microsoft
The best advice Satya Nadella got from steve Ballmer ( Former CEO of Microsoft) was “be yourself”.
Satya Nadella is now chairman and CEO of Microsoft and when he first joined as CEO as he said “full reset”. He wants to make culture first class.
Ried Huffman named him “refounder”.
“Company don't only need founder it also needs refounders”
As a company grows the mission and culture need to be constant. Organizations may be sluggish until you reset like you reset tab and got clear results.
When Steve Ballmer gave Satya Nadella to run bing,
One day, Steve comes to me and says, “You know what? I’ve got an assignment for you. I think you should go run Bing.”
At that time, it was not even called Bing. It was called Live Search or what have you. We had had a lot of attrition. Obviously, Google was the behemoth even back in that time.I had to make a decision. So, I went to the parking lot. I drove past the building. It was 8:00 or so in the night. At that point, the reputation of the team, the attrition, all of that was a bit of a challenge, but I saw people were working late in the night. I said, “What the heck are these people doing here?” So, I remember parking, walking around. I just saw all of these folks who were super committed. I said, “God, I got to join this party.”
At that time Bing was a loss-making division of Microsoft.
When he entered as CEO he thought “It needs a full reset. he felt that the reset meant he needed to make both that sense of purpose, mission, and culture first class and his own.”
Everything needs to be reset as the leader changes. like In real life, America had gotten a new president, Donald Trump then got Joe Biden.
This article is curated from the masters of scale podcast with Reid Huffman in conversation with Satya Nadella.
⛏️Tools Worth Sharing
This week I didn’t see any cool tool, so this is it. Read previous editions to find cool tools.
📕 Book of The week
I’m reading this week, How Not to Die Book by Gene Stone and Michael Greger.
I’m starting reading Atmamun: The Path to Achieving the Bliss of the Himalayan Swamis. and the Freedom of a Living God. by Kapil Gupta, but it’s too heavy for me so I will start reading another book. In the future, I probably read this masterpiece but now it’s not for me.
Suggest to me any good book to read (Non-friction Only)
🗨️Quote worth sharing
"If you care too much about being praised, in the end you will not accomplish anything serious.
Let the judgments of others be the consequence of your deeds, not their purpose."
- Leo Tolstoy
🖼️ Picture worth sharing
I loved how the stairs are curved and make a beautiful look.
To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, ranging from this site to The Walt Disney Company, with a multitude of formats, categories, and business models in between. And, it turns out that the impact of the Internet — and the outlook for the future — differs considerably depending on what part of the media industry you look at.
Consumers loved it, and Netflix has stuck with the model even as the shift to streaming flipped their value proposition on its head: streaming is even more convenient than hopping in your car, but only a subset of content (ever-expanding, to be sure) is on Netflix. That has been more than enough to fuel Netflix’s growth; the service had 222 million subscribers at the end of 2021.
Question of this week
What makes you happy when you are sad?
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