It's been a couple of weeks since Microsoft named its former cloud and enterprise head Satya Nadella to be its new CEO but aside from a couple of in-house interviews he didn't get any questions from the outside press. That changed today as The New York Times published a brief chat with Nadella.
Folks who might be hoping he would reveal specifics about how he will be changing things at Microsoft will be disappointed in this first interview. However, Nadella does say that most companies don't have a long lifespan and he wants Microsoft to be an exception, saying, "There are very few examples of even 100-year old companies. For us to be a 100-year old company where people find deep meaning at work, that’s the quest."
As far as how he will lead Microsoft into a new era, Nadella repeated what he said a few weeks ago, saying that the company is looking to increase the amount of innovation it creates: "It’s not going to come because of an org chart or the organizational boundaries." He also speaks about company co-founder Bill Gates working as its Technology Advisor, saying, "He is in fact making some pretty hard trade-offs to say, 'O.K., I’ll put more energy into this.'"
Source: New York Times | Image via Microsoft