In a surprise move, Microsoft's latest CEO Satya Nadella has revealed that he is writing a book called 'Hit Refresh', which will be out in 2017. According to the press release, the book focuses on "transformation" in three phases, which are Nadella's personal evolution, the changes in Microsoft, and the ongoing alterations in human life with the rise of intelligent machines.
HarperCollins, which will be publishing the book next year, describes it as follows:
Hit Refresh follows three storylines: Nadella's personal journey of transformation, the change that is taking place today inside his storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous throughout society. Nadella explores how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform—hit refresh—in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal. Nadella writes that uniquely human qualities like empathy will become more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt like never before.
It is important to note that this Nadella's first book, and the executive has clarified that it isn't a memoir or a 'how to succeed' book, and is targeted at a specific audience which includes "Microsoft team members, customers, and partners". Satya Nadella has also stated that the sales made from his book will be donated to Microsoft Philanthropies to "benefit nonprofits, specifically those working on public cloud for public good projects."
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