Satya Nadella changed Microsoft by trying to understand its force for good and revisiting its original values. He started by listening to the visions of employees, stakeholders, and competitors. He promoted positive company culture by encouraging collaboration and communication. Under his leadership, Microsoft products quickly became democratized through the creation of Cloud-based applications accessible from nearly every device. He also embraced the idea that technology could transform people’s lives and started to focus on high-potential tools. He emphasized that companies need to protect the rights of their users and that continuing to democratize technology could continue to improve lives around the world.
About the Author
Satya Nadella is the third CEO of Microsoft. Before, he served as the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud and was responsible for building the company’s computing platforms. He holds a BA from Manipal Institute of Technology, an MS from University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.