Words matter. These are the best Satya Nadella Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
You renew yourself every day. Sometimes you’re successful, sometimes your not, but it’s the average that counts.
We had the Windows app store in Windows 8, but one of the big changes in the design of Windows 10 is to make sure that the app store is front and center where our usage is, which is the desktop.
To me, Microsoft is about empowerment… we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk.
The one thing that I would say that defines me is I love to learn. I get excited about new things. I buy more books than I read or finish.
We all know the mortality of companies is less than human beings.
I think the combination of graduate education in a field like Computer Science and the opportunity to apply this in a work environment like Microsoft is what drove me. The impact these opportunities create can lead to work that has broad, worldwide impact.
I want the least number of decision makers. We want to empower people to get more things done and also give permission to question orthodoxy.
The notion of having work-life harmony in a highly competitive economy is a first-class topic.
The energy you create around you is perhaps going to be the most important attribute – in the long run, EQ trumps IQ. Without being a source of energy for others, very little can be accomplished.
The thing we learned the most with the Xbox is the Xbox Live experience.
The enterprise market is never winner-take-all.
It’s our own ability to have an idea and go after the idea and make it happen. That’s what at the end of the day defines us.
We want to build intelligence that augments human abilities and experiences.
You look at marketing: everything that’s happening in marketing is digitized. Everything that’s happening in finance is digitized. So pretty much every industry, every function in every industry, has a huge element that’s driven by information technology. It’s no longer discrete.
What matters is ‘Have you done a better job of making our experiences feel like home on Windows?’ That’s our real goal, and that’s what we’re going to stay focused on.
Culturally, I think we have operated as if we had the formula figured out, and it was all about optimizing, in its various constituent parts, the formula. Now it is about discovering the new formula.
Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning ‘bit’ always switched on.
If you talk about STEM education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it’s Minecraft.
When I think about my career, my successes are built on learning from failures.
As I spent tons of time with customers, not just in the United States, but in emerging markets, in Europe, in Latin America, top of mind for everybody is how do they drive growth for their business going forward.
The fundamental truth for developers is they will build if there are users.
To me, what Minecraft represents is more than a hit game franchise. It’s this open-world platform. If you think about it, it’s the one game parents want their kids to play.
The mobile-first, cloud-first is a very rich canvas for innovation – it is not the device that is mobile, it is the person that is mobile.
Believe me, my journey has not been a simple journey of progress. There have been many ups and downs, and it is the choices that I made at each of those times that have helped shape what I have achieved.
We’re not in hardware for hardware’s sake. We’re in hardware to be able to express all our platform and productivity software in a way that’s unique.
Wherever we are seeing something getting used, that to us is an early indicator that there might be something that people want. And then let’s figure out how to make that great. And then let’s go figure out monetization.
The question is: How are you able to organize your information, your tasks, and get stuff done spanning those different roles? Nobody lives in isolation.
Ultimately, what any company does when it is successful is merely a lagging indicator of its existing culture.
The thing I’m most focused on today is, how am I maximizing the effectiveness of the leadership team, and what am I doing to nurture it?
We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.
Longevity in this business is about being able to reinvent yourself or invent the future.
I went through a phase of reading lots of Urdu poetry, thanks to the great transliterated versions that have become available.
If you don’t have a real stake in the new, then just surviving on the old – even if it is about efficiency – I don’t think is a long-term game.
The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster, and continue to transform.
Every opportunity I got, I took it as a learning experience.
When we think about Windows, we want to think of it as a broad platform, from wearables to industrial IoT platforms to PCs and tablets.
In the post-Snowden world, you need to enable others to build their own cloud and have mobility of applications. That’s both because of the physicality of computing – where the speed of light still matters – and because of geopolitics.
If every sector of business and society will be driven by software – how does that get enabled? By highly-paid computer scientists funded by risk capital in Silicon Valley? Or by lots of engineers who can build it themselves?
There were many influences on me while growing up. In the late Seventies and early Eighties when I was growing up in Hyderabad, it was a bit more laid-back, and that gave you time to think about things differently without perhaps being caught up in the narrow approach to one’s journey through life.
At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
From Xbox in the previous generation to Xbox One, it’s fundamentally transformed.
Culture change means we will do things differently.
Microsoft is one of those rare companies to have truly revolutionized the world through technology, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company.
When I started at Microsoft, I was lucky enough to be part of the rise of the client-server paradigm.
I want to see us remain convinced that software matters in the future.
Iran is a complete Windows country when it comes to the Office automation side.
We’ve had great successes, but our future is not about our past success. It’s going to be about whether we will invent things that are really going to drive our future.
In the past, there was hardware, software, and platforms on top of which there were applications. Now they’re getting conflated. That is all going to get disrupted by the move to the cloud.
You’ve got to remember even the Apple regeneration started with colorful iMacs. So let us first get the colorful iMacs. I think with what we’re doing with Lumia, we’re at that stage. I want to do good devices that people like, and then we will go on to doing the next thing and the next thing.
Everything is going to be connected to cloud and data… All of this will be mediated by software.
One thing we’ve talked a lot about, even in the first leadership meeting, was, what’s the purpose of our leadership team? The framework we came up with is the notion that our purpose is to bring clarity, alignment and intensity.
If you don’t jump on the new, you don’t survive.
What gets lost is we wouldn’t be who we are and as successful as we have been if we didn’t have a decent batting average.
Microsoft loves Linux.