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Hit Refresh a better refreshment – Book review

Hit Refresh book review: We needed to build deeper empathy for our customers and their unarticulated and unmet needs. It was time to hit refresh.

About the book: As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella’s personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives.

Hit refresh book reviewAuthor: Satya Nadella

Published by: Harper Business

Pages: 288

Price: Rs. 419/- Buy now

Goosebumps review: A must read for aspiring engineers, tech lovers and followers of Microsoft. General readers might find it a little technical towards the end. The first half is engaging were as the second half details Microsoft’s growth. Give a try if you love biographies, especially technical ones.

Rating: (3.8 / 5)

Hit Refresh book review:

Satya Nadella has took over the chair as CEO of Microsoft among chaos and expectations. So far he has justified his selection to the perfection. After three years of his hold as the CEO of Microsoft he has penned his biography as Hit Refresh.

Hit Refresh is all about Satya’s journey from the southern Indian city Hyderabad to the high chair of Microsoft. The first half of the book is easily the best. The second half deals with Satya’s struggles, views and the growth of Microsoft.

Hit Refresh gets deep into Satya’s life. He reveals his love for cricket and his craze for M.L.Jaisimha, former Indian Batsman. Satya gives us a glimpse on his school days, how technology changed his life and more.

Biography of any successful CEO works as a guide to their followers, youngsters and engineers, Hit Refresh is no different. It is a must read for engineering aspirants and tech lovers. The technical part in the latter half of the book might confuse few general readers, still the book doesn’t fail to impress.

Nadella has explained the future plans of Microsoft which gives us a better understanding about the leading software company. Don’t miss it if you love technology and Microsoft.



  • First half of the biography
  • Insight into Nadella’s personal struggle and how he faced it
  • Learning about Microsoft’s growth and future plans
  • Lucid language

Not so impressed:

  • Technical towards the end
  • Second half of the book

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