Books Recommended by Satya Nadella
The Narrow Corridor
States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
Source: "[About] the real, constant tension between what does a society want, and what does the government want, and you have to find the narrow corridor." - Satya Nadella
Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Source: "The prescient topics explored in this book, coupled with the dialogue it sparks at World Economic Forum gatherings, are vital contributions to understanding and solutions." - Satya Nadella
The Great Convergence
Information Technology and the New Globalization
Source: "[Satya Nadella] sees analogies to Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, especially as the technology matures and its cost comes down." - Fast Company
The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
Source: "A wonderful illustration of the importance of teamwork, which was a core part of my focus out of the gate as CEO." - Satya Nadella
Competing in the Age of AI
Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World
Source: "An important book that explains what's required to rethink the firm and become an AI-first company." - Satya Nadella
A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Source: "When CEO Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he started defusing its toxic culture by handing each of his execs [this book]." - Business Insider
Tools and Weapons
The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
Source: "An important book on some of the biggest tech issues of our time and their impact on all of our lives." - Satya Nadella
The Rise and Fall of American Growth
The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
Robert J. Gordon
Source: "Concludes that innovation is the ultimate source of dramatic improvements in the human condition." - Satya Nadella
Masters of Scale
Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs
Source: "The business principles in this book will help you deploy your strategy with creativity, integrity, and realism." - Satya Nadella
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