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Hit Refresh: Quote by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and its Relevance for Libraries and Librarians

Hit Refresh: Quote by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and its Relevance for Libraries and Librarians





"Every person, organization, and even society reaches a point at which they owe it to themselves to Hit Refresh -- to reenergize, renew, reframe, and rethink their purpose. If only it were as easy as punching that little refresh button on your browser. Sure, in this age of continuous updates and always-on technologies, hitting refresh may sound quaint, but still when it's done right, when people and culture re-create and refresh, a renaissance can be the result."

Satya Nadella (Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft) in his book Hit Refresh.





My Take: Every librarian and library reaches a point at which they owe it to themselves to Hit Refresh -- to reenergize, renew, reframe, and rethink their purpose (librarians should work for the development of their knowledge of library science and libraries should be modernized to provide better services) ... ... ... when it's done right, when people and culture re-create and refresh, a renaissance can be the result (a renaissance where libraries and librarians have an important and respected place in the society and their contributions impact in the development of their nations).

--Salman Haider (Founder of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog) - I just finished the reading of this book Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella. This quote is the soul of this book.




SUMMARY OF HIT REFRESH 
  • Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation and offers his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies. He examines how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform, how they must 'hit refresh' in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yet he feels strongly that one of our essential qualities -- empathy -- will become ever more valuable. Satya Nadella also discusses his childhood in India and how he learned to lead along the way. He shares his meditations as sitting CEO -- one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He explains how the company rediscovered its soul -- transforming everything from its culture to its business partnerships to the fiercely competitive landscape of the industry itself. Nadella concludes by introducing an equation to restore digital trust, ethical design principles, and economic growth for everyone.



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