Satya Nadella Remade Microsoft as World’s Most Valuable Company

With all the talk around big tech and whether the acronym should be FANG, FAANG or FANGA, Microsoft has flown relatively under the radar. However, since Satya Nadella took the reins as CEO 5 years ago, Microsoft has more subscribers than Netflix, more cloud computing revenue than Google, and a near-trillion-dollar market cap. Empire strikes back much?

At his Microsoft, there would be only “fixers,” no “complainers.” If people didn’t buy into his vision, he’d tell them, “Don’t stay. Time to move on.” During this time he showed an ability to make aggressive changes with little drama, a departure from Gates’s infamous temper tantrums of the 1990s and Ballmer’s chest-beating of the late 2000s.

A great profile on an understated, self effacing, no nonsense CEO.


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