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Inspirational quotes by Satya Nadella on business, technology, growth, science, experience and opportunities.

111 Inspirational Quotes By Satya Nadella That Reveal The Secret Behind His Success

Quick Facts

Famous As: CEO of Microsoft

Born On: August 19, 1967

Born In: Hyderabad

Satya Nadella is the figure of inspiration to many tech-enthusiasts in India. His flourishing career as the CEO for Microsoft was built on hard work, determination, and staunch principles. His approach to problems and other growth challenges have been admired by his peers. His interest in poetry and cricket have shaped his leadership skills. Many young engineers draw inspiration from Nadella’s visionary sayings. They look up to him and aspire to reach similar levels of success. We have collected Nadella’s saying and influential quotes from his book, speeches, letters to the company, interviews, articles, and books. His advice on business, technology, growth, science, and opportunities are constantly quoted by business articles and taught in business school. You can read his motivational quotes here.

At the core of the products we build, I want to think about productivity centered around people.

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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.

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At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.

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Ultimately, it's not going to be about man versus machine. It is going to be about man with machines.

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The notion of having work-life harmony in a highly competitive economy is a first-class topic.

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A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly.

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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.

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Microsoft loves Linux.

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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.

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We are really excited about being stewards to the community that is Minecraft.

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I will always be a Hyderabadi.

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I deeply appreciate all the support and encouragement I have received from people all across India.

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We want to be able to service our customers more, like an Internet service. Our goal is to run one of the largest Internet services that enables people to use Windows on an everyday basis.

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Windows is the best place; it's the home for the very best Microsoft experiences.

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When I grew up here, there was no T-Hub. Probably, the closest to T was the Tank bund.

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I want people on the front line to be proud of what they're doing and give themselves permission to finish things in ways that they can be proud of.

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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.

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The thing we learned the most with the Xbox is the Xbox Live experience.

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What happens in Britain, what happens in the world, matters a lot to us in our core business.

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LinkedIn was an amazing deal for us to do because of their mission.

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I definitely fall into the camp of thinking of AI as augmenting human capability and capacity.

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I am absolutely thrilled to have the Xbox franchise.

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Bottom line, we will continue to innovate and grow our fan base with Xbox while also creating additive business value for Microsoft.

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Culture change means we will do things differently.

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I think we would be dead and gone if we were just mostly failing.

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Iran is a complete Windows country when it comes to the Office automation side.

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I cook a very exotic Hyderabadi rice dish called Hyderabadi biryani, which takes an entire day to cook, and the last time I cooked it was multiple years ago, but someday I'll cook it again.

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One of the things I think a lot about, I am perhaps a great example of the enlightened immigration policy of this country where I was able to come here to study and then stay back and work and build a life.

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I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work.

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Without a doubt, I wholeheartedly support programs at Microsoft and in the industry that bring more women into technology and close the pay gap.

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It's not about asking for the raise but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.

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I'm not claiming that we are the only guys who are going to succeed in the cloud. Others can succeed as well, just like in the previous generation.

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The enterprise market is never winner-take-all.

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I want everyone inside of Microsoft to take that responsibility. This is not about top-line growth. This is not about bottom-line growth. This is about us individually having a growth mindset.

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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.

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When we think about even the PC market and what is required in the student as well as in the consumer market, we want to be able to compete in the opening price point.

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We all know the mortality of companies is less than human beings.

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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.

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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?

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From Xbox in the previous generation to Xbox One, it's fundamentally transformed.

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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.

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Xbox is one of the most revered, loved brands in games.

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I'm so glad to have Xbox as a franchise, especially at a time when gaming is becoming even more important - as a digital life category and in the mobile world.

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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.

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Human language is the new UI layer, bots are like new applications, and digital assistants are meta apps. Intelligence is infused into all of your interactions.

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I do believe that at Microsoft in general good work is rewarded, and I have seen it many times here.

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The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster, and continue to transform.

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Our goal with the cloud is to make sure that our cloud and our cloud applications are available on every device in the world.

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Making more sense out of my data, my needs, my tasks - to me, that's the future of Office.

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The unique value that Microsoft can add is around productivity and platforms. Productivity is broadly something we can uniquely do.

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I want to see us remain convinced that software matters in the future.

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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.

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The more you live it, the more sustainable your business approach becomes.

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It's not about the failure, it's about learning from the failures. Failure itself cannot be celebrated.

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To me, Microsoft is about empowerment... we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk.

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With all the abundance we have of computers and computing, what is scarce is human attention and time.

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Competition is not going to kill us.

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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.

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My ambition with connectivity is not to fly balloons in the national airspace of other countries, but my dream is to be able to enable the local entrepreneurs to have low-cost connectivity solutions.

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If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.

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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.

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Businesses and users are going to use technology only if they can trust it.

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When I started at Microsoft, I was lucky enough to be part of the rise of the client-server paradigm.

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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.

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One of the things that I'm fascinated about generally is the rise and fall of everything, from civilizations to families to companies.

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Most people have a very strong sense of organizational ownership, but I think what people have to own is an innovation agenda, and everything is shared in terms of the implementation.

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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.

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Everything is going to be connected to cloud and data... All of this will be mediated by software.

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If you talk about STEM education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it's Minecraft.

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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.

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I don't want to fight old battles. I want to fight new ones.

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We want to build intelligence that augments human abilities and experiences.

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In our business, things look like a failure until they're not. It's pretty binary transitions.

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Cloud is just emerging, but it's high growth.

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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.

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There is something only a CEO uniquely can do, which is set that tone, which can then capture the soul of the collective.

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Longevity in this business is about being able to reinvent yourself or invent the future.

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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.

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Ultimately, what any company does when it is successful is merely a lagging indicator of its existing culture.

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Microsoft has no SQL Server developers. We have only Azure developers.

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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.

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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.

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I think reconceptualizing Microsoft as a devices and services company is absolutely what our vision is all about. Office 365 and Azure on the services side are representative of it.

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The fundamental truth for developers is they will build if there are users.

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I went through a phase of reading lots of Urdu poetry, thanks to the great transliterated versions that have become available.

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You renew yourself every day. Sometimes you're successful, sometimes your not, but it's the average that counts.

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If you don't jump on the new, you don't survive.

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When I think about my career, my successes are built on learning from failures.

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We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.

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Every opportunity I got, I took it as a learning experience.

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We must ensure not only that everyone receives equal pay for equal work, but that they have the opportunity to do equal work.

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Information technology is at the core of how you do your business and how your business model itself evolves.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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India for sure is a mobile-first country. But I don't think it will be a mobile-only country for all time. An emerging market will have more computing in their lives, not less computing, as there is more GDP and there is more need. As they grow, they will also want computers that grow from their phone.

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At Microsoft, we're aspiring to have a living, learning culture with a growth mindset that allows us to learn from ourselves and our customers. These are the key attributes of the new culture at Microsoft, and I feel great about how it seems to be resonating and how it's seen as empowering.

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I will talk about two sets of things. One is how productivity and collaboration are reinventing the nature of work, and how this will be very important for the global economy. And two, data. In other words, the profound impact of digital technology that stems from data and the data feedback loop.

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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.

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There are always going to be people who are experts in security or end-user devices or collaboration or databases. That's not going to go away. But what's the reason all of these professions come together? To help the business transform itself.

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One lesson learned is you've got to finish the scenario with excellence. You just cannot stop. You have to complete this, and I think that's where Apple has taught us all what experience excellence means in the creation of categories.

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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.

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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?

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