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Today marks the 55th birthday of Microsoft Chairman Satya Nadella. From an engineer to the CEO of a firm, Nadella's journey has been protracted and remarkable. Under his guidance and while leading one of the biggest software businesses in the world, Microsoft has developed a distinctive personality.
Here are four unknown facts about how Satya Nadella evolved Microsoft As CEO:
Worked At Microsoft for 23 Years Before Becoming CEO
Most people are unaware that Satya Nadella worked at Microsoft for 23 years before being named CEO. He had a number of senior positions during these 23 years, including management of Microsoft's Server and Tool divisions. He generated double-digit billions in revenue while specialising in the company’s Cloud and Enterprise sectors.
Satya Nadella Is Responsible For Bing
Satya Nadella changed Windows Live Search into Bing, the web search engine that builds the foundation for the range of Microsoft Services globally. Additionally, Nadella led the team that produced Office 365, SkyDrive, Xbox Live, and numerous other Microsoft Cloud applications.
Satya Nadella’s First Memo As Microsoft CEO
As the new CEO of Microsoft back in 2014, Nadella had shared a memo with the entire organisation that not only made him a popular name within the company but made it clear to the world that there was a new sheriff in town. Here’s the most significant snippet from Nadella’s memo at the time:
“While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation…. This is a software-powered world”
Bill Gates Returned To Microsoft As His ‘Personal Mentor’
Few people are aware of the fact that Bill Gates returned to Microsoft in 2014 when Satya Nadella assumed the position of CEO in order to directly coach and guide Nadella. He joined as Satya Nadella's personal mentor.
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