Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft turns 49 today as it is his birthday. In February 2014, he succeeded Steve Ballmer and was appointed the Microsoft CEO.
It is known within the company and to the outside world that Nadella is a mild-mannered and private kind of a person. He is one of the few most powerful Indian-born tech executives in the country.
On his 49th birthday, we have come up with 10 short stories that Satya Nadella has shared to inspire and motivate the youngsters. Undoubtedly, he is an avid writer. Swirl the slider below to know more.
Fall and Rise
One day, when he slipped on the wet tile floor, a boy in a wheelchair caught him before he could slam his head on the ground. He added that that's the same way he injured his back a few years ago.
A father’s advice
One day, he said that his father told him to just go for it and give a try. His dad said that he needn't be a professional to come up with a successful product as Titanic was built by professionals and Google and Apple were started by amateurs.
The power of uniqueness
His mentor is a very successful business man in his 70's and he questioned him on what his top 3 success tips are. He smiled and said read something that none others are reading, think something that none others are thinking, and do something that none others are doing.
Try and u shall know
He said the story of a blind person by birth. When the person was 8 years old, he wanted to play baseball and his father said you will never know until you give it a try. Likewise, when the person asked his dad if he can become a surgeon, his dad said the same thing and now he is a surgeon as he tried.
Goodness & Gratitude
A fire fighter working on a 72-hour shift at the fire station saw a woman who ran up to him at the grocery store and gave him a hug. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, he saved her on 9-11-2001 from the World Trade Center.
Love Conquers Pain
He said a person watched his dog get run over by a car and he sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off the person's face.
He said a person kissed his dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, the person realized that it was the first time he had given him a kiss since he was a little boy.
In the cutest voice, a small girl asked her dad to start recycling. When the dad chuckled and asked why, the girl replied that they can save the planet by doing so. When the dad asked why she wants to save the planet, the girl replied that it's where she keeps all her stuff.
He shared a story about a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics. He then realized that everyone has to stop complaining about their life and start celebrating it.
He said a person was traveling in Kenya and he met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then, his friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. Immediately, the refugee said that they can share it.