Satya Nadella’s ‘One Line Career Advice’ Is The Truth You Were Searching For


Short Bytes: Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has definitely brought some serious transformations under his leadership. In a Business Insider, Nadella said he finds inspiration in a book called Mindset, written by Stanford psychologist Carl Dweck. As a career advice, Nadella said that a person should focus on knowing everything but try to grasp as much as he can.

Every now and then we are roused with thoughts of career excellence from various architects of technology. Microsoft’s boss Satya Nadella isn’t an exception here.

Basically, the things is, even if the tech leaders don’t explicitly quote, their normal sayings are deduced into something inspirational. Nadella’s recent interview with Business Insider motivated people to extract some career advice out of it.

Over the course of Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft has seen a lot of cultural changes, and for that Nadella credits the best-seller Mindset by Carol Dweck, a professor of Psychology at Stanford.

Here is what Nadella said in the interview:

“I was reading it not in the context of business or work culture, but in the context of my children’s education. The author describes the simple metaphor of kids at school.”

“One of them is a “know-it-all” and other is a “learn-it-all”, and the “learn-it-all” always will do better than the other one even if the “know-it-all” kid starts with much more innate capability.

“Going back to business: If that applies to boys and girls at school, I think it also applies to CEOs, like me, and entire organizations, like Microsoft.

So, all of this can be summed up in one line as:

We should not be “know-it-all” but “learn-it-all”.

I think you should read the whole interview on BI.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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