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A list of all the lists in Satya Nadella’s “Hit Refresh”

Member exclusive by Dave Gershgorn for The new Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella loves lists.

The executive’s 2017 memoir, Hit Refresh, is essentially a 287-page list of lists, with a list every 22 pages of the book.

Quartz counted 13 of them—outlining Nadella’s thinking on everything from management principles to tech regulation—and they’re often more than a page long. We’ve distilled and collated these nuggets of wisdom into a more digestible format, but we’ve also learned something about Nadella’s overriding approach to communication.

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