Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO.
Growing up, playing cricket was his “passion,” and he played it competitively as a member of his school’s team. “I think playing cricket taught me more about working in teams and leadership that has stayed with me throughout my career.”
He also enjoys watching Test cricket, “which is the longest form of any sport in the world,” with games that can go for days and days. “I love it,” he says. “There’s so many subplots in it, it’s like reading a Russian novel.”
His appreciation of the game clearly indicates that he possesses some of the essential characteristics he will need: intelligence, discernment, patience, an appreciation of subtlety, bravery, an acceptance that a result is not always possible, the importance of playing with a straight bat (in the traditional sense), team spirit and leadership.
Good luck, dear boy, I think you’re going to need it.