14 Short Stories Shared By Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

  1. FALL AND RISE:
    Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground. He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago.

    2. A FATHERS ADVICE:
    Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try! You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.

    3. THE POWER OF UNIQUENESS:
    Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70’s – what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing.

    4. LOOKING BACK:
    Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”

    5. TRY & YOU SHALL KNOW:
    I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father- “Dad, can I play baseball?” He said “You’ll never know until you try.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, – “Dad Can I become a surgeon?”. He replied “Son, you’ll never know until you try.” Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried!

    6. GOODNESS & GRATITUDE:
    Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”

    7. LOVE CONQUERS PAIN:
    Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

    8. A DOOR CLOSES TO OPEN ANOTHER:
    Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.

    9. LOOKING BACK:
    Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”

    10. AFFECTION:
    Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

    11. INNOCENCE:
    Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.

    12. JOY:
    Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

    13. KINDNESS:
    Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, “I hope you feel better soon.”

    14. SHARING:
    Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”

    Cheers to life!msror

7 Unsaid Boss Problems

You have the boss for everything that comes up in office. Who does the boss have? Yes! Boss has more problems than you presume. The boss category of people, handle other things apart from handling you.

Here are some boss problems you should know about-

They are not rolling in cash
Against all popular belief bosses are not always rolling in money. They are struggling to pay their bills too, just like you. The cash registers are not always jingling.

Sometimes they don’t like being the boss
They have really worked hard to be what they are, but they wish they could go back to their mediocre days and just do their work. They’d rather do their work on their own than delegate it to their employees.

They know you are bad mouthing them
Yes! They know it all. When you bad mouth them, they know it too. But, they don’t say anything because they judge you on your work. Although, they are always aware of what exactly goes on.

They are clueless
They might appear to be the know-it-all at the workplace. But the truth is they mostly have no clue how to manage people. You are unpredictable and managing the whole army is a difficult task.

They take advice from elsewhere
As is apparent, you would want the boss to take your advice in things related to work. The truth is, they mostly reach out to consultants and sales people for advice as they offer a different perspective and even when the bosses decide not to apply a particular advice, they don’t have to deal with hurt emotions; which happens in the case of office employees.

They can’t say everything
Bosses are ruled by barriers. They need to be diplomatic, rather than be straight and candid with you. Even if they want to tell you the reason behind things, they can’t because there are barriers in the organizations which do not let them commit such behavior.

They want you to succeed (for their own reasons)
They employed you and made an investment in you. You take money from the company and they want you to be productive for reasons of their own than for your personal benefits. They are concerned about the growth of their company before anything else.

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