Microsoft’s Strategic Pivoting

During its dominance of operating system phase, Microsoft became a lumbering giant. Those days, however, are long gone. Here is the new mantra from its CEO

— Nadella got at the core of his “growth mindset” philosophy. “We need to be willing to lean in to uncertainty, take risks and move quickly when we make mistakes, recognizing failure happens along the way to mastery,” Nadella wrote in a 2015 memo to Microsoft employees.

Failure happens on the way to mastery. That is a nice expression,  if it is elaborated more precisely. Failure — if recognized for its significance — happens on the way to mastery. Failure, when not recognized, happens on the say to disaster.

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