In many ways, a better Microsoft could also mean better things for the world. Let me explain. The following is Microsoft’s Mission Statement:
Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
To be honest, I didn’t know Microsoft’s mission statement. When I read it during Satya’s keynote speech, it took a while to sink in.
- How many companies can have a mission statement like that?
- How many companies in the world have that kind of global reach?
- Even if it does, how can one make a positive impact?
Wayne Gretzky was once said “"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." This is the second take-away from Inspire. Microsoft is gearing itself to play where the puck is going to be. For mankind, that would be Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services and Machine Learning.
The challenge for Microsoft is not just to establish leadership in these areas, but how to bring these technologies out to every corner of the world so mankind can benefit from it. The only way to do this is through working with other people, with partners.
The one question that I had in my mind is, do I want to be on that bandwagon?
Take-away #3 - Inspiring