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Businessweek Debrief: Satya Nadella

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is putting his own stamp on the tech giant once led by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. He spoke to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy in New York on Dec. 13, 2017. Following are excerpts from their conversation.

Megan Murphy: You follow Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer as the third chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. How do you put your own personal stamp on it? What do you want your living legacy to be as a leader at a company that has had just two, but both of whom were larger than life?