Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said he couldn’t care less that the company has hit $1 trillion in market value under his leadership.
“I would be disgusted if somebody ever celebrated our market cap,” Nadella told Bloomberg Businessweek in an interview. While Microsoft’s stock has spiked 230% during Nadella’s tenure as CEO beginning in February 2014, he told Bloomberg that the milestone is “not meaningful.”
Nadella would prefer to remain focused on the future rather than celebrating past accomplishments, he told Bloomberg.
“At Microsoft we have this very bad habit of not being able to push ourselves because we just feel very self-satisfied with the success we’ve had,” he said. “We’re learning how not to look at the past.”