2018 was a super high year for Microsoft, In July the stock hit an all-time high of above $108 a share. In October it became all time high reaching $115. In November, Microsoft became most valuable company in the world to push Apple Inc down. But that success wasn’t a focus for Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, he told journalists.
“I’m not one of those guys who says, ‘let’s celebrate some market cap measure.’ That’s just not stable,” he said.
Nadella added that his upbringing in India makes him particularly sensitive to the need for companies to contribute to the economies in which they participate. “As a guy who grew up in a country that was colonized by multi-nationals without necessarily contributing, I’m always cognizant of that – this thing about showing up and saying I collect rent and no local contribution,” he said.