Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, is catching heat for telling women they should not ask for raises, but trust Karma. Let me explain why that makes sense and why Nadella is a fool for saying so.
Most CEOs are who they are out of chance. Talent and perseverance have something to do with what they achieved, but only so much. Reaching the top is mostly about timing and luck. They are at the door when it opens…over and over again. Nothing more special than that.
Of course he is sexist in calling out only women on this fact about corporate achievement in America — real workers struggle at the expense of the lucky — but maybe Satya Nadella, unlike so many other CEOs who have little more than shit for brains, has inadvertently exposed an important fact about corporate success in America. It isn’t what you do or ask for that matters, it is karma.
Nadella’s mistake, of course, is saying anything at all. His comment proves he is a fool. He doesn’t understand his own faith and fortune. But in that, at least, there is something honest.