This “sunshine moment” sure made my day! The Voice is a smash-hit in the USA, with amazing talent, and lots of great surprises. But last night, check out what happened on the Italian version of The Voice! At first look, you’d think it was a joke, when a nun was poised, ready to belt out a an Alecia Keys hit, as the judges sat, backs faced to the talent, without a clue who, or what amazing graces they were about to witness. The rock star was tearing up, and so was I. Thanks, Italian version of The Voice! Magnifico!
Jim O’Connor is a hard-nosed math teacher at St. Francis School near Los Angeles; not what his students would call “warm and fuzzy.” But watch this inspiring video as his students find out about his alter ego, who volunteers at a local children’s hospital several days a week to comfort babies, with love and affection. Pretty amazing.
Today, Microsoft’s board of directors announced its selection for CEO, taking over for Steve Ballmer, who announced his retirement last year. Microsoft named Satya Nadella as CEO. The appointment is effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.
Given Nadella’s long history with Microsoft, coming from the enterprise-end, and close working relationship with current and past leadership, one would be hard-pressed to predict any immanent changes in strategy, but we’ll keep ya posted. Meanwhile, a bit more background on the new CEO…