Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American Business Icon

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Penguin, 2007 - 568 páginas
Any short list of the worldÂ's most admired business people would include Andy Grove, the chairman and CEO of Intel during its years of explosive growth. During GroveÂ's career, Intel became the model for Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley became the model for the world. And Grove became TimeÂ's Man of the Year—an icon of the promise of the American life.

Born in Hungary in 1936, Grove survived the Holocaust only to face the Soviet invasion. He escaped to New York, penniless, at age twenty, and embraced America, putting himself through college and graduate school. He joined Intel at its founding in 1968, rose to CEO in 1987, then led the company into the stratosphere, with compound annual profit growth at 34 percent for the next eleven years.

Despite decades of media scrutiny and six of GroveÂ's own books, there remains a powerful element of mystery about him. This definitive biography, by a Harvard Business School professor with unprecedented access, finally cracks the code of who Andy Grove really is, how his mind works, how he attacks impossible problems, and how he leads others to exceed their own expectations of themselves.

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Contenido

Andy Grove Returns to Hungary
1
The Grove Family Hungary and the Early Years of World War II
12
Coming of Age in Stalinist Hungary
31
Andy Grove in America
61
A Hotheaded 30YearOld Running Around Like a Drunken Rat or Andy Grove Comes to the Valley of the Hearts Delight
101
Off and Limping
117
Orchestrated Brilliance
145
The Long and Winding Road
155
That Championship Season
281
Bill Gates and Andy Grove
294
Intel Meets the Internet
318
Life Is What Happens While Youre Making Other Plans
340
The Darwinian Device
357
The Year of Decision
385
Andy GroveExCEO
410
Andy and the Board
427

At Work and at Home
188
The Valley of Death
198
The PC Is It
211
Awesome Intel
230
Intel Inside
248
We Almost Killed the Company
261
Outside Intel
452
NOTES
467
BIBLIOGRAPHY
533
INDEX
555
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Richard S. Tedlow is the Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where he is a specialist in the history of business. His previous books include Giants of Enterprise, which was selected by BusinessWeek as one of the top ten business books of 2001, and The Watson Dynasty.

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