Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American

Andy Grove The Life and Times of an American The definitive biography of an enigmatic business legend Andy Grove the CEO of Intel during its years of explosive growth is on the shortlist of America s most admired businesspeople along with Ste

  • Title: Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American
  • Author: Richard S. Tedlow
  • ISBN: 9781591841395
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The definitive biography of an enigmatic business legend Andy Grove, the CEO of Intel during its years of explosive growth, is on the shortlist of America s most admired businesspeople, along with Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates Brilliant, brave, and willing to defy conventional wisdom, Grove is, according to Harvard Business School professor Richard S TedlowThe definitive biography of an enigmatic business legend Andy Grove, the CEO of Intel during its years of explosive growth, is on the shortlist of America s most admired businesspeople, along with Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates Brilliant, brave, and willing to defy conventional wisdom, Grove is, according to Harvard Business School professor Richard S Tedlow, the best model we have for leading a business in the twenty first century Grove gave Tedlow unprecedented access to his private papers, along with wide ranging interviews and access to his closest friends and key business associates Nothing was off limits, and Tedlow was free to draw his own conclusions The result is not just a gripping life story but a fascinating analysis of how Grove attacks problems Born a Hungarian Jew in 1936, Andras Istvan Grof survived the Nazis only to face the Soviet invasion of his country He fled to America at age twenty, studied engineering, and arrived in Silicon Valley just in time for a historic opportunity He became the third employee of Intel, working for the legendary Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce As talented as he was as an engineer, Grove became an even better manager, as we learn from exclusive excerpts from his secret management diaries Tedlow shows us exactly how that penniless immigrant taught himself to lead a major corporation through some of the toughest challenges in the history of business This is an inspiring biography that will enthrall anyone who cares about technology or leadership.

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    1. This book s 460 pages contain a nice 200 page biography of Andy Grove Unfortunately, the book also contains reams of inexplicable verbiage The way to read this book is to skip around aggressively Any paragraph that starts with Remember, Note, or Consider is going to restate something you read a few pages ago Skip Any paragraph with a classical or pop culture allusion will also include the author s review Skip These heuristics will lop off about 10% of the text But there are other nuggets of badn [...]

    2. Worth reading up to chapter 13 included.Negative points Author s explanations about the computing business and the computing technologies are often approximate, or plain wrong Too long, particularly parts where author talks about certain events like cancer and the Pentium bug Second part of the book is less about Grove than about computing industry and business in general did author not get enough help from Grove entourage May be illuminating , but is a below par book nevertheless.

    3. Recounts Grove s childhood and fighting scraps to his time in Intel.Sentence that always flashes through my mind is on the Revolving Door Test.Grove asked, If we got kicked out and the board brought in a new CEO, what do you think he would do Gordon answered without hesitation, He would get us out of memories I stared at him, numb, then said, Why shouldn t you and I walk out the door, come back in, and do it ourselves

    4. Needs good editing An absolute slog of a book which goes into way too much detail Could cut it in half even though Andy Grove was an industry giant in the Bay Area Has inspired me to read some of his management books next.

    5. Richard Tedlow produces a very interesting, although slanted, biography of Andy Grove While many things have been written about Grove including several autobiographies this is one of the thorough accounts of his life in a single volume It covers the early years very well and puts the reader with Grove as he is fleeing Hungary from the Soviets and immigrating to America His rise as a street smart engineer from City College to CEO of a major company is covered in detail The semiconductor industry [...]

    6. The first half of the book dealing with the early years of Andy were interesting and well laid out The book fizzles towards the end as his time with Intel winds down and he tackles a personal health crisis.

    7. I particularly enjoyed this book because it is a history of my industry and my company It was a great read if you are interested in the history of the computer and one of the industry movers and shakers who brought it and Intel to be what it is today.


    8. Well, it s really interesting that this book reviewed about Andrew S Grove Good to know a lot thing about someone sounbelieveable

    9. Andy Grove has a fascinating life His success can only happen in America The book though failed to inspire.

    10. I loved Andy Grove This is one of the best biography I had ever read.Amazing live, with a lot of difficulties in his youth, 2 WW issues in Hungry.

    11. Fascinating book even for, or especially for those of us who lived in Intel for many years.

    12. A must read biograpy on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C levels, and entrepreneurs.

    13. O don t know if I like the story or the book or both I just know I had a fabulous time learning about Andy Grove and his fantastic life and achievements

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