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Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company
by Tim Jackson
Named one of the Best Business Books of 1997 by Business Week, Inside Intel is the gripping business saga of a company that rose to dominance through technological innovation, and maintained its leadership against competitors through aggressive marketing, tough business tactics, and liberal use of legal firepower. In his in-depth portrait of Intel, the first history/expose ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Plume
(first published April 1997)
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Yet another Civil War tale. No, wait! It's a war between Intel and AMD. And the story of Andy Grove, the tough, abrasive, and often wrong-headed manager at Intel. In "None but the Paranoid Survive", Grove states that the defining moment for Intel was when they decided to give up on memory chips and go with processors. How hard was a decision like that? It didn't really require paranoia. I mean, practically the entire Far East making memory chips and selling them at near cost, versus a monoply or ...more
Nice book. It's well written (a lot of "short stories" and personal cases) and easy to understand even if you don't know much about processors, chips or informatics. It helps us to know how the Intel empire has been created, its philosophy and its culture and also how things might be into a great company. Management and computer lovers will find it really good.
Excellent book about the rise of a massive company, how its management shaped that company (often in crazy ways), and how inflection points in an industry require gambling one way or another. If you choose the right path you stand to grow the company and make a lot of money.
Feb 23, 2013 Magdalena Sihotang rated it it was amazing
Seperti judulnya, buku ini menulis tentang teknologi dan orang-orang yang mengembangkannya di masa-masa awal intel. Baca buku ini pertama kali karena eneg, kenapa sih kalau baca referensi paper untuk research, nama intel selalu dituankan? Apa hebatnya sih perusahaan ini? Dan saya tersentak keras seiring membaca isi buku ini. Bagaimana seseorang (Andy Grove) bisa begitu meletakkan usaha menuju kesempurnaan sebagai prioritas, sampai terkadang terlihat seperti obsesi. Ada juga glimpse tentang seper ...more
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