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Inside Intel: Andrew Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful ChipCompany

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Top business journalist Tim Jackson offers the gripping story of Intel, 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.
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Dutton Adult (first published April 1997)
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Aug 14, 2007 Thor added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meadowlark
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.
Mar 20, 2013 Cryo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was the guy who named the Intel products after cartoon characters that pissed off management.

Intel SatisFAXtion 200 (which didn't get released) was named "Ren" internally, and the 400 was named "Stimpy".
Carlos O'Donell
Dec 10, 2010 Carlos O'Donell rated it it was amazing
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.
Nov 07, 2013 Lysergius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't think I would like to work for them. Don't like the way they treated Jerry Saunders and AMD. Creepy and very corporate, even if they were responsible for Moore's Law.
Magdalena Sihotang
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
Faizal Aziz
Andy Groove, salah seorang co-founder yang memulakan empayar Intel. Buku ini juga menceritakan kilang Intel dan kisah-kisah kelemahan pentadbiran bisnes di Malaysia tahun 70-an.
Apr 30, 2008 Elise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most fascinating to see the amazing behind the scenes of the computer industry. Very captivating reading too
Lori Grant
A should-read company profile for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.
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