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Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company

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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 Books (first published April 1997)
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Cryo
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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".
Thor
Aug 14, 2007 added it
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
Victorm
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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.
Carlos O'Donell
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lysergius
Aug 23, 2011 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.
Brendan Ryan
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not the history of Intel I expected with very little mention of Gordon Moore and even less of Robert Noyce. The title is a misnomer as the author had very little access inside Intel, as Andy Grove cut him off. First half Ok but petered out in second half and bit of a chore to finish in the end.
Viplav K
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eye opening revelation on Intel, its smart staff, sneakiest business tactics, and litigiousness not just for other chip manufacturers, but also on its own staff.
Magdalena Trivina
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
Jul 13, 2010 rated it liked it
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.
Elise
Apr 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Most fascinating to see the amazing behind the scenes of the computer industry. Very captivating reading too
Alanmoorenz
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The dirty truth!
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Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A should-read company profile for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.
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