Andy Grove: The Life and Times of an American Business Icon
Any short list of the world┬'s most admired business people would include Andy Grove, the chairman and CEO of Intel during its years of explosive growth. During Grove┬'s career, Intel became the model for Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley became the model for the world. And Grove became Time┬'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 Grove┬'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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Andy Grove: the life and times of an AmericanUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Tedlow (business administration, Harvard Business Sch.; Giants of Enterprise) has written an engaging biography of the former CEO of Intel Corporation, chronicling not only his subject's remarkable ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mdstarr - LibraryThing
How to achieve it, one man's stay. Read full review
Andy Grove Returns to Hungary
The Grove Family Hungary and the Early Years of World War II
Coming of Age in Stalinist Hungary
Andy Grove in America
A Hotheaded 30YearOld Running Around Like a Drunken Rat or Andy Grove Comes to the Valley of the Hearts Delight
Off and Limping
The Long and Winding Road
That Championship Season
Bill Gates and Andy Grove
Intel Meets the Internet
Life Is What Happens While Youre Making Other Plans
The Darwinian Device
The Year of Decision
Andy and the Board