Fire in the Belly: Building a World-leading High-tech Company from Scratch in Tumultuous Times
This book provides the history of RF Micro Devices, a high-technology company based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jerry Neals revealing, entertaining, often funny account of how RF Micro Devices came about is much more than a story of one companys beginnings. Fire in the Belly is a wild ride through the technology boom of the 1990s, from the layoffs that inspired the companys founding to just nine years later when RF Micro Devices had a market value of $16 billion, twice that of its technology partner,defense contractor TRW.
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The Gift of Layoffs
Keep a Close Eye on the Deep End
In the Footsteps of Heroes
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