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Intel's Andy Grove: A Silicon Valley Pioneer
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Technocrati
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3/23/2016 | 10:50:21 PM
Re: Grove redefined the market worth fighting for
"...Ultimately, only AMD could really keep up in the general-purpose desktop microprocessor race, and even they are a distant second."

 

 

So true Curtis.  I know when I am looking for new hardware, I normally don't consider AMD.  Sure they have gone for the Gamers, but nothing calms the nerves more than seeing that "intel inside" sticker on the hardware in question.
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3/23/2016 | 10:45:14 PM
Re: Grove redefined the market worth fighting for
Thanks for the insight Gentlemen, it really is amazing how Mr. Grove lead the transformation of a key market. When your Brand becomes synonymous with the market that you are in - that is a major managerial/entrepreneurial feat.

Not to be taken lightly.
Curt Franklin
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3/23/2016 | 5:16:56 PM
Re: Grove redefined the market worth fighting for
Charlie, I think one of his brilliant insights was to get processors out of the commodity race by constantly innovating on and improving them. By the time commodity-level foundries could get up to speed on one generation, Intel was on to the next.

Ultimately, only AMD could really keep up in the general-purpose desktop microprocessor race, and even they are a distant second.
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3/23/2016 | 4:51:36 PM
Grove redefined the market worth fighting for
Logic processors were a much larger design challenge than memory chips, and Grove's willingness to take Intel up the high road deserves a Harvard Business Review Profile in Courage. At the time, if I remember right, there was a defeatest mindset that if the Japanese invaded a market, you might as well concede it to them rather than fight for it. Grove redefined the market he wished to fight for and built a great company.
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3/23/2016 | 1:56:54 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Grove: A Lifetime Well Spent

It is certainly sad to learn of the passing of Mr.Grove.   His accomplishments speak for themselves.  I especially appreciate his method of "constructive confrontation".  I really appreciate this approach because it is based on Data and facts to persuade the group or to succeed in promoting a point.

There are a few tech giants that I would like to have met and Mr. Grove is one of them.   What a Life well spent.

 

R.I.P  Mr. Grove and thanks for showing the rest of us - just how it's done.



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