37 Facts About Andrew Grove


Andrew Grove escaped from Hungarian People's Republic during 1956 revolution at the age of 20 and moved to the United States, where he finished his education.


Andrew Grove was the third employee and eventual third CEO of Intel, transforming the company into the world's largest semiconductor company.


Andrew Grove has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.


Andrew Grove died at his home on March 21,2016; the cause of death was not publicly disclosed.


Andrew Grove's father was arrested and taken to an Eastern Labor Camp where he was severely tortured and forced to do slave labor.


Andrew Grove later changed his name to the anglicized Andrew S Grove.


Andrew Grove summarized his first twenty years of life in Hungary in his memoirs:.

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Andrew Grove earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960.


In 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore co-founded Intel, after they and Andrew Grove left Fairchild Semiconductor.


Andrew Grove joined on the day of its incorporation, although he was not a founder.


Andrew Grove worked initially as the company's director of engineering, and helped get its early manufacturing operations started.


Andrew Grove was appointed Intel's president in 1979, CEO in 1987, and then chairman of the board in 1997.


In May 1998 Andrew Grove relinquished the post of CEO to Craig Barrett, as Andrew Grove had been diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years earlier, though he remained chairman until November 2004.


Since then Andrew Grove remained at Intel as a senior advisor, and has been a lecturer at Stanford University.


Andrew Grove reflected back upon Intel's growth through the years:.


Andrew Grove is credited with having transformed Intel from a manufacturer of memory chips into the world's dominant producer of microprocessors for PC, servers, and general-purpose computing.


Andrew Grove helped create the Intel Architecture Laboratory in Oregon to ensure that software was developed in time to take advantage of their new microprocessors.


Andrew Grove became known for his guiding motto: "Only the paranoid survive," and wrote a management book with the same title.


Andrew Grove popularized the concept of the "strategic inflection point," a crucial time that demands a major change in strategy due to shifts in the business environment.


Strategic inflection points cause a mismatch between a company's current strategies and changes in the industry, something Andrew Grove called strategic dissonance.


Andrew Grove believed that the role of Helpful Cassandras, individuals who raise red flags about potential problems and challenge the dominant view, are crucial in identifying and mitigating risks before they become bigger issues.


Andrew Grove emphasized the importance of organizations listening to the warnings of Cassandras and taking action, instead of ignoring or suppressing them, in order to identify and successfully address strategic inflection points.


Andrew Grove had a strong competitive mindset, viewing competition as the key driver of innovation and progress.


Andrew Grove encouraged companies to aim for industry leadership and constantly seek ways to improve their offerings, processes and operations.


Andrew Grove likened himself to a coach and viewed the manager's role as one of fueling employee motivation to excel.

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Andrew Grove believed "good fear" could play a productive role.


Andrew Grove fostered an open communication culture where employees were encouraged to speak their minds in a "constructive confrontation" approach.


Andrew Grove explained the causes and effects of many business's growth plans:.


Andrew Grove was in the minority of high-tech leaders when he advocated taxing internet sales made to other states: "I don't think electronic commerce needs federal or state subsidies in terms of tax advantages," he told a Congressional committee in 2000.


Andrew Grove wrote over 40 technical papers and held several patents on semiconductor devices.


Andrew Grove wrote Only the Paranoid Survive, a business book, whose core message is that a company in pursuit of a stronger competitive advantage never rests.


Andrew Grove taught graduate computer physics courses at the University of California, Berkeley and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


In 2005, Andrew Grove made the largest donation that the City College of New York has ever received.


Andrew Grove was instrumental, as a key fundraiser, in establishing the University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay Campus, the largest ongoing biomedical construction project in the world.


Andrew Grove promoted general surgery initiatives and supported various obstetrics and gynecology research programs.


Andrew Grove was a longtime member of the International Rescue Committee, along with being one of its overseers and a member of its board of directors.


Andrew Grove was the founding supporter of the IRC's Pathways to Citizenship program.