Born: September 2, 1936
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Occupation: Author, Businessman, and Engineer
Profile: C.E.O. and Co-founder of the Intel Corporation.
Number of Quotes: 6
Columbus didn't have a business plan when he discovered America.
I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left.
Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos.
The essence of a company like Intel is execution and strategy. Intel, looked at in another way, is a three-legged stool. One leg is technology - design and silicon technology - another leg is manufacturing, and the third leg is marketing. Whenever Intel did well it was because the three legs were equal. Whenever one of those legs was shorter than the others, we wobbled.
The new environment dictates two rules; first everything happens faster; second, anything that can be done will be done, if not by you, then by someone else, somewhere.
You can't treat your people like an expense item.