With all due respect to Microsoft and Intel, there is no substitute for being in the right place at the right time.

-Andy Grove
Andy Grove

Activity is not output.

Andy Grove
How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but how well we are understood.
Andy Grove

Every generation thinks that they invented sex.

Andy Grove
Competition is warfare. Mostly it is played by prescribed rules--there is a sort of Geneva Convention for competition--but it's thorough and often brutal.
Andy Grove

Long distances used to be a moat that both insulated and isolated people from workers on the other side of the world. But every day, technology narrows that moat inch by inch. Every person in the world is on the verge of becoming both a coworker and a competitor to every one of us ... Technological change is going to reach out and sooner or later change something fundamental in your business world.

Andy Grove
In the first round of work simplification...you can reasonably expect a 30 to 50 percent reduction...To implement the actual simplification, you must question why each step is performed. Typically, you will find that many steps exist in your work flow for no good reason. Often they are there by tradition or because formal procedure ordains it, and nothing practical ordains it.
Andy Grove

Accept that no matter where you go to work, you are not an employee you are a business with one employee, you. Nobody owes you a career. You own it, as a sole proprietor.

Andy Grove
If the brutal facts are not faced by leaders, the brutal reality sets in.
Andy Grove

I was running an assembly line designed to build memory chips. I saw the microprocessor as a bloody nuisance.

Andy Grove
upset the existing order.