I was running an assembly line designed to build memory chips. I saw the microprocessor as a bloody nuisance.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. Andy Grov
I don't know where Blair got his numbers, but the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) where I talked this morning had a sell-out audience and they turned away as many people as were in the audience who wanted to hear about Internet commerce, ... That doesn't sound like an apathetic audience.
There are two options: adapt or die.
Growth is kinda built into everyone's genes. It's built into management's genes, the salesman's genes, the investors' desires. People expect companies to grow.
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline.
What kind of a society are we going to have if it consists of highly paid people doing high-value-added work - and masses of unemployed?
Detect and fix any problem in a production process at the lowest stage possible.
The most important role of managers is to create environment in which people are passionately dedicated to winning in marketplace.
I don't see Merced appearing on a mainstream desktop inside of a decade.
Whatever success we have had in maintaining our culture has been instrumental in Intel's success in surviving strategic inflection points.
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
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.
Just as we could have rode into the sunset, along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
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.
No problem is so complicated that you cannot make it more complicated.
A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.
A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.
If the world operates as one big market, every employee will compete with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of doing the same job. There are lots of them and many of them are hungry
So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one. Andy G
Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do, that is the more lasting solution.
You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die.
Girls don't think boys' games are too hard, they think they are stupid.
If the brutal facts are not faced by leaders, the brutal reality sets in.
By the late '90s, those who were paying attention perceived the Internet as a 20-foot tidal wave coming, and we are all in kayaks.
I did not want to become a poster child for yet another disease.
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.
A question that often comes up at times of strategic transformation is, should you pursue a highly focused approach, betting everything on one strategic goal, or should you hedge? ... Mark Twain hit it on the head when he said, Put all of your eggs in one basket and WATCH THAT BASKET.
I wasn't cut out to be an opera singer, but it was a nice fantasy for a teenager growing up in Hungary during the Stalinist era.
Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.