Under Andy Grove-s leadership, Intel has become the world-s largest computer chipmaker, the 5th most admired company in America, and the 7th most profitable among the Fortune 500.
Grove attributes his success to the philosophy and strategy he has learned the hard way as he has steered Intel through a series of potential major disasters he calls strategic inflection points (SIPs) - the moments in any business when massive change occurs
Taking us deep inside the workings of his corporation, Grove recounts not only how he has dealt successfully with Intel-s crises - including the fierce competition from the Japanese, the drama of the Pentium flaw, and the unprecedented changes brought on by the Internet - but also the strategies used by other companies. His forthright account and original ideas give a unique insight into art of business and the management of change.
Every manager in every industry must assume that something will change - very soon. Only the Paranoid survive is a classic lesson in leadership skills that every manager will benefit from.
-Common sense is probably the first thing you-ll lose when you start on a strategic inflection curve. And then you-ll need this book-
Stuart Pierce, Daily Telegraph
Andrew S. Grove emigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1956. He participated in the founding of Intel, and become its president in 1979 and chief executive in 1987. Grove also teaches at the Stanford university Graduate School of University Graduate School of Business.