I just finished reading Andy Grove’s Rational Exuberance on Wired.
If you’re unfamiliar with who Andy Grove is, he’s the former CEO and current Chairman of Intel. Besides that, he’s the most intelligent, pragmatic, rational business person I’ve ever seen speak.
Those qualities are part of the reason I joined Intel after college. A lot has changed since then. Craig Barrett, current Intel CEO, simply isn’t the same leader that Andy was. You might think that in a company with nearly 90,000 employees, the personality of the CEO wouldn’t make much difference in how it felt to work there day-to-day, but it does.