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What Makes Great Leaders Great: Management Lessons from Icons Who Changed the World by Frank Arnold

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CHAPTER 13

Recognize Inflection Points and Utilize Performance Indicators

LEARNING FROM

Andy Grove

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Former Intel CEO Andy Grove was actually born András István Gróf in Budapest in 1936. The son of a Jewish merchant family, he had to live under a false identity and escaped Nazi persecution only after finding shelter with friends. In 1957 he decided to flee to the United States after the Soviet armed forces’ suppression of the popular uprising in Hungary in October 1956. Once in America, he changed his name to Andrew Stephen Grove but became known as Andy Grove. He assiduously taught himself English and enrolled at Berkeley, emerging with a Ph.D. ...

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