Andy Grove’s Learnings

Shrikant Patil points to a May 2000 Andy Grove interview in which he talks about his learnings. Some I liked:

Profits are the lifeblood of enterprise. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

You must understand your mistakes. Study the hell out of them. You’re not going to have the chance of making the same mistake again–you can’t step into the river again at the same place and the same time–but you will have the chance of making a similar mistake.

Best of all is this: “Take a bit of the future and make it your present.” It is what I have been doing for the past decade. Sometimes the future was on time, sometimes it wasn’t. Let’s see how it is with this time with Emergic.

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.