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Only the Paranoid Survive

Transform apocalypse into opportunity

By Andrew S. Grove
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Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove

Only The Paranoid Survive (1999) presents the experiences and invaluable advice of one of the most admired and successful CEOs of recent times: Andrew S. Grove. In this book, Grove suggests many strategies that companies can adopt to survive – and even exploit – what he terms Strategic Inflection Points: those sink-or-swim moments in a company’s existence. The book provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the ways in which strategic decisions are made, and, specifically, of what’s involved in directing a leading tech company.


  • Anybody who owns or runs a business
  • Anyone interested in the decision-making of a large company
  • People who want to learn how to overcome the critical moments in a company’s life

Andrew S. Grove, the Hungarian-born engineer and businessman, is the former president and CEO of Intel. He teaches courses at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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