|The cover article, "The Education of Andy Grove," is excerpts from a forthcoming book. Some of the episodes described are interesting, like deciding not to license the 386 to other chipmakers ("The Reality Shifter") and deciding not to scrap the CICS design for RISC (the first episode in the article); but most of the episodes are a bit tedious and short on insight. I hear Grove's autobiographical books (High Output Management and Only the Paranoid Survive) are really good; the forthcoming The American: The Life and Times of Andy Grove doesn't look nearly as good, judging by the Fortune article. Likewise, "10 Top Leaders Tell Their Secrets" isn't real helpful for us J2EE developer types.|
However, two other articles interview Fred Brooks and discuss insights from Peter Drucker. Those are good (IMHO), so I'll discuss them next.
Dec 22 Update: My colleague Dave Artus has added a good comment (disagreeing with me, no less!), so please click on that link.