Summary of The Intel Trinity

How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company

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The Intel Trinity book summary
Three genius managers led Intel to become the world’s most innovative and important technology company.


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This detailed insider’s look at the history of Silicon Valley introduces Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove, three genius personalities who created Intel from scratch. The company designed and built advanced esoteric electronic devices that altered daily life. This unlikely management trio, though often embroiled in bitter internecine battles, spearheaded a workforce of driven people to revolutionize the high-tech industry and put the “silicon” in Silicon Valley. Intel’s work environment spawned new corporate cultures that are now mainstream. Michael Malone’s historical overview will intrigue any computer or smartphone owner who’d like to understand Intel and how it changed society. getAbstract recommends this fascinating saga to history buffs, executives, managers, entrepreneurs and human resources professionals seeking examples of strategic leadership.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Silicon Valley and Intel began,
  • What management techniques worked for Intel’s leaders, and
  • How it launched pivotal electronic technologies.


From Shockley to Fairchild
Silicon Valley, once just the San Francisco marshlands, is the world’s center for advanced technology. Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Intel and many other such companies now operate from Silicon Valley. Before these giants existed, inventors...
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About the Author

Michael S. Malone wrote The Future Arrived Yesterday, and is a regular editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal.

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