Andy Grove was the first hire at Intel. As CEO, he helped transform the company into an industrial giant. His biography by Richard Tedlow is on my reading list. I’m currently reading The Innovators by Walter Issaacson and there was a quote by him that I thought was worth writing down.
By the time I was twenty, I had lived through a Hungarian Fascist dictatorship, Germany military occupation, the Nazis’ Final Solution, the siege of Budapest by the Soviet Red Army, a period of chaotic democracy in the years immediately after the war, a variety of repressive Communist regimes, and a popular uprising that was put down at gunpoint. –Andy Grove