10 thoughts on “Five Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Craig Barrett”

  1. Somebody like Barrett is good poeples to learn from, just on the strength of being the former CEO of intel. While it was great that he once headed the billion dollar company, he could now be more successful in his retirement, running his own business, whether it be offline or online, in addition to being paid nice speaker fees. If he were to give an online lecture, I’d surely tune in 🙂


  2. Om,

    Craig is very sharp and successful yet quite down to earth guy. I had the pleasure of interviewing him last Nov and he echoed most of the same points. He mentioned that this is his 11th recession and every time his philosophy is the same – invest. He has a real passion for education as well.


  3. There is nothing wrong with these observations. However, Barrett was not a particularly successful CEO, except when it came to claiming credit for things. He made a brave foray into moving Intel beyond microprocessors, but he failed. In the process, he took his eye off the one thing that had made Intel great, that is execution in the microprocessor business, and for many years Intel had to fight AMD because of it. In addition, unlike his forbears, Noyce, Moore and Grove, he was not loved by the troops, with consequences. So, overall, not a very good performance.

  4. Great philosophy tidbits. I don’t know that his record with Intel reflects this wisdom, but, nevertheless it is informative. Also adaptable to small business startups as well. I read the entire article. I didn’t have any problem accessing it as mentioned above.

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