Has anyone read "Swimming Across" by Andy Grove?
It appears to be pretty far from the traditional "look-at-me, revel in my vision, I'm an uber-CEO," self-promotional book; he never even gets into his Intel career, apparently. Instead it's an account of Grove's childhood
in Hitler and Stalin's Hungary and the story of how he came to America. The book has been getting great reviews
, from people as diverse as Tom Brokaw, Elie Wiesel and Monica Seles
. Still, the cynic in me says that no matter how dramatic the tale, when you're a Fotune 500 CEO, you always have other motives. Perhaps I'm just too cynical. So again, has anyone read it? What did you think?
posted by emptyage
on Nov 26, 2001 -