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As I wrote about here, I attended an Intel Alumni event last week where Andy Grove spoke about clean technologies.   This was actually the first time I’d attended a formal Intel alumni event since I left the company in 2005 after 5 years of employment there.   Meeting former Intel colleagues and listening to Grove has led me to reflect on my years at Intel.   What really stands out about Intel is discipline and process excellence, training, its role in the technology ecosystem, investing in R&D during recessionary periods, and the overall Intel way. (more…)

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Tonight, I went to an Intel Alumni (I spent 5 years at Intel) seminar featuring Intel alumni who are now focused on clean technologies.  Legendary Andy Grove was the keynote speaker.  It was great to see Andy Grove— it’s always a treat to hear his perspectives on business, technology, and the issues of the day.     While he remains a senior advisor to Intel’s board and management, he is also actively interested in energy policy and often gives speeches on the topic.  Along, with Grove’s perspectives, Intel alumni in the entrepreneur, product, or investor spaces of clean technologies provided additional perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing these technologies.    Below are some of the key points made by Grove and others and my observations of the night. (more…)

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