What The Best Ceo's Know A Comparative Analysis Of Chapters 2 And 5

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The management styles of Michael Dell, former CEO of Dell Computer Corporation and Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel, were compared and contrasted. Both were highly successful CEO’s with different management styles. They both faced business challenges, but faced those challenges using unique and different approaches. Their early background, the contributions they made to research and management, and some of the methods they used to solve problems and the resistance they faced was discussed. Together, my findings suggest that there are different approaches to successfully managing a company and different approaches to solving business challenges.

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This was demonstrated when he asked the then CEO (paraphrased) “what do you think a new CEO would do?”
Discussion On The Resistance That Each Encountered In Presenting And Furthering Their Research, Ideas, Or Programs.
Both Mr. Dell and Mr. Grove encountered resistance to their plans to further their individual programs. Mr. Grove’s resistance came from his Board of Directors and his senior managers. Intel had traditionally dominated the memory business and had been quite successful at that. When there was a SIP, and the company realized that it had to “…get out of memories,” Grove faced resistance and he mentioned: “…it took the crisis of an economic cycle and the sight of unrelenting red ink before we could summon up the gumption needed to execute a dramatic departure from our past.” The company had previously succeeded in the memory business, but was not insulated enough not to recognize that the way their business was previously conducted could not continue due to a SIP from a competitor.
The other SIP experienced by Mr. Grove in this chapter was a reputational challenge that the Intel chip was somehow flawed, leading to the withdrawal of demand from a major customer. He had to make a decision that would cost the company “about a half a billion dollars.” The decision he made was to “replace every chip.” This proved to be the right decision in the long run because now Intel is known for its quality in the microchip processing industry.
Mr. Dell encounter resistance from his engineering staff after mistakes were made in developing the Olympic, a ...

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