Intel-ligent

After 35 years with the company, Craig Barrett is leaving Intel. He has served as President, CEO and is currently Chairman of the Board. When he started in 1974, Intel had $50M in yearly revenue. Now, Intel has $50M in revenue every twelve hours.

In a 5/27/06 interview with PBS host Charlie Rose, Barrett discusses the transition to digital medical records in the first minutes of the hour long interview.

If you continue listening a few more minutes, you will learn earlier strategic missteps that Intel made. In hindsight, these mistakes are laughable but it shows that even the best and brightest have difficulty predicting the future.

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