Andy Grove Talks About His New Learning Curve

The Intel founder goes from the daily grind to the big picture

Andrew S. Grove has made his mark as a manager, but now he's turning himself back into a student. The chairman and chief executive of Intel Corp. announced on Mar. 26 that he will hand over the CEO job to Intel President Craig R. Barrett in May. The change, Grove hopes, will let him spend more time studying the computer industry--and helping to guide the evolution of technology and public policy. For Intel, freeing Grove to drink up technology trends could help it avoid missteps like its slow response to the rise of sub-$1,000 PCs. On Mar. 31, Business Week correspondent Andy Reinhardt talked to Grove about how the executive plans to spend his future.

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