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Insights on leadership, entrepreneurialism and management

  • Semiconductor, AI and IP

    Who would have thought that Google, Tesla, Facebook and Cisco would someday be considered semiconductor leaders? Well, I did. Having launched Micrel, a semiconductor company I ran for 37 years, I frequently saw the industry shifting. That non-chip companies...

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  • Become a Better Manager: Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their congressional representative, but they know the name and story of Mother Teresa. Few people were inspired enough to pack their...

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  • Become a Better Manager: 20 Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their congressional representative, but they know the name and story of Mother Teresa. Few people were inspired enough to pack their...

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  • Techniques to Overcome Fear in the Entrepreneurial Journey

    One of the entrepreneur’s first and most recurring challenges – a challenge to the heart, a challenge to passion – is overcoming fear. Most entrepreneurs start businesses because they have mastered intense technical obstacles. They may not, however, have...

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  • Workplace Diversity and The Path to Greatness

    Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too. Like a species, mankind has advanced in no small part due to the constant positive interactions between people, often of very different natures. The ancient...

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  • Security and Reversing China’s Electronics Dominance

    Control electronics and you will control the world. This reality is not lost on the Chinese government. With the passing of Mao and China’s embrace of what we can call authoritarian capitalism, China made a priority of dominating electronics...

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