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Read this article at WebMonkey.com in its original form Visit Jay Greenspan's Trans-City.com site  In his early days at Intel, Andy Grove was approached by an employee who suggested the company start work on a personal computer based on its chips. Skeptical, he asked what a personal computer might do. The employee, searching for a good example, said it could be used to store recipes. Grove thought about the millions he'd have to spend on research, development, and marketing, then considered the imperfect but steady quality of an alphabetized loose-leaf binder. He finally passed on the idea and decided to concentrate on the lucrative business of supplying chips for traffic lights. What a maroon. Any dolt should have been able to recognize the potential when it was presented. Right? Probably not. Andy Grove, no matter what you think of him, has proven to be a fairly br... (more)