This presentation 
  This presentation
contains some quotes
 from Robert Noyce, 
 from Robert Noyce
  co‐inventor of the
 ...
They are highly
         are highly
relevant for, well, a 
relevant for well a
lot, innovation and 
lot innovation and
   ...
On his invention of 
 On his invention of
the integrated
the integrated circuit:
“I don’t have any
    I don t have any 
   recollection of a 
   recollection of a
 ‘Boom!’ There it is!  
  Boom! There i...
Noyce instead
          instead 
  thought of the 
  thought of the
   invention as a 
   invention as a
continuous proces...
“Let’s see, if we could do this, we can do that. If we can do 
that, then we can do this. It was a logical sequence. If I ...
“I was trying to solve a production problem. 
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I wasn’t trying to make an integr...
On leadership:
“If you’re looking at a long‐
“If      ’ l ki      t l
 term research program, in 
 term research program in
general, the ...
“The people that are supervising
  The people that are supervising 
 it are more dependent on their 
ability to judge peop...
“The job of the manager is an 
 enabling, not a directive job… 
 enabling not a directive job
 coaching, and not direction...
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Robert Noyce Quotes On Leadership And Innovation

  1. 1. This presentation  This presentation contains some quotes from Robert Noyce,  from Robert Noyce co‐inventor of the of the  integrated circuit and and  co‐founder of Intel of Intel.
  2. 2. They are highly are highly relevant for, well, a  relevant for well a lot, innovation and  lot innovation and leadership toto  mention a few a few things… things
  3. 3. On his invention of  On his invention of the integrated the integrated circuit:
  4. 4. “I don’t have any I don t have any  recollection of a  recollection of a ‘Boom!’ There it is!   Boom! There it is!’ light bulbs going off light bulbs going off”
  5. 5. Noyce instead instead  thought of the  thought of the invention as a  invention as a continuous process: continuous process:
  6. 6. “Let’s see, if we could do this, we can do that. If we can do  that, then we can do this. It was a logical sequence. If I hit a  wall, I d back up and then find a path, conceptually, all the  wall I’d back up and then find a path conceptually all the way through to the end. Once you have the path,  conceptually, all the way through to the end you can come  back and start refining, thinking in little steps that will take  you there. Once you get to the point that you can see the  top of the mountain, then you know you can get there.” p , y y g
  7. 7. “I was trying to solve a production problem.  “ l d bl I wasn’t trying to make an integrated circuit.”
  8. 8. On leadership:
  9. 9. “If you’re looking at a long‐ “If ’ l ki t l term research program, in  term research program in general, the people that are  doing it are in the best  position to evaluate it, not  iti t l t it t the people that are  the people that are supervising it.”
  10. 10. “The people that are supervising The people that are supervising  it are more dependent on their  ability to judge people than they  are dependent on their ability to  are dependent on their ability to j g judge the work that is going on.” g g
  11. 11. “The job of the manager is an  enabling, not a directive job…  enabling not a directive job coaching, and not direction, is  the first quality of leadership  now. Get the barriers out of the  now Get the barriers out of the way to let people do the things  y p p g they do well.”

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