Yeah, the guy seems like a real idiot (read the bold print below). <sarcasm>
Early life and education
Grove was born to a middle-class Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary. Growing up, he was known to friends as "Andris". At the age of four, Andris was diagnosed with scarlet fever. The disease was nearly fatal, and while he survived, he suffered significant hearing loss as a result. During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 he left his home and family under the cover of night and emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York City in 1957. Grove and his wife Eva were married in 1958 and raised two daughters.
Grove earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York in 1960, and earned the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963.
Grove worked at Fairchild Semiconductor before becoming the third employee at the nascent Intel Corporation. He became Intel's president in 1979, its CEO in 1987, and its Chairman and CEO in 1997.
Grove is credited with having transformed Intel from a manufacturer of memory chips into one of the world's dominant producers of microprocessors. During his tenure as CEO, Grove oversaw a 4,500% increase in Intel's market capitalization from $18 billion to $197 billion, making it, at the time, the world's most valuable company.[
2] He relinquished his CEO title in May 1998 and remained Chairman of the Board until November 2004. Grove continues his work at Intel as a senior advisor.
Jason, maybe you are mistaking some of his communication problems with his intelligence and not due to his hearing problems. Oh, did you know Jack Welch of GE (CEO of the century) stutters? It's true! I met the man personally. Now please say that Mr. Welch is a lousy speaker and thus has little value. I dare you.