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What Me Worry?

How smart entrepreneurs harness the power of paranoia

This story appears in the March 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Depending on whom you're talking to, paranoia is: 1) a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution, 2) an irrational distrust of others, or 3) a key trait in entrepreneurial success.

Sound crazy? Not according to Andrew S. Grove, president and CEO of Intel Corp. in Santa Clara, California, and author of Only the Paranoid Survive (Doubleday/Currency). The title of Grove's book comes from an oft-repeated quote that has become the mantra of the chip king's rise to the top of the technology business.

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