Synchronizing with Sunlin Chou

Synchronizing with Sunlin Chou
by Sunit Rikhi on 05-29-2019 at 1:38 pm

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Sometimes we get to see, up close, leaders who make a truly enormous contribution to society. Dr. Sunlin Chou was one such leader and I was a fortunate fellow traveler. Sunlin led the exponential rise of transistors for 35 years, accelerating the waves of revolutionary digital technologies serving humanity.

Fifty… Read More


Morris Chang and Me

Morris Chang and Me
by Sunit Rikhi on 07-04-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedLegend has it that in 1984, Morris Chang was approached by a friend who was looking for money to buy equipment for manufacturing his electronic chip designs. Morris told him to do more homework. When his friend did not return, Morris reached out to him. His friend, it turned out, did not need the money after all. He had … Read More


Good bye and thank you, Andy Grove!

Good bye and thank you, Andy Grove!
by Sunit Rikhi on 03-23-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedYou are gone. And with you, gone is one of the greatest leaders of our times.

In the coming days many voices will speak about the ways in which you touched countless lives, inspired a generation of engineers to create and fuel the digital revolution, and demonstrated your own brand of leadership traits in pursuit of excellence.… Read More


What Makes Us Indecisive?

What Makes Us Indecisive?
by Sunit Rikhi on 11-06-2015 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedAn indecision is actually a very bad decision. It is an implicit decision for the status quo. It is worse than an explicit decision regardless of how bad that decision turns out to be. In my experience, our indecisiveness is caused by various reasons involving trade-offs.… Read More


My View of Contextual Leadership

My View of Contextual Leadership
by Sunit Rikhi on 10-28-2015 at 4:00 pm

Image RemovedGo off and do something wonderful,” said Robert (Bob) Noyce, co-founder of Fairchild semiconductors and Intel Corporation. He was heard, and the quality of our lives has been elevated by the wonderful pursuits of skilled pioneers. Notice that Bob did not say, “Go off and become great leaders.” This is because great… Read More