Jerry Sanders III - HoF

Summary : Jerry Sanders III: For creating the semiconductor sales model and the people-first model

Jerry Sanders III — HoF: For creating the semiconductor sales model and the people-first model

  • Among Silicon Valley's Kings, Jerry stands out as the sales professional
    • His model, engineering with charisma
    • But this was not enough to build companies
  • Founding AMD, focused on building a company that every one wanted to work for
    • Motto: "People first, products and profit will follow!"
    • "Cradle-to-grave" strategy engendered loyalty by not laying off employees in downturns like others had
    • Result was innovation productivity that allowed AMD to match companies many times their size with a fraction of the financial resources

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