In the beginning of the entrepreneurship class, I always tell the story of Bob Noyce. The legendary Intel co-founder's connection to Grinnell College is the point. I am always hoping our College will produce a Bob Noyce and I be the helping hand.
But there is more to Noyce's story. I recently bumped into this 1983 profiling by Tom Wolfe. It was a long story. Middle way through it, I found myself having hard time holding down my tears. I couldn't figure out why. Not those usual suspects that move me to tears. I felt there were some connections between me and those Silicon Valley greats. Those are God's words, I suppose.