Derek Lidow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Derek Lidow is a New Jersey-based author, speaker, entrepreneur, former CEO and founder of iSuppli, and former CEO of International Rectifier. Lidow is author of the book Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises (2014, Wiley).[1] He is also a media commentator; Lidow’s coverage to date includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Economist, Nikkei, Reuters, and Taipei Times as well as many top bloggers.

Lidow's book, articles and speeches cover topics on entrepreneurship, startups, leadership and creativity. He joined Princeton university's Keller Center as the James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship for the academic year 2011-2012, where he currently teaches a course titled "Innovation, Creativity and Design".

Early years[edit]

Lidow holds degrees from Princeton and Stanford. He received his BSE summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1973, and a PhD in applied physics as a Hertz Foundation Fellow at Stanford University in 1976.[2]

In 1977 Lidow began a 22-year career at International Rectifier, founded by his grandfather and his father Eric Lidow (CEO at the time) in 1947, as a Production Engineer. He then served as Vice President of Operations, and was promoted in 1985 to Executive Vice President for Marketing and Administration. Lidow became President of International Rectifier’s Power Products Division in 1989, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994. In March 1995, Mr. Lidow replaced his father as the Chief Executive Officer, serving alongside his brother Alex Lidow who remained CEO until 2007.

Career[edit]

After leaving International Rectifier, Lidow founded iSuppli[3] in 1999,[4] a market research firm sold to global information company IHS in 2010 for $95 million.[5][6] Lidow is also a member of the Board of Directors for United Silicon Carbide Inc.,[7] a technology company.[8] Lidow is widely cited as an expert on the electronics industry.[9][10][11][12][13] His contributions range from multiple technology patents [14] to supply chain applications [15] used by companies like Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM.

Today, Lidow is a professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Princeton University.[16][17]

Author[edit]

Lidow is author of the book Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises.[18] In addition, his writing has been published in numerous blogs and publications, both online and off.[19][20] He is also author of Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies. [21]

Boards[edit]

  • Board of Directors of iSuppli Corporation, 1999 – 2011
  • Board of Directors of International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), circa 1991 – 2000[22][23]
  • Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, circa 1994 – 1999[citation needed]
  • Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering Advisory Council, circa 1975 – circa 1996
  • Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science Leadership Council, circa 1997 – 2011[24]
  • United Silicon Carbide, 2012–present[25]

Awards[edit]

  • Hertz Fellow, 1973-1976
  • Computerworld Smithsonian Finalist, 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jossey-Bass Releases Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises". One News Page [US]. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  2. ^ "The E-Quad News, Princeton University". Princeton.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  3. ^ Derek Lidow. "Derek Lidow: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  4. ^ "iSuppli Corporation: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  5. ^ "IHS Closes Acquisition of iSuppli Corporation". Business Wire. 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  6. ^ "Daily Research News Online no. 12602 - IHS Acquires iSuppli in '$95m Deal'". Mrweb.com. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  7. ^ "USCi - About Us - Board of Directors". Unitedsic.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  8. ^ "USCI, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  9. ^ Crothers, Brooke. "Nvidia posts on CNET - Page 7". News.cnet.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  10. ^ "Chip industry profits shrink". Ateforum.com. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  11. ^ Stay informed today and every day (2010-01-21). "The business of dissecting electronics: The lowdown on teardowns". The Economist. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  12. ^ "Apple's aesthetic is influencing the future of electronics design". Senatus. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  13. ^ "Discussion with Derek Lidow, CEO, iSuppli AVING USA". Us.aving.net. 2006-05-29. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  14. ^ "Patent US4228806 - Sleep state inhibited wake-up alarm - Google Patents". Google.com. 1972-05-03. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  15. ^ "Patent US7003474 - Supply chain architecture - Google Patents". Google.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  16. ^ "Princeton's Keller Center: Derek Lidow: Entrepreneurial Leadership". Commons.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  17. ^ "Princeton's Keller Center: Entrepreneurship". Commons.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  18. ^ "Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises - Derek Lidow". Wiley. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  19. ^ Mar 3, 2014 (2014-03-03). "Derek Lidow: Real Innovation Comes from Projects - The Accelerators - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  20. ^ Feb 10, 2014 (2014-02-10). "Derek Lidow: Debunking the Myth of The Lone, Visionary Designer - The Accelerators - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  21. ^ Lidow, Derek (2018-01-23). Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies. Diversion Publishing. ISBN 9781635761764.
  22. ^ "Derek Lidow leaving International Rectifier". EE Times. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  23. ^ "International Rectifier Announces Change to Single CEO. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 1999-05-10. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  24. ^ "2012 Advisors | eLAB". Kellercenter.princeton.edu. 2005-10-01. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  25. ^ "USCi - About Us - Board of Directors". Unitedsic.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.