Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will: How Jack Welch Is Turning General Electric into the World's Most Competitive Corporation

Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will: How Jack Welch Is Turning General Electric into the World's Most Competitive Corporation

by Noel M. Tichy, Stratford Sherman
     
 
Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, has just one goal: to be #1 in EVERY market. Now, his closest adviser shows how his strategy has increased the value of GE's stock fivefold in just over a decade.

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Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, has just one goal: to be #1 in EVERY market. Now, his closest adviser shows how his strategy has increased the value of GE's stock fivefold in just over a decade.

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Library Journal
Jack Welch is undoubtedly one of the most talked about chief executives in America. Three months apart, two books have appeared about Welch and his mandate to restructure GE in the 1980s. Unlike Robert Slater's The New GE: How Jack Welch Revived an American Institution ( LJ 10/1/92), authors Tichy, a professor and GE consultant, and Sherman, a Fortune reporter, offer a deeper analysis of Welch's leadership practices and philosophies. The authors use the first person singular to signify an insider's (Tichy's) view, which is confusing at first. Furthermore, the addition of the ``Handbook for Revolutionaries'' (material developed at GE's executive education center in Crotonville, New York) makes Tichy appear to be a Welch convert, and the bias is sometimes too obvious. The repetition of ideas makes reading laborious. However, the authors do a substantial job in presenting the research, which included over 100 hours of interviews with Welch. Recommended for all business libraries.-- Rebecca A. Smith, Harvard Business Sch. Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385248839
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/19/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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