Welch: An American Icon / Edition 1

Welch: An American Icon / Edition 1

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by Janet Lowe, Ric Lowe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471413356

ISBN-13: 9780471413356

Pub. Date: 04/19/2001

Publisher: Wiley

"As the most widely admired, studied, and imitated CEO of his time, Welch has enriched not only GE's shareholders but the shareholders of companies around the globe."—Fortune magazine

Of all the outstanding business leaders of our time, none can boast the almost universal respect-awe, even-that Jack Welch receives from colleagues and competitors alike. As

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"As the most widely admired, studied, and imitated CEO of his time, Welch has enriched not only GE's shareholders but the shareholders of companies around the globe."—Fortune magazine

Of all the outstanding business leaders of our time, none can boast the almost universal respect-awe, even-that Jack Welch receives from colleagues and competitors alike. As the Chairman of General Electric, he has transformed the company into a Goliath of the new economy with his unique management style, forward-thinking approach, and inspiring leadership. Welch: An American Icon delivers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how this man has become a global symbol of brilliant management, shedding new light on the tactics, style, and personality of the man who made GE a dominating force in world business.

Frank yet balanced and fair, financial writer Janet Lowe explores the shining successes as well as the darker aspects of Jack Welch's life and work-how he shaped and influenced GE, how he pushed the company into the global marketplace, and how his vision is impacting the lives of everyone everywhere.

Welch: An American Icon reveals the steps Welch took to make GE the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization that exceeded $520 billion in 2000. You'll learn how he restructured the company by reducing the work force to only the absolute minimum necessary. Then find out how he mobilized his personal drive and energy to improve the different businesses within GE, committing to globalization and integrating the Internet into every aspect of the company.

However, Welch's leadership came with a price tag. From disgruntled employees to numerous scandals to egregious salaries and a running battle with environmentalists, many cite Welch as a particularly dangerous role model for American business.

Whatever your opinion of Jack Welch, Welch: An American Icon offers an engaging look at his rise to the top and details a philosophy that every leader should know.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471413356
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
Acknowledgments11
Part IThe Jack Welch Legacy13
Chapter 1The House of Magic: How Welch Became an American Icon27
Chapter 2The Gospel of Good Management49
Part IIGeneral Electric Then and Now69
Chapter 3The Companies General Electric Dumped81
Chapter 4The Companies General Electric Acquired93
Chapter 5Building from Within113
Chapter 6The Globalization of General Electric129
Chapter 7Wired Welch147
Chapter 8The Dark Side of the Legacy167
Part IIIThe Future189
Chapter 9The Meta-Corporation: General Electric after Welch201
Chapter 10Welch after General Electric223
Chapter 11Welch's Place in History235
Appendixes245
Appendix aGeneral Electric and Jack Welch: The Chronology247
Appendix bGE Values255
Appendix cThe CERES Principles257
Appendix dGeneral Electric Businesses261
Appendix eGeneral Electric--Nineteen-Year Performance Figures: 1980-1999275
Notes277
Index297

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Read this book and you will really enjoy it. It is the story of a real successful man. 5 Star Man 5 Star!!!!!!!!