Welch: An American Icon / Edition 1

Welch: An American Icon / Edition 1

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by Janet Lowe, Ric Lowe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471413356

ISBN-13: 9780471413356

Pub. Date: 04/19/2001

Publisher: Wiley

A rare perspective on the personal philosophy, business savvy, and future of the chairman of the most admired company in the world
Jack Welch, chairman of General Electric, is due to retire this spring. Welch has transported GE into the new economy with his management style, his forward-thinking approach to new technology, and by encouraging creativity among

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A rare perspective on the personal philosophy, business savvy, and future of the chairman of the most admired company in the world
Jack Welch, chairman of General Electric, is due to retire this spring. Welch has transported GE into the new economy with his management style, his forward-thinking approach to new technology, and by encouraging creativity among his employees. This book provides a look at what the innovative powerhouse executive has brought to American business and what will ultimately be his legacy. Thorough, authoritative, and absorbing, Welch: An American Icon includes interviews with CEOs at other leading companies who have worked under Welch and been trained by him, as well as interviews with other GE executives.
Janet Lowe (Del Mar, CA) is an investment writer and author who has written sixteen business and biographical works, including the recent Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire-Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger (0-471-24473-2). Ms. Lowe is past editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript and Financial Editor of the San Diego Tribune. More than 200 of her business articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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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
Pt. IThe Jack Welch Legacy13
Ch. 1The House of Magic: How Welch Became an American Icon27
Ch. 2The Gospel of Good Management49
Pt. IIGeneral Electric then and Now69
Ch. 3The Companies General Electric Dumped81
Ch. 4The Companies General Electric Acquired93
Ch. 5Building from Within113
Ch. 6The Globalization of General Electric129
Ch. 7Wired Welch147
Ch. 8The Dark Side of the Legacy167
Pt. IIIThe Future189
Ch. 9The Meta-Corporation: General Electric after Welch201
Ch. 10Welch after General Electric223
Ch. 11Welch's Place in History235
App. AGeneral Electric and Jack Welch: The Chronology247
App. BGE Values255
App. CThe CERES Principles257
App. DGeneral Electric Businesses261
App. EGeneral Electric - Nineteen-Year Performance Figures: 1980-1999275
Notes277
Index297

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Welch: An American Icon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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!!!!!!!!