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ISBN: 0755311280 / ISBN-13: 9780755311286

Jack: Straight from the Gut

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  • Jack: Straight from the Gut (Headline Book Publishing) – Mass-market paperback (2003)
    by Jack D Welch

    Jack: Straight from the Gut

    Mass-market paperback, Headline Book Publishing
    2003
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    ISBN: 0755311280
    ISBN-13: 9780755311286

    Jack Welch is perhaps the greatest corporate leader of the 20th century. When he first became CEO of General Electric in 1981 the company was worth $12 billion. Twenty years later it is worth a total of $280 billion. But Welch was more than just the leader of the most successful business in the world. He revolutionised GE's entire corporate culture with his distinctive, highly personal management style: the individual appreciation of each of his 500 managers, the commitment to an informal but driven work style and the ... Show more

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Reviews of Jack: Straight from the Gut

Overall customer rating: 2.500
exmasher

Bottom Line And Nothing But....

by exmasher on Oct 5, 2007

I picked up this book because I thought it would be good to know something about someone who has won high acclaim as a CEO. Normally I at least get warm, fuzzy feelings of admiration when reading of someone who has fought through adversity to make it to the winner's circle. One problem...this is a book about leadership and it's impossible to get on that subject without things like loyalty and integrity coming up. He has some good things to say, no doubt. But I would have a hard time following a boss who didn't have the self discipline to leave the room when he first realized he was in danger of cheating on his wife. So intead of savoring what he had to offer I found myself spitting out a lot of bones. Still worth a quick read, but don't expect too much.

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Humpy
by Humpy on Mar 19, 2007

In this biography, Jack Welch talks about his family and how from a college grad and working all the way up to be the GE's chairman, how he dealt with office politics, and a little about hislove life, the deals he has made and the new management principles he helped founded that completely revolutinized GE as the world's biggest company by share market.

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