Jack

Jack

Straight From the Gut

Book - 2001
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They called him Neutron Jack. They called him the world's toughest boss. And then Fortune called him "The Manager of the Century." In his twenty-year career at the helm of General Electric, Jack Welch defied conventional wisdom and turned an aging behemoth of a corporation into a lean, mean engine of growth and corporate innovation. In this remarkable autobiography-a classic business book and runaway New York Times bestseller now updated with a new afterword by the author-Jack Welch takes us on the rough-and-tumble ride that has been his remarkable life. From his working-class childhood to his early days in G.E. Plastics to his life at the top of the world's most successful company, Welch tells his intensely personal story with his well-known fire and candor. And although it chronicles billion-dollar deals and high-stakes corporate standoffs, Jack is ultimately a story about people-from a man who based his career on demanding only the best from others and from himself.

Baker & Taylor
The CEO of General Electric looks back on his distinguished career with the corporation and shares his personal philosophy of business and innovative managerial style, in an updated edition that includes a new afterword. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

The CEO of General Electric looks back on his distinguished career with the corporation and shares his personal philosophy of business and innovative managerial style.

Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Business Books, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780446690683
9780446528382
0446528382
Branch Call Number: 338.7621 W43
Characteristics: xvi, 479 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Byrne, John A

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Aug 14, 2014

I admit to not finishing this book as my stomach isn't infinitely strong. I assume Welch included the word -- gut -- because his book is highly bacterial? The only reason GE, which pays no federal income tax, by the way, is still around is due to their accessing those TARP bailout funds which were supposed to be for the banksters [and also free money from the Fed]. Welch did lead the way in offshoring professional-level jobs, beginning the 1984-85: R&D scientific jobs, engineering jobs, programmer jobs, tech jobs and the usual manufacturing jobs. GE was briefly a successful company only insofar as it accesses financial capital or fantasy finance, which did them in during the global economic meltdown, and they should have been allowed to collapse. Welch effectively restructured GE into a private equity/hedge fund.

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