Straight From the Gut

Book - 2001
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Nearly 20 years ago, former General Electric CEO Reg Jones walked into Jack Welchs office and wrapped him in a bear hug. Congratulations, Mr. Chairman, said Reg. It was a defining moment for North American business. So begins the story of a self-made man and a self-described rebel who thrived in one of the most volatile and economically robust eras in U.S. history, while managing to maintain a unique leadership style. In what is the most anticipated book on business management for our time, Jack Welch surveys the landscape of his career running one of the worlds largest and most successful corporations. Known as North Americas #1 manager, Jack Welch is likely the worlds most studied CEO. Books written about him, like Get Better or Get Beaten!: 31 Leadership Secrets from GEs Jack Welch (McGraw Hill, 1999), The GE Fieldbook: Jack Welchs Plan for Corporate Revolution (McGraw Hill, 1999), and Business the Jack Welch Way (AMACOM, 1999), are big sellers. Jack, however, will be the first book to reveal this legendary CEOs strategies in his own words.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2001.
ISBN: 9780446528382
Branch Call Number: 338.762138092 Welch 3578au 1
338.762138 Welch
Characteristics: xvi, 479 p. : ill.
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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