CEO-Speak: The Language of Corporate Leadership
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2006 - Business & Economics - 243 pages
CEO-Speak explores the metaphors and persuasive strategies used by leaders at Enron, Microsoft, AOL-TimeWarner, General Electric, IBM, Nortel, Canadian National Railways, Andersen, Disney, and Alcan-Pechiney-Alusuisse. Amernic and Craig show that CEOs are frequently presented as heroes engaged in "the war of business" who can effect astonishing miracles of financial performance and reinvention. Contesting the notion that accounting is objective, CEO-Speak serves as an introduction to the controversies and ambiguities in corporate accountability and provides rich examples of the excesses of corporate communication.
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2 Hyperbole and Delusion at Enron
3 Framing Andersen
Exploiting Web Sites
Claiming the Internet Kingdom
6 IBM and the Privileges of an Internet Soapbox
7 Constructing Jack Welch GEs Corporate Chieftain Incarnate
8 Disneys Narrative as Personality Prism
9 Nortels Remarkable Letter
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