Jack Welch Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Business Leader

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 28, 2008 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Discover what some of the most successful minds in business and finance have to say

In the fully revised Second Edition of Jack Welch Speaks, Lowe presents-in Jack Welch's own words-the insights, visions, and philosophies that have guided Welch throughout his extraordinary career at GE and his post-GE life. This book offers an objective assessment of Welch-from the management principles that helped him soar to the controversy surrounding his compensation package-and provides lessons in leadership that cannot be found anywhere else. With this book as their guide, readers will not only learn how Jack Welch became one of the world's most-lauded CEOs, but they'll also discover exactly what it takes to achieve unparalleled success in today's dynamic business environment.

Janet Lowe (Carlsbad, CA and Santa Fe, NM) is the author of the bestselling Bill Gates Speaks (0-471-29353-9) and Oprah Winfrey Speaks (0-471-39994-9). Her articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
 

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Contents

Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Introduction
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 1 In One Decade From Letterman to Seinfeld
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 2 An American Odyssey
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 3 Qualities of a Leader Welch Style
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 4 Welchs World General Electric
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 5 The Fabric of Leadership
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 6 Welch the Change Agent
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 7 The Hardware Revolution
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 8 The Software Revolution
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 9 Taking Stock
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 10 The Rocky Road to Retirement
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 11 The Reinvention of Jack Welch
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Chapter 12 Summing Up
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Endnotes
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Wit and Wisdom from the Worlds Greatest Business Leader Permissions
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Janet Lowe is the author of the bestselling Warren Buffett Speaks and Bill Gates Speaks. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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