Jack : Straight from the Gut, Paperback Book
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Jack Welch was 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 encouragement of candour were all part of the Welch approach.

Following John Harvey Jones's Making it Happen and Troubleshooter, Jack has already become the businessman's bible for the 21st century - an inspiration for a new generation of corporate players.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages, 16pp b/w photos
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Autobiography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9780747249795



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Acquired via BookCrossing and read on holidayInteresting business autobiography of the man who was CEO of GE for the 20 years up to 2001. A lot of interesting detail about the battles for succession at the beginning and end of his reign, and some good stuff about some innovative but slightly scary business ideas. Not much personal stuff but that's par for the course with this kind of book.

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