Jack: Straight from the Gut

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 496 pages
In an anticipated book on business management for our time, Jack Welch surveys the landscape of his career running General Electric, one of the world's largest and most successful corporations. Here he reveals his philosophy and management style.
 

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What a pompous ass. A real Momma's boy. I worked at GE for 37 years. There is a special place in hell for this little jerk. And Jack, don't hide behind that fake Irish Catholic altar boy crap. God knows when it comes to humanity, and love for your fellow man, you fall into the C list. And you know where they go. This review is for all those workers and familys whose lives you destroyed. Rot in hell little man. Oh! The book was just like you, a little piece of crap. Which starts with C. All the money in the world will not buy you a place in heaven. This life is temporary. Eternity is forever. 

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Excellent book looking at a positive, constructive, and people-based business culture. His early life was fascinating, especially when he identifies moments that changed his fate. Some sections, specifically slogging through his years of deals as CEO, seemed to drag on forever with not a lot of added value to the book. Good read if you are interested in the philosophy behind the GE business model. 

Contents

Authors Note
Prologue
SECTION IEARLY YEARS
SECTION IIBUILDING A PHILOSOPHY
SECTION IIIUPS AND DOWNS
SECTION IVGAME CHANGERS
22EBusiness
SECTION VLOOKING BACK LOOKING FORWARD
APPENDIX AGrowing Fast In a SlowGrowth Economy
APPENDIX B2001 Session C Agenda
APPENDIX C
APPENDIX D
APPENDIX E
APPENDIX FMy DilemmaAnd How I Resolved It
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About the author (2003)

He joined GE in 1960. In 1981, he became the eighth chairman & CEO. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

John A. Byrne is the editor in chief of Fast Company. Formerly a senior writer for Business Week, he is the author of several other books, including Odyssey (coauthored with John Sculley), The Whiz Kids, and Informed Consent. Most recently, Byrne was Jack Welch's collaborator on Jack: Straight from the Gut.

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