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Jack Welch (1935–2020)

Autor(a) de Winning

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About the Author

He joined GE in 1960. In 1981, he became the eighth chairman & CEO. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut. (Publisher Provided) John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. was born on November 19, 1935 in Massachusetts. He is a retired American business executive, author and chemical engineer. He was chairman and mostrar mais CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company's value rose 4,000%. In 2006, Welch's net worth was estimated at $720 million. When he retired from GE he took a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history. Welch was accepted to University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied chemical engineering. Welch graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, turning down multiple corporate offers in order to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1960 with a Master's degree and a PhD in chemical engineering. Welch joined General Electric in 1960. He worked as a junior chemical engineer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. By 1968, Welch became the vice president and head of GE's plastics division. Not soon after, in 1971, Welch also became the vice president of GE's metallurgical and chemical divisions. By 1973, Welch was named the head of strategic planning for GE. In 1981, Welch became GE's youngest chairman and CEO. Welch has authored several books throughout his career. In 2015 his title TheReal-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career which he wrote wit his wife, made the New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) 3) Jack Welch (1941-1996) - Decision in Paris

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Obras por Jack Welch

Winning (2005) 1,592 exemplares, 21 críticas
Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001) 1,591 exemplares, 20 críticas

Associated Works

Managing Up: How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You (2003) — Prefácio — 78 exemplares, 4 críticas


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Welch, Jack
Nome legal
Welch, John Francis
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Peabody, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
kidney failure
Locais de residência
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BS|1957)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (MS|Ph.D|1960)
business executive
chemical engineer
General Electric
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fortune Manager of the Century (1999)
Nota de desambiguação
3) Jack Welch (1941-1996) - Decision in Paris



For context to this book, Jack Welch destroyed General Electric. His long tenure was full of bad decisions about mergers and acquisitions, poor management of GE Capital, tripling down on the fossil fuel industry right as the actual harms of global climate change and associated backlash were really ramping up, and utterly weird and bizarre cost-cutting measures that saved pennies at the expense of the goodwill of his employees. Welch has spent the years since building up his own ego and self-image as some kind of management master even as the company he left behind shed its appliance business, its electrical business, its transportation business, and others, all to try desperately to bring itself back above water.

This book contains no useful information. It is hundreds of pages of platitudes and dull and/or cryptic anecdotes. The biggest thing you get from it is a sense of the ego of the sort of person who destroys a company and pats themselves on the back for doing it. As a management guidebook it's awful. As insight into the C-suite mind it is fascinating.
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rkosarko | 20 outras críticas | Jun 6, 2024 |
exito en los negocios, planeacion estratégica, negociación
bibliotecama | 20 outras críticas | Jun 13, 2022 |
3.5 out of 5.

Simple, nice, and informative management book. Nice tips on leadership.
nonames | 20 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2022 |
I found it interesting that while he was growing up he was already used to leadership, he was quarterback in Jr. High, and several other leadership positions.
bread2u | 19 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2020 |



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