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Jacked up : the inside story of how Jack Welch talked GE into becoming the world's greatest company

Author: Bill Lane
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill Lane, former speechwriter for Jack Welch, offers an inside look at Welch's success as a leader for GE, explaining how he turned the company into one of the world's most successful, and powerful, industries.
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Named Person: Jack Welch; John Francis Welch; Jack Welch
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Lane
ISBN: 9780071544108 0071544100
OCLC Number: 180575644
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Torched by an a-hole --
Retiring but not shy --
Reflections of a pimp --
Bore wars : Chet Lang and the big bang --
Death of a pitchman --
I can't deal with this anymore --
Mike's big day --
Crotonville high --
Prior planning prevents piss-poor performance --
Fred's bad day --
Triumphs, train wrecks, coronations, and Jack's biggest miss --
You're going nowhere at GE unless ... --
How to succeed in business by really trying --
Love, or hate, at first sight --
The view from the bowling alley --
The bogus Boca presentation --
Died and went to headquarters --
Selling hats to each other --
The Russians are coming --
Hectoring the hobbit --
Movin' on, sideways --
Death to strategic planning --
Blubbering on the stand --
From grunt to flunky --
The marionette meister --
Jacking up the commo --
Don't dive, swim! --
Restuffing guts --
Gentle meddling --
Called on the carpet --
More change via negative reviews --
Takes one to know one --
Dead man talking --
"Stop construction today" --
Every biopsy doesn't have to come back positive --
I'm okay ; you're an a-hole --
Bulletproofing the love-in --
Death by presentation at NBC --
Peeing on the Kidder body --
A shout from the bathroom --
The Wright stuff (righted) --
Diversity is our ... er ... strength --
Fly ball at the Pierre --
Black clouds lift the stock --
The chairman and the strawman --
Don't screw this up --
Don't care about it? Don't do it! --
The 110 percent solution and Jack's perks --
Wanna drink lunch with us? --
The firing squad --
Why Gary Wendt --
Lack of care packages --
Seinfeld in Fairfield : the yogurt incident --
Order and logic out of chaos --
Doin' time --
Better than the best --
Herb smokes Jack : Warren lurks in his nightmare --
The Welch work ethic --
The fist through the drapes --
Crotonville turkey shoot --
A pad in front of you --
If your wife thinks it's boring, it's boring --
Danger : flying carrot fragments --
Ringo's rule --
The perfect annual report --
"Not a pennyworth of difference" --
Bore wars continue ... --
Lloyd's law : a learning company --
The bore test. Are you relevant? --
Larry leaves. Lane grieves. (on the way to the bank) --
The inevitable (but very short) golf section --
Tough Jack to follow --
Know your potential enemy --
Out of the gate and serious --
Tell me a story --
The dogs are your friends --
What you face if you're black, Asian, or a Woman --
Ten minutes! No more! --
PowerPoint is the enemy. Never surrender --
On being a leader rather than a projector operator --
Do it all in five charts --
At the end of the day --
Love story.
Responsibility: Bill Lane.
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Reveals how Jack Welch's manic attention to communications was the cornerstone to great leadership and GE's meteoric rise. This book describes Welch's most outstanding speeches, outspoken opinions,  Read more...

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