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eBook Jack ePub

by Jack Welch

  • ISBN: 0446613649
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Jack Welch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HEADLINE (HODD) (October 1, 2003)
  • ePub book: 1347 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1482 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 201

Description

Jack recently launched the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and certificate program aimed at giving students globally and at every career level the tools to transform their lives and the organizations of the future.

Jack recently launched the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and certificate program aimed at giving students globally and at every career level the tools to transform their lives and the organizations of the future. Jack is the head of Jack Welch, LLC, where he serves as Senior Advisor with the private equity firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and is an advisor to IAC (Interactive Corp). He speaks to business audiences and students around the world.

This book is about Jack Welch and his amazing story up the ladder of corporate America. It teaches us about guts, hard work and true dedication. It actually reads like 'Once upon a time in America' featuring Robert de Niro. As Jack begins his journey with childhood memories, it shows how anyone can achieve great things and have an amazing career. It features hard work and some luck, but most of all the book shows there are no shortcuts.

The book is a biography from Jack Welch and thus follows the standard chronological form. The book confirmed my prejudices about Jack's management style. I found his focus on monetary rewards horrible. It starts with his "early years" (chapter name) where Jack describes his childhood and relationship with his parents. From there he goes on about his study and how he joined GE and sort-of hated it because it was such a large and bureaucratic company. The A, B, C ranking a very unfortunate idea that many companies today have copied. Yet, he manages to explain to himself why his decisions are good and human.

John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. (born November 19, 1935) is an American business executive, author, and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001

John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company's value rose 4,000%.

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Jack: Straight from the Gut [ JACK: STRAIGHT FROM THE GUT ] By Welch, Jack ( Author )Oct-01-2003 Paperback

Comments

Bludworm Bludworm
This book blurs the line between an autobiography, a corporate history book, and a management instructional; and it does it well. This has been one of the most engaging books on the subject matter, taking a relatively benign subject (how a hard working nobody become a CEO and superstar of an appliance and technology company), and makes it personable.

The language isn't formal, academic, or even moderated. If you're offended by the occasional use of foul language, you'll be offended on a few occasions, Jack tells it how it is. He recounts his climb through the ranks of General Electric, and how he managed to create the vision that led to GE's success.

The book is an autobiography, and there's not a lot of dissenting view points. While Jack does mention that some of his decisions were unpopular, and how some of his actions were flops, the analysis of why these ventures failed are always introspective. That doesn't allow for a complete picture of GE's history during Jack's tenure with the company, but for those of us who aren't working for (or competing against) them, it suffices.

More importantly, it's enjoyable. There are a few nuggets of wisdom (giving 'stretch' promotions at the beginning of a career, the No 1 / No 2 philosophy, encourage big swings and never punish a big miss) contained within the book, but it's not a management philosophy text book.

You aren't likely to find any profound quotes or revalations contained in these pages; and if you can manage that expectation, then this book is a fantastic read.
Butius Butius
I didn't except too much from "Jack, straight from the gut." I had heard about Jack Welch management practices and controlling nature and figured I would hate the book. However, it was actually not as negative as I expected and at times I even enjoyed reading the book.

The book is a biography from Jack Welch and thus follows the standard chronological form. It starts with his "early years" (chapter name) where Jack describes his childhood and relationship with his parents. From there he goes on about his study and how he joined GE and sort-of hated it because it was such a large and bureaucratic company. He describes his beginning years in GE quite quickly... that is how he got promoted again and again until finally he was in the race for the CEO. The majority of the book describes his years as the CEO, which I guess are the things the average reader wants to know about. As CEO, he describes the policies he put in place, the companies he bought and the programs he ran.

The book confirmed my prejudices about Jack's management style. I found his focus on monetary rewards horrible. The A, B, C ranking a very unfortunate idea that many companies today have copied. His focus on buying on selling businesses uncomfortable. Yet, he manages to explain to himself why his decisions are good and human. But the book also showed an other side of Jack that I hadn't known. The relentless focus on good people and educating them (unfortunately, mostly managers). His effort on removing bureaucracy so that people can focus on actual work. And his attitude of sometimes diving deep in a business to really understand it instead of just managing the numbers. These sides of Jack surprised me and made the book a lot more interesting to me.

Still, I wouldn't recommend the book quickly to others. It does cover a lot of stories very shallowly and it is hard to remember the names. The book could probably be smaller. Also, the book feels a bit too self-promoting at times. I guess the "I'm right!" is simply one of Jack's attitudes that is reflected in the book. Anyways, not a bad book, yet I wouldn't recommend it either. 3 stars.
Coirad Coirad
Jack Who? People who are in college at this moment might not know the name. Does that really matter? No!

This book is about Jack Welch and his amazing story up the ladder of corporate America. It teaches us about guts, hard work and true dedication. It actually reads like 'Once upon a time in America' featuring Robert de Niro.

As Jack begins his journey with childhood memories, it shows how anyone can achieve great things and have an amazing career. It features hard work and some luck, but most of all the book shows there are no shortcuts. As so many books tell you how you can get that promotion as fast as possible, this story shows no 'dot-com millionaire' or 'america's next top model'. These are all longshots.

If you value a career and are ready to learn from someone who's been there and done that, grab your copy. When you want to succeed in business, it'll take more than just a fancy website... it'll take a lot of guts.