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Offers advice on the strategic, organizational, and personal challenges of every stage of a career, illustrating the author's business theories about getting promoted, writing budgets, and establishing a work-life balance.


Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and chief executive officer of GE, he has traveled the world, speaking to more than 250,000 people and answering their questions on dozens of wide-ranging topics.

Inspired by his audiences and their hunger for straightforward guidance, Welch has written both a philosophical and pragmatic book, which is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly lays out the answers to the most difficult questions people face both on and off the job.

Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of an organization, in companies large and small. His audience is everyone from line workers to MBAs, from project managers to senior executives. His goal is to help everyone who has a passion for success.

Welch begins Winning with an introductory section called "Underneath It All," which describes his business philosophy. He explores the importance of values, candor, differentiation, and voice and dignity for all.

The core of Winning is devoted to the real "stuff" of work. This main part of the book is split into three sections. The first looks inside the company, from leadership to picking winners to making change happen. The second section looks outside, at the competition, with chapters on strategy, mergers, and Six Sigma, to name just three. The next section of the book is about managing your career&;from finding the right job to achieving work-life balance.

Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack's distinctive no b.s. voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work.

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A detailed management guide counsels readers on the strategic, organizational, and personal challenges of every stage of a career, sharing numerous anecdotes that illustrate the author's business theories about getting promoted, writing budgets, working with difficult people, establishing a work-life balance, and more. By the author of Jack: Straight from the Gut.

Publisher: New York : HarperBusiness Publishers, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060753948
Branch Call Number: 658.409 WE
Characteristics: xi, 372 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Welch, Suzy


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Sep 29, 2019

Undoubtedly, one of the truly inspiring books I've read since I entered the corporate world. Had heard a lot about the legends of Jack Welch in relation to propelling GE to its glory with a 400% increase in valuation, to being ruthless about channelizing the businesses, to him widely considered as a management guru, and I must say reading about it in his own words just reaffirmed all of it.

The book is a classic "Theory-Example" book and most examples given to supplement the stated theory are from GE and the author's very own experiences. And it's supremely inspiring.

Theories about 10-70-20 rule, concept of only-first-or-second businesses stay, importance of culture and its realization with Kidder Peabody acquisition etc are classic.

While a lot of chapters talk about Jack's tenure at GE from being a chemical engineer to its most well-known CEO, it seldom comes across as an autobiography. Mostly because, the events of his life at GE have a story to tell.

Thee book also highlights stories of a lot of his peers, subordinates, and colleagues at GE who did exceptional work but never were under the limelight.

I'd say this book is more of a reference book for managers and in general, to people who aim to conquer the world.

Jun 25, 2013

I'd always thought that Jack Welch was ruthless when he was running GE. I had the chance to hear him speak and then read this book. He is a very up front person. Some of what he says goes not always sit well - but it is often simple and real. Lots of food for thought for anyone at any level of an organization. I think everyone in business should read this book.


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