Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change
Harper Collins, 16 dic 2003 - 304 páginas
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement, bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America's top companies -- McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco -- Gerstner's insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.
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He said that his IBM representative had arrived that morning and told him that IBM was withdrawing all support for ... Given that American Express was at that time one of IBM's largest customers, I could not believe that a vendor had ...
He told me that the top position at IBM might soon be open and he wanted me to consider taking the job. Needless to say, I was very surprised. ... Business- Wee^ ran a story titled "IBM's Board Should Clean Out the Corner Office.
They had written a book, Computer Wars, that took a grim view of IBM's prospects. They stated: "There is a serious possibility that IBM is finished as a force in the industry. Bill Gates, the software tycoon whom everybody in the ...
assuming it can pull itself together — and IBM will never again hold sway over the computer industry. ... understated and reliable — over the span of six weeks, published three major stories and one lengthy editorial on IBM's problems.
He had retired from IBM in 1987 but had been called back by the IBM Board of Directors in December 1992 to work with John Akers to stem the decline of the company. ... IBM's sales and profits were declining at an alarming rate.
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On Corporate Culture
An InsideOut World
Leading by Principles
PART IVLESSONS LEARNED
FocusYou Have to Know and Love
ExecutionStrategy Goes Only So Far
Leadership Is Personal
Back on the Beach
A Brief History of IBM
Making the Big Bets
Servicesthe Key to Integration
Building the Worlds Already Biggest
Unstacking the Stack and Focusing the Portfolio
The Emergence of ebusiness
Reflections on Strategy
Elephants Can Dance
Appendix AThe Future of ebusiness
Appendix BFinancial Overview
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Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround
Louis V. Gerstner
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