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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There were many such leaders, but clearly among the most important were Dennie Welsh and Sam Palmisano, who built our services company; John Thompson, who created our Software Group; Abby Kohnstamm, who took a cacophony of confused ...
Fortune published a story, "King John [Akers, the chairman and CEO] Wears an Uneasy Crown." It seemed that everyone had advice about what to do at IBM, and reading it, I was glad I wasn't there. The media, at least, appeared convinced ...
First, as discussed in Bryan Burroughs and John Helyar's book Barbarians at the Gate, in the fury and madness of the bidding process in 1988, KKR overpaid for R)R Nabisco. This meant that despite achieving all of the restructuring ...
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. I told Burke during that February phone call that I wanted to go over ...
John Akers, Jim Burke, and I spoke. Burke wanted to explain the search process that had seemed so public and disjointed for three months. He made these comments during his opening statement: "There was only a handful of people in the ...
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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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