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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appeared to value these quite lightly when I arrived; Larry Ricciardi, my colleague of many years, who brought his intellect and counsel to many of our critical decisions; and, finally, Tom Bouchard, who as head of Human Resources stood ...
Although I enjoyed the intellectual challenge, the fast pace, and the interaction with top- ranking senior people, I found myself increasingly frustrated playing the role of an advisor to the decision makers. I remember saying to myself ...
myself, "I no longer want to be the person who walks into the room and presents a report to a person sitting at the other end of the table; I want to be the person sitting in that chair — the one who makes the decisions and carries out ...
He said that his IBM representative had arrived that morning and told him that IBM was withdrawing all support for his massive data processing center as a result of the Amdahl decision. I was flabbergasted. Given that American Express ...
The Decision The turning point in my thinking occurred over Presidents' Day weekend in February 1993. 1 was at my house in Florida, where I love to walk the beach, clearing and settling my mind. It's very therapeutic for me.
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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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