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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I wrote this book without the aid of a coauthor or a ghostwriter (which is why it's a good bet this is going to be my last book; I had no idea it would be so hard to do). I am responsible for any mistakes or confusion the reader may ...
My father was a very private man with a great love of learning and inner strength that needed no approbation or reinforcement from broader audiences. My mother was enormously disciplined, hard-working ...
It's hard to say if I was surprised — Wall Street and the media were humming with speculation that then CEO Jim Robinson was under board pressure to step down. However, I told the three directors politely that I had no interest in ...
I had learned a hard lesson at RJR Nabisco: A company facing too many challenges can run out of cash very quickly. I told Burke that I wanted to meet with Paul Rizzo. Paul had been an executive at IBM in the 1980s.
In retrospect, it's almost hard for me to remember why. I suppose it was some of Jim Burke's patriotism and some of Tom Murphy's arguments playing to my gluttony for world-class challenges. At any rate, we shook hands and agreed to work ...
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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
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