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 ...
The most important thing I learned at McKinsey was the detailed process of understanding the underpinnings of a company. McKinsey was obsessive about deep analysis of a company's marketplace, its competitive position, and its strategic ...
I came away from this experience with a profound appreciation of the importance of cash in corporate performance — "free cash flow" as the single most important measure of corporate soundness and performance.
What is critically important is the person must be a proven, effective leader — one who is skilled at generating and managing change." Once again, I told Burke and Murphy that I really did not feel qualified for the position and that I ...
More important, its cash position was getting scary. We went over each product line. A lot of the information was difficult to evaluate. However, Paul clearly underscored the make-or-break issue for the company: He said that mainframe ...
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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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