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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... knew nothing about ex- ecutive compensation , and absolutely nothing about the oil industry . Thank goodness I was the low man on the totem pole , but in the McKinsey world one was expected to get up to speed in a hurry . Within days I ...
... knew about and condoned this behavior . I was unable to reach him and was shunted off to an AA ( administrative assistant ) who took my message and said he would pass it on . Cooler ( or , should I say , smarter ) heads prevailed at IBM ...
... knew I was on the IBM list . His advice was , as usual , to the point . He said , “ IBM is the job you have been in training for since you left Harvard Business School . Go for it ! " I suppose there was a second reason I changed my ...
... knew that Henry Kravis , one of KKR's senior partners , would be there , and I decided that I would discuss my decision with him then . My name had already surfaced in the media as a candidate for the IBM job , and I knew that KKR and ...
... knew all the other can- didates — and I knew them all well . There isn't another candidate that could do this job any better than Lou Gerstner will . We made one spe- cific offer for this job and only one , and that was to Louis ...
On Corporate Culture
An InsideOut World
Leading by Principles
PART IVLESSONS LEARNED
FocusYou Have to Know and Love
Execution Strategy Goes Only So Far
Leadership Is Personal
A Brief History of IBM
Making the Big Bets
Servicesthe Key to Integration
Building the Worlds Already Biggest
Opening the Company Store
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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