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 knew nothing about executive 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.
... that time one of IBM's largest customers, I could not believe that a vendor had reacted with this degree of arrogance. I placed a call immediately to the office of the chief executive of IBM to ask if he knew about and condoned this ...
Also, it was clear that Jim Burke had already talked with Vernon, because Vernon 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 ...
That weekend, March 20—21, was the annual Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Tournament. Nabisco invited all of its major customers to the event, and it was important for me to attend. I also knew that Henry Kravis, one of KKR's senior partners, ...
I knew all the other candidates — 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 specific offer for this job and only one, and that was to Louis Gerstner.
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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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