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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It was a major benefit for our family finances, so I packed off for Dartmouth in September 1959, without ever having set foot on its campus. Four years later I graduated with a degree in engineering science.
IBM is now an also-ran in almost every major computer technology introduced since 1980. . . . Traditional big computers are not going to disappear overnight, but they are old technology, and the realm in which they hold sway is steadily ...
Even The Economist — understated and reliable — over the span of six weeks, published three major stories and one lengthy editorial on IBM's problems. "Two questions still hang over the company," its editors wrote.
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, would be there, and I decided that I would discuss my decision with him ...
... IBM job started to announce or to leak to the media that they were not interested in the job. On Wednesday The Wall Street Journal reported that I was the only candidate; the next day, so did every other major business publication.
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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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