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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... 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 shrinking. The brontosaurus moved deeper ...
He confirmed my feeling that KKR was ready to move out of RJR Nabisco and that this phase of the company's tumultuous life was coming to an end. Also, it was clear that Jim Burke had already talked with Vernon, because Vernon knew I was ...
Jim moved quickly, and on February 24, at the Park Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C., where I was attending a meeting of The Business Council, I broke away for an hour and a half to meet secretly with Paul in my hotel room.
IBM was an institution — a global one — and its every move was scrutinized by the outside world. I was taking on a daunting challenge, and I'd be doing it in a fishbowl. I am by nature a private person and, to be frank, I don't enjoy ...
Move fast. If we make mistakes, let them be because we are too fast rather than too slow. • Hierarchy means very little to me. Let's put together in meetings the people who can help solve a problem, regardless of position.
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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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