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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He also confirmed that the reports in the press about IBM pursuing a strategy of breaking up the company into independent operating units was true. I thanked Paul for his honesty and insight and promised to treat the material with total ...
In hindsight, it's interesting that both Burke and Murphy were operating under the assumption provided by the management of IBM that a strategy of breaking up the company into independent units was the right one to pursue.
It became obvious that the search committee had begun to shut down its operations — because, one by one, the other rumored candidates for the IBM job started to announce or to leak to the media that they were not interested in the job.
As I look back at my schedule, I see that the first meeting the IBM human resources people had set up was a telephone conference call with the general managers of all the country operations around the world, underscoring that the power ...
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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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