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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They wanted to know, many of them said, because their own companies, organizations, or governments faced some of the same issues IBM had encountered during its very, very public near collapse in the early 1990s.
Thus began a lifelong process of trying to build organizations that allow for hierarchy but at the same time bring people together for problem solving, regardless of where they are positioned within the organization.
The organization had just gone through one of the wildest adventures in modern American business history: an extraordinary bidding contest among various investment firms to take the company private through a leveraged buyout (LBO).
"In an industry driven by rapid technological change and swarming with smaller, nimbler firms, can a company of IBM's size, however organized, react quickly enough to compete? And can IBM earn enough from expanding market segments such ...
For the most part, AAs organized things, took notes, watched, and, hopefully, learned. What they didn't do was interact with customers, learn the guts of the business, or develop leadership competencies.
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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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