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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... and even at private sessions with CEOs and heads of state — I was asked: "How did you save IBM?" "What was it like when you got there?" "What were the problems?" "What specific things did you do to bring the company back to life?
... to my dismay, that the open exchange of ideas — in a sense, the free-for-all of problem solving in the absence of hierarchy that I had learned at McKinsey — doesn't work so easily in a large, hierarchical-based organization.
He told me that the top position at IBM might soon be open and he wanted me to consider taking the job. Needless to say, I was very surprised. While it was widely known and reported in the media that IBM was having serious problems, ...
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.
1 think it is fair to say that from February 1 5 on, I was prepared to consider taking on IBM and its problems. Vernon got word to Jim Burke that I might be in play after all. I began to organize my questions and concerns for Burke and ...
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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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