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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Thank goodness I was the low man on the totem pole, but in the McKinsey world one was expected to get up to speed in a hurry. Within days I was out meeting with senior executives decades older than I was. Over the next nine years I ...
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 ...
On top of that, I looked around the industry, and as far as the eye could see there were (and still are) senior executives seeking the highest personal profile they could manage. I felt then, and I feel today, that while that kind of ...
When John Akers had suggested this meeting earlier in the week, he had assumed it was going to be simply an opportunity for me to meet the senior members assembled. However, I viewed it as a critical opportunity to introduce myself and, ...
Consistent with my message to the senior management team the previous week, Ned Lautenbach, who then headed all of sales outside the United States (what IBM called "World Trade"), invited me to a meeting of all the country general ...
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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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