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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I have always believed you cannot run a successful enterprise from behind a desk. That's why, during my nine years as Chief Executive Officer of International Business Machines Corporation, I have flown more than 1 million miles and met ...
She drove us toward excellence, accomplishment, and success. Education was a high priority in the Gerstner household. My parents remortgaged their house every four years to pay for schooling. I attended public grade school, ...
Like many other successful McKinsey partners, I had gotten a number of offers to join my clients over the years, but none of the proposals seemed attractive enough to make me want to leave. In 1977, however, I received and accepted an ...
I said that for each of them (and for me!) there would be no special protection for past successes. But I clearly needed their help. I then dealt with what I described as my early expectations: "If IBM is as bureaucratic as people say, ...
Neither your successes nor failures in the past count with me." I went on to summarize my management philosophy and practice: • I manage by principle, not procedure. • The marketplace Grabbing Hold 23.
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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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