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.
Contents Foreword ix Introduction 1 PART l-GRABBING HOLD 1 The Courtship 9 2 The Announcement 18 3 Drinking from a Fire Hose 29 4 Out to the Field 41 5 Operation Bear Hug 49 6 Stop the Bleeding (and Hold the Vision) 56 7 Creating the ...
I haven't had the patience it takes to sit down for a long time and create a book. Throughout my business life I have been wary of telling others how to manage their enterprises based on my personal experiences.
... who built our services company; John Thompson, who created our Software Group; Abby Kohnstamm, who took a cacophony of confused messages and melded them into one of the most powerful brand statements in the world; Nick Donofrio, ...
I told them there was no time to focus on who created our problems. I had no interest in that. "We have little time to spend on problem definition. We must focus our efforts on solutions and actions." Regarding their own career ...
What perhaps is not as well known is that Burdick was a powerful force behind the throne, one of IBM's highest-paid executives for many years and a major player in creating and enforcing the dominant elements of IBM's culture.
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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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