...if you are a competitor of mine. I shouldnt give this a good review...so it is a lousy book. Dont read. If I am going to win, you should not read this book.
This book has many excellent stories and wisdom about the virtues of capitalism and how to get ahead in your career. It doesn't offer a lot of quick-fix advice and centers on hard work and expanding your focus. It's leadership principles are centered on enabling others to be successful, and also has a lot of real-world insights on when and how to let employees go. It doesn't offer any "secrets" like many books do, but instead advice that has stood the test of time. Well worth the investment.
This audio book is a long winded boast about all of Jack's accolades managing GE and contains an accumulation of vague examples of how his experiences managing GE could some how apply to your life (in which he makes very weak connections). The only practical advice he gives comes in the last chapter, when he advises how to advance your career by stating the obvious, corporate ladder brown nosing. Get your direct manager to look good so that when he/she gets promoted, you'll get your promotion. Unless you would like to support Jacks retirement, dont get it, save your credit for something that is more coherent. I would have given it zero stars to help bring down it's over inflated rating. The marketing efforts for this book are about the only thing that I commend.
This book does very little to give me insight into business. Having owned a company for 30 years, I am always looking for new insight from others. This is not the place.
When will authors learn to hire professionals instead of trying to narrate their own books. I was so tired of his voice by the end of the book!
Jack Welch on Jack Welch - wade through the hot air and there are many useful nuggets contained inside the book. My favorite part was the lengthy discourse on corporate honesty, etc... I couldn't help thinking of those famous words - 'methinks you doth protest too much'.
Protect your ears and sanity. Mr. Welch is incapable of narrating a book, yet chose to do so. Endless examples of GE stardom that has no relation to the title and stated intent of this book. Save yourself the time for more worthwhile activities. A complete waste.