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Winning | [Jack Welch, Suzy Welch]

Winning

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.
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Publisher's Summary

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in Jack's distinctive no-b.s. voice, Winning is a great read and a great business book. It offers deep insights, original thinking, and nuts-and-bolts advice that are bound to change the way people think about work.

Want to learn more about Jack Welch and Winning? Download this free interview.

©2005 Jack Welch; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"It's difficult to think of anyone in business who wouldn't benefit from reading this savvy, engaging cubicle-to-boardroom guide to success." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Kirkland, WA, United States 09-04-14
    Amazon Customer Kirkland, WA, United States 09-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrated by Mayor Quimby"

    The best part about listening to this book at 3x speed in the Audible app is that it sounds like it is being narrated by Mayor Quimby from The Simpsons.

    Overall this is pretty good. There isn't a hugely cohesive flow from one chapter to the next, but Jack Welch's style is open and friendly, so it is easy to shift gears.

    The topics range from career advice, to how to manage teams, to business strategy, and work-life balance. Not everything will be applicable to all readers, but it is entertaining to listen to and overall quite well-written and well-narrated.

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    Marva Gaithersburg, MD, United States 07-16-14
    Marva Gaithersburg, MD, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2013

    The Journalist who loves Jack Russels!

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    "I Win"
    Where does Winning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my TOP 5 Books


    What other book might you compare Winning to and why?

    21 Refutable Laws of Leadership by John C Maxwell. Why? Winning presents a clear, concise and encouraging view from the man who not only wrote the book, he believes and he lives it.


    Which character – as performed by Jack Welch – was your favorite?

    No favorite character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Mr. Welch's passion throughout the book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    WINNING is a win-win book for every business leader worldwide. I appreciate and embrace the advise offered and I am thankful to the writer's for his ability to articulate with undeniable clarity and candor. For many years, I found myself in several of the situations he mentioned. It was hard for me to be open due to fear of being sliced down for my ideas; and, when I did offer my ideas, those ideas became someone else who went on to great success. I then had to make clear choices to reassessed and take immediate action to get myself moving again. I loved Mr. Welch's personal story and I could relate to the areas of his story of making some bad business choices and hiring bad people. After reviewing their resumes, I thought those people looked to be the best; they turned out to be draining and offered little results. When I first began reading Winning, I felt I was operating in the 70% margin. I finished listening to Winning on yesterday and my life and business are on the move, in a good direction with a whole new passion for winning, thank God. One final favorite statement made by the writer was the statement: 'to be a leader you must be able to energize people...' OMG! I cannot agree! And though this statement has been around for years, hearing it said again encouraged me greatly.

    I loved the book Winning and plan to listen to it again hopefully before end of year. Why? Just because its a great book with great insight.

    p.s. My desire, I would sure like to meet the man that has gone on to energize millions. If you can make that happen, I'd be more than grateful. Yesssss!

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    InnaP 07-07-14
    InnaP 07-07-14
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    "Relevant and to the point"
    What did you love best about Winning?

    It is full of real life examples. Jack gets to each point quickly and does not beat around the bush. There is no fluff here.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Winning?

    HIs approach to change and crisis management is quite inspiring and very relevant in todays market.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Although it was published in 2005 "Winning" addressed the very same issues organizations face today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Troy Pachal Calgary, AB 04-29-13
    Troy Pachal Calgary, AB 04-29-13 Member Since 2013

    Developing the person who I can make the greatest impact on - Me.

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    "The Real Deal"
    If you could sum up Winning in three words, what would they be?

    Brash, Real, Applicable


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jacks experience in forging ahead with a style of management that was uncommon at the time is a testament to his strength as a leader and a true pioneer in the business world.


    What about Jack Welch’s performance did you like?

    The stories of his past and what he came through as an individual


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, too much detail and too many concepts to expect to digest in one sitting


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William SALEM, OREGON, United States 03-25-13
    William SALEM, OREGON, United States 03-25-13
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    "Very good start, but began to get LONG"
    If you could sum up Winning in three words, what would they be?

    Organized, informative, Boring-at-parts/long


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Jack Welch is full of energy, and fun to listen to (even when I disagree with him on some things... such as his rather extreme adherence to rigid rules and political ideology.


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    Luke Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 07-04-12
    Luke Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a GREAT book, w/ lesson I can apply today"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The only criticism I have, other than the fact he is a RedSocks fan, is that it is not edited very well; the recording, not the book. You can hear Jack breathing between sentences. If you are using really good ear buds, it can be distracting


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    03-18-12
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    "Hard to listen to"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    NO, kind of boring but very hard to listen to. Sometimes the writer shouldn't read it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jack Welch?

    Not sure


    Do you think Winning needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


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    Al San Francisco, CA 12-06-11
    Al San Francisco, CA 12-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "The best management advice book ever"

    This is a great read and candid advice on management and leadership with real life examples and lessons...

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    05-24-11
    05-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book"

    This book was great. It talked in detail about almost all of the issues I face as a CEO. Worth reading every few years for sure.

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    Ramy Doha, AE, USA 10-19-08
    Ramy Doha, AE, USA 10-19-08
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    "Excellent for All Times"

    Excellent for anyone anywhere at any point in time during career life.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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