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Winning Audiobook

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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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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    Luke Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 07-04-12
    Luke Research Triangle Park, NC, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2012
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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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    Jan Hutto 03-18-12
    Jan Hutto 03-18-12 Member Since 2005
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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 2011
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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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    Nathan 05-24-11
    Nathan 05-24-11 Member Since 2014
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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.

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    Shawn Monarch Beach, CA, USA 06-30-08
    Shawn Monarch Beach, CA, USA 06-30-08
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    "I learned from Jacks experience"

    Great career Jack, it takes men and women who will sacrifice all to run the big Corporate machines. Not me, I choose a family and a life outside of what was described here. Thank you Jack for letting me see inside the curtain and choosing instead "Normal".

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    Mark valencia, CA, USA 04-26-06
    Mark valencia, CA, USA 04-26-06
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    "Jack is the best!!!"

    If you want to succeed in anything you want to do why not follow a leader who has done just that and more. Jack will show you how he "won" and how to impliment that in you life or line of work. He's fantastic. I love this book, I reccomend it to all who are looking to "win" in life and in you business!!

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    Ron Bradenton Beach, FL, USA 04-13-06
    Ron Bradenton Beach, FL, USA 04-13-06
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    "A true leader"

    Done in the true Jack Welch style. Helps you think about not only how to succeed but also how to evaluate yourself.

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    Nicolas evanston, IL, USA 04-02-06
    Nicolas evanston, IL, USA 04-02-06
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    "Highly recommended"

    Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, talks about a wide range of topics, including career development (promotions, advancements, personal life), management techniques, business best practises, or globalisation of the economy and how to deal with it/take advantage of it.

    Every middle or top manager will benefit from his numerous insights. Jack Welch is always short and to the point. This makes "Winning" an entertaining read with a lot of useful tips one after the other. From effectively managing your people to understanding the benefits of six-sigma, you will be satisfied with the broad range of topics discussed in the book.

    The only chapter i fast-forwarded was the chapter about mergers and acquisitions, but only because i feel i don't need this information right now in my career.

    When a book writer has a 20-year experience as a CEO of a major American incorporation... you read/listen!

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    Jeff Boise, ID, USA 06-12-05
    Jeff Boise, ID, USA 06-12-05 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Book but the Narration..."

    I don't read a lot of business books - most are collections of common sense or just a new fad. "Winning" is different, and this one actually contains some actionable ideas for companies and individuals.

    The one problem I have with the book is the narrator (Jack Welch). There's been a disturbing trend lately for authors to read their own works, either through ego or whatever, and most need to stick to their day jobs. Welch's delivery sets a new low for this category, making a great book a difficult listen with his poor enunciation and grating voice. I kept wanting him to get a drink of water or clear his throat, not to mention slow down the delivery.

    While Welch's passion shows through, and I highly recommend the content, his rendition of his work makes slogging through an ordeal. I would have given the book five stars but for this.

    To Mr. Welch and those other "self-read" authors: Please let the professionals do it and stick with writing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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