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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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    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    J.Steven Modesto, CA, USA 06-12-05
    J.Steven Modesto, CA, USA 06-12-05
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    "Winning By Jack"

    Great entertainment and learning book. Look, Jack's been there done that, but he's great...And will help us see beyond the short term so the future becomes visible, and therefore. plannable. And Jack is very entertaining in his delivery. Enjoy and grow.

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    06-07-05
    06-07-05 Member Since 2002
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    "Don't read this book...."

    ...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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    William Austin, TX, USA 05-22-05
    William Austin, TX, USA 05-22-05
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    "What you won't learn in business school"

    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.

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  • Suranjan Ghosh
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    "Tips for Winning, in business and perhaps life"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Winning to be better than the print version?

    I would not say that this is better than the print version, however is a great addition. As it really compliments the print version really well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Welch who is at the heart of this. It is about his views on winning, so intrinsically he is at the heart of this


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I think it was the overall essence of book ...which is a simple concept around winning. I personally like how well it is structured. It is simple and easy to understand.


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

    The section on leadership and how to work though difficult times, like working for a bad boss.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a good book that is brought to life the simplicity of some business issues. Winning is not easy there are some easy rules that one needs to follow. Overall the book was insightful and inspiring.

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