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Winning Audiobook

Winning

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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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    B. H. Taylor 05-28-05
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    "Skim the hardcopy, Skip the audio"

    Excuse me, Audible! I love ya, and I love and have learned from Jack for years, but a southern boy like me couldn't track with Mr. Welch's narrative style. So I bought the hardback. As expected, I found the written information very useful -- I will refer to this volume often.
    I listened to "Gut" years ago and liked both content and narration -- although Mr. Welch could have cut the thing in half, in my view. Content of "Winning" is more direct and useful, but Jack works himself into a lather -- this is endearing, really, he's a passionate guy -- and slurs his narration into something I had to work too hard at to understand. Worn out, I turned off, wimped out . . . and read the good book in hardcopy.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Noemi G Thornton, CO, USA 04-30-05
    Noemi G Thornton, CO, USA 04-30-05
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    "The Iaccoca of the New Millenium"

    I read this business title in hard copy on a recent business trip and found it a useful skim. Much like all the Lee Iaccoca books and lectures that we suffered through in the 80s and 90s, this man is a (very successful) gas-bag. Pick it up for a quick skim at best, there are some good career lessons and caveats in the book.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book lots of insights"

    Must-read for anyone in business management no matter what management level you are. It's a great read for anyone who is not in management also to understand why management thinks the way that they do.

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    Paul 06-20-17
    Paul 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not as WOW as I expected"

    My expectations were set way too high, based on what my friend told me, and I therefore ended up slightly disappointed. Seems more like a pat on his own back rather than a lesson. and I cetainly didn't agree with his ideas on putting family second to work life. Some good points were made, but I believe they're mostly outdated in this new world.

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    rod sawyer 06-17-17
    rod sawyer 06-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great"

    Great history of winning and any circumstance at any level good ideas of winning yourself

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    Georgi 06-13-17
    Georgi 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome"

    This is the best business book I have ever listened to. I recommend it to everyone!

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    sebastian 06-06-17
    sebastian 06-06-17
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    "Narrator spoiled this audiobook"

    Judging by all the reviews this is probably a great book but I just found it too exhausting to listen to the narrator and aborted it about two hours in. A professional narrator would have made this audiobook a significantly better experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joel Kuntzman East Lansing, MI, US 05-11-17
    Joel Kuntzman East Lansing, MI, US 05-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Phenomenal"

    Absolute must "read" for anyone interested in business. Jack is incredible. He makes everything so simple. 10/10!!!

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    Giwa 03-06-17
    Giwa 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "four thumbs ups!"

    Great Read!! Great insight! Would have been a perfect 5 out of 5 however it seemed to taper off towards the end.

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    Erick 01-26-17
    Erick 01-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Insights"

    I love the experience shared and particularly how the various concepts worked or didn't work. This is a must read for everyone who desires to make a mark in the market place

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    4/17/17
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    "Good though might not be 100% relevant"

    I'm a VP at a small fast growing tech company. I've worked in corporates too.

    I enjoyed Jack's autobiography- it gave me real insight into how a CEO of a complex business like GE thinks.

    This book had some lessons that are equally relevant to whatever your role. Recruitment has always been a subject I think Jack excels at and he explains his methods well. Mergers and acquisitions were interesting to me though unlikely to apply - fascinating though.

    Some opinions and best practices might not be all that relevant but it still makes a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kenny Marshall
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    12/1/16
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    "Best book this year!!"

    This is probably the best book I have listened to this year. It's a great business bible. Jam packed full of hints, tips, philosophies and advice. I've learnt so much from it that I know I will listen to this again and again 😁😁👍🏼👍🏼

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  • pete
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    "great listen really enjoyed the real life stories"

    really enjoyed the real life stories in the book. would recommend due to the candour and honest approach to managing people each and winning

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  • Cathal
    9/13/16
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    "Calling it straight"

    Enjoyed this book. Feel that a lot of key areas were addressed in a straight forward and candid manner.
    Guidance was given for those that want to succeed yet at the same time the book gives advice on how to deal with set backs.
    Recommend to anyone who wants to lead.

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  • Suranjan Ghosh
    1/13/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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