Book Reviews of Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will: Lessons in Mastering Change-From the Principles Jack Welch Is Using to Revolutionize GE

Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will: Lessons in Mastering Change-From the Principles Jack Welch Is Using to Revolutionize GE
Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will Lessons in Mastering Change-From the Principles Jack Welch Is Using to Revolutionize GE
Author: Stratford Sherman, Noel M. Tichy
ISBN-13: 9780887306709
ISBN-10: 0887306705
Publication Date: 2/1994
Pages: 459
Edition: 1st HarperBusiness e
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Publisher: HarperBusiness
Book Type: Paperback
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"More insight per square inch than any business book I've read in years. Everyone should read it." - Herbert J. Siegel, Chairman of the Board, Christ-Craft Industries.
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"Jack Welch is undoubtedly one of the most talked about chief executives in America. Three months apart, two books have appeared about Welch and his mandate to restructure GE in the 1980s. Unlike Robert Slater's The New GE: How Jack Welch Revived an American Institution ( LJ 10/1/92), authors Tichy, a professor and GE consultant, and Sherman, a Fortune reporter, offer a deeper analysis of Welch's leadership practices and philosophies. The authors use the first person singular to signify an insider's (Tichy's) view, which is confusing at first. Furthermore, the addition of the "Handbook for Revolutionaries" (material developed at GE's executive education center in Crotonville, New York) makes Tichy appear to be a Welch convert, and the bias is sometimes too obvious. The repetition of ideas makes reading laborious. However, the authors do a substantial job in presenting the research, which included over 100 hours of interviews with Welch. Recommended for all business libraries."
- Rebecca A. Smith, Harvard Business Sch. Lib.
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"The first scholarly attempt to pin down the secrets of GE's success. A helpful, clear account...with interesting case studies." -Financial Times