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The Resource Lights out : pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric, Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann

Lights out : pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric, Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann

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Lights out : pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric
Title
Lights out
Title remainder
pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "How could General Electric--perhaps America's most iconic corporation--suffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?"--
  • Since its founding in 1892, General Electric has been more than just a corporation: it was job security, a solidly safe investment, and an elite business education for top managers. GE electrified America, from lightbulbs to turbines, and became fully integrated into the American societal mindset as few companies ever had. And after two decades of leadership under legendary CEO Jack Welch, GE entered the twenty-first century as America's most valuable corporation. Gryta and Mann examine how Welch's handpicked successor, Jeff Immelt, tried to fix flaws in Welch's profit machine, while stumbling headlong into mistakes of his own. In doing so, they detail how one of America's all-time great companies has been reduced to a cautionary tale for our times. -- adapted from jacket
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Gryta, Thomas
Dewey number
338.7/62130973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9697.A3
LC item number
U5437 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mann, Ted
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General Electric Company
  • Electric industries
  • General Electric Company
  • Electric industries
  • United States
Label
Lights out : pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric, Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Off a cliff -- The meatball -- Neutron Jack -- Big Jeff -- the race -- Make some noise -- the Edison conduit -- Senioritis -- Last call -- Buying and selling -- Imagination at work -- Time to go big -- Higher returns -- Applied mathematics -- Size doesn't matter -- The screwup -- Enter the bear -- Paper jam -- Suspenders on suspenders -- Circle the wagons -- Kabletown -- No other way -- Green is green -- Palate cleanser -- The quarry -- New lieutenant -- Playing startup -- Cowboys into farmers -- Project Hubble -- the chop shop -- Big bets -- Dinner in Paris -- One day in Chicago -- A modest proposal -- "We know what we're doing" -- Buy high -- The problem with Owen's hammer -- "I don't even know what we're selling" -- Jeff's deal -- Closing costs -- An unexpected guest -- The candy factory -- Your people don't want it bad enough -- Making adjustments -- Back Bay deal -- Managing power -- Unmovable target -- The new guy -- Behind the curtain -- Triage -- Cleaning house -- Conservatively calculated -- A reset year -- A bill comes due -- Asleep at the switch -- "Managing in a broader sense" -- A midstream change
Control code
on1143822712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 353 pages
Isbn
9780358250418
Lccn
2020005518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Lights out : pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric, Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Off a cliff -- The meatball -- Neutron Jack -- Big Jeff -- the race -- Make some noise -- the Edison conduit -- Senioritis -- Last call -- Buying and selling -- Imagination at work -- Time to go big -- Higher returns -- Applied mathematics -- Size doesn't matter -- The screwup -- Enter the bear -- Paper jam -- Suspenders on suspenders -- Circle the wagons -- Kabletown -- No other way -- Green is green -- Palate cleanser -- The quarry -- New lieutenant -- Playing startup -- Cowboys into farmers -- Project Hubble -- the chop shop -- Big bets -- Dinner in Paris -- One day in Chicago -- A modest proposal -- "We know what we're doing" -- Buy high -- The problem with Owen's hammer -- "I don't even know what we're selling" -- Jeff's deal -- Closing costs -- An unexpected guest -- The candy factory -- Your people don't want it bad enough -- Making adjustments -- Back Bay deal -- Managing power -- Unmovable target -- The new guy -- Behind the curtain -- Triage -- Cleaning house -- Conservatively calculated -- A reset year -- A bill comes due -- Asleep at the switch -- "Managing in a broader sense" -- A midstream change
Control code
on1143822712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 353 pages
Isbn
9780358250418
Lccn
2020005518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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