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Winning

Winning

Written by Jack Welch and Susan Welch

Narrated by Jack Welch and Paul Hecht


Winning

Written by Jack Welch and Susan Welch

Narrated by Jack Welch and Paul Hecht

ratings:
4.5/5 (40 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 10, 2005
ISBN:
9780060796716
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-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.

Read by Jack Welch

Publisher:
Released:
May 10, 2005
ISBN:
9780060796716
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Jack Welch (1935–2020) was the Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online MBA school with more than 1,000 students. Prior to this, for 20 years, he was Chairman and CEO of General Electric Company, which was named the world's most valuable corporation and was consistently voted the most admired company in the world by Fortune magazine. Welch was active in private equity and consulting, working with dozens of businesses in a wide variety of industries. Along with speaking to upwards of a million people around the world, CNBC named Jack Welch one of the Top 10 "Rebels, Icons and Leaders" of the past 25 years.


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  • (4/5)
    The name says it all - in this book, Welch shares with us his secret to winning. It answers several questions on management and career asked of Welch during his travels around the world. Topics covered include setting corporate vision and mission; strategy; the value of candor; leadership; hiring (and firing); the employee-boss relationship; finding the right career (and keeping it) and more. His style is no-nonsense - he tells you like it is, cutting through hype and getting right to the core of every principle. You will find no magic formula here - in fact, you will realize how hard-earned success is. I liked the practicality and authenticity, as well as the fact that I was listening to lessons that Welch himself had learned - and proven - over four decades of his incredibly successful career. This is one book that you should read - or listen to, as I had done - over and over again, until its teachings become second nature. If you can get that to happen (and that's a big if!) you won't ever need career advice again.
  • (3/5)
    Business advise. When he talked about being open with employees about the company situation, I thought of my experience where 2/3 of our work was moved out of state and management told us there would be no cuts - didn't believe it and turned out not to be true.
  • (3/5)
    A lot of great stories and great advice for getting ahead at any level of corporate life.
  • (4/5)
    I'm a big fan of Jack Welch's leadership and writings. I'm not sure most people have the charisma to actually pull off what he did. But, this book is full of good advice that you should reference as you move through your career.
  • (5/5)
    Jack Welch is a very impressive leader who brought about very positive change and results during his time at GE. This book is an excellent collection of Welch's thoughts on business and leadership and whether your business is big or small, you are a CEO or a supervisor; you will benefit from reading this book.
  • (4/5)
    I listened to the audio book read by the author whose accent can be hard to understand sometimes. Some good insights. Much of it is cliched. Lots of lists in terms of 4 rules top do this, or three things to look out for. As always putting the suggestions in to practice is the challenge especially when most examples relate to big-big business
  • (4/5)
    Easy to read; informative; a quick summary on many different topics he attributes to "winning" in business
  • (5/5)
    What a great book! A leader who transformed a company to be the biggest of the world at its time & who specifically explains how to win at the corporate & personal level is definitely worth reading & re-reading.
  • (5/5)
    This would be one of the best Business and Leadership book you will ever read.If you are not interested in leadership books still read its last section on career.That would be one of the best career advice you will ever get .
  • (5/5)
    Very direct and informative.