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Legendary CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr. pulled off the turnaround of the century by bringing IBM back from near bankruptcy.
I particularly liked the passages on "inspect versus expect," managing by principles vs. process, focus on core competency and impact of culture and how to change it.
Certain times, Gerstner's sense of drama comes across a bit too blatantly for the kind of readership this book might have.
Very good reading.
Although the events occured some time ago, the message still very actual.
Excellent book for young and aspiring CEOs and General Managers.Published 1 month ago by Royron Adams
Its like hearing leadership lesson from a person who has faced the challenges rather than people who just preach it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amit Kumar Dash
The book of a bastard. Don't read it. He did no good for IBM, and he did many WRONG things. According to the FCPA, he should be in jail.Published 2 months ago by Garcia Moreira Rafael
A great look into business strategy in simple words. Funny at times and generally a good read. So really good nuggets of insight from Gerstner on leadership and executing change in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shanique
Elephants are HUGE! IBM is huge, and the author made them dance again. Louis was the narrator in this book and it was felt through and through--his passion, honesty, guts, teamwork... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim Serger
This book ilustrates in a direct and clear style, from inside, how the top global executives perform in the real life. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Miguel Jemio
I found this to be a very insightful book. I enjoyed hearing Lou's story. This book was referenced in Mindset and I am very pleased I followed up and got it.Published 5 months ago by Connie P