Nearly 20 years ago, former General Electric CEO Reg Jones walked into Jack Welch's office and wrapped him in a bear hug. "Congratulations, Mr. Chairman", said Reg. It was a defining moment for American business. So begins the story of a self-made man and a self-described rebel who thrived in one of the most volatile and economically robust eras in U.S. history, while managing to maintain a unique leadership style. In what is the most anticipated book on business management for our time, Jack Welch surveys the landscape of his career running one of the world's largest and most successful corporations.
NEWS & OPINION: Forbes' 20 Most Influential Business Books
Posted April 21, 2006, 1:52 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
In the Forbes' article that Tom referred to yesterday, the writer Dan Ackman pointed to a list of business books the magazine put together in 2002. Forbes calls these The 20 Most Influential Business Books. As you look down the panel experts, you'll notice our own Jack Covert was among those called to contribute.
NEWS & OPINION: Couldn't Agree More
Posted May 3, 2005, 12:36 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
This from the May 9, 2005 issue of Forbes:
On Charlie Rose's TV show ex-General Electric boss Jack Welch said Winning, his new book with new wife Suzy Welch, was better than his previous book, Jack: Straight from the Gut, with now-Fast Company editor John Byrne. Left unsaid: Straight sold 3 million copies. Welch tells FORBES he "misspoke," calling Byrne a "great collaborator.
EXCERPTS: Naked Truth #2
Posted March 12, 2005, 2:40 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Naked Truth #2 Business is personal.
To write this book I interviewed dozens of women who’d reached CEO positions and two at the C-level (Chief, reporting to the CEO) in major companies. All achieved success in the business world almost unknown to previous generations.
NEWS & OPINION: Awareness: A Prerequisite to Effective Action
Posted August 2, 2004, 2:16 PM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
I haven't been drawn to read a purely business book lately. And I've felt a bit in a stress-induced creative slump and was hoping to read a different type of book - one that would challenge me, prime my creative juices, and reinvigorate me. Tall order.
NEWS & OPINION: World Business Forum
Posted May 21, 2004, 5:00 PM with category of Innovation & Creativity
I got a direct mail piece yesterday for the World Business Forum - Chicago 2004. The event runs two days (November 17-18) and has ten outstanding speakers. I have listed the speakers below.