This book is vintage Jack Welch - down to earth, powerful, and filled with common sense.
As CEO of General Electric for the past twenty years, he has built its market cap by more than $450 billion and established himself as the most admired business leader in the world. His championing of initiatives like Six Sigma quality, globalization, and e-business have helped define the modern corporation. At the same time, he's a gutsy boss who has forged a unique philosophy and an operating system that relies on a 'boundaryless' sharing of ideas, an intense focus on people, and an informal, give-and-take style that makes bureaucracy the enemy.
The riveting story of his last year - the elaborate process of selecting a successor and the attempt to buy Honeywell - is also told in compelling detail.