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Author: Louis V. Gerstner, Louis V. Gerstner, Louis V. Gerstner Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9780060785406
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Writing in an exciting, fast-paced narrative style, Gerstner takes readers through his experiences at IBM -- from the high-powered recruiting pressure to take the Chairman's position, to first days on the job learning the strengths and weaknesses of IBM, to formulating and successfully implementing a turnaround strategy.

Filled with Gerstner's personal insights as he explores the company, institutes changes, and rebuilds IBM for the 21st century, readers will have unprecedented access to the mind of the CEO. Refreshing and candid throughout, Gerstner pulls no punches as shows readers what he did and why he did it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Gerstner] entertains as he educates.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Lou Gerstner] has the substance of a genuine and…interesting story.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Effective, to the point…Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., deserves his place in the management Hall of Fame.”

    Financial Times

  • “A well-rendered self-portrait of a CEO who made spectacular change on the strength of personal leadership.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The best business book I’ve ever read.”

    Imus in the Morning

  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., served as chairman and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until March 2002, when he retired as CEO. He remained chairman of the board through the end of 2002. Before joining IBM, he served for four years as chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco, Inc. This was preceded by an eleven-year career at the American Express Company, where he was president of the parent company and chairman and CEO of its largest subsidiary. Prior to that, he was a director of the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co., Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About the Narrator

Edward Herrmann (1943–2014) was one of America’s top audiobook narrators. He won multiple Audie Awards and twenty-two Earphones Awards, and his narration of the King James version of the Bible remains a benchmark in the industry.