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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis V. Gerstner, Louis V. Gerstner Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner’s historic business achievement: bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again. Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America’s top companies—McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco—Gerstner’s insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business at any level.

Writing in an exciting, fast-paced narrative style, Gerstner takes listeners 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 twenty-first century, listeners will have unprecedented access to the mind of the CEO. Refreshing and candid throughout, Gerstner pulls no punches as he reveals what he did and why he did it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance] leaves the reader thinking that a few more Gerstners around in the 90s might have prevented the bubble from swelling so large—and popping with such a bang.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Effective, to the point...Gerstner 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

  • “Edward Herrmann’s pacing and understated connection with the material in this memoir makes the audio seem compact and relaxed. The writing is also outstanding, lacking excessive pride or self-congratulation, so you don’t have to elbow past the author’s ego to absorb the many CEO-level insights offered here. An essential volume for anyone interested in technology, large organizations, or IBM’s miraculous rebirth under Gerstner’s leadership.” 


  • “This is an important contribution to the business genre, and Edward Herrmann's basso, richly told tale maintains listener interest. An insider’s take on IBM that provides a nice update to the solid historical analysis of the downfall and near death of the company...Highly recommended.” 

    Library Journal (audio review)

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  • A USA Today Bestseller
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