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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