Jack Welch began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 he became the company’s eighth chairman and CEO. During his tenure, GE’s market capitalization increased by $400 billion, making it the world’s most valuable corporation. In 1999 Fortune named him the “manager of the century,” and the Financial Times recently named him one of the three most admired business leaders in the world today. Upon retiring from GE in 2001, Mr. Welch published his internationally bestselling autobiography Jack: Straight from the Gut. He now teaches at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and speaks to business leaders and students around the world.