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Fortune: Who says the economy is rebounding?updated: Wed May 19 2010 13:05:00

The economy has made a sharp U-turn in the past couple of months, and better days for American businesses and workers are around the corner.

Fortune: Jack Welch talks about his health scareupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 09:17:00

After 92 days in the hospital battling discitis -- a spinal infection so serious that the doctors were worried he might not make it and newspapers began preparing his obituary -- former GE CEO Jack Welch, 73, has finally gone home.

Fortune: A tall order: Linking height and successupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 10:45:00

It's often been suggested that the CEOs of the Fortune 500 are of above-average height. We've never done the number-crunching ourselves, but unofficial studies suggest the assertion has merit. Arianne Cohen, the 6'3'' author of The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High, maintains there is a tangible correlation between height and success -- and offers up a variety of theories on why tall people tend to thrive in business and elsewhere. Fortune recently sat down with Cohen to talk about the role height plays in the workplace.

Welch 'would bet on' U.S. auto comebackupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 19:25:00

Jack Welch "would bet on" a U.S. comeback in the automotive business if unions and other parties make appropriate concessions, the former General Electric chairman and CEO said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Jack Welch gives Obama an 'A'updated: Sun Apr 05 2009 19:25:00

Former GE CEO Jack Welch says Obama deserves an 'A' for leadership.

Fortune: The trouble with MBAsupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 06:31:00

When Jack Welch gave a guest lecture at MIT's Sloan School of Management in 2005, someone in the crowd asked, "What should we be learning in business school?" Welch's reply: "Just concentrate on ne...

Fortune: How one CEO learned to flyupdated: Thu Nov 09 2006 10:47:00

It's tough to find an executive who has delivered top performance across as wide a swath of business as Boeing CEO W. James McNerney. In a 19-year career at General Electric, he ran GE's Asian oper...

Fortune: How one CEO learned to flyupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 10:56:00

It's tough to find an executive who has delivered top performance across as wide a swath of business as Boeing CEO W. James McNerney. In a 19-year career at General Electric, he ran GE's Asian operations, its light bulb business and its jet engine business, among others - performing so well that he was a finalist to succeed CEO Jack Welch in late 2000. When he didn't get that job, 3M recruited him almost instantly to be CEO; the stock rose 34 percent on his watch. He left 3M to become Boeing's chief in mid-2005, and since then the stock is up 30 percent.

Fortune: LETTERupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 00:01:00

Game On!

Fortune: Danny Meyer: Keeping tabs on a food empireupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 15:14:00

Every Tuesday morning I have a meeting with my business partners in our Union Square offices. At that table I have people who are essentially my "kitchen cabinet." One represents development. Anoth...

Fortune: The New Rulesupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 12:08:00

Even now, nearly five years after his retirement from General Electric, Jack Welch commands the spotlight. He is still power-lunching, still making the gossip columns, still the charismatic embodim...

Fortune: New rule: Hire passionate people.updated: Mon Jul 10 2006 16:32:00

At GE under Welch, employees were ranked as A, B, or C players, and the bottom group was relentlessly culled.

Fortune: Tearing up the Jack Welch playbookupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 11:50:00

Once upon a time, there was a route to success that corporate America agreed on. But in today's fast-changing landscape, that old formula is getting tired.

Fortune: Why dream teams failupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 09:43:00

In what universe is it even conceivable that the United States could fail to reach the semifinals of something called the World Baseball Classic? Not only fail to win, but could field a team that i...

Fortune: Hiding from the real issuesupdated: Tue May 30 2006 17:59:00

"Put the fish on the table," says George Kohlrieser, a professor at the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland. You've got to go through the "smelly, bloody process of cleaning it," but the reward is "a great fish dinner at the end of the day."

Fortune: The Art of the Decisionupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 00:01:00

IN AN INTERVIEW with Jack Welch in the late 1980s, I challenged him about his strategy to make GE No. 1 or No. 2 in all its markets--or get out. At the time Welch was working hard to reinvent the c...

Jack Welch: Intensity, passion, compassionupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 06:33:00

CNN Financial Editor Todd Benjamin speaks to Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric. The following is a transcript of the interview.

Fortune: 20 That Made Historyupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 00:01:00

Picture a hallway. You're walking down it, alone. Before you reach the end, you need to reach a decision. Your engineers have been hard at work on a daring new product. But now the stakes have grow...

Fortune: 50 and Firedupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

When Zurich Financial let Bob Miller go in February 2003, he wasn't worried. His résumé was impeccable. He had 20 years of experience under his belt and plenty of references describing him as a hig...

Business 2.0: Growing Tomorrowupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

Your company may be on top now, but someone somewhere is gunning for you. It's easy for yesterday's revolutionaries to become today's reactionaries, warns management guru Gary Hamel. "The wet cemen...

Business 2.0: Managing Growth for a Thriving Businessupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

Growing Through Acquisition

Fortune: GET ME A CEO FROM GE! updated: Mon Apr 18 2005 00:01:00

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An audience with Jack Welchupdated: Tue Oct 26 2004 06:57:00

Global Office asked three British senior executives to put their management questions to legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch.

Fortune: Another Boss Another Revolution Jeff Immelt is following a time-honored GE tradition: abandoning the most updated: Mon Apr 05 2004 00:01:00

On a Sunday evening in 1879, Thomas Edison and his assistants powered up an electric bulb and took turns watching it. Over the past 18 months their quest for a workable filament had generated nothi...

Fortune: November New Yorkers run amok, The Matrix cashes in yet again, Branson peaks at the CEO Summit, and everybody updated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

1/2 The crunch of leaves says November. New Yorkers run their marathon. The peachy new $20 bills are in the spend cycle. And there are 53 shopping days until Christmas. Let the rampant holiday comm...

Fortune: The Unlikely Mogul Jack Welch was his friend. But Jeff Immelt has given NBC chief Bob Wright what he's always updated: Mon Sep 29 2003 00:01:00

There were groans in early September at Universal Studios. Once again it was time for executives at Hollywood's third-largest movie studio to meet the man who would head their new parent company. T...

Business 2.0: When Should Pity Stop a Firing? A manager's job is to promote winners and get rid of losers. But the choices updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Q I am about to start my annual performance appraisal, known as forced ranking. That means I rate my employees and dismiss the weakest 5 percent. We've used the method for years, but this time I h...

Fortune: The 10 Greatest CEOs Of All Time What these extraordinary leaders can teach today's troubled executives.updated: Mon Jul 21 2003 00:01:00

It's a familiar scene. An industry under fire. A congressional committee demanding answers. A corporate CEO called to testify.

Fortune: Golf And Power Inside the secret refuge of the business elite.updated: Mon Apr 14 2003 00:01:00

In February at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, amid the crashing waves of the Pacific and bellowing sea lions, three dozen of America's most powerful business leaders gathered for a showdown. Among th...

Business 2.0: The 101 Dumbest Moments In Business 2003 EDITIONupdated: Tue Apr 01 2003 00:01:00

GRAND PRIZE WINNER, DUMBEST MOMENT OF 2002

Fortune: Welch's Decision: The Inside Storyupdated: Mon Sep 30 2002 00:01:00

Jack Welch was tearing himself apart.

Fortune: Something To Prove Bob Nardelli was stunned when Jack Welch told him he'd never run GE. "I want an autopupdated: Mon Jun 24 2002 00:01:00

The first big thing that Bob Nardelli wanted to be was a pro football player. But at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, he was the smallest guy on the line at Western Illinois University. "The rest of the w...

FSB: Scorecard THE NEWS ACCORDING TO FSBupdated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

1 THE HEADLINES Transitions: Former President Bill Clinton joins an investment advisory firm

Fortune: Jack Welchupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

Who could have predicted that FORTUNE's Manager of the 20th Century would spend year one of retirement embroiled in a sex scandal? Between consulting and golf, Welch allegedly squeezed in an affair...

Fortune: Companies Around The World Are Going The America Way And despite the critics, the trend isn't stopping.updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

After listening to 30 minutes of America-bashing from the television audience on the BBC talk show Question Time, Philip Lader, a former U.S. ambassador to Britain under President Clinton, was prac...

Fortune: What's Love Got To Do With It?updated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

When Jack Welch was choosing his successor at General Electric last November, he agonized over selecting just one of his top candidates. "I love all three of these guys!" he said.

Fortune: Jack Welchupdated: Mon Oct 29 2001 00:01:00

The former CEO of General Electric surprised the business world earlier this month when he took a part-time one-year contract at LBO shop Clayton Dubilier & Rice. He will be making a handful of new...

Fortune: Jack? Jack Who?updated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

Jack Welch has long been considered the Michael Jordan of Wall Street--a man praised for his unbeatable skills. News of Welch's retirement has garnered as much press attention as Jordan's decision ...

Fortune: Jack: The Exit Interviewupdated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

Working on a book about his 40 years in management put Jack Welch in a reflective mood--an uncharacteristic state for this tough-minded CEO. As he himself puts it, "I was never a person who looked ...

Fortune: It's All Yours, Jeff. Now What? General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt inherits the best-managed, best-regarded updated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

In 1994, when he was a young pup of a manager at General Electric, Jeffrey Immelt had a bad year. A very bad year. The sort of year you don't want to tell Jack Welch about. Immelt's plastics divisi...

Fortune: We Can't All Be Above Averageupdated: Mon Aug 13 2001 00:01:00

A show of hands, please: Who thinks we have underperformers in this organization? (All hands go up.) What's your estimate of how many--is it 5%? (Virtually all hands go up.) 10%? (Most hands go up....

Fortune: The Amazing Stock Option Sleight Of Hand JUSTIN FOX exposes corporate America's grandest illusion.updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

Near the end of May, General Electric stock was selling for just under $50 a share. At the same time, an option to buy a GE share for $55, valid until January 2003, was going for $6.90 on the Ameri...

Fortune: Shaking Hands On The Webupdated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

Jack Welch said something the other day that brought me up short: "Human relationships are declining in the selling game." It jarred me because I'd been wondering whether maybe the exact opposite w...

Fortune: Get Over Yourself Your ego is out of control. You're screwing up your career. Jack Welch, David Pottruck, and others can help youpdated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

Before we get started, before we give you our fabulous advice on how to manage your ego, and those of your big-headed colleagues, let's get one thing straight: We have nothing against ego, per se. ...

Money Magazine: Hello, Boss I fire some questions at a CEO who can fire me: GE's Jack Welch.updated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

He has been crowned Manager of the Century by Fortune magazine. But just as Jack Welch gets ready to step down from his perch atop the world's most valuable public company and pass control to CEO-d...

Fortune: Who Is This Man? And why don't we recognize him?updated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

The 1990s were to business what the 1940s were to Hollywood. The personalities were larger than life, the audience all agog--and nowhere did the klieg lights shine more brightly than on America's m...

Fortune: A Rare Skeptic Takes On The Cult of GEupdated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

By now we've all heard plenty about the job Jack Welch has done running General Electric for the past 20 years. Is there any CEO or company more lionized than Welch or GE? Seems like it gets more p...

Fortune: Why You Can Safely Ignore Six Sigma The management fad gets raves from Jack Welch, but it hasn't boosted the stocks of other devupdated: Mon Jan 22 2001 00:01:00

A few years back Whirlpool, the appliance maker that had been reliably pumping out dishwashers and dryers for decades, decided to tackle quality head-on. Executives at the company implemented their...

Fortune: Changing Of The Guard Some people think Jack Welch is irreplaceable. Not Welch. Here is the inside story of how he and the GE boupdated: Mon Jan 08 2001 00:01:00

On a warm Sunday afternoon in Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of Thanksgiving weekend, Jack Welch climbed aboard a General Electric corporate jet and told the pilots they would not be flying to New Yo...

Fortune: Meet 'Da Man' Jeffrey Immelt is the new CEO of General Electric. Does he have the best job in the world? Or updated: Mon Jan 08 2001 00:01:00

Jeffrey Immelt must be having that Phil Bengston feeling right about now.

Fortune: You, Too, Can Eat Like Jack Welchupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

New York City's Meatpacking District is home to meat wholesalers, prostitutes of indeterminate gender, and some of Jack Welch's money: The General Electric CEO is an investor in Chinghalle, a new r...

Fortune: Gray and Grayer: Our Hall of Longevityupdated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

It's beginning to look as though Jack Welch may never retire. The GE CEO, who was appointed a month after Ronald Reagan's election, announced that he would stay until the end of next year to overse...

Fortune: Geezer Chicupdated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

The new boss at Lucent is the old boss, Henry Schacht, 66. In charge at Xerox and at Campbell Soup: Paul Allaire, 62, and David Johnson, 68, who also ran those companies years ago. Grandpa's back--...

Money Magazine: Glowing Numbers INVESTORS KNOW THAT GENERAL ELECTRIC POSTS GREAT EARNINGS. HOW IT HAPPENS IS MORE OF A MYSTERY--AND IT ISN'T ALWupdated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

At General Electric, numbers are a very big deal. Take $10.7 billion. That's how much money GE made last year--more than any other public company. Then there's 20, which is how many years Jack Welc...

Fortune: GE Digs Into Asia The world's most admired company has been doing business in Asia for 100 years, but CEO Jack Welch sees that aupdated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

On a hot morning in Beijing last June, the CEOs of General Electric's 20 or so businesses in China gathered in a windowless conference room for one of their thrice-yearly internal meetings. Each ga...

Fortune: Advice for Welch, Rubin: Don't Write by the Bookupdated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Jack Welch's and Robert Rubin's books will have to do some serious business to recoup advances of $7.1 million and $3.3 million, respectively. The standard rags-to-riches bio won't cut it. Here are...

Fortune: These Guys Want You to Get Funked Upupdated: Mon Jul 24 2000 00:01:00

Why should you want to run a funky business? Maybe because Jack Welch does, at least according to Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjell Nordstrom, authors of Funky Business (Financial Times Prentice Hall, $...

Fortune: The Odd Couple Scott is new economy; Jack is old. Scott wings it; Jack has it all mapped out. But thanks to updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Baby-boomers can rightfully claim credit for providing most of the digital technology and entrepreneurial imagination that unleashed the new economy. Although the building blocks of microprocessors...

Fortune: These CEOs Got Good (Golf) Gameupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

For all the effort that goes into our FORTUNE 500 list, we may omit a ranking or two. Luckily, Golf Digest picks up the slack. In its March issue, the magazine's staff ranks the top 200 FORTUNE 500...

Fortune: The Ultimate Manager In a time of hidebound, formulaic thinking, General Electric's Jack Welch gave power updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

I want a revolution," Jack Welch told another General Electric executive just after the company revealed Welch would be its next CEO. He got what he wanted soon enough. Looking back from our high-t...

Fortune: Ideas For A New Century The Internet Jack Welch Free Trade Revisited Oil Without End What Pacific Century? Makers updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

Now that the 20th century is pretty much in the bag, business people have to turn their energies to the one that starts in January. It's a big task, and all any of us has to work with is the capita...

Fortune: See Jack. See Jack run Europe. The globalization of General Electric may be the greatest legacy of Jack Welch's updated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

You don't become head of General Electric by being a scaredy-cat, but one thing frightens Jack Welch, even after 18 years in the job: the sheer size of the company. "Don't talk to me about how big ...

Fortune: Would GE Pick An Outsider CEO? UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOMupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

The hottest and highest-stakes CEO succession race of the decade--and maybe of the century, no exaggeration--is the race to follow Jack Welch as CEO of General Electric, so I grab any chance I get ...

Fortune: Who Will Run GE? THE CONTEST FOR WELCH'S THRONE BEGINSupdated: Mon Jan 11 1999 00:01:00

You can see the curtain moving as they shift scenery backstage in Fairfield, Conn., in preparation for the climactic act of Jack Welch's career--the act that sees him hand to a successor the orb an...

Fortune: The Jack And Herb Showupdated: Mon Jan 11 1999 00:01:00

For a nationwide satellite broadcast, GE CEO Jack Welch and Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher recently met with FORTUNE editors John Huey and Geoffrey Colvin. The subject: how to create great co...

Fortune: America's Most Admired Companies Why Leadership Mattersupdated: Mon Mar 02 1998 00:01:00

Intensity of interest in our Most Admired Companies increases every year, so plenty of executives, directors, investors, shareholder activists, and researchers are sure to focus on a change we've m...

Fortune: GE CAPITAL: JACK WELCH'S SECRET WEAPON GE CAPITAL SERVICES POWERS GE'S EARNINGS, DRIVES GE'S STOCK, AND SCARES updated: Mon Nov 10 1997 00:01:00

For most investors, there's just General Electric, arguably the world's most successful company--a maker of refrigerators, light bulbs, and more sophisticated industrial equipment. At another level...

Fortune: WELCOME ABROAD!updated: Mon Nov 10 1997 00:01:00

One of our competitors (the biweekly owned by a perennial Republican presidential wannabe) has been making noise lately about its plans to launch a new foreign edition next year. We'd like to welco...

Fortune: HOW GE MADE NBC NO. 1 WHEN HE BECAME NBC'S CEO IN 1986, BOB WRIGHT WAS DERIDED AS ONE OF GE'S DIM BULBS. BUT updated: Mon Feb 03 1997 00:01:00

Traditionalists at NBC were appalled. General Electric CEO Jack Welch had announced that he was changing the name of the landmark RCA Building at 30 Rockefeller Center to the GE Building. This was ...

Fortune: GE-FREE DINING THE RESTAURANT THAT BANNED JACK WELCHupdated: Mon Oct 14 1996 00:01:00

Two things don't get served at the River Cafe: locally caught striped bass and General Electric CEO Jack Welch. Health officials caution against eating the fish; a sign in the entrance warns Welch ...

Fortune: A GROVE OF ACADEME WHERE CHIEF EXECUTIVES SPROUTupdated: Mon Mar 18 1996 00:01:00

Conventional wisdom says you must attend an Ivy League or similarly elitist institution to have a shot at the executive suite. A look through the alumni directory of the decidedly egalitarian Unive...

Fortune: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERTO GOIZUETA AND JACK WELCHupdated: Mon Dec 11 1995 00:01:00

JACK WELCH and Roberto Goizueta don't know each other well--they see each other three times a year at meetings of the Business Council, and they exchange birthday cards in November. They have the k...

Fortune: HOW TOMORROW'S LEADERS ARE LEARNING THEIR STUFF LEADERSHIP CAN'T BE TAUGHT, BUT CAN BE LEARNED. WINNING updated: Mon Nov 27 1995 00:01:00

IF EVERYBODY THINKS business needs better leadership--and apparently everybody does--then why is the corporate world's understanding of how to teach leadership still Stone Age primitive? Says MIT's...

Fortune: THE NEW CHAMP OF WEALTH CREATION IT'S THE MOST BASIC MEASURE OF BUSINESS SUCCESS: HOW MUCH YOU INCREASE THE VALUE updated: Mon Sep 18 1995 00:01:00

THE MOST VALUABLE product on this planet is not the microchip, not the automobile, not the television set. No, sir. What has produced more wealth than any other thing dreamed of by the mind of man ...

Fortune: CAN JORDAN MAKE WESTINGHOUSE JUMP?updated: Mon Sep 04 1995 00:01:00

Now that Westinghouse has agreed to take over CBS, the inevitable comparisons are being made between CEO Michael Jordan and the CEO of another manufacturing company that owns a television network, ...

Fortune: GE: THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE THE CONVALESCENT WELCH HAS NO HEIR APPARENT, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE DIRECTORS AREN'T updated: Mon Jun 26 1995 00:01:00

Recuperating in his hospital room after an angioplasty in early May, General Electric CEO Jack Welch sent a memo to two dozen top executives. He pointed out that the day after news of his heart pro...

Fortune: JACK WELCH LETS FLY ON BUDGETS, BONUSES, AND BUDDY BOARDSupdated: Mon May 29 1995 00:01:00

John Francis Welch looked wan. He has made dozens of trips to Asia as CEO of General Electric and for the first time came back with a debilitating parasite. (The affliction had nothing to do with t...

Fortune: WHY I FEAR AND LOATHE MY COMPUTER I'm not alone. Technophobia is one of corporate America's dirtiest little secrets. Can't they updated: Mon Nov 14 1994 00:01:00

My name is Julie. I am a ... technophobe. And it's going to take more than 12 steps to help me. Fortunately there are others similarly unaddicted, so I don't feel too bad. According to a survey spo...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page SEPTEMBER 5, 1994 VOL. 130, NO. 5 updated: Mon Sep 05 1994 00:01:00

MANAGING/COVER STORY 40 JACK WELCH'S NIGHTMARE ON WALL STREET The management fiasco at Kidder Peabody represents an ugly blot on the record of GE's CEO. It is a brutal lesson in how not to run a bu...

Fortune: RAIDING A COMPANY'S HIDDEN CASH It's the latest in doing more with less: Pioneering managers are raising profits and efficiency updated: Mon Aug 22 1994 00:01:00

TALK ABOUT stretch targets: Could any corporation operate without working capital? The answer may surprise you. A fast-growing number of companies are setting that audacious goal because pursuing i...

Fortune: GE MONKEYS WITH ITS MONEY MACHINE Its mighty financial services arm spins cash. Now Jack Welch wants to invest that golden pile updated: Mon Feb 21 1994 00:01:00

NO ONE SEEMS to be noticing, but Jack Welch has been quietly shifting policy at General Electric in a way that suggests a seismic change in corporate strategy. For years, GE's huge financial arm, G...

Fortune: WHAT YOUR COMPETITORS ARE READING NOW Stuff the turkey, and spend your holidays with some books that just might help you manage updated: Mon Jan 10 1994 00:01:00

Could I trouble you for a few moments, valued fellow worker? The ten top- selling business books of this holiday season have been brought to my attention by the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops of Milwa...

Fortune: THE NEW ERA REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR COMPANY A key consultant to General Electric tells how CEO Jack Welch dramatically changed GE's aupdated: Mon Dec 13 1993 00:01:00

JACK WELCH has led General Electric through one of the most far-reaching programs of innovation in business history, and consultant Noel Tichy, a professor at the University of Michigan business sc...

Fortune: JACK WELCH'S LESSONS FOR SUCCESS In an excerpt taken from the hot new management book, America's leading changemaster reflects oupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

MORE THAN any other executive, Jack Welch is known for breakthrough management ideas and the will to apply them. As General Electric's chief executive since 1981, Welch, 57, has led the revolution ...

Fortune: FINDING NEW HEROES FOR A NEW ERA America's abrupt change in values is real. Greed is out. But this isn't the Sixties. Here are supdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

OUR HEROES define our times. At the turn of the century, America elected a rough-riding President, Teddy Roosevelt, to spur along its Horatio Alger- fueled dreams of getting the job done, of produc...

Fortune: THE CORPORATE CULTURE CONNECTION Instead of the usual mush, two Harvard professors serve up hard facts about the link between a updated: Mon May 04 1992 00:01:00

The problem with the legions of books out there meant to help you change your corporate culture is that they tend to lack, well, substance. Sure, their pages abound with management buzzwords like l...

Fortune: COOPER TIRE & RUBBER NOW HEAR THIS, JACK WELCH!updated: Mon Apr 06 1992 00:01:00

JACK WELCH never met Ivan W. Gorr. Welch is famous for demanding that each of General Electric's lines of business ranks No. 1 or No. 2 in market share. Cooper Tire & Rubber, of which Gorr is CEO, ...

Fortune: NOW FOR JACK WELCH'S SECOND ACTupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

Just to reach their centennials -- which Coca-Cola, Olin, and others do this year -- companies have had to endure 23 recessions, the Great Depression, six wars, innumerable changes in the tax code,...

Fortune: FORTUNE magazine contents page DECEMBER 30, 1991 VOL. 124, NO. 15 updated: Mon Dec 30 1991 00:01:00

SPECIAL REPORT/COVER STORY 24 WHAT I WANT U.S. BUSINESS TO DO IN '92 With the American economy convalescing and the world order in stunning metamorphosis, the globe's largest business sector senses...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page AUGUST 12, 1991 VOL. 124, NO. 4 updated: Mon Aug 12 1991 00:01:00

MANAGING/COVER STORY 40 GE KEEPS THOSE IDEAS COMING It wrote the book on management. Now Jack Welch is rewriting it: Managers will forgo old powers -- directing and controlling -- for new duties he...

Fortune: A NEW AGE FOR BUSINESS? Visionary thinkers are rejecting the by-the-numbers approach to enterprise and seeking a new paradigm foupdated: Mon Oct 08 1990 00:01:00

ARE AMERICAN corporations ready for the New Age? Michael Murphy, founder of the Esalen Institute, thinks so. Next year Murphy, 60, hopes to start luring business groups to Esalen, the Big Sur spa w...

Fortune: INSIDE THE MIND OF JACK WELCH His ideas are simple: Face reality. Communicate clearly. Control your own destiny. But put togetheupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

I WAS AN ONLY CHILD,'' says Jack Welch. ''My parents were about 40 when they had me, and they had been trying for 16 years. My father was a railroad conductor, a good man, hardworking, passive. He ...

Fortune: GE'S COSTLY LESSON ON WALL STREET Despite a disastrous two years, General Electric thinks it can make a winner of Kidder Peabodyupdated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

WOULD HE sell them off, shut them down, snip their suspenders, and send them weeping into the street? Kidder Peabody's top investment bankers had every reason to worry in March as they waited for J...

Fortune: WANTED: LEADERS WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Mere management isn't good enough anymore. Here's how companies are trying to turn outupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

SAY FAREWELL to the classic postwar American manager, that model of rational decision-making who coolly piloted us through the prosperity of the Fifties and the go-go of the Sixties, only to begin ...

Fortune: THE BIGGEST BOSSES 8. JOHN F. WELCH JR. GENERAL ELECTRIC TURNING ON THE JUICEupdated: Mon Aug 03 1987 00:01:00

Long before most chief executives knew what corporate restructuring was, Jack Welch was doing it. He jolted GE to life in 1981, after being named its eighth and, at 45, youngest chairman. Since the...

Fortune: COVER THE YEAR'S 50 MOST FASCINATING BUSINESS PEOPLE JACK WELCH THE MAN WHO BROUGHT GE TO LIFEupdated: Mon Jan 05 1987 00:01:00

LAST FALL an influential New York security analyst received three unexpected visitors from Hitachi, the $21-billion-a-year maker of consumer electronics products and computers. Like most Japanese g...

Fortune: JACK WELCH: ''I GOT A RAW DEAL'' updated: Mon Jul 07 1986 00:01:00

Jack Welch bristles whenever he sees himself referred to as Neutron Jack (as in, when he enters a factory the building remains standing but the workers are wiped out). Welch picked up the nickname ...

Fortune: WHAT WELCH HAS WROUGHT AT GE In five years General Electric's perpetual-motion boss has chopped 100,000 jobs, sunk billions of dupdated: Mon Jul 07 1986 00:01:00

TO THE CASUAL eye, much of what General Electric has been up to lately seems to epitomize the humbled circumstances of American business. For more than a century GE brought the world wondrous inven...

Fortune: The Colossus of Conglomerates Moves Away From Smokestacks by Buying RCAupdated: Mon Jan 06 1986 00:01:00

General Electric's proposed acquisition of RCA for $6.28 billion -- the largest non-oil merger ever -- unites two companies that have rebounded strongly after several disappointing years. Thornton ...

Fortune: THE YEAR'S 50 MOST FASCINATING BUSINESS PEOPLE JACK WELCH THE MAN WHO BROUGHT GE TO LIFEupdated: Sun Jan 05 1986 00:01:00

LAST FALL an influential New York security analyst received three unexpected visitors from Hitachi, the $21-billion-a-year maker of consumer electronics products and computers. Like most Japanese g...

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