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Born in 1935, the story of Jack Welch's life begins with his upbringing in outside Boston. He is smart and excels in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts and gets his PH.D at the University of Illinois. He starts his career at GE in 1960 and rises quickly to the top until his retirement in 2001. His philosophy to be the leader in whatever field GE competed in with the credo "fix, sell or close" and moved GE to the forefront of its industry.
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Jack Welch is not everyone's favorite person. He is tough, single-minded and driven to succeed. In fact, he is the first to admit that to do what he had to do to make General Electric a leader among the world's corporations he has had to step on a few toes to get there.   Love him or hate him, he is a true original, an amazing business success story, and a unique individual.
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Jack Welch is the world's most successful CEO. This is his story in his own words about what it's like to take the company he worked for, General Electric, and make it successful.
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Plot & Themes

Big Business story?    -   Yes Business:    -   building up big business job/profession:    -   businessman Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   scientific labs Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   in awe Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W    -   More than 15 in color How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book    -   51%-75% of book

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