Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change

Paperback | December 16, 2003

byLouis V., Jr. Gerstner

not yet rated|write a review

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. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$15.77 online
$21.00 list price (save 24%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

This book chronicles the near-death experience of IBM and its incredible rebirth at the hands of Louis Gerstner. It is a powerful story of one man's epic journey at the helm of an American icon – a must-read for anyone in a leadership role today. IBM was stuck in a time warp and transforming it…

see all heather's picks

From Our Editors

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? tells the story of IBM's competitive and cultural transformation. In his own words, Gerstner offers a blow-by-blow account of his arrival at the company and his campaign to rebuild the leadership team and give the workforce a renewed sense of purpose. In the process, Gerstner defined a strategy for the c...

From the Publisher

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 ...

Lou Gerstner, Jr., served as chairman and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until March 2002, when he retired as CEO. He remained chairman of the board through the end of 2002. Before joining IBM, Mr. Gerstner served for four years as chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco, Inc. This was preceded by an eleven-year career at the A...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 16, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060523808

ISBN - 13:9780060523800

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Invaluable Story from a True Leader An unusual book from an individual who had the capacity to be both highly successful in one of the great turnaround stories of our time - rescuing the great IBM from dissolution - and reflective enough to actually offer thoughts of more lasting value than simply "be as smart as me". This is a story of a leader who was able to see through to the root causes of problems, to go beyond conventional explanations, to be willing to acknowledge that he did not have an answer until he found one that was better than any of the alternatives under active consideration. A real integrative thinker with a capacity for integrating cultural change into strategic change.
Date published: 2008-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Man's Epic Journey at the Helm of an American Icon This book chronicles the near-death experience of IBM and its incredible rebirth at the hands of Louis Gerstner. It is a powerful story of one man's epic journey at the helm of an American icon – a must-read for anyone in a leadership role today. IBM was stuck in a time warp and transforming it…
Date published: 2007-09-21

Extra Content

From Our Editors

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? tells the story of IBM's competitive and cultural transformation. In his own words, Gerstner offers a blow-by-blow account of his arrival at the company and his campaign to rebuild the leadership team and give the workforce a renewed sense of purpose. In the process, Gerstner defined a strategy for the computing giant and remade the ossified culture bred by the company's own success.

Editorial Reviews

“[Lou Gerstner] has the substance of a genuine and ... interesting story.”