Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change by Louis V., Jr. Gerstnersticker-burst

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

byLouis V., Jr. Gerstner

Paperback | December 16, 2003

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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.

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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…

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About The Author

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...

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Title:Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 16, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060523808

ISBN - 13:9780060523800

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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.

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