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Jack Welch
Jack Welch

Jack Welch is remembered best for turning a struggling General Electric around over his 20 years as leader of the company. During that time, GE's value rose from $13 billion to several hundred billion. After graduating from college, Welch joined the company as a chemical engineer and worked his way up to become its chairman and CEO. He had a reputation as a hard minded, focused leader who …

Date of Birth: November 19, 1935


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"The Internet is the Viagra of big business." Jack Welch
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"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." Jack Welch
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"Control your own destiny or someone else will." Jack Welch
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"The team with the best players wins." Jack Welch
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"The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important - and then get out of their way while they do it." Jack Welch
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"No one is guaranteed a job in this." Jack Welch
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"It's [the internet] like the flu - it just spreads like crazy." Jack Welch
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"With compliments from Jack Welch. Glad you tested this. Sorry it didn't work out." Jack Welch
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"Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas." Jack Welch
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"Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act." Jack Welch
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"The world of the 1990s and beyond will not belong to 'managers' or those who can make the numbers dance. The world will belong to passionate, driven leaders - people who not only have enormous amounts of energy but who can energize those whom they le" Jack Welch
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"My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too." Jack Welch
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American Businessman    People   

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"If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century." Jack Welch
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"If you don't have a competitive advantage, don't compete." Jack Welch
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"We have built a company with a business mix and operating system that will allow us to deliver record results in any foreseeable economic climate, ... We have just completed a very successful management transition and I've never been more confident about the company's future." Jack Welch
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"And if they do, the board should also stay above the noise." Jack Welch
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"If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them." Jack Welch
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American Businessman    Opportunity   

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"Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today's world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs." Jack Welch
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American Businessman    Jobs   

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"GE's businesses turned in a terrific first quarter. Our products and services are being well received in unusually robust global markets." Jack Welch
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"This shows you are never too old to get surprised, ... In this case, the European regulators' demands exceeded anything I or our European advisors imagined, and differed sharply from antitrust counterparts in the U.S. and Canada." Jack Welch
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"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage." Jack Welch
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