Jeff Immelt on "Slower-Growth Times"

The challenge as GE's CEO sees it: Continuing to expand and exploit tech's potential as a catalyst for productivity gains

No new CEO can avoid comparison to his or her predecessor. Yet few have ever taken the top job from a leader as lauded as the charismatic Jack Welch, who retired in September, 2001. During Welch's tenure, General Electric enjoyed double-digit growth as the U.S. economy rode its longest-ever bull market.

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