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Jack: Straight from the Gut

Written by Jack Welch with John A. Byrne. Published by Warner Business Books

Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch embodies what many believe are the ultimate skills of the courageous corporate leader: guts, know-how, and a track record that includes keeping a top company extremely profitable for 20 years.

Many people remember Jack Welch as "Neutron Jack" because he dropped a bomb in the early '80s and laid off more than 100,000 GE workers. In Jack: Straight from the Gut Welch reveals the facts behind this and many other difficult decisions involved in fixing his troubled company. He also describes how he helped the employees who remained at General Electric build it into one of the most successful companies in the world.