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A ‘Neutron’ Force in Business: Remembering GE’s Jack Welch

  • Former CEO, chairman of General Electric dies at age 84
  • Business leaders, proteges reflect on legacy, personality
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Jack Welch, the Influential Business Leader Who Reshaped GE, Dies at 84
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Jack Welch was known for his larger-than-life personality, equal parts friendly and cutthroat.

The longtime chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric Co. turned his company into one of the world’s largest and most admired while seeding Corporate America with leaders trained under his watch. His relentless style -- emphasizing growth, efficiency and always hitting your numbers -- was widely imitated.