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This is the General Electric idea: in the last six years, it has acquired over 325
businesses at a cost of over $12 billion, and dumped more than 225, getting $8
billion in return. The second strategy is paradoxical — meeting uncertainty by ...
We don't know whether merging or de-merging makes more sense, and we have
no idea who will be partners with whom tomorrow or next week, let alone next
month. We don't know who our competitors will be, or where they will come from.
There are so many people involved and it requires such a tremendous effort to
put something new into effect that a new idea is likely to be considered
insignificant in comparison with the effort that it takes to put it across. . . .
Sometimes I am ...
The central idea behind narrow job classifications is the conception of labor as a
mechanical tool; cost minimization (low wages) and the widespread application
of labor-replacing automation are natural concomitants. So is the fact that old ...
And this in turn means that new attitudes are also required — especially
commitment on the part of managers to the idea that suppliers, workers, unions,
distributors, and customers are all partners in the common endeavor. But the
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Building Systems for a World Turned Upside Down
Measure Whats Important
Revamp the Chief Control Tools
Decentralize Information Authority and Strategic Planning
Set Conservative Goals
Demand Total Integrity
A New View of Leadership at All Level
Pay Attention More Listening