Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



The man who broke capitalism : how Jack Welch gutted the heartland and crushed the soul of corporate America--and how to undo his legacy  Cover Image Book Book

The man who broke capitalism : how Jack Welch gutted the heartland and crushed the soul of corporate America--and how to undo his legacy / David Gelles.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982176440
  • ISBN: 198217644X
  • ISBN: 9781982176440 : HRD
  • ISBN: 198217644X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781982176440
  • ISBN: 198217644X
  • Physical Description: 264 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The most valuable company in the world -- Neutron Jack -- That's why they got hired -- The GE glow -- Rotten apples -- Bad trades -- Negative externalities -- Beyond Welchism.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1981, Jack Welch took over General Electric and quickly rose to fame as the first celebrity CEO. He golfed with presidents, mingled with movie stars, and was idolized for growing GE into the most valuable company in the world. But Welch's achievements didn't stem from some greater intelligence or business prowess. Rather, they were the result of a sustained effort to push GE's stock price ever higher, often at the expense of workers, consumers, and innovation. In this captivating, revelatory book, David Gelles argues that Welch single-handedly ushered in a new, cutthroat era of American capitalism that continues to this day."--Amazon.com.
Subject: Welch, Jack, 1935-2020.
Capitalism > United States.
Business ethics > United States.
General Electric Company.
Electric industries > United States.
United States > Economic conditions > 1981-2001.
+

Available copies

  • 1 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation.

Holds

  • 10 current holds with 11 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library 330.973/GELLES (Text) 34029150055613 Adult New Nonfiction On holds shelf -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 330.973 GEL (Text) 34014148563589 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/05/2022
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe On Order (Text) acq1179713 Adult New Fiction On order -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven 330.973 GEL (Text) 31953146709897 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/06/2022
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon B WELCH (Text) 33430152309894 Adult New Biography Available -
Kent Library Association - Kent 330.97 GEL (Text) 33410150972745 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/06/2022
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding 330.122 Gel (Text) 33620153728072 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/07/2022
Ridgefield Library 330.122 GEL (Text) 34010154151145 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/11/2022
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 330.973 GEL (Text) 34005153132344 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/01/2022
Southbury Public Library 330.973 GELLES (Text) 34019151033388 Adult New Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Next 10 »


Additional Resources