Jack Welch is a legendary management expert, businessman and best-selling author who has established himself as the one of the nation’s most successful and respected business leaders of our generation. Since retiring from the General Electric Company, Jack Welch has focused his efforts on sharing his wealth of knowledge. He is currently serving as Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and Certificate program dedicated to giving students globally and at every career level the tools to transform their lives and organisations.
Jack Welch is also the founder of Jack Welch, LLC, where he continues to serve as a Senior Advisor with the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and is an advisor to IAC (Interactive Corp).
Jack is the author of Winning, a #1 Wall Street Journal and international bestseller that he wrote with his wife Suzy. In 2001, he wrote his #1 New York Times and also international best-selling autobiography, Jack: Straight from the Gut. In April 2015, they released the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guild to Winning The Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career. Together Jack and Suzy explored the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career. From 2005 – 2009, together with his wife Suzy, he wrote a widely read weekly column, The Welch Way. This column appeared in BusinessWeek magazine and was published by the New York Times syndicate and appeared in more than 45 major newspapers around the world, reaching more than 8 million readers.
Jack began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960 and on December 15, 1980 he was told by his predecessor, Reg Jones, that he would be the next GE CEO. In 1981 he became the Company’s 8th Chairman & CEO. As CEO, Welch began a controversial program to position GE as the number one or number two player in each of its many businesses, thus neatly anticipating the restructuring of American manufacturing that would result from Japan’s growing presence in world markets. GE was, in Welch’s words, “the first big healthy and profitable company in the mainstream that took the actions to get more competitive.” In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine.
Jack continues to share his experiences and tips for success, speaking to business audiences and students around the world.
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