|Plot Summary of Jack: Straight From the Gut|
|"Jack Welch is the world's most successful CEO. This is his story in his own words about what it's like to take the company he worked for, General Electric, and make it successful."
H.W. Sandoval, Resident Scholar
|"Born in 1935, the story of Jack Welch's life begins with his upbringing in outside Boston. He is smart and excels in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts and gets his PH.D at the University of Illinois. He starts his career at GE in 1960 and rises quickly to the top until his retirement in 2001. His philosophy to be the leader in whatever field GE competed in with the credo "fix, sell or close" and moved GE to the forefront of its industry.
Jack Welch is not everyone's favorite person. He is tough, single-minded and driven to succeed. In fact, he is the first to admit that to do what he had to do to make General Electric a leader among the world's corporations he has had to step on a few toes to get there. Love him or hate him, he is a true original, an amazing business success story, and a unique individual."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Jack: Straight From the Gut|
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Big Business story?
- building up big business
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- business executive
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- scientific labs
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
- More than 15 in color
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
- 51%-75% of book
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