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    1. Business Blog

      18 hours ago

      Strategy: when Grandad knows best

      The implications, opportunities and challenges of increased longevity are beginning to dawn on many companies, as our Silver...

    2. October 17, 2014

      Jack Welch on the executive MBA he created in his own image

      Widely regarded as one of America’s most influential business leaders of the past 50 years, Jack Welch, who left General...

    1. April 29, 2014

      General Electric meets an uncourtly reception in Paris

      Make a list of ways in which the French government could boost its ailing economy, and tormenting a foreign investor with...

    2. Business Blog

      April 22, 2014

      Five lessons from Manchester United's Professor Moyes

      Lesson Two: ensure your predecessor is dead or distant (photo: Getty) Good morning and welcome to the new Harvard MBA module...

    3. April 16, 2014

      The perils of the chief who stays too long at the top

      To the news that General Electric’s board of directors has been meeting in solemn conclave to debate whether its chief...

    4. January 8, 2014

      Taking Down The Lion, by Catherine S Neal

      When Dennis Kozlowski leaves prison on parole next week, having served more than eight years for 22 felonies, he will find...

    5. November 12, 2013

      Dead generals are not always the best business advisers

      Military metaphors come naturally to the world of business, with “price wars”, “takeover battles” and “marketing campaigns”....

    6. July 11, 2013

      In defence of Topgrading: ‘Hiring the right people takes time’

      Like General Electric and other leading businesses, has your organisation implemented what is said to be the most thorough...

    7. MBA blog

      June 21, 2013

      What lies ahead, after the final lecture?

      I had my final day of class recently. The leadership module was a fitting end to the 12 modules I attended at Durham...

    8. May 17, 2013

      Jamie Dimon, the last king of Wall Street

      Jamie Dimon might as well be dead, such is the rush of eulogies from corporate titans. Warren Buffett, Jack Welch, Michael...

    9. MBA blog

      January 1, 2013

      Thoughts for the holiday season

      The sparkling Christmas decorations have filled us with happiness and excitement. The holiday season is the time for gifts...

    10. October 16, 2012

      Should executives comment on politics?

      THE PROBLEM Former General Electric chief executive Jack Welch caused a storm this month when he in effect accused the Obama...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - On the unsustainability of Austrian business-cycle theory. - Credit funds are creating a big hole...

    12. October 9, 2012

      Welch cuts ties with Reuters and Fortune

      Jack Welch, the former chief executive of General Electric, has resigned from his role as a contributor to Reuters.com and...

    13. October 7, 2012

      The ghoul of half truths is not America’s real problem

      From the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande, a ghoul is stalking America. Sometimes it wears the stars and stripes. At others, it...

    14. September 25, 2012

      Replacement refs stir US football fans’ ire

      A pension dispute between the National Football League and its 120 part-time referees has triggered a crisis of confidence...

    15. July 16, 2012

      Forced ranking is a relic of an HR tool

      Around the turn of the last century, I heard Jack Welch recount how he had visited a clothing store on New York’s Fifth...

    16. July 3, 2012

      Romney under fire from conservatives

      Prominent conservatives are grumbling that the Romney campaign may not have what it takes to defeat Barack Obama, and are...

    17. June 6, 2012

      Words from the manager, not the man

      This book looks oddly timed. Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers, is facing probably its biggest challenge in 20...

    18. April 27, 2012

      GE chief stands firm amid protests

      While demonstrators angry at General Electrics’ low corporate tax rate made the most noise at the US industrial group’s...

    19. April 25, 2012

      GE chief upbeat on US manufacturing

      Jeff Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, has spent the past couple of days being pursued around Detroit by Occupy...

    20. April 2, 2012

      Lean cuts fat off GE’s production line

      Chip Blankenship, the chief executive of General Electric’s appliances business, says the company has been able to bring...

    21. January 25, 2012

      Humble braggarts’ tales best read in bursts

      If you read World Changers – 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business As We Knew It in one go, two strange things happen. The...

    22. January 20, 2012

      General Electric: hard act to follow

      The best bit in Jack Welch’s humble autobiography is the caption beneath a photo of the former chief executive of General...

    23. January 3, 2012

      Ten pieces of advice that should be ignored

      It is just as well entrepreneurs don’t listen to advice – because a lot of it is bad. I have received some very poor...

    24. November 14, 2011

      Paper trail reveals workings of Monti’s mind

      Two years ago, when José Manuel Barroso went looking for an éminence grise to write a report on turning the European Union...

    25. October 13, 2011

      Visionary pushed bounds of wireless devices

      Robert Galvin, the former chief executive of Motorola, who oversaw the company as it developed the first mobile phone and...

    26. October 12, 2011

      GE’s bright sparks take the lead

      I was told two things about this group,” the lecturer announces. “This is GE: one – don’t be boring; two – don’t make them...

    27. August 21, 2011

      Western economies face a long haul back to health

      Among the various doom-laden brokers’ circulars crossing my screen last week, one of the more eye-catching was from London’s...

    28. July 22, 2011

      General Electric: a brighter spark

      Not too long ago, unkind critics of Jeff Immelt, Jack Welch’s successor at General Electric, might have remarked that his...

    29. July 6, 2011

      Dose of common sense helps make the best strategy

      From Prof Hans H. Hinterhuber. Sir, As Andrew Hill points out, an exhaustive and incontestable definition of the complex...

    30. May 26, 2011

      20 questions: Andrew Liveris

      Andrew Liveris, chief executive of Dow Chemical The Greek-Australian chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical is based...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2011

      Leahy to advise US buyout firm

      Sir Terry Leahy is to become a part-time senior adviser to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the US private equity firm, his first...

    32. May 17, 2011

      Leahy set to advise US buy-out firm

      Sir Terry Leahy is to become a part-time senior adviser to Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the US private equity firm, his first...

    33. May 17, 2011

      Stars can be problems for private equity

      If you’ve got it, flaunt it. The announcement from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice that Sir Terry Leahy is joining the private...

    34. May 17, 2011

      Sustainable growth is the new incarnation of capitalism

      Financial meltdown and economic recession have shaken the foundations of companies. Yet arguably the most shocking blow to...

    35. April 18, 2011

      Real value looks past quarterly reporting

      Nine years ago, when he was chief executive of Sprint, Bill Esrey told me how he and his team had strained to match...

    36. April 17, 2011

      Fears over CFO changes on Wall St

      Wall Street banks have been losing chief financial officers at an unusually high rate since the financial crisis, a trend...

    37. March 30, 2011

      Manufacturing: Electric avenues

      At the end of last year, John Rice left behind the familiar comforts of his home in Atlanta, Georgia, for a new base in Hong...

    38. March 15, 2011

      GE chief awarded $7.4m in stock options

      Jeff Immelt, the long-standing chief executive of General Electric, has been given a stock award that will encourage him to...

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