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Title
Interview with Jack Welch
Creator
Welch, Jack, 1935-
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Drucker Archives
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
In this interview Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric, discusses his thoughts on Peter Drucker. What struck Welch during his first meeting with Drucker, was when Drucker asked him, “If you weren’t already in this business, would you enter it today, and if the answer is no, what are you going to do about it?” Welch maintains that this had a profound affect on his early business strategies. He also discusses Drucker’s idea that a leader is like an orchestra conductor who gives people the room for their own ideas and creativity to flourish. He then goes into detail about the importance of global outsourcing, in India in particular. Welch feels that Drucker not only made management a practice, he dignified that practice. He ends by stressing the importance of simplicity in management and how Drucker’s teachings speak to this message.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
mp4
H264; quicktime
Identifier
dac00911
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/2207
Language
English
Subject
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Interviews
Welch, Jack, 1935-
India
Contracting out
General Electric Company
Source
Original videotape: Excerpt from 30 minute VHS Tape; Tape 58: Peter F. Drucker Biography
Relation
Drucker Archives - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/dac

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