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Gerstner, Louis V.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 145 publications in 12 languages and 6,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: HD9696.2.U64, 004.068
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Most widely held works by Louis V Gerstner
Who says elephants can't dance? : inside IBM's historic turnaround by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of modern business, many companies have gone from being industry leaders to the verge of extinction. Through the heroic efforts of a new management team, some of those companies have even succeeded in resuscitating themselves and living on in the shadow of their former stature. But only one company has been at the pinnacle of an industry, fallen to near collapse, and then, beyond anyone's expectations, returned to set the agenda. That company is IBM. Who says elephants can't dance? tells the story of IBM's competitive and cultural transformation. In his own words, Gerstner offers a blow-by-blow account of his arrival at the company and his campaign to rebuild the leadership team and give the workforce a renewed sense of purpose. In the process, Gerstner defined a strategy for the computing giant and remade the ossified culture bred by the company's own success. The first-hand story of an extraordinary turnaround, a unique case study in managing a crisis, and a thoughtful reflection on the computer industry and the principles of leadership, Who says elephants can't dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement. Taking readers deep into the world of IBM's CEO, Gerstner recounts the high-level meetings and explains the pressure-filled, no-turning-back decisions that had to be made. He also offers his hard-won conclusions about the essence of what makes a great company run
Reinventing education : entrepreneurship in America's public schools( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing Education pulls no punches; it tells how much remains to be done, while it offers a compelling argument for entrepreneurship in education. A detailed and convincing blueprint for change, Reinventing Education makes it clear how vital change is. It is a book that must be read and acted upon by anyone concerned with our nation's future as we move into the 21st century
Who says elephants can't dance? : inside IBM's historic turnaround by Louis V Gerstner( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990, IBM recorded its largest profit in history. By 1993, when Gerstner was hired, however, the computer industry had swept past IBM and the company seemed headed for extinction, a victim of its own lumbering size and rigid corporate culture. Rather than preside over IBM's dissolution, Gerstner rebuilt the company and turned it from a dinosaur to industry leader
Shei shuo da xiang bu hui tiao wu : ge si na qin zhuanIBM cheng gong guan jian by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi IBM dong shi zhang guo shi na zi chuan
Wer sagt, Elefanten können nicht tanzen? : der Wiederaufstieg von IBM by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the computer industry had changed so rapidly the company was on its way to losing $16 billion and IBM was on a watch list for extinction -- victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent. Then Lou Gerstner was brought in to run IBM. Almost everyone watching the rapid demise of this American icon presumed Gerstner had joined IBM to preside over its continued dissolution into a confederation of autonomous business units. This strategy, well underway when he arrived, would have effectively eliminated the corporation that had invented many of the industry's most important technologies. Instead, Gerstner took hold of the company and demanded the managers work together to re-establish IBM's mission as a customer-focused provider of computing solutions. Moving ahead of his critics, Gerstner made the hold decision to keep the company together, slash prices on his core product to keep the company competitive, and almost defiantly announced, "The last thing IBM needs right now is a vision." Who Says Elephants Can't Dance' tells the story of IBM's competitive and cultural transformation. In his own words, Gerstner offers a blow-by-blow account of his arrival at the company and his campaign to rebuild the leadership team and give the workforce a renewed sense of purpose. In the process, Gerstner defined a strategy for the computing giant and remade the ossified culture bred by the company's own success. The first-hand story of an extraordinary turnaround, a unique case study in managing a crisis, and a thoughtful reflection on the computer industry and the principles of leadership, Who Says Elephants Can't Dance' sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement. Taking readers deep into the world of IBM's CEO, Gerstner recounts the high-level meetings and explains the pressure-filled, no-turning-back decisions that had to be made. He also offers his hard-won conclusions about the essence of what makes a great company run. In the history of modern business, many companies have gone from being industry leaders to the verge of extinction. Through the heroic efforts of a new management team, some of those companies have even succeeded in resuscitating themselves and living on in the shadow of their former stature. But only one company has been at the pinnacle of an industry, fallen to near collapse, and then, beyond anyone's expectations, returned to set the agenda. That company is IBM. Lou Gerstener, Jr., served as chairman and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 to March 2002, when he retired as CEO. He remained chairman of the board through the end of 2002. Before joining IBM, Mr. Gerstner served for four years as chairman and CEO of RJR Nabisco, Inc. This was preceded by an eleven-year career at the American Express Company, where he was president of the parent company and chairman and CEO of its largest subsidiary. Prior to that, Mr. Gerstner was a director of the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Co., Inc. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School
Reinventando la educación : nuevas formas de gestión de las instituciones educativas( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'ai fait danser un éléphant : l'ancien président d'IBM raconte la renaissance de Big Blue by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voici l'histoire de L. Gerstner, président et sauveur d'IBM, qui relate dans ce livre la reprise du géant considéré comme mort et son retour sur le devant de la scène économique mondiale. Quant aux leçons qu'il en tire: se concentrer plus sur l'exécution que sur la vision; savoir quel est son métier et s'y tenir; aligner strictement les procédures; déterminer les principes fondateurs de la culture de l'entreprise et une bonne stratégie. Un bel exemple de redressement d'entreprises, mais aussi le triomphe du pragmatisme face à la course effrénée de la Net économie. [SDM]
Who says elephants can't dance? : leading a great enterprise through dramatic change by Louis V Gerstner( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr's memoir about the turnaround of IBM and his transformation of the company into the industry leader of the computer age
Decision-making: the chief executive's challenge by J. Roger Morrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Quién dice que los elefantes no pueden bailar? by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Merrow interviews Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., chairman and CEO of IBM, a businessman who is leading the initiative for improved national standards in education and the establishment of performance-based outcomes. Traces the movement for national education goals from 1989 forward
La mia IBM by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who says elephants can't dance? : leading a great enterprise through dramatic change by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the history of modern business, many companies have gone from being industry leaders to the verge of extinction. Through the heroic efforts of a new management team, some of those companies have even succeeded in resuscitating themselves and living on in the shadow of their former stature. But only one company has been at the pinnacle of an industry, fallen to near collapse, and then, beyond anyone's expectations, returned to set the agenda. That company is IBM. Who says elephants can't dance? tells the story of IBM's competitive and cultural transformation. In his own words, Gerstner offers a blow-by-blow account of his arrival at the company and his campaign to rebuild the leadership team and give the workforce a renewed sense of purpose. In the process, Gerstner defined a strategy for the computing giant and remade the ossified culture bred by the company's own success. The first-hand story of an extraordinary turnaround, a unique case study in managing a crisis, and a thoughtful reflection on the computer industry and the principles of leadership, Who says elephants can't dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement. Taking readers deep into the world of IBM's CEO, Gerstner recounts the high-level meetings and explains the pressure-filled, no-turning-back decisions that had to be made. He also offers his hard-won conclusions about the essence of what makes a great company run
Executor 14 by Adel Hakim( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khrai wā chāng tēnrabam maidai? : bư̄anglang kānfư̄nfū ʻAiBīʻEm thī čha tō̜ng čhārưk wai nai prawattisāt by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Thai and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'empire : [Lyon, Théâtre de Lyon, 1990] by Michel Deutsch( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future of the internet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Gerstner, chairman and CEO of IBM, discusses the internet and other computer networks and their relation with society, business, and the future
<> by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Vermächtnis Prosakomödie in einem Akt = (Le @legs) by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El papel activo del director de finanzas by Louis V Gerstner( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Who says elephants can't dance? : inside IBM's historic turnaround
Alternative Names
Gerstner L.V. 1942- jr.

Gerstner, Lou 1942-

Jersṭn̲er, Lūyis V.

Jersṭn̲er, Lūyis Vi

Jesṭn̲er, Lūyi V.

Lou Gerstner

Louis Gerstner dirigente d'azienda statunitense

Louis Gerstner Jr US-amerikanischer Manager

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Amerikaans manager

Герстнер Л. 1942-

Герстнер, Луис

גרסטנר, לואיס ו׳

거스너, 루이스 V. Jr

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ガースナー, ルイス・V

ルイス・ガースナー

路易斯·郭士納

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