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American Turnaround - Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA

Edward Whitacre

Ed Whitacre is credited with taking over the corporate reins at General Motors (GM) when the automotive manufacturer was on the brink of bankruptcy during 2009 and turned the company around in magnificent fashion. In this business memoir, the native Texan explores his unique management style, business acumen and patriotism. It was President Obama who reached out to Ed Whitacre to come out of retirement and take over GM in 2009. A down-to-earth, no-nonsense Texas native with a distinctive Texas twang in his voice, Whitacre was reluctant to come out of retirement to work at GM. But Whitacre is that rare CEO with great charisma and extraordinary management instincts. And when he got to Detroit, he started to whittle down the corporate bureaucracy right away - and got GM back on track in record time Before being pulled out of retirement to run GM by Obama, Ed Whitacre had spent his entire corporate career in the telecom business, where he ultimately ended up running AT&T.

Ed Whitacre is credited with taking over the corporate reins at General Motors (GM) when the automotive manufacturer was on the brink of bankruptcy during 2009 and turned the company around in magnificent fashion. In this business memoir, the native Texan explores his unique management style, business acumen and patriotism. It was President Obama who reached out to Ed Whitacre to come out of retirement and take over GM in 2009. A down-to-earth, no-nonsense Texas native with a distinctive Texas twang in his voice, Whitacre was reluctant to come out of retirement to work at GM. But Whitacre is that rare CEO with great charisma and extraordinary management instincts. And when he got to Detroit, he started to whittle down the corporate bureaucracy right away - and got GM back on track in record time Before being pulled out of retirement to run GM by Obama, Ed Whitacre had spent his entire corporate career in the telecom business, where he ultimately ended up running AT&T.
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Ed Whitacre is credited with taking over the corporate reins at General Motors (GM) when the automotive manufacturer was on the brink of bankruptcy during 2009 and turned the company around in magnificent fashion. In this business memoir, the native Texan explores his unique management style, business acumen and patriotism. It was President Obama who reached out to Ed Whitacre to come out of retirement and take over GM in 2009. A down-to-earth, no-nonsense Texas native with a distinctive Texas twang in his voice, Whitacre was reluctant to come out of retirement to work at GM. But Whitacre is that rare CEO with great charisma and extraordinary management instincts. And when he got to Detroit, he started to whittle down the corporate bureaucracy right away - and got GM back on track in record time Before being pulled out of retirement to run GM by Obama, Ed Whitacre had spent his entire corporate career in the telecom business, where he ultimately ended up running AT&T.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Leslie Cauley

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:20