American Turnaround by Ed Whitacre audiobook

American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in America

By Ed Whitacre , with Leslie Cauley
Read by Ed Whitacre

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619699106

Runtime: 10.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A down-to-earth, patriotic, no-nonsense Texan with a distinctive twang in his voice, Ed Whitacre is that rare CEO with great charisma and extraordinary management instincts. Before being pulled out of retirement to run General Motors by President Obama, Ed Whitacre had spent his entire corporate career in the telecom business, where he ultimately ended up running AT&T. 

American Turnaround is Whitacre’s business memoir of his time as a top corporate executive, complete with his insights into effective management—demonstrated by his hands-on approach to turning GM into a profitable enterprise once again. GM’s rebound under Whitacre is considered by most to be nothing short of miraculous, with the company repaying its government bailout in record time. Whitacre’s “roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work” spirit has won the admiration and respect of executives and employees throughout the business world. 

American Turnaround is a true clarion call to return to “good ol’ American know-how.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Executive Whitacre effectively reads his memoir in a soft Texas twang that barely conceals the iron beneath his successful business style. His reading definitely personalizes his account…Listening to the voice of this no-nonsense Texan allows us to understand his personality…His repeated aw-shucks references to his management style and General Motors’ successful turnaround will have listeners lining up.” Booklist (audio review)
“Ed has always been a strong leader with real intelligence and a big heart…He thinks with a clear mind and always carries a long-term vision and mission.” Carlos Slim Helú, industrialist and philanthropist
“This straight-talking Texan and former CEO of two of America’s best known corporations provides a candid, insider’s view of how a committed business leader can make a difference. More importantly, his book offers a prescription for the kind of leadership that can turn America around and get the country moving again.” Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English