Lights out

This is the story of the fall of GE. Having worked for them toward the end of the GE reign, right around the Alstom merger, this book appealed to me. There is plenty of bias in the story I am sure. However, it was neat to see what I had seen internally from another perspective. The book felt well researched and the narrative followed the things I saw. what I found interesting is that the book did not extol Welch and vilify Immelt, which I think is the standard narrative. This book more gave the information and let you decide. It is both sad and a warning that you’re never too big to fail. To me it is also an example of poor management practices. If you’re looking for a non-fiction book, you would enjoy this one.

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