Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? by Louis V. Gerstner

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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.

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Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?by Louis V. GerstnerIn 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the computer industryhad changed so rapidly the company was on its way to losing $16 billion and IBMwas on a watch list for extinction -- victimized by its own lumbering size, aninsular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.Then Lou Gerstner was brought in to run IBM. Almost everyone watching therapid demise of this American icon presumed Gerstner had joined IBM to presideover its continued dissolution into a confederation of autonomous business units.Th

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