Thursday, March 01, 2007

A quote from Lou Gerstner

"This competitive focus has to be visceral, not cerebral. It's got to be in our guts, not out heads. They're coming into our homes and taking our children's college money"

Quoted Lou Gerstner, when he took over IBM. He showed photos of the CEOs of IBM's top competitors belittling IBM and gloating over their fall. He thus showed his anger visibly, and thereby got the his employees angry too, to build the competitive spirit from within them.

Lou Gerstner is one of the all-time best CEOs, who transformed IBM (1993-2002) into a completely entrepreneurial and innovative environment almost single-handedly to what it is today. He was also the former CEO of RJR Nabisco and American Express.



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