Jack: Straight from the Gut, by Jack Welch (with John A. Byrne). Warner Business Books, 479 pages, $29.95.
This is a pretty interesting book, though not as a business or how-to manual in quasi-autobiographical clothing. Don’t buy this book thinking it will turn you into a demon C.E.O.; it might, but most probably won’t-any more Read More
Sometime around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, upstate New York Congressman John Sweeney got a phone call from Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was, said Mr. Sweeney’s spokesman, Kevin Madden, an 11th-hour heads-up about a story about to break in The New York Times the next day.
The E.P.A. had sent Read More
To save a few bucks, NBC wants its staff to skimp on the Christmas spirit.
Citing decreasing advertising revenues, NBC has instructed its management to think about postponing their staff Christmas parties to help the network’s bottom line this year. The recommendation, from NBC Chief Financial Officer Mark Begor, was given last month in a Read More
The cover story in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday, Aug. 27, “The Sandy Weill Method,” was rife with malicious innuendo and mean-spirited characterizations. The reporter, Roger Lowenstein, and the editors of The Times Magazine chose to lace the profile with petty assaults on Sandy Weill’s personal style rather than focus on an extraordinary Read More
The news that my old friend Larry Kirshbaum has won Jack Welch’s memoir-to-come for $7-odd million of Time Warner’s money and the promise of an unprecedented publishing full-court press naturally provokes speculation as to what sort of book the General Electric supremo has in mind.
I just hope it’s the right one. I bow to Read More