Jack Welch

United States
Born on 19 Nov 1935
Business Executive / Author


Real communication takes countless hours of eyeball to eyeball, back and forth...It is human beings coming to see and accept things through a constant interactive process aimed at consensus.
Frightened, nervous managers use thick, convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they've known since childhood.
People always overestimate how complex business is. This isn't rocket science; we've chosen one of the world's more simple professions.
Most global corporations have three or four competitors, and you know who they are.


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."