Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric

Thomas Gryta (Author) Ted Mann (Author)
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$39.99  $36.79
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
July 21, 2020
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781094179322

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About the Author

THOMAS GRYTA writes about General Electric for the Wall Street Journal. Previously he covered the telecommunications industry for the Journal and was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University. In prior work around the newsroom he covered the biotechnology industry and did general assignment reporting and copyediting. Gryta studied history at the University of Massachusetts, including a year in Germany. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.
TED MANN is a reporter in the Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau, where he is part of a team covering business and government. He was the beat reporter covering General Electric and other industrial conglomerates for the Journal's corporate bureau in New York from 2014 to 2017, and previously covered transportation for the Greater New York section, where he broke the George Washington Bridge scandal that ensnared former governor Chris Christie and his aides. He is a graduate of New York University.

James Edward Thomas is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Reviews

"Gryta and Mann tell a bracing tale of corporate venality, incompetence, and shortsighted dealmaking, showing how one man--former CEO Jeff Immelt--hollowed out GE until all that was left was its myth. It's a parable with no heroes, but many lessons for anyone who wants to know how 21st Century corporate management, which venerates stock price above all other measures of value, has gone so disastrously awry."

-- "New York Magazine"
A gripping and deeply reported account of the devastating disintegration of one of the most iconic firms ever to exist. To all of us shocked by GE's seemingly abrupt fall from grace, this book lays out in painful detail how such a thing could have happened.-- "Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School, author of Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen "Gryta and Mann tell a bracing tale of corporate venality, incompetence, and shortsighted deal-making. It's a parable with no heroes, but many lessons for anyone who wants to know how 21st Century corporate management, which venerates stock price above all other measures of value, has gone so disastrously awry."