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Power Couple Jack & Suzy Welch – The Welch Way

Jack Welch is the legendary former CEO of General Electric. His many books include the best seller Winning, written with his wife, Suzy. Suzy Welch is the former editor of the Harvard Business Review. She attended Harvard University and Harvard Business School and has written numerous articles about leadership, creativity, change and organizational behavior. Together, the Welches write a column for BusinessWeek, "The Welch Way," which delivers nononsense, getitdone answers to readers' questions about business and careers.

Suzy Welch is a best-selling author, popular television commentator, and noted business journalist.

Her latest book, 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea, presents a powerful decision-making strategy for success at work and in parenting, love and friendship. Widely featured in major media outlets including The Today Show and Time Magazine, 10-10-10 became an instant New York Times bestseller and is now published in 29 countries worldwide. Together with her husband Jack Welch, Suzy is also co-author of the #1 international bestseller Winning, its companion volume, Winning: The Answers, and The Welch Way, a weekly column on business and career challenges which appeared in BusinessWeek magazine from 2005-2009 and was published in 45 major newspapers across the globe by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2010, the Welches launched an online MBA program through Chancellor University. On her own, Suzy has written extensively about work-life balance and other cultural issues for publications ranging from O, The Oprah Magazine to The Wall Street Journal. In addition, her candid and incisive commentary has made her a popular commentator on television programs including Good Morning America, The View, Morning Joe, Your World With Neil Cavuto, and Power Lunch. Born in Portland, Oregon, Suzy received her BA from Harvard University in 1981 and then joined The Miami Herald as a reporter. She left daily journalism to attend Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar in 1988. Suzy joined the Harvard Business Review in 1995 and was named editor-in-chief in 2001. During her tenure at HBR, Suzy was the author of numerous articles on leadership, change, creativity and organizational behavior, as well as the contributor to several books on management. Suzy is the mother of 4 children and lives in New York City. She serves on the board of several non-profit organizations in the fields of education and homelessness.

Jack Welch is the author of Winning, a #1 Wall Street Journal and international bestseller.  In 2001, he wrote his #1 New York Times and also international best-selling autobiography, Jack:  Straight from the Gut.  From 2005 – 2009, together with his wife Suzy Welch, he wrote a widely read weekly column, The Welch Way.  This column appeared in BusinessWeek magazine and was published by the New York Times syndicate and appeared in more than 45 major newspapers around the world, reaching more than 8 million readers. He recently launched the “Jack Welch Management Institute,” a unique online MBA program aimed at giving students around the world and at every career level the tools to transform their lives and the organizations of the future.

Jack is the head of Jack Welch, LLC, where he serves as Special Partner with the private equity firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and is a advisor to IAC (Interactive Corp).  He speaks to business audiences and students around the world. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Jack received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and an MS and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.  He began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 became the Company’s 8th Chairman & CEO.  During his 20+ year tenure as CEO, the Company's market capitalization rose from $13 billion to $400 billion.  In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine. Jack is the father of 4 children and has 10 grandchildren.  He is an avid Red Sox fan, is a life-long golfer, and is a fanatic about sports and business news in every medium.

For more information visit www.welchway.com


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