"If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Jack Welch on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Jack Welch on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Jack Welch on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Jack Welch on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Jack Welch on William Shakespeare
"An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage."
"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while."
"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
"A strategy is something like, an innovative new product globalization, taking your products around the world be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch you can motivate people with be number one and number two in every business. You can energize people around the message."
"The Internet is the Viagra of big business."