Whatever Are We "Gurus" Gonna Do?

Management gurudom seems to depend on GE excellence. GE is a monopoly supplier of case examples to Guruworld. With GE Capital wobbly, and with GE Capital's Immelt-era profits accounting for 50% of the whole firm's profits, I'd be surprised if the company ever returns to its Welchian glory. (Which is not to knock Immelt—Welch is the true architect of hyper GE Capital-centrism.)

Scratch GE.
Scratch Starbucks.
Uh, scratch Enron.
And Countrywide and WaMu.

There's always Wal*Mart.
Thank God.
Mr. Sam, we love you.

Tom Peters posted this on December 10, 2008, in Excellence.
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