This takedown of the legendary CEO of General Electric would be interesting even without Kevin R. Free's exceptional performance. But his artistry provides exceptional listening. Nevermind Free's appealing diction, impressive phrasing, and ability to orchestrate the ebb and flow of mood or tone. What really impresses is how perfectly he applies these vocal skills to every dramatic detail and underlying thread in the gripping story of Welch's brutal management style and its lasting impact on American business culture. The author shows how Welch and his acolytes reneged on traditional corporate responsibilities by prioritizing short-range profits, cutting jobs, and misleading the public with dishonest accounting practices. They rewarded shareholders and managers at the expense of workers, customers, innovation, and even safety. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781797142173 $19.99
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