There's no "Jack Welch" these days. No one heralded as God-among-CEOs. Partially, I'm sure, because business has a low lower lowest rep during the mega-recession. Jack was a byproduct of good times; the market mostly went up during his 20 years at the helm of GE.
But if there were to be a Jack Welch today ...
I'd consider voting for, or definitely would vote for, even ahead of Steve Jobs ... Cisco's John Chambers. He evaded the dot com IT bust. He's re-tooled his now very big company on several occasions. He's coming out of the recession aggressively. Etc. Etc.*
Funny, but I seldom see him singled out ...
(*And what's not to like about a Silicon Valley guy always caught by the camera wearing a super-sober suit?)
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