Jack and Suzy Welch

What Apple (and maybe you, too) can learn from the NFL fumble

By Jack and Suzy Welch
September 28, 2012

That hooting-and-hollering you heard Thursday morning? Yep, that was us, celebrating the end of the NFL strike. Or maybe you didn’t hear it…over your own ruckus.

(Business) haters gonna hate – but who gets hurt?

By Jack and Suzy Welch
September 14, 2012

“You didn’t build that.”

“Corporations aren’t people.”

With the first, a revealing gaffe, and the second, a wildly cheered campaign refrain, one party has certainly made it clear how it feels about American business these days.

Picking the right one to run with Romney

By Jack and Suzy Welch
July 3, 2012

Several months ago, we met a CEO who had one main complaint about his job. It wasn’t foreign competition or fickle consumers. No, it was loneliness. “I make every decision by myself,” he moaned.

Dear Summer Intern: This is an audition for your future

By Jack and Suzy Welch
June 14, 2012

Once upon a time – i.e., eons ago – one of us had a summer internship that mainly involved playing golf with the boss, who appreciated the company of a college kid with a single-digit handicap. Not much work got done, but it didn’t seem to matter, particularly to the boss. The other one of us (the one whose handicap is so obscene it can’t be printed in a family publication) once had a summer job that revolved around asking, “Would you like your eggs bagged separately?” It was boring, sure, but the hours were great if hitting the pool is your kind of thing.

Mr. Biden, here’s the truth about private equity

By Jack and Suzy Welch
May 30, 2012

Time was you worked in private equity and people just sort of shrugged when you mentioned it. You were in finance sort of; you invested in companies, you made deals. Whatever.

JPMorgan: Jamie Dimon and the horse he fell off

By Jack and Suzy Welch
May 24, 2012

If there’s one person you probably don’t envy right now, it’s Jamie Dimon.

In the past week, the JPMorgan CEO has been summoned to testify before Congress and learned that his company is facing investigations by an alphabet soup of federal agencies, from the CFTC to the FBI to the SEC. He’s also had to spend a lot of time in the middle of a media feeding frenzy, offering mea culpas and referring to himself and members of his team as “stupid,” “sloppy” and “dead wrong.”

The Wal-Mart mess: Everybody does it (and we don’t mean bribery)

By Jack and Suzy Welch
May 1, 2012

“Ignore him, he’s a whack job.”

“She’s just bitter she didn’t get promoted.”

“He’s been shooting his mouth off for years – and it’s always nothing.”

Today vs. GMA: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

By Jack and Suzy Welch
April 27, 2012

Pick any hot topic over the past decade or two – tax policy, Social Security, nuclear power, American Idol, you name it – and if you put a dozen people in a room, you’d get a cacophony of opinions.

Romney vs. Obama: Leadership and the enemies list

By Jack and Suzy Welch
April 11, 2012

Remember that incompetent boss you used to have? He was a good guy and all, but he just couldn’t make decisions or prioritize. Perhaps worst of all, he tried to make everyone happy, resulting in almost everyone being angry or confused or both. And remember how long it took management to move him out – and how aggravating that was?

Goldman and the culture-killing lesson being ignored

By Jack and Suzy Welch
March 23, 2012

In the great, collective gasp that followed Greg Smith’s blistering public resignation from Goldman Sachs, one reaction struck us as particularly prophetic. It was a comment from James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley. Don’t exploit Goldman’s woes, he said a few days after Smith’s letter ran in the New York Times: “There but for the grace of God go us.”