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Re: Homebred CEO Summons IBM's Past, Present, Future
Posted by: Kevin Maney 2003-11-20 22:46:52
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More than a decade ago, IBM chief executive Sam Palmisano worked as an administrative assistant to then-CEO John Akers, who presided over IBM's near-collapse. Now, Palmisano -- 52 and a 30-year IBMer -- has been CEO for almost 20 months. Today marks a significant point in his tenure. He's about to circulate internally a set of cultural values, based on extensive employee input, that will govern IBM for years to come -- and he wants IBM to set the technology industry's agenda, the way it did when it ruled the high-tech world.

Re: Homebred CEO Summons IBM's Past, Present, Future
Posted by: Goodnews 2003-11-21 05:43:32 In reply to: Kevin Maney
In the complex adaptive world that thrives on interconnectedness, organisations can only survive if a shared value system governs the relationships with all stakeholders. Indeed, it is true that there should be NO plan B, as this is the only way to support the competitive nature of the business ecosystem. Sam has spoken in the true spirit of Ubuntu (humanity).
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