At a jam-packed news conference at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan today, GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kicked off a $60 million, four-year effort to accelerate the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries.
Right now, denizens of young corporate leaders and entrepreneurs who are fighting the good fight –getting investors and their corporate leaders on board with new and more sustainable ways to view business – are perking up at the recent words from former GE Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch. If you have been reading my blog, you have followed my discussions of sustainability as a part of corporate consciousness for the past months. Today, I was pointed towards the latest word from Mr.
When Jeff Immelt took over as CEO of GE, he followed a tough act. Jack Welch had been the legendary CEO of GE for some 20 years, setting high marks for earnings growth and establishing a reputation for grooming the best managers. Immelt took over days before the 9-11 attacks, and faced a different world.
“What would have really pissed me off is if Jeff had said, ‘We’re just one hit away.’ He never said that…” That is Jeff Immelt talking about another Jeff — Zucker of NBC Universal. “[Zucker] took all the right steps.” Immelt, CEO of General Electric, does not suffer fools lightly. But in the entertainment industry, foolishness at least in terms of lavish expenses, outrageous behavior, and over-inflated egos, is common place. Zucker is an accomplished television executive who has risen through the ranks at NBC and now heads all of the entertainment.