businessweeklogo¬†On Mar. 12, the Financial Times ran a front-page story with the headline “Welch Denounces Corporate Obsessions.” The article, which generated widespread reaction in the media and on blogs, asserted that in an interview with the FT, Jack Welch, the former head of General Electric (GE), had described the business emphasis on shareholder value as “misplaced.”

“On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world,” Welch was quoted as saying. Below, in a question-and-answer session conducted by his wife, Suzy Welch, Jack Welch elaborates.

Read this interesting interview here.

Jack Welch Elaborates: Shareholder Value
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