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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In GE's Internet business, what is the new role of salespeople?

2. What does Jack want to take out of the process of selecting a successor?

3. Where are the two shops acquired by GE that reduce the company's cost of servicing engines?

4. What does Jack say that honesty and single agendas build?

5. To whom does GE sell its investment banking firm?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss GE's charge of PCB contamination and its result.

2. When does Jack begin the search for his successor, and how does he want to change the process of finding the company's next CEO?

3. Briefly, why is Honeywell a good business for GE to buy?

4. How do technology and information systems change GE's service business fundamentals?

5. Briefly explain why the Honeywell deal falls through and which organization is responsible.

6. How does e-business change the role of a GE salesperson?

7. What is GE's first attempt at globalization in India and what is the outcome?

8. Why does GE find itself under investigation for its industrial diamond business and what is the result?

9. How does GE get a head start on foreign investing in Japan and what Japanese investments made GE Capital a major player in the world of finance?

10. As Jack reflects on his GE career, what qualities does he consider to be successful in business?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of propaganda in nonfiction. Discuss any possible propaganda in this book.

Essay Topic 2

A main character in a work of fiction has both good and bad qualities, giving the character dimension. In nonfiction, the main character is known as the subject. Jack is the subject of his own book. What are Jack's bad qualities? Support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss discipline as a theme in Jack: Straight from the Gut.

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