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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. Who initially questions GE's quality of products and services?
2. What attitude best describes the investment banking firm employees?
3. If bureaucracy strangles, what does informality do?
4. As Jack expands GE into globalization, what happens to U.S. jobs and facilities?
5. When Jack reflects on things that worked for him as CEO, what tops his list?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss how GE enters the medical ultrasound field in 2000.
2. What are Jack's predictions about business with China?
3. Who is Jack's successor and where is he introduced?
4. Briefly discuss how GE redefines its airplane services in 1995.
5. 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?
6. Briefly explain how Jack decides to compete with the Japanese.
7. How do the services offered by GE Capital change from the 1970s to the 1990s?
8. Discuss the rankings of GE's television stations CNBC, MSNBC and NBC in 2001. Why is NBC's ranking important?
9. What is the cause of Kidder, Peabody's legal trouble when GE is purchasing it and what scandal arises after the purchase is complete?
10. How do technology and information systems change GE's service business fundamentals?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss success as a theme in Jack: Straight from the Gut.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss types of figurative language used by the author in the book.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the importance of objective writing to nonfiction. Is Jack: Straight from the Gut objectively written? Support your answer with examples from the book.
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