Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

BOOK HACK

Lights Out Summary

Thomas Gryta

Lights Out

by Thomas Gryta

Lights Out

Thomas Gryta

Clock Icon5 min
Insight Icon3 key insights
Audio IconVisual, audio & text

Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric takes a behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular decline of one of America's darlings of the industry.

Get the app now

Lights Out

by Thomas Gryta

Lights Out

Thomas Gryta

Overview

Although General Electric no longer makes lightbulbs, the iconic item that made the company a success more than a century ago, chances are high your life is still impacted by some of their products. Today, the multinational founded in 1892 designs an eclectic range of items – from jet engines and power station turbines to medical equipment.

This model of varied and disparate businesses under one brand helped make it a profit juggernaut in the 20th century but also ultimately brought the company to the brink of collapse through a combination of short-sighted executive leadership and outright hubris.

In Lights Out, Wall Street Journal reporters Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann detail the executive missteps and errors of judgment that nearly destroyed one of the most successful and innovative manufacturing businesses the world has ever known.

Download the Uptime app to

Audio iconRead or listen, with different modes
Adjust speed iconAdjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark iconBookmark to save titles for later
Share iconShare your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from Lights Out

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"At General Electric, the corporate logo is officially known as the Monogram. The old-timers have a more affectionate name for it. They call it 'the meatball.'"

Thomas Gryta and Ted Mann

You may also like

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat
David M Greene
Greg McKeown: The Art of Effortless Results
The Tim Ferriss Show, Tim Ferris, Greg McKeown
Conscious Leadership
John Mackey, Steve Mcintosh, Carter Phipps
Big Little Breakthroughs
Josh Linkner
I Have Something to Tell You
Chasten Buttigieg
Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell, and the Palace
Nigel Cawthorne
Guide to Investment Strategy
The Economist, Peter Stanyer, Stephen Satchell
Mental Health at Work
James Routledge
Backable
Suneel Gupta, Carlye Adler
A Short History of Financial Euphoria
John Kenneth Galbraith
How Corrupt Is Britain?
David Whyte
Fantastic Festivals of the World: Lunar New Year
Jeff Gentes, Sigal Bujman
Brian Armstrong: How I Built Coinbase
How I Built This, Guy Raz, Brian Armstrong
The Impossible Office?
Anthony Seldon
Being the Queen
Tom Jennings
Dark Shadows
Joanna Lillis
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
Valerie Young
The Queen's Marriage
Lady Colin Campbell
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
Fixed
Amy E Herman
Unreconciled
Jesse Wente
Afropean
Johny Pitts
Do Not Disturb
Michela Wrong
Angry Inuk
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
You're Wrong About: Reconstruction
You're Wrong About, Jamelle Bouie, Sarah Marshall

View the full hack with *uptime

App store iconGoogle play store icon

Lights Out

Thomas Gryta

If you buy this book we may receive a small commission for this purchase.

Buy this book on Amazon
© 2022 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon