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Earthrise by Anders - Anders is an example of exceptional CEO performance

I/ The Era of Anders at General Dynamics, an Example of Exceptional CEO Performance When Anders joined the company he had already acquired a stellar pedigree. He was the photographer of “Earth rise” when he was orbiting the moon as an astronaut.   He held multiple corporate functions in different companies, such as General Electric, and was called in at General Dynamics. For the…

I’ve often believed that innovation is a critical component in any competitive strategy. But, in reading The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike, Brian Troxell and Phil Gigante, I was led to analyze in closer details the making of superior performance in a depressed market segment. The example of General Dynamics, a defense company that survived…