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Irreconcilable Differences: Ross Perot Versus General Motors

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This is an account of the clash between two corporate tycoons. Ross Perot founded the multibillion-dollar computer company. He was approached by General Motors in 1984 as a takeover target. He accepted the offer and was then ousted from the company in a ruthless battle.
Published April 1st 1989 by Little Brown and Company (first published March 1st 1989)
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Gary Turner
Nov 20, 2016 Gary Turner rated it really liked it
Nice read. Boys will be boys. Amazing how people in power can waste and waste and still be classified as genius money makers when in fact all they have on their side is all the freaking laws and a large country to steal from. I suppose this multinational corporation welfare will go on and on until America is ran into the ground. Otherwise a very good story. Of course we know how this plays out. This story was from the 1980's and twenty years later these 'geniuses' again needed a whole lot more ...more
Larry Bissinger
May 23, 2013 Larry Bissinger rated it really liked it
A good recap of GM's acquisition of EDS in 1984 and the post-acquisition turmoil between GM and EDS' senior leadership. I worked for EDS at the time of the acquisition and was actively engaged with our GM account from 1984-1994. I read this book initially when it was published in 1989 and just finished re-reading it. This book fills in a lot of blanks that explain the reasons behind the tense relationship between GM and its information technology services subidiary in the early years after the ...more
Aug 11, 2016 Rusty rated it really liked it
A fascinating tale about an independent thinker. While I don't always agree with Perot's ideas and approach to business, I found this read enlightening and enjoyable. Perhaps others will find the same to be true.
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