What becomes of the house that Jack built?

This month next year, the icon of late 20th century business leadership retires after 20 years-roughly two normal CEO tenures-as General Electric’s CEO. The question everybody is asking is, “Who will succeed Jack Welch?” Arguably, the more interesting question is, “What kind of company should GE become after he leaves?” CE asked four GE watchers to anticipate what the future could hold for GE in a post-Welchian world.

March 1 2000 by Michael Allen William E. Rothschildadrian J. Slywo