Winning

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jack Welch , Suzy Welch
Narrator: Jack Welch
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development, Career Development, Motivation, Management & Leadership, Health & Wellness
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: May 2005
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

Who ever said being nice would get you to the top?
Certainly not Alexandra Miles. She isn't nice, but she's more than skilled at playing the part. She floats through the halls of Spencer High, effortlessly orchestrating the actions of everyone around her, making people bend to her whim without even noticing they're doing it. She is the queen of Spencer High-and it's time to make it official.
Alexandra has a goal, you see-Homecoming Queen. Her ambitions are far grander than her small town will allow, but Homecoming is just the first step to achieving total domination. So when peppy, popular Erin Hewett moves to town and seems to have a real shot at the crown, Alexandra has to take action.
With the help of her trusted friend Sam, she devises her most devious plot yet. She'll introduce an unexpected third competitor into the mix, one whose meteoric rise-and devastating fall-will destroy Erin's chances once and for all. Alexandra can run a scheme like this in her sleep. What could possibly go wrong?
Lara Deloza's crackling depiction of a perpetually two-steps-ahead popular girl makes for a fun, wicked story with a protagonist that readers will love to hate.

Reviews (16)

Winning

Written by Joshua D on August 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

awesome!!

Written by GINA HERCHENHAHN on October 7th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great supplement and audio version to my class at JWMI.

Painful

Written by Anonymous from Huntington Station, NY on July 5th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The reader on the audio book is painful to listen to... I couldn't even get through the first disc. I guess i'll stick with the print version on this one.

Great info

Written by Anonymous on August 24th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Full of great info but difficult to get through author's raspy voice at times

Content good, but word of caution

Written by Patti on July 16th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I typically like it when the authors read their own material, but Jack's voice just isn't cut out for audio books. I kept wanting to clear my own throat. If you can get past that though, the content is good and he has some great insights.

Winning

Written by David Mc on June 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Jack Welch's voice sounds like Joe Pesci and was really hard to abide for the length of the unabridged version of this book. Content was great though. Recommended despite the South Boston language immersion experience.

Worth the Listen

Written by Dave Paulson on August 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The book is worth listening to but not as valuable as many others. I didn't have a single ah-ha moment but did find a significant amount of helpful perspective. The advise and content may have been more useful to me if I were the CEO of a large corporation.

Winners and losers are all in one circle...

Written by Sebouh Kouladjian on February 15th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

You get a real feel about business and its stucture. Jack is great!

Winning

Written by ML on July 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the better business books I've read. I thought I'd get a lot of "Jack's way because I said so," but he put careful thought into many of the "whys" that forced me to question some of the "whys" of things I do at work. Given that, just like every business book it won't all be for you. My recommendation is rent it, if you find a lot you like in it, buy it at a Half Priced Bookstore and go to it with your highlighter like I did.

Winning

Written by RZMarquee on April 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Jack Welch is at his best.....but is that good enough to make this book a "Winner?" ABSOLUTELY! Although the narration by Mr. Welch isn't exactly "pleasing to the ear." He's a bit raspy. If you can get by that, this entire audiobook is great and a "not to miss" book.

Author Details

Author Details

Welch, Jack

Jack Welch began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 became the company's eighth Chairman and CEO. During his tenure, GE's market capitalization increased by $400 billion, making it the world's most valuable corporation. In 1999, Fortune named him the "manager of the century," and the "Financial Times" recently named him one of the three most admired business leaders in the world today. Upon retiring from GE in 2001, Mr. Welch published his internationally best-selling autobiography "Jack: Straight from the Gut". He now teaches at MIT's Sloan School of Management

Welch, Suzy

Suzy Welch, former editor-in-chief of the "Harvard Business Review", is a work-life columnist for "O The Oprah Magazine". She is the coauthor, with her husband Jack Welch, of the "New York Times" bestseller "Winning" and of "The Welch Way," published in" BusinessWeek "magazine and internationally by the New York Times Syndicate. She lives in Boston.

Suzy Welch es una destacada periodista, autora y oradora. Es columnista en temas de trabajo y vida para la revista "O, The Oprah Magazine" y colaboradora de "O's Big Book of Happiness" (El gran libro de la felicidad de O) y ejerce como Ejecutiva

Deloza, Lara

Lara Deloza works for the International Literacy Association, a global advocacy and membership organization dedicated to advancing literacy for all. By night, she writes books for tweens and teens. In her spare time (what's that?) she likes to cook tasty things, watch too much television, and read until she can't keep her eyes open. She lives in Delaware.