Ginni Rometty, former Chairman, President and CEO of IBM

Published on06 JUN 2023
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In a conversation with Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, Ginni Rometty, Former Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, discusses her time leading IBM, the principals behind her book “Good Power”, the importance of skills-first hiring and IBM’s work with OneTen.  

On her best piece of advice: "Growth and comfort never coexist. And that's my biggest lesson. And it would make me start to look at risk as a positive, not a negative thing. And it would completely change my view of the world."

On the importance of experiential learning: "If you could learn to be a constant learner, that is the best skill you can ever have. I was always trying to figure out how something was done. My time was mostly spent when the rest of the team didn't want to do something, I would do it. Somebody needed help, I would do it… one of the things I'd take forward into when I was running IBM, that the best way for people to get skills is experiential. Do it."

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This episode was recorded on May 15, 2023

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