GE’s Legacy & Lessons for Investors


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You wouldn't know it from its recent struggles, but for most of the 20th century General Electric was one of the most important companies (and stocks) in America. William D. Cohan is a founding partner of digital news business Puck and the author of “Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon.” Cohan joined Ricky Mulvey to discuss: - The mythology behind General Electric’s birth - How corporations struggle mightily with CEO succession - Jack Welch and the religion of earnings consistency - Why he believes a combination between Warner Brothers Discovery and NBCUniversal is “inevitable” Companies discussed: GE, DIS, WBD, CMCSA Host: Ricky Mulvey Guest: William D. Cohan Engineer: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks, Annie Franks

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