leadership

1990s

The Legacy of Jack Welch
Ties around the necks of middle managers across the U.S. feel a little bit tighter as General Electric CEO Jack Welch’s practice of sweeping out the bottom 10% of performers gains wider acceptance.

2000

Who Survives?
Survivor, a CBS show that flung 16 people on a remote island for various physical and mental games, quickly takes the No.1 slot in the ratings. It ignites the reality TV genre, which pervades popular culture.

‘Voted off the island’ and ‘immunity challenge’ enter the American lexicon.

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