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FRIDAY FUNNY: GE’s Jack Welch – Power Broker Or Comic Book Hero?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in FacilityBlog, Featured Post, Friday Funny, Professional Development, Topics

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Published on March 22, 2013 with No Comments

Credit: Bluewater Productions

Credit: Bluewater Productions

Graphic novels are big business, and so is Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric. This is the logic behind the new comic book biography, “Political Power: Jack Welch.” Welch’s story, his rise to power, and his legacy are covered the latest offering from Bluewater Productions.

The graphic novel illustrates how Jack Welch, one of the most powerful and influential men in business took a powerhouse company and found new—and sometimes controversial—ways to expand its profitability for more than two decades. As the top executive at General Electric, he set the standard for the modern CEO.

“Some of the most of the interesting stories don’t come from Hollywood but from the business world. People like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have created unique cultural touchstone that have more entertaining value than the latest single from a pop single. Their stories are America’s myths,” said Publisher Darren G. Davis of Bluewater Productions.

In addition to Welch, Zuckerber, and Gates, Bluewater has developed several comic books on business professionals. Other business pioneers include Howard Schultz, Mikhail Prokhorov, Steve Jobs, the Google team of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and Donald Trump.

Written by New York Times best selling author Marc Shapiro and drawn by David T. Cabrera, “Political Power: Jack Welch” can be ordered in print at Comic Flea Market or downloaded for Nook, Kindle, or iTunes devices.

Aspiring business moguls take note: when a graphic novel comes out about you, you’ve officially made the big time.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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