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A compelling, bestselling memoir from the former CEO of IBM that will inspire you to reach higher—for yourself and others.

With candor and depth, Ginni Rometty shares experiences that defined her life and work, while redefining power as a way to drive meaningful change in positive ways—a concept she calls good power.

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About Good Power

Ginni Rometty led one of the world’s most iconic companies, and in her debut bestseller, Good Power, she recounts her groundbreaking path from a challenging childhood to becoming the CEO of IBM and one of the world’s most influential leaders.

Rometty’s memoir with purpose combines stories with actionable advice to highlight lessons for how we can all advance our careers, inspire our teams, improve our companies, and create healthier societies.

With heart, humility, and conviction, Good Power offers an inspiring, compelling guide to create meaningful change in our lives.

Praise For Good Power

  • "Ginni Rometty’s Good Power is part inspiring memoir, part practical guide for driving social change. In this compelling book, she shows readers not only how to chart a new course but also how to work with others and make the journey together."

    Melinda French Gates New York Times bestselling author of The Moment of Lift
  • "Rometty’s practical wisdom is refreshingly honest and inspiring. Her book will change your definition of power, your relationship to it, and the path you take to earn and deploy it."

    Mary Barra Chair and CEO of General Motors
  • "Ginni Rometty championed stakeholder capitalism, ethical tech, and inclusion years before they were movements. What will you champion? This book will inspire you to find out and act."

    will.i.am Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and artist
  • "Good Power is a wonderful read, revealing Rometty’s personal journey and outlining a movement to reinvent education and create more inclusive and equitable economies."

    Indra Nooyi Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
  • "Ginni Rometty is an inspiring leader who knows that you have what it takes to succeed and improve the world. Her story can be your playbook."

    Ray Dalio #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles and founder of Bridgewater Associates
  • "An insightful read that I recommend to anyone interested in how an individual can come to influence the world."

    Walter Isaacson Author of Steve Jobs and The Code Breaker
  • "In Good Power, one of the world’s most admired leaders reveals pivotal principles that propelled her success. It’s a refreshingly personal, resoundingly practical read on gaining power and using it to empower."

    Adam Grant #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
  • "Ginni Rometty made bold changes to reposition IBM for the future, reinventing 50 percent of the company’s portfolio. She knows how to build, transform, and lead a successful life and a successful organization. In Good Power she provides the principles for doing just that."

    Hank Paulson 74th US Treasury Secretary and
    Chairman of the Paulson Institute
  • "A fascinating book about overcoming disadvantage and claiming one’s own potential. What makes Rometty a truly exceptional leader is her commitment to using her power to make a positive and lasting difference in others’ lives."

    Ken Frazier Former Chairman and CEO of Merck, and Co-Chair of OneTen
  • "A humble, authentic book about how to discover and expand the leader within yourself. Ginni's unforgettable story plus her book's unique three-part structure are both a guide for emerging leaders, and a call to action for CEOs and government leaders."

    Marillyn Hewson Former Chairman, President, and CEO of Lockheed Martin
  • "Now more than ever, we need leaders in our communities and companies who are committed to using their power for good. Fortunately for all of us, Ginni Rometty has written an incredible new book that tells us how."

    Sheryl Sandberg Former COO of Meta, Bestselling Author, and Founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
  • "Ginni is a leader who deeply believes that companies have a role that goes beyond just the economic role to create societal value. Good Power is not only an inspiring book but a vision for all of us at work and in society. "

    Jean-Laurent Bonnafé Director and CEO of BNP Paribas
  • "Ginni talks about her time at IBM, and more, in her new book #GoodPower. It makes the affirmative case for doing even the hardest things in the right way; hard choices made, but implemented with empathy and love."

    Phil Gilbert Managing Partner at Ten X Labs VC and Former Head of Design at IBM
  • "Ginni Rometty is an incredible leader and dear friend with a remarkable story to tell. Her new book discusses the massive potential in each of us, and her five principles of Good Power will inspire us all to drive meaningful change."

    Mark Hoplamazian President & CEO at Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • "#GoodPower is honest and hopeful about how we can drive positive change in business and in society, even when the decisions are difficult and times are polarized."

    Paul Polman Former CEO of Unilever and Author of Net Positive

About Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty was the ninth Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. Under her leadership, the 100-year-old company reinvented 50 percent of its portfolio, built a $25 billion hybrid cloud business, and established leadership in AI and quantum computing. Rometty also drove record results in diversity and inclusion and supported the explosive growth of an innovative high school program to prepare the workforce of the future in over twenty-seven countries.

Through her work with the Business Roundtable, Rometty helped redefine the purpose of the corporation. She has been named Fortune’s #1 Most Powerful Woman three years in a row, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and has been honored with the designation of Officier in the French Légion d’Honneur.

Ginni grew up outside Chicago, the eldest of four children. She helped her mother raise her siblings, and became one of the first in her family to attend college. She graduated Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences, and joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981. In 2012, she became the first woman CEO in IBM’s one hundred year history. She retired from the company in 2020.

Today, Rometty serves on multiple boards and cochairs OneTen, a coalition committed to upskilling, hiring, and promoting one million Black Americans by 2030 into family-sustaining jobs and careers. She is married to Mark Rometty.


The New-Collar Workforce

A skills-first approach will yield the greatest benefit if organizations extend it beyond hiring and make it core to how they think about cultivating and retaining talent.

Published: 03/06/2023
Source: Harvard Business Review

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Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on career, new book and the state of technology

Rometty joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss her new book, "Good Power: Leading Positive Change In Our Lives, Work, and World," and speaks about the impact of the recent exodus of women from the tech industry.

Published: 03/06/2023
Source: CBS News

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Ginni Rometty Learned How to Use ‘Good Power’

The former IBM chief says some of the most important lessons in her career were about how not to lead.

Published: 03/03/2023
Source: Wall Street Journal

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Ginni Rometty on how to ensure more women work in tech

Ginni Rometty provides perspective on how to ensure more women work in tech. She notes firms should remove degree requirements from more roles.

Published: 03/08/2023
Source: The Economist

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IBM’s Ginni Rometty on Skill-Building and Success

For years, employers have used university degrees as a major requirement for hiring. But, for many jobs, success depends more on skills — and the ability to adapt and learn — than on piece-of-paper credentials. Ginni Rometty, former chairman and CEO of IBM, realized this early on — first by watching her mother and other female relatives support their families and later by seeing what it took to rise to the top in her own career.

Published: 03/07/2023
Source: Harvard Business Review

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50% of good jobs are over-credentialed, says Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

Mad Money host Jim Cramer is joined by former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to discuss her new book, ‘Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work and World.’

Published: 03/08/2023
Source: CNBC

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Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on ‘Good Power’

Ginni Rometty, IBM’s former chair and CEO, has written a new book about her life, her career and how “good power” can transform businesses and individuals.

Published: 03/08/2023
Source: Washington Post

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3 rules of persuasion for empathic leaders

In her book Good Power, former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty challenges the negative connotations often associated with the concept of power. She argues that power can be a force for good, and that “building belief” is at the heart of good power.

Published: 03/07/2023
Source: Big Think

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Embrace tension

Hard challenges demand that we embrace tension. Former CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty argues that, right now, business has a responsibility to deploy what her new book calls Good Power — from putting skills first in hiring, as a way to close systemic opportunity gaps, to thoughtfully erecting guardrails around new technology.

Published: 03/02/2023
Source: Master of Scale

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Ginni Rometty: Reflections on a Career by the First Female CEO of IBM

In this episode of Remarkable People, I'm talking to Ginni Rometty. She is the first woman to ever head IBM as its Chairman, President, and CEO.

Published: 03/07/2023
Source: Guy Kawasaki

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‘That’s not right’: Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on how she protected trans workers after 2016

One night back in 2016, I was four years into my CEO tenure when I received an email from a trans employee who told me she didn't feel comfortable taking a business trip to North Carolina because a new state law discriminated against the LGBTQ community. I called my head of legislative affairs, Chris Padilla...

Published: 03/07/2023
Source: Fortune

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Ginni Rometty: IBM CEO on Leadership, Power, and Adversity

Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joins Lex Fridman on his podcast to discuss Leadership, Power, and Adversity.

Published: 03/07/2023
Source: Lex Fridman

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The former IBM CEO on diversity and the discomfort of good ideas

Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty knows the value of active listening and the importance of a diverse set of minds for idea generation.

Published: 02/07/2022
Source: MIT Sloan School

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Forbes 50 Over 50: Entrepreneurs

Forbes names Former Chairman and CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty one of their 50 Over 50 Entrepreneurs.

Published: 10/06/2022
Source: Forbes

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Student debt: Is a degree worth the financial strain?

Ginni appeared with Ken Frazier of OneTen on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss student debt.

Published: 05/15/2022
Source: CBS Sunday Morning

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