This work is dedicated to the men and women of General Electric through the years who committed their professional lives to improving the health of people around the world.
It is dedicated to those whose passion, enthusiasm, intellect, and integrity made working in the business a privilege.
It is dedicated to those inspirational leaders who brought out the best in us and enabled us to become world leaders.
It is dedicated to the CEOs who brought their abundant skills and special leadership styles that served the unique needs of their eras.
Finally, it is dedicated to the memory of a valued colleague, mentor, and friend,
Robert L. Stocking (1934–2004).