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    In a gesture

    Does this "gesture" mean "hand movement" or "expression"?

    21)Jack Welch is considered to be one of the USAís top business leaders. In a gesture
    that was at once symbolic and real, Welch directed the ceremonial burning of the old­fashioned GE Blue Books. The Blue Books were a series of management training manuals that told how GE managers were to get tasks ②done in the organization. Despite the fact that these books for training ③had not been used for some 15 years, they still had great influence over the actions of GE managers. ④Cited the need for managers to write their own answers to day­to­day management challenges, Welch swept away the old order by removing the Blue Books from the organizationís culture. Now, GE managers are taught to find their own solutions rather than ⑤look them up in a dusty old book.

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    Re: In a gesture

    Do you think that burning books happens with the movement of one's hands? Jack Welch is not a wizard.

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    Re: In a gesture

    Have a look at definition 1.1 here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In a gesture

    There are clues in the words 'symbol' and 'ceremonial'. Where there's a cermony, you can expect to see a symbolic gesture.

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