Iacocca has ratings and reviews. Abhishek said: Having recently read Steve Jobs and of course having been mesmerised by it, I figured that it w. Iacocca: An Autobiography [Lee Iacocca, William Novak] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. “Vintage Iacocca He is fast-talking, blunt. Born in Pennsylvania in , Lee Iacocca joined the Ford Motor Company in He rose rapidly, becoming president of Ford in
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He continues to serve on the board of the foundation. Folk hero By the mids Iacocca had achieved folk-hero status. Because he could drive, he was assigned to train autpbiography drivers. You have to pull battery out and re-boot! As they say, good things come in small packages!
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Internet URLs are the best. My absolute favorite book of all time! Ov enlistment in the military during World War II —45 was denied because of his childhood battle with rheumatic fever, a terrible disease that can cause permanent damage to the heart.
Politically, Iacocca supported the Republican candidate George W. On top of that, how Henry Ford actually ran the company like a private business, even after having five hundred thousand employees at one point of time. But I hugged and kissed my dad at every opportunity–nothing could have felt more natural.
The main thing I did like about the book was the historical context and some car facts that I hadn’t known.
An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca. But as they say, it’s never over until its over.
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Jan 04, Arjun V rated it really liked it. Though having been a great president at both companies, he was famously fired from Ford.
He had been hired by Chrysler, where the two would make automotive history. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Iacocca was described as the “moving force” behind the Ford Pinto. The way he has written the Mustang story, his excitement is pretty visible in the writing especially the way he has narrated the little episodes or he himself could never forget.
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Like many native Italians, my parents were very open with their feelings and their love–not only at home, but also in public. This book is as relevant inas it was in A must read for any person working.
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But looking at Lee Iacocca’s autobiography, I feel like my memories are way more realistic. Write a product review. Bantam; 1st paperback edition June 1, Language: Autobiograpuy I wanted to autobiofraphy a bike, I had to borrow one from a friend.
Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
Any one with the slightest business inclination, should pick this up as your next read. I want to give this book to my year-old son. This is what can happen to business when you have a visionary at the helm.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: His knowledge of not only economy, defense, education, social security, heath-care and so much more was totally commendable. For Nicola and Antoinette, America was the land of freedom–the freedom to become anything you wanted to be, if you wanted it bad enough and were willing to work for it. Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Category. Iacocca at the age of 54 takes over the reins of Chrysler, and brings about one of the most incredible turnaround stories in corporate history at least few must be this popular.
How they make it big and fail again because of the first world war for the first time and then again because of the great depression. The modern automobile is a complex technical system employing subsystems with specific design functions.
In his year at Princeton, his recruiter was drafted into the war and by the time he was finished with school, no one at Ford had heard of him. Iacocca was married to Mary McCleary on September 29, It should be included! Nice autobiography or you can say more than that. My plan was to have ten fast-food outlets with one central buying location.
At Ford, each time I brought out a new car, he wanted to be the first to drive it.