In this book, iacocca reveals the situations he faced and the management magic he performed to make both companies into good performers. Confessing that he has flunked retirement, iacocca calls on citizens. Now the nations most outspoken corporate giant and american success story retums with a provocative new book, as forthright and candid as ever. Lee iacocca has 21 books on goodreads with 17831 ratings. Our nation was born when 56 patriots got mad enough to sign the declaration of independence. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. An autobiography was published in 1986 as a reissue edition by rhus and is available in paperback. He spends his time traveling, speaking, teaching, and supporting the iacocca foundation, which funds research for a cure for diabetes. In his life, lido anthony iacocca is famous not only for his work but also for his quotations and sayings, some of which are. Lee owned a smallsandwich shop called the four chefs in 1952.
In 1979, a dollar at chrysler was worth, well, a dollar. The attribution was correct, and the timing was no coincidence, as the text was an excerpt from the opening of iacoccas justreleased book, where have all the leaders gone. Lido anthony lee iacocca born october 15, 1924 is an american businessman most commonly known for his revival of the chrysler corporation in the 1980s, 1 serving as president and ceo from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. Apr 17, 2007 the attribution was correct, and the timing was no coincidence, as the text was an excerpt from the opening of iacoccas justreleased book, where have all the leaders gone. Signed by author on half title page, to marty, with all best wishes, lee iacocca. An autobiography is the fascinating story of lee iacocca, a business legend.
A little righteous anger really brings out the best in the american personality. A collection of quotes from lee iacocca linkedin slideshare. The author of the book is lee iacocca who was the former president of ford motor corporation and the former chairman and ceo of chrysler corporation. They would enter the highstakes world of european car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. Nov 27, 2007 lee iacocca weighs in on the 9 cs of leadership. Lee iacocca was born lido anthony iacocca on october 15, 1924 to nicola and antonietta, both of whom were italian immigrants. The book also talks about the necessary law policies that needs to be implemented for car users. Lee iacocca, the quintessential brash ceo of the 1980s, revamped the american automotive industry. Apr 26, 20 business icon lee iacocca speaks after he receives honors at the ellis island family heritage awards at the ellis island immigration museum at the great hall on ellis island april, 2011, in new. Growing up, our family lived in the steel making belt of pennsylvania where my father opened and ran a hot dog restaurant that still stands today yoccos, which is how the pennsylvania dutch pronounced iacocca. In 1999 iacocca announced his latest venture, ebikes.
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Lee iacocca tells his own story, including his nowlegendary turnaround of the chrysler corporation from near bankruptcy to thriving solvency, and offers his personal assessment of american. He is fasttalking, blunt, boastful, and unabashedly patriotic. Kohk october 15, 1924 july 2, 2019 was an american automobile executive best known for the development of ford mustang and pinto cars, while at the ford motor company in the 1960s, and for reviving the chrysler corporation as its ceo during the 1980s. Mary died of complications related to diabetes in 1983, and in her memory, all the profits from iacoccas book sales go to help diabetes research. Author of the gigantic number one bestsellers iacocca.
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An autobiography made publishing history, breaking bestseller records throughout the world. He was president and ceo of chrysler from 1978 and chairman from 1979. Statue of libertyellis island foundation 4,740 views. He served as president and ceo of chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. Lee iacocca was born lido anthony iacocca on october 15, 1924. He spends his time traveling, giving speeches, and supporting the iacocca foundation, which funds research for a cure for diabetes. Lee iacocca was a chairman and ceo for the chrysler corporation with 11 videos in the cspan video library. Lee iacocca, americas great turnaround artist investors. Iacocca has been on the cover of time magazine no less than four times, and has had three new york times bestsellers. Not so much an autobiography but a memoir recounting about 15 years of his life.
Mary died of complications related to diabetes in 1983, and in her memory, all the profits from iacocca s book sales go to help diabetes research. Along the way, he shares stories about the prominent people hes met and known, including the time he smoked cigars with fidel castro, what bob hope told him about how to live a long life, what lady sarah ferguson said to him as they danced, why bill. Lee iacocca books list of books by author lee iacocca. Lee iacocca is alive and well and not looking forward.
Getting mad in a constructive way is good for the soul and the country. An autobiography and talking straight, lee iacocca famously didnt mince words and in this, his last book, offers his nononsense, straightup assessments of many of the most wellknown american politicians of the era. Lee iacocca is the influential former president of ford motor company and chrysler corporation and the author of several bestselling books on his life and leadership philosophies. Lee iacocca is a businessman who was born on 15th october 1924 ad. Lee iacocca and mary mccleary were married in 1956 and had two daughters, kathi and lia. When chrysler chairman john riccardo john riccardo brought in lee iacocca lee. The book and dust jacket are in very good condition with very slight shelf wear. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but wanted to share what i wrote several years ago in my book prior to the last presidential election as i went down the list of possible candidates. He was married to darrien earle, peggy johnson and mary kathryn mccleary. Lee iacocca was the president of ford motor company and chairman of the chrysler corporation.
Hes an american legend, a straightshooting businessman who brought chrysler back from the brink and in the. Lee iacocca biography life, family, childhood, name. His father, nicola, owned the orpheum weiner house in allentwon, pennsylvania, where lee grew up. The iacocca institute at lehigh university was founded. An american citizen, lee iacocca was born in united states.
In retirement, he devoted his time to the iacocca family foundation, which raises money for diabetes research. After high school, i went somewhere very different, but not very far away. Lido anthony lee iacocca is an american automobile executive best known for spearheading the development of ford mustang and pinto cars, while at the ford motor company in the 1960s born. Confessing that he has flunked retirement, iacocca calls on citizens of all ages to vote, get involved, and choose our leaders carefully. Lido anthony lee iacocca is an american businessman known for engineering the ford mustang and ford pinto cars, being let go from ford motor company, and his revival of the chrysler corporation in the 1980s. Lee iacocca accepting the 2011 ellis island family heritage award duration. He then went on to receive a masters degree in engineering from princeton university in 1946. Enjoyed reading the book as its very frank and to the point and theres not a dull page. He was an actor, known for reagan 2011, late night with david letterman 1982 and liberty weekend 1986. May 19, 2015 a collection of quotes from lee iacocca reference. His parents nicola and antoinette were italian immigrants.589 961 418 475 146 282 338 999 1009 145 1064 1447 1596 1625 1444 1459 787 219 410 203 70 137 1146 327 20 776 325 1380 1315 77 1007 939