He used to say the only thing he was sure of when he got here was that the world was round. Aug 25, Yevhen Nesin rated it liked it. When I was growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, our family was so close it sometimes felt as if we were one person with four parts. There my father went to work in a coal mine, but he hated it so much that he quit after one day. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Politically, I'd think he leans slightly left, but mostly moderate.
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Iacocca : an autobiography
Lee Iacocca's Dad moved from Italy to United States in xn year and this is their story from rags to riches. By the time they reached Ellis Island, she had lost all her hair. Before he finally makes it big by landing a job in Ford Motor company and works under Henry Ford II for as good as 32 years.
Aug 25, Yevhen Nesin rated it liked it.
Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
Two weeks later, he became the president of Chrysler, knowing that he would become CEO within a year. My father loved cars. Three years later he was named sales manager in Washington D.
At one point, he bought a couple of fig trees iaccocca actually found a way to grow them in the harsh climate of Allentown.
Interesting but self-serving, of course. Please enter the message. His career is breathtaking.
After school, he went to work for Ford. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For More Information Abodaher, David. It''s a wonderful story, except for one problem: Qutobiography Day the Shah Left Town.
He is a guy who blows his own trumpet but fails to create a lasting company in Chrysler.
By the mids Iacocca had achieved folk-hero status. It has been my favorite for last three decades, loved Mustang in so many western movies that I must have seen in last as many years.
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. Iacocca is easy, quick and fascinating reading.
The very explicit hire-and-fire methodology justified is at the least very disappointing. The final portion of the book, titled "Straight Talk", consists of rhetoric arguing for legislation compelling Americans to wear seatbeltsthe high cost of labor, the Japanese challenge, and making America great again.
Donated by an ex-boss who believed I may learn a thing or two from his idol. Recommend to all who aspire to become fruitful managers and leaders!
Many of the concepts that I have learnt in the management education, finds a way in this book. He describes the negotiations with government, labor, suppliers and more than four hundred lending institutions and how they worked together to make Chrysler profitable by Sep 29, Jeff Mayo rated it liked it.
That''s thinly-sliced steak with melted cheese on an Italian roll. It tells about his time at the Ford place and I was looking forward to hearing about his time at Chrysler.
Iacocca: An Autobiography Summary & Study Guide
Even after driving a plethora of cars in last 20 odd years, I still haven't laid my hands on my dream car which happens to be a Ford Mustang without any doubts. Nice change of style. To his credit, the book gets much more interesting once he describes his stint at Chrysler.