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August 12, 2007

Lee Iacocca for now ..

Filed under: Book reviews — Celia @ 8:02 am

I have started reading the auto-biography of this great guy Lee Iacocca. People, who know him can skip to the next paragraph. This guy, the son of an italian migrant, rose to the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president only to be fired eight years later. He then, joined Chrysler and and became a symbol of integrity and guts to lot of people in the world.

Few words that I extracted from this guy:

1) You have got to accept a little sorrow in life. You’ll never know what happiness is unless you have something to compare it to.

2) If you really want to be a waitress, then you should work at being the best damn waitress in the world.

3) What on earth am I doing? Is this how I want to be spending the rest of my life?

4) If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on phone.

5. One day Henry (Ford) ordered me to fire a certain executive who was, in his judgement, “a fag”.

“Get rid of him”, Henry said. “He is a fag”.

“What are you talking about?” I asked

“Look at him. His pants are too tight.”

I still haven’t read it fully. But I think I will do a second reading too. 🙂

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5 Comments »

  1. look good.. nice quotes :)..

    Comment by sujit — August 13, 2007 @ 4:34 am | Reply

  2. i had read a long time ago.. while i was employed at an auditor’s office. He had this book in his collection, which i used to read during lunch hours and at lean hours.

    This person seems to be a great person, going by the book. It speaks about his steadfastedness, hard working mentality etc. A great book.

    many a books have come out with the kind of *** Henry Ford is.

    Comment by stephen — August 14, 2007 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  3. i had read a long time ago.. while i was employed at an auditor’s office. He had this book in his collection, which i used to read during lunch hours and at lean hours.

    This person seems to be a great person, going by the book. It speaks about his steadfastedness, hard working mentality etc. A great book.

    Many books have come out about the kind of persona Henry Ford is.

    Comment by stephen — August 14, 2007 @ 2:00 am | Reply

  4. Its a good book. The way he brings back Chrysler from near bankruptcy to the top (after GM and Ford, if I remember) is fascinating. If you haven’t read Richard Branson’s auto biography, try it. Its the best damn biography I’ve ever read.

    Comment by vijay — August 20, 2007 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

  5. Hi
    I remember reading this book in college …
    very motivational book.
    the way Lee Iacocca turned things around …
    is interesting.

    Comment by mallu — September 8, 2007 @ 6:44 pm | Reply


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