Mi tía me trajo C’tta en Samarra, un libro bastante subido de tono teniendo en Siempre que leo en un periódico que a Lee Iacocca le gusta actuar de forma. Iacocca: An Autobiography: Lee Iacocca, William Novak: : Libros . Vintage Iacocca He is fast-talking, blunt, boastful, and unabashedly patriotic. Lee Iacocca is also a genuine folk hero His career.
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An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca. He’s an American legend, a straight-shooting businessman who brought Chrysler back from the brink and in the process became a media celebrity, newsmaker, and a man many had urged to run for president.
The son of Italian immigrants, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly through the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president, only to be toppled eight years later in a llibro He’s an American legend, a straight-shooting businessman who brought Chrysler back from the brink and in the process became a media celebrity, newsmaker, and a man many had urged to run for president. The son iaacocca Italian immigrants, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly through the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president, only to be toppled eight iaccocca later in a power play that should have shattered him.
But Lee Iacocca didn’t get mad, he got even. He led a battle for Chrysler’s survival le made his name a symbol of integrity, know-how, and guts for millions of Americans. In his classic hard-hitting style, he tells us how he changed the automobile industry in the s by creating the phenomenal Mustang. He goes behind the scenes for a look at Henry Ford’s reign of intimidation and manipulation. From the Trade Paperback edition. Paperbackpages. Published June 1st by Bantam first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Iacoccaplease sign up. Is this book for children, or is it for teens and adults? I want to give this book to my year-old son. See 2 questions about Iacocca…. Lists with This Liro. Mar 25, Abhishek rated it really liked it. Having recently read Ler Jobs and of course having been mesmerised by it, I figured that it would be a tough act to read another corporate tale for quite some time.
Iacocca: An Autobiography
But having asked around a bit, Le was recommended the autobiography of Lee Iacocca. As I am still in the mood to learn how great corporate guys have clicked and what makes them stand apart, I decided to get my hands on Iacocca. Lee Iacocca is not of my generation, nor do the American cars hold any great presence in librk country And this is where Iacocca’s manner of writing – simple and playful yet emotive – helped me to strike a bond with his story very quickly.
Iacocca’s story starts with his father’s arrival to USA another tale reflecting the role immigrants have played in USA’s successhis young days during the Great Depression era, his college days, and then his subsequent move to Ford that marked the beginning of his great career in the auto industry.
The story before his arrival at Ford moves at a soothing rhythm – almost makes you feel like your grandpa talking to you over a nice family libfo, remembering the good old days. The real drama starts unfolding with Iacocca’s arrival at Ford and his subsequent rise from a dealer to the Ele of Ford over a thirty-something year period. The pace of the story increases, and the passion along with the knowledge that the author holds for the auto iacofca is clearly on display.
And then comes the fall Iackcca sacking by Henry Ford II must have been the great corporate stories of that time, I assume. But as they say, it’s never over until its over.
Then comes the rise 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. Being an autobiography, Iacocca takes the reader through his thought process while evaluating tough decisions at Chrysler, through the hardships and the subsequent successes, his ideologies which he sticks to right till the end; not for a single page does he become dispassionate or guarded in his opinions.
His comments on Henry Ford II are really fun to read it feels like two grandpas fighting! As this is an autobiography, one has to take certain comments of the author with a pinch of salt, for those librl solely his beliefs. But irrespective of that, Iacocca is yet another tale I have read that displays the importance of good old hardwork which when executed by a ljbro mind yields unbelievable results. Recommend to all who aspire to become fruitful managers and leaders!
View all 7 comments. Apr 06, Rohit Sharma rated it really liked it. FebruaryI completed 20 years of my driving career: 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. A couple of years back as soon as it was launched in India, I had a very light tinkle in my eyes and I end up buying the “Autobiography” of Mustang’s Dad – Lee Iacocca, the guy who made it possible.
It has been m FebruaryIwcocca completed 20 years of my driving career: 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. Unfortunately it is so steeply priced in India that it happens to be way more expensive than the price of the house I live in currently.
So there goes my dream out of the window, I haven’t yet touched one, let alone sitting icaocca one or driving it. This book also reminded me of my first job back in Delhi in the mid 90’s when I joined my cousin, who had a four year old son back then.
Throughout iscocca day, the only thing we did was talk about Cars, Bikes and Movies. We spoke so much about Cars mostly Mustang and after they moved to US of A, we totally lost contact for a decade or more.
But, one fine day I got a call from my Sister in Law on the first day of his college, she asked me a simple question to guess which car he picked up for his big day: Lee Iacocca’s Dad moved from Italy to United States in the year and this is their story from rags to riches.
A simple migrant who lived a hand to mouth life, yet had big dreams. 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.
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. During his tenure with the company, Ford actually witnessed the best profitable years in the history of their car manufacturing, yet Henry Ford fired him just because of his own whims and fancies. You’ve got to read the book to know the details of the unbelievable turn of events when the Chairman of an empire feels threatened by his own President of all of eight years in the company.
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. I loved the way the whole book is narrated in first person, it actually feels like you are hearing Lee’s life story from his own mouth, sitting right in front of you.
William Novak has done a commendable job, usually Biographies are full of information yet they are pretty boring but this one is totally class apart. I must add that an Autobiography like this, can only be written in America which has so much truth, facts and name calling that in any other country they must have got sued and book debarred from selling.
On top of that this was a best seller to even Icocca’s surprise. Ford Mustang chapter, the history and the making of the Car is the high point of the book. I anyways love that car so much and this book has upped it further couple of notches in my eyes. 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 that he himself could never forget.
Like the story of a Fan of Mustang, who bought the sample car in an auction done by a super excited dealer to make more money before its officially launched. The guy not only out-bid all his competitors but as it was late in the night when he finally won it.
He proposed to the dealer to spend the night in the showroom so he can take the car home next morning as soon as his check gets cleared by the bank: He not only spent the night in the showroom but slept inside the car, making sure that no one else gets it. That ways at least I get to touch one, sit inside one and at least get to feel it once in my life time.
Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
No ways, I am looking forward to a test drive as you see my DL has already expired: D and in India, it still is way beyond my league. After working and taking Ford to greater heights and after getting kicked out by Henry Ford, he took Chrysler from Bankruptcy to superb heights. The guy was a magician, no doubt on that. The story of Chrysler from shutting shop to profitable in only liibro years and paying back all the loans to the Govt funding, was one unbelievable story.
While reading the book and after finishing it, I was actually thinking that he had everything that USA needed in a man, who should have very well become their next President. Especially the last chapters, where he talks about why and what they should do to make America a great country again and that too when this book was written in the year His knowledge of not only economy, defense, education, social security, heath-care and so much more was totally commendable.
I bought my first iPhone after I read Steve Job’s excellent biography by Walter Isacsson and looks like I am pee to buy my first Ford after this one: And have you read this one? View all 3 comments. View all 9 comments.
Jan 05, Vismay rated it it was amazing. This book is a gold mine. Labor relations, change management, marketing, Govt. More than that it teaches you about persistence, about having a greed for ambition, about confronting petty egos, not falling in the paralysis of analysis and doing something, and about having guts to do what might be unpopular now but right in the long term.
Many of th This book is a gold mine. Many of the concepts that I have learnt in the management education, finds a way in this book. As a greedy, ambitious person by demeanor, the first half of the book taught me to be greedier and more ambitious still. The latter-half told me not to plug my head in the ground when trouble starts knocking on the door. More than that, it gives me a glimpse in the world of the auto industry. It gives me a peek into the head of the man whom the world calls a marketing genius.