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 had worked hard to get to America and to become naturalized, and he was terrified at the prospect of being sent back to Europe to fight in Italy or France. In addition, Iacocca, criticized Japanese trading practices, blaming them for the ills that American car manufacturers had suffered. Byhe had saved up enough money doing odd jobs, mostly as an apprentice shoemaker, that he could return to San Marco to bring over his widowed mother.

The story is quite interesting, it aicocca nice to look inside automobile industry, autobiogdaphy sometimes it looked like Lee was telling just how great he was and how miserable and silly was Ford and others. 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. Given that the book was published init’s funny how it resonates with the Trump campaign slogan.

Like so many immigrants, he was full of ambition and hope. Inwith others on his staff, he launched the Ford Autobiograpphy, which, thanks to brilliant styling and marketing, introduced a new wave of sports cars, set a first-year sales record for any model, gave its name to a generation, and landed autobiogarphy creator’s picture on the covers of Time autobiograph Newsweek.

Inthere were allegations that the Pinto’s structural design allowed its fuel-tank filler neck to break off and the fuel tank to be punctured in a rear-end collisionresulting in deadly fires. My father did take a trip to Lido Beach, but it was before the wedding, not after. 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.


The Key to Management. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. As they say, good things come in small packages! He is fast-talking, blunt, boastful, and unabashedly patriotic. 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.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? He not only spent the night in the showroom but slept inside the car, making sure that no one else gets it.

October 15, Allentown, Pennsylvania American businessman and auto industry executive. United States portal Biography portal Cars portal. As this is an autobiography, one has to take certain comments of the author with a pinch of salt, for those are solely his beliefs.

This article needs additional citations for verification. An Autobiography, the best-selling nonfiction hardcover book in history, had two million copies in print by July Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? A great leader for sure! InIacocca co-authored with William Novak an autobiography, titled Iacocca: The V has a lot going for it, but there is clearly room for improvement.

He fell off it so often that he finally got rid of it. 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. He has introduced topics such as health care costs, and the United States’ lag in developing alternative energy sources and hybrid vehicles.

I used to get up before dawn to get to the wholesale market and bring back the produce. My father might have been busy with a dozen other things, but he always had time for us.

Robert Kidder Thomas W. 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. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Nicola also ran one of the first car rental agencies in the country and passed on his love of the automobile to his son. Lee Iacocca’s style of writing is outstanding. Dec 31, Hesamul Haque rated it really liked it.


He was also the first person in town to buy a iacoocca old Harley Iacocva, which he rode through the dirt streets of our small city.

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Iacocca: An Autobiography

Joining Ford as an engineering trainee inIacocca soon entered the fast pace of sales. Similar to the later minivan, these compact automobiles were based on design proposals that Ford had rejected during Iacocca’s and Sperlich’s tenure.

What was most fascinating was ho I picked up this book because it was referred to on several episodes of the show The Office. From the Trade Paperback edition. A simple migrant who lived a hand to mouth life, yet had big dreams.

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This book is a gold mine. I couldn’t help but think that a book like this couldn’t be written today due to all the confidentiality clauses that today’s companies push on their workers. Though the book is set up in a pf that I cannot relate to and is about a context that I do not enjoy much either, yet it is an amazing read. Maybe today I”d be worth half a billion dollars, with a sign out front proclaiming: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Two later marriages, to advertising executive Peggy Iacovca and restaurateur Darrien Earleended in divorce. Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Category. It gives me a peek into the head of the man whom the world calls a marketing genius. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was born three years later, on October 15, His success, coupled with appearances in television commercials and leee best-selling book, made him one of the nation’s most known and admired businessmen.