Born: October 15, Allentown, Pennsylvania American businessman and auto industry executive. After a thirty-two year career with Ford Motor Company. Iacocca: An Autobiography [Lee Iacocca, William Novak] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. “Vintage Iacocca He is fast-talking, blunt. Lee Iacocca is a businessman famous for reviving the Chrysler Corporation from near bankruptcy. This biography of Lee Iacocca provides.

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This experience focused his outlook on life and fueled in him a desire to succeed.

Iacocca: An Autobiography

Louis Chevrolet Swiss, American. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. After graduating from Lehigh, he won the Wallace Memorial Fellowship and went to Princeton Universitywhere he took his electives in politics and plastics. Undoubtedly, the best autobiography I have ever read till now.

Lee Iacocca Biography

This superiority was one of the significant attractions for German automaker Daimler-Benz when it agreed in early to merge with Chrysler. Be it is his political orientation, his opinion about Henry Ford II or his disagreemen I had heard about the book but only recently had the chance to read it.

Chrysler introduced the minivan, chiefly Sperlich’s “baby”, in late 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. The father of Mustang and one of the greatest CEO of all times is a man who believes in working hard and being iaclcca forward. His salary also became an issue.


Though having been a biogrsphy president at both companies, he was famously fired from Ford. His father’s increasing prosperity paid for college at Lehigh University, and he graduated with an engineering degree in Iacocca was a passionate advocate of U. The late s and early nineties were not as kind to Iacocca.

It tells about Lee Iacocca’s life in great detail. 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.

Lee Iacocca Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

Standing Up for America: In Iacocca announced his latest venture, E-bikes. Iacocca isn’t braggadocios about his miraculous rise in Ford, having invented the Mustang, and his crash in an ugly power struggle in the late 70’s. 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.

Iacocca led the fundraising campaign to enable Lehigh University to adapt and use vacant buildings formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel. Joining Ford as an engineering trainee inIacocca soon entered the fast pace of sales.


Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca

To obtain this critical support, Iacocca used the legendary salesmanship and public relations skills he had honed while president of the Ford Motor Company. During the early s, Iacocca helped to engineer a turnaround for the company.

Only time will tell if Iacocca’s latest work will be as popular as his previous successes. Zetsche was born on May 5,in IstanbulTurkeywhere his father was working as an engineer for a construction firm.

Feb 06, Jennifer Tanzi rated it it was amazing. Iacocca continued to work as Kerkorian’s consultant. Type the code shown: Don’t just stand there. Even as a teenager, Iacocca decided that he was going to be an automobile company executive and focused his studies in that direction. Two later marriages, to advertising executive Peggy Johnson and restaurateur Darrien Earleended in divorce.

Published June 1st by Bantam first published D and in India, it still is way beyond my league.