In this book the reader not only gets to know about the life of Lee iacocca but also the valuable lessons which his dad taught him and how he saved the company he joined after serving as the president at ford for almost 8 years are the take aways from the book. Fired at the age of 54 by Henry Ford,after serving the presidency for 8 years,Iacocca doesn't sit back and play golf. In this book, Iacocca reveals the situations he faced and the management magic he performed to make both companies into good performers. 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. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have one book; this would be the book! Striving for greatness to make others envious is one of the the most idiotic reasons to do so. Equality of sacrifice -- Ch. Lido Anthony Iacocca was born to Italian immigrant parents.
Almost lasts a week with minimal usage; 2 days with heavier use. Motorola is definitely part of the overseas outsourcing epidemic. I picked this book accidentally and it is still one of the best biographies I have read in my life. Basically, to quickly change to phone from a loud ring to silent--say in a theater--you have to make a loud noise. 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 1983. The book is also an interesting read for someone interested in the car business as it teaches a lot how to run a car company and most importantly how to launch a car. The Chrysler story -- Ch.
I can empathize with a disgruntled employee, but I have a hard time believing that Henry Ford Jr was that incompetent. Because he couldn't join the army for due to as a child, he attended , where he completed his studies in 8 straight semesters. They were about to file for bankruptcy before he came in. Iacocca: An Autobiography is the fascinating story of Lee Iacocca, a business legend. 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. Даже несмотря на все объективные достижения, неустанное на протяжении всего текста самолюбование автора утомляет и раздражает. The real drama starts unfolding with Iacocca's arrival at Ford and his subsequent rise from a dealer to the President of Ford over a thirty-something year period.
A bit hard to see in the brightest sunlight, but other than that, no problems. Якокка рассказывает разные истории и делиться выводами, которые можно взять на вооружение. Но мудрый-то человек должен же понимать, что без поддержки окружающих он - ничто. A couple of months after arriving, Iacocca realized they were running out of cash, that it had no system of financial controls. He writes in a style that anybody can read. If you're in management or a leadership role, this book makes for good reading, and you may find yourself referring back to periodically--I have. In this book, Iacocca reveals the situations he faced and the management magic he performed to make both companies into good performers.
Worth a look if you are into autobiographies. В целом, книга читается очень легко и любопытно. Let me get off my high horse and give a grounded opinion - it's a decent book with some interesting portions. Though the book is set up in a time that I cannot relate to and is about a context that I do not enjoy much either, yet it is an amazing read. Mid-July 1976, however, Iacocca was out. I've read many books on business management, but nothing has taught me more about hard work, discipline, and even faith, than Lee's autobiography. I've read many books on business management, but nothing has taught me more about hard work, discipline, and even faith, than Lee's autobiography.
The attitude had been that a guy with talent could do anything, and after a few years of being shuffled around, everybody was doing something he wasn't trained for. 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. I have read this book over and over again, throughout the years. I did and bitching was one of the lessons. I honestly do not understand the American obsession with blowing their own trumpet. Yes, that's correct, my number was ported in only 2 hours! They didn't have dealer orders for them - manufacturing had been telling sales how many to sell, and many of the excess were kept on huge lots in the Detroit area. The first part of the book tells about the early life of the author and about his family.
Chrysler goes to Congress -- Ch. He joins Chrysler,revives it and brings it back from the brink of bankruptcy. From the deal I'm seeing on here, i wish i could have just canceled and got a new account, but thats too much effort. April 2016 Iacocca: An Autobiography is 's best selling , co-authored with and originally published in 1984. Office politics and other ossues ehich will always come in the way, but still you have to live on , work harder.
It has an alarm clock feature with 5 alarm settings; I'm sure this will prove its value when I go traveling. He comes from a working-class immigrant family, and, while far from a radical, trends a bit more to the Left than others of his profession. He is an excellent communicator. Alot has changed since then, especially in the auto industry. The high cost of labor -- Ch.
But his ideologies seem to be self-serving though. Darren Teale My primary interest in reading this book was to get a sense of how fast Iacocca moved to turn around Chrysler after he took over. And do a good job. Iacocca expresses his views on how America can become stronger in world markets and what steps it must take. Most of them are pretty standard to cell phones these days, but a few things are worth commenting on: -Great speakerphone.
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 power play that should have shattered him. The latter-half told me not to plug my head in the ground when trouble starts knocking on the door. Ли Якокка О чем книга? Dealers had learned that if they waited until the last week of the month, somebody from the company would call and try to package 10 cars for a special price. It's part historical look at what it was like to come up under ruthless Henry Ford, part management strategy on how to run a major corporation, and part the story of the modern labor union, the high cost of business, and the legislation behind seatbelts, gas mileage, and foreign competitors. We're not finished with you. 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 sharp mind yields unbelievable results. As with most autobiographies, it suffers from the bias of its author.