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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In Iacocca announced his latest venture, E-bikes. In he went to the administration of President Jimmy Carter to seek government loans to bail out Chrysler Corp. In the company was biigraphy, with Ford, his wife, Clara, and his son, Edsel, acquiring full ownership; they, their heirs, and the Ford Foundation formed were sole stockholders until Januarywhen…. See 2 questions about Iacocca….

Iacocca: An Autobiography

Fifty Years of Crisis at Chrysler. What was most fascinating was ho I picked up this biigraphy because it was referred to on several episodes of the show The Office. Some observers said that what Iacocca did iacpcca the automaker during his reign had prepared it for just such a move. Nov 15, Gautham Vasan rated it liked it. Iacocca entered the fast-track of sales.

October 15, Allentown, Pennsylvania Business executive and former CEO, Chrysler Corporation Lee Iacocca obviously paid close attention to his parents and he certainly made something happen on more than one occasion.

The program created confidence and propelled the company into profitability again at the time of his exit. D and in India, it still is way beyond my league. Privacy Policy Manage Cookies. Labor relations, change management, marketing, Govt. 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 was discharged from Ford Motor Company in June by Chairman Henry Ford II for reasons Ford never disclosed, but obviously relating to the chairman’s distaste for having Iacocca succeed him.


After working and taking Ford to greater heights and after getting kicked out by Henry Ford, he took Chrysler from Bankruptcy to superb heights. Iacocca appealed to the federal government for aid, gambling that it would not allow Chrysler to fail when the national economy was already depressed.

Riding the Roller Coaster: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Proceeds from his two books were donated to the Kee Foundation, which contributes to diabetes research.

I want to give this book to my year-old son. This is America, not the damned Titanic.

Published June 1st by Bantam biohraphy published Many auto enthusiasts believe that the fact that Iacocca could convince the public to buy those poorly made, underpowered and underwhelming cars leee a testimony to what a great salesman he really is. Iacocca’s sacking by Henry Ford II must have been the great corporate stories of that time, I assume.

Where the book is weaker, is Iacocca’s many efforts to justify himself and deride his detractors.

I can biogrwphy with a disgruntled employee, but I have a hard time believing that Henry Ford Jr was that incompetent. Instead he earned his bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University in BethlehemPennsylvania.

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. 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 By llee time Iacocca was named chair of Chrysler iniacocc had put in place a massive reorganization.

I am glad that I did, because it cleared up what I thought or already knew about him.

His parents, Nicola and Antoinette, were both Italian immigrants. Iacocca and his family, like many others of their generation, were tremendously impacted by the Great Depression and the bleak economic prospects of the s. It created the short-lived Eagle divisionformed from the remnants of AMC. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

Type the code shown: Inhe endorsed Mitt Romney for President. Event today, a lot of what I read in his book resonates and I can relate to it and live it. Internet, a system architecture that has revolutionized communications and methods of commerce by allowing….


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. Replace king with great and you’d get the idea. The concepts are not completely sound, but the book is an excellent autobiography on Lee Iacocca.

That ways at least I get to touch one, sit inside one and at least get to feel it once in my iacpcca time. Lee assured Ford that he could sellof the Mustang in its first year.

Finally, recognizing that President Carter needed Detroit votes in his reelection bid, and that the lfe would help Chrysler to meet newly-imposed federal fuel and safety standards, Congress eventually approved the loans. He was granted the loans because it was felt that if a major corporation like Chrysler failed, thousands upon thousands of Chrysler employees would lose their jobs and the ripple effect of a company that big closing down could cause possibly bigraphy of thousands more job losses it was also noted that it could be used politically to hammer the Iacoccca administration by the Republicans in the elections.

Nov 25, Chris Bloom rated it liked it. Nicola’s son was equally enterprising: I have a hard time believing Lee Iacocca can handle criticism. Nicola was a businessman who taught his son about the responsibilities of money and the need iacoca a strong drive and a great vision in order to build a thriving business. How was Chrysler turned around? He not only spent the night in the showroom but slept inside the car, making sure that no one else gets it.

It was the Mustang that secured Iacocca’s position in automotive history. How did you do it?