Lee Iacocca quotes
Birthdate: 15. October 1924
Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca is an American automobile executive best known for spearheading the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s. He served as President and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992.
Iacocca was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s. He has authored or co-authored several books, including Iacocca: An Autobiography , and Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Portfolio named Iacocca the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time.
Quotes Lee Iacocca
„We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic.“
— Lee Iacocca
Where Have All the Leaders Gone? (2007), Scribner,
„It pains me to see my old company, which has meant so much to America, on the ropes. But Chrysler has been in trouble before, and we got through it, and I believe they can do it again. [... ] Let's face it, if your car breaks down, you're not going to take it to the White House to get fixed. But, if your company breaks down, you've got to go to the experts on the ground, not the bureaucrats.“
„We were on a joyride, on free energy almost. [... ] It seems to me we need something like the Manhattan Project. We need some urgency saying, "Here's what we should be doing. We've got to get off fossil fuels."“
— Lee Iacocca
"The Long View: Iacocca Says Detroit Is Living in the Past" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9839029, Morning Edition, NPR, 26 April 2007
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