Lee Iacocca Quotes

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Lee Iacocca quotes: Here's what we should be doing. We've got to get off fossil fuels. Here's what we should be doing. We've got to get off fossil fuels.
Lee Iacocca quotes: People want economy and they will pay any price to get it. People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little. Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it. Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it.
Lee Iacocca quotes: What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed. What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Leadership means setting an example. When you find yourself in a position of leadership, people follow your every move. Leadership means setting an example. When you find yourself in a position of leadership, people follow your every move.
Lee Iacocca quotes: In the old days, if a neighbors apples fell into your yard, you worked it out over the back fence or picked them up and made pies. Today, you sue. In the old days, if a neighbors apples fell into your yard, you worked it out over the back fence or picked them up and made pies. Today, you sue.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better. The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
Lee Iacocca quotes: It's a good thing god doesn't let you look a year or two into the future, or you might be sorely tempted to shoot yourself. It's a good thing god doesn't let you look a year or two into the future, or you might be sorely tempted to shoot yourself.
Lee Iacocca quotes: You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance. You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Incompetency begets incompetency. The last thing a guy who isn't sure of himself wants is a guy backing him up who is sure of himself. Incompetency begets incompetency. The last thing a guy who isn't sure of himself wants is a guy backing him up who is sure of himself.
Lee Iacocca quotes: We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back. We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Are we going to be a services power? The double-cheeseburger-hold-the-mayo kings of the world? Are we going to be a services power? The double-cheeseburger-hold-the-mayo kings of the world?
Lee Iacocca quotes: I'd really love to meet the guy I'm supposed to be. I'd hire him in a second. I'd really love to meet the guy I'm supposed to be. I'd hire him in a second.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come. The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Business, after all, is nothing more than a bunch of human relationships. Business, after all, is nothing more than a bunch of human relationships.
Lee Iacocca quotes: You can't have a country or a city or a state that's worth a damn unluss you govern within yourself in your day-to-day life. You can't have a country or a city or a state that's worth a damn unluss you govern within yourself in your day-to-day life.
Lee Iacocca quotes: A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business. A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business.
Lee Iacocca quotes: There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
Lee Iacocca quotes: We load up on oat bran in the morning so we'll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there's no tomorrow. We load up on oat bran in the morning so we'll live forever. Then we spend the rest of the day living like there's no tomorrow.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Get all the education you can then go out and do something - do anything. Get all the education you can then go out and do something - do anything.
Lee Iacocca quotes: I don't need a $100 million mistake. Try to make a $5 million mistake if you have to make one. I don't need a $100 million mistake. Try to make a $5 million mistake if you have to make one.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then ... do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen. Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then ... do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
Lee Iacocca quotes: To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things. To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things.
Lee Iacocca quotes: If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The primary skill of a manager consists of knowing how to make assignments and picking the right people to carry out those assignments The primary skill of a manager consists of knowing how to make assignments and picking the right people to carry out those assignments
Lee Iacocca quotes: If you set a good example you need not worry about setting rules. If you set a good example you need not worry about setting rules.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The right decision is the wrong decision if it's made too late. The right decision is the wrong decision if it's made too late.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Every little kid wants to grow up to be a cowboy, and I did. Every little kid wants to grow up to be a cowboy, and I did.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out. Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out.
Lee Iacocca quotes: In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Why is our free-enterprise system so strong?- Not because it stands still, frozen in the past, but because it has always adapted to changing realities Why is our free-enterprise system so strong?- Not because it stands still, frozen in the past, but because it has always adapted to changing realities
Lee Iacocca quotes: You, my friend, alone are equal to a hundred of such friends. Happy Birthday to you. You, my friend, alone are equal to a hundred of such friends. Happy Birthday to you.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it. Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen. The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
Lee Iacocca quotes: I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership. I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Most people are looking for security, a nice, safe, prosperous future. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's called the American Dream. Most people are looking for security, a nice, safe, prosperous future. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's called the American Dream.
Lee Iacocca quotes: There's no great mystery to satisfying your customers. Build them a quality product and treat them with respect. It's that simple. There's no great mystery to satisfying your customers. Build them a quality product and treat them with respect. It's that simple.
Lee Iacocca quotes: A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues. A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues.
Lee Iacocca quotes: It was emotional when Chrysler sold out to the Germans. It was emotional when Chrysler sold out to the Germans.
Lee Iacocca quotes: When future historians look back on our way of curing inflation ... they'll probably compare it to bloodletting in the Middle Ages. When future historians look back on our way of curing inflation ... they'll probably compare it to bloodletting in the Middle Ages.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo? Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?
Lee Iacocca quotes: I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way. I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.
Lee Iacocca quotes: A good deal is a state of mind. A good deal is a state of mind.
Lee Iacocca quotes: I was good friends with Frank Sinatra, I heard Steve Kaufman painting his portrait, so I asked Steve to paint my portrait. I was good friends with Frank Sinatra, I heard Steve Kaufman painting his portrait, so I asked Steve to paint my portrait.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Decisiveness is the one word that makes a good manager. Decisiveness is the one word that makes a good manager.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Don't just stand there; make something happen. Don't just stand there; make something happen.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Bad times are indelible. They stay with you forever. Bad times are indelible. They stay with you forever.
Lee Iacocca quotes: Thanks to properly selecting the clients you will not be unnecessarily wasting time. Thanks to properly selecting the clients you will not be unnecessarily wasting time.
Lee Iacocca quotes: The only mistake I ever made was not listening to my gut. The only mistake I ever made was not listening to my gut.
Lee Iacocca quotes: I guess I invented extended warranties, because that's all we had to sell at Chrysler in those days. I guess I invented extended warranties, because that's all we had to sell at Chrysler in those days.
Lee Iacocca quotes: If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
Lee Iacocca quotes: There's a billboard in a little farm town in the Midwest that says: IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT FARMERS, DON'T TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL. There's a billboard in a little farm town in the Midwest that says: IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT FARMERS, DON'T TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL.
Lee Iacocca quotes: If your product is great, you yourself do not have to be a great seller. If your product is great, you yourself do not have to be a great seller.