Lee Iacocca

United States
Born on 15 Oct 1924


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I gotta tell ya, with our $2.4 billion in profits last year, they gave me a great big bonus. Really, it's almost obscene.
Through the fat years, the bankers were always right there by our side. But in bad times they backed off in a hurry.
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
If you're not scared, you're too stupid to work here.
That's the American way. If little kids don't aspire to make money like I did, what the hell good is this country?
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively you can't miss.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
Are we going to be a services power? The double cheeseburger or the mayo kings of the world.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."