Lee Iacocca

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American businessman most commonly known for his revival of the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980s

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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
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.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it.
So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.
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.

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