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I really enjoyed Iacocca autobiography... this book is simply him ranting into a tape recorder and then having someone type the results. He is constantly name dropping and his love fest with Castro is particularly disgusting to read. One thing that is interesting is that most of the politicians that he believes are "honest and true" are presently under ethics probes and indictments. I think someone talked him into "writing" a book before he kicks the bucket. It isn't hard to read and some of the...
I'm listening to the audiobook of Lee Iacocca's Where Have All the Leaders Gone? It is a call to action for anyone who believes that this country is off course. I happen to believe in most of what Lee says in this book. Unfortunately, most of the kids (teens and young adults) in this country are too sidetracked by all the gadgets the world has to offer to pay attention to the issues. Forget about us baby-boomers. We're too tired. I hope that we can get mad enough to take action and make the Wash...
Where Have All The Leader's Gone is Lee Iacocca's perspective on the dearth of leaders, the reason why, and what needs to be done. It is also a rant against then-President George W. Bush, a call for America to re-think (and act) on the then upcoming 2008 election, insights of a CEO mastermind and darling, as well as a self-help guide to retirement from one who maximized his years "on the sidelines."Iaccoca was an octogenarian when he penned these words. I think that is a reason to hear him out r...
This is the equivalent of sitting down with your grandfather and listening to him dispense pearls of wisdom about the state of the United States. The first two-thirds are really insightful, full of "common sense" that nobody seems willing to talk about or admit to anymore. The final third weakens a bit and becomes more of a rant. Still, some worthwhile things to consider especially as we head into this election season.The most valuable thing I got from the book was his request that everyone, reg...
I’ll start off by saying that Iacocca occasionally uses strong language, but not the “F” word. He does not do this excessively, but if this will offend you, read no further.Iacocca, who comes from a blue collar background, went to college (Lehigh, not some Ivy League school) and prospered as he worked hard and picked up mentors along the way. He supported George W. Bush in the 2000 campaign but became disillusioned during his first term and worked for Kerry in 2004. With that background, you wil...
"A man of character does not ask a single soldier to die for a failed policy." "The job of a leader is to accomplish goals that advance the common good. Anyone can take up space. Here's the test of a leader: when he leaves office, we should be better off than when he started. It's that simple." "The best recruiting tool for the jihadists is the war in Iraq." "But change itself is not a leadership quality, and the ability to promise change does not necessarily qualify a person to be president."
Not much to say...well written and, oh yeah, thanks for NAFTA, Mr. Iacocca.
Not bad, really just hits home that our country is in need of strong leadership.
Lee Iacocca wrote this book to take out his frustration on President George W. Bush in my opinion. What is so ironic is most of his points really could apply to President Barak Obama. As you read through the quotes below see what you think:Hey, America, wake up. These guys [the government officials] work for us. ~Lee IacoccaI’ve figured out nine points and called them “Nine C’s of Leadership.”A leader has to show CURIOSITY. – If a leader never steps outside his comfort zone to hear different ide...
Lee Iacocca, in answering the question "Where Have All the Leaders Gone," fails to answer the question: "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" In a book titled, "Where Have All the Leaders Gone," this is concerning. He does write, however, in a narratively verbose manner, which is especially important when the conversation changes faster than an awkward breakup. One moment Iacocca is talking about It reminds me of Dale Carnegie's motivational book, "How to Win Friends & Influence People," in that bo...
3.5⭐️ I like the “9” C’s he talks about in a leader. Each situation calls for a combination of qualities to the front to become an effective leader. 1. Curiosity2. Creativity 3. Communication 4. Character 5. Courage 6. Conviction7. Charisma 8. Competence 9. Common Sense This book was written back before the 2008 election so you can tell his disappointment/frustration with the Bush administration.
If there is one book about business to read it is this one because Lee started at Ford motor company and then turned around Chrysler. In the book he gives the 9 c's of a good leader. In this President election I think it would be advised everyone take a look at the 9 and compare it with who we have in the white house now and you will see we need someone else. The book was written when George W. Bush was in the white house.
Iacocca reflects on the state of the world and the US's positioning at the time of writing (leading up to the 2008 election) with a lens of reflective criticism and objectivity. Drawing from his personal business experience and life encounters, Iacocca draws the reader in with an articulation of principles which is demonstrated in practice through various examples and personas. As such, the book serves as an compelling benchmark of leadership and character.
A lot of repetition in this book from his first book written in the early 80s. Still sharp and witty but sounds a bit like a tied old grumpy guy complaining. Nevertheless he still has a lot of great points and leaves behind a huge legacy and he knows it. Its a good read.
I have highlighted a number of great thoughts by Lee in this book and shared them as I kept reading it. There are many points I agree with Lee and others that I don't. I am richer for reading this book that has been written plainly and evocatively. Thank you Lee for this worthy contribution.
Good book. How to measure a leader, interesting reflections, quite a bit about GW Bush. Interesting Thomas Jefferson quote “to preserve our independence, we must not let our leaders load us with perpetual debt” B-
This is the second loccoca book I have read. The material is dated in that he is commenting on the Bush presidency, however many of the yearning for leadership, oversight, and supporting clean energy are still the same in the current landscape.
Lee Iacocca wrote this book during the presidency of George W. Bush. It makes me wonder what he made of the Trump presidency (he died in 2019). He has some good points, but there are also points he doesn't understand like the importance of peer-review in scientific investigation.
A really fun book. I can't say I have ever really followed Mr. Iacocca, but I related to what he said and enjoyed his book.
He doesn't hold back, very critical of many, with some very valid points that will make you think.
The book was written in late 2006, released in April 2007. It's slightly dated but still a good read.
A once respected business man reduced to a sniveling fool with a drool cup. Very disappointed. Don't waste your time or money.
Pretty weak attempt of trying to influence an election. I'd pass on this one.
Hi way of writing is very candid and entertaining way. Just that he use too much example from politics, rather than simple story. Overall, is 4 star to me.
No leadersParents have to start correcting their children. We need more discipline and they need to be more considerate of the needs of children.
Wow, talk about timely! This is a must read—especially given the current political climate in the U.S.
I consider this a must-read for Americans.
OK, I'm really not into politics, but this was awful. Began to read after a friend's suggestion but had to put it away after only reading the third of it.
Some good advice. Some old-man complaining. Some good personal anecdotes. Would have benefitted from some research and citations. Interesting to read about the 2007 political climate.