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Lee Iacocca
October 15, 1924 -
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it.


We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.


You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.


Management is nothing more than motivating other people.


The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.


We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way. We pay it back.


In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.


In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.


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?


Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.


The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do - they always reach.


There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.


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.


People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.


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.


I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.


Trouble shared is trouble halved.


The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.


My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.


I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.


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