29 Incredible Lee Iacocca Quotes

29 Incredible Lee Iacocca Quotes

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Lee Iacocca, born as Lido Anthony Iacocca, is a businessman that is most known for engineering the Ford Mustang and Ford Pinto. He is now 89 years old and delving into the world of politics.

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

“Boys, there ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.”

“Every business and every product has risks. You can’t get around it.”

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

“I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It’s the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.”

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

“I’ve always felt that a manager has achieved a great deal when he’s able to motivate one other person. When it comes to making the place run, motivation is everything. You might be able to 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.”

“If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he’s in trouble. And Henry was 95 percent.”

“If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”

“If you can find a better car, buy 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.”

“In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two.”

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

“I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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 ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.”

“The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.”

“The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.”

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”

“The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.”

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

“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluable problems.”

“We at Chrysler borrow money the old fashion way. We pay it back.”

“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.”