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Lee Iacocca

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Lee Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American industrialist.

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  • "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."[1]    
Simple: I have found that truth is the best thing I can use. Fully open, tell people what you are trying to do and what you are willing to give up to do it.
  • "I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way."[2]
Simple: I employ people smarter than me and I keep out of their way.
  • "I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team."[3]
Simple: I have found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
  • "If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he's in trouble. And Henry was 95 percent."[4]
Simple: If a man is over 25 percent as a jerk, he is in trouble. And Henry was 95 percent.


  1. Chang, Larry (2006). Wisdom for the Soul. Gnosophia Publishers, Page 425. ISBN 0977339106. 
  2. Danylko, Jonathan (January 15, 2007). "How to hire the right people to represent your company". Retrieved on March 13, 2009
  3. Iacocca, Lee A.; William Novak (1984). Iacocca: An Autobiography. Bantam Books, Page 95. ISBN 0553050672. 
  4. Simpson, James Beasley (1988). Simpson's Contemporary Quotations: The Most Notable Quotes Since 1950. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0395430852. 

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