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Lee Iacocca Quotes

(1924), American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

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

Category: Action

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.

Category: Action

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.

Category: Action

People say to me, ''You were a roaring success. How did you do it?'' I go back to what my parents taught me. Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make something happen.

Category: Action

People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it.

Category: Business

When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.

Category: Business

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

Category: Concentration

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

Category: Debt

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.

Category: Excellence

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.

Category: Facts

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Guidance

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.

Category: Honesty

I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.

Category: Leaders And Leadership

The one word that makes a good manager -- decisiveness.

Category: Management