Number of pages: 288
BBB Library: Leadership
Confessing that he has flunked retirement, Iacocca calls on citizens of all ages to vote, get involved, and choose our leaders carefully. Along the way, he shares stories about the prominent people he's met and known, including the time he smoked cigars with Fidel Castro, what Bob Hope told him about how to live a long life, what Lady Sarah Ferguson said to him as they danced, why Bill Clinton woke him up in Italy, what Robert McNamara taught him about success, how Frank Sinatra sang for him personally, and whom Pope John Paul II asked him to pray for. We learn what he discussed with Warren Buffett, DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche, Ronald Reagan, Senator John Kerry, Congressman John Murtha, Prince Charles and Camilla, former Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar, rapper Snoop Dogg, financier Kirk Kerkorian, Ted Turner, Bob Dole, and many more. Knowing that the times are urgent, the iconic leader shares his lessons learned and issues a call to action to summon Americans back to their roots of hard work, common sense, integrity, generosity, and optimism. Where have all the leaders gone? Lee Iacocca has the answer.
"The author starts with a no-holds-barred assault on the Bush White House and Washington in general that goes on for about 100 pages. The criticism is sharp, but a lot of this ground is well-trod. Iacocca joins a growing chorus of business conservatives who are distancing themselves from the current Administration. If one is looking for criticism of the Right by the Right, recent books by such intellectuals as Kevin Phillips offer much more heft." - Bloomberg Busniess
"After reading Lee Iacocca’s new book Where have All the Leaders gone? and watching Obama win, I feel pretty fired up!! Up until now, we have experienced exceptionally bad leadership in this country. In “Where have all the Leaders Gone?”, Lee Iacocca the business mogul who has worked in the auto industry for 45 years and the man who brought the Chrysler Corporation back from the ashes in the 1980’s, has a lot to say about the mess we are in right now as a country and what to do about it." -Elephant Journal
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