Legendary auto executive Lee Iacocca has a question for
every American: Where have all the leaders gone?
The most widely recognized business executive of all time asks
the tough questions that America''s leaders must
What is each of us giving back to our country?
Do we truly love democracy?
Are we too fat and satisfied for our own good?
Why is America addicted to oil?
Do we really care about our children''s futures?
Who will save the middle class?
A self-made man who many Americans once wished would run for
president, Iacocca saved the Chrysler Corporation from financial
ruin, masterminded the creation of the minivan, and oversaw the
renovation of Ellis Island. Since then he has created the Iacocca
Institute for leadership at Lehigh University and the Iacocca
Foundation, which funds research for a cure for diabetes. Lee
Iacocca believes that leaders are made in times of crisis -- such
as today. He has known more leaders than almost anyone else --
among them nine U.S. presidents, many heads of state, and the CEOs
of the nation''s top corporations -- and is uniquely suited to
share his wisdom, knowledge, and wit about the leadership of
Author of the gigantic number one bestsellers Iacocca: An
Autobiography and Talking Straight, Lee Iacocca
famously doesn''t mince words and offers his no-nonsense,
straight-up assessments of the American politicians most likely to
run for president in 2008, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden, Bill Richardson, Mitt
Romney, and John Edwards.
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.