Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American industrialist most commonly known for his revival of the Chrysler brand in the 1980s when he was the CEO. Among the most widely recognized businessmen in the world, he was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during the 1980s. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Iacocca: An Autobiography (with William Novak), and Where have all the Leaders Gone?Iacocca joined Ford in the early 1950s and after a brief stint on engineering, he quickly asked to be moved to sales and marketing where his career flourished. While working in a local district for sales, Iacocca gained national recognition in 1956 with his "56 for 56" campaign, offering $56 monthly payment loans for 1956 model year cars. His campaign went national and Iacocca was called to Dearborn where he quickly moved through the ranks to become President of the Ford Division on his 40th birthday, October 15, 1964.Iacocca was involved with the design of several successful Ford automobiles, most notably the Ford Mustang. Also, he was responsible for the Lincoln Continental Mark III, the Ford Fiesta and the revival of the Mercury brand in the late 1960's, including the introduction of the Mercury Cougar and Mercury Marquis. He was also the "moving force," as one court put it, behind the notorious Ford Pinto. He promoted other ideas which did not reach the marketplace as Ford products. These included cars ultimately introduced by Chrysler- the K car and the minivan. Eventually, he became the president of the Ford Motor Company, but he clashed with Henry Ford II and ultimately, in 1978, he was fired by Henry II, despite Ford posting a $2 billion profit for the year.
1868-1953TitlesSort by: Date or TitleFifteen Thousand Useful PhrasesA Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of those Persons who Read, Write, and Speak English, 1910Model Speeches for Practise, 1920Successful Methods of Public Speaking, 1920Talks on Talking, 1916The Training of a Public Speaker, 1920The World's Great Sermons, Volume 3Massillon to Mason, 1908The World's Great Sermons, Volume 8Talmage to Knox LittleLiving Memorial to the victims of the Oklahoma bombing. Kleiser was quoted at the dedication of this memorial.
Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (born November 6, 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker. His latest book (as of 2007) is God's Way Is Still the Best Way.ZigZiglar was born to John Silas and Lila Ziglar in Coffee County, Alabama as the tenth of twelve children. When he was four years old, his father accepted a management position at a Mississippi farm and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where ZigZiglar spent most of his childhood. In 1932, his father died of a stroke (and his younger sister died two days later), leaving his mother to raise the remaining eleven children alone.Ziglar served in the Navy during World War II. He was in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program, attending the University of South Carolina.He later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies, during which time his sales skills improved and his interest in motivational speaking grew. In 1968, Ziglar became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, and moved to Dallas, Texas, where he still lives today. In 1970, he went into the business of motivational speaking full-time.
John AmosBorn: Dec 27, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey Occupation: Actor Active: '70s-2000s Major Genres: Comedy, Drama Career Highlights: Roots, Die Hard 2, Coming to America First Major Screen Credit: The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was a physician by profession but achieved fame as a writer; he was one of the best regarded American poets of the 19th century.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) son of Sr. was an Americanjurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions, and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" majority opinion in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, as well as one of the most influential American common-law judges.
Movie from 1996 starring Kevin KostnerRoy 'Tin cup' McAvoy, a failed pro golfer who lives at the run-down driving range which he manages with his sidekick and caddy Romeo in the West Texas tin pot town of Salome, ends up signing over ownership to a madam of 'show girls' to pay off debts. His foxy novice golf pupil, female psychiatrist Dr. Molly Griswold, turns out to be the new girlfriend of McAvoy's sarcastic one-time college golf partner, slick PGA superstar David Simms, who drops by to play into Roy's fatal flaw: the inability to resist a dare, all too often causing him to loose against lesser players, in this case gambling away his car. Falling for Molly, Roy decides to become her patient; in order to earn her respect, he decides to try to qualify for the US Open, after starting off as Simm's caddy 'for the benefit of his experience'. His talent proves more then adequate, but over-confident negligence of risks, while pleasing the crowds, is murder on his scores, while Simms spits on the fans but never wastes a point... Written by KGF Vissers
John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910) is a retired Americanbasketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored. He is widely regarded as the greatest college coach in history and his 10 NCAA National Championships while at UCLA are unmatched.
Gary Zukav is the author of the bestseller, The Seat of The Soul, a new book to treasure and return to again and again for guidance and inspiration. After publication of his revolutionary work, The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav emerged as one of our most important leaders in the world of spiritual development. In his new book, Soul to Soul he provides penetrating insights that illuminate our lives. Combining true spirituality with profound psychological insight, Zukav also answers nearly one hundred of the most important questions about life that anyone could ask. In answering these questions, he helps us increase our awareness not only of who we are—but who we can become.
WHO WAS HENRY DRUMMOND?....Born in Scotland in 1851, he was a man of varied talents. Perhaps best remembered as a gifted evangelist who assisted Dwight L. Moody during his revival campaigns, he was also a lecturer in natural science. Although he never received a degree, he was an ordained minister and a professor of theology. He also wrote several books. "Natural Law in the Spiritual World", published in 1883, sold 70,000 copies in five years and made him famous. He published another popular book, "Tropical Africa", after making a geological survey of southern Africa. "The Ascent of Man" was also a significant book during his lifetime.However, "The Greatest Thing in the World" - a meditation he wrote in 1874 that illuminates the importance of 1 Corinthians 13 - is the one that assured he would be remembered by later generations. Widely read and quoted during his lifetime, it went on to sell over 12 million copies and it continues today to influence people to follow God's two great commandments: to love God and to love each other.
Edward R. "Ed" Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an Americanjournalist and television and radio figure. He first came to prominence with a series of radionews broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Mainstream historians consider him among journalism's greatest figures; Murrow hired a top-flight cadre of war correspondents and was noted for honesty and integrity in delivering the news. A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Kathleen Mansfield Murry (14 October1888 – 9 January1923) was a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction who wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850–October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion, and her autobiography, The Worlds and I was published in 1918 shortly before her death.
ARAH BAN BREATHNACH'S (pronounced "Bon Brannock") work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures and everyday epiphanies. The wisdom, warmth, compassion and disarming candor of her No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: A DAYBOOK OF COMFORT AND JOY and SOMETHING MORE (both published by Warner Books) have made her a trusted voice to millions of women.
Andrew Carnegie (last name properly pronounced/kɑrˈnɛgi/, but often /ˈkɑrnəgi/) (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-born Americanindustrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel.Carnegie is known for having built one of the most powerful and influential corporations in United States history, and, later in his life, giving away most of his riches to fund the establishment of many libraries, schools, and universities in America, Scotland and other countries throughout the world. Carnegie, a poor boy with fierce ambition, a pleasant personality, and a devotion to both hard work and self-improvement, started as a telegrapher. By the 1860s, he had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, as well as bridges and oil derricks, and he built wealth as a bond salesman raising money in Europe for American enterprise.
Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 – 1911) was an American author. A pioneer success writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely popular in the New Thought and self-help movements.Wattles' best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy. He claimed to have personally "tested" the principles he described and they apparently worked, for although he had lived most of his life in poverty, in his later years he was a prosperous man.
FrenchFashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades, 1883-1971
“My father was a beatnik and from the beatnik scene he went on to the hippie scene. He couldn’t go back to the straight world because he was so outrageous. He never really fit in anywhere. He said things that really blew people away. Everywhere he would try and publish his writings, they found him too wild.”
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish industrialist philanthropist; Founder, Carnegie Steel Co.
American writer and minister
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