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11100 Book Report Iacocca an Autobiography Lee Iacocca grew up in Allentown Pennsylvania very close to my hometown of Boyertown Pa My geographic connection with Iacocca is one of the reasons I chose to read his autobiography We are both very interested in automobiles and automotive history which connected me even further with Iacocca Iacocca believes that you can become and achieve anything in life as long as you have strong determination and motivation I too share this belief Lee Iacocca did not focus his life on goals that others set for him he followed his heart and his dreams which someday is something I hope to be able to say about myself Iacocca the son of Italian immigrants grew up in an upper middle class family His father started out with nothing and over many years he managed to build a successful chain of hotdog restaurants in Pennsylvania Because of his fathers success and strong beliefs in the value of education Iacocca grew up attending private schools and eventually found his way into Lehigh University While attending Lehigh Iacocca earned a degree in Mechanical engineering Upon his graduation he landed a very prestigious job with Ford Motor Company In August 1946 Iacocca began his work in the engineering department of Ford After a year of engineering Iacocca discovered that it was not what he wanted to do with his life he wanted to be in sales Ford agreed which was the start of a very successful venture for Iacocca and the Ford Motor Company Through many years of hard work Iacocca was promoted to top management This is where he found himself living his dream He never wanted to leave work at the end of the day and could not wait to go back the next morning Although Iacocca was doing very well and could not be happier the Ford Motor Company was going through hard
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