American Icon

Written By Bryce G. Hoffman
American Icon
  • Publsiher : Currency
  • Release : 13 March 2012
  • ISBN : 0307886077
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 13 reviews
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Read or download book entitled American Icon written by Bryce G. Hoffman which was release on 13 March 2012, this book published by Currency. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally. At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford family—America’s last great industrial dynasty—could hold on to their company. Mulally and his team pulled off one of the great­est comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround. In one of the great management narratives of our time, Hoffman puts the reader inside the boardroom as Mulally uses his celebrated Business Plan Review meet­ings to drive change and force Ford to deal with the painful realities of the American auto industry. Hoffman was granted unprecedented access to Ford’s top executives and top-secret company documents. He spent countless hours with Alan Mulally, Bill Ford, the Ford family, former executives, labor leaders, and company directors. In the bestselling tradition of Too Big to Fail and The Big Short, American Icon is narrative nonfiction at its vivid and colorful best.

American Icon

American Icon
  • Author : Bryce G. Hoffman
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally. At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General ...

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
  • Author : Tayannah Lee McQuillar,Fred L. Johnson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : A passionate, critically incisive cultural biography of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur and an examination of the forces that shaped him. In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his ...

Pit Bull

Pit Bull
  • Author : Bronwen Dickey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs—and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, ...

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Pumpkin
  • Author : Cindy Ott
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : Why do so many Americans drive for miles each autumn to buy a vegetable that they are unlikely to eat? While most people around the world eat pumpkin throughout the year, North Americans reserve it for holiday pies and other desserts that celebrate the harvest season and the rural past. ...

Dr Seuss

Dr  Seuss
  • Author : Philip Nel
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 301
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : Philip Nel takes a fascinating look into the key aspects of Seuss's career - his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination." "Nel argues convincingly that Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential poets in America. His nonsense verse, like that of Lewis Carroll and Edward ...

An American Icon

An American Icon
  • Author : Winifred Morgan
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 225
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media....

PEZ

PEZ
  • Author : Shawn Peterson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-08
  • Total pages : 211
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : The world’s one-and-only PEZ historian dispenses fun facts on the candy’s evolution from smoking substitute to childhood treat to pop culture collectible. PEZ is an American classic and a staple of many childhood memories. Yet it originated in Austria, where PEZ began in 1927 as compressed peppermint tablets marketed ...

American Icon

American Icon
  • Author : Teri Thompson,Nathaniel Vinton,Michael O'Keeffe,Christian Red
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : It was an epic downfall. In twenty-four seasons pitcher Roger Clemens put together one of the greatest careers baseball has ever seen. Seven Cy Young Awards, two World Series championships, and 354 victories made him a lock for the Hall of Fame. But on December 13, 2007, the Mitchell Report laid waste to ...

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An American Icon in Puerto Rico
  • Author : Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2022-02-11
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : Since her creation in 1959, Barbie has become an icon of femininity to girls all over the world. In this study, author Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez focuses on a group of multigenerational Puerto Rican women and girls, exploring how playing with Barbie dolls as children has impacted their lives. By ...

American Icons

American Icons
  • Author : Dennis Hall,Susan G. Hall
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Total pages : 937
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : Download or read online American Icons written by Dennis Hall,Susan G. Hall, published by Greenwood Publishing Group which was released on 2006-01-01. Get American Icons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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Amelia Earhart  The Turbulent Life of an American Icon
  • Author : Kathleen C. Winters
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-23
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, she was at the height of her fame. Fascination with Earhart remains just as strong today, as her mysterious disappearance continues to inspire speculation. In this nuanced and often surprising biography, acclaimed aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters moves beyond the caricature of ...

Summary of Bryce Hoffman s American Icon by Milkyway Media

Summary of Bryce Hoffman   s American Icon by Milkyway Media
  • Author : Milkyway Media
  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31
  • Total pages : 17
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company (2012) by Bryce Hoffman depicts how Alan Mulally led the Ford Motor Company through significant crises in the 2000s. Ford had been struggling for decades and was facing the turmoil of the Great Recession, and although Mulally was an ...

The Liberty Bell and Its Legacy An Encyclopedia of an American Icon in U S History and Culture

The Liberty Bell and Its Legacy  An Encyclopedia of an American Icon in U S  History and Culture
  • Author : John R. Vile
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Total pages : 335
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : This A-Z encyclopedia will survey the history, meaning, and enduring impact of the Liberty Bell in American culture. This title provides a one-stop resource for understanding the fascinating history and enduring importance of the Liberty Bell in the fabric of American culture, from the pre-Revolutionary War era to the present ...

L L Bean

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  • Author : Leon A. Gorman
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : Looks at the history of the successful mail-order company, the challenges it faces, and its evolution since its start in 1912....

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson
  • Author : Andrew Vaughan
  • Publisher : Sterling
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0307886077
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Summary : Celebrate an American icon with the first full-color book that comprehensively explores the work and life of country superstar Willie Nelson. A singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist, Nelson has won countless accolades as well as the hearts of listeners. And in the US alone, he has sold more ...