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The idea

During his time at the Ford Motor Company, Lee Iacocca worked with Robert McNamara, who was to become Secretary of Defense under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Iacocca describes McNamara as “one of the smartest men I’ve ever met, with a phenomenal IQ and a steel-trap mind. He was a mental giant. With his amazing capacity to absorb facts, he also retained everything he learned. But McNamara knew ...

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