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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Miller Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781400176120
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"Steve Miller has a knack for taking over companies just before they are about to smash into a wall," the Wall Street Journal observed. "In fact, it is his specialty." For thirty years—beginning with the legendary Chrysler bailout, which he negotiated as a key member of Lee Iacocca's team, to the revival of the U.S. steel industry—Miller has done the messy, unpleasant work of salvaging America's lost companies. Though he has brought many companies back to life, Miller is deeply aware of the high price individual workers and many communities must pay to restore the health of American industry. That's why the Wall Street Journal said, "He has become Mr. Fix-It for American industry, stepping in to help large, once-dominant businesses confront and manage ugly realities." The ugly reality is that there is a battle going on in the heart of industrial America, or what is left of it. Centered in the auto industry but radiating out to every manufacturing corporation, management and labor are at loggerheads over wages and the cost of employee benefits. At the bankrupt Delphi Corporation, Miller is cutting costs and closing plants, but he's doing the job for $1. If anyone knows what it will take for American manufacturing to return to profitability, it's Miller. In this frank memoir, Miller reveals a rarely seen side of American management. Known for his wry sense of humor, Miller talks about what it takes to be an executive. He shares the credit for his success with his "mentor and occasional tormentor," Margaret Kyger Miller, who was his wife and ally for forty years. Her death opens the book and reminds the reader that this will be a blunt and unsparing look at Miller's own education as an American executive. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “When corporate executives sit down to write a book, the result is often a bland recitation of accomplishments, a few charmingly self-deprecating admissions of mistakes, and a handful of business formulas that might help you, the reader, achieve similar success. The Turnaround Kid is not one of those books.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • Narrator Dick Hill is an experienced narrator who knows his way around a story and offers a firm, believable reading that will engage listeners. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phillip | 9/19/2012

    " A bit skimpy, I was expecting a lot more, but still a few enjoyable tidbits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 9/16/2010

    " He's very experienced as a CEO. I think i should go do this for a living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 8/1/2010

    " a story of an accidental turn around guy. Interesting , but not a must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 7/16/2009

    " Just started but it's promising so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jose | 2/16/2009

    " a story of an accidental turn around guy. Interesting , but not a must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 1/1/2009

    " Just started but it's promising so far. "

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About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.