Friday, June 11, 2010

Leaders: William Lear - 'Don't tell me it can't be done'

If he were still alive today, imagine what William Lear would be doing to solve the oil spill cleanup.  Lear would not have been twiddling his thumbs while the coastline died.  Lear was a imaginative thinker who possessed a relentless drive to solve problems.

Bill Lear Shot Into The Jet Age
By Scott Stoddard, Investor's Business Daily

"Stormy Genius," the title of a biography about William Lear, says a lot about the man who invented the car radio, the 8-track tape player and the business airplaine:  the Learjet.

Bill Lear was by all accounts as humorous as he was volatile.

He was a tireless leader who set improbable goals and pushed himself and his staff to meet them.

"Don't tell me it can't be done," he was fond of saying."
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