By William T. Phillips
Serving throughout the Korean battle, Airman invoice Phillips witnessed the first-ever B-52 bombers flying overhead.
More than fifty years later, his corporation, Phillips carrier Industries, will be charged with revamping the structures on those self same plane in addition to constructing the B-1 bomber keep watch over process, rebuilding U.S. nuclear missile silos and designing parts for the Mars rovers and the gap shuttle’s robot arm.
How did an Arkansas farm boy move from operating in his grandfather’s fields to construction an important company that’s thought of an international chief in aerospace know-how and nationwide safeguard?
By by no means taking flight of a freelance or backing down from a struggle.
Sticking to the fundamentals upon which this state was once founded—hard paintings, integrity, ingenuity and entrepreneurship—Bill cast an organization that has succeeded the place many others have failed.
From brawls on inner-city streets, showdowns with the union, and struggles to supply for his spouse and 8 youngsters, to his conferences with the Pope and the president of the us, Bill’s insightful, frequently hilarious anecdotes display a guy no longer simply pigeonholed.
A kingdom boy at middle, he counts between his associates heads of nation, NFL group vendors, bishops and company leaders—many of whom he’s mentioned enterprise and existence with whereas waist-deep in water, fishing pole in hand.
A patriot, kin guy and a voracious reader, invoice Phillips has hung on to outdated American values whereas supporting to forge a brand new the United States.
He has visible the area cross from dials, dirigibles and hydraulics, to voice command, Predator drones and computer-aided direct production that permits NASA exploration gear to rebuild itself in area. He’s had a hand in radical alterations that experience redefined aerospace, nationwide security and American generally.
Though invoice Phillips is probably not a loved ones identify, the corporate that bears his identify, Phillips carrier Industries, employs over six hundred humans in addition to 3 generations of the Phillips relations, generates over $130 million in profit consistent with yr and, via its dedication to our nationwide pursuits, is helping the USA sleep extra securely at evening. His is a real American good fortune tale.
“One of the good stuff approximately the US is the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation. And Mr. Phillips is an entrepreneur.”
—President George W. Bush
“Bill Phillips is likely one of the maximum marketers… whenever i've got met him, he’s advised me approximately one other new corporation he’s bought. i'm within the pro-football enterprise and invoice used to fly me in his inner most airplane to away video games all around the nation. we might fly over convinced cities and we'd glance down and he may say to me, ‘I personal such and any such company there.’ he's a truly humorous guy with a superb humorousness and is often a excitement to be with—and he by no means charged me for the airplane rides. when you ever are looking to rejoice, ebook a lunch or a dinner with Bill.”
—Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., proprietor and Chairman, Ralph Wilson organisations,
“Bill Phillips reminds us all of what it truly is that makes the US nice! he's a vintage entrepreneur…an enormously profitable company chief who hasn't ever forgotten the place he got here from.”
—David Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
“One of the easiest books round at the strength of the unfastened firm process via one in all America’s nice enterprise innovators.”
—Rodger D. younger, Founding associate of younger & Susser, workstation,
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United countries basic meeting
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