By William T. Phillips
Serving through the Korean conflict, 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 platforms on those self same airplane in addition to constructing the B-1 bomber keep an eye on procedure, rebuilding U.S. nuclear missile silos and designing elements for the Mars rovers and the distance shuttle’s robot arm.
How did an Arkansas farm boy cross from operating in his grandfather’s fields to development an enormous company that’s thought of an international chief in aerospace know-how and nationwide security?
By by no means retreating of a freelance or backing down from a struggle.
Sticking to the fundamentals upon which this nation used to be 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 childrens, to his conferences with the Pope and the president of the U.S., Bill’s insightful, frequently hilarious anecdotes demonstrate a guy now not simply pigeonholed.
A state boy at middle, he counts between his buddies heads of kingdom, NFL workforce proprietors, bishops and company leaders—many of whom he’s mentioned company and lifestyles with whereas waist-deep in water, fishing pole in hand.
A patriot, kin guy and a voracious reader, invoice Phillips has hung on to out of date American values whereas assisting to forge a brand new the USA.
He has noticeable the area move 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 regularly.
Though invoice Phillips is probably not a family identify, the corporate that bears his identify, Phillips carrier Industries, employs over six hundred humans in addition to 3 generations of the Phillips relatives, generates over $130 million in profit in step with 12 months and, via its dedication to our nationwide pursuits, is helping the USA sleep extra securely at evening. His is a real American luck tale.
“One of the good things approximately the USA is the entrepreneurial spirit of our state. And Mr. Phillips is an entrepreneur.”
—President George W. Bush
“Bill Phillips is likely one of the maximum marketers… at any time when i've got met him, he’s advised me approximately one other new corporation he’s got. i'm within the pro-football enterprise and invoice used to fly me in his inner most aircraft to away video games all around the state. we might fly over definite cities and we'd glance down and he may say to me, ‘I personal such and any such enterprise there.’ he's a really humorous guy with an exceptional humorousness and is usually a excitement to be with—and he by no means charged me for the airplane rides. in the event you ever are looking to have a good time, publication a lunch or a dinner with Bill.”
—Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., proprietor and Chairman, Ralph Wilson corporations,
“Bill Phillips reminds us all of what it really is that makes the United States nice! he's a vintage entrepreneur…an highly profitable enterprise chief who hasn't ever forgotten the place he got here from.”
—David Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
“One of the simplest books round at the energy of the unfastened firm process by way of one among America’s nice company innovators.”
—Rodger D. younger, Founding companion of younger & Susser, laptop,
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United countries normal meeting
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