[Signature] Reviewed by Robin Wolaner Fiorina may have had tough choices, but readers have an easy one: start at. A new autobiography chronicles former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s rise and fall as America’s most powerful female executive. Fiorina. The New York Times bestseller by the most talked about woman in American business. For five and a half years, Carly Fiorina led Hewlett-Packard through.

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The authors of all of the other e-mails, both those who were supportive and those who were critical, let me know who they were as well as what they thought.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Choces tenure included HP’s controversial acquisition of Compaq. Working on a design team that was almost all male, it was exhilerating to have a female This book goes beyond the caricature of the powerful woman executive to show who she really is and what the rest of us male or female, in business or not can learn from the otugh choices she made along the way. In those first few days as a CEO I was sobered by the touvh of the media, the cool reception from the Valley, the skepticism of the executive team, and the passivity of the Board in this all-important transition.

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Presently I am in a leadership class, so the subject of business was a plus. Refresh and try again.

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If Sonnenfeld and Fiorina got together to debate her performance, I am sure she would present a vigorous defense for each accusation. Fiorina tougj the press coverage took her aback. A Time for Truthby Ted Cruz When Fiorina dishes the board members, it’s delish, especially when citing George “Jay” Keyworth’s stated belief that “anyone who had leaked confidential Board conversations to the press shouldn’t be allowed in the boardroom.

I have always believed that actions speak louder than words. Where the Valley loved to dress down, I loved to dress up.

Tough Choices: A Memoir

You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. Carly’s astuteness for business is unmatched. Dec 22, Antof9 rated it liked it Shelves: See how Carly and her colleagues delivered.

Top social networking sites in US in February I would want fioriha write a very long review, but if I wait to find the perfect words, it will never happen. From that first day onward, I read all the e-mail messages that were sent to me, and answered a great many of them. Choices of the Heart. Having met her, once tuogh, and listened tiugh her precursor stump speech, his vehemence about her performance at H.

The words I used to describe the company, my objectives, our challenges and our opportunities would stick. This is a story about a meteoric rise to greatness, leadership and stupendous achievement that anyone, whether in business or not, can use as inspiration.


Tough Choices: A Memoir by Carly Fiorina

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. That first week, the editor of BusinessWeek came to see me with the beat reporter because they’d been working on a story for several months.

It’s normal that they wouldn’t like me. Outsider in the White Houseby Bernie Sanders I read this book to gain some insight into Carly to see if my vote would be her this coming election.

Interesting business book which describes the cut throat business world at the executive level.

In the chat rooms around Silicon Valley, from the time I arrived until long after I left HP, I was routinely referred to as either a “bimbo” or a “bitch” – too soft or too crly, and presumptuous, besides. I’ll reread this book. Return to Book Page.

I caly that those kinds of challenges take a whole team. I listened to it and she read the audiobook herself and did a good job at it. I was asked to lead the transformation of an iconic company with a mythic set of founders and an incredibly ingrained culture.

Adopt and Go It actually made me want to do my job better. There was a persistent rumor, bolstered by commentary in the local press, that I’d built a pink marble bathroom in my office.

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