[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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They did not explain their decision or their reasoning. If Sonnenfeld and Fiorina got together to debate her performance, I am sure she would present a vigorous defense for each accusation. Companies that stop adapting and learning will fade over time and never regain their former glory” “I need a lot of debate to process and decide. He presented a skit featuring an actress with a blond wig and long, red fingernails standing in front of a garage. A Time for Truthby Ted Cruz It’s not clear exactly what the business challenges were—the main thing she emphasizes about Lucent is her fondness for the “bold, red logo.

HP issues EPS guidance for fiscal It was like listening to “lessons learned” from a mentor. She had a significant media presence and was hailed by Fortune Magazine as “the most powerful woman in business”. I didn’t succeed in conveying any of this, and from the first day on, I could not escape the categorization of “Carly Fiorina, female CEO.

Between Hope and Historyby Bill Clinton 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 hard, and presumptuous, besides. Perhaps others’ words define me more clearly in many minds than my own actions. There is a lot on management techniques and her personal philosophies on management and business, and this is interesting to read.

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Here she defends her legacy, reveals her version of events, and details her unconventional beginnings and rapid climb to the top. Having met her, once briefly, and listened to her precursor stump speech, his vehemence about her performance at H.

While I grieved for the people and the purpose I had lost, I did not grieve for the loss of my soul. She never got an explanation. If a leader underestimates the organization, it underperforms. I know nothing about HP or management, but I really liked this book. This was really quite interesting.

Before we’d even sat down, the very first question from the editor was “Is that an Armani suit you’re wearing? Yet I realized I had no regrets.

Sep 25, Diane Moore rated it really liked it. Less compelling are her claims that her introduction as CEO of HP was marred because “the one question we didn’t prepare for was the question most frequently asked The Stuff of Triumph.

I was surprised at how ‘normal’ she comes across I liked this book – would even recommend it – but the first half held my interest more than the second half. Her car,y trajectory first two-thirds and running a multi-billion dollar enterprise last one-third is a complex tale to tell. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription.

Tough Choices: A Memoir

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She has been on a tour for two weeks promoting her book, Tough Choicesand taking advantage of the occasion to defend her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. If things are working, people don’t need a leader’s help. Perhaps it is part of the reason I wrote this book. I was reflecting my own experience that more is achieved by focusing on the possibilities than by fixating on the limitations or the inequities.


I felt she was very candid when writing about her successes fiorinx failures throughout her career and her voice throughout the book was very genuine. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Tough Choices, by CEO Carly Fiorina

Behind the headlines, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard tells her own story, along with her unique perspective on leadership, technology, globalization, sexism, and many other issues. Whenever I agreed to an interview, I’d set ground rules: She is a person that does an enormous amount of research and isn’t afraid to ask a lot of questions before diving into something.

I expect a wiser Carly Fiorina to surface in a high profile position sooner than later, and this time she should have a more finely tuned sensitivity to the dangers and opportunities presented to her. Fiorina says the press coverage took her aback. Lots of detail about leadership strategy and politics at Lucent and HP, which I loved reading!