[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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Fioirna book has been out for a while, and was on the discount shelf when I picked it up. 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.
Fiorina can claim some credit for HP’s current success, but Hurd gets the credit for bringing the tougher operational focus to HP’s executive suite required to capitalize on the market opportunities.
What I really liked about it, though, was her frank depiction of the challenges for women chhoices the workplace, and at the same time her refusal to be categorized as a woman in the workplace.
Tough Choices: A Memoir
And so I was unprepared and impatient with all of these questions. Never would I have imagined adding to my list of personal heroes the CEO of a major corporation, but there you have it; she’s been added. Feb 19, Tim Butzen rated it it was amazing.
It seemed awfully defensive, and wasn’t so much about leadership as just the HP business itself. She appeared on the cover of every major magazine and her every word was scrutinized.
It’s normal that they wouldn’t like me. Fiorina, and once in a while foray from my typical reading material into memoirs or biographies. Inspired by Your Browsing History. HPE brings InfoSight’s predictive analytics to HPE servers InfoSight, which gathers operational intelligence from infrastructure to offer predictions and suggestions, was previously only available on storage. Dec 22, Antof9 rated it liked it Shelves: These are qualities everyone should aspire to matter what they do in their lifetime.
Tough Choices: A Memoir by Carly Fiorina
She talks of how she learned management, and the obstacles she faced as a woman in a tech industry in her time and how she overcame them through focus on the carl. I found this book fascinating but it is definitely not a page turner if you aren’t interested in reading an in-depth story of a female CEO in the Valley. My courage to do what was required always came from the employees. She is continually fiorinz decisions based upon what otugh best for the company that she is leading, not what is in her best interests.
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. She certainly now has it, but what I did not expect in this book and I actually appreciated the book did not go t I really enjoyed this book.
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There was much, particularly painful commentary that I’d chosen not to have children because I was “too ambitious. The issue isn’t whether Fiorina was loved by the troops or a victim of gender bias. Lots of detail about leadership strategy and politics at Lucent and HP, which I loved reading!
A Down and Dirty Fight. I owe her an apology for that, and she owes her readers one for not hiring or heeding a good editor to make her message more riveting.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. She certainly now has it, but czrly I did not expect in this book and I actually appreciated the book did not go this way was that she did not mention anyting about her political beliefs.
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. It’s an amazing life story – Fiorina was a liberal arts major and law school dropout who didn’t even consider a business career until her mid-twenties.
Jul 04, Jo rated it really liked it Shelves: She starts by telling us about herself, and the path that lead her to her leadership of HP. She had a significant media presence and was hailed by Fortune Magazine as “the most powerful woman in business”. I am sure there were plenty of screw-ups that were not acknowledged, but as a basic memoir, Tough Choices was a worthwhile read.
October 12, I toguh to it and she read the audiobook herself and did a good job at it. She is still a smooth saleswoman, as I learned while interviewing her about her book. She also details her family life, her numerous trips abroad the meeting in Japan with the assigned geisha csrly a smile to my faceto the various firings she had to commit to in order to see the industry through. There is a lot on management techniques and her personal philosophies on management cuoices business, and th This was really quite interesting, even though I know little about business and had no idea touh she had ever led Hewlett Packard.