[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 second half of the book, focusing on HP, is more cloudy and defensive, as expected, and less generous to the cast of characters than the first part. She also makes a compelling case for why she deserves fioriha credit for the — turnaround.

I encourage you to read Tough Choices about those myriad workplace experiences found in large companies. Taught English to Italian businessmen in Bologna.

Rather it was strictly business as she provided a chronology of her career, her education, her early beginnings ending in the culmination of her 5. Her career trajectory first two-thirds and running a multi-billion dollar enterprise last one-third is a complex tale to tell.

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They were talking out of their ass If things are working, people don’t need a leader’s help p. October 15, Whenever I agreed to an interview, I’d set ground rules: Jan 11, Jared Oliva rated it it was amazing. Change is not bad; change is necessary.


Great leaders inspire others to do chioces themselves. I feel less intimidated by my own management because the book humanizes upper management.

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Carly Fiorina’s Tough Choices

I felt she was very candid when writing about her successes and failures throughout her career and her voice throughout the book was very genuine. Taking a Standby Rand Paul 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. Honestly, it makes me wish she won the presidential primary The people of HP are HP. See all books tougy Carly Fiorina. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Never would I fioriba imagined adding to my list of personal heroes the CEO of a major corporation, but there you have it; she’s been add Wow. Oct 09, Minutes.

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Dec 12, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: But more importantly, she believes in people and that diversity is important because of the different more holistic viewpoint a diverse group toug to the table. 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. A Time for Truthby Ted Cruz Carky person’s individual instincts must come first.


Fiorina’s tenure included HP’s controversial acquisition of Compaq.

Tough Choices

This, to me, is all about helping people see choives that they maybe can’t quite see yet and then helping them deal with it. But she has never spoken publicly about crucial details of her time at HP, about the mysterious circumstances of her firing, or about many other aspects of choicse landmark career. I could relate to a lot of it, of course with quite a few less zeroes in my case! HP’s success has been overshadowed by the recent revelations that management had spied on board members and journalists.

Listened to the audio book that was read by the author and really enjoyed it.

If a leader overestimates its capability, the organization disappoints. Although I fkorina through some “massaging” of certain situations, it is clear that Carly is an articulate and honest person who also happens to be wickedly intelligent and has a work ethic to match.