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I learned, once again, that foorina can only be diminished if we choose to allow it. A Memoir Carly Fiorina, Author. The “reign of terror” is overboard, but there is some truth to poor performance, despite Fiorina’s counter-arguments. I felt she was very candid choice writing about her successes and failures throughout her career and her voice throughout the book was very genuine.

Jan 23, Sarah rated it really liked it. Contents A Gift from My Parents. Jan 21, Laura rated it really liked it. Jan 06, Julie Salinas rated it really liked it.

It have set myself my 5 and 10 year goals because of this book.

Carly Fiorina’s Tough Choices

Refresh and try again. Don’t become someone you don’t like because of the pressure. Tough no nonsense professionals Trial of women in business but truly more about a person with strong moral compass and her learning curve and Adventures up the Corporate ladder.

If Sonnenfeld and Fiorina got together to debate her performance, I am sure she would present a vigorous defense for each accusation. He presented a skit featuring an actress with a blond wig and long, cohices fingernails standing in front of a garage. Having worked at a Cambridge based business school for a little over seven years as an administrative assistant, the story of Carly Fiorina really caught my interest, because I was curious about the gender dynamics and or biases in the business world, if indeed there really were and are any.


Every speech I gave while I was the CEO — and there were many, forty seven in alone — was in response to a request from a customer or an employee of HP.

Where the archetypal leader was an introvert, I was an extrovert. Marching on the Bus. Watch people to see their feelings, rather than listening to their words p. Dec 12, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: Read it Forward Read it first.

People who stop learning become old before their time.

Each of these speaking venues was a great opportunity to meet with, and influence, customers and to represent the capabilities of the company. It is undeniable that the words spoken and written about me made my life and my fikrina infinitely more difficult. 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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I was usually referred to by my first name. One of my favorite things about this book is the way Ms. In retrospect, our preparation for the press onslaught was laughable, despite the outside experts we’d brought in. Ten Letters about Pres. Listened to the audio book that was read by the author and really enjoyed it. Quotes from Tough Choices: Your purchase helps support NPR programming.


She is continually evaluating decisions based upon what is best I used this book to get to know Carly Fiorina before she had aspirations to be president. Sep 25, Pages Buy. If a leader overestimates its capability, the organization disappoints. When I said, “The glass ceiling doesn’t exist,” it made headlines.

My job was to lead the transformation of a once-great company that now was floundering by unlocking the potential of its people and its assets. I had actually moved into my predecessor’s office and neither built nor bought anything for it. Feb 19, Tim Butzen rated it it was amazing. Not meeting or exceeding those goals were the justification to bring her down. Working on a design team that was almost all male, it was exhilerating to have a female But according to Fiorina’s intepretative slant, there are.

So, the bottom line is that I feel rejuvenated. HPE to build supercomputer for federal renewable energy research.