- Tough Choices Carly Fiorina Hewlett Packard CEO Memoir Hardcover
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (October 9, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159184133X
- ISBN-13: 978-1591841333
- Genre: Biography Memoir
Behind the headlines—one of the most talked-about business leaders in the world tells her own story
By accepting the CEO job at Hewlett-Packard, an iconic company that had lost its way, Carly Fiorina confirmed her status as the most powerful businesswoman in America. But she also made herself a target for everyone who disliked her bold leadership style and resented her rapid rise.
For six years, as she led HP through drastic changes and a controversial merger, Fiorina was the subject of endless analysis, debate, and speculation. She appeared on the cover of every major magazine and her every word was scrutinized. Yet in all that time, the public never got to know the person behind the persona.
Tough Choices will finally reveal the real Carly Fiorina, who writes with brutal honesty about her triumphs and failures, her deepest fears and most painful confrontations—including her sudden and very public firing by HP’s board of directors.
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. But soon she was blazing through big jobs at AT&T and then Lucent Technologies, with a growing reputation as a creative, hardworking, visionary leader. Her career path would have been remarkable for anyone, but in an industry dominated by men, it was unprecedented.
Tough Choices shows what it’s really like to lead a major corporation in a time of great change while trying to stay true to your values. It’s one woman’s inspiring story, along with her unique perspective on leadership, technology, globalization, sexism, and many other issues.
From the Back Cover
"Ms. Fiorina... will have her own say in a much-anticipated memoir arriving next month."
--The New York Times
"The Fiorina buzz is expected to get even louder in October, when she releases her long-awaited tell-all book, Tough Choices."
"Fiorina's tome is sure to create media buzz."
"Ms. Fiorina plans to tell her version of events in a book being published next month."
--The Wall Street Journal
"The saga has added piquancy because Ms Fiorina is scheduled to publish her memoirs, Tough Choices, next month, and some colourful revelations are expected."
--The Times of London
"With news stories circulating about corporate foul play... the media is consistently pointing to Fiorina's upcoming book as an opportunity for her to give her side of the story."
About the Author
Carly Fiorina was president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, and chairman from 2000 to 2005. Before joining HP, she spent nearly twenty years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of senior leadership positions. She has a B.A. in medieval history and philosophy from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in business from MIT’s Sloan School.
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