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Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations from Tough Choices, by Carly Fiorina number of quotes indicated: 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. I wonder if she really is. I agreed with the sentiments of most of my co-workers that Carly Fiorina was a Perhaps most interesting to me is her observations of people, and the culture of a business.

Above fiorian, she describes how she drove the transformation of legendary but deeply troubled HP, in the face of fierce opposition. Jan 11, Jared Oliva rated it it was amazing.

The Inspiration to Change. Refresh and try again.

Carly Fiorina’s Tough Choices

Traveled extensively to learn international opportunities. Alignment results from shared goals. Fiorina currently serves on several boards of directors, including those of revolutionary Healthcare Group and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.


Some wondered what I thought about the HP Way. In a complex organization, change takes time.

Tough Choices, by CEO Carly Fiorina

The following quotes resonated with me, primarily in the context of my own situation. 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. If things are working, people don’t need a leader’s help. Bowen Limited preview – We need purpose to motivate us, and confidence to move us forward p.

It seemed like she really felt chlices need to tell her side, and this book is the vehicle for it.

Yet just as things were about to turn around, she was abruptly fired, making front-page news around the world. The Best Books of Having met her, once briefly, and listened to her precursor stump speech, his vehemence about her performance at H.

‘Tough Choices,’ the Rise and Fall of Carly Fiorina

I expected a dry defense of her job performance and tougn bytes on management and leadership. This woman is extraordinary. Interesting business book which describes the cut throat business world at the executive level. Such is the ignorance that leads you down a path of stupidity and stupid decisions in your own life. I was an outsider in every conceivable way, outside the Valley, outside the industry, not from an engineering background. But that’s really the only negative thing.


I feel less intimidated by my own management because the book humanizes upper management. It was an opportunity, as a risk-taker, she could not resist. Perhaps it is part of the reason I wrote this book. The supercomputer, dubbed “Eagle,” was designed for the US government’s only lab dedicated completely to tkugh efficiency and renewable energy.

Aug 11, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: While Fiorinx didn’t come away with a sense of Carly Fiorina’s personality—much of what she writes about herself is unconvincing—her book does shed light on the complexities of running a giant corporation.

In that entire time, only one was unsigned. Copyright c Carly Fiorina, She puts her heart and soul into the tasks at hand and never looks back. Watch people to see their feelings, rather than listening to their words p.