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 major internal changes, the worst technology slump in decades, and the most controversial merger in high-tech history. Yet just as things were about to turn around, she was abruptly fired, making front-page news around the world.
Fiorina has been the subject of endless debate and speculation. 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 her landmark career. Until now.
In this extraordinarily candid memoir, she reveals the private person behind the public persona. She shares her triumphs and failures, her deepest fears and most painful confrontations. She shows us what it was like to be an ambitious young woman at stodgy old AT&T and then a fast- track executive during the spin-off of Lucent Technologies. Above all, she describes how she drove the transformation of legendary but deeply troubled HP, in the face of fierce opposition.
One of Fiorinaâ's big themes is that â?in the end business isnâ't just about numbers; itâ's about people.â? This book goes beyond the caricature of the â?powerful woman executiveâ? to show who she really is and what the rest of usâ?male or female, in business or notâ?can learn from the tough choices she made along the way.
In this business memoir, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard tells what it was like to run the company for nearly six years, and what it was like to be abruptly fired by the H-P board of directors--only to see her vision and management plan vindicated when profits rose in the year following her departure. Unwavering in her position that she put H-P on a profitable path, Carly Fiorina attributes her demise to a troubled board. Fiorina charts her difficult climb to the top, from her days as a law-school dropout through her experiences at powerful companies such as Lucent and AT&T, where she stood out for her bold and imaginative style and substance. She shares her perspectives on the economy, on leadership, and on issues relating to women and the workplace--and takes the opportunity to settle a few scores.
- Biography + Autobiography
- Business, Personal Memoirs
- September 25, 2007
- September 25, 2007
- Carly Fiorina