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
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.
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-20s. 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
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 perspectives on leadership, technology, globalization,
sexism, and many other issues. Download and start listening now!