Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Tough Choices: A Memoir by Carly Fiorina and New Years Resolutions for Reading!

I enjoyed this book and here is my review:
Carly Fiorina is an amazing woman. From starting out as a receptionist at Marcus & Millichap to eventually becoming the CEO of HP, she led quite a life. Now mind you, she did what she thought was best for every company she worked for and she always asked questions. She sought out problems and did her best to fix them in order to keep things going. She saw a lot of big names and she turned down a lot of opportunities but she is loyal to whom she works for. Her family is also a priority yet her work never stood in the way. She was able to balance them both, which is another thing that amazed me. Carly stood up for what she thought was right and never backed down from questions that were asked of her. When it was all said and done, as frustrating to be fired from HP, she took it in stride and waited a whole year before even writing this book.

This book was written well and I was able to understand a lot of business titles and keywords that I have never heard before. A lot of the things she made sure were working are things that even need to work in every job out there. There needs to be a team and that team needs to work together. It is not always an easy process but Carly never let that get to her. Even when people questioned her because of her background, she stood firm and did the research.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading about business and the workings of them. This was not a book I would typically read but I wanted to hear more about her situation and learn something from it. To have all that power and still be that humble is nice to see in this day and age. I give this book a 4/5 while it is not something I would normally read this is a book that a lot of people might enjoy.

I thought I would keep this to one post so here are my resolutions:
1. 170 books. I was supposed to read 160 but I read more than that. I am hoping the chunksters will help slow me down. :)
2. Keep going through my TBR pile.
3. Classics Challenge
4. Chunkster Challenge
5. Continue book list and blog

So there you go! It took me so long to finish the book because of the holidays. :) But now I hope to start tonight Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

1 comment:

Kris said...

This one sounds really interesting.