Tough Choices: A Memoir by Carly Fiorina – Book Review

by Melita Rahmalia
This is an unforgettable book for me. It was the first time I read book in this genre – female leaders’ memoirs/bio/autobiography, and I fell in love with this genre after I finished this book.
It was thoroughly well-written. Enjoyable, good flow, page turner, good info, juicy details, with just the right amount of wisdoms, lessons learnt, and key takeaways.
Yes, she’s no angel, yes, she’s had her problems…but she is honest and tried to defend her choices, which I learned a lot from. I learned that sometimes you have to sacrifice things, you have to be ready to lose things, for standing up for what you believe, and that’s okay. You get to keep your principles, and you know what, that’s great, too.
I learned how hard she worked to get to the top, and note that I had to be willing to work just as hard, if not harder, than she was.
I learned the importance of network, and the amazing support you can get from your social circles, and sort of vowed to keep myself rich with friendships.
I’d like to think that I have kept all those notes to myself when I read this book, so many years ago during my youth.
Afterwards, I remember reading eBay’s Meg Whitman’s book, and it wasn’t even close to this book (in terms of quality). 

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