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Life takes swings at Carly Fiorina, but she still moves forward.


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Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s controversial stint as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard is but one story from her eventful life. She has bravely overcome adversity and carved out a leadership role. In her second book (which predates her entry into the 2016 race for the GOP nomination), Fiorina discusses her controversial tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, her battle with breast cancer, her unsuccessful US Senate bid in California against Barbara Boxer, and her stepdaughter’s drug-related death. Fiorina promotes her leadership, social and political principles. While always politically neutral, getAbstract believes readers can benefit from spending time with this intriguing leader.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Carly Fiorina deals with personal setbacks and tragedies,
  • What Fiorina learned from her controversial tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and
  • What reasons motivate her to run for public office and work for charity.


Human Potential
Instead of discussing politics, Carly Fiorina focused her speech at a New Hampshire Rotary Club meeting on the power of human potential. She cited herself as an example of how someone in America can rise from being a secretary at a small firm to becoming CEO of the world...
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About the Author

Carly Fiorina is former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a Republican candidate for President of the United States.

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