Feeds

I'm Carly, Read Me!

'Tell some' book on tap

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Carly Fiorina has landed her first fulltime position since being ousted as Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, agreeing to write her first book.

Carly secured a deal of undisclosed value to deliver a stocking filler in time for next year's Holiday season in collaboration with Penguin Publishing's Portfolio operation.

The book will give Carly's account of the events that led to her dismissal, according to one report. Preliminary indications are this could be the book's best, and only, selling point. Fiorina told graduating high-school students this year she'd been treated as the industry's "token bimbo" during her time working in high-tech.

The rest of Carly's tome promises to be a somewhat predictable exercise in vanity publishing reserved for former business leaders and politicians. According to reports, the book will consist of a spicy potpourri of her personal memoirs, inspirational views on how women can thrive in business, and valued insights about how technology will continue to change the world.

Carly's book will be edited by Adrian Zackheim, who also edited the dreary Perfect Enough - the book that charted HP's bitter take over of Compaq Computer, a move that helped spike Fiorina's HP career and that features a hero shot of Fiorina on the cover. Amazon reviewers said Perfect Enough provided "zero insight" and positioned Fiorina favorably as "a lone crusader in a sexist culture."

Amazon's reviewers suggested turning instead to Backfire: Carly Fiorina's high-stakes battle for the soul of Hewlett-Packard as a more informative read on events.

Zackheim also edited The HP Way, written by David Packard.®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.