"A barefoot kid’s journey from climbing coconut and guava trees in Hawaii to climbing the corporate ladder with a large multinational corporation.”
The author spent 32+ years with EDS & HP. Starting as a programmer, he ultimately managed EDS’ 192-person Southern California Systems Engineering/Solution Center. He had to assess and judge people’s performance, guide new employees, mentor new leaders, determine who to promote and explain to those who didn’t make the cut, terminate people, stand up at all-hands meetings to announce budget cuts and salary freezes, and worse, had to personally lay off many people due to corporate down-sizing. He provides hard-earned career advice from successes and failures along his deeply personal journey.