Successful business people don’t get to the top without struggles. But few are willing to expose the failures and setbacks that have lined their paths through battle zones of business.
Kay Hammer is a rare breed. With startling candor and penetrating intelligence, this ” very modern, very American heroine” (Forbes) gives a frank and full recounting of her mid-career reinvention, from a linguistics professor raising two children alone to the president, CEO and co-founder of Evolutionary Technologies International – an Austin-based high-tech firm that Inc. magazine twice rated in the top 20 of the 500 fastest-growing companies. It’s a heady story of professional and personal battles…an inspiring tale of grit, courage and sheer will…and a practical guide to succeeding in today’s ferociously competitive business world.
About the Author:
Kay Hammer is co-founder, president and CEO of Evolutionary Technologies International (ETI), a software company that is pre-eminent in the area of data integration management. In 1980, Dr. Hammer left a tenured professorship at Washington State University and made a switch to software. She worked as a systems programmer at Texas Instruments then moved to Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation where she invented the ETI-EXTRACT Tool Suite, which helps automate the task of keeping data consistent across different platforms. Dr. Hammer lives in Austin, Texas.
Insights for Winning on the Corporate Battlefield
By Kay Hammer
ISBN 0-8144-0494-4 (General Business/Career)