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HP's Revolving CEO Door

The busiest job at HP is updating the CEO bio page. Carly Fiorini ran HP 'til 1995. She was fired during a massive reorg and equally massive layoff of staff.

Mark Hurd took over and survived the scandal of the company spying on journalists and its own board. In this case, the buck didn't stop at the top, but underlings took the fall. Hurd got the boot for expense report improprieties (he didn't make enough to pay for his own, non-company expense?). Then Lee Apotheker stepped in.

In recent months there have been mixed signals over the future of HP's PC and tablet business -- I still don't know what the exact plan is. Lee clearly flubbed this and last week was replaced by former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

Meg did a fine job at eBay (gosh knows she has enough of my money). But she did make the mistake of paying too much for Skype.

I actually have confidence in Whitman -- she is a true entrepreneur.

Not sure how big a coincidence this is but Fiorina ran for Senate in California and Meg went after the governor's office. Both lost.

 

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/26/2011 at 1:18 PM


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