re: HP's Rebound: When Will Distractions End?
HP has made so many mistakes since Hewlett and Packard passed away, that it's amazing they're still around.
It seems that every CEO has made some major error in judgement. My biggest bone is with Hurd. He's not given enough credit for damaging HP. He crippled Hp's R&D, an area in which HP was famous. His constant concern with cutting costs cost him a great deal of good will in the company. By the time they got rid of him, in a lucky break, because of the scandal, serious damage had been done. He seemed to be more interested in quarterly profits in an attempt to increase his own take home, than the long term health of the company. How often do we see that? All too often.
It's a sad thing.