Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman expected to take over at HP

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Sep 22, 2011
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  1. Update: It's official. Léo Apotheker is out as CEO of HP, and former eBay chief Meg Whitman will take his place.

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  2. quick note to HP stockholders: DUMP AND RUN.
  3. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    HP has seen seven CEOs come and go in the past 11 years.

    Well that explains a lot! no wonder why there's a printer whit an integrated stapler and coffee holder in my office.
  4. Whitman ran an online auction. What qualifies heard to run HP?

    Why not give Ann Livermore a shot. She has been at HP through many years of turmoil, and MAYBE she has learned some lessons by watching the losers HP has had a CEO's
  5. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    I feel very sorry for all the people had worked hard to make HP one of the best tech company and it makes me sad seeing how a stupid board who is ruining a life's work of technology and innovation.HP is not eBay, you have to understand innovation and to have a vision on the future of technology. HP does not need a salesperson but an engineer helped by a salesperson(maybe, because quality sells).Is Meg Whitman the final blow on HP? Will see if she takes the Carly Fiorina way or is she the real deal?Only future will tell..
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,265   +436

    Anything is better than Leo, but I have a feel she will be watched alot more closely. And the board will actually pay attention to what the damn CEO is doing.

    But in all honestly the board has to be fired also. They are responsible for hiring that goon leo, and the stock price dropping in half and all of the bone head decision that clown made.

    Now may be a good time to buy HP stock if they can turn it around.
  7. Now there is a satisfying smile after being promised a nice pay Cheque :)
  8. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    Oh. Okay. It is now official:

    HP is doomed.
  9. A new CEO on average every 1.5 years, no wonder there is no direction. No wonder they go this way then that. Usually a new CEO takes at a few years to get a new direction established, especially at a large company.

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