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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/bu...ewlett.html?hp

    The articles says Mark Hurd made H/P profitable and the biggest technology company.
    One quote: "Mr. Hurd took over a bumbling H.P. in early 2005 and turned it into one of the most consistent performers in the technology industry. In that time, the price of the company’s stock doubled. Under Mr. Hurd, H.P. surged past I.B.M. as the largest technology power with its sales increasing to $115 billion a year, from $80 billion."

    another one said: "Mr. Hurd took over the top spot of H.P. in 2005, when he succeeded Carly Fiorina, who was unable to increase profitability despite the company’s $19 billion acquisition of Compaq in 2002."

    After the news the stocks were down 10%.

    I dont have the love for the guy but I do want palm and webOS to succeed. I wonder if he was one of the guys who cant say things the right way (as evident by multiple times he put his feet in his mouth) but at the same time would have seen that WebOS succeeded.


    I am not defending this guy but still think we could have used his oversight to succeed and beat the damn Apple and Google. What do you guys think?

    Oracle Chief Faults H.P. Board for Forcing Hurd Out
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/te....html?_r=1&hpw

    It was all a PRPRPR $stunt$

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/te.../10hp.html?hpw
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    I don't hate the guy. Who knows what will happen and how this would have changed things.

    Sounds like he was good at his job.

    Selling my Palm things: just make an offer: http://forums.webosnation.com/market...nd-offers.html
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    I agree, Mark may not have been the best of speakers but under his direction HP emerged as a force to be reckoned with. He has the foresight to know what will work for the company. I am sad to see him go but I am excited for the new CEO Sood or Rubenstein will be great.
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    I couldn't care less...he is a tool that screwed over his wife and kids...there are plenty of excellent CEO candidates out there...probably from outside HP. As long as Carli doesn't come back I'm guessing HP will come out just as good if not better.
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    I had a feeling he could have helped webOS compete at Apple level. I do pray someone better comes along....
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    I think there will be a ton of talent lining up to take over HP at such a crucial stage...

    Someone who wants to take on Google and Apple in the mobile market... as well as continue profitability in the many other aspects of the company

    this is huge.
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    Think of it, Bill Clinton slept with ML yet was a better president than GWB.
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    What's next for HP after Hurd | Circuit Breaker - CNET News
    Another article saying he was good. Also posted by Jay.
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    Don't really care much about him. WSJ didn't have many good things to say, some other places have better things to say, whatever. All I care about is that the stock went down 10% so I bought in after hours. Hopefully everything still goes well with the next version of webOS. If things look bleak, I'm jumping ship and maybe come back once the product matures. That's how I see all this affecting me. Other than that, not much to report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stung View Post
    Don't really care much about him. WSJ didn't have many good things to say, some other places have better things to say, whatever. All I care about is that the stock went down 10% so I bought in after hours. Hopefully everything still goes well with the next version of webOS. If things look bleak, I'm jumping ship and maybe come back once the product matures. That's how I see all this affecting me. Other than that, not much to report.
    How do you buy after hour stocks? I use etrade but cant do it
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    Another article mentioning how great was Mark Hurd
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/te...y/09hp.html?hp
    plus the woman he may had an affair with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stung View Post
    Don't really care much about him. WSJ didn't have many good things to say, some other places have better things to say, whatever. All I care about is that the stock went down 10% so I bought in after hours. Hopefully everything still goes well with the next version of webOS. If things look bleak, I'm jumping ship and maybe come back once the product matures. That's how I see all this affecting me. Other than that, not much to report.
    WSJ never has anything good to say about anything. I regard them as a joke, and didn't know anyone else took a serious approach to the garbage they write.

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    Hurd was one of the best executive leaders our country has seen in a long time - of any company, tech or otherwise. This situation has been a shock, to say the least. However, I think he setup the company for continued profitable growth. I expect Ann Livermore will be announced to take his place within the next couple of weeks. She is, by far, the strongest internal candidate for the position. HP would be wise to keep the search internal, as they have a significant number of good candidates for the CEO position.
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    I did like the fact that he kept costs low and made H/P a technology giant.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/te....html?_r=1&hpw
    Oracle Chief Faults H.P. Board for Forcing Hurd Out
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    It was all a PRPRPR $stunt$: $NYT$: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/te.../10hp.html?hpw
    Quotes: "a public relations specialist convinced the company’s directors that H.P. would endure months of humiliation if accusations of sexual harassment by a company contractor against Mr. Hurd became public. But even after following the specialist’s advice, the company has not escaped criticism."
    "According to a person briefed on the presentation, the representative from the APCO public relations firm even wrote a mock sensational newspaper article to demonstrate what would happen if news leaked. The specialist said the company would be better served by full disclosure, even though an investigation had produced no evidence of sexual misconduct."
    "Some in Silicon Valley said the technology giant had overreacted in ousting a chief executive who has been one of the most successful in corporate America in recent years."
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    Almost feel like when Apple kicked out Steve Jobs
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