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    HI all,

    FYI....so were not the only ones alarmed at the though of Meg Whitman as the new CEO of HP!

    See link.

    Take care,

    Jay

    September 21, 2011
    Whitman at H.P.? The Idea Distresses the Tech World

    By DAVID STREITFELD

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/te...gewanted=print

    SAN FRANCISCO — As speculation swirled Wednesday that Meg Whitman might be brought in to save the troubled Hewlett-Packard, the tech world rendered a verdict: You have got to be kidding.

    “The notion that H.P. can be fixed by adding a celebrity chief executive is laughable,” said Roger McNamee, managing director of Elevation Partners, an investment firm.

    Ms. Whitman would be “an unmitigated disaster,” said Charles House, a longtime H.P. engineer who is chancellor of Cogswell Polytechnical College in Silicon Valley. “Her style is so arrogant it gags.”

    Against such critical backdrop, Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld of the Yale School of Management ranks as a Whitman booster. “It’s not a ridiculous choice,” he said. “But they could have done better.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovedessert View Post
    HI all,

    FYI....so were not the only ones alarmed at the though of Meg Whitman as the new CEO of HP!

    See link.

    Take care,

    Jay

    September 21, 2011
    Whitman at H.P.? The Idea Distresses the Tech World

    By DAVID STREITFELD

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/te...gewanted=print

    SAN FRANCISCO — As speculation swirled Wednesday that Meg Whitman might be brought in to save the troubled Hewlett-Packard, the tech world rendered a verdict: You have got to be kidding.

    “The notion that H.P. can be fixed by adding a celebrity chief executive is laughable,” said Roger McNamee, managing director of Elevation Partners, an investment firm.
    Interesting that the reporter would include such a harsh quote from McNamee, without even a passing reference to Elevation Partners' history as one of Palm's largest investors prior to the sale to HP...

    I certainly agree with him, though - HP needs new leadership with real vision, not just visibility.

    --John

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