for a better comparison google around for "the downfall of commodore internaltional", heres a quick snip from 1 such search.
Originally Posted by C-Note
if you find a good enough webpage that explains all you will find amazing comparisons to HP and their board.
.....also explains how Irving Gould, the money-man and venture capitalist behind Commodore, constantly interfered when things were seemingly running smoothly.
It is widely recognized that Irving Gould and Medhi Ali (the CEO he instated at the time) ultimately caused the sad demise of Commodore through 1993-94, yet the details of how it happened have always been sketchy until now. Thomas Rattigan, former CEO of Commodore, was interviewed and gives his personal thoughts and experiences during his time with the company. He also talks about his untimely dismissal by Gould. The later sections of the book describe how numerous marketing mishaps and poor business sense led to a dwindling stock price and an eventual filing for liquidation.
Bagnall accurately describes the heartbreaking end to a great company that deserved much more success and recognition.
bolded 2 parts that remind me of ray lanes interering and the HP state of affairs in general.