That was some news out of Silicon Valley last week, huh? You know, the top-level shakeup at that huge high-tech company. No, Im not talking about Apple Inc., where Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs began his third medical-related leave of absence. Nor about Google Inc., where CEO Eric Schmidt is being replaced by predecessor and company co-founder Larry Page. In those cases, the cast changed, yet the corporate cultures are likely to remain intact. The really interesting company to watch is the third one that shuffled its highest- level personnel last week: Hewlett-Packard Co. HP
Tech CEOs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina seemed to have all the pieces in place to take advantage of the nationwide GOP surge. But with tin ears aimed at voters, they couldn't even win their companies' headquarters counties. Carly! Meg! What happened? You were both so promising. A dream team of former Silicon Valley CEOs—female CEOs at that; Republican challengers in an election favoring Republican challengers; women who knew how to prevent bankruptcy in a state that's on the verge of one. And now? Now pundits—including this one—are speaking about you in the past tense
On Friday, the HP board took the courageous -- but necessary -- step of dismissing Mark Hurd, a CEO who earned multimillions each year, landing him number four on CNNMoney's top 20 highest paid CEOs in 2009. How did Hurd earn such whopping pay days? Over his five year tenure, while organic growth was anemic, through acquisitions, cost cuts and stock buybacks, he was able to boost EPS, his own pay and the company's stock price.
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina emerged victorious Tuesday in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in California.
Former HP chief executive Carly Fiorina is looking at running for a U.S. Senate seat in California in 2010, as a Republican
By Gary Arlen President, Arlen Communications After the first dozen signs and flyers that shouted "Anywhere. Anytime," I lost track of how many CES exhibitors were making the same promise about their interoperable, interconnected, multi-format home-networking facilities. I couldn't even begin to try to confirm whether the wealth of devices or systems would actually serve me "anywhere" and "anytime." Even more significantly at CES last month, I heard countless warnings that these connections are still too difficult and too unreliable. To quote just a few cautionary remarks from prominent industry leaders: Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro in his welcoming remarks: "While