As H-P (HPQ +6.6%) surges on hopes Leo Apotheker will be canned, and the PC division retained,...


As H-P (HPQ +6.6%) surges on hopes Leo Apotheker will be canned, and the PC division retained, Shira Ovide asks whether H-P's board qualifies as the worst ever. She points to a long history of missteps, from the 2006 "pretexting" scandal, to its handling of Mark Hurd, to its schizophrenic attitude towards the company's PC business.

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  • 7footMoose
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    HP's Board's bad decision making should provide an example for the Administration on how not to deal with the real problem and make things worse. Oh yeah, the Administration already knows how not to deal with the real issue and is making things worse. Maybe both should attend a remedial decision making course.
    21 Sep 2011, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • Origa
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    The best thing a board can do, is starting to admit mistakes and start correcting the mistakes.

     

    Can Leo Apotheker is a step in the right direction, and the secondly correct thing they can do, is stop buying companies and start to improve HP branded products.
    21 Sep 2011, 04:53 PM Reply Like
  • Freedoms Truth
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    Origa, good call. HP was an engineering powerhouse. Then they turned into an aquisition-dealmaking chop shop. HP needs to look at how to build share and margin organicly.

     

    HP is way undervalued if they get their house in order.
    21 Sep 2011, 10:48 PM Reply Like
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