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Breaking: Meg Whitman named CEO of HP.
WS Journal ^ | 09-22-11 | WSJ

Posted on 09/22/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Breaking. Just a banner.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bankruptit; estrogen; fail; feminism; hellomynameispeggy; hewlettpackard; megwhitman; whitman
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I guess she needed a job. At least someone can find one in this economy.
1 posted on 09/22/2011 1:17:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

Stick a fork in HP, they’re done.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Another huge mistake by HP.


3 posted on 09/22/2011 1:19:14 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

just before it gets scuttled, eh? Plenty of stock in there for, surely. Hope she got that sell order executed before the selloff today.


4 posted on 09/22/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Lazlo in PA
She couldn't possibly do any worse then Fiorina. Could she?
5 posted on 09/22/2011 1:20:21 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“I guess she needed a job. At least someone can find one in this economy.”

Yeah, could be. I wonder if the good citizens of Cali are having buyers remorse yet - thinking about what could have been....


6 posted on 09/22/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Lazlo in PA

HP is clueless. Glad I don’t have stock in that turd.

Meg will finish the job Carly started.


7 posted on 09/22/2011 1:21:05 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

What is it with HP?


8 posted on 09/22/2011 1:21:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: brownsfan

At least Meg has proven business success, where as Carly was hired from a failed company.


9 posted on 09/22/2011 1:23:20 PM PDT by svcw (It is who I am, it is what I do.)
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To: brownsfan
Meg will finish the job Carly started.

GMTA - exactly my thought on reading the headline. Guess somebody has to be there to grab the last golden parachute...

10 posted on 09/22/2011 1:25:34 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

utter crap of a computer, Ive had 3 of them now and had always problems and then we have indians on their service support saying”Hello I am steve I can help you no problem , no problem no problem”

There is a frigging problem sanjee or mohammed or what ever your name is but it’s not frigging Steve


11 posted on 09/22/2011 1:26:31 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he's socially liberal on his show, another phony cashing in,marriage =1man +1 woman)
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To: Vigilanteman

Geez. I didn’t even add up the Fiorina/Whitman connection until you mentioned. Two CA RINO losers from ‘10. Very inbred.

I just wonder why HP couldn’t find anyone else to run the place. It is a real mess.


12 posted on 09/22/2011 1:26:49 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I wonder if her first executive order will be to change the window dressings in the fleet of executive jets; or to change the decor of the Corporate office ....


13 posted on 09/22/2011 1:29:45 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Vigilanteman

We’ll see if she can do worse than iCarly did.


14 posted on 09/22/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Hodar

LOL. Hey, it worked out well before.


15 posted on 09/22/2011 1:32:19 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

So now Carly’s going to eBay?


16 posted on 09/22/2011 1:34:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: svcw

Whitman’s ‘success’ is on paper only. She almost wrecked eBay, they’re still trying to recover from her.


17 posted on 09/22/2011 1:37:00 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Blame the Board of Directors. They’re completely dysfunctional...

Glad I got out of that place and cashed out of my options before they went over the cliff.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 1:37:33 PM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: Lazlo in PA

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry................


19 posted on 09/22/2011 1:37:41 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Spktyr
I'm in charge of technical purchases, and HP gets NONE of our business. I do have a 30 year old HP spectrum analyzer that is still kicking butt, but that was when HP did great test equipment.

I wouldn't buy a network cable from them today.

Or Compaq, for that matter.

Be the best or go home.

/johnny

20 posted on 09/22/2011 1:38:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Or at least *try* to be the best, which HP doesn’t any more.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 1:40:17 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

That still makes her better than Carly, who has no success on paper or otherwise. ;-)


22 posted on 09/22/2011 1:47:43 PM PDT by svcw (It is who I am, it is what I do.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Meg Whitman’s funding people are funding Mitt Romney.

We can now assume that HP will be funding Mitt Romney.


23 posted on 09/22/2011 1:49:08 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Here's a scary thought: Whitman and Fiorina, RINO losers though they may be and inbred though they may be, have probably forgotten more about how to run a real money making business that your average DemocRAT in political power in California will ever know.
24 posted on 09/22/2011 1:49:08 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I guess she's gonna finish the job Carly Fiorina started.

Of finishing off HP, I mean.

25 posted on 09/22/2011 1:49:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Spktyr

What did she do to ebay?

I have an HP at work...never a problem.


26 posted on 09/22/2011 1:50:47 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Vigilanteman

After listening to some of Moonbeams logic, you got that right.


27 posted on 09/22/2011 1:53:10 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Hodar
I wonder if her first executive order will be to change the window dressings in the fleet of executive jets; or to change the decor of the Corporate office ....

Is that what you would do?

It sounds like you don't like women very much. Maybe you've had to work for them and didn't enjoy the experience.

As a matter of fact Meg Whitman took a company with 30 employees and revenues of less than $5 million and turned it into a company with more than 15,000 employees and 8 BILLION in revenues. She did that in less than 10 years.

And you?

28 posted on 09/22/2011 1:53:19 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Tim n Texas
Blame the Board of Directors. They’re completely dysfunctional...

To paraphrase an article I saw this morning with some analyst comments:
- We give the board credit for dismissing CEOs after being deemed unsuitable,
- Why does the board keep hiring CEOs that are unsuitable?

29 posted on 09/22/2011 1:53:22 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: manc
"There is a frigging problem sanjee or mohammed or what ever your name is but it’s not frigging Steve"

Hey, at least it wasn't "Peggy."

30 posted on 09/22/2011 1:57:47 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: skeeter

Hp is clueless. I think this is 7 or 8 CEOs since 1999.


31 posted on 09/22/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I have an HP Pavilion zd8000 that will be six years old in 3 months. It’s been used every and been on most of the day ever since. Other than the battery dieing 2 years ago it’s never had a problem. Other than being heavier than the new computers it does everything I would want a computer to do. If Meg take a look at that model and what they were doing in 2005, maybe HP can turn things around.


32 posted on 09/22/2011 2:03:39 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Lazlo in PA

$40 mill payday for Leo. Not bad.


33 posted on 09/22/2011 2:07:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Aria

I have two HP laptops. Both work like a charm. BUT... they do load up the machines with a lot of unnecessary crap when they ship them. I always remove as much of that as I can. And I judiciously use a firewall, as some of the stuff you cannot remove tries to “call home.” Always use virus s/w and regularly defrag.


34 posted on 09/22/2011 2:07:25 PM PDT by navydad
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s the voters fault if you think about it. Should of elected this woman to an inconsequential Senate seat.


35 posted on 09/22/2011 2:09:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ladyjane
Whitman also served on the board of directors of the eBay Foundation, Procter & Gamble and DreamWorks SKG, until early 2009.[13][34] She was appointed to the board of Goldman Sachs in October 2001 and then resigned in December 2002, amidst controversy that she had received shares in several public offerings managed by Goldman Sachs.[35][36][37] (see "Ties to Goldman Sachs" for further detail)

Source

Yup, I guess I'm just a sexist ....

36 posted on 09/22/2011 2:10:07 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Julie Packard must have hated her father.


37 posted on 09/22/2011 2:12:42 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Lazlo in PA
HP makes pure junk and their support is horrendous.

The USBs ports on my laptop failed two months ago. I've been trying to fix it w/HP since that time. I was on the phone with tech support for over TWO hours yesterday and was transferred to at least TEN different people. I gave up and emailed HP. I got a canned email directing me to call a different HP phone number. I'm furious! HP "support" and customer service is beyond bad.

This is my THIRD HP laptop that is totally messed up. Add it to the 1 $600 laser printer that doesn't work and a defective all-in one that's sitting in my closet. I will NEVER ever buy another HP product ever again. EVER.

New Dell XPS 17" notebook i7 is on the way! Ha!

38 posted on 09/22/2011 2:13:47 PM PDT by kara2008 (Palin 2012)
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To: Vigilanteman

YEP!! She sure can!! There is a world of difference between getting fools to sell and buy stuff on Ebay and running what used to be the leading technology and computer leading edge company! This is the end of HP!


39 posted on 09/22/2011 2:14:10 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Spktyr
I do have a 30 year old HP spectrum analyzer that is still kicking butt, but that was when HP did great test equipment.

That's Agilent, not HP.

They should've spun off the pc biz under the agilent brand and kept the hp name honest with the test equip....unfortunately, all the test mainframes are really pc's under the hood now too. sigh.

40 posted on 09/22/2011 2:14:10 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: ladyjane

Good reply! (BTW, I’m a man & I’ve had good and bad bosses, of both sexes.)


41 posted on 09/22/2011 2:16:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: True Republican Patriot

Dont make me laugh. She is the end of their PC business? The other guy was going to get rid of the business altogether.


42 posted on 09/22/2011 2:18:05 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams

Guess You didn’t see the full page ad in the WSJ last week where HP stated that they weren’t selling the PC Business, but rather spinning it off as a stand alone HP Computers Company so it can respond and develope technology faster and better........Oh Well!!! We will see...


43 posted on 09/22/2011 2:25:17 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Williams

Guess You didn’t see the full page ad in the WSJ last week where HP stated that they weren’t selling the PC Business, but rather spinning it off as a stand alone HP Computers Company so it can respond and develope technology faster and better........Oh Well!!! We will see...


44 posted on 09/22/2011 2:26:07 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Aria

I’ve got HP’s and Compaqs too, and never a problem (except for one dead battery after 8 years, and the computer seems to have compensated for it and found another way to keep time). It’s strange to read such wrath against HP. My oldest is about 15 years old now and still works just fine.


45 posted on 09/22/2011 2:35:07 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Spktyr
I totally agree that the board is dysfunctional and that Meg is just proof of that malady.

However, their computer lines are good value for the money, performance and reliability and support-ability-wise. Dell has sewed up the big corporations and the government, good on them, but good ole' HP powers small business.

Probably the reason you are having trouble is you don't have a local support person. That guy can get the drivers from HP or MS, decrappify and set up the system, and have it running for years with no problem. If you are a home user, don't try to do it yourelf, just as you should not attempt to tune up your car. Neither take kindly to amateurs.

46 posted on 09/22/2011 2:38:08 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*)
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To: Aria

I have an HP dessktop at home . Nothing but trouble since day 1 , which was 2 years ago . No , they wouldn’t give me a new PC . Mac next time .


47 posted on 09/22/2011 2:39:29 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: ladyjane

I have nothing against Meg Whitman and she may very well be a competent executive. But having made a major error in judgement in selecting the last CEO, one would think that the HP board would see the need to do a thorough, extensive search for his replacement since the company’s future may well rest on it. At the end of the day they may well have chosen Whitman. They may have chosen someone else. But at least it wouldn’t look like a hasty, panicked decision.


48 posted on 09/22/2011 2:41:07 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Lazlo in PA

I guess this means Carly Fiorina will take over ebay


49 posted on 09/22/2011 2:48:42 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Gabrial

I work for HP and no, it hasn’t been 7 or 8 CEOs since 1999. It just seems that way. Carly Fiorina replaced Lew Platt in 1999. Mark Hurd replaced Fiorina in 2006 (iirc). Leo Apotheker replaced Hurd last year. I’m too shell-shocked to make an assessment of Whitman. We didn’t have layoffs or offshoring at this company until Hurricane Carly hit, and HP was consistently one of the top 10 places to work. Not after Carly. Hurd took layoffs and offshoring — sorry, it’s “best shoring” now — to an art form. Apotheker was barely here long enough to find the Men’s room. I’m scared of whoever this BoD brings in.


50 posted on 09/22/2011 2:50:20 PM PDT by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012...or Rick Perry?)
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