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  • How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina

    10/01/2015 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Backchannel ^ | October 1, 2015 | Steven Levy
    ... Steve Jobs and Carly Fiorina made a deal where HP could slap its name on Apple’s wildly successful product. Nonetheless, HP still managed to botch things. ... If it were a straight deal for HP to include Apple’s software, the fee might have been hundreds of millions of dollars. (Around that time, software companies were paying huge sums to have their products or services preinstalled, since people seldom deleted them and often used the default choices.) Even better, preinstalling iTunes was a way for Apple to stifle Microsoft’s competitor to the iTunes Music Store. As an Apple leader at...
  • HP Employees Won’t Give Carly Fiorina a Dime

    10/01/2015 5:56:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/1/15 | Patricia Murphy
    Out of the thousands of people she worked with, why are only two giving Fiorina a reportable amount of cash? The employees at Hewlett-Packard, where Carly Fiorina was CEO for six years, don’t seem interested in seeing their old boss become commander-in-chief. Of the 302,000 employees at the company, not one has given a reportable amount to help Fiorina fund her 2016 presidential campaign, according to the campaign’s most recent FEC filings, which lists all donations over $200. HP’s corporate leadership also doesn’t seem keen on the idea of Fiorina in the White House. Among the 12-member board of directors,...
  • Carly Fiorina’s ‘Super PAC’ Aids Her Campaign, in Plain Sight (Illegal coordination?)

    09/30/2015 8:43:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/30/15 | NICK CORASANITIS
    The table festooned with red “Carly for America” placards arrived hours before the candidate. Political operatives took up positions outside the front door to catch supporters of Carly Fiorina, the corporate executive-turned-Republican contender, and gather their contact information before steering them inside to the room where she would speak. But the table, the placards and the workers didn’t belong to Mrs. Fiorina’s campaign. They were there thanks to the “super PAC” supporting her run for president. The Federal Election Commission forbids direct coordination between campaigns and super PACs, lest candidates effectively rely almost entirely on the huge, unlimited donations of...
  • Inside Carly Fiorina's California campaign meltdown

    09/30/2015 6:51:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/15 | Maeve Reston
    Carly Fiorina is surprising many Republicans with her meteoric rise to the top tier of the 2016 GOP race. But here in California, her sparkling performances on the campaign trail look more like a case of déjŕ vu. Before plummeting to a 10-percentage-point loss during a wave year for Republicans in 2010, the former chief executive mounted a fierce challenge to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer with all of the same assets she is displaying now. She dazzled voters, particularly women, with her secretary-to-CEO life narrative. She impressed them with her toughness -- from her well-placed jabs at Boxer to her...
  • Carly Fiorina softens attacks on Clinton

    09/29/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    CNN KCCI ^ | 9/29/15 | Theodore Schleifer
    Carly Fiorina entered the Republican presidential race with a singular purpose: Attack Hillary Clinton. At the high-profile Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Fiorina ripped into Clinton, challenging her to "name one accomplishment" and charging that she "doesn't know what leadership means." She trolled Clinton with a news conference just outside a Clinton event in Columbia. And she launched an entire website,, that funneled visitors to a donation page -- once they watched a 54-second anti-Clinton screed. But that was before her strong debate performances and rapid rise to the top-tier of Republican primary candidates. Now, Fiorina is now...
  • The truth about Carly Fiorina's record in Silicon Valley (Vendor Financing scam at Lucent)

    09/28/2015 10:32:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Daily Dot ^ | 9/21/15 | Ben Branstetter
    In the week since Wednesday’s contentious GOP debate, Carly Fiorina has walked away the winner—both on social media and in the polls. She peaked in Google searches when mentioning her daughter—who passed away from an overdose—in response to a question about drug reform, earned the biggest applause of the night by cooly but deftly responding to Donald Trump’s criticisms of her appearance, and painted herself as a Washington outsider in a race where non-politicians like neurosurgeon Ben Carson and real estate mogul Trump are leading the pack. -snip- Much like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 subprime mortgage...
  • Carly Fiorina again tackles her legacy at Hewlett-Packard

    09/28/2015 9:36:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    When Carly Fiorina ran for U.S. Senate, opponents depicted the former corporate executive as a cold-hearted job killer, using her past statements like a noose around her neck. Americans have no God-given right to a job, said the former Hewlett-Packard chief. When you’re talking about massive layoffs, sometimes they’re warranted. Off-shoring — shipping American jobs overseas — was “right-shoring.” Now, though, running for president, Fiorina has softened her tone, acknowledging the human toll of lost jobs and explaining at greater length and depth the actions she took as a powerful Silicon Valley executive, including overseeing tens of thousands of layoffs....
  • Fiorina says she was 'offered many jobs' after HP firing

    09/27/2015 9:27:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/27/15 | KYLE CHENEY
    Carly Fiorina said on Sunday she had plenty of job offers after being fired as the CEO of Hewlett Packard, including posts in the George W. Bush administration, but she decided against them. "I didn’t want to go back to work as a CEO," the Republican presidential contender said on NBC's "Meet the Press," rejecting suggestions her lack of private-sector employment after leaving HP is an indictment of her leadership. "Yes, I was offered many jobs – as a CEO, in the Bush administration. I wanted a break, and then I wanted to give back."
  • JESSE’S GIRL: Carly Fiorina Loves Her Some Jesse Jackson

    09/27/2015 6:08:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    GotNews ^ | 9/16/15 | Charles C Johnson
    If Carly Fiorina could be shook down by Jesse Jackson how likely is it that she’ll be able to stand up to Iran, a country she once did business with in defiance of the sanctions? Fiorina has a Jesse Jackson problem. The disgrace former HP CEO executive repeatedly praised the disgraced “reverend” throughout her career. The American Spectator laid out some of the ties. In a 2003 speech, Fiorina said, “in the past 40 years, there are very few people who have used their talent along lines of excellence to achieve more things for more people in more places than...
  • Fiorina’s record at HP defines her candidacy — which could be a problem

    09/26/2015 6:38:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/26/15 | Drew Harwell and Danielle Paquette
    At a polished New York press announcement in 2001, Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, then the most powerful woman in American business, unveiled an immensely risky mega-merger whose success she promised with her signature showmanship: “If you don’t believe it, watch.” But 3 1 / 2 years later, after HP had shed half its market value and slashed more than 30,000 jobs amid what rivals called “the dumbest deal of the decade,” Fiorina was quietly fired from her first and still only job as a CEO. She succumbed to a brutal battle with the founders’ families, a worker uprising and,...
  • Here's the latest executive to call Carly Fiorina's business record 'disastrous'

    09/26/2015 6:30:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/15 | Stephen Gandel
    Carly Fiorina may come from the executive suite, but that hasn’t stopped other executives from slamming her record. The latest critique comes from Steven Rattner, a former Wall Street banker and private equity executive. Rattner, in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Saturday, called Fiorina’s time as the CEO of HP “short and disastrous.” Rattner said HP’s acquisition of Compaq, pushed through by Fiorina, caused an amount of divisiveness at the company that Rattner says he never saw in his 33-year career on Wall Street. He said that while Fiorina did serve during a tough period for...
  • The ads that tore Fiorina down in 2010 — and might do it again

    09/26/2015 2:17:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/26/15 | Jane C. Timm
    In late 2010, polls showed Carly Fiorina within a point or two of beating California’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. The Republican candidate was impressing on the trail and gaining traction with voters, much like she is now as a Republican presidential contender. And then the attack ads began. “Thirty thousand Californians lost their jobs,” the narrator of an ad released in mid-September said of Fiorina’s legacy as CEO of the Silicon Valley tech giant Hewlett Packard. “Fiorina tripled her salary, bought a million dollar yacht, and five corporate jets.” Her poll numbers dipped — and they never quite recovered....
  • Will Carly Fiorina’s surge be undermined by her HP record?

    09/26/2015 2:03:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9/26/15 | Cathaleen Chen
    In 2010, Fiorina's Senate campaign was severely undermined by a series of attack ads that emphasized her failure as a Hewlett-Packard CEO. Could this happen again? Carly Fiorina is doing well in polls. As Donald Trump saw his support drastically diminish following the second GOP debate, the businesswoman swiftly rose to No. 2 with 15 percent of Republican support. But critics are skeptical that her success will persist. The reason? Her dismal tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, during which 30,000 employees were laid off. In 2010, Mrs. Fiorina ran for Senate in California, against Democratic incumbent...
  • Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad

    09/26/2015 1:58:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Steven Rattner
    HER silver tongue honed by decades in corporate marketing, Carly Fiorina has used two debates, and a steely determination on the campaign trail, to climb near the top of the polls for the Republican nomination. But Americans should pause on her biggest professional credential for our highest office: a short, disastrous stint atop one of America’s iconic technology companies, Hewlett-Packard. The clearest measure of her performance — and the report card preferred by Wall Street — is H.P.’s stock price, which dropped by 52 percent during her tenure of almost six years. Yes, Mrs. Fiorina served during the worst fall...
  • Fiorina had that job-killing touch

    09/25/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/15 | Richard Rapaport
    That Carly Fiorina was a one-woman wrecking crew during her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard was never in doubt. But what follows is a tale that is now being picked up and distributed as the Republican Party seeks a nominee who combines business savvy and executive know-how. Sadly, the former executive who most closely fits this particular bill also has exhibited the kind of corporate arrogance and blind certitude that came close to sinking what had been considered among the world’s best technology companies: Hewlett-Packard. At HP beginning in the mid-1990s, Fiorina was responsible for the ill-fated merger with Compaq,...
  • Fiorina wrestles with the Hewlett-Packard ghosts

    09/24/2015 5:40:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    Fiorina, pictured in 1999, says on the campaign trail that she had to burn down Hewlett Packard in order to save it. Carly Fiorina’s business background is an essential part of the story she tells on the campaign trail, offering an “only in America” biographical tale of her journey from secretary to CEO. Yet the crowning achievement of her corporate career -- her tenure as a Fortune 500 CEO at Hewlett-Packard -- isn't central to her stump speech. Repeating the same lines from stop to stop, Fiorina rails against an "inept, corrupt bureaucracy." She offers herself up as a leader...
  • Carly Fiorina's Track Record at HP [A Fair and Balance Look]

    09/24/2015 8:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/24/2015 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    Carly Fiorina is facing a media blitz from critics, attacking her defense of her record at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) at the latest GOP debates. The track record is more nuanced than the critics let on. Fiorina came to HP during a ferocious market downturn, when the company was led by a fractious board riven by infighting. None of the presidential candidates can lay claim to what Fiorina had to contend with in the business world. During the tech boom of the late nineties, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) was bumbling along with stagnating, single-digit revenue growth, run by a notoriously dysfunctional board. Facing the...
  • Carly Fiorina's Judgment Problem

    09/24/2015 7:07:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/5/15 | Nomi Prins
    For those of us that live in California, there’s a palpable deja vu in Carly Fiorina’s declaration to run for president on the Republican ticket. Smatterings of those late night TV advertisements are still sloshing around our brains. Her campaign positions her as the outsider, the embodiment of the American dream. As her website informs us, “Only in the United States of America can a young woman start as a secretary and work to become Chief Executive of one of the largest technology companies in the world.” Implicit in that leap is the kind of power that is a companion...
  • At Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina snuffed out a beloved tech culture

    09/24/2015 6:22:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/15 | Robin Abcarian
    It’s hard to overestimate the impact that two young Stanford graduates, working in a small wooden garage behind a brown shingled house in 1939, had on the world of high technology. Without David Packard and William Hewlett, there would probably be no Silicon Valley. The pair were known not just for technical innovation and global success. They were accidental corporate chieftains who created an ethos of profitability, humility and collegiality that came to be known as “the HP Way.” Their doors were not just always open; they didn’t even have doors. They enshrined the idea of “management by wandering.” “Bill...
  • Carly Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard 'Scammed' U.S. Government Out Of $4 Billion, Says Report

    09/24/2015 5:48:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    HNGN ^ | 9/24/15 | Taylor Tyler
    A new report calls into question Carly Fiorina's business practices while CEO of Hewlett-Packard. When Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was at the helm of Hewlett-Packard, she oversaw HP's lobbying of the U.S. government for a temporary tax holiday on corporate profits so it could use the money to create new jobs. Much of that money, however, was used to buy back HP stock while then-CEO Fiorina fired 14,500 employees, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. HP was at the forefront of the lobbying effort for the Homeland Investment Act of 2004, a law designed to generate...
  • Trump's 7 Words for Fiorina Say Everything We Need to Know About Her Time as CEO

    09/23/2015 3:37:23 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 9/23/2015 | Sandy Desoto
    Some who know Fiorina’s business background believe her ascension to the White House would be ruinous for the nation. One candidate has seen her fortunes rise following a stand-out debate performance last week: Carly Fiorina. The former corporate leader shot up from well back in the polls to second place in the pack, with 15 percent support, while Trump’s lead fell from 32 to 24 percent. However, some who know Fiorina’s business background believe her ascension to the White House would be ruinous for the nation. During last week’s CNN debate, her time as Hewlett-Packard CEO came under scrutiny. Moderator...
  • Fiorina: Blaming Me For Iran Sales Is Like Blaming Radio Host For Listeners’ Actions

    09/23/2015 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 9/23/15 | Christopher Massie
    Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina told an Iowa radio host Tuesday that saying that she should have known and done something about a European subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard making sales to Iran was like saying the same about the host “if one of your listeners does something wrong out there in your name.” “We sell products to a customer,” Fiorina said to Iowa radio host Simon Conway. “And that customer was then doing business with another company. Both of those customers were doing something wrong. It would be a little bit like saying if one of your...
  • Fiorina cannot rewrite the history of HP

    09/23/2015 2:33:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Network World ^ | 9/23/15 | Paul McNamara
    Until her surge in the polls and a critically acclaimed performance in the most recent debate, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina had limited trouble selling her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard as the foundation of her case to occupy the Oval Office. -snip- It was Fiorina’s failed leadership that brought her company down. After an unsuccessful attempt to catch up to IBM’s growth in IT services by buying PricewaterhouseCooper’s consulting business (PwC, ironically, ended up going to IBM instead), she abruptly abandoned the strategic goal of expanding IT services and consulting and moved into heavy metal. At a time that...
  • What Carly Fiorina's Failed Senate Race Says About Her Presidential Campaign

    09/23/2015 2:09:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/23/15 | Abigail Abrams
    As Carly Fiorina gains increased media attention and ramps up her presidential campaign after her strong performance in the second Republican debate last week, she may still be struggling to overcome the obstacles that led to her defeat the only previous time she sought elected office. While Fiorina has billed herself as an "outsider" candidate, she does have political experience -- she just wasn’t successful. Her 2010 campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in California saw fierce campaigning (she’s often remembered for the “demon sheep” ad) and pressure on Fiorina to defend her business record before the former Hewlett-Packard...
  • When a Super PAC Acts Like a Campaign (Illegal coordination with FioRINO?)

    09/23/2015 2:01:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/10/15 | Emma Roller
    On a re­cent swing through Iowa, Carly Fior­ina kept a rig­or­ous cam­paign sched­ule. At six cam­paign stops over the course of two days and 300 miles, Fior­ina spoke in front of Re­pub­lic­an crowds at three col­leges, an ice cream par­lor, a vine­yard, and an out­door tiki bar. And at each event, staffers work­ing for a su­per PAC that sup­ports Fior­ina’s can­did­acy were one step ahead of the cam­paign. Tra­di­tion­ally, a polit­ic­al cam­paign will have ded­ic­ated staffers on the ground to “ad­vance” the can­did­ate, ar­riv­ing at an event space be­fore the can­did­ate shows up, mak­ing sure the room is dec­or­ated with...
  • Fiorina Super PAC Tests Legal Limits of Campaign Coordination (Illegal Coordination?)

    09/23/2015 1:47:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    The emergence of super PACs and their ability to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns has raised legal questions as to how campaigns and candidates are allowed to communicate or coordinate with them since the Citizens United decision in 2010. In the past six years, those limits have been tested in various ways. But in the current presidential campaign, the lines are being blurred even more and no candidate is testing the legal limits more visibly or blatantly than Carly Fiorina, whose performance in Wednesday night's Republican debate has thrust her candidacy into the spotlight. -snip-...
  • Carly Fiorina’s $4 Billion Job Scam at Hewlett-Packard (used tax bailout for stock buybacks...)

    09/23/2015 6:11:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/23/15 | Michael Daly
    As CEO, she lobbied for a tax holiday on corporate profits to create jobs. Instead, the money was used to buy back stock while HP fired 14,500 workers. Had Donald Trump been talking about Carly Fiorina’s essence rather than her appearance, he might have had a point. Not that it should matter one way or the other, Fiorina has an altogether pleasant physical presence, markedly more so than does Trump. But a blind person could see that Fiorina was the very face of corporate greed and income inequality during her five-year tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Take, for example, the...
  • Fiorina Misleads on HP and Iran

    09/23/2015 6:06:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Annenberg Public Policy Center ^ | 9/22/15 | Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely
    Carly Fiorina made several false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims in responding to questions about Hewlett-Packard’s involvement with a foreign subsidiary that sold products in Iran. The former HP CEO claimed that a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation “proved that neither I nor anyone else in management knew about” a Hewlett-Packard subsidiary doing business in Iran. We have found no such ruling from the SEC, nor could Fiorina’s campaign provide one. She also claimed that the company that actually sold HP products in Iran was “not honest” with HP about its dealings. But that company said in a 2003 press release...
  • Authors: Enron's Lay, HP's Fiorina were wannabe wizards (2006)

    09/22/2015 2:17:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 4/30/06 | Cecil Johnson
    Color Ken Lay a ''wannabe wizard.'' That's a species of leader notched between the ''harmful wizard'' and the ''authentic wizard'' among kinds of leaders classified in Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal's intriguing new book, The Wizard and the Warrior. The authors also put former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina in that category. ''Unlike authentic wizards, whose magic breathes spirit and soul into an enterprise, wannabe wizards have great intentions but limited ability to create a meaningful organization or transform one in trouble,'' the authors say. -snip- Where Lay was too hands-off, Fiorina appears to have been too hands-on,...
  • Fiorina camp pushes back on criticism of HP tenure (Attacks messenger, not facts...)

    09/22/2015 2:10:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/22/15 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Carly Fiorina’s campaign is defending her record as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. In a post published on Medium, Fiorina’s Deputy Campaign Manager Sarah Isgur Flores took on criticism about the candidate, pushing back on recent reports characterizing the retired tech executive's tenure as a failure. “There’s a lot of armchair CEO’ing going on around here. And some folks seem to have taken the ‘Invent’ motto to mean they get to invent their own facts,” Isgur Flores writes, referring to the HP motto during Fiorina’s tenure. Fiorina was fired in 2005. Isgur Flores then goes on to list 10 things she...
  • HP didn't actually fire all the employees it threatened to cut

    09/22/2015 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2015 | Julie Bort
    HP's plan to shift workers off its payroll and have them work as contract workers for a partner named Ciber isn't going exactly as planned, multiple sources have told Business Insider. HP didn't actually follow through with its threat to fire all of the employees if they refused the new job offer. A few of the employees who refused the new offer are now being asked to stay on at HP as if no layoff ultimatum ever happened. To recap: HP told several hundred employees in its Enterprise Services division, HP's consulting unit, that HP had lined up a new...
  • Fact Check: Carly Fiorina's latest defense of her HP track record has holes

    09/22/2015 10:06:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/22/15 | Stephen Gandel
    Carly Fiorina said on The Tonight Show that her track record at HP included improving market share. But that’s not true. Carly Fiorina’s latest defense of her track record at Hewlett Packard doesn’t quite add up. Monday night, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the GOP Presidential hopeful stepped up her effort to paint her time at the top of one of the nation’s largest technology companies as a success. Fallon remarked that her rise from a secretary at a small real estate company to the head of HP HPQ -2.42% was remarkable, but he also mentioned critics who...
  • Carly Fiorina 2016 : Master Archive Thread for ugly "Fiorina Truths" (HP, Iran, H1B Visas, etc)

    09/22/2015 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 14 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-09-25 | Patton@Bastogne
    . ===================================== Carly Fiorina presided over HP when they violated Iran sanctions ===================================== Carly Fiorina loves Outsourcing American jobs ===================================== Carly Fiorina lays-off 30,000 at HP ===================================== Carly Fiorina Sugarcoats Disastrous Tenure At HP ===================================== .
  • Fiorina’s resume disqualifies her

    09/22/2015 6:57:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/21/15 | Richard Cohen
    I want to say something about Carly Fiorina right at the outset: I don’t care if she was a brilliant or awful CEO of Hewlett-Packard. I don’t care if her firing was justified or the work of mean old men. I don’t care if she increased cash flow and doubled revenues or whether those are misleading indicators — which, as it happens, they are. What matters most is that being a CEO has nothing to do with being President. -snip- But all she had going for her is that she was once the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. During her tenure, the...
  • Barbara Boxer: Carly Fiorina doomed by record, 'mean-spiritedness' (Roadmap for Hillary)

    09/22/2015 5:57:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/21/15 | Tal Kopan,
    The woman who fended off Carly Fiorina to retain her Senate seat in 2010 says when America learns more about Fiorina's business record and "mean" spirit, she will no longer be riding high in the polls. As Fiorina soars in recent surveys for the Republican presidential nomination on the back of two strong debate performances, the race between the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and California Sen. Barbara Boxer is coming back into the spotlight. -snip- "When you examine her record and the fact that she shipped 30,000 jobs overseas and forced those beautiful employees to even train their foreign replacements, when...
  • Carly Fiorina Is the New Mitt Romney

    09/22/2015 5:37:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/22/15
    A former CEO gets taken to the woodshed for job cuts—and loses an election. Sound familiar? Carly Fiorina has a Mitt Romney problem. Fiorina, like Romney, is a wealthy former CEO from an affluent Republican family. Like Romney, she entered the Republican presidential contest assuming that her record running a large company would be one of her greatest assets. But she may be about to learn that her opponents have little trouble turning that record into her greatest liability. Like Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, the private equity firm at which he oversaw the dismantling of numerous companies purchased by...
  • The Influence of Fiorina at Lucent, in Hindsight (Enron-style accounting fraud...)

    09/22/2015 5:30:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY Times Dealbook ^ | 9/21/15 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    As Carly Fiorina has risen in the polls over the last week, there is renewed focus on her controversial tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard. Yet her career at Lucent Technologies has been treated as little more than a footnote. It shouldn’t be. “My story — from secretary to C.E.O. — is only possible in this country,” Mrs. Fiorina likes to say on the hustings. In between her stint as a receptionist for a real estate company in the late 1970s and her being named Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive in 1999, Mrs. Fiorina worked for nearly 20 years at AT&T and...
  • Carly Fiorina Was Paid $48,000 For A Speech To Bank That Violated U.S. Sanctions On Iran

    09/22/2015 5:22:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 9/21/15 | Megan Apper
    Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina — a vocal critic of lifting economic sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal — delivered a paid speech to French bank BP Paribas in June of last year, six days after the Wall Street Journal reported the bank was the subject of a federal criminal probe for flouting U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. According to a June 2015 financial disclosure, Fiorina was paid $48,000 for the speech on June 3, 2014. The Wall Street Journal’s report, last updated on May 29, 2014, said that U.S. authorities were pressuring...
  • Fiorina Tackles Plethora of Hewlett-Packard Criticism on Iran Sales

    09/22/2015 5:18:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 9/21/15 | Ryann Haas
    Carly Fiorina publicly claimed on Sunday that neither she nor Hewlett-Packard should be faulted for the sales of millions of HP printers in Iran when such business was prohibited by U.S. law. While making an appearance on Fox’s Fox News Sunday, Fiorina said that despite being the CEO of HP when the Iranian sales took place via a third party, she was unaware. “First, HP, you need to remember, was larger than each of the 50 states,” Fiorina said, per a Bloomberg Politics report. “It’s a larger budget than any one of our 50 states, and a global enterprise. And...
  • Fiorina Promised To Be Tough On Iran, But She Didn’t Expect This Ghost From Her Past To Be Exposed

    09/21/2015 3:43:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 9/21/15 | F. Peter Brown
    A Fiorina spokesperson denied wrongdoing. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is known for her aggressive views on Iran, as well as her position as the former CEO of Hewlett Packard (HP). But, how many people know that HP products were sold in Iran during her time as CEO, in spite of U.S. sanctions that were in place? -snip- From 1999-2004, during Fiorina’s time as CEO, the company’s lobbyists consistently sought “unilateral sanctions reform legislation.” The issue of HP products being sold in Iran was brought up during Fiorina’s 2010 run for a U.S. Senate seat in California. A Fiorina spokesperson...
  • Fiorina's career as tech CEO is still a matter of debate

    09/21/2015 1:06:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Ten years after GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was unceremoniously fired from her job as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, her tumultuous business career is still the subject of heated discussion. The truth is, her HP tenure was rocky. "It is pretty hard to find too many people who think she did a great job there," said journalist Peter Burrows, who wrote "Backfire," a book about Fiorina's reign at HP. "Her reputation is definitely tarnished in Silicon Valley."
  • What the Stock Market Thought of Carly Fiorina as a CEO

    09/21/2015 12:54:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Money ^ | 9/21/15 | Ian Salisbury
    Fiorina is running as an effective CEO. But when she ran HP, shareholders were unhappy. -snip- But looked at purely as a stock, HP was a real loser for investors when Fiorina ran it, losing about half its value on the market. It’s important to emphasize that the tech-stock bubble peaked and then burst not long after she took the job. Not many tech CEOs of her era could point to a rising stock price. But as Yale School of Management professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld argues in a new piece in Politico, HP struggled even relative to the broad stock market...
  • Carly Fiorina's disastrous record as HP's CEO

    09/21/2015 12:48:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/21/15 | Geoff Colvin
    The more closely voters examine Carly Fiorina’s record as HP’s CEO, the worse she’ll look. -snip- The many, many people who believe she was a disastrous CEO—and that group would include me—observe that she doubled revenue and employment simply by buying a large company, Compaq, in a deal that was a huge loser for HP shareholders. Her claim of going “from a laggard to a leader in every product category” is distinctly odd, since HP was already the overwhelming leader in printers when she arrived, and by the time she left, the company still didn’t dominate any other business. Increasing...
  • Donald Trump Slams Carly Fiorina on "Robotic" Campaign During Interview on Today

    09/21/2015 8:52:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    E Online ^ | 9/21/15 | SAMANTHA SCHNURR
    The presidential race is in full swing and Donald Trump isn't showing any signs of slowing down—or backing down. During a phone interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie aired Monday, Trump was pressed on the most recent CNN/ORC poll, which shows Republican competitor Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, surpassing Dr. Ben Carson for the second spot in the rankings, while Trump's numbers slowly decline. These results follow the candidates' performances from the second GOP debate, hosted by CNN last week. "In all of the polls done post-debate, Carly Florina is surging. Do you consider her a threat?" Guthrie asked...
  • Donald Trump is relentlessly attacking Carly Fiorina after her rise in the polls

    09/21/2015 8:04:32 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 88 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has a new campaign-trail foe: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. On Sunday and Monday, Trump has gone out of his way to trash Fiorina's candidacy, blasting her business record, her electoral prospects, and even how she sounds when she speaks. "I think that she's got a good line of pitter-patter. But when you listen for more than five minutes, you develop a tremendous headache," Trump said Monday morning on "Fox & Friends." Trump had a similar line during a Sunday interview on ABC's "This Week." "She's got a good pitter-patter," Trump observed, according to an ABC...
  • Why I Still Think Fiorina Was A Terrible CEO

    09/21/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    As a professor, hearing my name once, let alone twice, before 25 million TV viewers in an historic U.S. presidential debate is a surreal experience. “The head of the Yale business school, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, wrote a paper recently,” Donald Trump proclaimed in his attack on Carly Fiorina’s business record, “one of the worst tenures for a CEO that he has ever seen.” Immediately, the phones started ringing, text messages dinging, emails beeping—notes from thrilled old students, proud colleagues, teasing friends, pleased former teachers, curious clients, and my own immediate family in shared, flushed, utter shock. So used to being identified...
  • Fiorina faces grilling on Iran printer sales, layoffs

    09/21/2015 7:37:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/20/15 | ROBERT KING
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is riding high since she put up another strong debate performance on Wednesday, with a new poll showing her vaulting into second place in the GOP primary. But she is set to face more scrutiny befitting her status in the top tier of the GOP primary race. One example was the grilling she took during an interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." Fiorina, who lost a Senate bid by 10 points to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif, in 2010, was on the defensive about her record as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, where she oversaw a...
  • Under Carly Fiorina, Hp Sold Millions Of Dollars Of Products To Iran

    09/21/2015 4:41:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/16/15 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate president and the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, presents herself on the campaign trail as a hawk on Iran. She’s promising to take a hardline on the regime in Tehran. However, during her time as the chief executive of HP, she “sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions,” Bloomberg reports. While running the show at HP, Fiorina thwarted sanctions by dealing with Iran through European and Middle Eastern companies, allowing for the tech company to dominate the market in Tehran. By 2007, HP-made...
  • Fiorina Urges Republicans to Face Reality on Iran Deal

    09/21/2015 6:13:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/17/15 | Philip Elliot
    GOP hopeful says there is little Congress can do to improve the nuclear pact MORE Hillary Clinton Grows Lead Over Bernie Sanders, Poll Finds Ben Carson’s Campaign Defends Muslim President Remarks What the First Muslim Congressman Had to Say About Ben Carson’s Comments on Islam Nazi-Inspired Party Gains on Island Hit by Refugee Influx NBC News Pastor Hailed After Gunman Opens Fire in Selma Church NBC News Pope Meets Fidel Castro After Largest Papal Mass Ever NBC News White House hopeful Carly Fiorina said Monday it’s time to be realistic about the pending deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions:...
  • Why I Still Think Fiorina Was a Terrible CEO

    09/20/2015 5:51:42 PM PDT · by Amntn · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/20/15 | JEFFREY SONNENFELD
    As s a professor, hearing my name once, let alone twice, before 25 million TV viewers in an historic U.S. presidential debate is a surreal experience. “The head of the Yale business school, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, wrote a paper recently,” Donald Trump proclaimed in his attack on Carly Fiorina’s business record, “one of the worst tenures for a CEO that he has ever seen