"Carly virée" = Carly Fiorina is out!
That was the SMS I received from a friend of mine who knew of my constant ranting about how bad Carly was for HP. Negative or destructive events seldom cause me to feel elated; but I must admit these were good news.
Best news for HP since the end of the past century. Great indication that the tide is turning in favor of talent.
Carly Fiorina might be a great communicator, might have great public relations and might be a great marketing person...BUT she certainly was not a great CEO for HP and that has been absolutely evident from day 1... Does anybody remember her Comdex speech right after she became CEO? Empty, no vision, meaningless, pittyful... How about the brilliant decision to stop investing in HP-Unix? Instead of, I don't know, something bold and daring like open-sourcing the technology or merging it with Linux or joint-venturing it in China... And how did you like the "me-too" initiative on "e-services", mimicking Big Blue, only with a delay of a few years? Let me not start writing about "The Compaq Affair"...
"Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation" - Mahatma Gandhi
Let Us Move On!