Let's not forget SHE WAS FIRED
You make it sound like Carly is this great businesswoman who simply couldn't keep her peeps at HP tight-lipped. The fact is, her time at HP showed her to be anything but. Let's not forget that she was fired because she nearly drove the business into the ground. We won't pretend that she had it easy since HP was in a relatively poor state when she got there. But she acquired and then killed Compaq (the only reason the name "Compaq" means anything anymore is because the name "HP" carries even more stigma), she authorized illegal investigations into her board members and beyond (and let's not pretend that she didn't understand what was being done), and she basically let the company go to hell. Forgive me if I don't take her business advice.