Only person offered the job? yeah I know that trick
Steve, would you be interesting in the top HP job? Ah...thanks but no thanks...life is good at IBM
Ginnie, would you be interested in the top HP job? Thank you very much but I will be the next CEO of IBM, so no thanks
Tom, would you have interested in the top HP job? No way dude, Apple is too cool, HP is stuffy, boring, and lost its "HP way"
Charles, would you be interested in the top HP job now that Larry pushed you out for the "Hurd in a punch bowl"? No I promised my wife I would take a low profile job and keep away from situations where woman might accuse me of things or pay for bill boards.
Leo, you are unemployed and recently fired by SAP, would you be interested in the top job at HP? We will pay you $5M to sign, $5M in salary, $3M to relocated, $6M in stock and you can get a bonus of 2X your salary as long as you cut employees. Sure why not! We would like to offer you the job.