From a near death experience to
(a) the Apple way
(b) the Nokia way
It seems your call HP
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman kicked off the Discover 2012 customer and partner event today in Frankfurt with a keynote address meant to calm everyone down about HP and its future. And she trotted out her lieutenants in the enterprise hardware and software groups to help make her case. Whitman made no bones about the fact …
"Whitman reminded everyone that HP is one of the largest companies in the world and also, on a cash flow basis, one of the most profitable – throwing --- away more cash than Coca Cola, FedEx, McDonalds, and others. "We are on a very ----- shaky financial foundation," she said."
Yes, she keeps mentioning that, but that is not anyone's concern. Their concern is that, even with that cash flow, the HP executives have managed to throw cash away much faster than it is coming in. They turned a would be $6 plus billion profit year into an $11 plus billion loss year based almost entirely on management mistakes.
she loves HP's ... employees.
Well the ones they didn't fire and out source to India / China.
HP has a "long legacy of customer partnership and trust"
That they have burned with crappy plastic printers that no longer run any longer then much cheaper printers and HP's Over Priced DRM chipped toners. Don't even start about their wonderful laptops...
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