HP Loses Another Good Manager
My spouse used to work for Peter Ryan at HP. He was a stand-up guy. Smart, hard-working, good with people, non-political, unflappable. With all the senior managers from HP over the years who have resigned, or been forced out for not making their numbers, when is it going to be admitted that perhaps the problem with HP is at the very top. Bribing stock holders with dividends to keep the stock price up while laying off boatloads of employees and selling off the assets that previous management teams have accumulated is not a strategy. In fact, it is so counter-productive that it makes all the managers trying to implement that strategy seem incompetent, whether they are or not.