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    News - HP chairman accuses Hurd of lying to the board

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    Re: News - HP chairman accuses Hurd of lying to the board

    Hmm, not impressed with the NYT article - it comes across as pretty biased and sneering - phrases like "a suave European — how many American C.E.O.’s have an accent aigu in their name?" pretty much set the tone as far as I'm concerned.

    Then you've got inconsistencies like "after firing its chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, for playing footsie with a consultant and fudging his expense accounts" followed later by "so concerned that it had to get rid of Mr. Hurd, with his piddling expense account problems". So is "fudging" expenses serious or not? Personally, I'd regard knowingly claiming money you're not entitled to as ... what's that word ... oh yes - fraud! (By the way, to leap to Hurd's defence, the sexual misconduct charge was dismissed, since there was no evidence of it - another piece of NYT misreporting - the article should have made clear that it was accusations of "footsie")

    I can't help thinking that because the WSJ appears to be trying to be even-handed, that the NYT has decided to take sides. Either that or it's just sloppy journalism - maybe Hexus could loan Ms Griffiths to the NYT to show them how it should be done?

    Okay, I'll admit to bias, I'm just about to go to my desk at HP (I'm a low ranking techie, so don't yell at me), but as the quotes that Sarah G's given say - as Hurd (pauses to spit) himself admitted - he failed to uphold the Code of Business Conduct, and given the number of offences the only recourse was to - as the 'mericans say - "fire his ass!"

    Personally, I'll hold fire on judging the new guy - if he stops the continual firing of the folks that do the work, then he's fine by me. And if, in turn, this means we see some good quality, innovative products come out with that HP logo, then so much the better.

    Another good article from Hexus though.

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    Re: News - HP chairman accuses Hurd of lying to the board

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Hmm, not impressed with the NYT article
    Check out the next story Sarah's writing on this - should be up soon...

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