HP's biggest blunder

Veli-Pekka Nousiainen nousiainen.velipekka at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 13:52:14 PDT 2011


Dilbert...

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 21:05, Richard <richard1941 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  You are reminding me of my experience at Northrop.  When I first joined,
> the founder was retired, but his widow’s boyfriend was running the
> company.   It was very much an engineering company.   Then the MBA types
> took over, and it became a totally political/financial company.    The
> bottom line: the directors are required to maximize shareholder value.
> Whatever it takes, fair or unfair, honest or crooked, right or wrong.
> Like all biological waste, this flows downhill through the layers of
> management and gets dumped on the head of the engineer.   ****
>
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> To learn more, you can join SHRM and get their journal.****
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> *From:* hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com [mailto:
> hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com] *On Behalf Of *Richard J. Nelson
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:53 PM
> *To:* 'Handheld Computing Conference discussion list'
> *Subject:* RE: Re: HP's biggest blunder****
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> *So true, so true.*
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> *From:* hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com [mailto:
> hhc-bounces at lists.brouhaha.com] *On Behalf Of *Walter Bonin
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:20 AM
> *To:* hhc at lists.brouhaha.com
> *Subject:* Aw: Re: HP's biggest blunder****
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> I don't want to underestimate the significance of "their early calculator
> technology" but HP was successful earlier with other equipment already.
> Calculators just fitted in their portfolio very well, and they built them
> with the quality we all appreciate. What got lost, IMHO, is they were an
> engineering company founded by engineers for engineers - now they're just
> another big company.****
>
> *Gesendet:* Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2011 um 18:43 Uhr
> *Von:* dalethorn <d_t_h_o_r_n at yahoo.com>
> *An:* "hhc at lists.brouhaha.com" <hhc at lists.brouhaha.com>****
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> *Cc:* ****
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> *Betreff:* Re: HP's biggest blunder ****
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> Their biggest mistake is not understanding that their early calculator
> technology was a fundamental building block of their success. Every
> employee should have an understanding of how and where HP's success
> developed, but that won't happen, and so down the slope of failure they
> will go.****
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