Dilbert...<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 21:05, Richard <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:richard1941@gmail.com">richard1941@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;">











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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy">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.   <u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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their journal.<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="2" face="Tahoma"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold">From:</span></font></b><font size="2" face="Tahoma"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma">
<a href="mailto:hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com</a> [mailto:<a href="mailto:hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com</a>] <b><span style="font-weight:bold">On Behalf Of </span></b>Richard J. Nelson<br>


<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Sent:</span></b> Sunday, October 30, 2011
2:53 PM<br>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">To:</span></b> &#39;Handheld Computing Conference
discussion list&#39;<br>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Subject:</span></b> RE: Re: HP&#39;s biggest
blunder</span></font><u></u><u></u></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="6" color="#e46c0a" face="Times New Roman"><span style="font-size:28.0pt;color:#E46C0A;font-weight:bold">So true, so true.<u></u><u></u></span></font></b></p>

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<a href="mailto:hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com</a> [mailto:<a href="mailto:hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc-bounces@lists.brouhaha.com</a>] <b><span style="font-weight:bold">On Behalf Of </span></b>Walter Bonin<br>


<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Sent:</span></b> Sunday, October 30, 2011
11:20 AM<br>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">To:</span></b> <a href="mailto:hhc@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc@lists.brouhaha.com</a><br>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Subject:</span></b> Aw: Re: HP&#39;s biggest
blunder<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="1" face="Verdana"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana">I don&#39;t want to underestimate the significance of
&quot;their early calculator technology&quot; 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&#39;re just another big company.<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="1" face="Verdana"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold">Gesendet:</span></font></b><font size="1" face="Verdana"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana"> Sonntag,
30. Oktober 2011 um 18:43 Uhr<br>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">Von:</span></b> dalethorn &lt;<a href="mailto:d_t_h_o_r_n@yahoo.com" target="_blank">d_t_h_o_r_n@yahoo.com</a>&gt;<br>
<b><span style="font-weight:bold">An:</span></b> &quot;<a href="mailto:hhc@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc@lists.brouhaha.com</a>&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:hhc@lists.brouhaha.com" target="_blank">hhc@lists.brouhaha.com</a>&gt;<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>



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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><font size="1" face="Verdana"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana;font-weight:bold">Betreff:</span></font></b><font size="1" face="Verdana"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Verdana"> Re: HP&#39;s
biggest blunder <u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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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&#39;s success developed, but that
won&#39;t happen, and so down the slope of failure they will go.<u></u><u></u></span></font></p>

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