Carly Gets Last Laugh At HP?
from the that-took-awhile dept
HP’s latest earnings came out yesterday, and they came within a shade of hitting the margins promised during the battle over the company’s buyout of Compaq — only two years later than promised. So did Carly Fiorina get the last laugh in the legacy of the highly contentious deal after her departure from HP earlier this year? Fiorina struggled with the high expectations people had of her, and the messy fight over the merger and ruffled a lot of feathers by dismantling the “HP Way”, and her departure was interpreted by some as a tacit admission the merger didn’t really work out. The recent figures might dispute this — or they could simply be the results of the efforts of her successor, Mark Hurd. Fiorina looks to be moving on: she’s rumored to be running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of California.