Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dear HP Employees:

I hope you're having fun playing Buzzword Bingo with this gem from Ray Lane, who has just been promoted from nonexcutive chairman of the HP Board to executive chairman:
“We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead,” Mr. Lane said in a statement. “Meg is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer-focused with deep leadership capabilities. Furthermore, as a member of H.P.’s board of directors for the past eight months, Meg has a solid understanding of our products and markets.”
(Meg Whitman has been on the HP Board since January, just a few months longer than Leo Apotheker was chief executive.)


Anonymous said...

Gee, he forgot some...

"We will leverage our core competencies to develop effective customer solutions and maximize market penetration."

I guess the board was drinking printer ink since at the time... it is now far more expensive than champagne.

I wonder how many jobs Meg will cost?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Excellent conjectures, and, yeah, re leveraging core competencies.