Linked by Terry Shannon on Mon 7th Mar 2005 07:48 UTC
Editorial With HP's high-flying CEO Carly Fiorina departing, the company's woes are well known. But how did a firm with such a storied history and vast assets get headed down the wrong path, and what do they need to do to set their course straight?
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RE: By Martin (IP: 149.152.147.---)
by David Sanchez on Mon 7th Mar 2005 19:17 UTC

Granted she didn't perform well, but you can't generalize this as a "women suck at management"... that's both sexist and unsubstantiated. Anyone who has taken a psychology of gender course in the past 10 years knows that, when it comes down to the nitty gritty... men and women do not significantly differ.


Maybe she wasn't right for the job, but it's not because she's a woman.

I agree. I think maybe she was not right fot the job, but she could be very good at a different one.

Effective 14 February, and in a personal decision totally unrelated to Ms. Fiorina's ouster, HP's senior VP of marketing Allison Johnson announced that she was leaving HP to take a top marketing post at Apple Computer. She will become VP of worldwide marketing communications, reporting to CEO Steve Jobs. At Apple, Ms. Johnson will be responsible for Apple's global advertising and related efforts

She is going to Apple. If she were that bad, Steve Jobs wouldn't hire her. Apple is not as big as HP, and at this time, it cannot afford mistakes as the one she did on HP. I believe HP-CEO work was not well-suited for her.

I REALLY hope her to do her best at Apple.