Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 20:15 UTC
Legal "It took Hewlett-Packard less than a day to file a lawsuit against its former chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, over his decision to join its rival and partner Oracle as a co-president. H.P. filed its lawsuit on Tuesday in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara, claiming that Mr. Hurd had breached his contract with the company. The lawsuit said that Mr. Hurd could use his intimate knowledge of H.P. and its trade secrets to aid Oracle and harm H.P. The two companies compete in the market for computer servers, storage systems and business software."
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RE: Not too fair
by kwanbis on Wed 8th Sep 2010 12:49 UTC in reply to "Not too fair"
kwanbis
Member since:
2005-07-06

No. Is more like "you are fired, and you have 35+ million dollars in compensation, go out and fool around for a couple of decades".

I don't understand why he even wants to keep working.

If i ever get 10+ million bonus, i say good by, and go out to travel the world.

Edited 2010-09-08 12:53 UTC

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RE[2]: Not too fair
by tylerdurden on Wed 8th Sep 2010 13:22 in reply to "RE: Not too fair"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

That's because you are not a sociopath.

Most CEOs don't reach that position by being either nice or actual functional human beings. At some point, the level of greed displayed by some of the super wealthy must be considered what it is: pathological.

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RE[3]: Not too fair
by Soulbender on Wed 8th Sep 2010 15:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Not too fair"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Heh. Reminds me of something i read once:
Psychopaths grow up to become either serial killers, succesful businessmen or influential political leaders.

Can't help but think there's something to it....

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