Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Carly in Detroit

The Ex-CEO of HP talked to the Detroit Economic Club and speculated that she would next take a job in public service - presumably with the notion that if you can screw up a good company, you should be able to offer your services to government. She said in her speech, sitting on a $21.1 million severence package, that "Winning will not be a matter of destiny. It is going to be a matter of decision." That is about right but when one looks at most of her decisions - one wonders what her conception of winning is. She also threatened to write a book. I wish she would just go quietly away. I suspect all of the greatful shareholders of HP have the same thoughts.