“HP acquired Palm at the end of April 2010, for $1.2 billion. HP’s CEO was Mark Hurd,” John Gruber writes for Daring Fireball.
“Three months later, in early August, Mark Hurd was forced to resign over that scandal with forged expenses and lies about his lady friend,” Gruber writes. “HP then named Léo Apotheker president and CEO on 30 September 2010.”
Gruber writes, “The thing is, Apotheker’s relevant experience was serving as CEO of SAP. What’s SAP? SAP is an enterprise software and consulting company. Honestly, we all should have seen this coming. You don’t bring in an enterprise consulting guy to turn around a PC and device maker. You bring in an enterprise consulting guy to turn a PC and device maker into an enterprise consulting company.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]