tbd if Apotheker will be able to eventually land a CEO role that he’ll be able to keep for more than a year (he was co-CEO at SAP for more than a year, but lasted less than a year as SAP CEO). In the meantime, HP shareholders may want to consider firing the HP board, which has been behind all of the exec turmoil.
With the move to fire its third chief executive in a row, Hewlett-Packard risks looking like the tech company that cannot find its way. It is one of the oldest and most successful tech companies and yet in recent years it has been surpassed by far more innovative and better-managed companies like Google, Apple and Facebook in symbolizing innovation in Silicon Valley. The question facing H.P. is whether a new chief executive can restore its leadership position.