So here’s what you need to know about why HP fired CEO Leo Apotheker: it’s not because of the choices he made, it’s how he executed them. So TouchPad is still dead. PCs are still being shunned. And ’round and ’round and ’round we go.
Yesterday I argued that HP’s board would be rash to fire embattled CEO Léo Apotheker at this point in the game, since surely they knew what they were getting when they hired him. Oops! Joke’s on me. Most of them had never even met him.
Oracle CEO Lawrence Ellison has blasted HP for ousting former CEO Mark Hurd already, and now he’s mocking the company a bit more. He thinks its entire board is insane for appointing Leo Apotheker as its new CEO: