August 27, 2009 |
The late cultural critic Neil Postman used to pose a simple question to gauge whether a new technology was worth the investment: "What is the problem," he would ask, "to which this is the solution?" That question occurred to me last week as I contemplated the looming U.S. Senate candidacy of Carly Fiorina. The Republican, who was ousted as chairwoman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2005, took a first step in that direction last week by filing tax papers for a political fundraising committee.
July 10, 2008 |
Carly Fiorina is one of John McCain's chief surrogates, particularly with that key group, women. But Fiorina, ousted as chief of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, is not above rounding the edges on straight talk. On Monday, as she discussed healthcare, she veered from a discussion of Viagra -- never a good idea for a campaign surrogate -- and seemed to stake out a new stance for McCain. "Let me give you a real, live example, which I've been hearing a lot about from women.
January 24, 2006 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. paid Chief Executive Mark Hurd $24.4 million last year in salary, bonus, stock options and other compensation. The Palo Alto-based company also paid ousted CEO Carly Fiorina $22.3 million last year in salary and severance. Fiorina, who worked for three months in 2005, earned $575,287 in salary and the rest in severance. Hurd, who took over April 1, received $816,667 in salary, a bonus of $5.13 million and stock and options worth $9.
August 25, 2005 |
Carly Fiorina, the Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive deposed last winter for failing to deliver enough benefits from the company's acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp., is writing a book about her career. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled to be published next year by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Group USA.
May 11, 2005 |
Carly Fiorina, fired as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s chief executive in February, said she had "no regrets" about her five years at the helm of the world's largest printer maker. In her first public appearance since her ouster, Fiorina told students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in a commencement address Saturday that she is "at peace" and her "soul is intact."
March 2, 2005 |
Carly Fiorina, the recently ousted chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., is in the running to be the next president of the World Bank, a Bush administration official said Tuesday. Fiorina is the latest person to emerge as a candidate to replace World Bank President James Wolfensohn. He is stepping down as head of the development bank June 1 at the end of his second five-year term. The Financial Times reported Tuesday that U.S.