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Ozzie013
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re: Jon Rubinstein short list Apple and HP
Ozzie013   8/17/2010 7:41:43 PM
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The recruiting of outside talent at such a high level is pretty much a slap in the face of the members of the existing inside teams. It is also rarely fruitful: namely Whitacre and GM. The U.S. need to move away from the cult of the individual and focus on perfecting the organization.

GREAT-Terry
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GREAT-Terry   8/16/2010 2:31:02 AM
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Agree with "goafrit" on the opinion to Apple. I believe Apple is already having a good structure and people inside should all be intelligent enough to boom the company well. There is no need to get an outside in.

goafrit
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goafrit   8/12/2010 11:28:19 AM
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And may I add for Apple. It is time they look for someone within and promote. This whole model of seeking engineering heads from outside makes little sense. Engineering is not banking. Everything team has patterns and in most cases bringing new bosses waste time since the junior has to 'train' them on the product. Let them promote internally.

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vivekv80   8/11/2010 8:02:20 PM
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WebOS was the best thing that happened to Palm and itís only because of Rubensteinís leadership. I hope he continues to work at HP, so that we see a WebOS based iPad competitor from HP !!!

goafrit
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goafrit   8/10/2010 12:35:23 PM
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CEO job is not just an engineering job. Ruby may be a good engineering manager, but HP needs more than an engineer. I will suggest they get a strong ethical minded boss because another scandal, HP may be gone. Except sacking staff, Mark did not major magic. Where investors win, staff cry. We need someone to grow the firm without destroying families. If Ruby can do that, great.

Brian Fuller2
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Brian Fuller2   8/9/2010 6:56:44 PM
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I think at the VP EE level, it can have a major impact. The ideal VP not only helps conceive of future tech/product direction, but drives implementation and keeps the team motivated. The CEO is obviously more highly abstracted is responsible for larger direction and karma. Engineering generally cranks regardless of who's at the helm, sometimes with more enthusiasm or less, depending on the CEO's style.

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rick merritt   8/9/2010 6:09:18 PM
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How big is the impact--really--of a departure like a Hurd or a Papermaster to what happens in engineering?

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