Larry Ellison Rips HP Over New CEO…. WTF?

I thought that these two kissed and made up? It seems that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has something negative to say about the choice of Léo Apotheker as the new HP CEO:

He emailed the Wall Street Journal, saying, “I’m speechless…HP had several good internal candidates…but instead they pick a guy who was recently fired because he did such a bad job of running SAP.”

He also said, “None of the HP board members own much HP stock so they have little to lose. But the HP employees, customers, partners and shareholders will suffer…The HP board needs to resign en masse…right away. The madness must stop.”

I might have missed a memo Larry, but why do you care precisely? Okay. I will admit that HP might have been better off picking someone internally for the job instead of someone who got canned from SAP for sucking big time. After all, one only has to look at Robert Nardelli’s time at Chrysler to see how that sort of game worked out. But really, it’s none of your business Larry. You really need to go back to running Oracle.


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