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Meg Whitman to Step Down as HPE CEO
51 points by praneshphttps://www.wsj.com/articles/meg-whitman-to-step-down-as-hewlett...
himom - 24 minutes ago
She was an MBB consultant turned manager turned startup CEO one-hit
wonder. Although I do remember seeing the ?supercar showroom?
parking lot on the west side of Grelands Drive around the corner
from where I lived everyday as one bookend of the dot-com era. To
her credit she incubated the PayPal mafia and inflicted Teletubbies
pcl - 50 minutes ago
rmason - 45 minutes ago
If I remember correctly she said at her last HPE earnings call, "I
am not going anywhere". She also stated she had much more work to
do at HPE.Now that was in response to Uber's courtship but this was
so sudden you have to wonder what prompted it?
briankelly - 33 minutes ago
It's really not all that sudden. HPE appointed Neri as president
back in June. From https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/hpe-
appoints-first-... :The move positions Neri to become HPE?s next
CEO, CRN reports.?This clearly lines up Neri to be the next in
line to take the reins of HPE, there is no question about it,?
Bob Venero, CEO Future Tech told CRN. ?This looks like it is
Whitman staying true to her statement that the next CEO of HPE
would be born and bred in the HPE family.?
fullshark - 25 minutes ago
Perhaps CEOs lie to both investors and their employees.
viraptor - 18 minutes ago
Kind of. The manager in my team (hpe) hasn't been replaced for
a few months after quitting, then the project was killed /
people let go. Meanwhile, all the communication from the top
was pretty much "this is an important project for us". And
that's one of the reasons I'm unlikely to work in a big corp in
adamnemecek - 45 minutes ago
I never understood why she ever was.
ProAm - 33 minutes ago
She was hired as a hatchet man. A role she served well.
1024core - 41 minutes ago
Is she planning to run for Governor again?
patorjk - 23 minutes ago
Some people think she may be thinking about running against Trump
in 2020 - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/21/kevin-oleary-thinks-
junkscience2017 - 10 minutes ago
Silicon Valley is trending for like-ability about where Wall
Street was in 2008. But of course she should run, as should
Zuckerberg, Thiel, Altman etc because it would be a hoot
watching them go down in flames.
cat199 - 2 minutes ago
but just imagine all the jingly-jangly campaign videos
featuring $candidate doing yoga in the california sun and
doing meet and greats while eating farm-to-table food in
faux-rustic casual eateries!
jedberg - 37 minutes ago
More likely Senate. Feinstein is up in 2018 and the tides are
turning against her. It would be a tough slog but doable. Oh
and she'd have to run as a Democrat. I don't think a Republican
could get elected in California in 2018.
briholt - 28 minutes ago
The smart move would be to say she's switching parties because
of Trump, run as a conservative Democrat left of Trump but
right of the progressive wing.
komali2 - 20 minutes ago
I feel like 2018 is going to boil down to only whether you
have an (R) or (D) next to your name, if the election in
Alabama is any indication.When people will vote for a
pedophile to avoid putting a checkmark next to a (D), that's
when you can give up faith in the average citizen's regard
for the details of an election.
cat199 - 4 minutes ago
Alternately:When people will vote to decriminalize child
prostitution and felonious sexual activity to avoid putting
a checkmark next to a (R), that's when you can give up
faith in the average citizen's regard for the details of an
TextClient.xhtm...both parties are atrocious, along with
anyone who votes along party lines thank you very
much...but perhaps that was your point..
fullshark - 13 minutes ago
She fundraised for and endorsed HRC
fullshark - 26 minutes ago
A republican wouldn't even make the final ballot.