You may have heard that Meg Whitman has officially been named the CEO of Hewlett Packard.
This sounds like a good thing for HP. a company who has struggled for years to find its way post Hewlett and Packard. Carly Fiorina. Mark Hurd and Leo Apotheker made valiant efforts, but they seemed more like bureaucrats than visionaries.
And HP needs a visionary right now.
Or at least someone with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Just as Steve Jobs did to Apple upon his return after three failed CEO's nearly ruined his company, HP needs someone to come in an shake things up--not in a managerial, cost-cutting way, but with true visionary style.
If Whitman can do to HP what she did with eBay, she will be seen as a good investment.
Hopefully, she'll take an entrepreneurial, visionary approach to the job.
Ray Lane executive chairman of the company said in a statement, “We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Meg is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities.”