Mark Hurd's Self-Education in the HP Way

Hurd has also arranged to lunch with three former HP executives--former CEOs John Young and Lew Platt, as well as former chief operating officer Dean Morton--in coming weeks.
Peter Burrows

In a story on in the latest issue of the magazine, I mentioned that Mark Hurd has made very few references to HP's proud heritage as he's made the rounds introducing himself to the company's employees. Insiders say his message is all about the need for sharper cost-cutting, thicker margins and more market share--not on the soft topic of rehabilitating HP's once-famous corporate culture.

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