BW's Businessperson of the Year

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd's single-mindedness is paying off for the tech company in profits that will be hard to beat in 2008

Mark Hurd, chief executive officer of the world's largest technology company, doesn't chase the public limelight. He doesn't go to high-profile international business conferences like the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He doesn't flaunt a personal flair or high-flying style. All of Hurd's energy, it seems, is trained completely on one and only one task: leading Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).

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