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HP Is Still Full of Leaks

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo ApothekerPhotograph by Ryan Anson/Bloomberg

Time heals all wounds. Except at Hewlett-Packard, where old wounds fester with remarkable persistence and where there seems to be a deep bench of executives unfamiliar with the concept of a bygone.

This week, Fortune magazine disgorged a feature story documenting the rancor present during Léo Apotheker’s 11-month run as chief executive officer of HP. Why dredge up a play-by-play of Apotheker’s ouster now? I’m not sure. Apotheker never seemed that interesting while he was on the job, and was forgotten with pleasure and ease after HP’s board fired him.