Don't Bet on a Hewlett-Packard Comeback

Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, speaks during an interview in Las Vegas Photograph by Ronda Churchill/Bloomberg

On Oct. 3, Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard’s current and fourth chief executive in the past seven years, will meet with Wall Street analysts. Investors, customers, and employees better hope Whitman starts channeling Lou Gerstner, the former IBM chairman who helped rescue that troubled icon.

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