The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal, and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett Packard

The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal, and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett Packard

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This is a dazzling business narrative of corporate malfeasance within the boardroom of one of America's most respected companies: Hewlett-Packard, known for the integrity of its revered founders and the values embodied in The HP Way. When it was revealed in the fall of 2006 that the Hewlett-Packard Company had spied on its own board members and several journalists for more than a year, an audacious and ultimately successful cover-up began. To this day, the story of what really went on inside HP has been masked. Veteran business reporter Anthony Bianco gained an abundance of fresh evidence of what, ultimately, was an elaborate and viciously personal power struggle between two iconic figures from Silicon Valley: Pattie Dunn, daughter of a Las Vegas showgirl and one of Fortune's 'most powerful women in business', and Tom Perkins, a swashbuckling, intuitive visionary. Dunn's background was as CEO of Barclays Global Investors, which pioneered quantitative investing using rigorous, computer-driven analysis. When the BGI manifesto declared, 'The goal is to replace heroic personalities contending in an atmousphere of greed and fear' they might as well have been describing Tom Perkins. From the moment an alliance was formed to oust Carly Forina as CEO, to the total unraveling of trust within the Hewlit Packard boardroom, a memorable cast of characters from one of America's signal blue chip corporations find themselves caught in the ethical morass of their own creation that ultimately damns them all.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781586488031
BY (AUTHOR) Bianco, Anthony
PUBLISHER : INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US PUBLICATION DATE : June 10, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : PublicAffairs,U.S.
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 235 mm x 155 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
History & Archaeology
DESCRIPTION :
This is a dazzling business narrative of corporate malfeasance within the boardroom of one of America's most respected companies: Hewlett-Packard, known for the integrity of its revered founders and the values embodied in The HP Way. When it was revealed in the fall of 2006 that the Hewlett-Packard Company had spied on its own board members and several journalists for more than a year, an audacious and ultimately successful cover-up began. To this day, the story of what really went on inside HP has been masked. Veteran business reporter Anthony Bianco gained an abundance of fresh evidence of what, ultimately, was an elaborate and viciously personal power struggle between two iconic figures from Silicon Valley: Pattie Dunn, daughter of a Las Vegas showgirl and one of Fortune's 'most powerful women in business', and Tom Perkins, a swashbuckling, intuitive visionary. Dunn's background was as CEO of Barclays Global Investors, which pioneered quantitative investing using rigorous, computer-driven analysis. When the BGI manifesto declared, 'The goal is to replace heroic personalities contending in an atmousphere of greed and fear' they might as well have been describing Tom Perkins. From the moment an alliance was formed to oust Carly Forina as CEO, to the total unraveling of trust within the Hewlit Packard boardroom, a memorable cast of characters from one of America's signal blue chip corporations find themselves caught in the ethical morass of their own creation that ultimately damns them all.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781586488031
BY (AUTHOR) Bianco, Anthony
PUBLISHER : INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US PUBLICATION DATE : June 10, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : PublicAffairs,U.S.
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 235 mm x 155 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
History & Archaeology