Ashlee Vance and Aaron Ricadela did an extensive look at Meg Whitman and HP for Businessweek — one great anecdote from the Leo Apotheker era:

As one high-ranking former executive in the services business recalls, at his first meeting with Apotheker—to provide the lowdown on the services business—he and a dozen people gathered in a conference room to hear the presentation, only to watch as Apotheker nodded off. The group waited uncomfortably for about 15 minutes. The CEO woke up and, to the gathering’s collective astonishment, said he wanted to move quickly past the financial details of the business, in order to talk about less specific customer satisfaction initiatives,

Perhaps unfair to single out one instance of a man nodding off in a meeting, but seems pretty apt given HP’s last few years.

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