A lot of people think the secret to good tech company leadership is being smart and decisive. Or maybe they believe the most important aspect is being able to inspire the troops, or provide the proper resources for the company to be successful. All of that is important, of course. But I think that there […]
5 Factors to Evaluate Whether You Have a Winning Corporate Culture – Video
A company culture can be an big strategic advantage if it’s perceived as highly positive – or a big disadvantage if it’s not. Building a positive corporate culture is an often discussed topic, to which there is no real “right” answer. Defining a culture is a squishy, inexact science, but that shouldn’t deter you from […]
Does Your Company Have a Winning Corporate Culture?
A while back I was reading Bill and Dave (subtitled: How Hewlett and Packard built the World’s Greatest Company) by Michael Malone. He’s a great writer, and it’s an important legacy business story about corporate culture; I heartily recommend it. Being an ex-HPer, I have tremendous respect, bordering on reverence for the “HP Way”, which […]
What’s Up With HP?
As regular readers will know, I am a Hewlett Packard alumnus and a longtime admirer of the company. I worked at HP in the eighties, and with hindsight it was one of the finest periods of my career. It was a GREAT place to work, as documented by books and case studies written about the […]
Is HP acquiring Palm a good idea?
To answer the question posed in the title, it definitely is if you’re Palm! A long time player and sometime innovator in the mobile device marketplace, Palm was rapidly losing steam, market share and relevancy in the hyper-competitive Smartphone market. The company had staked its future on its new WebOS software platform and the recently […]