<<< Even at AT&T, she evidently didn't start moving up career-wise until she caught the eye (romantically) of HP's highly placed executive Frank Fiorina>>>
I meant of course AT&T's Frank Fiorina, not HP's. Sorry about that. Again, just my opinions, as is my opinion that HPQ stock will go to $5 before the end of 2004. And sadly for me, I have yet to take a short position or buy put options, so there's no particular benefit to my seeing the stock go down at this point.
<<< mho is that Carl would be sent packing with senile Dick Hacksaw long before HPQ gets below $10, 50% off today's high. >>>
That would be a reasonable assumption at most companies. However, here, who is going to send Carly packing? There are no longer any Hewletts or Packards on the Board of Directors, Carly has seen to that. Carly has hand-picked most of the BoD now, stocking it with her cronies. Why would they dump Carly, even if the stock went to $1? What about the shareholders? Ha. Try and replace ANYONE on the BoD. If Carly wants someone on the BoD, they are there; if she doesn't, they are gone. The idea that shareholders can "elect" BoD members is ludicrous. Theoretically maybe they can; in reality I don't think so. And have the shareholders ever been given the chance to vote for their choice of CEO? Of course not, and they never will have that opportunity. Bottom line, Carly rules HP as long as she chooses, no matter the share price. At least that's how I see it. Just my opinions.