It makes me smile when I see posts about how good HP and therefore its stock price was under the "Leadership" of Markie. Make no mistake, he was a big contributor to the problems HP now faces. And dont tell me it was Leo or Meg's doing. This amount of damage takes years to accomplish and will take many more to fix.
Exactly. Mark Hurd was the one who cut the R&D funding for the development of new technologies and products in order to increase short term profits. HPQ now reaps what Hurd sowed. Hurd's long-term planning was at best 6 months out.