Episode 4

August 14, 2023


Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Hosted by

Christian Borkey
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Busted Business Bureau
Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Aug 14 2023 | 00:58:17


Show Notes

Brazen antifeminist woman in STEM, Sarah, joins me to discuss the factory of girlfailures: Hewlett-Packard! Revolutionizing the world of personal-computers-you-kinda-know, this company has been run by a cavalcade of silly little clowns since at least 1999. This episode is packed top to bottom with shenanigans; spiders falling from the ceiling, being a Girl-FailedGubernatorialCandidate, somehow also private military contracting, and lots and lots of rich people problem-solving in unique, never-before seen foolish ways. 

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  1. How Hewlett-Packard lost its way, James Bandler with Doris Burke, Fortune Magazine, May 2012
  2. 3 wartime moments to remember in HP’s history, Garage Staff for HP, Nov 2022
  3. David Packard, Richard Nixon Administration – Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense
  4. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Founded Our Company, David Packard 1995
  5. Leadership Challenges at Hewlett Packard: Through the Looking Glass, David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan, Stanford Closer Look Series, Oct 2011
  6. HP: Grueling day for Hurd & Dunn, Grace Wong, CNN Money, Sep 2006
  7. Fiorina out, HP stock soars; CEO who engineered Compaq merger leaving after fight with board; will walk away with $21 million, Paul La Monica, CNN Money, Feb 2005
  8. Wisecrackers: A theory-grounded investigation of phishing and pretext social engineering threats to information security, Michael Workman, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 59(4), 662–674. 2008
  9. Oracle really does owe HPE $3b after Supreme Court snub, Katyanna Quach, The Register, May 2022

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