Our Masters of the Universe CEOs, Now Accountability Free

Because Meg Whitman just became HP’s CEO.

Whitman’s claim to fame is her sting at eBay, where she made lots of acquisitions, most of them ill-starred. (Skype and their contentious stake in Craiglslist anyone?)

After HP’s disastrous acquisition of Compaq, and a string of management failures at the top, since their hiring of an outsider (Carly Fiorina), they have continued to bring in sales weasels for what is a technology driven company.

You know, maybe the company wouldn’t be flailing if the people running it actually understood the company, as opposed to stroking their own egos.

Seriously, there is no level of failure that will make one of the members of the CEO class unhirable.

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