Mind you when the news broke that Hurd was forced to resign following a sexual harassment investigation and the revelation of some expenses that did not meet HP standards, Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison did say HP were idiots to get rid of Hurd.
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In a letter to the New York Times following Hurd’s HP exit Ellison said: “The HP board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago,” he said
“In losing Mark Hurd, the HP board failed to act in the best interest of HP’s employees, shareholders, customers and partners.”
All those former EDS staff at HP, who have longed for the moment of Hurd leaving, will have there joy dilluted if the former CEO walks into another top job after pocketing loads of money exiting HP.