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Spotlight on HP's CEO choice

Hewlett-Packard plucks Carleton "Carly" Fiorina away from Lucent in what is clearly a "seller's market" for top talent.

 

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Hewlett-Packard plucks Carleton "Carly" Fiorina away from Lucent in what is clearly a "seller's market" for top technology talent.

"We needed to make some cultural shifts."

- Lew Platt, outgoing HP chief executive

 


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