Inside the HP boardroom scandal

Summary:Worth reading: David Kaplan of Newsweek tells the all too human tale of how HP board members Patricia Dunn and legendary VC Thomas Perkins ended up at opposite ends of the table. The story is still incomplete--HP board members met this morning, but apparently didn't finish their discussion, which could result in Dunn's resignation.

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Worth reading:
David Kaplan of Newsweek tells the all too human tale of how HP board members Patricia Dunn and legendary VC Thomas Perkins ended up at opposite ends of the table. The story is still incomplete--HP board members met this morning, but apparently didn't finish their discussion, which could result in Dunn's resignation. The board is scheduled to reconvene late tomorrow afternoon. The basic question, of what Dunn called "appalling" tactics that led to falsely obtained phone records of board members and journalists, is whether Dunn knew that the private investigation firms hired by HP were engaged in what is clearly unethical, if not illegal, practices. Whether she knew or not, she should take the fall. Someone has to be accountable for this travesty. Freshly minted and hero of Wall Street Mark Hurd, also a board member, is staying as far away from this mess as is humanly possible.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard

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