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The more I use a matrix, the easier I make it to blame someone else.
You have got to get the strategy right; you have to get the operations right – lined up from R&D out to the field.
There’s money in the old stuff, but there’s more wealth created in the new growth areas.
CIOs have to be able to lay out a clear path in concert with the business leader – I used to make the business guy responsible for the apps and force them to answer the question of why they feel they need non-standard apps when they know that’s how the costs skyrocket.
I have been competing against IBM my whole career. It’s a good company, with good management and a good team.
My day starts at 4:30 A.M., and I sort of have two speeds: fast and stop.
I have a wife who’s a great mom.
Cloud represents the maturation of the IT industry.
There will never be a day where the depth of integration, unless it was all built from the bottom ground up, will be integrated as any of us would like.
My objective with strategy is to be very repetitive, to be somewhat boring, to allow people to coalesce behind a common direction.
I have to put people in the right spot so that if they execute, we win.
It’s tough to reenter the work force.
Everyone wants to lead when things are going well.
In the pros, tennis is all about individuals. In college, it’s getting individuals to make points for the team.
I like being pushed.
Executives need ample flexibility to respond to the market. That means both reducing costs and increasing innovation.
When I left HP, I thought about sitting it out for a while.
I grew up in New York City, and I moved to Florida in high school.
Like it or not, at HP we are technologists, not executive compensation consultants.
I know only a few ways to take market share and drive new revenue. I can engineer better products and services, I can build better relationships with my customers and deliver a higher level of service, or I can give my customers a lower price.
When someone gets a job, it better be clear what they did to get it.
Our job is to execute.
I like to have a team environment where I can go anywhere and not threaten management.
I’ve been lucky to be at companies that have been at interesting intersections at the time I’ve been able to run them and lead them.
From a productivity standpoint, you’re supposed to reduce headcount on par with declining revenue. If you believe the environment isn’t going to improve, you should take a bigger cut to get in front of the problems.