The Past, Present, and Future of Hewlett-Packard

George Ander’s inside account of Carly Fiorina and the reinvention of Hewlett-Packard is the most recent in a collection of essays, articles, and interviews that draw on the extraordinary history and imposing challenges at one of America’s greatest corporations. Read through the following resources on one of the most dramatic transformation stories of our time.

The Carly Chronicles (February 2003)
An exclusive report on the most important transformation campaign in American business: Carly Fiorina’s high-stakes program to reinvent Hewlett-Packard. Go …


What If Carly Were a Man? (April 2002)
The dirty little secret of Carly Fiorina (and every other woman CEO, for that matter): They’re held to a different standard than guys. Go …

How HP Solved the Work-Life Conundrum (September 2001)
Are work-life initiatives doomed to fail in a 24-7 take-no-prisoners economy? An innovative program says that they can work — if planners balance employee needs with business needs so both win.

HP’s Mentor Connection (November 1998)
Hewlett-Packard uses email to make thousands of connections with kids and adults: “By spending 10 minutes a day, mentors are having an incredible impact on the lives of these students.” Go …

The People of Hewlett-Packard v. The Past (from the premiere issue, November 1995)
Why settle for an ordinary meeting when you can stage a trial or a funeral? When the agenda is change, don’t tell people, show them. Go …