Becoming Hewlett Packard

Why Strategic Leadership Matters

Author: Robert A. Burgelman,Philip E. Meza,Webb McKinney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190640448

Category:

Page: 408

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Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.

Becoming Hewlett Packard

Why Strategic Leadership Matters

Author: Robert A. Burgelman,Webb McKinney,Philip E. Meza

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190640464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9431

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.

Becoming Hewlett Packard

Why Strategic Leadership Matters

Author: Robert A. Burgelman,Webb McKinney,Philip E. Meza

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190640456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 6718

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.

The HP Phenomenon

Innovation and Business Transformation

Author: Charles H. House,Raymond L. Price

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804772617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 399

The HP Phenomenon tells the story of how Hewlett-Packard innovated and transformed itself six times while most of its competitors were unable to make even one significant transformation. It describes those transformations, how they started, how they prevailed, and how the challenges along the way were overcome—reinforcing David Packard's observation that "change and conflict are the only real constants." The book also details the philosophies, practices, and organizational principles that enabled this unprecedented sequence of innovations and transformations. In so doing, the authors capture the elusive "spirit of innovation" required to fuel growth and transformation in all companies: innovation that is customer-centered, contribution-driven, and growth-focused. The corporate ethos described in this book—with its emphasis on bottom-up innovation and sufficient flexibility to see results brought to the marketplace and brought alive inside the company—is radically different from current management "best practice." Thus, while primarily a history of Hewlett-Packard, The HP Phenomenon also holds profound lessons for engineers, managers, and organizational leaders hoping to transform their own organizations. "At last! The 'HP Way, that most famous of all corporate philosophies, has taken on an almost mythical status. But how did it really work? How did it make Hewlett-Packard the fastest growing, most admired, large company of the last half-century? Now, two important figures in HP's history, Chuck House and Raymond Price, have finally given us the whole story. The HP Phenomenon is the book we've been waiting for: the definitive treatise on how Bill and Dave ran their legendary company, day to day and year to year. It should be a core text for generations of young entrepreneurs and managers, a roadmap to building a great enterprise."—Michael S. Malone, author of Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the World's Greatest Company

Bill & Dave

How Hewlett and Packard Built the World's Greatest Company

Author: Michael Shawn Malone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591841524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

View: 3857

A history of Hewlett-Packard chronicles the efforts of its Stanford graduate founders to build their first product in a small California garage through its rise to a legendary Silicon Valley company, in an account that credits the company's objectives, employee trust, and firm self-appraisals with enabling its successes.

The HP Way

How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company

Author: David Packard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062326554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7466

In the fall of 1930, David Packard left his hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, to enroll at Stanford University, where he befriended another freshman, Bill Hewlett. After graduation, Hewlett and Packard decided to throw their lots in together. They tossed a coin to decide whose name should go first on the notice of incorporation, then cast about in search of products to sell. Today, the one-car garage in Palo Alto that housed their first workshop is a California historic landmark: the birthplace of Silicon Valley. And Hewlett-Packard has produced thousands of innovative products for millions of customers throughout the world. Their little company employs 98,400 people and boasts constantly increasing sales that reached $25 billion in 1994. While there are many successful companies, there is only one Hewlett-Packard, because from the very beginning, Hewlett and Packard had a way of doing things that was contrary to the prevailing management strategies. In defining the objectives for their company, Packard and Hewlett wanted more than profits, revenue growth and a constant stream of new, happy customers. Hewlett-Packard's success owes a great deal to many factors, including openness to change, an unrelenting will to win, the virtue of sustained hard work and a company-wide commitment to community involvement. As a result, HP now is universally acclaimed as the world's most admired technology company; its wildly successful approach to business has been immortalized as The HP Way. In this book, David Packard tells the simple yet extraordinary story of his life's work and of the truly exceptional company that he and Bill Hewlett started in a garage 55 years ago.

Backfire

Carly Fiorina's High-Stakes Battle for the Soul of Hewlett-Packard

Author: Peter Burrows

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471465041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7544

Strategic dynamics

concepts and cases

Author: Robert A. Burgelman,Andrew S. Grove,Philip E. Meza

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

ISBN: 9780073122656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 4107

Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases, by Burgelman, Grove, and Meza offers unique and valuable insight into strategy making for companies in information technology-driven industries. It is the product of over twelve years of teaching and research based on a unique combination of academic (Stanford’s Robert Burgelman) and industry (Intel’s Andy Grove) experience. The key themes and conceptual frameworks discussed in this book, along with its case studies and industry notes, provide instructors and students with a more complete viewpoint on the dynamic interactions of companies within industries and between industries than is typically found in books on strategy and technology strategy.

Changing by Design

Organizational Innovation at Hewlett-Packard

Author: Deone Zell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501711326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3443

How do corporations achieve change? In the first analytic book about Hewlett-Packard, Deone Zell also offers an ethnography of corporate redesign, documenting Hewlett-Packard's radical reorganization of both a manufacturing and a research division. Because she writes from within the process as it unfolds, Zell is able to demonstrate how the inclusion of employees in every step of redesign can inspire the knowledge and commitment to transform an organization. Hewlett-Packard is among a growing number of companies in the United States exploring what is called sociotechnical systems (STS) redesign. As competitive pressures have grown, interest in STS has increased because it has the potential to catalyze comprehensive organizational change and avoid the pitfalls of a piecemeal or small-scale approach. STS works from the ground up, involving front-line employees in analysis and redesign of the entire organization and in explicit examination of an organization's culture. In Hewlett-Packard's California Personal Computer Division, production operators worked alongside managers to redesign their printed circuit assembly line into self-managing teams of employees. In the Santa Clara Division, a very different workforce of engineers, initially unwilling to standardize their creativity, had to develop commercial applications and become more responsive to customers in order to survive. On the basis of Hewlett-Packard's success, Zell concludes that, with top-level support and a high investment of resources at the outset, redesign can inspire relatively rapid change, especially suitable for organizations in fast-paced environments. As one H-P manager commented, "Empowerment is no longer a nice thing to do. It is now a business imperative."

Tough Choices

A Memoir

Author: Carly Fiorina

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5508

By accepting the CEO job at Hewlett-Packard, an iconic company that had lost its way, Carly Fiorina confirmed her status as the most powerful businesswoman in America. But she also made herself a target for everyone who disliked her bold leadership style and resented her rapid rise. For six years, as she led HP through drastic changes and a controversial merger, Fiorina was the subject of endless analysis, debate and speculation. Yet in all that time, the public never really got to know the person behind the persona. Tough Choices finally reveals the real Carly Fiorina, who writes with brutal honesty about her triumphs and failures, her deepest fears and most painful confrontations – including her sudden and very public firing by HP's board of directors. Tough Choices shows what it's really like to lead a major corporation in a time of great change while trying to stay true to your values. It's one woman's inspiring story, along with her unique perspective on leadership, technology, globalisation, sexism and many other issues. "Superb... certain to be a hit. Ms Fiorina is at her best when recounting the travails of a woman in a male-dominated culture. She is also good in her psychological descriptions of the constant betrayals that occur in corporate bureaucracies. The woman that emerges from these pages is cultured, sensitive and vulnerable, even as she acts tough." —The Economist

The Big Lie

Spying, Scandal, and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett-Packard (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Anthony Bianco

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458760014

Category:

Page: 468

View: 6632

Hewlett Packard is an American icon, the largest information technology company in the world. The bedrock of Silicon Valley, it employs more than 300,000 people, its market capitalization is in excess of $100 billion and its products are in almost every home in the country where there is a printer or computer. In 2003 the company began a transition from the family management style of its founders. It made a bold statement by hiring as its new CEO the most visible female business executive in America: Carly Fiorina. Less than two years later, the board fired her, amid accusations of imperiousness that had begun damagingly to leak into the business media. The board at that time included one of Silicon Valley's most flamboyant venture capitalists and owner of the largest and most expensive yacht in the world, and a former CIA asset who believed he personally channeled the values of the company's founders. Each had a long and complicated history with HP, and each believed he should determine the company's future. They ran up against a corporate governance expert whom they could not roll, and a new CEO whose loyalties on the board were entirely opaque. In this way, the stage was set for a rancorous feud that split the board into implacably distrusting factions. In the middle of the damaging schism, HP introduced the Big Lie. The lie was pinned on the chairman, who was receiving treatment for stage 4 ovarian cancer. And it sizzled through a largely unquestioning media. Anthony Bianco gets to heart of the ethical morass at HP that ended up damning the entire board that created it. Almost every American has an interest in how the country's greatest corporations are run, and the character of the people entrusted with them. The story of Hewlett-Packard reflects power struggles that shape corporate America and is an alarming morality tale for our times.

IA-64 and Elementary Functions

Speed and Precision

Author: Peter Markstein

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

ISBN: 9780130183484

Category: Computers

Page: 298

View: 9803

"Introduction to Time-Frequency and Wavelet Transforms" takes a heuristic approach to time-frequency and wavelet analysis, drawing upon the engineer's intuition, not abstract equations. Discover how to identify applications, choose approaches, and successfully apply time-frequency and wavelet analysis. Shie Qian presents multiple real-world applications -- many previously unpublished. All algorithms are drawn from commercial software, and all examples are available for download.

Perfect Enough

Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard

Author: George Anders

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 9781591840329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9203

Documents the struggle between the sons of Hewlett-Packard's founders and the company's powerful woman CEO to retain controlling interest over the company, describing the differences that set each side at opposition and tracing Fiorina's experiences behind the scenes. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Rise

3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out As a Leader, and Liking Your Life

Author: Patty Azzarello

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607742608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 598

"A successful Silicon Valley executive and consultant shares straight-shooting advice for succeeding at work without losing your sanity in three steps: do better, look better, and connect better"--Provided by publisher.

LAN Traffic Management

Author: Peter Phaal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780131242074

Category: Computers

Page: 98

View: 2712

Traffic management on Local Area Networks (LANs) is becoming an important issue as workstation and personal computer networking speeds start to outstrip the capacity of current and emerging network technologies. This book discusses the specific tasks facing the site administrators as they try to manage the flow of traffic on their network and adapt the network to cope with changing demands.

Bill & Dave's Memos

A Collection of Bill Hjewlett & Dave Packard's Writings

Author: Albert Yuen

Publisher: Independent Pub Services

ISBN: 9781424327812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 5234

Bill & Dave's Memo's is a small collection of writings by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. It gives a glimpse into the minds of two of Silicon Valley's best known entrepreneurs. The memos address key issues such as the social responsibility of corporations, a management code of ethics, and the managing of your greatest asset - people. Managers from first line supervisors to executive board members will find this collection of writings a powerful reminder of the purpose of a corporation.

HP-UX 11i Internals

Author: Chris Cooper,Chris G. Moore

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130328618

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 6744

Whiile there are many books about the UNIX kernel in its various versions, this is the firstto deal specifically with HP-UX and Hewlett-Packard's PA-RISC architecture. This book is a technical resource for anyone who has to support HP-UX, write kernel modules, or just wants to know how it all works. It is suitable as a text for a class in operating system concepts or HP-UX internals. Chapter 1 PA-RISC 2.0 Architecture Chapter 1 presents some of the important features of the PA-RISC architecture, still the predominant hardware platform for HP-UX. It covers the register set and how the registers are used, then explains virtual memory concepts, address translation and caching, the mechanisms provided by the architecture to support virtual memory, and some of the most common PA-RISC instructions and their use. Chapter 2 Procedure Calling Conventions This chapter examines the conventions used when calling from one procedure to another: how the stack is used and how stack frames are set up, how the registers are used, how arguments are passed, and how results are returned to the calling process. Stack usage for both narrow and wide modes is explained. Chapter 3 The Kernel: Basic Organization This chapter examines the basic organization of the kernel data structures, both hardwaredependent and hardware-independent. The discussion includes tables, the kernel as a resource manager, and kernel memory allocation. In addition, many common kernel algorithms and methodologies are presented for the reader's consideration. Chapter 4 Programs, Processes, and Threads The process has long been the workhorse of the UNIX environment. Modern UNIX operating systems have adopted the thread as the new schedulable entity. Chapter 4 examines both the process and the thread, and their relationship to resources and task management. One of the most important aspects of understanding the process/thread environment is in flow of control followed when a system call is requested. The transistion from user mode to system mode and the return to user mode are examined in detail in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 Process and Thread Management from the Process's Viewpoint This chapter explores processes and threads: how they are created, how they are terminated, and how they are scheduled to run. The internal data structures that keep track of the processes and threads are explained. We cover how memory is managed for processes and how addresses are mapped, and we look at process priorities and how they change throughout the life of the process. Chapter 6 Managing Memory Chapter 6 looks further into memory management by looking at systemwide memory resources. It explains how the per-process memory areas are allocated from systemwide memory and how that memory is mapped to physical memory. This chapter addresses physical and virtual memory, page regions, and address aliasing. Chapter 7 The HP-UX Paging System To complete our tour of the kernel's memory management system, Chapter 7 discusses the HPUX paging system (commonly called the swapper). The following topics are included in the discussion: Demand paging Swap versus paging lotsfreeandvhand Deallocation Pseudo-swap Swap chunks Chapter 8 Files and File Systems This chapter looks at the structures both in memory and on disk that make up the HP-UX file systems. HP-UX supports a number of file system layouts. This chapter looks in detail at the UNIX File System layout and the Virtual File System layer, which allows the kernel to work easily with the various file system types. It also explains various caching systems and how the dynamic buffer cache is used to complete disk transfers. Although the Veritas File System (VxFS) is part of HP-UX, its internals are proprietary to Veritas and are not covered in depth. The merits of a journal file system and extent-based disk space allocation, however, are discussed in this chapter. Chapter 9 The Process Life Cycle, Cradle to Grave Chapter 9 explores the process's life cycle in detail: how it is created, how it is maintained, and how it is terminated. Shared objects are discussed from the process point of view and the following kernel routines and features are presented in detail: fork() exec() wait() exit() Copy-on-write Copy-on-access Chapter 10 I/O and Device Management Chapter 10 explores how the system performs I/O. It explains how I/O is performed at a low level in the PA-RISC architecture, including addressing, DMA, and interrupts. It then discusses how I/O works from the application's point of view, including device files and I/O configuration. We cover the steps in between with a discussion of how device drivers claim devices and how I/O requests make their way from the device files through the device drivers to the physical I/O devices. I/O is presented within the umbrella of the General I/O subsystem. Chapter 11 The Logical Volume Manager The logical volume manager (LVM) is a disk management subsystem. It provides a layer of abstraction between the physical disks and the disk I/O system. This chapter looks at how LVM combines physical disks into volume groups, divides those volume groups into logical disk volumes, and provides mirroring for data redundancy. The structures used within the kernel as well as the on-disk structures are discussed.Chapter 12 Multiprocessing and HP-UX This chapter covers the elements of the kernel that facilitate multiprocessing. We look at some of the issues of having multiple processors sharing main memory and I/O devices. Then we look in detail at the data structures and interfaces that provide for consistent access to these resources among multiple processors. This includes spinlocks and semaphores for controlling exclusive access to resources and also load-balancing between processors. Chapter 13 Kernel Services Chapter 13 investigates the mechanisms in the kernel for supporting communication between processes: semaphores, message queues, shared memory, and signals. The kernel structures that support these features and the kernel tunables that control them are explained. We look at the user interfaces to these facilities and examine the kernel callout system, which allows a process to request a future signal from the kernel. Chapter 14 Signals Signals were traditionally sent from one process to another and usually meant that a process needed to terminate. With the advent of threads, the entire signal system has become more complex. Chapter 14 discusses both traditional and new uses and methods for signals. We will discuss in turn the following HP-UX kernel supported signaling schemes; System-V, Berkeley, and POSIX. Chapter 15 System Initialization HP-UX runs on many different platform designs, using a variety of boot sequences. Chapter 15 explains what takes place once the specific boot criteria has been satisfied and the kernel is off and running. This sequence of events is broken down into the real main, virtual main, and I/O initialization steps. Chapter 16 Tools Overview Chapter 16 explains the practical use of two important tools, adb and q4.

Building Enterprise Information Architectures

Reengineering Information Systems

Author: Melissa A. Cook

Publisher: Pearson P T R

ISBN: 9780134402567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 8236

In this book, noted expert Melissa A. Cook shows you how to put business management back in charge of processes and information, using easy-to-understand principles that have worked since antiquity. Whether you are an executive manager or a technical professional, you can use these principles to integrate the enterprise with information systems that are more flexible, less complex, less expensive, and fully supportive of your business process reengineering efforts. Building Enterprise Information Architecture is, in short, field guide for taking control of information technology and making it serve your bidding - instead of the other way round.

A beginner's guide to SCPI

Author: Barry Eppler

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 119

View: 1362

Software Measurement

A Visualization Toolkit for Project Control and Process Improvement

Author: Dick B. Simmons

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780138406950

Category: Computers

Page: 442

View: 7167

The best way for software project managers to improve their processes is to visualize them. This book presents a methodology and software that accomplish just that. The CD-ROM contains new PAMPA (Project Attribute Monitoring & Prediction Association) software for Windows 95 and Windows NT.