Isn’t it ironic? When Leo Apotheker was brought into HP, he thought of himself as superior, reports Fortune.He was arrogant and paranoid, nodding off during meetings with HP’s senior executive team, laughing at his own insults of California wines, and fearful that HP executives were undermining him, the story says.
So, he brought in a bunch of SAP executives who treated Apotheker with an insane-level of reverence.
One of them, Marty Homlish, often addressed Apotheker as “my lord,” the article says. It was sort of a joke, but it backfired, hurting Apotheker’s reputation among employees.
Apotheker is gone but Homlish has survived and is doing well under the new reign of Meg Whitman. Homlish retained his role as chief marketing officer when HP reorganized in March, and all marketing efforts across the business units are being consolidated under him.
Who’s lording it over employees now?
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