Maybe I’m overly sheltered, but this story of HP’s chair, Patricia Dunn, and her alleged role in an investigation into HP’s own board’s “leaking” is astonishing. Read the letter from ex-HP director Tom Perkins (who resigned over the issue) to the HP board, as well as the attached document describing how someone in HP’s employ hacked Perkins’ residential phone line.
Perkins walked out of a board meeting last May when Dunn announced what she had done, but that didn’t embolden his fellow directors to call Ms. Dunn on her complicity in the investigation. It’s time HP shareholders did what HP’s board lacked the balls to do: Call for Ms. Dunn’s resignation.
The only remaining question(s): What did ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina know, and when did she know it? It seems clear she was increasingly irritated at her board, and created a culture where investigating one’s own board wasn’t beyond the pale.