Ready Fire Aim
by Paul C. Ely
The man who turned a dying division into multi-billion-dollar
business talks very frankly about what he did right, what he did
wrong -- and how drastic changes in HP's culture caused him to
leave in 1985.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 2014)
Apparently So: A collection of short humor and other
by David L. Price
Some of the pieces are from his famous internal columns during a
time of great turmoil at HP. Plus vignettes about working with
Lew Platt and Carly Fiorina.
David Price Communications (January 2013) ISBN-10:
Build An Industry Hot Rod: The Nuts and Bolts of Leaving
Competitors in the Dust by Marvin L. Patterson
Many references to HP, based on the author's '73
- '93 HP R&D management experience.
Dileab Publishing (October 2008) ISBN-10:
Leading Product Innovation: Accelerating Growth in a
Product-Based Business by Marvin L. Patterson and John
The traditional practice of delegating full responsibility for
product innovation to the engineering department is worse than
outdated -- it is downright reckless.
Wiley (October 1999) ISBN-10:
Accelerating Innovation: Improving the Process of Product
Development by Marvin L. Patterson and Sam Lightman
How concepts from the manufacturing domain -- such as Work In
Process and cycle time reduction -- can be applied in R&D.
Van Nostrand Reinhold (November 1992) ISBN-10:
The Soul in the Computer: The Story of a Corporate
Revolutionary by Barbara Waugh
A 60's radical attempts to transform the HP culture.
Inner Ocean Paperback (October 2001) ISBN-10:
Inner Ocean Hardcover (October 2001) ASIN:
How It All Began: Hewlett-Packard's Loveland Facility
by Kenneth Jessen
Jessen is author of many books and articles on Colorado history.
J V Publications Paperback (July 2001) ISBN-10:
J V Publications Hardcover (1999) ASIN:
How It All Began... Again! The First 40 Years of
Hewlett-Packard in Colorado Springs
Les Bailey, Mary Lou Bailey, Joetta Hoewisch, and Larry
It was a different kind of a work world, a place where, for the
most part, our bosses were not our bosses, they were our
friends. A place where we worked hard and played hard, a place
where we liked going to work in the morning, a place that shared
with us the rewards of our labors... and a place where layoffs
were avoided at all costs.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 2015)
The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders by Michael
Dick Hackborn is the thinly-disguised example.
Bantam Paperback (January 1978) ISBN-10:
Simon & Schuster Hardcover (January 1977) ISBN-10:
The Selected Papers of Bernard Oliver
Barney Oliver was HP's director of research and development for
thirty years and an HP board member. The book includes papers on
physics and math, electronic engineering, social issues, and
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (1997) ASIN:
Carly Fiorina and the Compaq merger
Backfire: Carly Fiorina's High-Stakes Battle for the Soul of
by Peter Burrows
"Fiorina won by a whisker, after the most expensive proxy fight
in history and a dramatic lawsuit that accused the company of
illegally fixing the vote."
Wiley Hardcover (February 2003) ISBN-10:
Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of
by George Anders
Transformation into one of America's most powerful female CEOs.
Efforts of the second generation of Hewletts and Packards to
remain loyal to the company's original vision.
Portfolio Hardcover (January 2003) ISBN-10:
Portfolio Paperback (January 2004) ISBN-10:
Tough Choices: A Memoir
by Carly Fiorina
Written before running for Senator from California. Covers
business experience at AT&T, Lucent, and HP.
Portfolio Hardcover (October 2006) ISBN-10:
Portfolio Paperback (September 2007) ISBN-10:
The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal, and Ethical Collapse at
by Anthony Bianco
"Authoritative account by the former BusinessWeek writer Anthony
PublicAffairs (May 2010) ISBN-10:
Author's comments two years later:
The Fixer. Secrets for saving your reputation in the age of
viral media. by Michael Sitrick
Two chapters on
"Exonerating Pattie" by a leading crisis manager.
Regnery (January 8, 2018) ISBN-10:
Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins
by Tom Perkins
Perkins resigned from HP four times
twice as an employee and twice as a director.
Gotham Hardcover (November 2007) ISBN-10:
Gotham Paperback (October 2008) ISBN-10:
The Power of Many: Values for Success in Business and in
by Meg Whitman and Joan O'C Hamilton
Written before running for Governor of California. Covers
business experience at eBay and previous companies.
Crown Hardcover (January 2010) ISBN-10:
Three Rivers Paperback (September 2010) ISBN-10:
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