Books, sites, and articles for alumni,
friends, and researchers on the history of HP and many predecessor companies.
HP Way "A
uniquely dedicated culture that became a fierce competitive weapon,
delivering 40 consecutive years of profitable growth."
On Nov 1, 2015, the legal name of the Hewlett-Packard Company was changed to HP Inc.
and a new, completely separate company -- Hewlett Packard
Enterprise (no hyphen; green-rectangle logo) -- was
spun out. Portions of HPE were later spun out into DXC and Micro
Focus, which have spun out other companies:
Labs is part of HP Inc;
Breakup Timeline shows each event as HP spawned Agilent, Philips
Healthcare, Lumileds, Keysight,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPInc, DXC Technology, Micro Focus, and
others. Each is a completely separate company.
HP history --
HP people talk frankly about what went right -- and what
-- as this continuous startup grew rapidly for decades.
to the HP Way" Dick Hackborn, 1999.
Books on HP (Two
dozen HP-related business books -- with Amazon links.)
Layoffs at HP
Books and links for predecessor companies:
HPAA's HP history directories:
websites (Overall company history sites, including the official HPInc/HPE archive.)
HP historical publications
(As-it-happened coverage of HP culture, products, and
lines (Articles and websites.)
Acquisitions and divestitures
-- plus 30 divestitures and spinoffs.)
Facebook groups: Reconnect, celebrate the good times, and appreciate those who have
passed. There are social groups on Facebook for HP, Boise,
Colorado, Corvallis, Cupertino, Medical Group, Response Center,
Roseville, Santa Rosa, Southern California, UK, EDS, DEC, Tandem, Compaq, and HP technology.
Private, independent online forums operated and moderated by people from each community.
Directory of leading HP-related Facebook groups:
Stock Certificates "The engraving is not one of Dave and Bill
setting out to conquer the world. New York Stock Exchange rules call
for two human likenesses on every stock certificate. The idea is
that such artwork is difficult to forge. The artwork was selected
from designs approved by the NYSE." --Measure magazine, March/April