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HP History

For HP's financial, stock, and employment history – covering HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Agilent, Keysight, DXC Technology, Micro Focus, and others – go to our Companies Menu.

Cultural history.

Books, sites, and articles for alumni, friends, and researchers on HP and many predecessor companies. (HP stock certificate, 1973)

HP Way "A uniquely dedicated culture that became a fierce competitive weapon, delivering 40 consecutive years of profitable growth."

Timeless business lessons from HP history – HP people talk frankly about what went right – and what went wrong – as this continuous startup grew rapidly for decades.

"Getting back to the HP Way" Retired HP executive and influential board member Dick Hackborn, 1999.

Books on HP  (Two dozen HP-related business books – with descriptions and Amazon links.)  

Books and links for predecessor companies: Compaq   EDS  Tandem

HP breakup into HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, Micro Focus: HP Breakup

History of Layoffs at HP

Company Culture (Selected articles.)

Founders (Selected articles.)

HP history websites (Overall company history sites, including the official HPInc/HPE archive.)

HP historical publications (As-it-happened coverage of HP culture, products, and businesses.)

Specific product lines (Articles and websites.)

Acquisitions and divestitures (Articles.)   Directory (165 acquisitions – plus 30 divestitures and spinoffs.)

Question? Email: info@hpalumni.org

Reconnect, celebrate the good times, and appreciate those who have passed. There are many HP-related social groups on Facebook, including: HP, Agilent, Apollo, Avondale, Boise, Colorado, Compaq, Corvallis, Cupertino, DEC, EDS, Keysight, Medical, Response Center, Roseville, Santa Rosa, Southern California, Tandem, UK... Private, independent online forums operated and moderated by people from each community. Leading HP-related Facebook groups: https://www.hpalumni.org/facebook

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 1983

Packard listening intently at a coffee break – 1965

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