You'd think Leo Apotheker, HP's newest CEO, would want to save a bit of thunder for his March 14th event
. Instead, the man continues to unleash stentorian quotes
with unabashed candor like today's claim that "HP has lost its soul." He's also making bold proclamations about every HP PC being able to run WebOS
and MIcrosoft Windows as an integrated experience
in 2012 -- a move the company hopes will create a "massive platform" to attract those all important developers. Apotheker's strategy will reverse Mark Hurd's
cost-cutting emphasis with a renewed focus on product quality and innovation -- the latter achieved by breaking down inter-company barriers that currently separate product groups and by boosting the R&D budget already pegged at $2.96 billion last year (a pittance by some measurements
). Click the source link below to read the Businessweek
article in full if you're interested in Leo's issue with being the smartest person in the room and his attempts at Californication. Cool? Awesome.