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October 11, 2013

The State of HP, As Told by Meg Whitman

CIO — HP CEO Meg Whitman provided a financial update this week during the firm's securities analyst meeting. It's a pleasure to see someone like Whitman speak; she prepares properly, articulates her points clearly and has been trained to pace a talk.

Often the folks giving financial statements seem ill-prepared. One, they don't rehearse enough. Two, edits are being made right up to show time. These are bad practices that distract significantly from the presentation and from the appearance of capability for both the CEO and the firm.

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http://www.cio.com/article/741294/The_State_of_HP_As_Told_by_Meg_Whitman