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CA-Sen: Carly Fiorina A Brief Interview By Flap

Yes, I am late getting this interview processed and posted from the Conejo Valley Republican Women luncheon on January 15, 2010. But, I have posted the unedited audio on You Tube and it is embedded below.

California U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is interviewed by Gregory Flap Cole on January 15, 2010

Prior to Carly Fiorina’s arrival, there were a few signing carrying protesters. They did not identify themselves, were sporting a video camera taking video of me taking photos and apparently were not too fond of any of the Republican candidates for office who were going to address the luncheon.

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This photo was one of the basis for a question I asked former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina above

My entire photo set from the luncheon is here.

My initial post of the Conejo Valley Republican Women luncheon is found here.

Fiorina said she would run on the facts of her tenure at Hewlett Packard. While there has been much praise and criticism of her tenure at now the largest computer manufacturer, there is without a doubt that today Hewlett-Packard is a thriving company. Fiorina is anything but a “FAILED” businesswoman.

Let’s look at some of the facts:


Carly became CEO of Hewlett-Packard in July 1999 at the age of 44. Documents obtained from HP and the SEC for the fiscal years 1998 through 2005 show that the year before she became HP’s CEO, the computer giant’s net revenue was $39.3 billion. When she left the company in February 2005, HP’s net revenues had more than doubled to $86.7 billion and continued in the years that followed.

 

Fiscal Year

Net Revenue (in millions)

2008

118,364

2007

104,286

2006

91,658

2005

86,696

2004

79,905

2003

73,061

2002

56,588

2001

45,226

2000

48,870

1999

42,371

1998

39,330

HP’s net earnings during Carly’s time at HP tell a slightly different story. Profits increased the first few years, took a hit during the technology crash and Compaq merger, and have come roaring back in the years that followed.

Fiscal Year

Net Earnings (in millions)

2008

8,329

2007

7,264

2006

6,198

2005

2,398

2004

3,497

2003

2,539

2002

-903

2001

680

2000

3,561

1999

3,104

1998

2,678

I will have more throughout the coming months about Fiorina’s business tenure at Hewlett-Packard and will debunk many of the myths cast about by her political opponents on the right and left.

Stay tuned……..


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One thought on “CA-Sen: Carly Fiorina A Brief Interview By Flap

  1. Interesting topic. lots of controversy about her as a leader, character, and ego. with the resurgence of HP, kind of hard to dismiss her leadership. but, controversial nonetheless.

    mattb.
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